News GCHQ uses doctored websites including those from the business network LinkedIn to secretly install surveillance software on the computers of unwitting target companies and individuals it wants to spy on, the German news magazine Der Spiegel has reported

GCHQ uses doctored websites including those from the business network LinkedIn to secretly install surveillance software on the computers of unwitting target companies and individuals it wants to spy on, the German news magazine Der Spiegel has reported.

DVD: Carlos The Jackal: The Movie

"Weapons are an extension of my body," says Ramirez Sanchez, aka Carlos the Jackal. Adapted from a five-and-a-half-hour mini-series, this three-hour biopic chronicles 20 years in the life of the egotistical Venezuelan revolutionary who founded a worldwide terrorist organisation.

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Carlos, Olivier Assayas, 338 mins (full version), 165 mins (abridged) (15)

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Uplift of 75 per cent has raised spectre of a long-term crash and stagflation

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Rising oil prices could dampen the steadily strengthening demand for crude amid the fragile beginnings of economic recovery, the cartel of the world's biggest oil-producing countries warned yesterday.

Demand for oil in the OECD will not recover until 2013, says Opec

Despite making $1 trillion last year, the oil producing cartel is cutting investment

Fears of oil crunch recede as recession knocks down global demand

IEA demand forecasts slashed by more than 3 million barrels per day

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BP famously "doesn't do" oil- price forecasts. After 18 months in which crude has ricocheted from just under $100 per barrel to an all-time high of $147, then down to less than $40, and now up to $73 again, you can see their point.

Oil demand falls at fastest rate since 1982, says BP

For the first time, demand from developing economies outstripped the OECD

The new boom: price of oil posts largest rise for a decade

Brent crude jumped by $1 yesterday to pass $66 for the first time since October

Oil price set to hit $80, says Saudi Arabia

Global demand for oil is back on the rise, making further production cuts by the Opec producers' cartel unnecessary, the Saudi Arabian Oil minister said yesterday.

Jeremy Warner: BP's dividend looks safe enough

Outlook So far, so good. The bumper profits reported by oil companies for last year, fuelled as they were by the sky-high oil price, were plainly not going to last into these recessionary times, so there had been fears that even the mighty BP would succumb to the dividend-cutting trend set by the rest of corporate Britain, depriving investors of yet another once-trustworthy source of income in an increasingly income-scarce world. The evidence of yesterday's first-quarter figures is surprisingly reassuring; the payout may survive intact. Yet that's a big "may".

Oil demand expected to hit five-year low

IEA cuts forecast for eighth month in a row, with no recovery expected until 2010

Opec agrees to keep oil output unchanged

Opec ministers have agreed at their Vienna conference to leave oil production levels broadly unchanged, and to focus instead on stopping individual members from producing above their quotas. The 12-nation organisation, comprising major producers such as Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and Iran, has seen oil prices decline from a peak last July of $147 a barrel to around $40 now. Many have said that they do not regard this price as compatible with long-term needs, while the oil companies such as BP have suggested the $60 to $80 range is sustainable.

David Prosser: Opec members playing the same old games

Outlook: Opec wasn't giving much away yesterday as its staff prepared for the cartel's latest summit, which takes places in Vienna tomorrow. On balance, however, another cut in production is more than likely. Opec's own analysis suggests global demand for oil this year may be even lower than previously thought. It also points out that developed countries have almost two months' worth of oil stockpiled.

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