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2008-11-14

Business

Royal Bank of Scotland axes 3,000 jobs

The wave of expected job losses has hit the troubled banking trade as the Royal Bank of Scotland axes 3,000 jobs. The doomed positions represent 15

The wave of expected job losses has hit the troubled banking trade as the Royal Bank of Scotland axes 3,000 jobs. The doomed positions represent 15

Business

Central banks promise help as banking blunders bite

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has stressed that central banks around the world are prepared to do more to ease severe credit market strains

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has stressed that central banks around the world are prepared to do more to ease severe credit market strains

Europe

Fishermen face new EU penalties if caught

A penalty point system resembling those applied to driving offences is being proposed by Europe’s fisheries chief. Licensed fishermen who

A penalty point system resembling those applied to driving offences is being proposed by Europe’s fisheries chief. Licensed fishermen who

Business

Opel needs help as car sales skid across Europe

General Motors Opel operation has asked the German federal and state governments for guarantees to help it get through a difficult time for the

General Motors Opel operation has asked the German federal and state governments for guarantees to help it get through a difficult time for the

Business

Euro stocks up as oil prices slip

European stocks closed slightly up on the heels of sharp rises in the United States on Thursday. However, the benchmark is down around 5 percent this

European stocks closed slightly up on the heels of sharp rises in the United States on Thursday. However, the benchmark is down around 5 percent this

News

Air travellers stranded in France

It is a terrible time to be taking a flight in France. Pilots have gone on strike for four days in a protest against the raising of their

It is a terrible time to be taking a flight in France. Pilots have gone on strike for four days in a protest against the raising of their

News

Constitutional change may herald Putin return

Russia has taken the first step towards what could be the return of former leader Vladimir Putin as president. The lower house of parliament, the

Russia has taken the first step towards what could be the return of former leader Vladimir Putin as president. The lower house of parliament, the

News

DRC refugees protest against violence

Aid workers in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo are to move tens of thousands of refugees to prevent them from being caught up in

Aid workers in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo are to move tens of thousands of refugees to prevent them from being caught up in

News

60 candles for Prince Charles

The heir to the throne of Britain kicked off his birthday on Friday with a visit to a project from his charity, the Prince’s Trust. Set up by the

The heir to the throne of Britain kicked off his birthday on Friday with a visit to a project from his charity, the Prince’s Trust. Set up by the

News

Euro zone sinks into recession as figures show a shrinking economy

The euro zone has fallen into recession for the fîrst time ever after third quarter figures showed that the economy had shrunk by 0.2 percent. This

The euro zone has fallen into recession for the fîrst time ever after third quarter figures showed that the economy had shrunk by 0.2 percent. This

News

Royal favourite for French socialist crown

France’s so-called “war of the roses” is underway with the fight for the post of Socialist Party leader entering its final phase. In a few days’

France’s so-called “war of the roses” is underway with the fight for the post of Socialist Party leader entering its final phase. In a few days’

News

Leaders start to arrive for crisis G20 summit

World leaders have begun arriving in Washington for a crisis meeting of the G20 group of industrialised and emerging nations. The heads of

World leaders have begun arriving in Washington for a crisis meeting of the G20 group of industrialised and emerging nations. The heads of

News

Gaza aid threatened by Israel border closure

Vital aid supplies to the Gaza Strip have been halted after a series of rocket attacks over the border into Israel. All frontier crossings were

Vital aid supplies to the Gaza Strip have been halted after a series of rocket attacks over the border into Israel. All frontier crossings were

Culture

The Killers: Live in Berlin

Las Vegas-based group The Killers took the audience by storm in Berlin, playing songs from their third and latest studio album, Day And Age.

Las Vegas-based group The Killers took the audience by storm in Berlin, playing songs from their third and latest studio album, Day And Age.

News

Schevardnadze: "Russia has set a very dangerous precedent for itself."

It is five years since Edouard Schevardnadze resigned as President of Georgia. This former Soviet Foreign Minister during the days of Perestroika is

It is five years since Edouard Schevardnadze resigned as President of Georgia. This former Soviet Foreign Minister during the days of Perestroika is

News

Russia delays missile deployment aimed at EU

The European Union and Russia’s leaders have wrapped up their one day summit in Nice, France, aiming to soften the prospect of a politically icy

The European Union and Russia’s leaders have wrapped up their one day summit in Nice, France, aiming to soften the prospect of a politically icy

News

Italian students step up protest action

Italian students are stepping up their protests over controversial education reforms. Tens of thousands have again taken to the streets of Rome and

Italian students are stepping up their protests over controversial education reforms. Tens of thousands have again taken to the streets of Rome and

News

Gaza aid cut after rocket attacks

The shaky truce between Israel and Hamas is under increasing pressure, with tit-for-tat strikes by both sides. Hamas launched a series of rockets

The shaky truce between Israel and Hamas is under increasing pressure, with tit-for-tat strikes by both sides. Hamas launched a series of rockets

News

Pilots' strike causes travel chaos in France

Hundreds of flights in France have been cancelled because of a strike by pilots. The four day action began at midnight and affects Air France, as

Hundreds of flights in France have been cancelled because of a strike by pilots. The four day action began at midnight and affects Air France, as

News

Race for new French Socialist chief heats up

The race for the leadership of France’s Socialist party is heating up, with the movement’s annual congress opening today. Former Presidential

The race for the leadership of France’s Socialist party is heating up, with the movement’s annual congress opening today. Former Presidential

News

Russia supports extending president's term

Russian politicians have voted to strengthen the power of the president, by increasing his term from four years to six. The Duma, dominated by

Russian politicians have voted to strengthen the power of the president, by increasing his term from four years to six. The Duma, dominated by

News

Ahead of G20 summit, Bush defends the free market

As he prepares to welcome world leaders for talks on the financial crisis, George W. Bush has strongly defended the free market system. Speaking on

As he prepares to welcome world leaders for talks on the financial crisis, George W. Bush has strongly defended the free market system. Speaking on

News

Strike chaos for Air France passengers

Air France passengers worldwide face four days of major disruption as pilots strike over plans to raise their retirement age from 60 to 65. Air

Air France passengers worldwide face four days of major disruption as pilots strike over plans to raise their retirement age from 60 to 65. Air

News

Italian police officers jailed for Genoa violence

Thirteen Italian policemen have been sentenced to a total of 35 years in prison for their part in an attack on anti-globalisation protesters in 2001

Thirteen Italian policemen have been sentenced to a total of 35 years in prison for their part in an attack on anti-globalisation protesters in 2001

News

EU and Russia sit down to talk in Nice

The European Union’s relations with Russia will be under the spotlight in the south of France today as efforts are made to rekindle the relationship

The European Union’s relations with Russia will be under the spotlight in the south of France today as efforts are made to rekindle the relationship

News

Italy divided after court rules coma girl can die

The row over the fate of one 37-year-old woman is expected to rage in Italy long after her death. For the past 16 years, Eluana Englaro has lain

The row over the fate of one 37-year-old woman is expected to rage in Italy long after her death. For the past 16 years, Eluana Englaro has lain