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2008-12-13

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Investors relieved at Fortis court ruling

Investors have reacted favourably to Friday’s appeal court ruling suspending asset sales of the Fortis financial group until shareholder approval is

Investors have reacted favourably to Friday’s appeal court ruling suspending asset sales of the Fortis financial group until shareholder approval is

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Activists say France must help migrants

Human rights groups say it is up to the French government and not them to support migrants camped around Calais. Since 2002, several agencies have

Human rights groups say it is up to the French government and not them to support migrants camped around Calais. Since 2002, several agencies have

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Ex-Grandmaster launches Putin opposition group

Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov has joined up with other Russian opposition groups to form a new political movement. More than 160

Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov has joined up with other Russian opposition groups to form a new political movement. More than 160

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Semblance of peace returns to Athens

Peaceful rallies have been held in the Greek capital Athens and in other cities a week after the police killing of a youth which sparked violent

Peaceful rallies have been held in the Greek capital Athens and in other cities a week after the police killing of a youth which sparked violent

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Last chance saloon for US car industry

The failure of Congress to agree on a rescue deal for America’s auto industry has raised fears the collapse will not only risk millions of US jobs

The failure of Congress to agree on a rescue deal for America’s auto industry has raised fears the collapse will not only risk millions of US jobs

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British PM visits Afghanistan

The British prime minister Gordon Brown has gone to Aghanistan for talks with President Hamid Karzai, and to meet UK troops in Helmand province

The British prime minister Gordon Brown has gone to Aghanistan for talks with President Hamid Karzai, and to meet UK troops in Helmand province

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Violence leaves Athens but threatens other capitals

There has been minor violence in Athens overnight as a week of urban riots appears to be tailing off. It’s estimated the cost of the damage caused to

There has been minor violence in Athens overnight as a week of urban riots appears to be tailing off. It’s estimated the cost of the damage caused to

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Irish citizen missing in swollen Rome river

Italian rescue workers are searching for an Irish citizen who fell into the River Tiber in Rome, which was swollen with rising flood-water. The man

Italian rescue workers are searching for an Irish citizen who fell into the River Tiber in Rome, which was swollen with rising flood-water. The man

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Greece's frustrated youth says riots no surprise

Twenty-seven-year old Michalis Sarantis is one of a growing number of young people in Greece dubbed “Generation 700”: those aged between 25 and 35

Twenty-seven-year old Michalis Sarantis is one of a growing number of young people in Greece dubbed “Generation 700”: those aged between 25 and 35

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Italian adventurer so near and yet so far

An Italian adventurer trying to row solo across the Pacific has had to be rescued agonisingly short of his goal. Alex Bellini was some 100 Kilometres

An Italian adventurer trying to row solo across the Pacific has had to be rescued agonisingly short of his goal. Alex Bellini was some 100 Kilometres

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China, South Korea, Japan in historic summit

China, Japan and South Korea have put aside decades of animosity, at a summit to discuss how to handle the financial crisis. Relations between the

China, Japan and South Korea have put aside decades of animosity, at a summit to discuss how to handle the financial crisis. Relations between the

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Mixed results as UN climate summit wraps up

UN climate talks in Poland have ended on a mixed note, after two weeks of discussions that highlighted the gap between rich and poor. Environment

UN climate talks in Poland have ended on a mixed note, after two weeks of discussions that highlighted the gap between rich and poor. Environment

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Greece takes stock after a nightmare week

Greece is counting the cost of a week of rioting that has shaken the government and laid bare long simmering social tensions. The protest outside

Greece is counting the cost of a week of rioting that has shaken the government and laid bare long simmering social tensions. The protest outside

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Relief in Rome as flood threat eases

Rome is breathing a sigh of relief as it appears to have been spared potentially devastating flooding. The River Tiber remains at a dangerously high

Rome is breathing a sigh of relief as it appears to have been spared potentially devastating flooding. The River Tiber remains at a dangerously high

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Alleged cocaine boss extradited to US

A suspected Colombian drugs baron has been extradited to the US in what police are hailing as a fatal blow to one of Latin Americas biggest crime

A suspected Colombian drugs baron has been extradited to the US in what police are hailing as a fatal blow to one of Latin Americas biggest crime