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2009-02-18

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First death in Guadeloupe unrest

Anger at the financial crisis has turned fatal in France’s Caribbean island, Guadeloupe. Weeks of increasingly violent protests culminated in the

Anger at the financial crisis has turned fatal in France’s Caribbean island, Guadeloupe. Weeks of increasingly violent protests culminated in the

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Sarkozy's multi-billion social plan for France

Figures from across French society have gathered in Paris to hear plans for a multi-billion euro social programme to help fight the financial crisis

Figures from across French society have gathered in Paris to hear plans for a multi-billion euro social programme to help fight the financial crisis

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Obama outlines plan for troubled US housing market

President Barack Obama has unveiled his plan to tackle America’s housing crisis. Speaking in Phoenix Arizona, a state that has been badly hit by

President Barack Obama has unveiled his plan to tackle America’s housing crisis. Speaking in Phoenix Arizona, a state that has been badly hit by

Business

Wednesday: Scepticism over US foreclosure plan

Europe-wide shares finished the day lower after President Obama’s plan to stem home foreclosures in the US was greeted with scepticism. In

Europe-wide shares finished the day lower after President Obama’s plan to stem home foreclosures in the US was greeted with scepticism. In

News

First death in Guadeloupe unrest

Anger at the financial crisis has turned fatal in France’s Caribbean island, Guadeloupe. Weeks of increasingly violent protests culminated in the

Anger at the financial crisis has turned fatal in France’s Caribbean island, Guadeloupe. Weeks of increasingly violent protests culminated in the

News

Sarkozy's multi-billion social plan for France

Figures from across French society have gathered in Paris to hear plans for a multi-billion euro social programme to help fight the financial crisis

Figures from across French society have gathered in Paris to hear plans for a multi-billion euro social programme to help fight the financial crisis

Culture

"Coraline" finds out the grass is not greener

‘Coraline’ is an animated story from the director of ‘The Night Before Christmas’ and based on a best-selling children’s book by the prolific British

‘Coraline’ is an animated story from the director of ‘The Night Before Christmas’ and based on a best-selling children’s book by the prolific British

Science_technology

Out-of-Body experience helps stroke patients

Dutch researchers have developed a system they believe could help people get back on their feet more quickly after a stroke or a major injury. The

Dutch researchers have developed a system they believe could help people get back on their feet more quickly after a stroke or a major injury. The

Science_technology

Bright idea makes British boffins see the light

With ever more consciousness about the increasing amount of greenhouse gas released into the atmosphere, ordinary incandescent light-bulbs are being

With ever more consciousness about the increasing amount of greenhouse gas released into the atmosphere, ordinary incandescent light-bulbs are being

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Czech lower parliament says 'Yes' to Lisbon treaty

The lower house of the Czech parliament has approved the EU Lisbon Treaty – a major but not final step towards ratification. The lower chamber

The lower house of the Czech parliament has approved the EU Lisbon Treaty – a major but not final step towards ratification. The lower chamber

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Protests in Guadeloupe descend into violence

One man has been shot dead and several police officers have been injured in another night of violence on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe

One man has been shot dead and several police officers have been injured in another night of violence on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe

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6 EU countries disciplined over budget deficit

The European Commission has launched disciplinary measures against six EU countries for exceeding budget deficit limits. France, Greece, Spain

The European Commission has launched disciplinary measures against six EU countries for exceeding budget deficit limits. France, Greece, Spain

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Crisis for Italy opposition party as leader quits

Italy’s beleaguered Centre Left Democratic Party party is in turmoil after its leader Walter Veltroni stepped down. Veltroni quit after yet

Italy’s beleaguered Centre Left Democratic Party party is in turmoil after its leader Walter Veltroni stepped down. Veltroni quit after yet

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Obama signs stimulus package

US President Barack Obama has signed off his 625 billion euro economic stimulus package hailing it as the most sweeping recovery plan in the

US President Barack Obama has signed off his 625 billion euro economic stimulus package hailing it as the most sweeping recovery plan in the

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American car giant GM outlines restructure plan

The American car giant General Motors has been submitting survival plan. It’s told the US Treasury it needs the equivalent of 25 billion euros from

The American car giant General Motors has been submitting survival plan. It’s told the US Treasury it needs the equivalent of 25 billion euros from