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2008-11-12

Business

UK jobless total hits ten year high

Unemployment in the UK rose to its highest level in more than a decade in the three months up to September as the British economy tips into

Unemployment in the UK rose to its highest level in more than a decade in the three months up to September as the British economy tips into

Europe

Huge fines for companies price fixing glass used in cars

The European Commission has fined four companies Asahi, Pilkington, Saint-Gobain and Soliver more than 1.3 billion euros for fixing the price of

The European Commission has fined four companies Asahi, Pilkington, Saint-Gobain and Soliver more than 1.3 billion euros for fixing the price of

Business

European markets in the red again

Wednesday was another grim day for European shares which ended down just over three percent after choppy trading. Banks’s slumped, along with

Wednesday was another grim day for European shares which ended down just over three percent after choppy trading. Banks’s slumped, along with

Europe

Simplify and modernise is the message for future EU budgets

Europe’s Budget Commissioner wants to simplify and modernise the bloc’s spending. The global financial crisis has exposed the inability of the EU’s

Europe’s Budget Commissioner wants to simplify and modernise the bloc’s spending. The global financial crisis has exposed the inability of the EU’s

Business

US financial rescue plan revised

US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson says the US government is not going to go ahead with its plan to buy up devalued mortgage assets from the

US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson says the US government is not going to go ahead with its plan to buy up devalued mortgage assets from the

Business

WTO examines credit crunch effects

The World Trade Organisation is trying to find out exactly how bad an effect the credit crunch is having on international trade. Nearly 90 percent

The World Trade Organisation is trying to find out exactly how bad an effect the credit crunch is having on international trade. Nearly 90 percent

Europe

Credit rating agencies squeezed by EU legislation

Credit rating agencies are to come under close EU scrutiny as the commission announces the creation of a legally binding central register and

Credit rating agencies are to come under close EU scrutiny as the commission announces the creation of a legally binding central register and

Business

Germany told to spend more to avoid deeper recession

The German government has been told it should increase public investment spending to bolster Europe’s largest economy as it faces a recession. That

The German government has been told it should increase public investment spending to bolster Europe’s largest economy as it faces a recession. That

News

US and Russia in nuclear pact talks

The US and Russia will hold talks in Geneva over the next week to try to find a replacement for the 1991 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, which is

The US and Russia will hold talks in Geneva over the next week to try to find a replacement for the 1991 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, which is

News

Secularist becomes Jerusalem's Mayor

Jerusalem has chosen Israeli businessman and secular politician Nir Barkat as its new mayor. Seen as a battle between the city’s secular and

Jerusalem has chosen Israeli businessman and secular politician Nir Barkat as its new mayor. Seen as a battle between the city’s secular and

News

Russia buries victims of nuke submarine disaster

Mourners paid homage to the victims killed in the Nerpa nuclear submarine disaster. Thousands of people from the far eastern Russian city of

Mourners paid homage to the victims killed in the Nerpa nuclear submarine disaster. Thousands of people from the far eastern Russian city of

News

Two-term limit on Algerian presidents lifted

It is a measure the Algerian opposition claims is aimed at letting the country’s president stay in office for life. The upper and lower houses of

It is a measure the Algerian opposition claims is aimed at letting the country’s president stay in office for life. The upper and lower houses of

News

Brawl in Ukraine parliament as election is scrapped

Ukraine’s political tensions have erupted into a parliamentary punch-up. It came as members prepared to vote on the dismissal of the speaker, a

Ukraine’s political tensions have erupted into a parliamentary punch-up. It came as members prepared to vote on the dismissal of the speaker, a

News

US and Russia in nuclear pact talks

The US and Russia will hold talks in Geneva over the next week to try to find a replacement for the 1991 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, which is

The US and Russia will hold talks in Geneva over the next week to try to find a replacement for the 1991 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, which is

News

A third term for Algeria's Bouteflika?

