MILLIONS of British families were at risk of identity and other fraud afterdetails of 25 million people were lost by HM Revenue & Customs.French trade unionists continued their strikes against President Sarkozy's reform plans. Meanwhile former President Chirac was questioned about misuse of public funds when he was Mayor Paris. Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Uganda suspended Pakistan's membership of the organisation following President Musharraf's imposition of martial law and arrest of judges. Daimler announced plans to develop a zero-emission electric car for the market in 2010. Japan introduced mandatory finger printing and photography of all foreigners entering the country. The US Federal Reserve aid that the US economy could not grow at more than 2.5 percent annually without causing rising inflation. At its 40th anniversary meeting the Association of South East Asian Naitons (Asean) adopted a human rights charter but disagreed on whether Myanmar should be asked to adhere to it.
BULLETIN Headlines of the Week
SUNDAY/MONDAY: Row Over Road Plan (The Balearic government claimed that its predecessor's road plans had gone 30 million euros over budget).
TUESDAY: Highs & Lows Of Property Market (Property costs on the mainland were rising faster than in the Balearics).
WEDNESDAY: 5'000 Britons Work In Balearics (The total size of the foreign workforce was approximately 87'000).
THURSDAY: Mystery Portals Body (A partially decomposed and unidentifiable body of a woman had been found on Portal Vells beach).
FRIDAY: Green Machine (The bio-diesel fuelled powerboat Earthrace arrived in Palma prior to an attempt on the round-the-world record).
SATURDAY: Development Freeze Gets Green Light (Ten areas in the Balearics were listed for protection against development).