BREAKING NEWS

2009-07-31

Business

UBS tax evasion case to be settled

Swiss bank UBS has reached an agreement in principle with Washington settling their dispute over thousands of wealthy Americans suspected of using

Swiss bank UBS has reached an agreement in principle with Washington settling their dispute over thousands of wealthy Americans suspected of using

Business

Euro zone jobless up as inflation shrinks

Unemployment in the 16 countries of the euro zone hit a 10-year high in June. It was 9.4 percent of the working population just up from May’s

Unemployment in the 16 countries of the euro zone hit a 10-year high in June. It was 9.4 percent of the working population just up from May’s

Business

Obama welcomes slowing US economic contraction

The US economy continued to contract in the second quarter but the rate of decline slowed more than expected, supporting the view the recession could

The US economy continued to contract in the second quarter but the rate of decline slowed more than expected, supporting the view the recession could

Business

Friday 31st July

European shares finished lower as investors reacted negatively to the bigger than expected drop in US consumer spending in the second quarter

European shares finished lower as investors reacted negatively to the bigger than expected drop in US consumer spending in the second quarter

Business

Exxon pressured by Russian pipeline

With Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on hand for a ceremony marking the event, Russia’s Gazprom has started work on a pipeline from the off-shore

With Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on hand for a ceremony marking the event, Russia’s Gazprom has started work on a pipeline from the off-shore

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Baghdad mosques hit by wave of bomb blasts

Six bombs have struck Shi’ite mosques across Baghdad, killing at least 29 people and injuring more than 130. The blasts appeared to target Shi’ite

Six bombs have struck Shi’ite mosques across Baghdad, killing at least 29 people and injuring more than 130. The blasts appeared to target Shi’ite

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Grounded vessel leaks fuel off Norway

Clean-up crews are working to minimise the impact of an oil spill off the coast of Norway. The substance is leaking from a freighter that ran

Clean-up crews are working to minimise the impact of an oil spill off the coast of Norway. The substance is leaking from a freighter that ran

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Spain pays homage to car bomb dead

Spain honours two civil guards killed on Thursday in a deadly car bomb attack on the holiday island of Majorca. Members of the Royal family

Spain honours two civil guards killed on Thursday in a deadly car bomb attack on the holiday island of Majorca. Members of the Royal family

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Baghdad mosques hit by wave of bomb blasts

Six bombs have struck Shi’ite mosques across Baghdad, killing at least 29 people and injuring more than 130. The blasts appeared to target Shi’ite

Six bombs have struck Shi’ite mosques across Baghdad, killing at least 29 people and injuring more than 130. The blasts appeared to target Shi’ite

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ETA's bloody 50-year history

One of the world’s longest-living terrorist groups, ETA was born while Spain was ruled by General Franco. On July 31st 1959, radicals split from

One of the world’s longest-living terrorist groups, ETA was born while Spain was ruled by General Franco. On July 31st 1959, radicals split from

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Safe return for space shuttle Endeavour

The space shuttle Endeavour has landed safely in Florida following a 16 day mission to complete Japan’s International Space Station laboratory.

The space shuttle Endeavour has landed safely in Florida following a 16 day mission to complete Japan’s International Space Station laboratory.

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Police hunt Majorca bombers

On the 50th anniversary of the founding of ETA Spain’s interior ministry has released six photos of people they want to speak to in connection with

On the 50th anniversary of the founding of ETA Spain’s interior ministry has released six photos of people they want to speak to in connection with

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Spain on red alert after attacks.

Police in Spain are on heightened alert after the bomb attacks in Majorca. They believe the perpetrators are still on the island and they are

Police in Spain are on heightened alert after the bomb attacks in Majorca. They believe the perpetrators are still on the island and they are

Culture

Dancers on ice

Lois Greenfield’s legendary dance photography is sharp, her lighting sculptural and her images almost unreal. So it’s not perhaps surprising that as

Lois Greenfield’s legendary dance photography is sharp, her lighting sculptural and her images almost unreal. So it’s not perhaps surprising that as

Culture

Bill Plympton draws

Bill Plympton is not your average animator working for a large mainstream studio. His vision is quirky, often political, and his cartoons are

Bill Plympton is not your average animator working for a large mainstream studio. His vision is quirky, often political, and his cartoons are

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Spain on high alert of Majorca blast

The bomb exploded outside the offices run by the Civil guard paramilitary police in Palmanova, just a few kilometres away from where the royal family

The bomb exploded outside the offices run by the Civil guard paramilitary police in Palmanova, just a few kilometres away from where the royal family

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Spain pays tribute to car bomb victims

Spain is paying homage to two civil guards killed yesterday in a car bomb attack on the holiday island of Majorca. Members of the Royal family

Spain is paying homage to two civil guards killed yesterday in a car bomb attack on the holiday island of Majorca. Members of the Royal family

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Thousands flee as Texas chemical plant burns

A fire at a chemical plant in Texas in the United States is out, according to local news reports. Smoke could be seen extending kilometers away

A fire at a chemical plant in Texas in the United States is out, according to local news reports. Smoke could be seen extending kilometers away

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Dutch tourists die in Spain bus crash

There are unconfirmed reports that at least 8 Dutch tourists have been killed in a bus accident near Barcelona, in Spain. Dutch tour operator

There are unconfirmed reports that at least 8 Dutch tourists have been killed in a bus accident near Barcelona, in Spain. Dutch tour operator

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Grounded vessel leaks fuel off Norway

A Chinese-owned freighter is leaking fuel after running aground near Lagesund off the Norwegian coast. The accident happened during stormy

A Chinese-owned freighter is leaking fuel after running aground near Lagesund off the Norwegian coast. The accident happened during stormy

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Suu Kyi verdict postponed

The court trying Myanmar’s pro-democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi has put off giving a verdict until August. She has been on trial since May

The court trying Myanmar’s pro-democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi has put off giving a verdict until August. She has been on trial since May

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Spain's security forces on alert for ETA anniversary

Photos of the two victims of yesterday’s bomb attack on the Spanish island of Mallorca have been released – the two officers died after an explosive

Photos of the two victims of yesterday’s bomb attack on the Spanish island of Mallorca have been released – the two officers died after an explosive

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UK assisted suicide law to be clarified

Multiple sclerosis patient Debbie Purdy has won her battle to have the UK’s law on assisted suicide clarified. The House of Lords – Britain’s highest

Multiple sclerosis patient Debbie Purdy has won her battle to have the UK’s law on assisted suicide clarified. The House of Lords – Britain’s highest

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"Operation Cage" shuts down Mallorca after blast

An explosive device was placed outside the offices of the Civil Guard in Palmanova, on the holiday island of Mallorca, a few kilometres from where

An explosive device was placed outside the offices of the Civil Guard in Palmanova, on the holiday island of Mallorca, a few kilometres from where

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Islamist leader killed in Nigerian police custody

The leader of a radical Islamist group which started four days of bloody fighting in Nigeria has been shot dead in police custody, according to the

The leader of a radical Islamist group which started four days of bloody fighting in Nigeria has been shot dead in police custody, according to the