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2009-02-14

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G7 countries pledge to avoid protectionism

The leading industrial countries that make up the G7 say they will do everything possible to avoid protectionism. Finance ministers meeting in

The leading industrial countries that make up the G7 say they will do everything possible to avoid protectionism. Finance ministers meeting in

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Will the US stimulus package work?

Heavily reliant on borrowing – analysts believe the slimmed down stimulus package passed by Congress is likely to reduce the severity of the

Heavily reliant on borrowing – analysts believe the slimmed down stimulus package passed by Congress is likely to reduce the severity of the

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Obama hails stimulus plan as "milestone"

Barack Obama has hailed the passing of an economic stimulus package worth around 600 billion euros as a “major milestone” on America’s road to

Barack Obama has hailed the passing of an economic stimulus package worth around 600 billion euros as a “major milestone” on America’s road to

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Obama backs UN Hariri tribunal

President Barack Obama has reaffirmed US support for a United Nations tribunal to try suspects for the assassination of former Lebanese prime

President Barack Obama has reaffirmed US support for a United Nations tribunal to try suspects for the assassination of former Lebanese prime

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Kurds call for liberation of PKK's Ocalan

Several thousand Kurds gathered in Strasbourg on Saturday, calling for the liberation of the former leader of the PKK Kurdistan Workers’ Party

Several thousand Kurds gathered in Strasbourg on Saturday, calling for the liberation of the former leader of the PKK Kurdistan Workers’ Party

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Obama boosted by stimulus bill's progress

US President Barack Obama has hailed congressional approval of a 600 billion euro economic stimulus plan as a “major milestone on our road to

US President Barack Obama has hailed congressional approval of a 600 billion euro economic stimulus plan as a “major milestone on our road to

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G7: expectations are high but hopes are low

Outside the G7 meeting in Italy, security remained tight. As ministers gathered yesterday, tens of thousands of people thronged a square in Rome

Outside the G7 meeting in Italy, security remained tight. As ministers gathered yesterday, tens of thousands of people thronged a square in Rome

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Obama backs UN Hariri tribunal

President Barack Obama has reaffirmed US support for a United Nations tribunal to try suspects for the assassination of former Lebanese prime

President Barack Obama has reaffirmed US support for a United Nations tribunal to try suspects for the assassination of former Lebanese prime

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G7 warns against protectionism

The G7 said it will do all it can to avoid a rise in protectionism as a result of the worldwide financial crisis. A joint statement was being

The G7 said it will do all it can to avoid a rise in protectionism as a result of the worldwide financial crisis. A joint statement was being

Europe

What Belarus wants from Europe

There are signs Belarus is opening up. But the opposition advises caution, suggesting President Lukashenko just needs Europe to help Belarus weather

There are signs Belarus is opening up. But the opposition advises caution, suggesting President Lukashenko just needs Europe to help Belarus weather

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US banks show mercy to mortgage defaulters

Some of the big names in US banking including Morgan Chase and Citigroup have decided to halt home foreclosures for the time being. The

Some of the big names in US banking including Morgan Chase and Citigroup have decided to halt home foreclosures for the time being. The

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MEP expelled from Venezuela over "dictator" remark

A Spanish member of the European parliament has been expelled from Venezuela after he called President Hugo Chavez a dictator. Luis Herrero had

A Spanish member of the European parliament has been expelled from Venezuela after he called President Hugo Chavez a dictator. Luis Herrero had

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Friction as Zimbabwe's cabinet is sworn in

Zimbabwe’s new power-sharing “unity cabinet” has got off to a shaky start despite only having just been sworn in. President Robert Mugabe tried to

Zimbabwe’s new power-sharing “unity cabinet” has got off to a shaky start despite only having just been sworn in. President Robert Mugabe tried to

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US Stimulus package gets Congress approval

The US Senate has passed the much debated 600 billion euro economic stimulus plan of President Barack Obama. The vote, which was delayed until the

The US Senate has passed the much debated 600 billion euro economic stimulus plan of President Barack Obama. The vote, which was delayed until the

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G7 hope to show united front against protectionism

Finance ministers from the group of seven industrialised nations, are hoping to be able to show a united front in the struggle to combat the world

Finance ministers from the group of seven industrialised nations, are hoping to be able to show a united front in the struggle to combat the world