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Damage control at start of Labour Party Conference in Britain

By Julie Hyland, 30 September 1998

Even before the British Labour Party's annual conference began on Sunday, Prime Minister Tony Blair needed to mount a damage limitation exercise. Four of six seats on Labour's National Executive Committee (NEC), opened for election by the party's new constituency section, had been won by members of the

Gillette to slash 4,700 jobs

30 September 1998

Labour Government set to ration healthcare

By Jean Shaul, 30 September 1998

The Blair Labour Government has seized on the launch of so-called

Letters from readers on the Starr investigation

30 September 1998

New Zealand officially in recession

By a correspondent, 30 September 1998

New Zealand, a country held up around the world in the 1980s and early 1990s as a model of

Seven days in January--A chronology of Kenneth Starr's coup

By Editorial Board, 30 September 1998

"By thinking in images the artist cognizes the world in order to change it"

29 September 1998

A change of power in Bonn

By Peter Schwarz, 29 September 1998

Biggest ever Japanese bankruptcy

By Nick Beams, 29 September 1998

Japanese Leasing, a non-bank affiliate of the failed Long Term Credit Bank, has announced that it is filing for bankruptcy with liabilities of 2.2 trillion yen or more than $16 billion. Two other affiliates of the LTCB are expected to suffer the same fate.

Blair government tells poor to fend for themselves

By Robert Stevens, 29 September 1998

The Blair government's Social Exclusion Unit (SEU) report, Bringing Britain together: a national strategy for neighbourhood renewal, was touted as the beginning of a programme to eradicate poverty in Britain in a