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2008-11-13

News

Bush defends free market system

US President George W Bush has been vigorously defending the free market system in the face of recent market turmoil. Speaking on the eve of

US President George W Bush has been vigorously defending the free market system in the face of recent market turmoil. Speaking on the eve of

Business

Oil prices remain under pressure

Downward price pressure continues on crude oil. At one stage prices dropped to their lowest in 22 months. That after the International Energy

Downward price pressure continues on crude oil. At one stage prices dropped to their lowest in 22 months. That after the International Energy

Business

BT cuts jobs and addresses pension problems

BT says it is going to cut 10,000 jobs – six percent of its world wide workforce. That announcement came as the British telecommunications group

BT says it is going to cut 10,000 jobs – six percent of its world wide workforce. That announcement came as the British telecommunications group

Europe

EU formalising friendship with oil-rich Libya

Europe is leaving behind political differences it has had with Libya in the past. The EU has launched talks on closer political and economic ties

Europe is leaving behind political differences it has had with Libya in the past. The EU has launched talks on closer political and economic ties

Europe

Tighter rules against cross-border tax dodgers

Cross-border tax evasion has prompted European Union regulators to propose tightening the bloc’s tax rules. Banks and other institutions since 2005

Cross-border tax evasion has prompted European Union regulators to propose tightening the bloc’s tax rules. Banks and other institutions since 2005

Business

Recession fears continue to hit shares

Europe’s financial markets experienced a volatile day of trading on Thursday. Overall shares were down at the end of the session, at their lowest

Europe’s financial markets experienced a volatile day of trading on Thursday. Overall shares were down at the end of the session, at their lowest

News

Germany falls into recession

The worst financial crisis in 80 years has claimed another victim. Germany, Europe’s biggest economy, is the latest country in the region to

The worst financial crisis in 80 years has claimed another victim. Germany, Europe’s biggest economy, is the latest country in the region to

News

US slams Russian missile move

NATO chiefs have gathered in Estonia to discuss Ukraine’s progress towards joining the alliance. The current political instability in Ukraine has

NATO chiefs have gathered in Estonia to discuss Ukraine’s progress towards joining the alliance. The current political instability in Ukraine has

News

EU says diversifying energy suppliers is not anti-Russian

On the eve of an EU-Russia summit, Europe is insisting that a plan to diversify its energy suppliers is not a move against any country. The global

On the eve of an EU-Russia summit, Europe is insisting that a plan to diversify its energy suppliers is not a move against any country. The global

News

Italian court rules daughter can die

Italy’s top court has given the go ahead for a father to remove the feeding tube keeping his daughter alive. Eluana Englaro has been in a coma

Italy’s top court has given the go ahead for a father to remove the feeding tube keeping his daughter alive. Eluana Englaro has been in a coma

News

Rail privatisation protests in Paris

Thousands of rail workers from across Europe have joined forces in Paris to show their anger at EU plans to reform railway services on the continent

Thousands of rail workers from across Europe have joined forces in Paris to show their anger at EU plans to reform railway services on the continent

News

EU sheep farmers flock to Paris for income protest

Hundreds of sheep farmers gathered in Paris today to protest against falling incomes and to call for more support from the European

Hundreds of sheep farmers gathered in Paris today to protest against falling incomes and to call for more support from the European

News

Charges laid in Austria's Fritzl case

Charges have been formally laid against the Austrian man accused of holding his daughter in a cellar for 24 years and fathering her seven

Charges have been formally laid against the Austrian man accused of holding his daughter in a cellar for 24 years and fathering her seven

Culture

De Niro stars in Hollywood satire

Robert de Niro plays a middle-aged film producer in What Just Happened?, a satire about Hollywood movie-making, based on the memoirs of real-life

Robert de Niro plays a middle-aged film producer in What Just Happened?, a satire about Hollywood movie-making, based on the memoirs of real-life

Culture

Zagreb hosts Dzamonja retrospective

The Croatian sculptor and painter, Dusan Dzamonja, has selected 300 of his favourite pieces of work for a retrospective in Zagreb.

The Croatian sculptor and painter, Dusan Dzamonja, has selected 300 of his favourite pieces of work for a retrospective in Zagreb.

Science_technology

Space: opening new horizons

Space exploration – the big scientific missions, manned flights, technology which grows ever more complex – in short, a great adventure. But that’s

Space exploration – the big scientific missions, manned flights, technology which grows ever more complex – in short, a great adventure. But that’s

Europe

Tackling Europe's mental health problems

More than 11 percent of Europeans suffer from depression. Figures also show the number of people committing suicide exceeds the number of road

More than 11 percent of Europeans suffer from depression. Figures also show the number of people committing suicide exceeds the number of road

Europe

Financial crisis turns Hungary's golden prospects to lead

Massive international aid is being called on to save Hungary from bankruptcy. This is a shock for the European Union member considered one of eastern

Massive international aid is being called on to save Hungary from bankruptcy. This is a shock for the European Union member considered one of eastern

News

US and British troops killed in Afghanistan

Two British and one American soldier are among at least 23 people to have been killed in the latest spate of bomb attacks in Afghanistan. Most of

Two British and one American soldier are among at least 23 people to have been killed in the latest spate of bomb attacks in Afghanistan. Most of

News

Conned Colombians riot over 'pyramid' scams

There have been violent protests across Colombia after thousands of people lost savings in pyramid investment schemes. Curfews have been imposed

There have been violent protests across Colombia after thousands of people lost savings in pyramid investment schemes. Curfews have been imposed

News

Markets turmoil linked to US Treasury move

The latest wave of turmoil in world markets followed the US Treasury’s change of strategy on tackling the financial crisis. Treasury Secretary

The latest wave of turmoil in world markets followed the US Treasury’s change of strategy on tackling the financial crisis. Treasury Secretary

News

Germany joins recession club

Europe’s largest economy has joined the club of nations that have gone into recession. Germany’s economy contracted more than expected in the third

Europe’s largest economy has joined the club of nations that have gone into recession. Germany’s economy contracted more than expected in the third

News

Charges likely over Russian sub tragedy

A Russian sailor is facing charges over a submarine accident that claimed the lives of 20 people. Prosecutors say they have opened a criminal case

A Russian sailor is facing charges over a submarine accident that claimed the lives of 20 people. Prosecutors say they have opened a criminal case

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US and Russia trade diplomatic blows as missile row continues

The US says there has been no formal response from the Kremlin to fresh proposals aimed at easing Russia’s concerns over a proposed Europe-based

The US says there has been no formal response from the Kremlin to fresh proposals aimed at easing Russia’s concerns over a proposed Europe-based

News

Fists fly as Ukraine's parliament sacks speaker

Ukraine is no stranger to political turmoil. And extraordinary scenes in parliament suggest things could be going from bad to worse. Scuffles and

Ukraine is no stranger to political turmoil. And extraordinary scenes in parliament suggest things could be going from bad to worse. Scuffles and

News

Italy urges EU to speed up Turkey's application

Italy’s Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has urged the EU to accelerate Turkey’s membership bid and pledged to help Ankara gain accession. Turkey

Italy’s Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has urged the EU to accelerate Turkey’s membership bid and pledged to help Ankara gain accession. Turkey

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Anger as Algeria clears way for Bouteflika 3rd term

The opposition does not like it. Now all eyes are on Algeria’s people to see what they make of a move that has cleared the way for the country’s

The opposition does not like it. Now all eyes are on Algeria’s people to see what they make of a move that has cleared the way for the country’s