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2008-12-05

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Alexiy - portrait of a leader

Alexiy II was born Alexei Ridiguer in 1929 to a German family living in Estonia. His father was a priest and the young Alexei followed in his

Alexiy II was born Alexei Ridiguer in 1929 to a German family living in Estonia. His father was a priest and the young Alexei followed in his

Europe

Foreign beasty policy in the works

If creatures from foreign eco-sytems are hard to beat, the countries of Europe should gang up on them, says Brussels. From shellfish to tortoise to

If creatures from foreign eco-sytems are hard to beat, the countries of Europe should gang up on them, says Brussels. From shellfish to tortoise to

Europe

Czech! One-two! Is this on?!

The President of the European Parliament has told Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek in Prague that the success of the Czech Republic’s EU presidency

The President of the European Parliament has told Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek in Prague that the success of the Czech Republic’s EU presidency

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Russia pays tribute to Patriarch

Seen as a champion of Russia’s orthodox church after decades of Soviet atheism, the death of Patriarch Alexiy II has been greeted with profound

Seen as a champion of Russia’s orthodox church after decades of Soviet atheism, the death of Patriarch Alexiy II has been greeted with profound

Business

Lufthansa soars to new heights

German flag-carrier Lufthansa is set to become Europe’s biggest airline after signing a deal to buy the loss-making Austrian Airlines. Brussels needs

German flag-carrier Lufthansa is set to become Europe’s biggest airline after signing a deal to buy the loss-making Austrian Airlines. Brussels needs

Business

Crude hits four-year low

With the US unemployment figures pointing to less production and less demand for oil, the price of a barrel of crude has dwindled to a four-year low

With the US unemployment figures pointing to less production and less demand for oil, the price of a barrel of crude has dwindled to a four-year low

Business

BMW sales hit the brakes

BMW has announced that its global sales plunged by a quarter for the month of November. It is a sign that even the most well-heeled consumers are

BMW has announced that its global sales plunged by a quarter for the month of November. It is a sign that even the most well-heeled consumers are

Business

US jobless tops 10 million

US Government figures show that more American jobs were cut in November than in any single month for 34 years. Some 533,000 payrolls disappeared from

US Government figures show that more American jobs were cut in November than in any single month for 34 years. Some 533,000 payrolls disappeared from

Business

Airbus plans capital increase

European plane-maker Airbus says it needs a capital increase of more than two billion euros for its national units. That should be achievable by

European plane-maker Airbus says it needs a capital increase of more than two billion euros for its national units. That should be achievable by

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India and Russia sign nuclear deal

Dmitry Medvedev has signed agreements for Russia to develop four new nuclear plants in India. New Delhi was given access to civilian nuclear fuel and

Dmitry Medvedev has signed agreements for Russia to develop four new nuclear plants in India. New Delhi was given access to civilian nuclear fuel and

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Russian Orthodox Church leader dies

Tributes are being paid to Patriarch Alexiy II, the leader of the 100-million strong Russian Orthodox Church who died on Friday morning. The Church

Tributes are being paid to Patriarch Alexiy II, the leader of the 100-million strong Russian Orthodox Church who died on Friday morning. The Church

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Security high for haj pilgrimage in Mecca

More than two million Muslims have gathered in the holy city of Mecca for the annual haj pilgrimage. Tight security is in place to avert any militant

More than two million Muslims have gathered in the holy city of Mecca for the annual haj pilgrimage. Tight security is in place to avert any militant

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Car bomb attack rocks Pakistan city

A deadly car bomb in the Pakistani city of Peshawar has killed at least 20 people and wounded dozens. Police say the blast occurred near a Shi’ite

A deadly car bomb in the Pakistani city of Peshawar has killed at least 20 people and wounded dozens. Police say the blast occurred near a Shi’ite

Culture

Getting animated about 'Mia and the Migou'

French film maker Jacques-Rémy Girerd’s second full-length feature, “Mia et le Migou” provides proof if it were needed that animation is a labour of

French film maker Jacques-Rémy Girerd’s second full-length feature, “Mia et le Migou” provides proof if it were needed that animation is a labour of

Culture

Bolshoi season opens with a step back in time

Moscow’s Bolshoi ballet has launched it’s current season with a retrospective of three centuries of choreography. It consists of three one-act

Moscow’s Bolshoi ballet has launched it’s current season with a retrospective of three centuries of choreography. It consists of three one-act

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Thieves pull off Paris jewellery heist

It is said lightening does not strike twice, but for one unfortunate jewellery store in Paris that is not the case. In what is being reported as one

It is said lightening does not strike twice, but for one unfortunate jewellery store in Paris that is not the case. In what is being reported as one

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Thailand tries to woo back tourists

Dancers, puppets and Miss Thailand are just some of the ploys being used by Thai authorities to win back the confidence of tourists. The charm

Dancers, puppets and Miss Thailand are just some of the ploys being used by Thai authorities to win back the confidence of tourists. The charm

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Economic tensions loom over US China talks.

China and the US have pledged around 15 Billion euros to boost global trade. The announcement came despite talks being overshadowed by tensions after

China and the US have pledged around 15 Billion euros to boost global trade. The announcement came despite talks being overshadowed by tensions after

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Europe's markets open down despite bank rate cuts

Europe’s major indexes have all opened down despite record rate cuts by the ECB and central banks across Europe. Frankfurt, London and Paris’s

Europe’s major indexes have all opened down despite record rate cuts by the ECB and central banks across Europe. Frankfurt, London and Paris’s

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Russian primate dies

The leader of Russia’s Orthodox church, Primate Alexiy II has died. A spokesman for the church said the 16th Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia

The leader of Russia’s Orthodox church, Primate Alexiy II has died. A spokesman for the church said the 16th Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia

Europe

Internet privacy protection measures

Ever get the feeling you’re being watched? As more of our lives are spent online, our personal data is becoming increasingly accessible to those who

Ever get the feeling you’re being watched? As more of our lives are spent online, our personal data is becoming increasingly accessible to those who

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French wonder about micro credit

Europe, slinking into financial uncertainty with the rest of the world might harness micro-credit to give the down-and-out an up-and-coming chance.

Europe, slinking into financial uncertainty with the rest of the world might harness micro-credit to give the down-and-out an up-and-coming chance.

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Northern League pushes mosque debate in Italy

Italian coalition partner the Northern League has followed up comments by its interior minister in the Berlusconi government, and will get a

Italian coalition partner the Northern League has followed up comments by its interior minister in the Berlusconi government, and will get a

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Big 3 carmakers return to beg in Washington

The three men who run America’s car giants are among the most powerful in the country, but they are pygmies like the rest of us in this financial

The three men who run America’s car giants are among the most powerful in the country, but they are pygmies like the rest of us in this financial

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Scores begin to die of cholera in Zimbabwe

After denying it needed help the Zimbabwean government is now appealing for aid as cholera begins to claim hundreds of lives. A National Emergency

After denying it needed help the Zimbabwean government is now appealing for aid as cholera begins to claim hundreds of lives. A National Emergency

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Central banks take big knife to lending rates

We should be feeling lucky now that the ECB and central banks around Europe have made lending its cheapest since the second world war, but it is no

We should be feeling lucky now that the ECB and central banks around Europe have made lending its cheapest since the second world war, but it is no

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Antarctic snow joke for shipwrecked

Antarctic tourism has multiplied by five in a little over the last decade, and there has been a reminder of just how dangerous an environment it

Antarctic tourism has multiplied by five in a little over the last decade, and there has been a reminder of just how dangerous an environment it