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2008-11-03

Business

German engineering workers strike over pay

Thousands of German engineering union members have been on strike, in an increasingly bitter pay dispute. The short walkouts at major companies

Thousands of German engineering union members have been on strike, in an increasingly bitter pay dispute. The short walkouts at major companies

Business

Credit freeze thaw boosts shares

After a day of choppy trading, European shares finished up on Monday, as signs emerged that the credit freeze is thawing – the amounts that banks

After a day of choppy trading, European shares finished up on Monday, as signs emerged that the credit freeze is thawing – the amounts that banks

Business

SocGen's quarterly profit drops

French bank Societe Generale has reported an almost 84 percent drop in third-quarter net profit, but said it is strong enough to withstand the global

French bank Societe Generale has reported an almost 84 percent drop in third-quarter net profit, but said it is strong enough to withstand the global

Business

EU says euro zone already in recession

The 15 countries using the euro are already in a technical recession the European Commission has calculated. That means in the last two quarters

The 15 countries using the euro are already in a technical recession the European Commission has calculated. That means in the last two quarters

Business

US investors await election outcome

As Americans prepared to vote, US investors were waiting anxiously to see who their new president will be and what effect he might have on the

As Americans prepared to vote, US investors were waiting anxiously to see who their new president will be and what effect he might have on the

News

McCain pleads for help to win

Republican John McCain launched his last full day of campaigning in Tampa, Florida, pleading with voters that he needs their help to win. The

Republican John McCain launched his last full day of campaigning in Tampa, Florida, pleading with voters that he needs their help to win. The

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US turnout record expected to be smashed

Record participation is being predicted in this year’s US presidential election. Hence questions about what impact a high turnout will have on the

Record participation is being predicted in this year’s US presidential election. Hence questions about what impact a high turnout will have on the

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Obama launches final round of rallies in Florida

Frontrunner Democrat Barack Obama started his final day of campaigning in Florida – the scene of the famous 2000 recount that gave George W. Bush

Frontrunner Democrat Barack Obama started his final day of campaigning in Florida – the scene of the famous 2000 recount that gave George W. Bush

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Anti-US protests in Iran

Just a day before Americans elect a new president, anti-US protests have taken place in the Iranian capital. The demonstrators have marked the

Just a day before Americans elect a new president, anti-US protests have taken place in the Iranian capital. The demonstrators have marked the

News

Presidential sidekicks could one day run America

In the shadow of the presidential candidates are their all-important running mates. Opinions may differ over their choice – even from within their

In the shadow of the presidential candidates are their all-important running mates. Opinions may differ over their choice – even from within their

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Obama and McCain in final sprint

There is just one day to go to chase the crucial votes that will decide their fate. The US presidential candidates are carrying out a frenzied blitz

There is just one day to go to chase the crucial votes that will decide their fate. The US presidential candidates are carrying out a frenzied blitz

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Aid convoy finds Congolese refugee camps empty

Where have all the refugees gone? The question is being asked after a UN aid convoy entered a rebel-held zone in the eastern Democratic Republic of

Where have all the refugees gone? The question is being asked after a UN aid convoy entered a rebel-held zone in the eastern Democratic Republic of

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French aid worker seized in Kabul

Police in the Afghan capital Kabul have been carrying out vehicle searches after gunmen captured a French aid worker. A driver for the Afghan

Police in the Afghan capital Kabul have been carrying out vehicle searches after gunmen captured a French aid worker. A driver for the Afghan

Culture

"Holy Grail" on display in London

Tracing the rise and fall of the Byzantine Empire, a ground-breaking exhibition has opened at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

Tracing the rise and fall of the Byzantine Empire, a ground-breaking exhibition has opened at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

Culture

Return of the Madagascar gang

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa continues the tale of the group of animals who broke out of New York’s Central Park Zoo. On their way back to the

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa continues the tale of the group of animals who broke out of New York’s Central Park Zoo. On their way back to the

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Pahor nominated as Slovenia's prime minister

After success in September’s elections, Slovenia’s centre-left leader Borut Pahor has been asked to form a new government. A former fashion model

After success in September’s elections, Slovenia’s centre-left leader Borut Pahor has been asked to form a new government. A former fashion model

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US elections: Expats' vote could play a crucial role

Gathered at a bar in Brussels, American expatriates backing Democrat Barack Obama have been observing the campaign from afar. Preparing their

Gathered at a bar in Brussels, American expatriates backing Democrat Barack Obama have been observing the campaign from afar. Preparing their

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UN aid convoy enters east Congo rebel zone

Amid growing warnings that a humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a UN aid convoy has reached refugees. The

Amid growing warnings that a humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a UN aid convoy has reached refugees. The

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Young voters may hold key to White House

Young people are among those expected to vote in the US presidential election in larger numbers than usual. Analysts are predicting a record turnout

Young people are among those expected to vote in the US presidential election in larger numbers than usual. Analysts are predicting a record turnout

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French aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan

A French aid worker has been kidnapped in Kabul, just days after arriving in Afghanistan. An Afghan driver who tried to stop the abduction was

A French aid worker has been kidnapped in Kabul, just days after arriving in Afghanistan. An Afghan driver who tried to stop the abduction was

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McCain campaigning hard in crucial swing states

Republican candidate John McCain is battling to overcome a strong challenge from Obama in a dozen states won by George W. Bush in 2004. Speaking

Republican candidate John McCain is battling to overcome a strong challenge from Obama in a dozen states won by George W. Bush in 2004. Speaking

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US: candidates gear up for final campaign day

There is just a day to go before polls open in the United States to elect a new president. In the final 24 hours of the campaign, both candidates are

There is just a day to go before polls open in the United States to elect a new president. In the final 24 hours of the campaign, both candidates are

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"Cash" Gordon on Gulf states tour

The British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has taken the search for a way out of the global financial crisis to the Gulf states. With the coffers of

The British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has taken the search for a way out of the global financial crisis to the Gulf states. With the coffers of

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Obama gets in the swing in Ohio

With little more than hours to go before the US election, Democrat Presidential hopeful Barack Obama took his campaign to the crucial swing-state of

With little more than hours to go before the US election, Democrat Presidential hopeful Barack Obama took his campaign to the crucial swing-state of

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UN aid convoy to set out from Goma in DRC

The UN is to send much-needed humanitarian aid to the tens of thousands of people displaced by fighting in the eastern Democratic Republic of

The UN is to send much-needed humanitarian aid to the tens of thousands of people displaced by fighting in the eastern Democratic Republic of

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McCain still believes as US election hits the home straight

John McCain continues to believe despite the polls giving Obama a clear lead, as the clock ticks down to the US presidential election. The Arizona

John McCain continues to believe despite the polls giving Obama a clear lead, as the clock ticks down to the US presidential election. The Arizona

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Storms cause chaos in France and Spain

Heavy rain and strong winds have caused chaos across a swathe of central France and Northern Spain. Five French regions have been placed on red

Heavy rain and strong winds have caused chaos across a swathe of central France and Northern Spain. Five French regions have been placed on red