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2008-10-15

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Kureishi: financial crash a legacy of Thatcherism

The writer Hanif Kureishi is a man uniquely-placed to observe today’s world. English-born, with roots in what is now Pakistan, he is a successful

The writer Hanif Kureishi is a man uniquely-placed to observe today’s world. English-born, with roots in what is now Pakistan, he is a successful

Business

Investors focus on recession fears

Bold action by government worldwide to counter a financial sector meltdown has failed to boost investors confidence and the bumpy ride continues for

Bold action by government worldwide to counter a financial sector meltdown has failed to boost investors confidence and the bumpy ride continues for

Business

European car sales fall for fifth month

New vehicle registrations in Europe continued to plummet in September. The financial crisis is hitting car makers hard. Sales in Western Europe fell

New vehicle registrations in Europe continued to plummet in September. The financial crisis is hitting car makers hard. Sales in Western Europe fell

Business

UK jobless rate soars

Unemployment in Britain shot up during the summer at its fastest pace since the recession of the early 1990s. Economists are predicting even bigger

Unemployment in Britain shot up during the summer at its fastest pace since the recession of the early 1990s. Economists are predicting even bigger

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UN court orders Russia/Georgia to protect citizens

Georgia and Russia have been ordered by the UN’s highest court to ensure the security of all ethnic groups in the breakaway South Ossetia and

Georgia and Russia have been ordered by the UN’s highest court to ensure the security of all ethnic groups in the breakaway South Ossetia and

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Canada's Harper re-elected but without majority

Canada’s conservatives have been re-elected to power but without the majority in parliament the prime minister was hoping for. Stephen Harper will

Canada’s conservatives have been re-elected to power but without the majority in parliament the prime minister was hoping for. Stephen Harper will

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No surprises as Azeri president nears re-election

The people of Azerbaijan have been voting in a presidential election in which there was only ever one likely winner. The incumbent Ilham Aliyev is

The people of Azerbaijan have been voting in a presidential election in which there was only ever one likely winner. The incumbent Ilham Aliyev is

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Armed clashes across the Thai-Cambodia border

A long-simmering dispute between Thailand and Cambodia over land surrounding an ancient Hindu temple has erupted into armed conflict. Cambodia

A long-simmering dispute between Thailand and Cambodia over land surrounding an ancient Hindu temple has erupted into armed conflict. Cambodia

Culture

"Krabat" - supernatural German thriller in cinemas

“Krabat” is a new cinema release based on a book by the doyen of German children’s literature Otfried Preußler. In the early 17th century, a

“Krabat” is a new cinema release based on a book by the doyen of German children’s literature Otfried Preußler. In the early 17th century, a

Science_technology

Solar circumnavigators show off ship

Two adventurers who plan to circumnavigate the globe driven only by the sun have revealed a glimpse of what they say will be the biggest

Two adventurers who plan to circumnavigate the globe driven only by the sun have revealed a glimpse of what they say will be the biggest

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Last stand for McCain to deliver

John McCain’s supporters will be expecting the Republican candidate to deliver a commanding performance in his final TV debate with Barack Obama

John McCain’s supporters will be expecting the Republican candidate to deliver a commanding performance in his final TV debate with Barack Obama

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Politkovskaya lawyer misses trial after "poisoning"

The Anna Politkovskaya murder trial has opened in Moscow despite a request for a postponement over the alleged poisoning of her family’s lawyer

The Anna Politkovskaya murder trial has opened in Moscow despite a request for a postponement over the alleged poisoning of her family’s lawyer

Culture

Historic Korean Buddhist art on show in Brussels

Buddhism has gone to Brussels. The Bozar Centre for Fine Arts to be precise, which is hosting an exhibition called “The Smile of the Buddha.” The

Buddhism has gone to Brussels. The Bozar Centre for Fine Arts to be precise, which is hosting an exhibition called “The Smile of the Buddha.” The

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E-books hit the shelves at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Having turned the music industry upside down new technology has the potential to save the book trade, or so say those who are in the business of

Having turned the music industry upside down new technology has the potential to save the book trade, or so say those who are in the business of

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EU financial summit full of snap, crackle and prop

Propping up the world’s financial structures is the primary subject of discussion at the European Union leaders’ summit in Brussels. France is

Propping up the world’s financial structures is the primary subject of discussion at the European Union leaders’ summit in Brussels. France is

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Opposition boycotts Azeri presidential election

Few surprises are expected in today’s presidential election in Azerbaijan, with the incumbent almost certain to be voted in for a second term

Few surprises are expected in today’s presidential election in Azerbaijan, with the incumbent almost certain to be voted in for a second term

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Markets lose ground after early-week rally

European stock markets have lost some of the gains they made at the start of the week. London’s FTSE and France’s CAC 40 both fell around three

European stock markets have lost some of the gains they made at the start of the week. London’s FTSE and France’s CAC 40 both fell around three

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Financial crisis to dominate EU summit

Financial concerns are likely to usurp other topics at the top of the agenda as leaders meet for an EU summit in Brussels. Ahead of the talks

Financial concerns are likely to usurp other topics at the top of the agenda as leaders meet for an EU summit in Brussels. Ahead of the talks

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McCain needs sure shot in final TV duel

The final TV showdown between the US presidential candidates takes place tonight, with the debate being portrayed as win or bust for Republican John

The final TV showdown between the US presidential candidates takes place tonight, with the debate being portrayed as win or bust for Republican John

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Poison claim as Politkovskaya trial opens

On the day that three men go on trial over the murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, French police are investigating claims of an attempt

On the day that three men go on trial over the murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, French police are investigating claims of an attempt

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Canada re-elects Harper minority government

Stephen Harper has been re-elected as Canadian Prime Minister but has again fallen short of winning a majority government. Projections suggest his

Stephen Harper has been re-elected as Canadian Prime Minister but has again fallen short of winning a majority government. Projections suggest his

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EU urged not to reverse climate promises

European leaders are being urged not to use the financial crisis as an excuse to go back on promises to fight climate change. The plea comes from

European leaders are being urged not to use the financial crisis as an excuse to go back on promises to fight climate change. The plea comes from

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US economy 'appears to be in recession'

US stocks fell on Tuesday as fears grew that the American economy has plunged into recession. San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President Janet

US stocks fell on Tuesday as fears grew that the American economy has plunged into recession. San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President Janet

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Spain, an example of euro zone nervousness

Even before the crisis in the banking sector, many countries had already been suffering. Spain, for example, said to be on the brink of recession

Even before the crisis in the banking sector, many countries had already been suffering. Spain, for example, said to be on the brink of recession