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2009-08-05

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Ahmadinejad faces economic hurdles

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s biggest domestic challenge is Iran’s moribund economy. As he was sworn in the new president pledged to move the economy

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s biggest domestic challenge is Iran’s moribund economy. As he was sworn in the new president pledged to move the economy

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BNP Paribas defends big bonuses

The banking bonus debate has been reopened with the news that France’s biggest bank, BNP Paribas, is paying bonuses totalling one billion euros to

The banking bonus debate has been reopened with the news that France’s biggest bank, BNP Paribas, is paying bonuses totalling one billion euros to

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UK house prices improve

House prices in Britain jumped 1.1 percent in July from June according to the latest statistics compiled by mortgage lender Halifax. Prices in

House prices in Britain jumped 1.1 percent in July from June according to the latest statistics compiled by mortgage lender Halifax. Prices in

Business

SocGen Q2 profit halves

Societe Generale has said there are signs of more stable market conditions ahead as its net profit halved to 309 million euros in the second quarter

Societe Generale has said there are signs of more stable market conditions ahead as its net profit halved to 309 million euros in the second quarter

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HBOS loans force further Lloyds losses

Results from European banks continue to be mixed. Lloyds, Britain’s biggest high street bank, slumped to a 4.7 billion euro loss in the first

Results from European banks continue to be mixed. Lloyds, Britain’s biggest high street bank, slumped to a 4.7 billion euro loss in the first

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Wednesday 5th August

European shares finished down one percent, mirroring Wall Street on news of an unexpected decline in activity in the US service sector in July

European shares finished down one percent, mirroring Wall Street on news of an unexpected decline in activity in the US service sector in July

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Huge turnout for Manila funeral of Cory Aquino

Hundreds of thousands of mourners have turned out in Manila to say goodbye to former Philippines president Cory Aquino. It took the cortege some

Hundreds of thousands of mourners have turned out in Manila to say goodbye to former Philippines president Cory Aquino. It took the cortege some

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NATO vows to protect Afghan voters

NATO’s new leader has called on Afghan voters to defy the Taliban and support the upcoming Presidential election. Anders Fogh Rasmussen made Kabul

NATO’s new leader has called on Afghan voters to defy the Taliban and support the upcoming Presidential election. Anders Fogh Rasmussen made Kabul

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Tension ahead of Georgia/Russia war anniversary

Friday marks the anniversary of Georgia’s assault on its rebel territory South Ossetia, and Russia’s crushing counter-strike. A year on, tensions

Friday marks the anniversary of Georgia’s assault on its rebel territory South Ossetia, and Russia’s crushing counter-strike. A year on, tensions

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New President sworn-in in Mauritania

Almost a year to the day since he led a coup in Mauritania, Mohammed Ould Abdel Aziz has been officially invested as President in a ceremony in the

Almost a year to the day since he led a coup in Mauritania, Mohammed Ould Abdel Aziz has been officially invested as President in a ceremony in the

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Calls for a new inquiry at Politkovskaya re-trial

Three men suspected of being involved in the murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya have gone on trial for a second time in Moscow. Two

Three men suspected of being involved in the murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya have gone on trial for a second time in Moscow. Two

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Freed US journalists back home

The two American journalists freed by North Korea have arrived safely back home. Euna Lee and Laura Ling were pardoned by Kim Jong-Il at the request

The two American journalists freed by North Korea have arrived safely back home. Euna Lee and Laura Ling were pardoned by Kim Jong-Il at the request

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Opposition boycotts Ahmadinejad's swearing-in

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been sworn-in for a second term of office as Iranian president. But, former presidents Ali Akhbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and Ali

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been sworn-in for a second term of office as Iranian president. But, former presidents Ali Akhbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and Ali

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Ahmadinejad sworn in for second term as Iranian president

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been sworn in for a second term of office as Iranian president. In his address to the parliament in Teheran, Ahmadinejad

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been sworn in for a second term of office as Iranian president. In his address to the parliament in Teheran, Ahmadinejad

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Russian journalist Politkovskaya re-trial postponed

The re-trial into the murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya has been adjourned until Friday. Two brothers and another man, suspected

The re-trial into the murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya has been adjourned until Friday. Two brothers and another man, suspected

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Clinton delivers corruption message to Kenya

Hillary Clinton has begun a tour of Africa by delivering a blunt message to Kenya to worker harder to combat corruption. Clinton’s seven nation

Hillary Clinton has begun a tour of Africa by delivering a blunt message to Kenya to worker harder to combat corruption. Clinton’s seven nation

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The Philippines bid farewell to Aquino

Tens of thousands of Filipinos have said a final farewell to former President Cori Aquino, whose funeral has been held in Manila Cathedral. Her

Tens of thousands of Filipinos have said a final farewell to former President Cori Aquino, whose funeral has been held in Manila Cathedral. Her

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Calls for inquiry over UK torture claims

Britain is under increasing pressure over its alleged complicity in torture, with a parliamentary committee demanding a full independent inquiry

Britain is under increasing pressure over its alleged complicity in torture, with a parliamentary committee demanding a full independent inquiry

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Germans lose appetite for beer!

Their country is famous for its beer the world over, but Germans’ appetite for ale looks to be drying up. In the first six months of this year

Their country is famous for its beer the world over, but Germans’ appetite for ale looks to be drying up. In the first six months of this year

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North Korea frees US journalists after Clinton trip

Two American journalists are heading home from North Korea after former US leader Bill Clinton won their release from custody. Euna Lee and Laura

Two American journalists are heading home from North Korea after former US leader Bill Clinton won their release from custody. Euna Lee and Laura

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Ahmadinejad goes to parliament for inauguration

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is going to parliament to be sworn in for a second term as Iranian president. But the controversy over the election that put

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is going to parliament to be sworn in for a second term as Iranian president. But the controversy over the election that put