Thursday, December 15, 2005

News follow-up

Wikipedia survives research test - The free online resource Wikipedia is about as accurate on science as the Encyclopedia Britannica, a study shows.

The latest on the EU budget crisis. Tonight's summit in Brussels will bring to a climax the EU's very own annus horribilis. It has been said that the UK's ultimate strategy for trying to reach a deal before Sunday is to work until small hours, "wait until Chirac is on his third beer, feeling like he wants to go to bed" and then come up with a real compromise.

At the Word Trade Organization talks in Hong Kong the Chilean foreign minister, Ignacio Walker, criticised the EU farm subsidies, which amount to $2 (£1) a day for each cow: "So many poor people wish they would be at least as well off as an EU cow".

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