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2009-01-05

Europe

Lithuania worries over powering down

Lithuania’s Ignalina nuclear power plant has less than one year left to live. The government has not managed to negotiate a postponement of full

Lithuania’s Ignalina nuclear power plant has less than one year left to live. The government has not managed to negotiate a postponement of full

Business

Markets bounce back in 2009

The new year rally has continued for stocks worldwide. On Monday, European shares briefly touching their highest level since mid-November, with

The new year rally has continued for stocks worldwide. On Monday, European shares briefly touching their highest level since mid-November, with

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Europe hit by snowfall and travel chaos

A winter storm has covered huge swathes of Europe in a blanket of snow. In Poland one person has been found frozen to death and a number injured in

A winter storm has covered huge swathes of Europe in a blanket of snow. In Poland one person has been found frozen to death and a number injured in

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Israel's objectives in Gaza

On September 12, 2005, the last Israeli soldiers withdrew from the Gaza Strip, after 38 years of occupation. The pullout was a unilateral decision by

On September 12, 2005, the last Israeli soldiers withdrew from the Gaza Strip, after 38 years of occupation. The pullout was a unilateral decision by

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Hamas continues to fire rockets at Israel

Hamas militants have continued to fire dozens of rockets into southern Israel, injuring several people. The towns of Ashkelon, Ashdod and Sderot all

Hamas militants have continued to fire dozens of rockets into southern Israel, injuring several people. The towns of Ashkelon, Ashdod and Sderot all

Business

Oil prices boosted by Gaza violence

Israel’s offensive in the Gaza Strip has helped push up oil prices close to their highest in three weeks amid increasing fears for crude supplies

Israel’s offensive in the Gaza Strip has helped push up oil prices close to their highest in three weeks amid increasing fears for crude supplies

Business

Waterford Wedgwood in administration

The Irish maker of luxury tableware Waterford Wedgwood called in the receivers on Monday. The loss making company had been trying to find new

The Irish maker of luxury tableware Waterford Wedgwood called in the receivers on Monday. The loss making company had been trying to find new

Business

Madoff was investigated eight times - report

US regulators reportedly looking into the company run by Bernard Madoff at least eight times in 16 years. According to the Wall Street Journal, the

US regulators reportedly looking into the company run by Bernard Madoff at least eight times in 16 years. According to the Wall Street Journal, the

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Sarkozy calls for an immediate ceasefire as Israel pounds Gaza

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah and called for an immediate ceasefire in order to bring

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah and called for an immediate ceasefire in order to bring

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Palestinian civilians paying a heavy in combat

Missile strikes and the street battles in Gaza have reportedly pushed the Palestinian death toll above 540. At least one Israeli soldier has been

Missile strikes and the street battles in Gaza have reportedly pushed the Palestinian death toll above 540. At least one Israeli soldier has been

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House to house fighting in Gaza

Israeli tanks, planes and ground forces have stepped up attacks on Gaza during the day as they seek to wipe out the threat of Hamas rockets. Troops

Israeli tanks, planes and ground forces have stepped up attacks on Gaza during the day as they seek to wipe out the threat of Hamas rockets. Troops

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No immediate threat to gas flow, says EU

The EU says there’s no immediate danger to European consumers gas supplies in the wake of a row between Russia and Ukraine. Russia cut off gas

The EU says there’s no immediate danger to European consumers gas supplies in the wake of a row between Russia and Ukraine. Russia cut off gas

Science_technology

Here be Dragons: but how much longer for the Komodo?

