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2008-12-02

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Israel buries victims of Mumbai attacks

The funerals of some of those killed at a Jewish synagogue in the Mumbai terrorist attacks have been held in Israel today. Those killed were held

The funerals of some of those killed at a Jewish synagogue in the Mumbai terrorist attacks have been held in Israel today. Those killed were held

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Thai tourism hit by airport blockades

It is unclear how heavy a toll the blockades will take on Thailand’s tourism industry. Some of the 100 or so thousand people who were unable to leave

It is unclear how heavy a toll the blockades will take on Thailand’s tourism industry. Some of the 100 or so thousand people who were unable to leave

Europe

Online sales warning for airlines

Consumer complaints are still flying fast and furious about hidden charges and unclear pricing on Internet sites selling plane tickets. So, Brussels

Consumer complaints are still flying fast and furious about hidden charges and unclear pricing on Internet sites selling plane tickets. So, Brussels

Europe

Pact talks with Russia resume

The European Union has resumed negotiations with Russia on a new political and economic partnership pact. Chief EU delegate Eneko Landaburu and

The European Union has resumed negotiations with Russia on a new political and economic partnership pact. Chief EU delegate Eneko Landaburu and

Business

US carmakers wrangle for rescue money

The Ford Motor Company has requested a seven billion euro credit line from Congress, claiming that it expects to break even or go into pre-tax profit

The Ford Motor Company has requested a seven billion euro credit line from Congress, claiming that it expects to break even or go into pre-tax profit

Business

Jobless figures rise in Spain

Unemployment in Spain, the highest in the EU, continues to grow after 171,243 fresh claimants signed on in November – that is an increase of six

Unemployment in Spain, the highest in the EU, continues to grow after 171,243 fresh claimants signed on in November – that is an increase of six

Business

European markets up as central banks plan interest rate cuts

European shares closed up, with the Dow Jones climbing from its biggest drop in six weeks, as central banks mull over plans to boost growth. The

European shares closed up, with the Dow Jones climbing from its biggest drop in six weeks, as central banks mull over plans to boost growth. The

Business

EU to pen new state aid rules to combat downturn

Tensions over state backing for banks surfaced as EU ministers meet to discuss the amount of cash governments can pump into financial institutions to

Tensions over state backing for banks surfaced as EU ministers meet to discuss the amount of cash governments can pump into financial institutions to

Business

Buy a car and get one free

As recession stalks Europe and the wider world, retailers are coming up with all manner of ideas to get consumers to part with their cash. A car

As recession stalks Europe and the wider world, retailers are coming up with all manner of ideas to get consumers to part with their cash. A car

News

Israel buries victims of Mumbai attacks

The funerals of some of those killed at a Jewish synagogue in the Mumbai terrorist attacks have been held in Israel today. Those killed were held

The funerals of some of those killed at a Jewish synagogue in the Mumbai terrorist attacks have been held in Israel today. Those killed were held

News

Metalworkers protest over CO2 plan

They are claiming it will be the death of the steel industry. Thousands of metalworkers have converged on Brussels, demanding guarantees that their

They are claiming it will be the death of the steel industry. Thousands of metalworkers have converged on Brussels, demanding guarantees that their

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Austria's new coalition government starts work

Austria’s new government has got down to work after being sworn-in by the president. With tackling the economic crisis top of the ‘To Do’ list, like

Austria’s new government has got down to work after being sworn-in by the president. With tackling the economic crisis top of the ‘To Do’ list, like

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Flights set to resume from Bangkok - but when?

Events in Thailand today look to have cleared the way for flights to resume, meaning an end to the misery for thousands of stranded holidaymakers

Events in Thailand today look to have cleared the way for flights to resume, meaning an end to the misery for thousands of stranded holidaymakers

Culture

Evora pays hommage to Manoel de Oliveira

The tribute to Manoel de Oliveira was the highlight of the last day of the Évora International Short Film Festival in Portugal.

The tribute to Manoel de Oliveira was the highlight of the last day of the Évora International Short Film Festival in Portugal.

Culture

The Hours use Miller to 'See the light'

After years of gigging with some of Britain’s best known groups, indie rockers, The Hours are not short of celebrity friends and actress, Sienna

After years of gigging with some of Britain’s best known groups, indie rockers, The Hours are not short of celebrity friends and actress, Sienna

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Anti-EU protests over police mission to Kosovo

In Kosovo, ethnic Albanians have been demonstrating against the deployment of a European Union police mission. Thousands of people packed into the

In Kosovo, ethnic Albanians have been demonstrating against the deployment of a European Union police mission. Thousands of people packed into the

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Thai airport protests to end after PM is banned

Anti-government protesters in Bangkok are ecstatic after getting what they want and they have agreed to end their week-long airport sit-ins. Their

Anti-government protesters in Bangkok are ecstatic after getting what they want and they have agreed to end their week-long airport sit-ins. Their

Europe

Sixty years after human rights declaration

How did Europe come to formalise its defence and promotion of equal dignity for all individuals?

How did Europe come to formalise its defence and promotion of equal dignity for all individuals?

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NATO ministers debate enlargement

NATO enlargement and relations with Russia are top of the agenda at a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Brussels today. The US is urging the

NATO enlargement and relations with Russia are top of the agenda at a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Brussels today. The US is urging the

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Palestinians hurt in Jewish settler riot

At least 13 Palestinians have been hurt in a violent protest over a disputed house in the West Bank town of Hebron. Hundreds of angry Jewish settlers

At least 13 Palestinians have been hurt in a violent protest over a disputed house in the West Bank town of Hebron. Hundreds of angry Jewish settlers

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Austria's new left-right coalition takes office

Austria’s new government has been sworn in. New leaders, Chancellor Werner Faymann and Vice-Chancellor Josef Pröll have already had some tough talks

Austria’s new government has been sworn in. New leaders, Chancellor Werner Faymann and Vice-Chancellor Josef Pröll have already had some tough talks

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India demands Pakistan hand over fugitives

India is insisting that it is not considering a military response to the Mumbai terrorist attacks. The comments come from the country’s foreign

India is insisting that it is not considering a military response to the Mumbai terrorist attacks. The comments come from the country’s foreign

Europe

European art and culture just a click away

European culture is going on-line: books, paintings, music and film. The European Union has launched Europeana, Europe’s very own digital catalogue

European culture is going on-line: books, paintings, music and film. The European Union has launched Europeana, Europe’s very own digital catalogue

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Thai PM accepts court ban

Thailand’s government has accepted the decision of the constitutional court, that the main ruling party be dissolved and the prime minister banned

Thailand’s government has accepted the decision of the constitutional court, that the main ruling party be dissolved and the prime minister banned

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US divided over Hillary's appointment

She may not have the title she sought, but Hillary Clinton has still got what she wanted – the opportunity to clean up after President George W. Bush

She may not have the title she sought, but Hillary Clinton has still got what she wanted – the opportunity to clean up after President George W. Bush

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Gloomy US economic data prompts markets downturn

US manufacturing output dropped to its lowest level since the 1981-82 recession in November, according to figures released today. The news comes as

US manufacturing output dropped to its lowest level since the 1981-82 recession in November, according to figures released today. The news comes as

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Felix the Cat wins the Turner Prize for Leckey

A cartoon cat has eclipsed a supermarket checkout covered in dirty dishes and a shop dummy sitting on a toilet with its head in a bird cage to claim

A cartoon cat has eclipsed a supermarket checkout covered in dirty dishes and a shop dummy sitting on a toilet with its head in a bird cage to claim