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2008-09-29

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Congress rejects financial bail-out of Wall Street

The United States proposed bail-out bill has been rejected by congress by 228 votes to 205. The White House is said to be “deeply disappointed”

The United States proposed bail-out bill has been rejected by congress by 228 votes to 205. The White House is said to be “deeply disappointed”

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Soul-searching in Austria over far-right advance

For some it is time to celebrate, for others it is a time of soul-searching. After the far-right won almost a third of the vote in Austria’s

For some it is time to celebrate, for others it is a time of soul-searching. After the far-right won almost a third of the vote in Austria’s

Europe

EU fisheries ministers to tear up 25yr -old policy

The EU’s fisheries ministers have sat down to harpoon the agreement that has regulated the industry for the past quarter-century. It fulfills a

The EU’s fisheries ministers have sat down to harpoon the agreement that has regulated the industry for the past quarter-century. It fulfills a

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Efforts intensify to battle credit crisis

European governments, along with Washington, are increasingly having to intervene to prevent a domino-like spread of financial institution failures

European governments, along with Washington, are increasingly having to intervene to prevent a domino-like spread of financial institution failures

Europe

Singh on key 2-day European visit

A big two days of European summits for the Indian prime minister. On Monday it is with the European Union, with whom Manmohan Singh hopes to sign a

A big two days of European summits for the Indian prime minister. On Monday it is with the European Union, with whom Manmohan Singh hopes to sign a

Business

Alitalia's last unions back bailout

Italy’s national airline Alitalia has avoided collapse by winning grudging support for an investor bailout from its last two hold-out trade

Italy’s national airline Alitalia has avoided collapse by winning grudging support for an investor bailout from its last two hold-out trade

Europe

European citizens rights

“European citizenship: not just words, but also concrete rights!” That is the slogan of a new EU information campaign. As a citizen of a EU country

“European citizenship: not just words, but also concrete rights!” That is the slogan of a new EU information campaign. As a citizen of a EU country

Europe

EU boosts food aid programme

To combat rising food prices the EU is to reinforce its food aid programme. In 2006 13 million people received assistance, but it is estimated 43

To combat rising food prices the EU is to reinforce its food aid programme. In 2006 13 million people received assistance, but it is estimated 43

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Banks on brink of financial meltdown

European stockmarkets plummeted on Monday again despite the European Central Bank matching its Asian counterparts by injecting more cash into

European stockmarkets plummeted on Monday again despite the European Central Bank matching its Asian counterparts by injecting more cash into

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Merkel counts cost of Bavaria result

German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces an uphill battle in next year’s general election after a dreadful showing for one of her key allies in the

German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces an uphill battle in next year’s general election after a dreadful showing for one of her key allies in the

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Interview: Moroccan Royal aide, André Azoulay

André Azoulay is the archetypal princely adviser: diplomatic, discreet and politically adept. He is familiar with the corridors of power, not only in

André Azoulay is the archetypal princely adviser: diplomatic, discreet and politically adept. He is familiar with the corridors of power, not only in

Culture

Spike Lee tells story of Buffalo Soldiers

Spike Lee’s new film, Miracle at St. Anna, tells the story of the Buffalo Soldiers – the black Americans who fought in Europe in the Second World

Spike Lee’s new film, Miracle at St. Anna, tells the story of the Buffalo Soldiers – the black Americans who fought in Europe in the Second World

Science_technology

Pioneering device helps detect knee injuries

A revolutionary device to diagnose knee injuries is being pioneered in Portugal. It can be used during a scan to hold and move the knee, and detect

A revolutionary device to diagnose knee injuries is being pioneered in Portugal. It can be used during a scan to hold and move the knee, and detect

Culture

Ready-to-wear show opens in Paris

The ready-to-wear fashion week in Paris opened at the sumptuous Train Bleu restaurant in the Gare de Lyon railway station. It began with French

The ready-to-wear fashion week in Paris opened at the sumptuous Train Bleu restaurant in the Gare de Lyon railway station. It began with French

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Confusion over hostage release in Egypt

A group of nineteen tourists and guides who had been taken hostage by an armed gang in Egypt have been freed unharmed. The 11 Europeans and eight

A group of nineteen tourists and guides who had been taken hostage by an armed gang in Egypt have been freed unharmed. The 11 Europeans and eight

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Army bus blast fuels tensions in Lebanon

A deadly bomb attack in the Lebanese city of Tripoli has stoked sectarian tensions in the country. At least six people, most of them soldiers, were

A deadly bomb attack in the Lebanese city of Tripoli has stoked sectarian tensions in the country. At least six people, most of them soldiers, were

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OSCE criticises Belarus election

Belarus’s parliamentary election fell short of international democratic standards, according to Europe’s election monitors. The Organisation for

Belarus’s parliamentary election fell short of international democratic standards, according to Europe’s election monitors. The Organisation for

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Western hostages freed in Egypt

A group of hostages seized in Egypt more than a week ago have been freed according to local reports and the Italian Foreign Office. State

A group of hostages seized in Egypt more than a week ago have been freed according to local reports and the Italian Foreign Office. State

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Austrians anxious about political uncertainty

The rise of the right had been predicted in the polls but many Austrians were nonetheless dismayed this morning at the prospect of further

The rise of the right had been predicted in the polls but many Austrians were nonetheless dismayed this morning at the prospect of further

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Far-right surge upsets Austria's political balance

The far-right is once again a force to be reckoned with in Austria. The almost 30 percent of the vote secured by the bloc in last night’s election

The far-right is once again a force to be reckoned with in Austria. The almost 30 percent of the vote secured by the bloc in last night’s election

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European bank shares tumble amid liquidity fears

European shares extended losses in early trading with news of Fortis’ nationalisation hitting the banking sector hard. It is the first major

European shares extended losses in early trading with news of Fortis’ nationalisation hitting the banking sector hard. It is the first major

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Deadly blast hits Lebanese city

A suspected car bomb blast has killed at least five people and injured 17 others in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli. According to initial

A suspected car bomb blast has killed at least five people and injured 17 others in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli. According to initial

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US politicians bury their differences

Democrats and Republican politicians appear to have settled their differences over a 500 billion euro rescue package for the US financial

Democrats and Republican politicians appear to have settled their differences over a 500 billion euro rescue package for the US financial