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2008-12-08

Business

More European carmakers cut production

Faced with falling sales, Europe’s carmakers are using all means possible to cut costs. Daimler – which sold 25 percent fewer Mercedes in November

Faced with falling sales, Europe’s carmakers are using all means possible to cut costs. Daimler – which sold 25 percent fewer Mercedes in November

Europe

Reorganising, to meet Europe's organ transplant needs

The European Commission has proposed that each country in the EU should have a quality and safety authority for human organs, including a

The European Commission has proposed that each country in the EU should have a quality and safety authority for human organs, including a

Business

Trichet warns of tough times ahead

The head of the European Central Bank, Jean-Claude Trichet, has warned the euro zone faces several more tough months. He told the European

The head of the European Central Bank, Jean-Claude Trichet, has warned the euro zone faces several more tough months. He told the European

Business

Shares boosted by US stimulus package

European shares raced higher on Monday and ended the session up over 8.5 percent, boosted by the energy and financial sectors as well as mining

European shares raced higher on Monday and ended the session up over 8.5 percent, boosted by the energy and financial sectors as well as mining

News

The lead up to the Greek riots

The latest explosion of anger in Greece has sparked the worst domestic violence since the Second World War, and dented still further the powerbase of

The latest explosion of anger in Greece has sparked the worst domestic violence since the Second World War, and dented still further the powerbase of

Europe

EU begins patrols to beat African pirates

The European Union has launched anti-piracy patrols in the Horn of Africa. Six warships and three surveillance aircraft from several EU countries

The European Union has launched anti-piracy patrols in the Horn of Africa. Six warships and three surveillance aircraft from several EU countries

News

Pork scare to cost Ireland millions

A bill of at least a 100 million euros. That is the latest estimate for Ireland’s pork recall. The health scare has resulted in massive amounts of

A bill of at least a 100 million euros. That is the latest estimate for Ireland’s pork recall. The health scare has resulted in massive amounts of

News

London's recession message: 'Be of good cheer'

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has been hosting a mini-summit on the world financial crisis with the current head of the EU Council, French

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has been hosting a mini-summit on the world financial crisis with the current head of the EU Council, French

News

Anti-Greek protestors storm London embassy

In London, dozens of people have tried to storm the Greek embassy in what is said to have been a show of solidarity. The protesters, who had

In London, dozens of people have tried to storm the Greek embassy in what is said to have been a show of solidarity. The protesters, who had

News

9/11 suspects want to confess

Self-styled mastermind of the 9/11 attacks Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four co-defendants, have told a military judge they want to confess and plead

Self-styled mastermind of the 9/11 attacks Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four co-defendants, have told a military judge they want to confess and plead

News

Policeman injured in Thessalonika riots

Youths armed with petrol bombs attacked a police station in the northern Greek city of Thessalonika as anger over the killing of a teenager in Athens

Youths armed with petrol bombs attacked a police station in the northern Greek city of Thessalonika as anger over the killing of a teenager in Athens

News

New clashes in Greece amid anti-government furore

Hundreds of people have clashed with police in Greece for a third day running in riots sparked by the fatal shooting of a teenager on Saturday

Hundreds of people have clashed with police in Greece for a third day running in riots sparked by the fatal shooting of a teenager on Saturday

Science_technology

Ancient Peruvian burial site unearthed

Archaeologists working in the forests of northern Peru have discovered a lavish burial site of a noble man from the pre-Inca Sican culture.

Archaeologists working in the forests of northern Peru have discovered a lavish burial site of a noble man from the pre-Inca Sican culture.

Culture

Lyon lights up

Once again the French city of Lyon has been transformed into something out of a fairytale by the annual Fete des Lumieres – the festival of lights.

Once again the French city of Lyon has been transformed into something out of a fairytale by the annual Fete des Lumieres – the festival of lights.

