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2009-01-08

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EU solidarity policy lacking in gas crisis

The EU member states once again feel the need for solidarity as Russia keeps back gas destined for them at the Ukraine border. It meant one less

The EU member states once again feel the need for solidarity as Russia keeps back gas destined for them at the Ukraine border. It meant one less

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Uncertainty over ceasefire as conflict rages on

Despite moves towards a possible ceasefire the bloodshed in Gaza shows no sign of abating. Air and ground strikes were said to have left more than

Despite moves towards a possible ceasefire the bloodshed in Gaza shows no sign of abating. Air and ground strikes were said to have left more than

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Hizbollah says it's ready for war

Speaking before a huge crowd in south Beirut on Wednesday, Hizbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah warned his movement was ready for a new conflict if

Speaking before a huge crowd in south Beirut on Wednesday, Hizbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah warned his movement was ready for a new conflict if

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Palestinians blamed for Lebanon-based attack

Rockets fired into Israel from Southern Lebanon have raised fears the conflict in Gaza could widen. But, initial fears Lebanon’s Hizbollah group

Rockets fired into Israel from Southern Lebanon have raised fears the conflict in Gaza could widen. But, initial fears Lebanon’s Hizbollah group

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Coal scuttle and axe for gasless Balkans

Bosnians out of gas have been turning to coal or wood. If it is hard for people in new EU countries to cope with no gas in the early depths of

Bosnians out of gas have been turning to coal or wood. If it is hard for people in new EU countries to cope with no gas in the early depths of

Business

Commerzbank part nationalisation hits shares

Shares of Commerzbank slumped on news that it is to be partly nationalised. The Berlin government is taking a 25 percent stake, plus one share

Shares of Commerzbank slumped on news that it is to be partly nationalised. The Berlin government is taking a 25 percent stake, plus one share

Business

UK interest rates cut to lowest ever

The Bank of England has cut UK interest rates by 0.5 percent trying to prevent the British economy from falling into a deep and lasting downturn

The Bank of England has cut UK interest rates by 0.5 percent trying to prevent the British economy from falling into a deep and lasting downturn

Business

Dell and Lenovo restructure

Computer maker Dell has announced that it is to shift its European manufacturing base from Ireland to Poland. As a result almost two thirds of the

Computer maker Dell has announced that it is to shift its European manufacturing base from Ireland to Poland. As a result almost two thirds of the

Business

Spanish unemployment tops three million

The number of people registered as without a job in Spain topped three million for the first time ever in December. And the Madrid government is

The number of people registered as without a job in Spain topped three million for the first time ever in December. And the Madrid government is

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Obama unveils plan to rescue US from recession

US President-elect Barack Obama has been giving details about his plan to rescue the American economy. Obama, who takes office on January 20, is

US President-elect Barack Obama has been giving details about his plan to rescue the American economy. Obama, who takes office on January 20, is

Culture

Saadiq releases more instant vintage soul with "The way I see it"

Maybe you know him as Joss Stone’s producer, maybe at the controls of Snoop Dogg, Whitney Houston, Earth Wind and Fire, Kelis, or Macy Gray outings

Maybe you know him as Joss Stone’s producer, maybe at the controls of Snoop Dogg, Whitney Houston, Earth Wind and Fire, Kelis, or Macy Gray outings

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Gaza humanitarian crisis worsens

Gaza is facing an even deeper humanitarian crisis after one aid agency suspended all operations and another accused Israel of breaching international

Gaza is facing an even deeper humanitarian crisis after one aid agency suspended all operations and another accused Israel of breaching international

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EU solidarity policy lacking in gas crisis

The EU member states once again feel the need for solidarity as Russia keeps back gas destined for them at the Ukraine border. It meant one less

The EU member states once again feel the need for solidarity as Russia keeps back gas destined for them at the Ukraine border. It meant one less

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EU hosts Russia/Ukraine gas talks as supplies dip

As concern over gas supplies grows in the EU a flurry of diplomatic activity is taking place today to try to resolve a row between Russia and Ukraine

As concern over gas supplies grows in the EU a flurry of diplomatic activity is taking place today to try to resolve a row between Russia and Ukraine

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UK interest rate drops to lowest ever

The Bank of England has cut its benchmark interest rate by 0.5 percent to try to prevent the British economy from falling into a deep and lasting

The Bank of England has cut its benchmark interest rate by 0.5 percent to try to prevent the British economy from falling into a deep and lasting

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Three-hour Gaza ceasefire "not enough"

While it is providing welcome relief for some, the three-hour pause in military operations in Gaza is being criticised by relief workers on the

While it is providing welcome relief for some, the three-hour pause in military operations in Gaza is being criticised by relief workers on the

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Truce or escalation: Israel keeps options open

Israeli bombardments overnight and this morning have concentrated on the east of Gaza city. Residents described the bombing as among the heaviest of

Israeli bombardments overnight and this morning have concentrated on the east of Gaza city. Residents described the bombing as among the heaviest of

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Rockets from Lebanon raise fears of widening Gaza conflict

It is a development that experts fear could spark an escalation in the Middle East conflict. Numerous rockets have been fired into Israel from

It is a development that experts fear could spark an escalation in the Middle East conflict. Numerous rockets have been fired into Israel from

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EU patience wears thin over gas row

As it feels the effects of the gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine, the European Union is turning up the heat on both countries to find a

As it feels the effects of the gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine, the European Union is turning up the heat on both countries to find a

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EU Gaza border mission suggested

Police from the European Union could monitor the Gaza-Egypt border, under proposals put forward by the Netherlands and Denmark. The suggestion is

Police from the European Union could monitor the Gaza-Egypt border, under proposals put forward by the Netherlands and Denmark. The suggestion is

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Europe shivers in cold snap

Temperatures across Europe have plunged to record lows, causing travel chaos and putting more demand on power supplies. In France, the normally

Temperatures across Europe have plunged to record lows, causing travel chaos and putting more demand on power supplies. In France, the normally

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Israel targets Gaza overnight despite talk of truce

Israel has continued to attack dozens of targets in Gaza, despite agreeing to a daily suspension of hostilities to allow aid deliveries. Military

Israel has continued to attack dozens of targets in Gaza, despite agreeing to a daily suspension of hostilities to allow aid deliveries. Military

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Gas restrictions hit manufacturing output in EU

Curbs on gas use due to the ongoing dispute between Russia and Ukraine have forced many companies in Eastern Europe and the Balkans to scale back or

Curbs on gas use due to the ongoing dispute between Russia and Ukraine have forced many companies in Eastern Europe and the Balkans to scale back or