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2008-08-01

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Yukos executive convicted in Kremlin "show trial"

A senior executive at Russia’s now-defunct Yukos oil empire has been sentenced in his absence to life in prison for murder. Leonid Nevzlin was one of

A senior executive at Russia’s now-defunct Yukos oil empire has been sentenced in his absence to life in prison for murder. Leonid Nevzlin was one of

Business

EDF gives up on British Energy purchase

The giant French power company EDF has abandoned plans for a 15 billion euro deal to buy the UK nuclear power generator British Energy. That is a

The giant French power company EDF has abandoned plans for a 15 billion euro deal to buy the UK nuclear power generator British Energy. That is a

Business

European shares end lower

European stocks finished Friday down more than 1% as oil prices jumped in volatile trading and the US unemployment rate hit its highest level in four

European stocks finished Friday down more than 1% as oil prices jumped in volatile trading and the US unemployment rate hit its highest level in four

Business

GM makes another massive loss

Another horrible quarter for the world’s biggest car maker. General Motors posted an almost ten billion euro quarterly loss as its North American

Another horrible quarter for the world’s biggest car maker. General Motors posted an almost ten billion euro quarterly loss as its North American

Business

BA profit collapses

British Airways saw its earnings collapsed in the last quarter as a consequence of high oil prices, an economic slowdown and weak consumer

British Airways saw its earnings collapsed in the last quarter as a consequence of high oil prices, an economic slowdown and weak consumer

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Jury discharged in 7/7 conspiracy bombing trial

The trial of three men accused of helping the July 7th bombers in London has been thrown into confusion tonight after the jury failed to reach a

The trial of three men accused of helping the July 7th bombers in London has been thrown into confusion tonight after the jury failed to reach a

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Hamas/Fatah relations worsen after Gaza arrests

Relations between the rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah have sunk to a new low, with the arrest of Fatah’s two most-senior figures in

Relations between the rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah have sunk to a new low, with the arrest of Fatah’s two most-senior figures in

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China calls for politics free Olympics

There’s been a mixed reaction to China’s partial lifting of its ban on unrestricted internet access for foreign media. With just a week to go

There’s been a mixed reaction to China’s partial lifting of its ban on unrestricted internet access for foreign media. With just a week to go

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Euthanasia calls get louder in Italy

The issue of euthanasia is making the headlines in Italy over a woman who has been in a coma for 16-years. It follows a move by state prosecutors

The issue of euthanasia is making the headlines in Italy over a woman who has been in a coma for 16-years. It follows a move by state prosecutors

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At least 17 schoolgirls dead in Turkey gas explosion

At least 17 girls are now known to have died in a gas explosion in southern Turkey. Twenty-seven others were hurt in the blast, and several more were

At least 17 girls are now known to have died in a gas explosion in southern Turkey. Twenty-seven others were hurt in the blast, and several more were

Business

BMW's profit warning

BMW has shocked the markets with a much worse than expected profit warning. It will miss its targets this year and warned 2009 will be “difficult and

BMW has shocked the markets with a much worse than expected profit warning. It will miss its targets this year and warned 2009 will be “difficult and

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Total solar eclipse wows much of the world

Thousands of people across the world have witnessed one of the most spectacular stellar sights – a total solar eclipse. An eerie silence descended

Thousands of people across the world have witnessed one of the most spectacular stellar sights – a total solar eclipse. An eerie silence descended

Culture

Jazzing up the line-up at Vienne

Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis, George “Buddy” Guy – France’s jazz festival at the impressive Roman theatre in Vienne pulled in some of the world’s

Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis, George “Buddy” Guy – France’s jazz festival at the impressive Roman theatre in Vienne pulled in some of the world’s

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Holbrooke denies Karadzic courtroom claims

Explaining his disappearance for more than a decade, Radovan Karadzic accused the United States of offering him a deal if he left politics. He told

Explaining his disappearance for more than a decade, Radovan Karadzic accused the United States of offering him a deal if he left politics. He told

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EDF nuclear deal in doubt

The French electricity giant, EDF, appears to have failed in its bid to takeover Britain’s nuclear power generator, British Energy. EDF was

The French electricity giant, EDF, appears to have failed in its bid to takeover Britain’s nuclear power generator, British Energy. EDF was

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Turkish schoolgirls die in a school gas explosion

A gas explosion has destroyed a girls’ dormitory in Turkey, killing more than a dozen students and trapping others under the rubble of the collapsed

A gas explosion has destroyed a girls’ dormitory in Turkey, killing more than a dozen students and trapping others under the rubble of the collapsed

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Confusion over web access for Olympic journalists

Last minute negotiations are going on in China to try to guarantee Olympic journalists unrestricted access to the internet. For now many sites

Last minute negotiations are going on in China to try to guarantee Olympic journalists unrestricted access to the internet. For now many sites

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Lufthansa reaches pay deal with ground staff

The Lufthansa strike could be over. The airline says it has reached a pay deal with the Verdi union, representing 50,000 ground staff, five days into

The Lufthansa strike could be over. The airline says it has reached a pay deal with the Verdi union, representing 50,000 ground staff, five days into

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Romania's President criticises Italy's Roma policy

The Romanian president has given a mixed reaction to Italy’s treatment of ethnic Roma after discussing the matter with the Italian Prime

The Romanian president has given a mixed reaction to Italy’s treatment of ethnic Roma after discussing the matter with the Italian Prime

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Azores Constitution sparks Portuguese President's speech

The President of Portugal has interrupted his holidays to make a televised address to the nation, in which he criticized a law reforming the

The President of Portugal has interrupted his holidays to make a televised address to the nation, in which he criticized a law reforming the

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Karadzic tells Hague court he fears for his life

At his first appearance before the UN war crimes tribunal at the Hague, Radovan Karadzic went on the attack, saying he had been kidnapped and feared

At his first appearance before the UN war crimes tribunal at the Hague, Radovan Karadzic went on the attack, saying he had been kidnapped and feared

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Italy hit by illegal immigration

A wave of around 800 illegal immigrants has hit Italy’s shores with officials warning the country is struggling to cope with the influx. The

A wave of around 800 illegal immigrants has hit Italy’s shores with officials warning the country is struggling to cope with the influx. The

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Holbrooke dismisses Karadzic's claims

Ex US Assistant Secretary of state Richard Holbrooke has refuted claims made by Radovan Karadzic. The former Bosnian Serb leader accuses Holbrooke of

Ex US Assistant Secretary of state Richard Holbrooke has refuted claims made by Radovan Karadzic. The former Bosnian Serb leader accuses Holbrooke of

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Phoenix space lander tastes Martian water

Nasa’s Phoenix spacecraft has identified water on Mars for the first time. After digging a trench at the landing site the craft discovered ice by

Nasa’s Phoenix spacecraft has identified water on Mars for the first time. After digging a trench at the landing site the craft discovered ice by