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2008-11-10

Europe

EU to resume partnership talks with Russia

The European Union says it is ready to resume partnership talks with Russia. These talks on a wide-ranging political and economic pact were put on

The European Union says it is ready to resume partnership talks with Russia. These talks on a wide-ranging political and economic pact were put on

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Bush greets Obama for White House tour

US President-elect Barack Obama has arrived at the White House for talks with President Bush and a personal tour. The meeting is being widely seen as

US President-elect Barack Obama has arrived at the White House for talks with President Bush and a personal tour. The meeting is being widely seen as

Europe

EU to deploy force against piracy

From December, the European Union will deploy ships and aircraft off the coast of Somalia to guard sea lanes against piracy. The region, which

From December, the European Union will deploy ships and aircraft off the coast of Somalia to guard sea lanes against piracy. The region, which

Business

Deutsche Post cutting 16,000 DHL jobs

Deutsche Post is to layoff 9,500 more people at its loss-making DHL division in the United States. Europe’s biggest mail and express delivery company

Deutsche Post is to layoff 9,500 more people at its loss-making DHL division in the United States. Europe’s biggest mail and express delivery company

Business

China move lifts markets

Europe’s stock markets – and commodity prices – enjoyed an early boost on Monday thanks to a Chinese economic stimulus plan, but those gains tailed

Europe’s stock markets – and commodity prices – enjoyed an early boost on Monday thanks to a Chinese economic stimulus plan, but those gains tailed

Business

Santander in shock capital move

Spain’s biggest bank, Santander, surprised the markets by saying it is to sell 7.2 billion euros worth of new shares to boost its capital. Santander

Spain’s biggest bank, Santander, surprised the markets by saying it is to sell 7.2 billion euros worth of new shares to boost its capital. Santander

Business

China to boost economy with spending package

The Chinese government has approved a massive spending package, with 450 billion euros being pledged to help the world’s fourth biggest economy ride

The Chinese government has approved a massive spending package, with 450 billion euros being pledged to help the world’s fourth biggest economy ride

Business

AIG gets more help as Fannie Mae wanes

The US Treasury has nearly doubled its rescue package for the massive insurance firm American International Group. It said that was to prevent the

The US Treasury has nearly doubled its rescue package for the massive insurance firm American International Group. It said that was to prevent the

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German police force through nuclear shipment

Environmental protesters trying to block the route of a shipment of nuclear waste in Germany have been forcibly removed by police. The campaigners

Environmental protesters trying to block the route of a shipment of nuclear waste in Germany have been forcibly removed by police. The campaigners

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Sargsyan: Armenia joining NATO is "not on the agenda"

Since April this year, Serzh Sargsyan has been President of the Republic of Armenia. A former military leader, he wants to open meaningful channels

Since April this year, Serzh Sargsyan has been President of the Republic of Armenia. A former military leader, he wants to open meaningful channels

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Strike action brings headache for Italian commuters

A one day strike by rail and transit unions has brought widespread disorder to Italy’s transport system. Unions say they have called the 24 hour

A one day strike by rail and transit unions has brought widespread disorder to Italy’s transport system. Unions say they have called the 24 hour

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Spain to maintain troop levels in Afghanistan

Spain has made it clear that it will maintain its troop levels in Afghanistan. It comes after two soldiers were killed and four others injured

Spain has made it clear that it will maintain its troop levels in Afghanistan. It comes after two soldiers were killed and four others injured

Culture

Legend gets new vibes from Estelle collaboration

“Evolver” is the third studio album by R&B/soul singer John Legend, and he says it’s a continuation of, rather than a progression from his customary

“Evolver” is the third studio album by R&B/soul singer John Legend, and he says it’s a continuation of, rather than a progression from his customary

Science_technology

ESA prepares re-entry research vehicle

With space exploration projected to expand rapidly, including the possibility of space tourism, returning to Earth from orbit safely remains one of

With space exploration projected to expand rapidly, including the possibility of space tourism, returning to Earth from orbit safely remains one of

Culture

Realistic look at US youth hits Europe

“American Teen” won the best directorial award for a documentary to Nanette Burstein at this years’ Sundance Film Festival. The film now arrives on

“American Teen” won the best directorial award for a documentary to Nanette Burstein at this years’ Sundance Film Festival. The film now arrives on

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Serbian police swoop on factory in Mladic hunt

Serbian police have searched premises in the centre of the country as the hunt for war crimes suspect Ratkoc Mladic intensifies. A window

Serbian police have searched premises in the centre of the country as the hunt for war crimes suspect Ratkoc Mladic intensifies. A window

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Anit-terror police investigate rail network attacks

French anti-terror police are on the hunt for vandals after several attacks on France’s rail network. The search for the saboteurs comes after a high

French anti-terror police are on the hunt for vandals after several attacks on France’s rail network. The search for the saboteurs comes after a high

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Turkey marks 70th anniversary of Republic's founder

Turks have been paying tribute to the founder of their republic on the 70th anniversary of his death. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk remains a revered figure

Turks have been paying tribute to the founder of their republic on the 70th anniversary of his death. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk remains a revered figure

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German riot police break up nuclear train protests

A train with a cargo of nuclear waste has finally arrived at its destination near a storage facility in Germany, after protesters tried to block the

A train with a cargo of nuclear waste has finally arrived at its destination near a storage facility in Germany, after protesters tried to block the

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Italy's transport unions begin 24-hour strike

Italy has been brought to a standstill after transport unions began a one-day strike over pay and conditions. All of Italy’s major cities have been

Italy has been brought to a standstill after transport unions began a one-day strike over pay and conditions. All of Italy’s major cities have been

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Legendary singer Miriam Makeba dies of heart attack

The music world has been rocked by the death of legendary South African singer Miriam Makeba, who suffered a heart attack after a concert in southern

The music world has been rocked by the death of legendary South African singer Miriam Makeba, who suffered a heart attack after a concert in southern

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French authorities step up hunt for rail vandals

France’s high speed TGV trains have been affected by further acts of vandalism after concrete blocks were placed on railway lines. France’s

France’s high speed TGV trains have been affected by further acts of vandalism after concrete blocks were placed on railway lines. France’s

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Suicide bombers bring renewed bloodshed to Iraq

Suicide bombers, one of them reportedly a girl of 13, have shattered Iraq’s relative stability of recent months, killing at least 32 people.

Suicide bombers, one of them reportedly a girl of 13, have shattered Iraq’s relative stability of recent months, killing at least 32 people.

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Protestors block German nuclear waste transfer

Thousands of anti-nuclear protesters have been spending the weekend doing what they can to disrupt the transfer of nuclear waste to a site in

Thousands of anti-nuclear protesters have been spending the weekend doing what they can to disrupt the transfer of nuclear waste to a site in

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DR Congo gets troop pledge from southern neighbours

Southern African countries say they are ready to sent a peacekeeping force to the Democratic Republic of Congo. The announcement by the 15-nation

Southern African countries say they are ready to sent a peacekeeping force to the Democratic Republic of Congo. The announcement by the 15-nation

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Payouts begin for US relatives of Lockerbie victims

Almost twenty years after the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie in Scotland, the relatives of the American victims have begun to

Almost twenty years after the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie in Scotland, the relatives of the American victims have begun to

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G20 calls for an expanded role to combat the global financial crisis

Developing countries are calling for a more coordinated and global action plan to fight the financial crisis. Finance ministers and central bank

Developing countries are calling for a more coordinated and global action plan to fight the financial crisis. Finance ministers and central bank