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2008-11-07

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Financial crisis Obama's number-one priority

The American President-elect has left no doubt about the priorities facing his new administration. Barack Obama gave his first news conference since

The American President-elect has left no doubt about the priorities facing his new administration. Barack Obama gave his first news conference since

Business

GM and Ford burning through cash

General Motors has said it is running out of money and may not have enough cash to continue operating this year. The biggest US carmaker, hit by a

General Motors has said it is running out of money and may not have enough cash to continue operating this year. The biggest US carmaker, hit by a

Business

Panasonic and Sanyo to merge

Panasonic is to buy its smaller rival Sanyo to create Japan’s biggest electronics maker. The estimated price is 6.9 billion euros. One reason

Panasonic is to buy its smaller rival Sanyo to create Japan’s biggest electronics maker. The estimated price is 6.9 billion euros. One reason

Business

BA boosted by profit forecast

British Airways shares rose 11.9 percent after it said it is sticking to its forecast for a small operating profit this year. The airline also lifted

British Airways shares rose 11.9 percent after it said it is sticking to its forecast for a small operating profit this year. The airline also lifted

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US jobless figures bleak

The latest US employment figures were much worse than expected, underscoring the steep slide into recession of the world’s biggest economy. There

The latest US employment figures were much worse than expected, underscoring the steep slide into recession of the world’s biggest economy. There

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African leaders want more powers for DRC peacekeepers

An immediate ceasefire and the option of sending regional troops to the DRC have been called for by African leaders meeting in Kenya. The regional

An immediate ceasefire and the option of sending regional troops to the DRC have been called for by African leaders meeting in Kenya. The regional

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Israeli army examines prisoner "abuse" video

Authorities in Israel have begun investigating a film in which a Palestinian prisoner appears to be abused by a group of Israeli soldiers. The video

Authorities in Israel have begun investigating a film in which a Palestinian prisoner appears to be abused by a group of Israeli soldiers. The video

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Big anti-Saakashvili protest in Georgia

There was tension on the streets of the Georgian capital, with a protest against the presidency of Mikhail Saakashvili. Up to 10,000 people have

There was tension on the streets of the Georgian capital, with a protest against the presidency of Mikhail Saakashvili. Up to 10,000 people have

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Obama focuses on economy amid more bad news

There was more grim financial news for Barack Obama to digest as he discussed his plans for revitalising the economy with a team of advisors. New

There was more grim financial news for Barack Obama to digest as he discussed his plans for revitalising the economy with a team of advisors. New

Culture

Lyon screens The Invention of Curried Sausage

Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, The Invention of Curried Sausage is set in Hamburg, in the dying days of World War Two. It is both

Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, The Invention of Curried Sausage is set in Hamburg, in the dying days of World War Two. It is both

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Sarkozy says EU unified on global finance reform

Europe speaks with one voice on global financial reform. Or so said President Nicholas Sarkozy, after a three-hour meeting of EU heads of state in

Europe speaks with one voice on global financial reform. Or so said President Nicholas Sarkozy, after a three-hour meeting of EU heads of state in

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US Republicans look for new beginnings

The Republicans’ quest for a new political life has begun. Defeats in both the Presidential election and Congress have dashed the Grand Old Party’s

The Republicans’ quest for a new political life has begun. Defeats in both the Presidential election and Congress have dashed the Grand Old Party’s

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War memories tinged with red in Russia

Russians have been evoking memories of their victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, in a ceremony that, for some, also commemorates the Bolshevik

Russians have been evoking memories of their victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, in a ceremony that, for some, also commemorates the Bolshevik

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Opening up of Spanish mass graves halted

A Spanish judge’s orders to open up mass graves dating back to the Franco years have been put on hold. Public prosecutors have successfully appealed

A Spanish judge’s orders to open up mass graves dating back to the Franco years have been put on hold. Public prosecutors have successfully appealed

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New Congolese fighting forces refugees to flee

Fresh fighting has erupted between rebels and government troops in the Democratic Republic of Congo, increasing pressure on African leaders meeting

Fresh fighting has erupted between rebels and government troops in the Democratic Republic of Congo, increasing pressure on African leaders meeting

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EU leaders prepare ground for Washington financial summit

EU heads of state have arrived for a meeting in Brussels, aimed at hammering out a common position on the global financial crisis. French President

EU heads of state have arrived for a meeting in Brussels, aimed at hammering out a common position on the global financial crisis. French President

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Obama to face first media grilling on economic plans

Barack Obama will meet a specially-assembled board of advisors today to work through proposals on tackling the economic problems his administration

Barack Obama will meet a specially-assembled board of advisors today to work through proposals on tackling the economic problems his administration

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Activists to fight California's anti-gay marriage vote

The presidential election may not have generated much controversy but the same cannot be said for a vote in California against same sex marriage that

The presidential election may not have generated much controversy but the same cannot be said for a vote in California against same sex marriage that

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Brown boosted by Scottish by-election win

Gordon Brown has received an unexpected boost following his Labour party’s surprise win in a Scottish by-election. For Britain’s Prime Minister

Gordon Brown has received an unexpected boost following his Labour party’s surprise win in a Scottish by-election. For Britain’s Prime Minister

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Civilians reportedly killed by DR Congo rebels

The United Nations is to investigate claims that rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo have slaughtered civilians in the eastern town of

The United Nations is to investigate claims that rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo have slaughtered civilians in the eastern town of

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A day in the life of a president-elect

There are two more months to go before he is in office but Barack Obama has already launched himself into preparations for government. The new

There are two more months to go before he is in office but Barack Obama has already launched himself into preparations for government. The new

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"Obamamania" in Kenya creates new generation of Obamas

Obamamania has taken hold in some surprising quarters such as a maternity hospital in Kenya. Since the election of America’s first black president

Obamamania has taken hold in some surprising quarters such as a maternity hospital in Kenya. Since the election of America’s first black president

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Irish police make record cocaine seizure

It is being hailed as the biggest drugs bust in Irish history. Authorities have seized an estimated 1.7 tonnes of cocaine, with a street value of

It is being hailed as the biggest drugs bust in Irish history. Authorities have seized an estimated 1.7 tonnes of cocaine, with a street value of

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Gordon Brown receives by-election boost

Things are looking up for British Prime Minister Gordon Brown after his Labour party retained a parliamentary seat in Scotland. The constituency of

Things are looking up for British Prime Minister Gordon Brown after his Labour party retained a parliamentary seat in Scotland. The constituency of

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EU prepares common stance for Washington summit

European Union leaders meeting in Brussels this morning are aiming to draw up a common European position to take to the Washington economic summit in

European Union leaders meeting in Brussels this morning are aiming to draw up a common European position to take to the Washington economic summit in

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What next for W.Sahara?

Morocco’s King Mohammed has said he is to launch a commission into a large scale devolution process which will cover all parts of his country. His

Morocco’s King Mohammed has said he is to launch a commission into a large scale devolution process which will cover all parts of his country. His