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2008-11-17

Business

Citigroup cutting more jobs

Citigroup is to slash its worldwide workforce by 52,000, reducing the number of employees to 300,000. Mostly those job losses would come from the

Citigroup is to slash its worldwide workforce by 52,000, reducing the number of employees to 300,000. Mostly those job losses would come from the

Business

Opel could get government loan guarantees

Opel has been trying to cover itself in case its US parent company General Motors goes bust. GM’s German subsidiary wants government loan guarantees

Opel has been trying to cover itself in case its US parent company General Motors goes bust. GM’s German subsidiary wants government loan guarantees

Business

Stocks fall on disappointment over G20 meeting

Europe’s stock markets were again awash with red ink on Monday. Investors were disappointed that world leaders meeting over the weekend did not come

Europe’s stock markets were again awash with red ink on Monday. Investors were disappointed that world leaders meeting over the weekend did not come

Business

Japan latest economy in recession

Japan’s economy has slid into a recession for the first time since 2001. Japanese companies have sharply cut back on spending amid the unfolding

Japan’s economy has slid into a recession for the first time since 2001. Japanese companies have sharply cut back on spending amid the unfolding

Europe

Rotten fish symbolises policy disgust

Ecologist group Greenpeace has delivered a strong message to the French Agriculture and Fisheries ministry: ‘Your management stinks.’ The medium of

Ecologist group Greenpeace has delivered a strong message to the French Agriculture and Fisheries ministry: ‘Your management stinks.’ The medium of

Europe

EU, China product safety agreement

The EU and China have signed a deal to improve consumer safety, with China agreeing to inform the European Union about what it is doing to track down

The EU and China have signed a deal to improve consumer safety, with China agreeing to inform the European Union about what it is doing to track down

Europe

What's future for EU enlargement

European Union enlargement: Croatia could become the 28th EU member state, according to the latest European Commission report. Seven other countries

European Union enlargement: Croatia could become the 28th EU member state, according to the latest European Commission report. Seven other countries

Europe

Eurobarometer's 35th anniversary

Public opinion grew to be seen as essential with the first European Community enlargement in 1973. That is when Eurobaromèter came in. How has it

Public opinion grew to be seen as essential with the first European Community enlargement in 1973. That is when Eurobaromèter came in. How has it

News

Air chaos in France and Italy

Air travel remained disrupted in France today, on the fourth and final day of a pilots’ strike over changes to the retirement age. Passengers were

Air travel remained disrupted in France today, on the fourth and final day of a pilots’ strike over changes to the retirement age. Passengers were

News

'Non-virgin' divorcees still married

A bizarre divorce in France, agreed on the basis that the husband said his wife lied about her virginity, has itself been annulled. The original

A bizarre divorce in France, agreed on the basis that the husband said his wife lied about her virginity, has itself been annulled. The original

News

Secrecy lifted in Politkovskaya trial

A Russian judge has rejected a prosecution request to bar the public from a trial linked to the murder of prominant journalist Anna Politkovskaya.

A Russian judge has rejected a prosecution request to bar the public from a trial linked to the murder of prominant journalist Anna Politkovskaya.

News

Spain and France hail ETA arrest

Both Spain and France have hailed the arrest of the suspected military leader of the Basque separatist group ETA in southern France. Garikoitz

Both Spain and France have hailed the arrest of the suspected military leader of the Basque separatist group ETA in southern France. Garikoitz

Culture

Lights, camera, action for Marrakech movie gala

The eighth edition of the International Film Festival in Marrakech is now underway, with Sigourney Weaver among the guests of honour.

The eighth edition of the International Film Festival in Marrakech is now underway, with Sigourney Weaver among the guests of honour.

Science_technology

Solar experiment in the land of the rising sun

Dark solar panels are present on the roofs of just about all the homes in Pal Town in Japan. Dubbed Solar City, it is at the heart of an experiment

Dark solar panels are present on the roofs of just about all the homes in Pal Town in Japan. Dubbed Solar City, it is at the heart of an experiment

Culture

Piecing together the real Babylon

Separating the myths from the reality in the ancient and infamous city of Babylon is the task the British Museum has taken on in its latest

Separating the myths from the reality in the ancient and infamous city of Babylon is the task the British Museum has taken on in its latest

News

Iraq and US sign troop pullout pact

Iraq and the United States have formally signed the agreement which will see American forces heading home within three years. Foreign Minister

Iraq and the United States have formally signed the agreement which will see American forces heading home within three years. Foreign Minister

News

The suspected military chief of ETA has been arrested

Spain’s most notorious paramilitary leader, who was arrested in Northern Ireland on Monday, has been released on bail. He had turned himself in to a

Spain’s most notorious paramilitary leader, who was arrested in Northern Ireland on Monday, has been released on bail. He had turned himself in to a

News

Iraq and US sign pact on troops

The signing of a long-awaited agreement between the US and Iraq has taken place in Baghdad. Iraq’s foreign minister and the American ambassador to

The signing of a long-awaited agreement between the US and Iraq has taken place in Baghdad. Iraq’s foreign minister and the American ambassador to

News

Voting underway in volatile Indian Kashmir

Voting is underway in Indian Kashmir amid tight security. The elections come after some of the worst protests against Indian rule in the country’s

Voting is underway in Indian Kashmir amid tight security. The elections come after some of the worst protests against Indian rule in the country’s

News

Politkovskaya murder trial opens in Moscow

The trial has opened in Moscow of four men charged with involvement in the murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya. The court ruled this

The trial has opened in Moscow of four men charged with involvement in the murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya. The court ruled this

News

Japan falls into recession

Japan has now joined Hong Kong and Singapore in falling into the recession club. It is the first time in seven years that Japan has slipped into

Japan has now joined Hong Kong and Singapore in falling into the recession club. It is the first time in seven years that Japan has slipped into

Europe

EU and the crisis

It is a case of a united front for Europe in Washington, at the first summit aimed at reforming the global financial system. But the economic crisis

It is a case of a united front for Europe in Washington, at the first summit aimed at reforming the global financial system. But the economic crisis

News

Suspected ETA chief arrested in France

The suspected military chief of the armed Basque seperatist group ETA has been arrested in southern France. Garikoitz Aspiazu, also known as

The suspected military chief of the armed Basque seperatist group ETA has been arrested in southern France. Garikoitz Aspiazu, also known as

News

Wild fires still devastating southern California

In California, wildfires have obliterated mobile homes and multi-million dollar mansions alike. State Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has declared a

In California, wildfires have obliterated mobile homes and multi-million dollar mansions alike. State Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has declared a