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2008-11-24

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The murderous past of the Red Army Faction

In 1972, four years after the Red Army Faction was founded, the police thought they had made a significant strike against it. They arrested the

In 1972, four years after the Red Army Faction was founded, the police thought they had made a significant strike against it. They arrested the

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Chavez acknowledges opposition advance

The left-wing party of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez may have been victorious overall in local elections at the weekend, but the opposition also

The left-wing party of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez may have been victorious overall in local elections at the weekend, but the opposition also

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Opposition keeps Chavez on his toes

This is the second time in a year that the opposition has made ground against Chavez. Last year the president had to accept a “No” vote in a

This is the second time in a year that the opposition has made ground against Chavez. Last year the president had to accept a “No” vote in a

Europe

Judges 'Czeching' treaty constitutionality

The Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic is due to rule whether the European Union’s Lisbon treaty is in line with the country’s constitution

The Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic is due to rule whether the European Union’s Lisbon treaty is in line with the country’s constitution

Europe

Greenpeace sows seeds of concern

A giant image of genetically modified corn, portrayed as in a nightmare, hangs from EU institutional headquarters. It is the work of Greenpeace

A giant image of genetically modified corn, portrayed as in a nightmare, hangs from EU institutional headquarters. It is the work of Greenpeace

Business

Washington's biggest bank bail-out yet

The US government has made its biggest move yet to rescue an American bank. For Citigroup, it means a 15.5-billion euros capital injection – on top

The US government has made its biggest move yet to rescue an American bank. For Citigroup, it means a 15.5-billion euros capital injection – on top

Business

European markets up sharply

European share prices benefited from news of the American government’s biggest bank bailout to date – Washington’s rescue package for Citigroup had a

European share prices benefited from news of the American government’s biggest bank bailout to date – Washington’s rescue package for Citigroup had a

Business

Financial crisis spurs Gulf States into action

Oil-rich Gulf states are having to act to counter the global financial crisis. The world’s biggest oil-exporter, Saudi Arabia has slashed interest

Oil-rich Gulf states are having to act to counter the global financial crisis. The world’s biggest oil-exporter, Saudi Arabia has slashed interest

Business

Gloomy confidence outlook in German business

Confidence among business leaders in Germany has slumped to its lowest level for sixteen years according to the influential IFO economic institute in

Confidence among business leaders in Germany has slumped to its lowest level for sixteen years according to the influential IFO economic institute in

Business

Jaguar pounces on UK govt for help - report

The luxury car-maker Jaguar Land Rover is reported to be asking the British government for help to secure a 1.2-billion euro loan as car-sales

The luxury car-maker Jaguar Land Rover is reported to be asking the British government for help to secure a 1.2-billion euro loan as car-sales

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Obama names his financial heavyweights

US President-elect Barack Obama has officially named Tim Geithner as his Treasury Secretary and Larry Summers as the Director of the White House

US President-elect Barack Obama has officially named Tim Geithner as his Treasury Secretary and Larry Summers as the Director of the White House

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UK government borrows to boost economy

The British government has announced plans to borrow billions to boost the economy and ward off looming recession. The Chancellor Alistair Darling

The British government has announced plans to borrow billions to boost the economy and ward off looming recession. The Chancellor Alistair Darling

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Austria unveils new government

Conservative figures have secured important posts in the new left-right coalition in Austria, including that of foreign minister. They take over the

Conservative figures have secured important posts in the new left-right coalition in Austria, including that of foreign minister. They take over the

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Parole for German terrorist angers victims

Victims of German leftist terror group the Red Army Faction have reacted angrily to the news that one of its former leaders is to be given parole.

Victims of German leftist terror group the Red Army Faction have reacted angrily to the news that one of its former leaders is to be given parole.

Science_technology

Paris science fair unveils Extremely Large Telescope

Visitors to the Ville Européennes des Sciences, or European City of Sciences, in Paris were able to take a look at a model of the ELT, the Extremely

Visitors to the Ville Européennes des Sciences, or European City of Sciences, in Paris were able to take a look at a model of the ELT, the Extremely

Culture

Turner exhibition defies diplomatic differences

One of Britain’s most celebrated artists, J.M.W. Turner, is on show in Moscow’s Pushkin Museum. The exhibition was negotiated by the British

One of Britain’s most celebrated artists, J.M.W. Turner, is on show in Moscow’s Pushkin Museum. The exhibition was negotiated by the British

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18 dead in Iraqi bomb attacks

Terrorists have killed at least 18 people in two bomb attacks in Baghdad. Thirteen women died when the bus taking them to work at the trade ministry

Terrorists have killed at least 18 people in two bomb attacks in Baghdad. Thirteen women died when the bus taking them to work at the trade ministry

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Paris and Berlin gloss over differences on recovery

The leaders of the eurozone’s two biggest economies have put on a united front on tackling Europe’s financial woes, but divisions remain on the best

The leaders of the eurozone’s two biggest economies have put on a united front on tackling Europe’s financial woes, but divisions remain on the best

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"Casa Pia" child sex abuse trial draws to a close

The trial in Portugal of the six men and a woman accused of the sexual abuse of children while in state care is drawing to a close. The scandal of

The trial in Portugal of the six men and a woman accused of the sexual abuse of children while in state care is drawing to a close. The scandal of

Culture

Wild Field scoops Marrakech film award

The 8th Marrakech Film Festival has drawn to a close, leaving all those involved the impression that the event has become one of the highlights of

The 8th Marrakech Film Festival has drawn to a close, leaving all those involved the impression that the event has become one of the highlights of

Science_technology

Education & business find uses for Serious Games

Computer games are beginning to break out from their console and entertainment world, and finding more constructive applications in the worlds of

Computer games are beginning to break out from their console and entertainment world, and finding more constructive applications in the worlds of

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Brown's borrowing billions to bail-out Britain

The British Prime Minister will try to kickstart his failing economy by borrowing nearly 24-billion euros for extra public spending, to stop a

The British Prime Minister will try to kickstart his failing economy by borrowing nearly 24-billion euros for extra public spending, to stop a

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France and Germany not keen on VAT cuts

The French and German leaders have agreed on the need for urgent and coordinated action to lift Europe out of recession, but have not yet revealed

The French and German leaders have agreed on the need for urgent and coordinated action to lift Europe out of recession, but have not yet revealed

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Chavez wins ballot but Caracas votes other way

It was party time for Venezuela’s opposition after taking the capital Caracas and the populous state of Miranda in Sunday’s election. However, the

It was party time for Venezuela’s opposition after taking the capital Caracas and the populous state of Miranda in Sunday’s election. However, the

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US government bail out for Citigroup

The US government is to inject some 16 billion euros into Citigroup Inc and back up to 243 billion euros of the bank’s assets in an attempt to

The US government is to inject some 16 billion euros into Citigroup Inc and back up to 243 billion euros of the bank’s assets in an attempt to