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2008-11-15

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G20 put heads together for economy plan

World leaders say they have a plan to ease the global economic crisis. At the G20 emergency talks in Washington they agreed on coordinated and

World leaders say they have a plan to ease the global economic crisis. At the G20 emergency talks in Washington they agreed on coordinated and

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Done deal as leaders agree moves to halt world recession

World leaders have backed a rapid response to ease the global economic crisis. The G20 agreed to kick-start growth, and called for better financial

World leaders have backed a rapid response to ease the global economic crisis. The G20 agreed to kick-start growth, and called for better financial

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French Left searches for a leader

It is politics at its most raw: a beaten party searching desperately for direction. French Socialists are in the wilderness, defeated in three

It is politics at its most raw: a beaten party searching desperately for direction. French Socialists are in the wilderness, defeated in three

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Deal done in Washington to halt global recession

Leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies have thrashed out a deal designed to reverse a looming global recession and prevent further financial

Leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies have thrashed out a deal designed to reverse a looming global recession and prevent further financial

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New California wildfires threaten Los Angeles

New fast-moving wildfires have erupted in northern Los Angeles, and the city’s mayor fears they may cut power lines and force rolling blackouts

New fast-moving wildfires have erupted in northern Los Angeles, and the city’s mayor fears they may cut power lines and force rolling blackouts

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G-20: what to expect

Stimulating growth and kickstarting world trade are the G-20’s aims – the only questions are how to go about that. The Washington talks are the first

Stimulating growth and kickstarting world trade are the G-20’s aims – the only questions are how to go about that. The Washington talks are the first

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Merkel to hold crisis Opel talks on Monday

Bosses and union leaders at German car-maker Opel have been invited to crisis talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday. With its parent company

Bosses and union leaders at German car-maker Opel have been invited to crisis talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday. With its parent company

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Olesanjo meets with Nkunda to end DRC disaster

Former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo is pitching into the turmoil in the Democratic Republic of Congo, heading a UN mission to the east of the

Former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo is pitching into the turmoil in the Democratic Republic of Congo, heading a UN mission to the east of the

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Belgian savers slam three governments' unkept promises

Hundreds of Belgian savers marched in Brussels on Saturday, representing tens of thousands of their compatriots who have put their money in the

Hundreds of Belgian savers marched in Brussels on Saturday, representing tens of thousands of their compatriots who have put their money in the

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Obama calls on congress to ease financial crisis at home

As the G-20 nations meet in Washington to seek solutions to the global economic crisis President-elect Barack Obama stayed away. Instead he delivered

As the G-20 nations meet in Washington to seek solutions to the global economic crisis President-elect Barack Obama stayed away. Instead he delivered

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Germany gets its first ethnic Turk political leader

German politics has its first party leader of ethnic origin. The Green Party has elected as one of its co-chairmen Cem Ozdemir, the German-born son

German politics has its first party leader of ethnic origin. The Green Party has elected as one of its co-chairmen Cem Ozdemir, the German-born son

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Rob Lowe: California fires "Armageddon"

California’s governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has declared a state of emergency, as wildfires continue to burn out of control. The fires are raging

California’s governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has declared a state of emergency, as wildfires continue to burn out of control. The fires are raging

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EU wants bigger role in financial rescue

Europe is pushing for a greater role in any rescue plan for the world economy. As politicians grapple with capitalism’s problems, the EU Commission

Europe is pushing for a greater role in any rescue plan for the world economy. As politicians grapple with capitalism’s problems, the EU Commission

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G-20 action plan to save world finances

Kick-starting the world economy is the G-20’s aim, and a detailled plan is expected later today, with a six-month strategy to rescue global finances

Kick-starting the world economy is the G-20’s aim, and a detailled plan is expected later today, with a six-month strategy to rescue global finances

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Tensions surface at G-20 summit

Tensions are simmering at top-level talks in Washington to solve the global financial crisis. Leaders of the world’s twenty most important economies

Tensions are simmering at top-level talks in Washington to solve the global financial crisis. Leaders of the world’s twenty most important economies

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Leaders gather in Washington for crisis summit

World leaders have begun arriving in Washington for this weekend’s crucial summit on the global financial crisis. More than twenty nations

World leaders have begun arriving in Washington for this weekend’s crucial summit on the global financial crisis. More than twenty nations

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Nasa's off-putting solution to space water shortage

The Space Shuttle Endeavour is on its way to the International Space Station after a sucessful launch from Cape Canaveral. Its mission — a bit of

The Space Shuttle Endeavour is on its way to the International Space Station after a sucessful launch from Cape Canaveral. Its mission — a bit of

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Protests in Moscow against increased political power

There have been demonstrations in Moscow against a vote in favour of extending both the parliament’s and the president’s mandate. To cries of

There have been demonstrations in Moscow against a vote in favour of extending both the parliament’s and the president’s mandate. To cries of

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Ethnic Turk politician to head German Green Party

The Green Party in Germany is set to tear down established political barriers later today, by electing a politician of Turkish origin to be

The Green Party in Germany is set to tear down established political barriers later today, by electing a politician of Turkish origin to be

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Is Hillary mulling a key White House role?

Could there be a place for Hillary Clinton in the White House after all? A Clinton and Obama partnership was touted as the dream ticket before the

Could there be a place for Hillary Clinton in the White House after all? A Clinton and Obama partnership was touted as the dream ticket before the

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EU proposes to defer Russian missile crisis

Attempts to defuse the Russian missile standoff by the EU presidency are putting it at odds with Poland and the Czech Republic. Brussels has asked

Attempts to defuse the Russian missile standoff by the EU presidency are putting it at odds with Poland and the Czech Republic. Brussels has asked