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2008-10-06

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Kyrgyzstan quake - day of national mourning

The first pictures of the damage caused by a powerful earthquake in a remote region of Kyrgyzstan have been taken – more than 24 hours after the

The first pictures of the damage caused by a powerful earthquake in a remote region of Kyrgyzstan have been taken – more than 24 hours after the

Business

UniCredit down after capital call

Shares in Italy’s UniCredit dropped 5.5% on Monday after the bank made a abrupt U-turn at the weekend and said it would need to boost its capital by

Shares in Italy’s UniCredit dropped 5.5% on Monday after the bank made a abrupt U-turn at the weekend and said it would need to boost its capital by

Europe

Brussels-funded migrants' centre opens in Mali

A centre dedicated to migrants has been inaugurated in the capital of Mali, Bamako. The European Commissioner for Development and the French

A centre dedicated to migrants has been inaugurated in the capital of Mali, Bamako. The European Commissioner for Development and the French

Europe

Sarkozy urges rejection of internet amendment

The President of France, Nicolas Sarkozy, has asked for the head of the European Commission to personally intervene to help overturn a vote in the

The President of France, Nicolas Sarkozy, has asked for the head of the European Commission to personally intervene to help overturn a vote in the

Business

Crisis fears pummel worldwide stocks

In the face of the worst financial crisis in nearly 80 years a panic sell-off of shares is continuing. Having lost confidence in the stability of

In the face of the worst financial crisis in nearly 80 years a panic sell-off of shares is continuing. Having lost confidence in the stability of

Business

Euro down against other currencies

In the face of the worsening financial crisis, the euro slumped. It suffered its biggest one day drop against the Japanese yen in nine years was and

In the face of the worsening financial crisis, the euro slumped. It suffered its biggest one day drop against the Japanese yen in nine years was and

Business

EU nations try to avoid bank panic

As the impact of the crisis widens in Europe, an increasing number of governments are trying to reduce the risk of a run on banks. Denmark is the

As the impact of the crisis widens in Europe, an increasing number of governments are trying to reduce the risk of a run on banks. Denmark is the

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Afghanistan: UN says war "unwinnable"

Seven years and many billions of euros after the US-led invasion of Afghanistan, even the UN has admitted the war on terrorism may never be won

Seven years and many billions of euros after the US-led invasion of Afghanistan, even the UN has admitted the war on terrorism may never be won

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'Angolagate' arms trial starts in Paris

A huge arms trafficking trial, dubbed “Angolagate”, has started in Paris, with former high-ranking French officials among the 42 people in the dock

A huge arms trafficking trial, dubbed “Angolagate”, has started in Paris, with former high-ranking French officials among the 42 people in the dock

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Strike brings Belgium to a halt

A countrywide strike in Belgium brought the public transport system to its knees, affecting trains, trams and buses. Unions were protesting over what

A countrywide strike in Belgium brought the public transport system to its knees, affecting trains, trams and buses. Unions were protesting over what

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Nobel prize for Aids and cancer researchers

Pioneering European research into AIDS and cancer has been recognised by the Nobel Committee in Stockholm. Half of this year’s prize for medicine and

Pioneering European research into AIDS and cancer has been recognised by the Nobel Committee in Stockholm. Half of this year’s prize for medicine and

Culture

Caruso's "Eagle Eye" is good Box Office

The film “ Eagle Eye” directed by D.J. Caruso, starring Shia LaBeouf and Michelle Monaghan, explores a scenario where technology designed to make

The film “ Eagle Eye” directed by D.J. Caruso, starring Shia LaBeouf and Michelle Monaghan, explores a scenario where technology designed to make

Culture

Paula Rego on display in Lisbon

A retrospective exhibition of Portuguese artist Paula Rego with works dating from the 50’s to the present day has opened at the Manuel de Brito Art

A retrospective exhibition of Portuguese artist Paula Rego with works dating from the 50’s to the present day has opened at the Manuel de Brito Art

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Turkey bombs Kurdish rebels in Iraq

Turkey has bombed rebel Kurdish bases in northern Iraq, in retaliation for the deaths of 15 soldiers inside Turkey last Friday. Twenty other soldiers

Turkey has bombed rebel Kurdish bases in northern Iraq, in retaliation for the deaths of 15 soldiers inside Turkey last Friday. Twenty other soldiers

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Nobel honours for discovery of deadly viruses

The Nobel prize for medicine or physiology has been awarded to three people who discovered viruses that cause deadly diseases. Germany’s Harald zur

The Nobel prize for medicine or physiology has been awarded to three people who discovered viruses that cause deadly diseases. Germany’s Harald zur

Business

Berlin rethinks financial strategy

The shockwave produced by Hypo Real Estate’s problems have forced Germany to rethink its handling of the economic crisis. Despite advocating for days

The shockwave produced by Hypo Real Estate’s problems have forced Germany to rethink its handling of the economic crisis. Despite advocating for days

Business

Belgian PM tries to reassure Fortis workers

The Belgian government has moved to reassure workers at the troubled bank Fortis after BNP Paribas took control of key operations. As part of a

The Belgian government has moved to reassure workers at the troubled bank Fortis after BNP Paribas took control of key operations. As part of a

News

Strike cripples Belgian transport

A one-day general strike in Belgium is causing a gridlock in the transport network and hitting other sectors. Domestic and international train

A one-day general strike in Belgium is causing a gridlock in the transport network and hitting other sectors. Domestic and international train

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European markets follow Asian fall

European stock markets have followed their Asian collegues down this morning, trading on average four percent lower as worries about the world

European stock markets have followed their Asian collegues down this morning, trading on average four percent lower as worries about the world

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Lula's party holds ground in Brazil

Brazil’s ruling Workers’ Party is celebrating what it says is its best local election performance in years. President Lula’s party won six out of

Brazil’s ruling Workers’ Party is celebrating what it says is its best local election performance in years. President Lula’s party won six out of

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Barack bites back at "terrorist" comments

Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama claimed the Republicans are out of touch and more interested in a dirty tricks campaign. Obama hit

Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama claimed the Republicans are out of touch and more interested in a dirty tricks campaign. Obama hit

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Calls for military offensive against Kurds in Iraq

In Turkey, thousands of people have gathered to pay their respects to 15 soldiers killed, according to military officials, by Kurdish fighters in the

In Turkey, thousands of people have gathered to pay their respects to 15 soldiers killed, according to military officials, by Kurdish fighters in the

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Relief in Germany as bail-out agreed for Hypo Real Estate

There is huge relief in Germany after news that the government and the banking sector have agreed a rescue package for the stricken lender Hypo Real

There is huge relief in Germany after news that the government and the banking sector have agreed a rescue package for the stricken lender Hypo Real

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Livni says 'Annapolis' peace talks will continue

Israel’s Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni has underlined her commitment to continue peace talks. Greeting French counterpart Bernard Kouchner, the

Israel’s Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni has underlined her commitment to continue peace talks. Greeting French counterpart Bernard Kouchner, the