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2009-01-22

Europe

GMOs may grow by diktat

EU biotech experts are to debate whether to tell countries to grow GMOs. This is after Brussels decided to try and force France, Greece and Hungary

EU biotech experts are to debate whether to tell countries to grow GMOs. This is after Brussels decided to try and force France, Greece and Hungary

Europe

Ageing should double cancer screening

Europe’s population should double cancer screening as it ages. The European Union’s health commissioner says planning for a healthy future through

Europe’s population should double cancer screening as it ages. The European Union’s health commissioner says planning for a healthy future through

Business

China's economic growth slows further

More grim news from China where the economic slump deepened in the final three months of 2008 as the impact of the global financial crisis spread

More grim news from China where the economic slump deepened in the final three months of 2008 as the impact of the global financial crisis spread

News

Gaza tunnels back in action

Palestinian smugglers have returned to work in Gaza despite Israeli warnings of more military strikes if their tunnels re-open. The latest

Palestinian smugglers have returned to work in Gaza despite Israeli warnings of more military strikes if their tunnels re-open. The latest

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Protesting Greek farmers block roads

Greek farmers took to the streets for a third day to protest against falling food prices, and to demand compensation. Thousands of tractors moved

Greek farmers took to the streets for a third day to protest against falling food prices, and to demand compensation. Thousands of tractors moved

Business

Lebedev explains Evening Standard plans

Russian billionaire Alexander Lebedev, has been explaining why he wanted to become the new owner of a London newspaper that loses millions every

Russian billionaire Alexander Lebedev, has been explaining why he wanted to become the new owner of a London newspaper that loses millions every

Business

Nokia doubles phone slowdown forecast

Nokia has reported a worse-than-expected 69 percent fall in fourth-quarter profit. The world’s largest mobile phone maker also warned market

Nokia has reported a worse-than-expected 69 percent fall in fourth-quarter profit. The world’s largest mobile phone maker also warned market

Business

Sony loss warning

Sony is warning of a bigger-than-expected 2.2 billion euro operating loss for the current business year, which ends in March. That would be its first

Sony is warning of a bigger-than-expected 2.2 billion euro operating loss for the current business year, which ends in March. That would be its first

Business

Soft figures from Microsoft

Computer software giant Microsoft has revealed even worse than expected quarterly results and warned that profit and revenue will almost certainly

Computer software giant Microsoft has revealed even worse than expected quarterly results and warned that profit and revenue will almost certainly

News

Guantanamo: first Bush symbol to go

A new President’s first act is often highly-symbolic of the way he intends to carry on, and Barack Obama has deliberated a mere matter of hours

A new President’s first act is often highly-symbolic of the way he intends to carry on, and Barack Obama has deliberated a mere matter of hours

Science_technology

Making the invisible visible: the big picture in space

Four hundred years after Galileo began peering at the stars, 2009 is officially the International Year of Astronomy. Techniques have moved on since

Four hundred years after Galileo began peering at the stars, 2009 is officially the International Year of Astronomy. Techniques have moved on since

News

What happens to Guantanamo's inmates?

Seldom has a prison caused so much controversy, coming to symbolise for many everything that has gone wrong with US policy. There are in fact several

Seldom has a prison caused so much controversy, coming to symbolise for many everything that has gone wrong with US policy. There are in fact several

News

Ex-Deutsche Post boss starts tax evasion trial

One of Germany’s fallen business stars has gone on trial charged with tax-dodging in Liechtenstein. Klaus Zumwinkel, the former boss of Deutsche

One of Germany’s fallen business stars has gone on trial charged with tax-dodging in Liechtenstein. Klaus Zumwinkel, the former boss of Deutsche

News

Two sentenced to death in Chinese milk scandal

Two death sentences have been handed down by a Chinese court ruling on the contaminated baby milk scandal. The two men to be executed stood

Two death sentences have been handed down by a Chinese court ruling on the contaminated baby milk scandal. The two men to be executed stood

News

Dublin doubts euro-shoppers' patriotism

Irish shoppers are crossing a border to save money in Northern Ireland. Their euro is strong where the UK pound is weak. On both sides people blame

Irish shoppers are crossing a border to save money in Northern Ireland. Their euro is strong where the UK pound is weak. On both sides people blame

News

Hollywood announces Oscar picks

The nominations for the Oscars have been released with “Waltz with Bashir” standing out as one of the hottest favourites. The Israeli Golden

The nominations for the Oscars have been released with “Waltz with Bashir” standing out as one of the hottest favourites. The Israeli Golden

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Clinton signals a wind of change

The US State Department has welcomed its new boss, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the first former First Lady to take one of America’s top jobs

The US State Department has welcomed its new boss, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the first former First Lady to take one of America’s top jobs

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Trial of fatcat postmaster begins in Bochum

The trial has begun in Bochum of one of Germany’s highest-profile suspected tax dodgers, former boss of Deutsche Post Klaus Zumwinkel. He is

The trial has begun in Bochum of one of Germany’s highest-profile suspected tax dodgers, former boss of Deutsche Post Klaus Zumwinkel. He is

News

Gaza fishermen wounded by Israeli fire

Five Palestinians, including two children, have been wounded by shots from an Israeli gunboat patrolling off the coast of Gaza. The military said the

Five Palestinians, including two children, have been wounded by shots from an Israeli gunboat patrolling off the coast of Gaza. The military said the

News

Obama closes Guantanamo

President Obama today signs into law his executive order on Guantanamo bay. It closes the camp and ends one of the darkest episodes in US military

President Obama today signs into law his executive order on Guantanamo bay. It closes the camp and ends one of the darkest episodes in US military

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Two sentenced to death for China milk scandal

The former head of the Chinese baby milk company at the centre of a poisoning scandal has been jailed for life for the affair, which saw at least six

The former head of the Chinese baby milk company at the centre of a poisoning scandal has been jailed for life for the affair, which saw at least six

News

Livini vows to allow aid into Gaza

EU foreign ministers pressed Israel to lift its blockade on humanitarian aid to the war-ravaged Gaza Strip. Following talks in Brussels with

EU foreign ministers pressed Israel to lift its blockade on humanitarian aid to the war-ravaged Gaza Strip. Following talks in Brussels with

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Hamas says Israeli offensive was a "failure"

The political leader of Hamas has claimed that Israel failed to achieve its goals with its three week bombardment of Gaza. Khaled Meshaal, who

The political leader of Hamas has claimed that Israel failed to achieve its goals with its three week bombardment of Gaza. Khaled Meshaal, who

News

Clinton gets Senate approval for top diplomatic job

Hillary Clinton has won approval from the Senate to become the next US Secretary of State. A large majority of the 100 senators voted in favour of

Hillary Clinton has won approval from the Senate to become the next US Secretary of State. A large majority of the 100 senators voted in favour of

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Gitmo to go as Obama shuts controversial Camp

President Barack Obama is due to sign an executive order to close the Guantanamo Bay detention centre. The ruling will see the facility closed

President Barack Obama is due to sign an executive order to close the Guantanamo Bay detention centre. The ruling will see the facility closed

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Serbia condemns new Kosovo force

Serbia has condemned Kosovo’s decision to set up its own NATO-trained security force as a threat to Belgrade’s national interests and could undermine

Serbia has condemned Kosovo’s decision to set up its own NATO-trained security force as a threat to Belgrade’s national interests and could undermine