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2008-12-01

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Low turnout mars Romanian election

Without a doubt, the most startling result from the election is that less than 40 percent of eligible voters took part in what was Romania’s first

Without a doubt, the most startling result from the election is that less than 40 percent of eligible voters took part in what was Romania’s first

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Hillary at foreign policy pinnacle

The US President-elect, Barack Obama has named Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State in his new administration. Stephen Hess, a veteran political

The US President-elect, Barack Obama has named Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State in his new administration. Stephen Hess, a veteran political

Business

Ryanair puts in bid for Aer Lingus

Europe’s largest low-cost airline Ryanair has launched a 750 million euro bid to buy rival carrier Aer Lingus. The new offer is half the price

Europe’s largest low-cost airline Ryanair has launched a 750 million euro bid to buy rival carrier Aer Lingus. The new offer is half the price

Business

Markets fall across Europe

European markets fell, sending the Dow Jones down for the first time in six days. Meanwhile record declines in European and Chinese manufacturing

European markets fell, sending the Dow Jones down for the first time in six days. Meanwhile record declines in European and Chinese manufacturing

Business

UN confims global recession

The world economy faces its worst downturn since the Great Depression, according to the United Nations. The body expects global economic output to

The world economy faces its worst downturn since the Great Depression, according to the United Nations. The body expects global economic output to

Business

Euro zone ministers debate cash injection

Euro zone finance ministers have been meeting in Brussels to look at how to apply the European Commission’s 200-billion euro plan to boost their

Euro zone finance ministers have been meeting in Brussels to look at how to apply the European Commission’s 200-billion euro plan to boost their

Business

Sacyr sells to Citigroup

Spanish constructor Sacyr Vallehermoso has sold off its Itiniere motorway business to Citigroup for 7.9 billion euros. This is to reduce its massive

Spanish constructor Sacyr Vallehermoso has sold off its Itiniere motorway business to Citigroup for 7.9 billion euros. This is to reduce its massive

Europe

Slovakians buy first euros

Euro start-up kits have gone on sale in Slovakia, at post offices and banks. Launch of the single currency, here replacing the Slovak crown, is just

Euro start-up kits have gone on sale in Slovakia, at post offices and banks. Launch of the single currency, here replacing the Slovak crown, is just

Europe

Joint Socialist manifesto for EU elections

Europe’s socialists and social democrats have approved a joint programme for the 2009 European elections. The title is: “People first, a new

Europe’s socialists and social democrats have approved a joint programme for the 2009 European elections. The title is: “People first, a new

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Action urged at UN climate conference

Delegates arriving in Poland for the UN Climate Conference were greeted with a fine sunset, and a hands-on exercise in dealing with the problem. The

Delegates arriving in Poland for the UN Climate Conference were greeted with a fine sunset, and a hands-on exercise in dealing with the problem. The

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Merkel tightens grip on CDU

Despite internal division about economic policy, Germany’s Chancellor remains firmly in charge of her ruling party. Angela Merkel has won a vote on

Despite internal division about economic policy, Germany’s Chancellor remains firmly in charge of her ruling party. Angela Merkel has won a vote on

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Romanian President weighs electoral options

A day after the elections, Romania has been celebrating its National Day, with politics on everyone’s mind. By law, President Traian Basescu must

A day after the elections, Romania has been celebrating its National Day, with politics on everyone’s mind. By law, President Traian Basescu must

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Obama names Clinton Secretary of State

As expected, Barack Obama has named Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State in his new administration. The US President-elect has been unveiling his

As expected, Barack Obama has named Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State in his new administration. The US President-elect has been unveiling his

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European rescue flights out of Thailand

The long wait is over for many Spanish travellers stranded by protests in Thailand, with Madrid paying for special military flights to get them home

The long wait is over for many Spanish travellers stranded by protests in Thailand, with Madrid paying for special military flights to get them home

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FBI helps Mumbai investigation

Detectives from America’s FBI have arrived in Mumbai to help with the investigation into last week’s terrorist attacks in which 180 people died

Detectives from America’s FBI have arrived in Mumbai to help with the investigation into last week’s terrorist attacks in which 180 people died

Culture

Travolta voices canine champ Bolt

Voiced by John Travolta, Bolt is the doggy star of a television series, who believes he has real super powers.

Voiced by John Travolta, Bolt is the doggy star of a television series, who believes he has real super powers.

Culture

A look back at Lebeck

A major exhibition of the work of the celebrated German photographer, Robert Lebeck, is on show at Berlin’s Martin-Gropius-Bau venue.

A major exhibition of the work of the celebrated German photographer, Robert Lebeck, is on show at Berlin’s Martin-Gropius-Bau venue.

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Deadly start to December in Iraq

December has got off to a bloody start in Iraq, with more than 30 people killed today. Baghdad’s police academy was targeted by twin blasts. People

December has got off to a bloody start in Iraq, with more than 30 people killed today. Baghdad’s police academy was targeted by twin blasts. People

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Protestors flock to Thai airports

Anti-government protestors in Thailand are stepping up their action, switching tactics at the start of a second week of mass demonstrations. The

Anti-government protestors in Thailand are stepping up their action, switching tactics at the start of a second week of mass demonstrations. The

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Romanian election results inconclusive

The results of Romania’s elections are still too close to call, with both opposition parties running neck and neck in the count. The Democratic

The results of Romania’s elections are still too close to call, with both opposition parties running neck and neck in the count. The Democratic

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Flooding alert in Venice

Venice is on high flood alert with water reaching its highest level in more than 20 years. Strong winds are said to be behind a surge in sea

Venice is on high flood alert with water reaching its highest level in more than 20 years. Strong winds are said to be behind a surge in sea

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Pakistan under pressure over Mumbai attacks

As tension mounts between India and Pakistan over the Mumbai terrorist attacks, the US is calling on Islamabad to fully cooperate with inquiries

As tension mounts between India and Pakistan over the Mumbai terrorist attacks, the US is calling on Islamabad to fully cooperate with inquiries

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High support for Merkel's tax stance

Struggling Germans hoping for tax cuts are being told not to hold their breath. Ahead of the ruling CDU party’s annual conference, Chancellor Angela

Struggling Germans hoping for tax cuts are being told not to hold their breath. Ahead of the ruling CDU party’s annual conference, Chancellor Angela

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Poland hosts UN climate change talks

Twelve days of talks to change the world are underway in Poland, as governments and environmentalists tackle global warming. Overshadowed by the

Twelve days of talks to change the world are underway in Poland, as governments and environmentalists tackle global warming. Overshadowed by the

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No end in sight to Bangkok airport blockades

Anti-government protesters in Thailand are still refusing to budge from Bangkok’s main airport despite a Police order demanding an end to the

Anti-government protesters in Thailand are still refusing to budge from Bangkok’s main airport despite a Police order demanding an end to the

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Nigerian city now quiet after ethnic bloodshed

The authorities in the central Nigerian city of Jos have arrested dozens of men suspected of being involved in sectarian fighting which has claimed

The authorities in the central Nigerian city of Jos have arrested dozens of men suspected of being involved in sectarian fighting which has claimed

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Obama prepares to announce key White House posts

US President-elect Barack Obama is poised to name his national security team, with both friends and foes expected to take up the crucial White House

US President-elect Barack Obama is poised to name his national security team, with both friends and foes expected to take up the crucial White House