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2010-05-24

News

BP prepares new attempt to stop gusher in Gulf of Mexico

As the bagging of washed up spillage on Louisiana’s beaches continues, British Petroleum is preparing to choke off the gush of oil at its defunct

As the bagging of washed up spillage on Louisiana’s beaches continues, British Petroleum is preparing to choke off the gush of oil at its defunct

Europe

New EU rules on organ transplants

Raising hopes for the some 60,000 Europeans waiting for an organ transplant, the EU has introduced new legislation on donations. How does this affect

Raising hopes for the some 60,000 Europeans waiting for an organ transplant, the EU has introduced new legislation on donations. How does this affect

Europe

Estonia ready for the euro

In the middle of a monetary crisis, the euro zone is getting ready to accept a new member – Estonia. Brussels believes the country meets all the

In the middle of a monetary crisis, the euro zone is getting ready to accept a new member – Estonia. Brussels believes the country meets all the

Business

US-Chinese economic tensions ease

Tensions between Washington and Beijing seem to have eased in the economic talks between US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and top Chinese

Tensions between Washington and Beijing seem to have eased in the economic talks between US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and top Chinese

Business

Britain unveils first round of budget cuts

Just days after taking over the Treasury, the man in charge of Britain’s finances George Osborne has outlined plans to cut the equivalent of 7.25

Just days after taking over the Treasury, the man in charge of Britain’s finances George Osborne has outlined plans to cut the equivalent of 7.25

News

Two police officers killed in Kingston violence

Jamaica’s prime minister has vowed to confront those responsible for attacks on the police in the popular Caribbean tourist destination. Two

Jamaica’s prime minister has vowed to confront those responsible for attacks on the police in the popular Caribbean tourist destination. Two

News

BA flight chaos as five-day walkout begins

Thousands of British Airways passengers have had flights cancelled or disrupted as the air carrier’s cabin crew launched a five-day strike. The

Thousands of British Airways passengers have had flights cancelled or disrupted as the air carrier’s cabin crew launched a five-day strike. The

News

Korean tensions rise over torpedo attack

Tensions continue to rise between the two Koreas over the sinking of one of the south’s warships and the loss of 46 lives. Both sides have raised

Tensions continue to rise between the two Koreas over the sinking of one of the south’s warships and the loss of 46 lives. Both sides have raised

Science_technology

Sewage-powered energy in Australia

From the air it looks like any other waste water treatment plant. But this is actually the first hydro-electric power station in Australia to be

From the air it looks like any other waste water treatment plant. But this is actually the first hydro-electric power station in Australia to be

News

Clinton calls on China to condemn North Korea

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called on China to join the United States in condemning North Korea for the alleged sinking of a South Korean

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called on China to join the United States in condemning North Korea for the alleged sinking of a South Korean

News

Polish deluge kills at least 15

At least 15 people are now reported to have died during week long extreme flooding in Poland, the worst to hit the country in more than a decade

At least 15 people are now reported to have died during week long extreme flooding in Poland, the worst to hit the country in more than a decade

News

Bangkok reopens for business after deadly riots

It has been a day of return for thousands of Bangkok office workers as the city reopened for business after one of the country’s worst

It has been a day of return for thousands of Bangkok office workers as the city reopened for business after one of the country’s worst

Business

Germany 'to cut 10 billion from budget'

The German government is reportedly to cut its budget by ten billion euros a year until 2016. According to the Financial Times there could be tax

The German government is reportedly to cut its budget by ten billion euros a year until 2016. According to the Financial Times there could be tax

Business

Spanish PM and unions square off over cuts

The leader of Spain’s largest union has said the country is moving closer to a general strike in protest at the government cutbacks although Fernando

The leader of Spain’s largest union has said the country is moving closer to a general strike in protest at the government cutbacks although Fernando

Business

Japanese government cautious

Japan’s government has left its overall assessment of the economy unchanged, saying it is “picking up steadily” though in its monthly report for May

Japan’s government has left its overall assessment of the economy unchanged, saying it is “picking up steadily” though in its monthly report for May

News

Poland battles deadly downpour

At least 13 people are now feared dead after severe flooding hit large swathes of Poland. In the town of Swiniary about 100 kilometres north-west

At least 13 people are now feared dead after severe flooding hit large swathes of Poland. In the town of Swiniary about 100 kilometres north-west

News

Jamaica vows strong action against police attackers

Jamaica’s prime minister has vowed to confront head on those responsible for attacks on the police in the popular Caribbean tourist destination.

Jamaica’s prime minister has vowed to confront head on those responsible for attacks on the police in the popular Caribbean tourist destination.

News

BA cabin crew begin fresh strike action

Cabin crew at British Airways have begun a new strike amid an increasingly acrimonious war of words between unions and management. The first day

Cabin crew at British Airways have begun a new strike amid an increasingly acrimonious war of words between unions and management. The first day

News

US and China get down to business

The growing North/South Korean dispute was not the only thing on the agenda as Hillary Clinton and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner arrived in Beijing

The growing North/South Korean dispute was not the only thing on the agenda as Hillary Clinton and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner arrived in Beijing

News

South Korea bans trade with North over Cheonan sinking

South Korea has suspended all trade and investment with North Korea in response to the North’s attack on a South Korean warship, which killed 46

South Korea has suspended all trade and investment with North Korea in response to the North’s attack on a South Korean warship, which killed 46

Nocomment

Harley Davidson bikers parade in Greece

More than 6,000 Harley Davidson bikers parade across one of the longest bridges to break record.

More than 6,000 Harley Davidson bikers parade across one of the longest bridges to break record.

Nocomment

Swimming in Everest lake

A British environment campaigner has become the first person to swim in a glacial lake on Mount Everest.

A British environment campaigner has become the first person to swim in a glacial lake on Mount Everest.

Nocomment

Champs-Elysees turns green

The Champs-Elysees, was turned green on Sunday, as part of a two-day event aimed at highlighting the work and plight of French farmers.

The Champs-Elysees, was turned green on Sunday, as part of a two-day event aimed at highlighting the work and plight of French farmers.

Nocomment

Lawnmower land speed record

New lawnmower land speed record over 86 miles per hour (137 kilometres per hour).

New lawnmower land speed record over 86 miles per hour (137 kilometres per hour).

News

Duchess says sorry for lapse in judgement

Britain’s Duchess of York has apologised after being caught on camera apparently offering access to her ex-husband Prince Andrew for more than half a

Britain’s Duchess of York has apologised after being caught on camera apparently offering access to her ex-husband Prince Andrew for more than half a

News

Polish floods claim 12 lives

Special prayers have been held across Poland after widespread flooding left at least 12 people dead. A week of heavy rains has caused several

Special prayers have been held across Poland after widespread flooding left at least 12 people dead. A week of heavy rains has caused several

News

Icelandic volcano has "stopped erupting"

The Icelandic volcano that caused havoc for air travellers across Europe for more than a month has stopped erupting, according to a leading

The Icelandic volcano that caused havoc for air travellers across Europe for more than a month has stopped erupting, according to a leading

News

Jamaica declares state of emergency in capital

A state of emergency has been declared in parts of the Jamaican capital Kingston after attacks on police stations. The violence has been carried

A state of emergency has been declared in parts of the Jamaican capital Kingston after attacks on police stations. The violence has been carried