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2010-01-06

News

Job on line in Slovak airport security bungle

A Slovak police chief is facing the sack after a bungled airport security test resulted in explosives being flown on a passenger flight to Dublin

A Slovak police chief is facing the sack after a bungled airport security test resulted in explosives being flown on a passenger flight to Dublin

Business

M&S posts Q3 growth

Mixed news from the British retailer Marks & Spencer. It has just posted its first rise in underlying sales for over two years, but its

Mixed news from the British retailer Marks & Spencer. It has just posted its first rise in underlying sales for over two years, but its

Business

Greece details budget cuts to EU

European Union officials are in Greece to hear details of what the Athens government plans to do to get out of its current fiscal mess. As they

European Union officials are in Greece to hear details of what the Athens government plans to do to get out of its current fiscal mess. As they

News

Iceland divided over Icesave bank referendum

Iceland is under renewed pressure to pay back billions of euros in compensation to Britain and the Netherlands over its failed savings

Iceland is under renewed pressure to pay back billions of euros in compensation to Britain and the Netherlands over its failed savings

News

Slovakia says sorry over botched air security drill

An airport security test has ended in embarrassment for Slovakia after explosives planted by authorities in an unwitting passenger’s bag ended up in

An airport security test has ended in embarrassment for Slovakia after explosives planted by authorities in an unwitting passenger’s bag ended up in

News

Iceland: debt repayment threatens recovery

It might seem like small change to the bankers of Britain or the United States, but the money at the centre of the Icesave crisis is threatening

It might seem like small change to the bankers of Britain or the United States, but the money at the centre of the Icesave crisis is threatening

Business

Carmakers curry favour

With the world’s carmakers looking to developing countries for future growth, India’s Auto Expo, which has just opened in New Delhi, is increasingly

With the world’s carmakers looking to developing countries for future growth, India’s Auto Expo, which has just opened in New Delhi, is increasingly

News

Double A-bomb survivor dies at 93

The only official survivor of both the atomic bombs that fell on Hiroshima and Nagasaki has died. Tsutomi Yamaguchi was aged 93 and had been

The only official survivor of both the atomic bombs that fell on Hiroshima and Nagasaki has died. Tsutomi Yamaguchi was aged 93 and had been

Europe

European anti-poverty campaign stresses collective approach

2010 is designated the European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion, with civil society groups and various governmental agencies aiming

2010 is designated the European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion, with civil society groups and various governmental agencies aiming

Europe

EU staff pay demand to be fought out in court

Europe’s civil servants are having their fight for a pay rise taken to court, because the European Union member states, who are only willing to give

Europe’s civil servants are having their fight for a pay rise taken to court, because the European Union member states, who are only willing to give

News

Brown faces renewed leadership challenge

The British prime minister is facing a fresh backbench rebellion over his leadership. Less than an hour before resuming parliamentary business

The British prime minister is facing a fresh backbench rebellion over his leadership. Less than an hour before resuming parliamentary business

Business

Markets: 6th January

European shares finished slightly ahead, at their best levels in 15 months, as data suggested economic recovery is continuing, albeit not

European shares finished slightly ahead, at their best levels in 15 months, as data suggested economic recovery is continuing, albeit not

Business

Confidence expressed in Airbus A400M

German and French ministers have expressed confidence in the Airbus A400M military transport plane project. Airbus has reportedly drawn up

German and French ministers have expressed confidence in the Airbus A400M military transport plane project. Airbus has reportedly drawn up

News

Rebel car bomber brings more carnage to Dagestan

A suicide attacker has detonated a massive car-bomb in the capital of Dagestan, Makhatchkala, bringing more carnage to the troubled North Caucasus

A suicide attacker has detonated a massive car-bomb in the capital of Dagestan, Makhatchkala, bringing more carnage to the troubled North Caucasus

News

Egyptian soldier killed in Gaza border clashes

An Egyptian soldier has been shot dead in clashes with Palestinians at Egypt’s border with Gaza. Trouble flared at a protest against an

An Egyptian soldier has been shot dead in clashes with Palestinians at Egypt’s border with Gaza. Trouble flared at a protest against an

Science_technology

New LALs guarantee 20/20 vision

Many thousands of people in Europe, particularly people over 65 have cataracts in one or both eyes. Replacement lens implants could not guarantee

Many thousands of people in Europe, particularly people over 65 have cataracts in one or both eyes. Replacement lens implants could not guarantee

Culture

The 80s reviewed in Sydney's Powerhouse museum

Sydney’s Powerhouse museum of science and design has plugged into the demographic with an exhibition all about a decade of money and excess, new

Sydney’s Powerhouse museum of science and design has plugged into the demographic with an exhibition all about a decade of money and excess, new

News

Paying by plastic poses problems in Germany

Millions of Germans are still unable to use their bank cards because of a software bug that struck at the start of the year. A programming mistake

Millions of Germans are still unable to use their bank cards because of a software bug that struck at the start of the year. A programming mistake

News

Yemen arrests al Qaeda suspects

A military push against al Qaeda in Yemen has yielded three more arrests, according to security sources in the country. Those detained are said to

A military push against al Qaeda in Yemen has yielded three more arrests, according to security sources in the country. Those detained are said to

News

US spy chiefs seek to plug security holes

US spy agencies are seeking ways to improve their operations after the alleged attempt to blow up an American airliner on Christmas Day.   The

US spy agencies are seeking ways to improve their operations after the alleged attempt to blow up an American airliner on Christmas Day.   The

News

Europe in the grip of the big freeze

The recent cold snap is continuing to cause chaos across Europe. While it is good news for tens of thousands of British schoolchildren who will

The recent cold snap is continuing to cause chaos across Europe. While it is good news for tens of thousands of British schoolchildren who will

News

Slovak apologies to Irish after botched security drill

Explosives were discovered at a house in Dublin after an airport security drill on the other side of Europe went horribly wrong.   Around 90 grams

Explosives were discovered at a house in Dublin after an airport security drill on the other side of Europe went horribly wrong.   Around 90 grams

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Anti-whalers say protest boat sunk by Japanese

A radical environmental group says its high-tech protest power boat has been rammed and sunk by Japanese whalers near Antarctica. The Sea Shepherd

A radical environmental group says its high-tech protest power boat has been rammed and sunk by Japanese whalers near Antarctica. The Sea Shepherd

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Suicide bomber kills six in Russia's Dagestan

A suicide attacker has killed at least six policemen and injured over a dozen more in Russia’s troubled southern region of Dagestan.   A car packed

A suicide attacker has killed at least six policemen and injured over a dozen more in Russia’s troubled southern region of Dagestan.   A car packed

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Anti-whalers say protest boat sunk by Japanese

A radical environmental group says its high-tech protest power boat has been rammed and sunk by Japanese whalers near Antarctica. The Sea Shepherd

A radical environmental group says its high-tech protest power boat has been rammed and sunk by Japanese whalers near Antarctica. The Sea Shepherd

News

Obama says he "won't tolerate" security failures

President Barack Obama has acknowledged human and systemic failures led to a breach in security and the failed attempt to bomb an American-bound

President Barack Obama has acknowledged human and systemic failures led to a breach in security and the failed attempt to bomb an American-bound

News

Chaos as big chill persists in Europe

As extreme weather continues to blast many parts of Europe, authorities are struggling to keep public services and transport links open. In

As extreme weather continues to blast many parts of Europe, authorities are struggling to keep public services and transport links open. In