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2008-09-27

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Alitalia rescue plan set for green light

It is looking more and more likely that the Alitalia rescue plan is “good to go”. The pilots’ unions have apparently put their signature to it after

It is looking more and more likely that the Alitalia rescue plan is “good to go”. The pilots’ unions have apparently put their signature to it after

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No front-runner in Austrian elections

Tomorrow’s election in Austria remains wide open. With just hours to go until voting starts, one in three people are said to be undecided about whom

Tomorrow’s election in Austria remains wide open. With just hours to go until voting starts, one in three people are said to be undecided about whom

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Paul Newman dies of cancer at the age of 83

Paul Newman dominated the big screen and was venerated as much by fellow actors as by the cinema-going public. Born in 1925, he made his stage

Paul Newman dominated the big screen and was venerated as much by fellow actors as by the cinema-going public. Born in 1925, he made his stage

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Obama and McCain: score draw in tv debate

In a civil debate interspersed with exasperation at times, Barack Obama and John McCain were keen to highlight their differences in front of the

In a civil debate interspersed with exasperation at times, Barack Obama and John McCain were keen to highlight their differences in front of the

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Economy

Investors in the Fortis banking and insurance group face an anxious weekend as the Belgian-Dutch bank holds talks on its future with the Belgian

Investors in the Fortis banking and insurance group face an anxious weekend as the Belgian-Dutch bank holds talks on its future with the Belgian

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Movie legend Paul Newman takes his final bow

Paul Newman died at home surrounded by his family. A long-time smoker, he was diagnosed with lung cancer this summer, and began treatment in a New

Paul Newman died at home surrounded by his family. A long-time smoker, he was diagnosed with lung cancer this summer, and began treatment in a New

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Quartet plan Mid-East peace talks in Spring

Hopes of a Mid-East peace deal before the end of the Bush administration appear to have been quietly put aside by certain parties involved in the

Hopes of a Mid-East peace deal before the end of the Bush administration appear to have been quietly put aside by certain parties involved in the

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China takes huge step in space

One huge step for China. That is how the space walk by astronaut Zhai Zhigang, the son of a snack-seller, is being portrayed to the world. As

One huge step for China. That is how the space walk by astronaut Zhai Zhigang, the son of a snack-seller, is being portrayed to the world. As

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Car bomb kills 17 in Syria

A Syrian intelligence post may have been the target of a car bombing this morning in Damascus. Seventeen people died and around the same number again

A Syrian intelligence post may have been the target of a car bombing this morning in Damascus. Seventeen people died and around the same number again

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The right gains ground in Austrian polls

Opinion polls in the Austrian parliamentary election had the two mainstream parties almost neck and neck as campaigning drew to a close. Whoever

Opinion polls in the Austrian parliamentary election had the two mainstream parties almost neck and neck as campaigning drew to a close. Whoever

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Alitalia pilots accept rescue plan

Alitalia’s pilots have agreed to accept a deal which could bring the ailing airline back from the brink of collapse. Earlier the carrier was given

Alitalia’s pilots have agreed to accept a deal which could bring the ailing airline back from the brink of collapse. Earlier the carrier was given

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Financial crisis dominates first US presidential debate

America’s financial crisis dominated the first of three live televised debates between the two main candidates for the Presidency. Democrat Barack

America’s financial crisis dominated the first of three live televised debates between the two main candidates for the Presidency. Democrat Barack

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Economy

Wall Street shares surged over hopes of an agreement on a 479 billion euro rescue package for the stricken financial sector. Big bank shares staged

Wall Street shares surged over hopes of an agreement on a 479 billion euro rescue package for the stricken financial sector. Big bank shares staged