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Raju Gopalakrishnan

What’s the plan if North Korea collapses?

North Korea appears to be making an orderly transition after the death of Kim Jong-il last week, but the risk of collapse is higher than before.

Mapping the course for N Korea’s future

North Korea appears to be making an orderly transition after the death of leader Kim Jong-il last week but the risk of collapse is higher than before.

Italy downgrade a new blow for distressed Europe

Standard & Poor's cut its unsolicited ratings on Italy by one notch on Tuesday, a move that sharply increases strains on the debt-stressed eurozone.

EU safety regulator orders A380 engine inspection

Europe's aviation regulator said fire from an oil leak was the likely cause of last week's engine failure of a Qantas A380 plane.

Philippines braces for new storm as toll hits 240

Philippine authorities braced on Tuesday for another storm as the death toll from rain and floods from a weekend typhoon rose to 240.

Global airline losses to hit $9bn in 2009

Airlines are likely to lose -billion this year, the International Air Transport Association said on Monday, nearly double its estimate.

Philippine rebels in Manila hotel arrested

Renegade Philippine soldiers who had holed up in a Manila hotel on Thursday calling for the overthrow of the government surrendered after elite forces battered down the door and fired tear gas into the lobby. Senator Antonio Trillanes, who led a failed mutiny in 2003 against President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, was taken away in handcuffs.

Manila gives rebel soldiers deadline to surrender

Philippine police gave around two dozen rebel soldiers until 7am GMT on Thursday to halt their attempted mutiny in a luxury hotel in Manila's financial district. The soldiers, backed by a bishop, a senator and a former vice-president, took over the hotel and called for the overthrow of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

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