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2008-10-03

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Bush bail-out plan accepted at second attempt

President Bush’s multi-billion bail-out plan has been adopted by the US Congress. Eyeing the stock markets and their election chances in November

President Bush’s multi-billion bail-out plan has been adopted by the US Congress. Eyeing the stock markets and their election chances in November

Europe

US election from a European perspective

The McCain-Obama US election race has captured the European imagination, and the time is right to take a look at the American election from a

The McCain-Obama US election race has captured the European imagination, and the time is right to take a look at the American election from a

Europe

The Iraqis who seek refuge in Syria

Syria has become the land of refuge for Iraqis fleeing their country’s troubles. 1.5 million Iraqis are living here, mostly in Damascus. But life is

Syria has become the land of refuge for Iraqis fleeing their country’s troubles. 1.5 million Iraqis are living here, mostly in Damascus. But life is

Business

Rollercoaster week for European equities

Europe’s stock markets finished the week with a major rally – up 3% – and financial companies were the strongest performers. The region’s

Europe’s stock markets finished the week with a major rally – up 3% – and financial companies were the strongest performers. The region’s

Business

US jobs figures far worse than expected

More gloomy economic statistics from the US. A total of 159,000 people lost their jobs in September. That is much worse that economists had

More gloomy economic statistics from the US. A total of 159,000 people lost their jobs in September. That is much worse that economists had

Business

Crude prices rise

Oil prices perked up again on Friday, though they did record their biggest weekly drop since 2004. Energy traders remain worried a recession will

Oil prices perked up again on Friday, though they did record their biggest weekly drop since 2004. Energy traders remain worried a recession will

News

Peter Mandelson, the Great Survivor

Peter Mandelson is the Great Survivor of modern British politics. It is unlikely that any other politician would have beaten the odds as he has done

Peter Mandelson is the Great Survivor of modern British politics. It is unlikely that any other politician would have beaten the odds as he has done

News

Bush bail-out plan accepted at second attempt

President Bush’s multi-billion bail-out plan has been adopted by the US Congress. Eyeing the stock markets and their election chances in November

President Bush’s multi-billion bail-out plan has been adopted by the US Congress. Eyeing the stock markets and their election chances in November

Europe

Internet computer games like this one – where players take part in a school massacre – have helped prompt the Council of Europe to issue a series of

Internet computer games like this one – where players take part in a school massacre – have helped prompt the Council of Europe to issue a series of

News

Snap polls in US say Biden won TV debate

As one paper summed it up: anyone who thought there would be blood on the tracks from a train wreck will have been disappointed. Both the Democrats

As one paper summed it up: anyone who thought there would be blood on the tracks from a train wreck will have been disappointed. Both the Democrats

News

Russian soldiers killed in S.Ossetia blast

A number of people have been killed in a car explosion near a Russian base in Georgia’s breakaway region of South Ossetia. Initial information about

A number of people have been killed in a car explosion near a Russian base in Georgia’s breakaway region of South Ossetia. Initial information about

News

Outcry over Dutroux house sale

It has become known as the House of Horrors. Twelve years ago the bodies of two young girls were found buried, the victims of notorious Belgian

It has become known as the House of Horrors. Twelve years ago the bodies of two young girls were found buried, the victims of notorious Belgian

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Mandelson proves he is the Comeback Kid

One of Britain’s most controversial politicians is returning to government for a third time. Peter Mandelson leaves the European Commission, where he

One of Britain’s most controversial politicians is returning to government for a third time. Peter Mandelson leaves the European Commission, where he

Science_technology

ATV: the next step

Europe’s ATV – the Jules Verne – ended its first mission with a controlled break-up over the Pacific. Its developers are already thinking about the

Europe’s ATV – the Jules Verne – ended its first mission with a controlled break-up over the Pacific. Its developers are already thinking about the

Culture

Diplomat's sculptures on show in Beirut

Patrick Renauld is a sculptor who is also a European diplomat. Now head of the European Commission’s delegation in Jordan, he came back to Beirut for

Patrick Renauld is a sculptor who is also a European diplomat. Now head of the European Commission’s delegation in Jordan, he came back to Beirut for

Culture

Chaplin in Lisbon

Geraldine Chaplin has paid a visit to Lisbon to see the exhibition dedicated to her father, “Chaplin in Pictures”. The exhibition, which includes

Geraldine Chaplin has paid a visit to Lisbon to see the exhibition dedicated to her father, “Chaplin in Pictures”. The exhibition, which includes

Culture

Newman - icon and champion of the poor

He was a screen legend, a philanthropist, a racing driver, and a devoted husband. Paul Newman, who died in September aged 83, starred in more than 60

He was a screen legend, a philanthropist, a racing driver, and a devoted husband. Paul Newman, who died in September aged 83, starred in more than 60

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Palin/Biden debate judged a draw

Lively, but polite is the conclusion after the eagerly-awaited vice-Presidential debate between Sarah Palin and Joe Biden. In an event littered with

Lively, but polite is the conclusion after the eagerly-awaited vice-Presidential debate between Sarah Palin and Joe Biden. In an event littered with

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US bail-out vote looms

As a darkening economic picture drags money markets down, pressure is piling on the US House of Representatives to follow the Senate and approve

As a darkening economic picture drags money markets down, pressure is piling on the US House of Representatives to follow the Senate and approve

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Mandelson's shock return to government

One of Britain’s most controversial and divisive politicians is to make a dramatic return to power, as Prime Minister Gordon Brown tries to save his

One of Britain’s most controversial and divisive politicians is to make a dramatic return to power, as Prime Minister Gordon Brown tries to save his

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Republicans and Democrats each claim debate win

Both Republicans and Democrats are claiming victory in the key television debate between vice- presidential candidates Sarah Palin and Joe

Both Republicans and Democrats are claiming victory in the key television debate between vice- presidential candidates Sarah Palin and Joe

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US vice-presidential candidates' first and only debate

The two US vice-presidential candidates have gone head to head in their first and only TV showdown. Millions of Americans were expected to tune in

The two US vice-presidential candidates have gone head to head in their first and only TV showdown. Millions of Americans were expected to tune in

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Europe clashes over how to tackle financial crisis

Europe’s handling of the global financial crisis continues to divide the bloc ahead of an emergency summit on Saturday. France has denied it was

Europe’s handling of the global financial crisis continues to divide the bloc ahead of an emergency summit on Saturday. France has denied it was

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Russia and Ukraine agree on gas deal

Russia has spared Ukraine from a steep price rise in gas for the time being despite a row over arms sales to Georgia. Russian prime minister

Russia has spared Ukraine from a steep price rise in gas for the time being despite a row over arms sales to Georgia. Russian prime minister

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Body parts found next to Fosset's plane

Body parts have been found next to the wrecked plane of missing American adventurer Steve Fosset. Rescue teams confirmed the plane was the one

Body parts have been found next to the wrecked plane of missing American adventurer Steve Fosset. Rescue teams confirmed the plane was the one