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2008-11-28

Business

Broadly flat Friday on the European stock

It was a broadly flat Friday on the European stock exchanges, with a falling oil price putting a lid on world wide rally in share prices. Crude

It was a broadly flat Friday on the European stock exchanges, with a falling oil price putting a lid on world wide rally in share prices. Crude

News

More Mumbai victims as hunt for gunmen goes on

As Indian special forces continue their cat-and-mouse hunt for the gunmen behind the Mumbai massacres, the body count is rising. More than 140

As Indian special forces continue their cat-and-mouse hunt for the gunmen behind the Mumbai massacres, the body count is rising. More than 140

Business

Eurozone inflation drop opens door to lower interest

The 15 countries which use the euro saw inflation tumble in November by the steepest rate in almost two decades, keeping up the pressure for further

The 15 countries which use the euro saw inflation tumble in November by the steepest rate in almost two decades, keeping up the pressure for further

Europe

Drug firms warned over generic exclusion

A bitter pill for consumers and governments… Europe’s competition authority says major pharmaceutical companies are keeping cheaper generic

A bitter pill for consumers and governments… Europe’s competition authority says major pharmaceutical companies are keeping cheaper generic

Business

US bargains on Black Friday

Across the United States, recession-hit shoppers have been flocking to recession-hit shops on the day which traditionally marks the beginning of the

Across the United States, recession-hit shoppers have been flocking to recession-hit shops on the day which traditionally marks the beginning of the

Europe

Cross-border missing children cooperation

Justice ministers discussing a proposed EU-wide missing child alert system have agreed on closer co-operation between national authorities. The

Justice ministers discussing a proposed EU-wide missing child alert system have agreed on closer co-operation between national authorities. The

Business

UK govt gets 60% of RBS as share offer bombs

The British government has had to take a 60 per cent stake in the Royal Bank of Scotland, after investors turned their backs on a share offer to

The British government has had to take a 60 per cent stake in the Royal Bank of Scotland, after investors turned their backs on a share offer to

News

Thai protests force police chief sacking

Speculation is growing in Thailand that the government is preparing to crackdown on protestors who have paralysed flights into and out of

Speculation is growing in Thailand that the government is preparing to crackdown on protestors who have paralysed flights into and out of

News

Cuba and Moscow's historical links

In 2000, Vladimir Putin met Fidel Castro in the context of a warming of US-Russian relations. Not long afterwards, he decided to close down a

In 2000, Vladimir Putin met Fidel Castro in the context of a warming of US-Russian relations. Not long afterwards, he decided to close down a

News

Jewish Centre dead include US rabbi

The suspicion that the Mumbai terrorists were deliberately attacking foreigners is underlined by the nature of their targets. Both the Oberoi and Taj

The suspicion that the Mumbai terrorists were deliberately attacking foreigners is underlined by the nature of their targets. Both the Oberoi and Taj

Culture

Sculptors ready to explore space

European artists with a passion for sculpture are on show at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Villeurbanne in France. Breaking away from the

European artists with a passion for sculpture are on show at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Villeurbanne in France. Breaking away from the

Culture

Atom Egoyan continues

Featured out of competition at the Gijon International Film Festival is the latest offering from Canadian-Armenian director Atom Egoyan. “Adoration”

Featured out of competition at the Gijon International Film Festival is the latest offering from Canadian-Armenian director Atom Egoyan. “Adoration”

News

Medvedev flexes Moscow's muscles on US' doorstep

It is a visit that won’t go unnoticed in the White House. Dmitry Medvedev is in Cuba reviving the Kremlin’s relations with its old Cold War ally

It is a visit that won’t go unnoticed in the White House. Dmitry Medvedev is in Cuba reviving the Kremlin’s relations with its old Cold War ally

News

Five crew still missing after Airbus crash

The search is still going on for the bodies of five crew members of an Air New Zealand plane which crashed into the Mediterranean yesterday. The

The search is still going on for the bodies of five crew members of an Air New Zealand plane which crashed into the Mediterranean yesterday. The

News

Mumbai hotel siege drags on

A major military operation is underway at one of Mumbai’s besieged hotels, as terrorists continue to defy Indian soldiers and police massed outside

A major military operation is underway at one of Mumbai’s besieged hotels, as terrorists continue to defy Indian soldiers and police massed outside

News

Mumbai hotel siege drags on

A major military operation is underway at one of Mumbai’s besieged hotels, as terrorists continue to defy Indian soldiers and police massed outside

A major military operation is underway at one of Mumbai’s besieged hotels, as terrorists continue to defy Indian soldiers and police massed outside

News

Thai police chief fired as airport sit-in continues

Thailand’s national police chief has been sacked by the Prime Minister, as the blockade of Bangkok’s international airport drags on. Earlier

Thailand’s national police chief has been sacked by the Prime Minister, as the blockade of Bangkok’s international airport drags on. Earlier

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Moscow flexes its muscles on America's doorstep

The Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has made a high-profile visit to Cuba, stepping up pressure on Washington at a time when US-Russia relations

The Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has made a high-profile visit to Cuba, stepping up pressure on Washington at a time when US-Russia relations

News

Romania faces neck-and-neck election

Hamstrung by political stalemate and buffeted by the world financial crisis, Romania votes this weekend in an election seen as too close to

Hamstrung by political stalemate and buffeted by the world financial crisis, Romania votes this weekend in an election seen as too close to

News

Survivors relive Mumbai hotel horror

Shattered by their experience, but overjoyed simply to be alive, the survivors of India’s hotel massacre emerged from the Oberoi. Clutching their

Shattered by their experience, but overjoyed simply to be alive, the survivors of India’s hotel massacre emerged from the Oberoi. Clutching their

Science_technology

GMES: Planet Earth's 'help from above'

Climate change, natural disasters, humanitarian crises – today’s challenges require quick access to information about what’s happening on the ground

Climate change, natural disasters, humanitarian crises – today’s challenges require quick access to information about what’s happening on the ground

Europe

The power to change

Today the European Union produces a sixth of its electricity using renewable energy sources like wind, solar and hydro power. But that proportion

Today the European Union produces a sixth of its electricity using renewable energy sources like wind, solar and hydro power. But that proportion

News

India wants to know who launched Mumbai attack

As the rescue operations continue to try to free hostages being held by suspected Islamists in Mumbai, authorities in India are trying to find out

As the rescue operations continue to try to free hostages being held by suspected Islamists in Mumbai, authorities in India are trying to find out

News

Airbus jet crashes

Two bodies have been recovered and a further five people are feared dead after an airbus aircraft crashed into the sea off France. The A320

Two bodies have been recovered and a further five people are feared dead after an airbus aircraft crashed into the sea off France. The A320

News

Most hostages released

Most hostages have reportedly been released from the luxury hotels in Mumbai where they were being held by suspected Islamist militants. So-called

Most hostages have reportedly been released from the luxury hotels in Mumbai where they were being held by suspected Islamist militants. So-called

News

Strengthening ties - Medvedev visits Cuba

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev continues his charm offensive across Latin America, arriving in Havana for talks with Cuban President Raul

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev continues his charm offensive across Latin America, arriving in Havana for talks with Cuban President Raul