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2008-05-29

Europe

Pact on treatment of immigrants

France and Spain are comparing notes on how to harmonise legal immigration into Europe, and keep illegal migrants out. Paris is preparing an

France and Spain are comparing notes on how to harmonise legal immigration into Europe, and keep illegal migrants out. Paris is preparing an

Europe

Poland's shipyards offered last chance

Brussels could be about to rule that Poland’s aid for its shipyards has been illegal under EU rules. If the money has to be returned, it could

Brussels could be about to rule that Poland’s aid for its shipyards has been illegal under EU rules. If the money has to be returned, it could

Business

Revised figures on US economy raise morale

‘Not out of the woods’ yet is the word coming from across the Atlantic, but the US economy has had its second piece of good news in as many days with

‘Not out of the woods’ yet is the word coming from across the Atlantic, but the US economy has had its second piece of good news in as many days with

Business

Germany downplays unemployment rise

The German economy has come under the spotlight today with a number of key indicators suggesting it too may be in trouble, after being one of the

The German economy has come under the spotlight today with a number of key indicators suggesting it too may be in trouble, after being one of the

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Bomb blast kills three in Kabul

A suicide bombing in the Afghan capital, Kabul, has killed at least three civilians including two children. The Taliban, which pledged to step up its

A suicide bombing in the Afghan capital, Kabul, has killed at least three civilians including two children. The Taliban, which pledged to step up its

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Iraq calls for debt cancellation

Iraq has called for the international community to cancel its remaining debts as it struggles to rebuild itself. More than five years after the

Iraq has called for the international community to cancel its remaining debts as it struggles to rebuild itself. More than five years after the

Business

'Paperless' plane travel from June 1

It is the final call for airline tickets as the industry prepares to go paperless. From Sunday, 240 airlines around the world will switch to issuing

It is the final call for airline tickets as the industry prepares to go paperless. From Sunday, 240 airlines around the world will switch to issuing

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Talat on Northern Cyprus' future

Mehmet Ali Talat is the president of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, a state whose autonomy is recognised only by Turkey. The status of

Mehmet Ali Talat is the president of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, a state whose autonomy is recognised only by Turkey. The status of

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Questions remain after French serial killer case

Serial killer Michel Fourniert is beginning the first day of the rest of his life behind bars after being convicted of the murders of seven women and

Serial killer Michel Fourniert is beginning the first day of the rest of his life behind bars after being convicted of the murders of seven women and