After nine years in power, Abdelaziz Bouteflika is widely credited with restoring some stability to Algeria after the bloodshed of the 1990s and of

After nine years in power, Abdelaziz Bouteflika is widely credited with restoring some stability to Algeria after the bloodshed of the 1990s and of

News

Rebels slam Sudanese leader's Darfur ceasefire

A unilateral ceasefire has been declared in Darfur by the Sudanese President, just months after the International Criminal Court said he could be

A unilateral ceasefire has been declared in Darfur by the Sudanese President, just months after the International Criminal Court said he could be

Culture

Tributes pour in for Mama Africa

Known as Mama Africa, Miriam Makeba was one of South Africa’s most politically committed and iconic singers who became an international symbol of the

Known as Mama Africa, Miriam Makeba was one of South Africa’s most politically committed and iconic singers who became an international symbol of the

Culture

Alan Ball's Towelhead opens in Europe

After HBO’s Six Feet Under, Alan Ball returns to the big screen with Towelhead. By turns shocking, sad and darkly funny, it follows 13-year-old

After HBO’s Six Feet Under, Alan Ball returns to the big screen with Towelhead. By turns shocking, sad and darkly funny, it follows 13-year-old

Science_technology

Ride Zero G; the rollercoaster in the sky

With Europe’s space ambitions facing a budget squeeze due to the weak economy, the industry plans to combine science and adventure in special zero

With Europe’s space ambitions facing a budget squeeze due to the weak economy, the industry plans to combine science and adventure in special zero

News

Hardship mounts for Congolese caught in fighting

While the UN considers whether to send more troops to the Democratic Republic of Congo’s war zone, life is getting ever harder for people there

While the UN considers whether to send more troops to the Democratic Republic of Congo’s war zone, life is getting ever harder for people there

News

Alitalia must pay back loan

The EU has given the go ahead for the takeover of Alitalia, but the airline must pay back a 300 million euro loan first. The European commission

The EU has given the go ahead for the takeover of Alitalia, but the airline must pay back a 300 million euro loan first. The European commission

News

Limits lifted on Algerian presidential terms

A controversial move to lift the limits on presidential terms in Algeria has been approved by the country’s parliament.   Opposition politicians

A controversial move to lift the limits on presidential terms in Algeria has been approved by the country’s parliament.   Opposition politicians

News

Ex-Taiwanese president detained

The former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian has been formally arrested after 11 hours of questioning by corruption investigators. Supporters

The former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian has been formally arrested after 11 hours of questioning by corruption investigators. Supporters

News

Secularist politician becomes Jerusalem's new mayor

Israeli businessman and politician Nir Barkat has won Israel’s mayoral election, defeating ultra orthodox rabbi Meir Porush. In an election, which

Israeli businessman and politician Nir Barkat has won Israel’s mayoral election, defeating ultra orthodox rabbi Meir Porush. In an election, which

News

McCain defends Palin in TV appearance

Defeated US presidential candidate John McCain has given his first post-election TV interview. The 72-year-old seemed in good humour when he

Defeated US presidential candidate John McCain has given his first post-election TV interview. The 72-year-old seemed in good humour when he

News

Russia pays tribute to submarine dead

Russia buries its dead — as thousands of mourners pay homage to the victims killed in the nuclear submarine Nerpa. Nearly 3000 people from the far

Russia buries its dead — as thousands of mourners pay homage to the victims killed in the nuclear submarine Nerpa. Nearly 3000 people from the far

News

Russia softens stance on Kaliningrad missile base

Russia’s foreign minister has said his country will abandon plans to station missiles on the Polish border if the US, in turn, scraps its idea to

Russia’s foreign minister has said his country will abandon plans to station missiles on the Polish border if the US, in turn, scraps its idea to

News

Bush and Obama mark US Veterans Day

George W. Bush commemorated his last Veterans Day as US President on the former aircraft carrier USS Intrepid in New York City. The vessel was

George W. Bush commemorated his last Veterans Day as US President on the former aircraft carrier USS Intrepid in New York City. The vessel was

News

US unveils rescue plan for struggling homeowners

In what could be a lifeline for hundreds of thousands of hard-pressed homeowners, authorities in the United States have unveiled a plan to ease some

In what could be a lifeline for hundreds of thousands of hard-pressed homeowners, authorities in the United States have unveiled a plan to ease some