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Stories for May 31st 2009

  • Sunday, May 31st 2009 - 16:26 UTC

    PM Gordon Brown to launch MP code of conduct

    Brown says he was 'shocked' by expense abuses

    Gordon Brown says there are “clear cases” of MPs who may have broken the law over expense claims but insisted that only “a few” MPs had abused the Westminster perks system.

  • Sunday, May 31st 2009 - 15:57 UTC

    Falklands: Argentine war veteran publishes little known stories

    Second Lieutenant in the Argentine cavalry, Gustavo Adolfo Tamaño on a Panhard tank in Stanley

    WITH one or two significant exceptions, like the notorious Major Patricio Dowling, our invaders in 1982 were largely anonymous to the citizens of
    Stanley, particularly the ordinary soldiers in their helmets and flapping rubber ponchos.

  • Sunday, May 31st 2009 - 15:33 UTC

    UK Vauxhall unions fearful of GM Europe/Magna Canada deal

    British union leaders say they fear for UK jobs after a deal was announced to save the European arm of General Motors. Germany has agreed a deal with Canadian car parts maker Magna International to take over most of GM Europe, which owns Vauxhall and Germany-based Opel.

  • Sunday, May 31st 2009 - 15:27 UTC

    “Swine flu cruise” with 2.000 passengers cancels trip to Great Barrier Reef

    Eighty-three passengers disembarked in Australia Saturday from the “swine flu ship” Pacific Dawn after it was allowed to dock in Brisbane, officials said.

  • Sunday, May 31st 2009 - 15:17 UTC

    WHO: Tobacco packages must use pictorial warnings

    For another year in a row the World Health Organization (WHO) declares May 31 for a world no-smoking day. It draws global attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and to its negative health effects. Every year the WHO joins all the people worldwide around a topic towards reducing tobacco consumption. This year’s subject is: health warning messages on the packaging of cigarettes and other tobacco products.