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2008-01-22

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US stocks slide as European markets settle

On the New York stock exchange the opening bell heralded the start of a January sale. The massive sell-off which wiped billions off the value of

On the New York stock exchange the opening bell heralded the start of a January sale. The massive sell-off which wiped billions off the value of

Business

Q4 profit plunge at Bank of America

Bank of America has joined a number of other banks reporting losses linked to bad-credit. The United States’ second biggest bank has revealed that

Bank of America has joined a number of other banks reporting losses linked to bad-credit. The United States’ second biggest bank has revealed that

Business

EU finance ministers urge calm amid market turmoil

The people holding Europe’s purse-strings have been meeting in Brussels against the backdrop of the stock-market sell-off. The general message from

The people holding Europe’s purse-strings have been meeting in Brussels against the backdrop of the stock-market sell-off. The general message from

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New draft sanctions on Iran agreed by world leaders

In Berlin, world leaders have agreed a draft of new sanctions to be imposed on Iran in a bid to halt its nuclear ambitions. It’s believed the

In Berlin, world leaders have agreed a draft of new sanctions to be imposed on Iran in a bid to halt its nuclear ambitions. It’s believed the

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European Court condemns France over gay adoption

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that France discriminated against a lesbian woman by preventing her from adopting a child. The nursery

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that France discriminated against a lesbian woman by preventing her from adopting a child. The nursery

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FARC to remain on EU terrorism list

The European Union has said it will keep Colombia’s FARC rebels on its terrorism list, even though that could block possible peace talks. The

The European Union has said it will keep Colombia’s FARC rebels on its terrorism list, even though that could block possible peace talks. The

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Prodi faces double confidence vote in Parliament

Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi is once again leading a government on the rocks. He’s lost his majority in the upper house. But in parliament he

Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi is once again leading a government on the rocks. He’s lost his majority in the upper house. But in parliament he

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Outrage in Germany at Nokia plans to shut factory

Tens of thousands of people have joined a protest march in west Germany, outraged at Nokia’s plans to close its factory there with the loss of more

Tens of thousands of people have joined a protest march in west Germany, outraged at Nokia’s plans to close its factory there with the loss of more

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Oscar nominees announced in the US

A handful of films are set to dominate this year’s Oscars. “No country for old men” has been nominated in eight categories, including best picture

A handful of films are set to dominate this year’s Oscars. “No country for old men” has been nominated in eight categories, including best picture

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Russian frontrunner to follow Putin's path

The overwhelming favourite to succeed Vladimir Putin has told Russia he will stick to the course laid out by the outgoing President. It was Dmitry

The overwhelming favourite to succeed Vladimir Putin has told Russia he will stick to the course laid out by the outgoing President. It was Dmitry

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Palestinian anger at closed border with Egypt

With Gaza remaining closed to the outside world, Palestinian protesters have stormed the Rafah border crossing with Egypt. Scores of demonstrators

With Gaza remaining closed to the outside world, Palestinian protesters have stormed the Rafah border crossing with Egypt. Scores of demonstrators

Europe

CO2 plan set for adoption in Brussels

A plan likely to provoke clenched teeth in both industry and green groups in the European Union is set for adoption in Brussels. The European

A plan likely to provoke clenched teeth in both industry and green groups in the European Union is set for adoption in Brussels. The European

Europe

Spain banks on subsidised wind power

In Castile-La Mancha in the heart of Spain, wind turbines dominate the landscape made famous by the knight-errant Don Quixote. In Europe, only

In Castile-La Mancha in the heart of Spain, wind turbines dominate the landscape made famous by the knight-errant Don Quixote. In Europe, only

Culture

Maja Sonc is Slovenia jazz-ballet queen

A tough rehearsal schedule is the backbone of Maja Sonc’s success. The Slovenian is her country’s top jazz-ballet dancer, and was crowned world

A tough rehearsal schedule is the backbone of Maja Sonc’s success. The Slovenian is her country’s top jazz-ballet dancer, and was crowned world

Culture

Alpe d'Huez film festival focuses on comedy

The French ski resort of Alpe d’Huez is becoming known for its film festival, which focuses on comedies. The four strong panel eventually picked an

The French ski resort of Alpe d’Huez is becoming known for its film festival, which focuses on comedies. The four strong panel eventually picked an

Culture

Russian Mermaid swims into Sundance competition

The only Russian film in competition at the Sundance festival is The Mermaid from up and coming filmmaker Anna Melikyan. The lead character, Alisa

The only Russian film in competition at the Sundance festival is The Mermaid from up and coming filmmaker Anna Melikyan. The lead character, Alisa