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2008-06-26

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Libya threatens oil production cut-prices rise again

Oil prices have risen some three dollars after Libya announced it was to study options to cut output in response to US threats against oil producers

Oil prices have risen some three dollars after Libya announced it was to study options to cut output in response to US threats against oil producers

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Libya threatens oil production cut-prices rise again

Oil prices have risen some three dollars after Libya announced it was to study options to cut output in response to US threats against oil producers

Oil prices have risen some three dollars after Libya announced it was to study options to cut output in response to US threats against oil producers

Business

European stocks tumble with banks hammered

European shares fell more than 2% to their lowest level in two and a half years. The financial sector were hammered after Goldman Sachs’ analysts cut

European shares fell more than 2% to their lowest level in two and a half years. The financial sector were hammered after Goldman Sachs’ analysts cut

Business

Anheuser-Busch may spurn InBev offer

Anheuser-Busch reportedly plans to reject InBev’s unsolicited 30 billion euro takeover offer on the basis that it undervalues the company. According

Anheuser-Busch reportedly plans to reject InBev’s unsolicited 30 billion euro takeover offer on the basis that it undervalues the company. According

Business

Airbus A440M transporter makes first appearance

Airbus has rolled out its first A400M military transport plane at a ceremony at the factory in Seville, southern Spain where it was assembled. The

Airbus has rolled out its first A400M military transport plane at a ceremony at the factory in Seville, southern Spain where it was assembled. The

Business

UniCredit to expand eastwards

Europe’s fourth-largest bank, UniCredit has presented bold plans for growth in central and eastern Europe, where it is already the top lender. Over

Europe’s fourth-largest bank, UniCredit has presented bold plans for growth in central and eastern Europe, where it is already the top lender. Over

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Mugabe says he is ready to talk - but on his own terms

Zimbabwe’s leader Robert Mugabe has said he is open to holding talks with the opposition, but only after Friday’s presidential run-off vote. Speaking

Zimbabwe’s leader Robert Mugabe has said he is open to holding talks with the opposition, but only after Friday’s presidential run-off vote. Speaking

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Wary US welcome for N. Korean nuclear report

There has been a cautious White House welcome of North Korea’s delivery of nuclear data. But Washington’s response came with a warning that Pyongyang

There has been a cautious White House welcome of North Korea’s delivery of nuclear data. But Washington’s response came with a warning that Pyongyang

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Glossy buildings cannot hide Zimbabwe's crisis

First impressions can be deceptive. Gleaming buildings, glitzy shopping centres and busy streets usually indicate a healthy economy. But Harare is

First impressions can be deceptive. Gleaming buildings, glitzy shopping centres and busy streets usually indicate a healthy economy. But Harare is

Europe

Siberia summit aims to warm EU-Russia ties

Khanty Mansiysk welcomes European Union officials! The Russian oil boom town is hosting a summit to inaugurate talks on a new long-term cooperation

Khanty Mansiysk welcomes European Union officials! The Russian oil boom town is hosting a summit to inaugurate talks on a new long-term cooperation

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Berlin Airlift: the biggest home delivery in history

In the summer of 1945, Berlin lay in ruins. The Nazis had been defeated, but at great cost. The allies realised Germany would have to be re-built so

In the summer of 1945, Berlin lay in ruins. The Nazis had been defeated, but at great cost. The allies realised Germany would have to be re-built so

Culture

Duran Duran are back

Eighties superstars Duran Duran have teamed up with music producer Mark Ronson, who has remixed some of the band’s biggest hits. They’ll be premiered

Eighties superstars Duran Duran have teamed up with music producer Mark Ronson, who has remixed some of the band’s biggest hits. They’ll be premiered

Europe

Bavarian milk woes far from over

The milk is hitting the fan for dairy farmers in Bavaria. They accuse creameries and discounters of conspiring to drive the price down. They are also

The milk is hitting the fan for dairy farmers in Bavaria. They accuse creameries and discounters of conspiring to drive the price down. They are also

Europe

Lebanon's media mirrors its varied population

The media in Lebanon is considered one of the most diverse in the Arab world. The outlets are closely related to its political and religious groups

The media in Lebanon is considered one of the most diverse in the Arab world. The outlets are closely related to its political and religious groups

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Germany remembers the " chocolate bombers" 60 years on

Germany is commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift. Pilots of the “chocolate bombers” that kept the city supplied, despite a Soviet

Germany is commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift. Pilots of the “chocolate bombers” that kept the city supplied, despite a Soviet

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North Korea hands nuclear dossier to international community

After months of waiting, North Korea has handed a dossier on its nuclear activities to the international community. The report is a key step in the

After months of waiting, North Korea has handed a dossier on its nuclear activities to the international community. The report is a key step in the

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Italy cranks up the pressure on Roma communities

Italy’s Interior Minister Roberto Maroni has announced new measures directed at the country’s Roma community. Maroni, a member of the right-wing

Italy’s Interior Minister Roberto Maroni has announced new measures directed at the country’s Roma community. Maroni, a member of the right-wing

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US agrees to lift sanctions as North Korea hands over nuclear dossier

North Korea has handed over a long-awaited dossier on its nuclear activities to Chinese government officials. The report, which is six months late

North Korea has handed over a long-awaited dossier on its nuclear activities to Chinese government officials. The report, which is six months late

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Fans in good spirits ahead of Euro 2008 semi-final

Fired up with football fever, Spanish supporters have been heading to Vienna to back their side in tonight’s Euro 2008 semi-final. There, they will

Fired up with football fever, Spanish supporters have been heading to Vienna to back their side in tonight’s Euro 2008 semi-final. There, they will

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Pressure mounts on Mugabe over Zimbabwe poll

From Africa and beyond, pressure is piling on Zimbabwe’s leader Robert Mugabe to call off Friday’s presidential run-off election. So far

From Africa and beyond, pressure is piling on Zimbabwe’s leader Robert Mugabe to call off Friday’s presidential run-off election. So far

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First summit for EU and Russia under Medvedev

Siberia is the setting for the European Union’s first summit with new Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. A symbol of Russia’s oil wealth, the town

Siberia is the setting for the European Union’s first summit with new Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. A symbol of Russia’s oil wealth, the town

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Sarkozy gets it in the neck over "sexist" EU blunder

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has got it in the neck for a gift handed out to deputies to mark his country’s six month presidency of the EU, which

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has got it in the neck for a gift handed out to deputies to mark his country’s six month presidency of the EU, which

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Mandela criticises Mugabe's rule

Nelson Mandela has spoken out for the first time in public against Zimbabwe’s leader Robert Mugabe. The former South African President condemned

Nelson Mandela has spoken out for the first time in public against Zimbabwe’s leader Robert Mugabe. The former South African President condemned

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Sarkozy bans the break on public television

The news that France will ban all primetime advertising on public television from the beginning of next year has prompted angry union demonstrations

The news that France will ban all primetime advertising on public television from the beginning of next year has prompted angry union demonstrations

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Briton who killed family faces life without parole in US

A British man who murdered his wife and baby in the United States, then hid their bodies and fled home to the UK, has been found guilty of their

A British man who murdered his wife and baby in the United States, then hid their bodies and fled home to the UK, has been found guilty of their

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Saudis 'foil' al Qaeda terror plot

Saudi Arabian security forces claim to have uncovered a plot to launch a series of attacks on oil installations in the country. Caches of guns

Saudi Arabian security forces claim to have uncovered a plot to launch a series of attacks on oil installations in the country. Caches of guns