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2008-09-15

Europe

Ministers take aim at pirates after latest close shave off Somalia

The European Union’s foreign ministers are taking aim at pirates, of the heavily-armed Somalis-in-speedboats variety. The 27 EU member states have

The European Union’s foreign ministers are taking aim at pirates, of the heavily-armed Somalis-in-speedboats variety. The 27 EU member states have

News

Historic power sharing deal for Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe and his arch political rival Morgan Tsvangirai have signed an historic power-sharing deal. It is hoped the

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe and his arch political rival Morgan Tsvangirai have signed an historic power-sharing deal. It is hoped the

Europe

First EU-Roma Gypsy summit to tackle exclusion

The first EU Roma Summit is set to unfold in Brussels this Tuesday. The living conditions of Roma, social integration and representation across

The first EU Roma Summit is set to unfold in Brussels this Tuesday. The living conditions of Roma, social integration and representation across

Business

BASF bid for rival Ciba

The German chemical giant BASF has agreed a multi-billion euro deal for its Swiss rival Ciba. It will create the world’s biggest maker of additives

The German chemical giant BASF has agreed a multi-billion euro deal for its Swiss rival Ciba. It will create the world’s biggest maker of additives

Business

Lehmen Brothers files for bankruptcy

America’s forth largest investment bank Lehmen brothers collapses and its 25,000 workers are the first to feel its effects. Their loss of employment

America’s forth largest investment bank Lehmen brothers collapses and its 25,000 workers are the first to feel its effects. Their loss of employment

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Alitalia nears rescue deal

Italy’s biggest unions have clinched a provisional deal to save stricken airline Alitalia from potential collapse. Italy’s four main unions have

Italy’s biggest unions have clinched a provisional deal to save stricken airline Alitalia from potential collapse. Italy’s four main unions have

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NATO non-committal on Georgia membership date

NATO has reaffirmed its support for Georgia over the recent war with Russia, but is holding out on a start date for membership talks for the former

NATO has reaffirmed its support for Georgia over the recent war with Russia, but is holding out on a start date for membership talks for the former

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China set for more deaths from tainted baby milk

China has reported the death of a second infant from contaminated milk powder after a scandal that has affected more than a thousand children. It has

China has reported the death of a second infant from contaminated milk powder after a scandal that has affected more than a thousand children. It has

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EU agree Georgia plan

EU foreign ministers have met in Brussels to clear the way for 500 million euros in aid to Georgia. The financial package, is a response to the

EU foreign ministers have met in Brussels to clear the way for 500 million euros in aid to Georgia. The financial package, is a response to the

Business

Bush expresses faith in markets after Lehman loss

The US President has called for calm in the wake of the Lehman Brothers bank collapse. He said there would be problems in the short term but that the

The US President has called for calm in the wake of the Lehman Brothers bank collapse. He said there would be problems in the short term but that the

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German Nazi war crimes suspect goes on trial

A 90-year-old German man has gone on trial in Munich accused of committing crimes against humanity during the Nazi regime in Italy. Josef

A 90-year-old German man has gone on trial in Munich accused of committing crimes against humanity during the Nazi regime in Italy. Josef

Science_technology

An eco-friendly power station?

It looks like any other coal-fired power station. But Swedish firm Vattenfall, which operates a plant in eastern Germany, said that new technology

It looks like any other coal-fired power station. But Swedish firm Vattenfall, which operates a plant in eastern Germany, said that new technology

Culture

The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas on big screen

The film of John Boyne’s novel The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas has just been released. It tells the tale of an unlikely friendship between the son of

The film of John Boyne’s novel The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas has just been released. It tells the tale of an unlikely friendship between the son of

Culture

Fortier braves elements with French dance show

Every day, at the same time, in the same place – until the end of the month, whatever the weather. Canadian dancer Paul-Andre Fortier will be

Every day, at the same time, in the same place – until the end of the month, whatever the weather. Canadian dancer Paul-Andre Fortier will be

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Staying on track at Lotus

Lotus has had its fair share of ups and downs, facing changes of ownership and a highly competitive auto industry. Changing gear in changing times

Lotus has had its fair share of ups and downs, facing changes of ownership and a highly competitive auto industry. Changing gear in changing times

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Going green at Lotus

British sportscar company Lotus is investing in alternative fuels and recyclable materials, attracting clients to its consultancy business, and

British sportscar company Lotus is investing in alternative fuels and recyclable materials, attracting clients to its consultancy business, and

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Top NATO meetings in Georgia

High level NATO talks aimed at showing support for Georgia in its recent conflict with Russia are taking place in Tblisi. The NATO delegation, headed

High level NATO talks aimed at showing support for Georgia in its recent conflict with Russia are taking place in Tblisi. The NATO delegation, headed

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Lehman's seeks bankruptcy protection

A tumultuous weekend on Wall Street has led to the expected bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers and the US Federal Reserve acting to prevent panic in the

A tumultuous weekend on Wall Street has led to the expected bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers and the US Federal Reserve acting to prevent panic in the

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New hope for Zimbabwe as leaders sign pact

Zimbabwe is looking to a new future after President Robert Mugabe and the opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai signed up to a power-sharing deal that

Zimbabwe is looking to a new future after President Robert Mugabe and the opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai signed up to a power-sharing deal that

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Lehman a tale of too much risk, not enough cash

Lehman Brothers is the highest profile casualty of the credit crunch in the US. Experts portray it as a classic case of over-confidence in a game of

Lehman Brothers is the highest profile casualty of the credit crunch in the US. Experts portray it as a classic case of over-confidence in a game of

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Race to rescue Alitalia

Last ditch talks are continuing between government and unions to find a rescue package for stricken Italian national airline Alitalia. But, the

Last ditch talks are continuing between government and unions to find a rescue package for stricken Italian national airline Alitalia. But, the

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Financial chaos as Lehman's applies for Chapter 11

The world’s money markets are facing a financial whirlwind today, after one of America’s biggest banks stared bankruptcy in the face, and ten major

The world’s money markets are facing a financial whirlwind today, after one of America’s biggest banks stared bankruptcy in the face, and ten major

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Bolivian troops patrol capital of restive province

Two days after martial law was declared in Bolivia, soldiers are now patrolling a city that has been at the centre of anti-government demonstrations

Two days after martial law was declared in Bolivia, soldiers are now patrolling a city that has been at the centre of anti-government demonstrations