Culture

Gomorra cleans up at European Film Awards

For the first time the European Film Awards – Europe’s answer to the Oscars – have been held in Scandinavia. At the ceremony in Denmark, Italian film

For the first time the European Film Awards – Europe’s answer to the Oscars – have been held in Scandinavia. At the ceremony in Denmark, Italian film

News

Greek PM appeals for calm

The Greek Prime Minister has appealed for calm as the street violence threatens to spiral out of control. Costas Karamanlis described the death of

The Greek Prime Minister has appealed for calm as the street violence threatens to spiral out of control. Costas Karamanlis described the death of

News

Aids prisoner released for medical reasons

Former Vice-President of Russia’s energy giant Yukos, Vasily Alexanian has been released on bail on medical grounds. A Russian court freed the

Former Vice-President of Russia’s energy giant Yukos, Vasily Alexanian has been released on bail on medical grounds. A Russian court freed the

News

Greek PM appeals for calm

The Greek Prime Minister has appealed for calm as the street violence threatens to spiral out of control. Costas Karamanlis described the death of

The Greek Prime Minister has appealed for calm as the street violence threatens to spiral out of control. Costas Karamanlis described the death of

News

Greece hit by new riots after teenager's death

Greece has been hit by a third day of unrest, as anger continues to boil over at the police killing of a teenage boy on Saturday. Rioting erupted

Greece has been hit by a third day of unrest, as anger continues to boil over at the police killing of a teenage boy on Saturday. Rioting erupted

News

EU begins patrols against Somali pirates

A new campaign to crackdown on piracy in the Horn of Africa is being launched today by the European Union. Six warships and three surveillance

A new campaign to crackdown on piracy in the Horn of Africa is being launched today by the European Union. Six warships and three surveillance

News

Greek protest spreads to Berlin

Protests at the killing of Athens teenager Alexandros Grigogorpoulos have spread abroad. About 15 self-proclaimed anarchists stormed the Greek

Protests at the killing of Athens teenager Alexandros Grigogorpoulos have spread abroad. About 15 self-proclaimed anarchists stormed the Greek

News

Stansted airport reopens after runway protests

Police in the UK have arrested more than 50 people after environmental protestors blocked flights in and out of Stansted, London’s third busiest

Police in the UK have arrested more than 50 people after environmental protestors blocked flights in and out of Stansted, London’s third busiest

News

Pakistan arrests suspected Mumbai attack organiser

The man suspected of planning the Mumbai terrorist attacks two weeks ago is said to have been arrested in Pakistan. Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi was

The man suspected of planning the Mumbai terrorist attacks two weeks ago is said to have been arrested in Pakistan. Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi was

News

La Scala intrigue sees top tenor replaced

The famed La Scala opera house has often been rocked by behind the scenes intrigues which threaten to eclipse the performances. Opening night was no

The famed La Scala opera house has often been rocked by behind the scenes intrigues which threaten to eclipse the performances. Opening night was no

News

DRC government to hold peace talks with Nkunda's rebels

The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has agreed to talks with rebel leader Laurent Nkunda. Tutsi General Nkunda demanded direct

The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has agreed to talks with rebel leader Laurent Nkunda. Tutsi General Nkunda demanded direct

News

Huge voter turnout in Ghana in election too close to call

Polls are closed in Ghana after large numbers turned out to vote in presidential and parliamentary elections. President John Kufour is stepping down

Polls are closed in Ghana after large numbers turned out to vote in presidential and parliamentary elections. President John Kufour is stepping down

News

Greece rocked by more protests

Greek demonstrators have vowed another wave of violent protests. It comes after police shot dead a 15-year-old youth sparking riots that left dozens

Greek demonstrators have vowed another wave of violent protests. It comes after police shot dead a 15-year-old youth sparking riots that left dozens

News

Contaminated Irish pork exported to 25 countries

Irish pork contaminated with toxic dioxins may have been exported to 25 countries, according to Irish officials. The government has recalled all

Irish pork contaminated with toxic dioxins may have been exported to 25 countries, according to Irish officials. The government has recalled all