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2009-01-23

Business

Samsung latest suffering tech firm

A brutal week for the technology sector was rounded off by South Korea’s Samsung posting its first ever quarterly loss. The world’s top maker of

A brutal week for the technology sector was rounded off by South Korea’s Samsung posting its first ever quarterly loss. The world’s top maker of

Europe

EU bangs the drum about MP3 risks

Brussels is having to speak up to raise possible health risks posed by MP3 players and the like. A conference on the subject has been organised for

Brussels is having to speak up to raise possible health risks posed by MP3 players and the like. A conference on the subject has been organised for

Business

Britain officially in recession

It is confirmed, the UK economy is sinking deeper into the doldrums and is officially in recession for the first time in nearly 20 years. The

It is confirmed, the UK economy is sinking deeper into the doldrums and is officially in recession for the first time in nearly 20 years. The

Europe

EU terrorist list may drop Iranians

France wants it to stay, but the People’s Mujahideen Organisation of Iran is on the verge of being removed from an EU list of banned terrorist

France wants it to stay, but the People’s Mujahideen Organisation of Iran is on the verge of being removed from an EU list of banned terrorist

News

Obama to lift restrictions on abortion abroad

President Obama has continued rolling back his predecessor’s conservative policies, by proposing to lift restrictions on abortion. The President will

President Obama has continued rolling back his predecessor’s conservative policies, by proposing to lift restrictions on abortion. The President will

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Italian migrant policy sparks protests

Concerns about Italy’s handling of migrants arriving on its shores are mounting. The UN refugee agency wants steps taken to address what it is

Concerns about Italy’s handling of migrants arriving on its shores are mounting. The UN refugee agency wants steps taken to address what it is

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New photos prove Castro is alive

Cuba’s PR machine has swung into action to scotch rumours that Fidel Castro has died, or is seriously ill. New pictures, with Argentina’s President

Cuba’s PR machine has swung into action to scotch rumours that Fidel Castro has died, or is seriously ill. New pictures, with Argentina’s President

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Iceland's PM to quit as early election is called

Iceland’s embattled prime minister has announced the crisis-hit country will hold early elections on May 9. But Geir Haarde will not try to hang onto

Iceland’s embattled prime minister has announced the crisis-hit country will hold early elections on May 9. But Geir Haarde will not try to hang onto

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Knifeman kills three at Belgian creche

At least two children and one adult were killed after an attacker burst into a creche in Belgium and stabbed them to death. Eleven other children and

At least two children and one adult were killed after an attacker burst into a creche in Belgium and stabbed them to death. Eleven other children and

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Basque separatists arrested

Several Basque separatists have been arrested after a nine month inquiry in Spain. Leading anti-terror judge Baltazar Garzon accompanied police

Several Basque separatists have been arrested after a nine month inquiry in Spain. Leading anti-terror judge Baltazar Garzon accompanied police

Europe

Recession effects fisheries in Spain

Can marine research help prospects for fishing in the future? Europe continues to look for ways to adapt.

Can marine research help prospects for fishing in the future? Europe continues to look for ways to adapt.

Europe

Saving Morocco's Maâmora Forest

Morocco’s Maâmora Forest is in danger. The vast expanse of oak trees used to make 70 percent of the country’s cork is suffering from overgrazing and

Morocco’s Maâmora Forest is in danger. The vast expanse of oak trees used to make 70 percent of the country’s cork is suffering from overgrazing and

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Funerals for murdered Russian pair

Mourners have paid tribute to a young Russian journalist, killed during the murder of a prominent human rights’ lawyer. Anastasia Baburova was shot

Mourners have paid tribute to a young Russian journalist, killed during the murder of a prominent human rights’ lawyer. Anastasia Baburova was shot

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Funerals for murdered Russian pair

Mourners have paid tribute to a young Russian journalist, killed during the murder of a prominent human rights’ lawyer. Anastasia Baburova was shot

Mourners have paid tribute to a young Russian journalist, killed during the murder of a prominent human rights’ lawyer. Anastasia Baburova was shot

News

Japan launches greenhouse satellite

Japan has brought new hi-tech skills to the fight against global warming, with a mission to monitor greenhouse gases from space. The H-2A rocket

Japan has brought new hi-tech skills to the fight against global warming, with a mission to monitor greenhouse gases from space. The H-2A rocket

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UK officially falls into recession

Underlining what many people felt, figures out today confirm that Britain is officially in recession for the first time since the early 1990s.

Underlining what many people felt, figures out today confirm that Britain is officially in recession for the first time since the early 1990s.

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Fatal stabbing at Belgian creche

A man has been arrested after a knife attack at a creche in Belgium that left two children and one adult dead. It happened in the small town of

A man has been arrested after a knife attack at a creche in Belgium that left two children and one adult dead. It happened in the small town of

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Arrests of suspected Basque separatist leaders

Suspected leaders of the outlawed Basque political party Batasuna were arrested overnight in northern Spain. Eight people were taken into custody in

Suspected leaders of the outlawed Basque political party Batasuna were arrested overnight in northern Spain. Eight people were taken into custody in

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Congolese rebel leader arrested

Congolese rebel leader Laurent Nkunda has been arrested after fleeing into neighbouring Rwanda. Military commanders say the renegade Tutsi general

Congolese rebel leader Laurent Nkunda has been arrested after fleeing into neighbouring Rwanda. Military commanders say the renegade Tutsi general

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Iceland's PM urged to call snap election

Iceland’s Prime Minister Geir Haarde is under increasing pressure to call a snap election after a senior government member joined calls for an early

Iceland’s Prime Minister Geir Haarde is under increasing pressure to call a snap election after a senior government member joined calls for an early

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US envoys face tough challenges

With a stated aim of achieving a lasting peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians, newly appointed US Middle East envoy Senator George

With a stated aim of achieving a lasting peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians, newly appointed US Middle East envoy Senator George

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Obama aiming to use smart power

US President Barack Obama has signalled smart diplomacy as his administration’s top foreign policy priority.   Earlier, he named two envoys for the

US President Barack Obama has signalled smart diplomacy as his administration’s top foreign policy priority.   Earlier, he named two envoys for the

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Geithner on course to take up Treasury post

President Barack Obama’s choice to head the US Treasury, Timothy Geithner, is expected to be confirmed in the post next week. US Senate Majority

President Barack Obama’s choice to head the US Treasury, Timothy Geithner, is expected to be confirmed in the post next week. US Senate Majority