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2008-11-25

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French Socialists confirm Aubry's win over Royal

France’s opposition Socialist Party has confirmed the victory of Martine Aubry in a hotly-disputed leadership contest. Her rival, Segolene Royal, had

France’s opposition Socialist Party has confirmed the victory of Martine Aubry in a hotly-disputed leadership contest. Her rival, Segolene Royal, had

Business

European markets trade generally flat

European stock markets followed a record surge in prices on Monday with a generally flat day’s trading. There were gains for banking and energy

European stock markets followed a record surge in prices on Monday with a generally flat day’s trading. There were gains for banking and energy

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Oil tipped to be Greenland's future

Greenland is the largest in the world: it is 2,600 kilometres long and covers an area of 2.2 million square kilometres. But 80 percent of the surface

Greenland is the largest in the world: it is 2,600 kilometres long and covers an area of 2.2 million square kilometres. But 80 percent of the surface

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Challenging times for European socialists

The divisions that have rocked the Socialist Party in France will strike a familiar chord in leftist numerous parties in Europe. After years of

The divisions that have rocked the Socialist Party in France will strike a familiar chord in leftist numerous parties in Europe. After years of

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Europe's counter-recession stimulus plan

A short, sharp kick in the European economy could be delivered before Christmas. Stimulus proposals by the European Commission this Wednesday will

A short, sharp kick in the European economy could be delivered before Christmas. Stimulus proposals by the European Commission this Wednesday will

Europe

Dissident row overshadows EU/China summit

Just a few days before a European Union summit with China, a human rights incident has flared up. Chinese police have prevented a European Parliament

Just a few days before a European Union summit with China, a human rights incident has flared up. Chinese police have prevented a European Parliament

Business

Building downturn hits Sweden's Skanska

The slump in the European housing market has headed north, and spread to commercial and civil building in Scandinavia. Sweden’s biggest construction

The slump in the European housing market has headed north, and spread to commercial and civil building in Scandinavia. Sweden’s biggest construction

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600-billion Fed injection for US credit boost

America’s Central Bank, the Federal Reserve has plugged another costly line of life-support into the ailing US economy. It is a two-part treatment

America’s Central Bank, the Federal Reserve has plugged another costly line of life-support into the ailing US economy. It is a two-part treatment

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Worst recession since early 80s - OECD

The world’s developed countries are probably heading for the worst recession since the early 1980s, according to the Organisation for Economic

The world’s developed countries are probably heading for the worst recession since the early 1980s, according to the Organisation for Economic

Business

BHP backs off hostile takeover

The global mining giant BHP Billiton has turned its back on its 50-billion euro hostile takeover of Rio Tinto. BHP blamed worsening market conditions

The global mining giant BHP Billiton has turned its back on its 50-billion euro hostile takeover of Rio Tinto. BHP blamed worsening market conditions

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Gunshots fired as Thai protestors target opponents

Thai protestors have opened fire on government supporters injuring at least six people. A number of security guards from the anti-government People’s

Thai protestors have opened fire on government supporters injuring at least six people. A number of security guards from the anti-government People’s

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Obama stresses need for reform

US President-elect Barack Obama, who has been making key economic appointments this week, has stressed that getting America out of recession will be

US President-elect Barack Obama, who has been making key economic appointments this week, has stressed that getting America out of recession will be

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Greenland weighs up independence

Voters in one of the world’s most northerly democracies have been taking taking a big decision today, as Greenland weighs up the pros and cons of

Voters in one of the world’s most northerly democracies have been taking taking a big decision today, as Greenland weighs up the pros and cons of

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Britain issues ID cards to non EU nationals

Britain is to start issuing identity cards to people from outside the European Union. Initially students and those entering the country on marriage

Britain is to start issuing identity cards to people from outside the European Union. Initially students and those entering the country on marriage

Science_technology

Water treatment: a tale of two cities

This edition of Hi-Tech looks at how two European cities treat rainwater to prevent pollution and urban waste seeping into the environment. Berlin

This edition of Hi-Tech looks at how two European cities treat rainwater to prevent pollution and urban waste seeping into the environment. Berlin

Culture

London Musical takes on Final Solution

A musical tackling the Nazi persecution of Jews has opened in central London. “Imagine This” is a musical within a musical. It tells the story of a

A musical tackling the Nazi persecution of Jews has opened in central London. “Imagine This” is a musical within a musical. It tells the story of a

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Britain outlaws forced marriages

Britain has introduced legislation outlawing forced marriages and protecting those already in them. Anyone convicted of trying to force someone into

Britain has introduced legislation outlawing forced marriages and protecting those already in them. Anyone convicted of trying to force someone into

Europe

Playing Safe - Towards better controls on toys

“Must do better”, is the message to China from the European Commissioner for Consumer Protection, who says Chinese exports – including toys – do not

“Must do better”, is the message to China from the European Commissioner for Consumer Protection, who says Chinese exports – including toys – do not

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Hillary the focus as Obama mulls more key posts

With his key economic appointments made US President-elect Barack Obama is now focusing on other key posts in his incoming administration. Setting

With his key economic appointments made US President-elect Barack Obama is now focusing on other key posts in his incoming administration. Setting

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Britain issues ID cards to non EU nationals

Britain is to start issuing identity cards to people from outside the European Union. Initially students and those entering the country on marriage

Britain is to start issuing identity cards to people from outside the European Union. Initially students and those entering the country on marriage

News

Greenland votes on big step towards independence

People in Greenland are voting in a referendum on self-governance that would make it all but independent from Denmark. The vast Arctic land mass

People in Greenland are voting in a referendum on self-governance that would make it all but independent from Denmark. The vast Arctic land mass

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Britain introduces legislation to protect victims of forced marriages

Laws to prevent forced marriages and protect those already in them have been introduced in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Anyone convicted of

Laws to prevent forced marriages and protect those already in them have been introduced in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Anyone convicted of

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Thai protestors open fire on government supporters

Thai anti-government protesters blockading a highway leading to Bangkok’s old airport have opened fire on a group of government

Thai anti-government protesters blockading a highway leading to Bangkok’s old airport have opened fire on a group of government

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Wall Street gives Obama economic team warm welcome

Pledging to boost his country’s faltering economy, US President-elect Barack Obama has introduced the team that will help him navigate the global

Pledging to boost his country’s faltering economy, US President-elect Barack Obama has introduced the team that will help him navigate the global