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2008-09-08

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Results for Sarkozy's Moscow mission

A new mediation mission over the Caucasus crisis has borne fruit for French President Nicolas Sarkozy. After talks with his Russian counterpart

A new mediation mission over the Caucasus crisis has borne fruit for French President Nicolas Sarkozy. After talks with his Russian counterpart

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Three liquid bomb plotters found guilty

Three British men have been found guilty of planning to kill people as part of a terrorist plot involving homemade liquid bombs. However, the jury

Three British men have been found guilty of planning to kill people as part of a terrorist plot involving homemade liquid bombs. However, the jury

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Hurricane Ike weaker but could gain strength

Hurricane Ike has weakened over Cuba, but forecasters warn it could pick up strength as it moves towards the US. Ike has been downgraded to a

Hurricane Ike has weakened over Cuba, but forecasters warn it could pick up strength as it moves towards the US. Ike has been downgraded to a

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Georgia: one month on

Georgia still bears the scars of its brief war with Russia. In Gori, the damage to buildings testifies to the bombings and combat. Those that fled

Georgia still bears the scars of its brief war with Russia. In Gori, the damage to buildings testifies to the bombings and combat. Those that fled

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Results for Sarkozy's Moscow mission

A new mediation mission over the Caucasus crisis has borne fruit for French President Nicolas Sarkozy. After talks with his Russian counterpart

A new mediation mission over the Caucasus crisis has borne fruit for French President Nicolas Sarkozy. After talks with his Russian counterpart

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World court hears Georgian lawsuit against Russia

A lawsuit brought by Georgia against Russia is being heard at the UN International Court of Justice in the Hague. On the first day of preliminary

A lawsuit brought by Georgia against Russia is being heard at the UN International Court of Justice in the Hague. On the first day of preliminary

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Results for Sarkozy's Moscow mission

A new mediation mission over the Caucasus crisis has borne fruit for French President Nicolas Sarkozy. After talks with his Russian counterpart

A new mediation mission over the Caucasus crisis has borne fruit for French President Nicolas Sarkozy. After talks with his Russian counterpart

Business

Boeing strike worries supplies

The strike by 27,000 Boeing machinists has sent ripples of concern though the planemaker’s parts supplies around the world, particularly in Europe

The strike by 27,000 Boeing machinists has sent ripples of concern though the planemaker’s parts supplies around the world, particularly in Europe

Business

US mortgage moves boost shares

European shares finished up over 3% on Monday with investors’ confidence boosted by the US government’s takeover of troubled mortgage financiers

European shares finished up over 3% on Monday with investors’ confidence boosted by the US government’s takeover of troubled mortgage financiers

Business

Falling cigarette sales prompt UST purchase

The US group Altria is to buy UST, the largest US maker of smokeless tobacco products, that is ground up tobacco – snuff – which people put in their

The US group Altria is to buy UST, the largest US maker of smokeless tobacco products, that is ground up tobacco – snuff – which people put in their

Business

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac bail out welcomed

The largest financial bailout in US history has investors around the world breathing a sigh of relief – for the moment. On Sunday, Washington took

The largest financial bailout in US history has investors around the world breathing a sigh of relief – for the moment. On Sunday, Washington took

Science_technology

Dig finds Wari mummies in Lima

Archaeologists in Peru have unearthed three mummies from a tomb in central Lima that are the remains of members of the ancient Wari people. One of

Archaeologists in Peru have unearthed three mummies from a tomb in central Lima that are the remains of members of the ancient Wari people. One of

Culture

Comeback kid Rourke steals show in Venice

After much criticism of the standard of films on show, the 65th Venice Film festival has closed, leaving the Golden Lion prize to a film that met

After much criticism of the standard of films on show, the 65th Venice Film festival has closed, leaving the Golden Lion prize to a film that met

Culture

Old meets new at Grottaglie pottery exhibition

Ceramics have played a big part in the cultural and economic history of Grottaglie in southern Italy and the town is paying homage to the pottery

Ceramics have played a big part in the cultural and economic history of Grottaglie in southern Italy and the town is paying homage to the pottery

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Appeals for calm after riots in Spanish town

The Spanish town of Roquetas de Mar remains tense after disturbances at the weekend in which an African immigrant was fatally stabbed. Hundreds of

The Spanish town of Roquetas de Mar remains tense after disturbances at the weekend in which an African immigrant was fatally stabbed. Hundreds of

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Brown tries to reassure British about economy

Gordon Brown has responded to criticism of his leadership by saying he is confident “Britain’s future is bright” despite the economic downturn. But

Gordon Brown has responded to criticism of his leadership by saying he is confident “Britain’s future is bright” despite the economic downturn. But

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Hurricane Ike hits Cuba

Hurricane Ike has weakened into a category two storm as it hits Cuba after killing more than 30 people in Haiti. Around a million people have been

Hurricane Ike has weakened into a category two storm as it hits Cuba after killing more than 30 people in Haiti. Around a million people have been

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Georgia accuses Russia at world court

Georgia has accused Russia of human rights violations at an emergency hearing of the International Court of Justice in the Hague. Tbilisi claims

Georgia has accused Russia of human rights violations at an emergency hearing of the International Court of Justice in the Hague. Tbilisi claims

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Washington take-over of Fannie & Freddie welcomed

Washington’s take-over of the US’s two major mortgage financial companies has been welcomed with relief. Both the IMF and Japan have approved of

Washington’s take-over of the US’s two major mortgage financial companies has been welcomed with relief. Both the IMF and Japan have approved of

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Buffer zone sticking point in Caucasus talks

French President Nicolas Sarkozy will demand Moscow complies with a month-old peace plan for Georgia or risk demaging relations with the EU when he

French President Nicolas Sarkozy will demand Moscow complies with a month-old peace plan for Georgia or risk demaging relations with the EU when he

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Ike strikes Cuba after causing havoc in Haiti

Huge waves crashing onshore were the first sign that Hurricane Ike had made landfall in Cuba. With 195 kilometre winds and heavy rains, Ike hit the

Huge waves crashing onshore were the first sign that Hurricane Ike had made landfall in Cuba. With 195 kilometre winds and heavy rains, Ike hit the

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Serbia's opposition in disarray after EU revolt

Serbia’s main political opposition party is in disarray after the resignation of its leader. Tomislav Nikolic stood down after hard-line colleagues

Serbia’s main political opposition party is in disarray after the resignation of its leader. Tomislav Nikolic stood down after hard-line colleagues

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Italian government frees prisoners to ease overcrowding

The Italian government has decided to tackle the problem of overcrowding in its prisons by releasing more than 7000 detainees under

The Italian government has decided to tackle the problem of overcrowding in its prisons by releasing more than 7000 detainees under

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Georgia seeks Hague judgement against Russia

Georgia will seek a ruling from the UN’s highest court in the Hague later today ordering Russia to stop what it is claimed are human rights

Georgia will seek a ruling from the UN’s highest court in the Hague later today ordering Russia to stop what it is claimed are human rights