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2008-01-31

Business

Shell has big profits but also problems

Europe’s largest oil producer, Royal Dutch Shell, has announced annual profits that are a record for a European company – the equivalent of two

Europe’s largest oil producer, Royal Dutch Shell, has announced annual profits that are a record for a European company – the equivalent of two

Business

German job picture still rosy

The number of people out of work in Germany fell much more than expected in January. The official monthly report showed the jobless totals declining

The number of people out of work in Germany fell much more than expected in January. The official monthly report showed the jobless totals declining

Business

Will ECB follow Fed's cuts?

As the Federal Reserve cut interest rates in the US again by a hefty 0.5%, the question is being asked when is the European Central Bank going to

As the Federal Reserve cut interest rates in the US again by a hefty 0.5%, the question is being asked when is the European Central Bank going to

News

Schwarzenegger backs McCain's presidential bid

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has endorsed John McCain in his bid to become US president. With his old friend Rudy Giuliani on board

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has endorsed John McCain in his bid to become US president. With his old friend Rudy Giuliani on board

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Hispanics key to Super Tuesday voting

The two remaining Democrat candidates are gearing up for next week’s bumper voting in more than 20 US states on Super Tuesday. While Barack Obama’s

The two remaining Democrat candidates are gearing up for next week’s bumper voting in more than 20 US states on Super Tuesday. While Barack Obama’s

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Kenyan talks suspended after killing of second opposition MP

A second opposition member of parliament has been killed in Kenya. It has sparked fresh protests and interrupted talks aimed at ending more than a

A second opposition member of parliament has been killed in Kenya. It has sparked fresh protests and interrupted talks aimed at ending more than a

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Big-name backing boosts McCain's presidential bid

Super Tuesday is less than a week away and, with his old friend Rudy Giuliani on board, John McCain’s bid for the Republican nomination looks

Super Tuesday is less than a week away and, with his old friend Rudy Giuliani on board, John McCain’s bid for the Republican nomination looks

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UN boss warns summit of Kenya catastrophe

As violence escalates in Kenya, the country’s president Mwai Kibaki is at an African Union summit in neighbouring Ethiopia. The crisis in his

As violence escalates in Kenya, the country’s president Mwai Kibaki is at an African Union summit in neighbouring Ethiopia. The crisis in his

Europe

French waste water treatment still breaking EU rules

France is in deep slurry with the European Commission over its failure to treat waste water in Brittany. A European Court of Justice ruling that

France is in deep slurry with the European Commission over its failure to treat waste water in Brittany. A European Court of Justice ruling that

Europe

Italy threatened with EU court over Naples

Italy has been given an ultimatum by the European Commission to resolve the rubbish crisis in Naples, failing which it says fresh court action will

Italy has been given an ultimatum by the European Commission to resolve the rubbish crisis in Naples, failing which it says fresh court action will

Europe

EU competition at the letter box due in 2011

The European Union’s mail markets will be opened up to full competition from the start of 2011. This is after the European Parliament’s final

The European Union’s mail markets will be opened up to full competition from the start of 2011. This is after the European Parliament’s final

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Challenger maintains pressure on Serb president

Serbian presidential election rivals Boris Tadic and Tomislav Nikolic clashed on the Kosovo question in a TV debate last night. Polls indicate

Serbian presidential election rivals Boris Tadic and Tomislav Nikolic clashed on the Kosovo question in a TV debate last night. Polls indicate

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Campaigning ends in close Serb presidential ballot

Campaigning has ended in Serbia in a presidential election that could set it on the path to eventual EU membership or closer relations with Russia

Campaigning has ended in Serbia in a presidential election that could set it on the path to eventual EU membership or closer relations with Russia

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Kenya talks postponed

Kenya’s feuding factions have postponed talks following the killing of an opposition politician. The circumstances surrounding the shooting remain

Kenya’s feuding factions have postponed talks following the killing of an opposition politician. The circumstances surrounding the shooting remain

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President edges challenger in Serbian TV debate

With just three days to go to Serbia’s run-off presidential election the pro-western candidate has a slight lead over his ultra-nationalist

With just three days to go to Serbia’s run-off presidential election the pro-western candidate has a slight lead over his ultra-nationalist

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Deadly blast at Istanbul factory kills at least 17

At least 17 people have been killed and more than 60 have been injured in an explosion at a factory in Turkey’s second largest city of Istanbul. It’s

At least 17 people have been killed and more than 60 have been injured in an explosion at a factory in Turkey’s second largest city of Istanbul. It’s

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China weathers the snowstorm to rally the nation

China’s propaganda machine has gone into overdrive in a war on winter. In the face of one of the harshest months of January in years, the communist

China’s propaganda machine has gone into overdrive in a war on winter. In the face of one of the harshest months of January in years, the communist

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Talks continue to try to end violence in Kenya

A second opposition politician has been shot dead in Kenya as talks continue between the country’s feuding factions. The conditions surrounding

A second opposition politician has been shot dead in Kenya as talks continue between the country’s feuding factions. The conditions surrounding

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Edwards exits Democrat race for presidential nomination

Democrat John Edwards has abandoned his bid to become candidate for the US presidency. With primaries already underway, the former North Carolina

Democrat John Edwards has abandoned his bid to become candidate for the US presidency. With primaries already underway, the former North Carolina

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Société Générale will not be taken over says boss

Despite being hit by the world’s worst financial trading scandal, Societe Generale is strong enough to remain independent, according to its boss

Despite being hit by the world’s worst financial trading scandal, Societe Generale is strong enough to remain independent, according to its boss

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Serbian Premier refuses to back President in poll

Serbian Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica has refused to endorse his coalition partner Boris Tadic in Sunday’s run-off presidential election. Tadic

Serbian Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica has refused to endorse his coalition partner Boris Tadic in Sunday’s run-off presidential election. Tadic

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Thaci: Kosovo won't wait for independence

Kosovo’s Prime Minister says the breakaway province will declare independence from Serbia within days of Sunday’s Presidential run-off, regardless of

Kosovo’s Prime Minister says the breakaway province will declare independence from Serbia within days of Sunday’s Presidential run-off, regardless of

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Giuliani out as McCain and Romney square up

The former mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani has pulled out of the race to be the Republican presidential candidate. His failure in Florida, the state

The former mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani has pulled out of the race to be the Republican presidential candidate. His failure in Florida, the state