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2009-08-07

Business

Allianz profit disappoints

Europe’s biggest insurance company, Allianz disappointed investors as its property and casualty insurance business came in below expectations during

Europe’s biggest insurance company, Allianz disappointed investors as its property and casualty insurance business came in below expectations during

Business

US jobs data much better than expected

There was good news on the US jobs front as employers there cut far fewer workers than economists had expected in July. The number of jobs lost

There was good news on the US jobs front as employers there cut far fewer workers than economists had expected in July. The number of jobs lost

Business

German exports surge

Mixed economic news from Germany where exports in June surged at their fastest pace in nearly three years. They rose by a much bigger-than

Mixed economic news from Germany where exports in June surged at their fastest pace in nearly three years. They rose by a much bigger-than

Business

Sarkozy pressures bankers over bonuses

France’s top bankers have been summoned by President Nicolas Sarkozy to defend their bonuses. Sarkozy is pressuring French banks not to pay big

France’s top bankers have been summoned by President Nicolas Sarkozy to defend their bonuses. Sarkozy is pressuring French banks not to pay big

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Bad debts slam RBS profit

Royal Bank of Scotland posted a net loss of 1.16 billion euros in the first-half. The weaker-than-expected results included sharply higher bad

Royal Bank of Scotland posted a net loss of 1.16 billion euros in the first-half. The weaker-than-expected results included sharply higher bad

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Markets: Friday 7th August

Better-than-expected US jobs numbers reversed early losses on Europe’s stock markets on Friday and shares ended at their highest in nine months

Better-than-expected US jobs numbers reversed early losses on Europe’s stock markets on Friday and shares ended at their highest in nine months

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Georgia: How the conflict with Russia unfolded

The conflict erupted on August 7, 2008 when Georgia attempted to retake control of South Ossetia following a series of clashes with separatists

The conflict erupted on August 7, 2008 when Georgia attempted to retake control of South Ossetia following a series of clashes with separatists

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Police hunt for clues to cause of care home blaze

An investigation is underway into the cause of a fire which killed nine people at a retirement home in the northern Belgian town of Melle. The

An investigation is underway into the cause of a fire which killed nine people at a retirement home in the northern Belgian town of Melle. The

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At least ten killed as typhoon hits Philippines

At least 10 people have been killed after being caught in a mudslide in the Philippines. The victims were coming back from climbing the Minatubo

At least 10 people have been killed after being caught in a mudslide in the Philippines. The victims were coming back from climbing the Minatubo

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Ronnie Biggs freed

Gravely ill in a London hospital, Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs has been released from prison, a day before his 80th birthday. His life on the

Gravely ill in a London hospital, Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs has been released from prison, a day before his 80th birthday. His life on the

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Taliban sources confirm death of leader Mehsud

The Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud has been killed in a US missile attack, a close aide has confirmed. Mehsud was a key strategist and

The Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud has been killed in a US missile attack, a close aide has confirmed. Mehsud was a key strategist and

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Tensions still high on anniversary of S. Ossetia war

Georgia marked the first anniversary of the war with Russia with a minute of silence in front of the parliament building in the capital Tbilisi

Georgia marked the first anniversary of the war with Russia with a minute of silence in front of the parliament building in the capital Tbilisi

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Deadly floods rage in Philippines

Heavy flooding has provoked numerous casualties in the Philippines and Taiwan. With rescue workers still in action, the precise death toll has yet

Heavy flooding has provoked numerous casualties in the Philippines and Taiwan. With rescue workers still in action, the precise death toll has yet

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Iconic film maker remembered

You may not be familiar with his name, but you’ll certainly remember his films. John Hughes who died yesterday after a heart attack in New York

You may not be familiar with his name, but you’ll certainly remember his films. John Hughes who died yesterday after a heart attack in New York

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Wanted Taliban chief reported dead

Wanted Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud has been killed in an American drone missile attack, according to Pakistani intelligence officers. The

Wanted Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud has been killed in an American drone missile attack, according to Pakistani intelligence officers. The

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Nine pensioners die in elderly residence fire

A fire has ripped through an elderly people’s home in Belgium killing nine pensioners. A further three victims are reported to be in a critical

A fire has ripped through an elderly people’s home in Belgium killing nine pensioners. A further three victims are reported to be in a critical

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Trial to continue in Politkovskaya case

A Russian court has refused a request from the family of Kremlin critic Anna Politkovskaya to halt the retrial of three men accused of being

A Russian court has refused a request from the family of Kremlin critic Anna Politkovskaya to halt the retrial of three men accused of being

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Georgians commemorate war with Russia

Bonfires in Tbilisi, Georgia mark the anniversary of a conflict whose embers still glow a year after hostilities officially ended. Georgia and

Bonfires in Tbilisi, Georgia mark the anniversary of a conflict whose embers still glow a year after hostilities officially ended. Georgia and

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First Hispanic judge voted onto US Supreme Court

Sonia Sotomayor has won Senate approval and become the first Hispanic justice to sit on the US Supreme Court. The Democratic-led Senate voted

Sonia Sotomayor has won Senate approval and become the first Hispanic justice to sit on the US Supreme Court. The Democratic-led Senate voted

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Medvedev calls for safer roads

After one of the worst months on record for bus crashes, Russian President Dimitri Medvedev has urged State road safety officials to restore order

After one of the worst months on record for bus crashes, Russian President Dimitri Medvedev has urged State road safety officials to restore order

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"Great Train Robber" Ronnie Biggs is freed

One of Britain’s most infamous criminals, Ronnie Biggs has spent his last night under prison guard having been granted a compassionate release from

One of Britain’s most infamous criminals, Ronnie Biggs has spent his last night under prison guard having been granted a compassionate release from

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Russia, Turkey sign South Stream pipeline deal

Russia and Turkey have signed a deal on a gas pipeline that puts Ankara in a pivotal position over energy supplies to Europe. Prime Minister

Russia and Turkey have signed a deal on a gas pipeline that puts Ankara in a pivotal position over energy supplies to Europe. Prime Minister