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2008-10-24

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Prince of Asturias Award

The 2008 Prince of Asturias Awards ceremony has taken place in Oviedo, the capital of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain. Dubbed the

The 2008 Prince of Asturias Awards ceremony has taken place in Oviedo, the capital of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain. Dubbed the

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Obama's wife takes up the slake

As Barack Obama took a break from the campaign trail to visit his ill grandmother, wife Michelle stepped in his place. Despite a strong lead in the

As Barack Obama took a break from the campaign trail to visit his ill grandmother, wife Michelle stepped in his place. Despite a strong lead in the

Europe

Online pedophiles to face greater risk with coordinated alerts

A coordinated alert system to help police forces crack down on Internet child pornography has been given the green light by the European Union

A coordinated alert system to help police forces crack down on Internet child pornography has been given the green light by the European Union

Europe

Angry airlines say emissions curbs will clip wings

As of 2012, airlines flying from or to an EU country will have to limit emissions to 97 percent of 2005 levels, with further reductions later

As of 2012, airlines flying from or to an EU country will have to limit emissions to 97 percent of 2005 levels, with further reductions later

Business

Stock markets continue to slide

Global recession fears continue to hammer the stock markets. Investors are dumping shares because they consider them too risky as world economic

Global recession fears continue to hammer the stock markets. Investors are dumping shares because they consider them too risky as world economic

Business

UK's recession hit economy shrinks

The economic storm clouds continue to gather over Britain. The latest figures show the UK gross domestic product fell substantially more than

The economic storm clouds continue to gather over Britain. The latest figures show the UK gross domestic product fell substantially more than

Business

OPEC cuts output to stabilise prices

With oil prices in free fall, OPEC is cutting production. It is the first time in almost two years that the producers’ cartel has done that. The

With oil prices in free fall, OPEC is cutting production. It is the first time in almost two years that the producers’ cartel has done that. The

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American businessman's space odyssey is over

The American businessman who has just spent ten days on the International Space Station has returned safely to earth. Richard Garriott paid 20

The American businessman who has just spent ten days on the International Space Station has returned safely to earth. Richard Garriott paid 20

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Austria reopens Kampusch case

Was Austria’s Natatsha Kampusch abducted by more than one person? It has been decided to reopen the case. Kampusch is now 20 years old but when she

Was Austria’s Natatsha Kampusch abducted by more than one person? It has been decided to reopen the case. Kampusch is now 20 years old but when she

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Croatia vows new anti-mafia measures

Croatian police continue to examine the crime scene of two murdered journalists in Zagreb. Ivo Pukanic and Niko Franjic died after a bomb was placed

Croatian police continue to examine the crime scene of two murdered journalists in Zagreb. Ivo Pukanic and Niko Franjic died after a bomb was placed

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Judge sets alleged rapist free

France’s President has ordered the immediate re- arrest of a man freed in error despite being charged with rape. The suspect, 48 year old Jorge

France’s President has ordered the immediate re- arrest of a man freed in error despite being charged with rape. The suspect, 48 year old Jorge

Culture

Azores' jazz fest - isolated yet intimate

In the middle of the Atlantic, halfway between Europe and America, Angra do Heroismo on the Azores Islands has hosted the Angra Jazz Festival for the

In the middle of the Atlantic, halfway between Europe and America, Angra do Heroismo on the Azores Islands has hosted the Angra Jazz Festival for the

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Asian and European leaders urge financial optimism

Whatever was happening on market floors around the world, at the meeting of Asian and European leaders in Beijing, the message was solidarity and

Whatever was happening on market floors around the world, at the meeting of Asian and European leaders in Beijing, the message was solidarity and

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Iceland warming to EU

Icelanders are fighting to keep their heads above water. Caught in a financial maelstrom, the tiny nordic country is refloating the debate about

Icelanders are fighting to keep their heads above water. Caught in a financial maelstrom, the tiny nordic country is refloating the debate about

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Set back for Livni's coalition government talks

Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni faces an increasingly uphill struggle to form the country’s next coalition government. Recently elected Kadima

Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni faces an increasingly uphill struggle to form the country’s next coalition government. Recently elected Kadima

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Obama campaign rolls on despite visit to sick grandmother

Barack Obama has arrived in Hawaii to visit his sick grandmother for what is expected to be a 24-hour break from his campaign. The Democratic

Barack Obama has arrived in Hawaii to visit his sick grandmother for what is expected to be a 24-hour break from his campaign. The Democratic

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Car workers angry at production cuts

Fears of an economic slump become reality as Renault workers gather to protest at sharp cut in hours and 1000 voluntary redundancies. With sluggish

Fears of an economic slump become reality as Renault workers gather to protest at sharp cut in hours and 1000 voluntary redundancies. With sluggish

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Europe shares battered after Asia tumble

European shares have taken a hammering following a market plunge in Asia. A slide of 8 point 5 percent is thought to be on the back of fears that

European shares have taken a hammering following a market plunge in Asia. A slide of 8 point 5 percent is thought to be on the back of fears that

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China urged to get "more involved" as ASEM summit

The seventh Asia- Europe summit has opened in Beijing with western countries turning to China for an economic fix. The gathering of leaders from 43

The seventh Asia- Europe summit has opened in Beijing with western countries turning to China for an economic fix. The gathering of leaders from 43

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Cartel meets to decide oil production cut

The oil cartel OPEC has decided to cut production by 1,5 million barrels a day. With oil prices collapsing since their record high in July, Opec

The oil cartel OPEC has decided to cut production by 1,5 million barrels a day. With oil prices collapsing since their record high in July, Opec

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European markets down after Asia stocks plunge

After Asia stocks tumble, Europe’s markets have opened down around 3%. Frankfurt plunged 3.46% while Paris fell over 4%. London’s FTSE opened than

After Asia stocks tumble, Europe’s markets have opened down around 3%. Frankfurt plunged 3.46% while Paris fell over 4%. London’s FTSE opened than

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European markets down after Asia stocks plunge

After Asia stocks tumble, Europe’s markets have opened down around 3%. Frankfurt plunged 3.46% while Paris fell over 4%. London’s FTSE opened than

After Asia stocks tumble, Europe’s markets have opened down around 3%. Frankfurt plunged 3.46% while Paris fell over 4%. London’s FTSE opened than

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McCain battles to hold Florida

Republican presidential candidate John McCain is on a barnstorming bus tour of Florida, a key swing state crucial to his election hopes. If the polls

Republican presidential candidate John McCain is on a barnstorming bus tour of Florida, a key swing state crucial to his election hopes. If the polls

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Obama breaks off campaign for sick visit

Less than two weeks to go now in the race for the White House, and Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama is taking a day off to go to the

Less than two weeks to go now in the race for the White House, and Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama is taking a day off to go to the

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Cooperation the way to beat global crisis

United global action is the only way to beat the world’s financial woes. That is the message the President of the EU Commission will deliver when the

United global action is the only way to beat the world’s financial woes. That is the message the President of the EU Commission will deliver when the

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Croatia to 'get tough' on terror

The Croation prime minister has pledged to mobilise the power of the state to combat terrorists and criminals after a bomb attack that killed a

The Croation prime minister has pledged to mobilise the power of the state to combat terrorists and criminals after a bomb attack that killed a