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2008-11-27

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Poland guarded over coal

Once hailed as the aristocrats of communist Poland, its coal miners today are dreading the future, afraid the EU’s climate change pact could force

Once hailed as the aristocrats of communist Poland, its coal miners today are dreading the future, afraid the EU’s climate change pact could force

Business

French jobless total breaks 2-million barrier

The number of jobless in France has crept over the landmark two-million figure with the biggest rise for 15 years. The unemployment total jumped by

The number of jobless in France has crept over the landmark two-million figure with the biggest rise for 15 years. The unemployment total jumped by

Business

European markets rise as Wall St gives thanks

The Thanksgiving holiday in America gave traders on Wall Street a break, but in Europe the markets turned positive after a lacklustre day on

The Thanksgiving holiday in America gave traders on Wall Street a break, but in Europe the markets turned positive after a lacklustre day on

Business

Arcelor-Mittal steels itself against financial crisis

The biggest steelmaker in the world is preparing to cut 9,000 jobs. Arcelor-Mittal plans to offer voluntary redundancy packages to three per cent of

The biggest steelmaker in the world is preparing to cut 9,000 jobs. Arcelor-Mittal plans to offer voluntary redundancy packages to three per cent of

Business

Eurozone economies to shrink next year: Almunia

Europe’s Commissioner for economic affairs has reversed his forecast of slight growth for the eurozone next year. Joaquin Almunia now says it will be

Europe’s Commissioner for economic affairs has reversed his forecast of slight growth for the eurozone next year. Joaquin Almunia now says it will be

Business

Spain's 11-billion rescue package

Spain’s Prime Minister has unveiled an 11-billion euro emergency package to help safeguard the country’s economy against the worst of the global

Spain’s Prime Minister has unveiled an 11-billion euro emergency package to help safeguard the country’s economy against the worst of the global

Business

The bitter wind of recession batters UK High Streets

The downturn in Britain is showing its teeth on the country’s High Streets. One of the country’s oldest and best-loved names, Woolworths, has put its

The downturn in Britain is showing its teeth on the country’s High Streets. One of the country’s oldest and best-loved names, Woolworths, has put its

Culture

Marrakech pays tribute to Andrei Konchalovsky

The Marrakech Film Festival paid a special tribute to a man regarded as of one of Russia’s greatest directors, Andrei Konchalovsky. The veteran

The Marrakech Film Festival paid a special tribute to a man regarded as of one of Russia’s greatest directors, Andrei Konchalovsky. The veteran

Europe

Brussels encourages consumers to sue

While not going as far as in the United States, European consumers have been encouraged to stand up for their shoppers’ rights. The European

While not going as far as in the United States, European consumers have been encouraged to stand up for their shoppers’ rights. The European

Europe

Cheaper, better EU telecoms in sight

The improvement of telecoms services in the EU has moved closer with a political compromise agreed by the European Union governments. The reform

The improvement of telecoms services in the EU has moved closer with a political compromise agreed by the European Union governments. The reform

Europe

Reviving PNR debate

The French EU presidency has defended air passenger data collection as indispensable against terrorism and crime while conceding it must be strictly

The French EU presidency has defended air passenger data collection as indispensable against terrorism and crime while conceding it must be strictly

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Iraq parliament approves new security pact with US

Iraq’s parliament has approved the security pact with the United States which will see American troops pull out of the country by 2011. The pact

Iraq’s parliament has approved the security pact with the United States which will see American troops pull out of the country by 2011. The pact

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Coup fears rise in Thailand

The political crisis that has trapped thousands of foreign tourists in Thailand could be coming to a head. Embattled Prime Minister Somchai

The political crisis that has trapped thousands of foreign tourists in Thailand could be coming to a head. Embattled Prime Minister Somchai

Europe

Schengen welcomes Switzerland

Long queues for European travellers at border controls in Switzerland will soon be a thing of the past. EU interior ministers have agreed to allow

Long queues for European travellers at border controls in Switzerland will soon be a thing of the past. EU interior ministers have agreed to allow

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Who are the Indian militants?

Since the start of the year more than 350 people have been killed in a string of terrorist attacks in India. Many experts believe the bombings

Since the start of the year more than 350 people have been killed in a string of terrorist attacks in India. Many experts believe the bombings

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Sieges continue in India for a second night

The Taj Mahal hotel on the seafront in Mumbai was packed with foreign guests when it was stormed by armed gunmen. Many were confined to their

The Taj Mahal hotel on the seafront in Mumbai was packed with foreign guests when it was stormed by armed gunmen. Many were confined to their

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Fate of many foreigners in Mumbai unknown

With hostage-taking and continued sporadic fighting, Mumbai has been transformed from a tourist trap to a combat zone. Americans and some Europeans

With hostage-taking and continued sporadic fighting, Mumbai has been transformed from a tourist trap to a combat zone. Americans and some Europeans

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Militants killed at Mumbai's Taj Hotel

The siege at Mumbai’s Taj Hotel has reportedly ended. Authorities say they have killed all the militants holed up inside the luxury hotel. But

The siege at Mumbai’s Taj Hotel has reportedly ended. Authorities say they have killed all the militants holed up inside the luxury hotel. But

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Flames shoot from Mumbai's Trident hotel

It is feared up to 100 people may be trapped or taken hostage inside a luxury Indian hotel following an attack by Islamic militants. The latest

It is feared up to 100 people may be trapped or taken hostage inside a luxury Indian hotel following an attack by Islamic militants. The latest

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Chavez and Medvedev agree nuclear energy programme

Russia has agreed to help Venezuela develop a nuclear energy programme. The deal follows the first visit to the South American country by a Russian

Russia has agreed to help Venezuela develop a nuclear energy programme. The deal follows the first visit to the South American country by a Russian

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More than 100 die in attacks in India

A suspected Muslim militant group has turned the Indian city of Mumbai into a scene of carnage. Hospitals are full. More than 100 people have died

A suspected Muslim militant group has turned the Indian city of Mumbai into a scene of carnage. Hospitals are full. More than 100 people have died

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Anti-government protest blocks Bangkok airport

Thailand’s prime minister has urged the country’s armed forces not to intervene as anti-government protests grow stronger. Somchai Wongsawat has

Thailand’s prime minister has urged the country’s armed forces not to intervene as anti-government protests grow stronger. Somchai Wongsawat has

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Indian commandos hunt terrorists

Police commandos are said to be going from room to room at the blazing Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai, searching out at least half a dozen

Police commandos are said to be going from room to room at the blazing Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai, searching out at least half a dozen