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2009-03-06

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US and Russia pledge a fresh start

The US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov have held their first substantive talks since Clinton took over

The US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov have held their first substantive talks since Clinton took over

Business

Opel government aid still undecided

Top executives from Opel and its parent General Motors leave a meeting with German government officials. The subject of the meeting was 3.3

Top executives from Opel and its parent General Motors leave a meeting with German government officials. The subject of the meeting was 3.3

Europe

What does Azerbaijan expect from the EU?

It’s a country that lies in a conflict zone and that is of great geostrategic importance to Europe. But what does Azerbaijan expect from the

It’s a country that lies in a conflict zone and that is of great geostrategic importance to Europe. But what does Azerbaijan expect from the

Business

Friday 6th March

European shares finished the week at a 12-year low after a day of wild swings. London was the only major market that did not end up in the red

European shares finished the week at a 12-year low after a day of wild swings. London was the only major market that did not end up in the red

Business

ECB member: no euro zone default risk

A member of the European Central Bank’s Executive Board has given a reassurance over any euro zone country defaulting on its sovereign debt

A member of the European Central Bank’s Executive Board has given a reassurance over any euro zone country defaulting on its sovereign debt

Business

US job centre lines get longer

As companies buckle under the strain of the recession, US employers cut over 650,000 jobs in February. The US Labor Department also sharply

As companies buckle under the strain of the recession, US employers cut over 650,000 jobs in February. The US Labor Department also sharply

Business

Swiss inflation rises

Inflation in Switzerland unexpectedly rose in February. Although energy bills declined food and rents cost more. Consumer prices were 0.2

Inflation in Switzerland unexpectedly rose in February. Although energy bills declined food and rents cost more. Consumer prices were 0.2

News

Susan Tsvangirai killed in car accident

Zimbabwe’s new prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai has been involved in a car accident in which his wife, Susan, has died. The opposition leader has

Zimbabwe’s new prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai has been involved in a car accident in which his wife, Susan, has died. The opposition leader has

News

Mexico steps up fight against powerful drug cartels

Not a day goes by in Mexico without the powerful drug cartels gaining more ground. On Thursday, a dozen sodiers were arrested on suspicion of

Not a day goes by in Mexico without the powerful drug cartels gaining more ground. On Thursday, a dozen sodiers were arrested on suspicion of

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Italy launches 18 billion euro spending plan

Italy has pledged 18 billion euros for a mega building program including the construction of the longest bridge in the world. Flying in the face

Italy has pledged 18 billion euros for a mega building program including the construction of the longest bridge in the world. Flying in the face

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Clinton ready to work with EU for a greener future

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton believes the current financial crisis offers an opportunity to rebuild economies on a greener model

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton believes the current financial crisis offers an opportunity to rebuild economies on a greener model

News

Tensions high in Tibetan community

Chinese riot police have been seen marching in the streets of Tongren ahead of the first anniversary of deadly riots in the Tibet region. Tongren

Chinese riot police have been seen marching in the streets of Tongren ahead of the first anniversary of deadly riots in the Tibet region. Tongren

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NASA prays for smooth Kepler launch

NASA hopes its latest project will begin to answer the question, is there anybody out there? Its first telescope tailor-made to seek out earthlike

NASA hopes its latest project will begin to answer the question, is there anybody out there? Its first telescope tailor-made to seek out earthlike

Culture

Thelonious monk celebrated

Thelonious Monk fans are celebrating the 50th anniversary of his break-through concert in New York’s Town Hall. The celebrations include a concert

Thelonious Monk fans are celebrating the 50th anniversary of his break-through concert in New York’s Town Hall. The celebrations include a concert

Culture

Films about life in the country

Delta is the third film from Hungarian director Kornel Mundruczo. The story is about a young man who falls in love with his hither-to unknown

Delta is the third film from Hungarian director Kornel Mundruczo. The story is about a young man who falls in love with his hither-to unknown

Europe

Municipal Money Mess puts Towns in Trouble

It is not just banks and business being hit by the world financial crisis. Towns and cities in Europe are seeing their budgets strangled as tax

It is not just banks and business being hit by the world financial crisis. Towns and cities in Europe are seeing their budgets strangled as tax

News

Tensions between two Koreas over missile test

Airlines in South Korea have diverted flights after North Korea said their safety could not be guaranteed. The danger to flights comes as tensions

Airlines in South Korea have diverted flights after North Korea said their safety could not be guaranteed. The danger to flights comes as tensions

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Mandelson goes Green, involuntarily

British business minister Peter Mandleson is not a politician to trifle with, but an environmental protestor caught the minister with some soup on

British business minister Peter Mandleson is not a politician to trifle with, but an environmental protestor caught the minister with some soup on

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Hillary's European charm offensive.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continued her diplomatic charm offensive with a visit to the European Union headquarters in Brussels today

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continued her diplomatic charm offensive with a visit to the European Union headquarters in Brussels today

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Russia, US look forward to dinner

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says he is “prudently optimistic” ahead of tonight’s first meeting with the new US Secretary of State Hillary

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says he is “prudently optimistic” ahead of tonight’s first meeting with the new US Secretary of State Hillary

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Gandhi items sold for 1.5 million euros

Some of the personal possessions of iconic Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi have been sold in New York for almost 1.5 million euros

Some of the personal possessions of iconic Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi have been sold in New York for almost 1.5 million euros

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Royal Gibraltar trip annoys Spain

Spain has made an official protest to Britain after Princess Anne visited Gibraltar. The Princess Royal was in the colony to open a new hospital, and

Spain has made an official protest to Britain after Princess Anne visited Gibraltar. The Princess Royal was in the colony to open a new hospital, and

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Michael Jackson's comeback controversy

The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, has announced his long-awaited return to the stage, but is once again mired in controversy. Jackson is to play a

The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, has announced his long-awaited return to the stage, but is once again mired in controversy. Jackson is to play a

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Obama pledges health reform in a year

The United States cannot afford to wait when it comes to healthcare reform. That was the message from President Obama as he formally launched the

The United States cannot afford to wait when it comes to healthcare reform. That was the message from President Obama as he formally launched the

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German government to meet struggling Opel

The struggling car-maker Opel is to hold survival talks with the German government later today, as its parent company General Motors warns of

The struggling car-maker Opel is to hold survival talks with the German government later today, as its parent company General Motors warns of