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2008-01-21

News

Colombian president in new push for hostages' freedom

The Colombian president is seeking help from his French counterpart in a fresh attempt to free scores of hostages held by FARC guerrillas. Greeted by

The Colombian president is seeking help from his French counterpart in a fresh attempt to free scores of hostages held by FARC guerrillas. Greeted by

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Israel bows to pressure over Gaza fuel supplies

Israel has agreed to allow fuel to be delivered to Gaza’s power station. Much of the Palestinian territory has been without power since the plant was

Israel has agreed to allow fuel to be delivered to Gaza’s power station. Much of the Palestinian territory has been without power since the plant was

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Serbian presidential election to be a re-run of 2004

The second round in Serbia’s presidential election is to be a re-run of last time around. The ultra-nationalist Tomislav Nikolic, and liberal Boris

The second round in Serbia’s presidential election is to be a re-run of last time around. The ultra-nationalist Tomislav Nikolic, and liberal Boris

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Musharraf makes election promises in Brussels

President Pervez Musharraf has dismissed suggestions that Pakistan’s upcoming parliamentary elections could be rigged. They will be “free, fair and

President Pervez Musharraf has dismissed suggestions that Pakistan’s upcoming parliamentary elections could be rigged. They will be “free, fair and

Business

Northern Rock rescue deadline set

The Britain government has set a two-week deadline for a private-sector rescue of troubled mortgage lender Northern Rock. It has also converting 33

The Britain government has set a two-week deadline for a private-sector rescue of troubled mortgage lender Northern Rock. It has also converting 33

Business

US recession fears depress oil prices

The price of US crude slid by almost two dollars to its lowest level in six weeks with industry experts saying that trader are totally focused on the

The price of US crude slid by almost two dollars to its lowest level in six weeks with industry experts saying that trader are totally focused on the

Business

Ecofin considers US economic fallout

Against a background of world stocks in freefall, euro zone finance ministers have held one of their regular meetings in Brussels, discussing how

Against a background of world stocks in freefall, euro zone finance ministers have held one of their regular meetings in Brussels, discussing how

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Markets crisis

European shares plummeted suffering their biggest one-day fall since the September 11th terrorist attacks. Most of the major bourses lost around

European shares plummeted suffering their biggest one-day fall since the September 11th terrorist attacks. Most of the major bourses lost around

Europe

French fish quota remarks flop with EU partners

A proposal by French President Nicolas Sarkozy to make the European fishing quota system more flexible has met a cool reception from EU partners. On

A proposal by French President Nicolas Sarkozy to make the European fishing quota system more flexible has met a cool reception from EU partners. On

Europe

Russia and Poland warming to each other

Russia says it will not pressure Warsaw about Poland’s consideration of hosting part of a US missile shield. In Moscow, Foreign Minister Sergei

Russia says it will not pressure Warsaw about Poland’s consideration of hosting part of a US missile shield. In Moscow, Foreign Minister Sergei

Culture

U2 bring the noise to Sundance

One of the biggest showbiz events at the Sundance film festival this year was the global premiere of U2 3D. As its name suggests it is a 3D film of

One of the biggest showbiz events at the Sundance film festival this year was the global premiere of U2 3D. As its name suggests it is a 3D film of

Culture

Paris shows off its autumn/winter 2008 plumage

Paris menswear designers have firmly set their sights on the youth market with vibrant autumn and winter collections that breathed new life into that

Paris menswear designers have firmly set their sights on the youth market with vibrant autumn and winter collections that breathed new life into that

Science_technology

Insects and their DNA

An extensive new study by British scientists, which has used DNA sequences from 1,880 beetle species from all over the world, hints that modern-day

An extensive new study by British scientists, which has used DNA sequences from 1,880 beetle species from all over the world, hints that modern-day