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2008-09-25

Europe

Egypt campaigning hard for family planning

To cope with overpopulation, Egypt must “correct misconceptions.” Exploring Egyptian women’s health, journey to a land wrapped in tradition.

To cope with overpopulation, Egypt must “correct misconceptions.” Exploring Egyptian women’s health, journey to a land wrapped in tradition.

Europe

Expect daytime running lights on new cars to improve road safety

Automatic Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) will become required equipment on all new vehicles in the EU from 2011, under rekindled road safety proposals

Automatic Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) will become required equipment on all new vehicles in the EU from 2011, under rekindled road safety proposals

Europe

Renegades in parliament skunk auto-lobby over pollution caps

EU carmakers have received a kick in the exhaust pipe from the European Parliament’s environment committee. Liberals, Greens and some Socialists

EU carmakers have received a kick in the exhaust pipe from the European Parliament’s environment committee. Liberals, Greens and some Socialists

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Steinbrück: US no longer world finance leader

Germany’s finance minister has given the United States a stark warning, blaming today’s global financial crisis on America’s culture of double-digit

Germany’s finance minister has given the United States a stark warning, blaming today’s global financial crisis on America’s culture of double-digit

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Austria: Social Democrats slip in polls

The latest opinion poll in Austria shows the centre-left Social Democrats losing some of their slender lead to their conservative coalition partners

The latest opinion poll in Austria shows the centre-left Social Democrats losing some of their slender lead to their conservative coalition partners

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Contrast of leadership styles in Austrian election

It was Wilhelm Molterer’s decision to quit the uneasy Austrian ruling coaltion that finally brought its fraught tenure to an end. The Christian

It was Wilhelm Molterer’s decision to quit the uneasy Austrian ruling coaltion that finally brought its fraught tenure to an end. The Christian

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Far right set for gains in Austrian election

The far right in Austria is going into this weekend’s general election in confident mood. Their fortunes appear to have been boosted by the sharp

The far right in Austria is going into this weekend’s general election in confident mood. Their fortunes appear to have been boosted by the sharp

Business

Alitalia bailout resurrected

There has been a breakthrough in the last-ditch efforts by the Italian government to try to save Alitalia from bankruptcy. The country’s biggest

There has been a breakthrough in the last-ditch efforts by the Italian government to try to save Alitalia from bankruptcy. The country’s biggest

Business

Hewlett-Packard's European layoffs revealed

More details have emerged of US technology giant Hewlett-Packard’s plans to lay off 24,600 people over the next three years. According to a union

More details have emerged of US technology giant Hewlett-Packard’s plans to lay off 24,600 people over the next three years. According to a union

Business

Anger over further Renault job cuts

Renault workers have been holding stoppages and demonstrations after the carmaker announced final details of 2,000 more layoffs in Europe, including

Renault workers have been holding stoppages and demonstrations after the carmaker announced final details of 2,000 more layoffs in Europe, including

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Presidential rivals at White House for talks

Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama are meeting President George W Bush at the White House for talks on the financial crisis

Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama are meeting President George W Bush at the White House for talks on the financial crisis

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EU joins global movement against Chinese milk

The European Union has joined a growing list of countries worldwide which are banning Chinese milk products because of the chemical contamination

The European Union has joined a growing list of countries worldwide which are banning Chinese milk products because of the chemical contamination

Europe

Bridge or barrier? The role of multilingualism in Europe today

They each speak four languages, and agree that multilingualism is the bridge to connect Europe’s varied cultures. In this edition of Agora,

They each speak four languages, and agree that multilingualism is the bridge to connect Europe’s varied cultures. In this edition of Agora,

Culture

Broadcasters pick tomorrow's cartoons

This year the Cartoon Forum – the event at which animated films are bought and sold – was held in southern Germany. More than 760 broadcasters

This year the Cartoon Forum – the event at which animated films are bought and sold – was held in southern Germany. More than 760 broadcasters

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China's third manned spaceflight blasts off

China’s third manned space mission has blasted-off from a remote launch site in the north-west of the country. The Shenzou VII capsule was carried

China’s third manned space mission has blasted-off from a remote launch site in the north-west of the country. The Shenzou VII capsule was carried

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German health workers protest at lack of funds

More than 80,000 German healthcare workers have held a protest in Berlin to denounce a lack of funding in an ever-more expensive sector. Doctors

More than 80,000 German healthcare workers have held a protest in Berlin to denounce a lack of funding in an ever-more expensive sector. Doctors

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China milk scandal: Brussels proposes controls

The World Health Organisation and UNICEF have described the growing scandal over contaminated Chinese milk-powder as deplorable. More and more

The World Health Organisation and UNICEF have described the growing scandal over contaminated Chinese milk-powder as deplorable. More and more

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Top-level White House talks on Wall St crisis

President George W Bush has invited Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama and Republican candidate John McCain to the White House to meet

President George W Bush has invited Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama and Republican candidate John McCain to the White House to meet

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Germany blames US for global downturn

The German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück has laid the blame for the global financial crisis squarely on the United States and what he called the

The German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück has laid the blame for the global financial crisis squarely on the United States and what he called the

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Alitalia lifeline revived

There is speculation that Italy’s beleaguered airline Alitalia could be saved at the last minute. The debt-ridden carrier has until Thursday to

There is speculation that Italy’s beleaguered airline Alitalia could be saved at the last minute. The debt-ridden carrier has until Thursday to

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Bush warns the entire US economy is "in danger"

After the country’s top money men, it was the turn of the US President to persuade Congress to act quickly and pass a 500 billion euro financial

After the country’s top money men, it was the turn of the US President to persuade Congress to act quickly and pass a 500 billion euro financial