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2008-11-21

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Clinton "accepts" US Secretary of State offer

Hillary Clinton has accepted President-elect Barack Obama’s offer to become his new Secretary of State. The New York Times and NBC television said

Hillary Clinton has accepted President-elect Barack Obama’s offer to become his new Secretary of State. The New York Times and NBC television said

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Dordain lays out ESA's next 10 years

The General Director of the European Space Agency Jean Jacques Dordain welcomed Euronews to his Paris headquarters just a few days before the

The General Director of the European Space Agency Jean Jacques Dordain welcomed Euronews to his Paris headquarters just a few days before the

Europe

Faked brand goods harmless?

Counterfeits may not look harmful, yet they threaten people’s incomes and health. Industries are churning out fake consumer goods while Europe

Counterfeits may not look harmful, yet they threaten people’s incomes and health. Industries are churning out fake consumer goods while Europe

Europe

Countdown to climate pact

The final stages of EU debate over slashing greenhouse gases approaches. The European governments, Commission and Parliament are preparing for

The final stages of EU debate over slashing greenhouse gases approaches. The European governments, Commission and Parliament are preparing for

Business

Euro stocks fall as US recession deeper than feared

European markets fell amid fears that the US recession is deeper than previously forecast. Europe’s Stoxx 600 fell 3.7 percent, leaving the index

European markets fell amid fears that the US recession is deeper than previously forecast. Europe’s Stoxx 600 fell 3.7 percent, leaving the index

Business

Lukoil looks for stake in Repsol

Russia’s Lukoil, the country’s biggest non-state oil giant, is looking to buy a 30 percent stake in Spain’s biggest oil producer, Repsol. If the

Russia’s Lukoil, the country’s biggest non-state oil giant, is looking to buy a 30 percent stake in Spain’s biggest oil producer, Repsol. If the

Europe

Wind of change

Princess Amalia Wind Farm, North Sea, 23km off the Netherlands coast. Operational June 2008, its 60 turbines can power 125,000 households. Given

Princess Amalia Wind Farm, North Sea, 23km off the Netherlands coast. Operational June 2008, its 60 turbines can power 125,000 households. Given

Business

Portuguese banker quizzed over fraud and money laundering

Police in Portugal have detained the former head of of the private bank BPN, which the government nationalised earlier this month, for questioning

Police in Portugal have detained the former head of of the private bank BPN, which the government nationalised earlier this month, for questioning

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French Left divided over future

Divided and at war, Segolene Royal and Martine Aubry represent the new French Socialism. One will become party leader tonight. The battle is for the

Divided and at war, Segolene Royal and Martine Aubry represent the new French Socialism. One will become party leader tonight. The battle is for the

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UNHCR "concerned" about Congo refugees

The UNHCR is growing increasingly concerned for the safety of tens of thousands of people crammed into a refugee camp in the Democratic Republic of

The UNHCR is growing increasingly concerned for the safety of tens of thousands of people crammed into a refugee camp in the Democratic Republic of

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DRC's Kabila in Angola for crisis talks

The presidents of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola have held talks in Luanda. Joseph Kabila flew to Angola for the bilateral meeting

The presidents of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola have held talks in Luanda. Joseph Kabila flew to Angola for the bilateral meeting

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Somali Islamists attack pirates

It appears Islamic fundamentalists in Somalia have turned on the pirates responsible for the seizure of foreign ships, including a Saudi Arabian oil

It appears Islamic fundamentalists in Somalia have turned on the pirates responsible for the seizure of foreign ships, including a Saudi Arabian oil

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Belgian fury at frozen Icelandic accounts

The fallout from the collapse of Iceland’s banking system has reached the highest levels of Belgian politics. Prime Minister Yves Leterme himself

The fallout from the collapse of Iceland’s banking system has reached the highest levels of Belgian politics. Prime Minister Yves Leterme himself

Culture

St Etienne biennial: designs on the future

Once known for its mines and weapons manufacturers, St Etienne in France is now at the centre of the design world, with the sixth edition of the

Once known for its mines and weapons manufacturers, St Etienne in France is now at the centre of the design world, with the sixth edition of the

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Amsterdam weeds out coffee-shops near schools

Amsterdam is shutting down almost a fifth of its renowned marijuana cafes because they are too close to schools. Officially, the central government

Amsterdam is shutting down almost a fifth of its renowned marijuana cafes because they are too close to schools. Officially, the central government

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French Socialists vote again for a leader

The bruising campaign to choose the leader of the French Socialists is being played out to the last. Party members failed to elect an outright winner

The bruising campaign to choose the leader of the French Socialists is being played out to the last. Party members failed to elect an outright winner

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Shiites protest in Iraq against security pact

After a week of fierce arguments in parliament, today it was the turn of thousands of Iraqi Shiites to make their feelings known about allied troops

After a week of fierce arguments in parliament, today it was the turn of thousands of Iraqi Shiites to make their feelings known about allied troops

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Argentina senate approves state pension takeover

In Argentina, the Senate has approved the state takeover of the country’s private pension schemes, in a move which could protect people from the

In Argentina, the Senate has approved the state takeover of the country’s private pension schemes, in a move which could protect people from the

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Russian Duma: yes to longer political mandates

Future Russian presidents could enjoy the pomp and grandeur of office for six rather than four years following a final vote in the Russian Duma

Future Russian presidents could enjoy the pomp and grandeur of office for six rather than four years following a final vote in the Russian Duma

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EU seeks agreement on crisis-busting aid package

EU countries are still trying to find consensus on a plan to launch a package to stimulate economic growth worth a reported 130-billion

EU countries are still trying to find consensus on a plan to launch a package to stimulate economic growth worth a reported 130-billion

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No immediate state aid for US auto industry

Struggling US carmakers have been told there will be no immediate government rescue plan. Democratic congressional leaders are demanding industry

Struggling US carmakers have been told there will be no immediate government rescue plan. Democratic congressional leaders are demanding industry

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Rwandan presidential aide vows to clear name

A Rwandan presidential aide has been protesting her innocence after a court in France placed her under investigation over a political

A Rwandan presidential aide has been protesting her innocence after a court in France placed her under investigation over a political

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UN votes to boost Congolese peacekeeping force

The UN Security Council has voted to send some 3,000 extra troops to the Democratic Republic of Congo, where fresh fighting has erupted. Already

The UN Security Council has voted to send some 3,000 extra troops to the Democratic Republic of Congo, where fresh fighting has erupted. Already

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All female run-off for French Socialists

France’s former presidential candidate Segolene Royal has won the first round vote in the battle to decide the divided French Socialists’ next

France’s former presidential candidate Segolene Royal has won the first round vote in the battle to decide the divided French Socialists’ next

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UN votes to fight piracy

The UN has voted unanimously to impose sanctions on anyone contributing to violence and instability in Somalia, in an attempt to stamp out the

The UN has voted unanimously to impose sanctions on anyone contributing to violence and instability in Somalia, in an attempt to stamp out the

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US judge says terror suspects must be set free

A top US judge has ruled five suspected detainees held at America’s Guantanamo Bay military base in Cuba must be released immediately. The ruling

A top US judge has ruled five suspected detainees held at America’s Guantanamo Bay military base in Cuba must be released immediately. The ruling