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2008-12-03

News

Zapatero condemns 'cowardly' ETA

The Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has condemned as ‘cowardly’ the murder of a Basque businessman by suspected ETA terrorists

The Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has condemned as ‘cowardly’ the murder of a Basque businessman by suspected ETA terrorists

Europe

Eastern Partnership woos former Russian sphere

Exerting soft power to strengthen European ties with Ukraine, Georgia and four other (former Soviet) republics. The EU’s “Eastern Partnership”

Exerting soft power to strengthen European ties with Ukraine, Georgia and four other (former Soviet) republics. The EU’s “Eastern Partnership”

Europe

Asylum acceptance rates' huge variation

Ports in southern Europe, the first point of landing for many asylum seekers… These places are struggling to cope with high numbers of people sent

Ports in southern Europe, the first point of landing for many asylum seekers… These places are struggling to cope with high numbers of people sent

Business

European markets up, oil less than 50 dollars a barrel

Oil recovered slightly in Wednesday’s trading, but is still below 50 dollars a barrel. However, analysts believe any further gains will be weak as

Oil recovered slightly in Wednesday’s trading, but is still below 50 dollars a barrel. However, analysts believe any further gains will be weak as

Business

Sarkozy helps ailing housing and motor sectors

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is to announce a package worth billions of euros to help prop up the ailing motor trade and housing sectors in a

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is to announce a package worth billions of euros to help prop up the ailing motor trade and housing sectors in a

Business

Retail sales down in euro zone

Retail sales in the euro zone fell much more than expected in October, highlighting consumer fears in the recession-hit bloc. Retail sales are a

Retail sales in the euro zone fell much more than expected in October, highlighting consumer fears in the recession-hit bloc. Retail sales are a

Business

Telecom Italia sheds thousands of jobs

Debt-riddled Telecom Italia, Europe’s fifth-largest telecoms provider, is to slash 4,000 jobs on top of the 5,000 already in the pipeline in a bid to

Debt-riddled Telecom Italia, Europe’s fifth-largest telecoms provider, is to slash 4,000 jobs on top of the 5,000 already in the pipeline in a bid to

Business

German technology giant hit hard by motor trade fall off

German chipmaker Infineon is warning of a significant drop in revenue as orders from the automotive industry dry up due to the downturn. Shares in

German chipmaker Infineon is warning of a significant drop in revenue as orders from the automotive industry dry up due to the downturn. Shares in

News

100 nations demand global cluster bomb ban

They call them ‘indiscriminate killers,’ and a ban on the use of cluster bombs has moved a step closer. The weapon has been used in war since 1943

They call them ‘indiscriminate killers,’ and a ban on the use of cluster bombs has moved a step closer. The weapon has been used in war since 1943

News

Bombs discovered at Mumbai station

Indian security services have discovered and defused a series of bombs at Mumbai’s main railway station, just days after terrorists killed around 180

Indian security services have discovered and defused a series of bombs at Mumbai’s main railway station, just days after terrorists killed around 180

News

Portuguese teachers protest over evaluation plans

Portuguese teachers have taken to the streets across the country to protest against a new teacher evaluation plan. Unions argue the project will

Portuguese teachers have taken to the streets across the country to protest against a new teacher evaluation plan. Unions argue the project will

News

Thai airports start to work again

For thousands of tourists, their Thailand nightmare is almost over. Bangkok’s international airport is slowly returning to normal, allowing some

For thousands of tourists, their Thailand nightmare is almost over. Bangkok’s international airport is slowly returning to normal, allowing some

News

Cholera deaths soar in Zimbabwe

The cholera epidemic sweeping Zimbabwe has claimed hundreds, perhaps thousands of lives. Officially, nearly 600 people have died, with more than

The cholera epidemic sweeping Zimbabwe has claimed hundreds, perhaps thousands of lives. Officially, nearly 600 people have died, with more than

Science_technology

The hands-free future for transport

There is a new breed of transport being developed to relieve the congestion which is choking Europe’s city-centres. Researchers are looking for

There is a new breed of transport being developed to relieve the congestion which is choking Europe’s city-centres. Researchers are looking for

Culture

Kidman and Jackman star in Outback epic

Australia, starring two of the country’s best known exports – Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman, is a two hour 40 minute epic set in the outback during

Australia, starring two of the country’s best known exports – Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman, is a two hour 40 minute epic set in the outback during

Culture

Giant screen brings art to streets of Moscow

Moscow’s new Garage Centre for Contemporary Art has changed the Russian capital’s skyline, for a few weeks at least.

Moscow’s new Garage Centre for Contemporary Art has changed the Russian capital’s skyline, for a few weeks at least.

News

Spanish businessman shot in Basque country

A Spanish businessman has been shot dead in a suspected attack by the armed Basque separatist group ETA. The victim was shot in the town of

A Spanish businessman has been shot dead in a suspected attack by the armed Basque separatist group ETA. The victim was shot in the town of

News

State opening of British parliament

The fight against crime, and measures to tackle the world economic crisis, made the headlines as Queen Elizabeth II attended the state opening of

The fight against crime, and measures to tackle the world economic crisis, made the headlines as Queen Elizabeth II attended the state opening of

News

Preparations for tourist evacuation in Thailand

The first flight has landed again at Thailand’s international airport in Bangkok, after a week long sit-in by anti-government protestors ended

The first flight has landed again at Thailand’s international airport in Bangkok, after a week long sit-in by anti-government protestors ended

News

US seeks to unite India and Pakistan after attacks

The latest pictures to emerge of the massacres in Mumbai have made clear the determination of the killers: police officers pinned behind pillars as a

The latest pictures to emerge of the massacres in Mumbai have made clear the determination of the killers: police officers pinned behind pillars as a

News

100 nations ban cluster bombs

The first steps have been taken to banning cluster bombs, a weapon which kills and maims sometimes years later. Representatives of 100 countries

The first steps have been taken to banning cluster bombs, a weapon which kills and maims sometimes years later. Representatives of 100 countries

News

Congress sets terms for auto industry bail-out

The stricken American auto industry’s drive for a government bail-out has moved up a gear, as some car makers claim they are close to collapse

The stricken American auto industry’s drive for a government bail-out has moved up a gear, as some car makers claim they are close to collapse