The habitat of Komodo Dragons, the largest living species of lizards and one of the closest relatives to the dinosaurs, is confined to four small

The habitat of Komodo Dragons, the largest living species of lizards and one of the closest relatives to the dinosaurs, is confined to four small

Culture

Hispanic archaeological treasures come back to Spain

400 archaeological jewels of the Hispanic Society have returned to Spain, after being over a century in New York. Created by Archer Milton Huntington

400 archaeological jewels of the Hispanic Society have returned to Spain, after being over a century in New York. Created by Archer Milton Huntington

Culture

'Marley & me' takes the biscuit

Dog comedy “Marley & Me” remains at the top of the US box office, beginning the new year as it ended the last one, as the weekend’s biggest-grossing

Dog comedy “Marley & Me” remains at the top of the US box office, beginning the new year as it ended the last one, as the weekend’s biggest-grossing

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Aid trickles in as Gazans face desperate situation

The Israeli authorities have allowed a convoy of 80 trucks carrying much needed humanitarian aid to cross the Kerem Shalom border with the Gaza

The Israeli authorities have allowed a convoy of 80 trucks carrying much needed humanitarian aid to cross the Kerem Shalom border with the Gaza

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EU mission seeks Israeli-Hamas ceasefire

An EU foreign policy team is in the Middle East on a mission to seek a ceasefire in the Israeli-Hamas conflict. The delegation led by Karel

An EU foreign policy team is in the Middle East on a mission to seek a ceasefire in the Israeli-Hamas conflict. The delegation led by Karel

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Obama arrives in Washington ahead of inauguration

Barrack Obama has arrived in Washington with his family, ahead of his inauguration as US president on January 20. Flying in from Chicago the

Barrack Obama has arrived in Washington with his family, ahead of his inauguration as US president on January 20. Flying in from Chicago the

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EU delegation in Egypt for Gaza talks

As the fighting in Gaza has intensified so have diplomatic efforts to end it. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has held talks with a high level

As the fighting in Gaza has intensified so have diplomatic efforts to end it. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has held talks with a high level

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Greek policeman seriously injured after shooting

A Greek policeman has been seriously injured after being shot by two gunmen in central Athens. The pre-dawn attack targeted an officer guarding the

A Greek policeman has been seriously injured after being shot by two gunmen in central Athens. The pre-dawn attack targeted an officer guarding the

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Hamas continues to fire rockets at Israel

Hamas militants have continued to fire dozens of rockets into southern Israel, injuring several people. The towns of Ashkelon, Ashdod and Sderot

Hamas militants have continued to fire dozens of rockets into southern Israel, injuring several people. The towns of Ashkelon, Ashdod and Sderot

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Agencies counter Israeli aid claims

Aid agencies say the Israeli military assault has aggravated Gaza’s humanitarian crisis, with electricity and communications cut and the traumatised

Aid agencies say the Israeli military assault has aggravated Gaza’s humanitarian crisis, with electricity and communications cut and the traumatised

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Intense combat as Israeli troops encircle Gaza city

Israeli troops are said to have partially encircled Gaza city as their ground assault into the Palestinian territory gathers momentum.  House by

Israeli troops are said to have partially encircled Gaza city as their ground assault into the Palestinian territory gathers momentum.  House by

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Children among latest fatalities in Gaza

Israel has said it is doing all it can to avoid civilian casualities in what is one of the most densely populated parts of the world, but around a

Israel has said it is doing all it can to avoid civilian casualities in what is one of the most densely populated parts of the world, but around a

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Obama's Washington arrival hit by a resignation

US President-Elect Barack Obama has arrived in Washington, on the final leg of his journey to his inauguration as the 44th President on January 20th

US President-Elect Barack Obama has arrived in Washington, on the final leg of his journey to his inauguration as the 44th President on January 20th

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German government disagrees over tax stimulus

There is disagreement in German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s governing coalition over new measures to shield the economy from what is shaping up to be

There is disagreement in German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s governing coalition over new measures to shield the economy from what is shaping up to be

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Hamas ready for Gaza talks

It seems that Hamas may be ready for talks to stop the fighting in Gaza. A spokesman said a delegation will go to Cairo today for the first official

It seems that Hamas may be ready for talks to stop the fighting in Gaza. A spokesman said a delegation will go to Cairo today for the first official