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2008-10-27

Europe

RABITS train on Romanian border

FRONTEX has been training RABITS in Romania. The Rapid Border Intervention Teams (RABITS for short) are made up of specialists… in surveillance, or

FRONTEX has been training RABITS in Romania. The Rapid Border Intervention Teams (RABITS for short) are made up of specialists… in surveillance, or

Europe

EU fishes for answers for bluefin tuna

The EU fisheries ministers are close to an agreement on granting a stay of execution for the prized bluefin tuna, which is increasingly threatened

The EU fisheries ministers are close to an agreement on granting a stay of execution for the prized bluefin tuna, which is increasingly threatened

Business

IMF ready to bail out Hungary and Ukraine

Europe’s financial crisis is spreading east. Hungary has reached agreement with the International Monetary Fund and the European Union on a broad

Europe’s financial crisis is spreading east. Hungary has reached agreement with the International Monetary Fund and the European Union on a broad

Business

Renault and Peugeot-Citroen cut production

The credit crunch has become a car crunch. In the face of dramatically falling demand, Renault has started temporary closures of up to two weeks at

The credit crunch has become a car crunch. In the face of dramatically falling demand, Renault has started temporary closures of up to two weeks at

News

Livni heads polls ahead of looming election

Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni’s Kadima party appears to have bounced back in the latest polls despite failing to form a unity government

Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni’s Kadima party appears to have bounced back in the latest polls despite failing to form a unity government

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Japan moves to calm financial volatility

Japan’s cabinet has held an emergency session to work out ways to calm the country’s volatile stock markets and to fend off further fallout from the

Japan’s cabinet has held an emergency session to work out ways to calm the country’s volatile stock markets and to fend off further fallout from the

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Stocks still hit by recession fears

Stock markets continue to take a beating with investors afraid that the efforts of governments around the world are not going to be able to avert a

Stock markets continue to take a beating with investors afraid that the efforts of governments around the world are not going to be able to avert a

News

Pennsylvania - the battleground state

It’s not by chance that Pennsylvania is a key battleground in the race to the White House. Made up of several large cities and numerous small towns

It’s not by chance that Pennsylvania is a key battleground in the race to the White House. Made up of several large cities and numerous small towns

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Saakashvili names new Georgian PM

Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili has sacked his reformist prime minister, saying the country needs “new energy” to tackle fresh challenges

Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili has sacked his reformist prime minister, saying the country needs “new energy” to tackle fresh challenges

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Lithuanian parties discuss forming a coalition

The centre-right party in Lithuania has agreed to talks with three other parties on forming a coalition. The Homeland Union-Christian Democrat

The centre-right party in Lithuania has agreed to talks with three other parties on forming a coalition. The Homeland Union-Christian Democrat

Science_technology

Doctors create virtual heart

Doctors in London have created the world’s first ever fully functioning virtual heart. Three anaesthetists at the Heart Hospital – one of the

Doctors in London have created the world’s first ever fully functioning virtual heart. Three anaesthetists at the Heart Hospital – one of the

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US forces make rare raid into Syria

The people of the Syrian border town of Al Bukamal have been burying their dead. Syria says eight civilians were killed after US helicopters and

The people of the Syrian border town of Al Bukamal have been burying their dead. Syria says eight civilians were killed after US helicopters and

Culture

Leibovitz's professional and private photos

Annie Leibovitz – A Photographer’s Life: 1990 to 2005 weaves together Leibovitz’s professional assignments – celebrity pictures and reportage with

Annie Leibovitz – A Photographer’s Life: 1990 to 2005 weaves together Leibovitz’s professional assignments – celebrity pictures and reportage with

Culture

Craig returns to big screen as 007

Picking up where Casino Royale left off, Quantum of Solace is the first direct James Bond sequel. Again played by Daniel Craig, Bond seeks revenge

Picking up where Casino Royale left off, Quantum of Solace is the first direct James Bond sequel. Again played by Daniel Craig, Bond seeks revenge

News

The state of Bavaria gets a new premier

German Agriculture Minister Horst Seehofer has been appointed premier of the state of Bavaria. He was appointed by the regional parliament in

German Agriculture Minister Horst Seehofer has been appointed premier of the state of Bavaria. He was appointed by the regional parliament in

News

Livni heads polls ahead of looming election

Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livnia appears to be holding her own in the latest polls after failing to put together a coalition government. The

Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livnia appears to be holding her own in the latest polls after failing to put together a coalition government. The

News

Obama ahead in the states that count

The latest polls in the race to the White House put Democrat Barrack Obama ahead of rival John McCain in five of the eight key battleground states

The latest polls in the race to the White House put Democrat Barrack Obama ahead of rival John McCain in five of the eight key battleground states

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Syria outraged by attack on border crossing

Simply a farm, or a terrorist base? Syria has reacted furiously to a cross-border assault from Iraq last night in which Damascus says eight civilans

Simply a farm, or a terrorist base? Syria has reacted furiously to a cross-border assault from Iraq last night in which Damascus says eight civilans

News

Lizcano walks out of Colombian jungle

The longest-held political hostage of Colombia’s FARC guerillas, Oscar Lizcano, has been freed after eight years in the jungle. The 63 year-old

The longest-held political hostage of Colombia’s FARC guerillas, Oscar Lizcano, has been freed after eight years in the jungle. The 63 year-old

News

Japanese shares hit 26-year low

Japan has outlined steps to ease its ailing banks after stocks in Tokyo hit their lowest level since 1982. With no apparent end in sight to the

Japan has outlined steps to ease its ailing banks after stocks in Tokyo hit their lowest level since 1982. With no apparent end in sight to the

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Europe crashes in Asia's wake

Still no signs the bottom has been reached in the global markets slump, with Europe following Asia down on opening this morning. London lost over

Still no signs the bottom has been reached in the global markets slump, with Europe following Asia down on opening this morning. London lost over

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Livni calls for early Israeli election after coalition talks fail

Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni has requested early elections after failing to bring together a new coalition government. Livni was was handed

Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni has requested early elections after failing to bring together a new coalition government. Livni was was handed

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Lithuanian centre-right opposition wins poll

The centre-right conservative opposition in Lithuania has come first in a parliamentary election but faces a tough challenge to form a coaltion

The centre-right conservative opposition in Lithuania has come first in a parliamentary election but faces a tough challenge to form a coaltion

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Damascus fury as US helicopter raid kills 8 on Syrian soil

US attack helicopters have launched a raid on a farm in eastern Syria close to the Iraqi border, killing at least eight civilians and injuring

US attack helicopters have launched a raid on a farm in eastern Syria close to the Iraqi border, killing at least eight civilians and injuring

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Kidnapped Colombian Congressman escapes captors

A former Colombian Congressman kidnapped more than eight years ago by FARC guerrillas has escaped through the jungle with one of his captors. Oscar

A former Colombian Congressman kidnapped more than eight years ago by FARC guerrillas has escaped through the jungle with one of his captors. Oscar

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Yen's volatility vexes G7 ministers

G7 finance ministers and central bankers have expressed concern at the “excessive volatility” in the exchange rate of Japan’s currency, the yen

G7 finance ministers and central bankers have expressed concern at the “excessive volatility” in the exchange rate of Japan’s currency, the yen