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Monday, September 17, 2007

Did East German secret police help kill Deutsche Bank chief ? (The Wall Street Journal Europe, 17 Sep 2007, Page 1)

Did East German secret police help kill Deutsche Bank chief ?
By David Crawford
The Wall Street Journal Europe
17 Sep 2007

Bad Homburg, Germany THE TERRORISTS who killed Alfred Herrhausen were professionals. They dressed as construction workers to lay a wire under the pavement of the road along Mr. Herrhausen’s usual route to work. They planted a sack of armor- piercing... read more...

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Houdini Pete escapes jail

Evening Standard (West End Final)
21 Aug 2007


Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Doll feud hits cyberspace
By Nicholas Casey
The Wall Street Journal Europe
24 Jul 2007

BARBIE and her rivals, the Bratz, have taken their long-running fight for playground supremacy off to an important new venue: MySpace-like social-networking sites. Mattel Inc.’s Barbie has been under attack for six years from MGA Entertainment Inc.’s... read more...

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

So men talk just as much as women? Tell me something I didn’t already know
Michele Hanson
The Guardian
10 Jul 2007

More news from the DBO (Department of the Blindingly Obvious): it’s a myth that women talk more than men. Researchers at the Universities of Texas and Arizona have found that the verbal output across the sexes is almost equal — about 16,000 words a day... read more...

Monday, July 02, 2007

Newsreader strikes a blow for journalistic integrity, but Paris packs a stronger punch
Michael Tomasky
The Guardian
30 Jun 2007

When Mika Brzezinski, a presenter on the US cable channel MSNBC’s morning show, refused this week to read a bulletin about Paris Hilton’s release from jail and even attempted to burn the script on air, she struck a blow for journalistic seriousness and... read more...

Monday, June 18, 2007

War of the Wags as top footballers marry
Hadley Freeman
The Guardian
16 Jun 2007

There may be no World Cup but, thankfully, the country is not being deprived of its Wag fix this summer. Forget the recent FA Cup and Champions League finals, as some of the main participants in the upcoming events will have been trying to do: for the... read more...

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Edgy symbol of digital age or artistic flop – London unveils Olympic logo
Andrew Culf Sports correspondent
The Guardian
05 Jun 2007

To some it looked like a graffiti tag, to others like a mosaic of beer mats, but to the organisers of the London 2012 Olympics the pink, blue, green and orange emblem unveiled yesterday is the most significant milestone since winning the bid nearly two... read more...