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2009-02-11

Business

Vote leaves questions over Fortis

Angry shareholders of Belgium group Fortis have rejected state-led deals to carve up the ailing financial services firm and sell off parts of it

Angry shareholders of Belgium group Fortis have rejected state-led deals to carve up the ailing financial services firm and sell off parts of it

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Taliban strike at government offices in Kabul

The Afghan capital has been hit by a wave of almost simultaneous attacks on government buildings, leaving at least 26 dead and nearly 60 injured

The Afghan capital has been hit by a wave of almost simultaneous attacks on government buildings, leaving at least 26 dead and nearly 60 injured

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Baghdad bus station hit by blasts

At least 16 people have been killed and more than 40 wounded following a twin car bombing in Baghdad. The deadly explosions took place at a bus

At least 16 people have been killed and more than 40 wounded following a twin car bombing in Baghdad. The deadly explosions took place at a bus

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Israeli parties scramble for alliances

In the absence of a clear-cut election winner, frantic deal-making has begun between parties that won seats in the Israeli Knesset. For the

In the absence of a clear-cut election winner, frantic deal-making has begun between parties that won seats in the Israeli Knesset. For the

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Palestinian gloom at election result

Few Palestinians had been hoping for much good news from the Israeli election and few believe the result will add any momentum to the stalled peace

Few Palestinians had been hoping for much good news from the Israeli election and few believe the result will add any momentum to the stalled peace

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Deadlock as rivals claim victory in Israel elections

The election is over but Israelis are still none the wiser as to who has won. Both leading candidates claim victory and the right to lead the next

The election is over but Israelis are still none the wiser as to who has won. Both leading candidates claim victory and the right to lead the next

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Labour party is Israel's big election loser

The party which helped found Israel itself, the party of David Ben Gurion, once the automatic party-of-choice, Labour is the big loser in Israel’s

The party which helped found Israel itself, the party of David Ben Gurion, once the automatic party-of-choice, Labour is the big loser in Israel’s

Culture

Scandinavian fashion designers face up to crisis

Scandinavia has been hit hard by the financial crisis gripping the world but its fashion industry is trying to turn the challenge into an opportunity.

Scandinavia has been hit hard by the financial crisis gripping the world but its fashion industry is trying to turn the challenge into an opportunity.

Science_technology

Healing and sealing with heat

Medical lasers are normally used to create incisions, not heal them. But surgeons at one Israeli hospital are doing exactly that; they’ve developed a

Medical lasers are normally used to create incisions, not heal them. But surgeons at one Israeli hospital are doing exactly that; they’ve developed a

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Obama's bank plan falls flat on Wall Street

International markets have reacted badly to a US bank bail-out proposal worth more than a trillion euros. The Dow Jones closed 4.6 percent down last

International markets have reacted badly to a US bank bail-out proposal worth more than a trillion euros. The Dow Jones closed 4.6 percent down last

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Livni declares victory in Israel's election

Kadima party leader Tzipi Livni isn’t throwing the electoral towel. She lies in first place, narrowly ahead Netanyahu with 28 seats. Despite right

Kadima party leader Tzipi Livni isn’t throwing the electoral towel. She lies in first place, narrowly ahead Netanyahu with 28 seats. Despite right

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Israeli election sets new political landscape

With both the centrists of Kadima and Likud on the right claiming victory in the Israeli general election the nation looks set for a period of

With both the centrists of Kadima and Likud on the right claiming victory in the Israeli general election the nation looks set for a period of

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Netanyahu claims electoral win

With Israel’s election producing the tightest of results, both leaders of the country’s two main parties are claiming victory. Addressing

With Israel’s election producing the tightest of results, both leaders of the country’s two main parties are claiming victory. Addressing

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Will Israel make the Right choice?

Avigdor Liebermann is the self-styled strongman of Israeli politics, taking on all-comers and attacking what he calls the “enemy within.” His

Avigdor Liebermann is the self-styled strongman of Israeli politics, taking on all-comers and attacking what he calls the “enemy within.” His

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Tsvangirai takes the plunge and is sworn in

The leader of the opposition in Zimbabwe, Morgan Tsvangirai, has been sworn in a the country’s new prime minister. Also sworn in were his two deputy

The leader of the opposition in Zimbabwe, Morgan Tsvangirai, has been sworn in a the country’s new prime minister. Also sworn in were his two deputy

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Labour's electoral woes

Once the dominant force in Israeli politics, the centre left labour party lead by Ehud Barak has received a bloody nose at the polls. It, along with

Once the dominant force in Israeli politics, the centre left labour party lead by Ehud Barak has received a bloody nose at the polls. It, along with

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All roads lead to Yisreal Beitenu says Lieberman

As expected, Yisrael Beitenu came third and with 15 seats improved its position, reinforcing leader Avigdor Lieberman’s claims to be a vital

As expected, Yisrael Beitenu came third and with 15 seats improved its position, reinforcing leader Avigdor Lieberman’s claims to be a vital

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Deadly suicide attacks strike Afghanistan

At least 19 people have been killed and more than fifty wounded in a series of suicide attacks on government buildings in Kabul. In one attack

At least 19 people have been killed and more than fifty wounded in a series of suicide attacks on government buildings in Kabul. In one attack

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EU agrees cash for Libya to combat illegal immigration

Libya has been given a major financial boost from the European Union to help combat illegal immigration. It follows a unilateral agreement between

Libya has been given a major financial boost from the European Union to help combat illegal immigration. It follows a unilateral agreement between

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Lieberman keeps options open for coalition deal

Yisrael Beiteinu party leader, Avigdor Lieberman is keeping his options open, having declared himself available to form a coalition with either

Yisrael Beiteinu party leader, Avigdor Lieberman is keeping his options open, having declared himself available to form a coalition with either

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Obama calls on Congress to pass bailout bill

US President Barack Obama has urged Congress to approve an economic stimulus bill designed to boost the country’s flailing economy. The Democratic

US President Barack Obama has urged Congress to approve an economic stimulus bill designed to boost the country’s flailing economy. The Democratic

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Spanish prime minister announces boost for unemployed

Spain’s prime minister Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has said that the country is in its worst recession for years and that he cannot predict when the

Spain’s prime minister Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has said that the country is in its worst recession for years and that he cannot predict when the

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Pessimism among Palestinians over Israeli result

Palestinian reaction to election results in Israel has been predictably low key. Both Hamas and Fatah officials have expressed scepticism over

Palestinian reaction to election results in Israel has been predictably low key. Both Hamas and Fatah officials have expressed scepticism over

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Israeli parties in talks after inconclusive election

Israel faces an uncertain future after inconclusive elections left both main parties claiming victory. Early results indicated the Kadima party of

Israel faces an uncertain future after inconclusive elections left both main parties claiming victory. Early results indicated the Kadima party of