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2008-10-09

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Almunia defends EU financial crisis response

Difficult times for Europe’s Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs. Spain’s Joaquín Almunia is being tested by the financial crisis, as are

Difficult times for Europe’s Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs. Spain’s Joaquín Almunia is being tested by the financial crisis, as are

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Russia warms to Tymoshenko ahead of Ukraine vote

Political alliances are shifting once again in Ukraine. It was only last December that Yulia Tymoshenko became prime minister after her bloc and

Political alliances are shifting once again in Ukraine. It was only last December that Yulia Tymoshenko became prime minister after her bloc and

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US calls for Nato action on Afghan drug trade

The US has called on its Nato allies meeting in Budapest to provide the mandate for an attack on Afghanistan’s drug trade. Washington claims the

The US has called on its Nato allies meeting in Budapest to provide the mandate for an attack on Afghanistan’s drug trade. Washington claims the

Europe

MEPs flying the flag for Europe

Members of the European Parliament have been flying the flag for the EU banner, anthem and motto. At a plenary session in Brussels, they changed

Members of the European Parliament have been flying the flag for the EU banner, anthem and motto. At a plenary session in Brussels, they changed

Europe

Baring all against EU bullfighting cash

There has been a vivid demonstration outside the European Parliament building in Brussels by groups opposed to bullfighting. Protestors from three

There has been a vivid demonstration outside the European Parliament building in Brussels by groups opposed to bullfighting. Protestors from three

Business

Shares slump in Europe

European stocks fell as declines by utilities and drugmakers outweighed gains by technology shares and mining companies. The world’s second largest

European stocks fell as declines by utilities and drugmakers outweighed gains by technology shares and mining companies. The world’s second largest

Business

Iceland on the brink as governments shore up banks

The Prime Minister of Iceland has warned his country could go bankrupt, as the government has moved to take control of the country’s largest bank, in

The Prime Minister of Iceland has warned his country could go bankrupt, as the government has moved to take control of the country’s largest bank, in

Business

Americans the most competitive

Despite the current financial crisis,the United States is world number one in economic competitiveness. According to the World Economic Forum’s

Despite the current financial crisis,the United States is world number one in economic competitiveness. According to the World Economic Forum’s

Business

Demand for oil could drop

If the global economy slides into recession expectations are that the demand for oil will drop sharply. A much larger than expected rise in crude and

If the global economy slides into recession expectations are that the demand for oil will drop sharply. A much larger than expected rise in crude and

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Ukraine voters angry at early elections

For the third time in three years, and the second in twelve months, the people of Ukraine are being called to yet another election. President Viktor

For the third time in three years, and the second in twelve months, the people of Ukraine are being called to yet another election. President Viktor

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Bombers strike twice in Pakistan

It has been a day of carnage in Pakistan after two bombings within a couple of hours of each other. A car bomb exploded at a police barracks in

It has been a day of carnage in Pakistan after two bombings within a couple of hours of each other. A car bomb exploded at a police barracks in

Science_technology

Brain probe can stop pain

Even the doctors don’t really know why it works, but a new research project hopes to shed light on Deep Brain Stimulation, which can stop a patient

Even the doctors don’t really know why it works, but a new research project hopes to shed light on Deep Brain Stimulation, which can stop a patient

Culture

Fonda chairs jury at Zurich

US actor and director Peter Fonda presided over the jury at the young and growing Zurich Film Festival in Switzerland.

US actor and director Peter Fonda presided over the jury at the young and growing Zurich Film Festival in Switzerland.

Culture

Saatchi Gallery finds new home in London

The new Saatchi Gallery has just opened on the famous Kings Road in Chelsea, London. And in Spain, Elvis Presley is the subject of an exhibition in

The new Saatchi Gallery has just opened on the famous Kings Road in Chelsea, London. And in Spain, Elvis Presley is the subject of an exhibition in

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French novelist Le Clezio wins Nobel Prize

French writer Jean-Marie Le Clezio has won the 2008 Nobel Prize for Literature. The Swedish Nobel Academy praised the 68-year-old as an adventurous

French writer Jean-Marie Le Clezio has won the 2008 Nobel Prize for Literature. The Swedish Nobel Academy praised the 68-year-old as an adventurous

Science_technology

European and Asian quest for better rice

European and Asian scientists are working together to produce more fragrant, more nutritional rice. Having revealed the grain’s secrets researchers

European and Asian scientists are working together to produce more fragrant, more nutritional rice. Having revealed the grain’s secrets researchers

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French author wins Nobel Prize for Literature

The French writer Jean-Marie Le Clezio has won the 2008 Nobel Prize for Literature. The Nobel Academy praised his adventurous novels, essays and

The French writer Jean-Marie Le Clezio has won the 2008 Nobel Prize for Literature. The Nobel Academy praised his adventurous novels, essays and

News

All three Icelandic banks now nationalised

All three banks in Iceland are now under government control. This morning the assets of Kaupthing Bank – the biggest in the country – were seized

All three banks in Iceland are now under government control. This morning the assets of Kaupthing Bank – the biggest in the country – were seized

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NATO allies told to do more in Afghanistan

NATO allies meet today in Budapest, under increasing pressure from their senior collegue to step up the war in Afghanistan. The United States

NATO allies meet today in Budapest, under increasing pressure from their senior collegue to step up the war in Afghanistan. The United States

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Ukraine anger as another election looms

The people of Ukraine face a third election in three years — a second in a year — after President Viktor Yushchenko dissolved Parliament yesterday

The people of Ukraine face a third election in three years — a second in a year — after President Viktor Yushchenko dissolved Parliament yesterday

Business

Paulson warns some US banks may fail

The American government has hinted it may consider partial-nationalisation of its tottering banks, amid growing warnings of an imminent global

The American government has hinted it may consider partial-nationalisation of its tottering banks, amid growing warnings of an imminent global

News

Bombers strike twice in Pakistan

It has been a day of carnage in Pakistan after two bombings within a couple of hours of each other. A car bomb exploded at a police barracks in

It has been a day of carnage in Pakistan after two bombings within a couple of hours of each other. A car bomb exploded at a police barracks in

News

Ukraine calls election - again

The president of Ukraine has given up the search for a governing coalition and called an early election. Viktor Yushchenko has dissolved

The president of Ukraine has given up the search for a governing coalition and called an early election. Viktor Yushchenko has dissolved

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EU leaders move swiftly to bolster market confidence

After a raft of unprecendented rescue measures across Europe and the US, the focus in the world of finance has switched to building up

After a raft of unprecendented rescue measures across Europe and the US, the focus in the world of finance has switched to building up