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2008-10-10

Business

Britain and Iceland at loggerheads over bank deposits

They’ve had clashes over fishing rights in the past, now Britain and Iceland are fighting over bank deposits. 1.25 billion euros of British deposits

They’ve had clashes over fishing rights in the past, now Britain and Iceland are fighting over bank deposits. 1.25 billion euros of British deposits

Business

Eurogroup summit to take place on Sunday

A meeting of the leaders of the Eurogroup, called for as a matter of urgency by the Spanish prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, is to take

A meeting of the leaders of the Eurogroup, called for as a matter of urgency by the Spanish prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, is to take

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Ahtisaari "extremely pleased" with Nobel Peace Prize

Finland’s Maarti Ahtisaari has been rewarded for 30 years of international peace-making with the most prestigious award possible – the 2008 Nobel

Finland’s Maarti Ahtisaari has been rewarded for 30 years of international peace-making with the most prestigious award possible – the 2008 Nobel

Business

The global credit crunch: one month on

The lack of confidence over lending between banks turned into a tidal wave of mistrust when American investment bank, Lehman Brothers collapsed last

The lack of confidence over lending between banks turned into a tidal wave of mistrust when American investment bank, Lehman Brothers collapsed last

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Kosovo hails Nobel Peace Prize decision

Kosovo’s leaders have hailed the news that former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari has won this years Nobel Peace Prize. A UN envoy to Kosovo

Kosovo’s leaders have hailed the news that former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari has won this years Nobel Peace Prize. A UN envoy to Kosovo

Business

Russia provides massive aid for its banks

The Russian State Duma has approved a range of emergency measures to help banks and companies hit by the credit crisis. The anti-crisis package is

The Russian State Duma has approved a range of emergency measures to help banks and companies hit by the credit crisis. The anti-crisis package is

Business

European shares tumble further

There was no end in sight to the big share sell-off on Friday. Investors worldwide remain full of fear that the credit crisis will push the global

There was no end in sight to the big share sell-off on Friday. Investors worldwide remain full of fear that the credit crisis will push the global

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World leaders gather for G7 in Washington

With the financial system in shambles, leaders of the world’s top economies are in Washington looking for answers. Finance ministers and central

With the financial system in shambles, leaders of the world’s top economies are in Washington looking for answers. Finance ministers and central

Europe

Hopes of cheaper energy with liberalisation plan

There could be cheaper energy on the way for millions in Europe. Ministers have agreed the final touches on a plan aimed at driving down prices by

There could be cheaper energy on the way for millions in Europe. Ministers have agreed the final touches on a plan aimed at driving down prices by

Europe

Financial crisis prompts call for eased EU CO2 target

There is a warning that the EU’s ambitious targets on climate control are being threatened by the tumbling stock-markets and worldwide banking

There is a warning that the EU’s ambitious targets on climate control are being threatened by the tumbling stock-markets and worldwide banking

Business

US 'moving over market crisis'

With panic selling of shares continuing around the world, US President George Bush has pledged that his administration will move aggressively to

With panic selling of shares continuing around the world, US President George Bush has pledged that his administration will move aggressively to

Culture

Brel memorabilia goes for more than a song

The most popular singer in the French language, Jacques Brel, who was actually Belgian, died 30 years ago this week. Sotheby’s held an auction of his

The most popular singer in the French language, Jacques Brel, who was actually Belgian, died 30 years ago this week. Sotheby’s held an auction of his

Culture

Pollock director Harris turns West with Appaloosa

Ed Harris directs and stars in Appaloosa, a Western which also features Jeremy Irons, Viggo Mortenson and Renee Zellwegger.

Ed Harris directs and stars in Appaloosa, a Western which also features Jeremy Irons, Viggo Mortenson and Renee Zellwegger.

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The Books of Timbuktu

Timbuktu could soon be re-instated to its ancient role as capital of knowledge and culture, thanks to a project with a European partner. The French

Timbuktu could soon be re-instated to its ancient role as capital of knowledge and culture, thanks to a project with a European partner. The French

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Eurogroup summit to take place on Sunday

A meeting of the leaders of the Eurogroup, called for as a matter of urgency by the Spanish prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, is to take

A meeting of the leaders of the Eurogroup, called for as a matter of urgency by the Spanish prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, is to take

News

Ahtisaari delighted to win Nobel Peace Prize

Finland’s Maarti Ahtisaari says he is delighted to have won the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize. The former Finnish president most recently led negotiations

Finland’s Maarti Ahtisaari says he is delighted to have won the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize. The former Finnish president most recently led negotiations

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Nato agrees deal to attack Afghan drugs trade

Nato allies meeting in Budapest have reached a compromise deal to attack Afghanistan’s drug trade, but they have given no further details. The

Nato allies meeting in Budapest have reached a compromise deal to attack Afghanistan’s drug trade, but they have given no further details. The

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Swiss fear fall-out of Libyan row

The people of Switzerland face possible fuel shortages as a result of the ongoing diplomatic row with Libya. The arguments erupted this summer

The people of Switzerland face possible fuel shortages as a result of the ongoing diplomatic row with Libya. The arguments erupted this summer

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G7 finance chiefs prepare to hold talks

As the global financial crisis worsens all eyes have now turned to the G7 finance leaders in Washington. Even with the “Paulson plan” in place

As the global financial crisis worsens all eyes have now turned to the G7 finance leaders in Washington. Even with the “Paulson plan” in place

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European markets tumble yet again

Europe’s markets have fallen sharply after Asian and US share prices plummeted over night. Markets in London and Frankfurt immediately opened

Europe’s markets have fallen sharply after Asian and US share prices plummeted over night. Markets in London and Frankfurt immediately opened

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NATO moves agianst Somali pirates

NATO continues its Budapest summit today, but the alliance has already provided a swift response to a UN plea for help tackling Somali pirates. The

NATO continues its Budapest summit today, but the alliance has already provided a swift response to a UN plea for help tackling Somali pirates. The

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Don't go it alone says IMF chief

As finance ministers from the G7 group of wealthy nations prepare to meet in Washington the International Monetary fund chief has issued a stark

As finance ministers from the G7 group of wealthy nations prepare to meet in Washington the International Monetary fund chief has issued a stark

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Asia plunges on opening

The markets in Asia, led by the Nikkei in Tokyo, are in full-blown retreat this morning as Wall street’s slump last night turns into a financial rout

The markets in Asia, led by the Nikkei in Tokyo, are in full-blown retreat this morning as Wall street’s slump last night turns into a financial rout

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Beijing blanches over Nobel contender

The Chinese Governement has hit out at a leading contender for the Nobel Peace Prize saying he is undeserving of the honour. Hu Jia is a human

The Chinese Governement has hit out at a leading contender for the Nobel Peace Prize saying he is undeserving of the honour. Hu Jia is a human

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Lithuania prepares for double Sunday vote

Lithuania votes on Sunday, and 16 parties are contesting this election, with a backdrop of widespread public disillusion in parliament, which polls

Lithuania votes on Sunday, and 16 parties are contesting this election, with a backdrop of widespread public disillusion in parliament, which polls