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2009-10-19

News

Risks of Pakistan's offensive in Waziristan

Pakistan’s all-out offensive against the militants within its border has been a long time coming. The attack by the army on the Red Mosque in

Pakistan’s all-out offensive against the militants within its border has been a long time coming. The attack by the army on the Red Mosque in

Europe

€280 million milk money leaves EU budget 'plucked'

Europe’s milk sector has been thrown a 280 million euro lifeline. Yet struggling farmers’ unions say it is a drop in the bucket. Some two thirds of

Europe’s milk sector has been thrown a 280 million euro lifeline. Yet struggling farmers’ unions say it is a drop in the bucket. Some two thirds of

Europe

Sunday fishing rule denial

Recreational fishermen will not be forced to declare what they catch under European quota rules, Brussels has reiterated. Questions have been raised

Recreational fishermen will not be forced to declare what they catch under European quota rules, Brussels has reiterated. Questions have been raised

Business

Markets: 19th October

European shares bounced back to one year highs, with banks, food producers and drugmakers leading the advance. Financials were the best

European shares bounced back to one year highs, with banks, food producers and drugmakers leading the advance. Financials were the best

Business

DSB made bankrupt

A Dutch court has declared the troubled lender DSB bankrupt after attempts over the weekend to sell or rescue it failed. Other Dutch banks are now

A Dutch court has declared the troubled lender DSB bankrupt after attempts over the weekend to sell or rescue it failed. Other Dutch banks are now

Business

ABB cuts fine provisions boosting profit

Swiss engineering group ABB has said it expects its third-quarter net income to be boosted to around 670 million euros. That is because it will

Swiss engineering group ABB has said it expects its third-quarter net income to be boosted to around 670 million euros. That is because it will

Business

Norilsk profits slump

Russia’s Norilsk has announced sharply lower profits for the last six months, but the world’s largest miner of nickel and palladium performed better

Russia’s Norilsk has announced sharply lower profits for the last six months, but the world’s largest miner of nickel and palladium performed better

Business

Germany issues Opel assurance

With still no date fixed for the signing of the deal for GM to sell Opel and Vauxhall, the German government has issued an assurance that its offer

With still no date fixed for the signing of the deal for GM to sell Opel and Vauxhall, the German government has issued an assurance that its offer

News

Paris & Madrid welcome ETA seizures

French and Spanish police are congratulating each other after a dawn raid in Britanny captured the suspected head of ETA’s political wing, Batasuna

French and Spanish police are congratulating each other after a dawn raid in Britanny captured the suspected head of ETA’s political wing, Batasuna

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Afghan president facing run-off vote

Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai is facing a run-off vote after a UN-backed fraud investigation is said to have deemed his election victory

Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai is facing a run-off vote after a UN-backed fraud investigation is said to have deemed his election victory

News

Iran: Britain denies role in guards attack

Britain’s foreign minister has categorically denied Britain had anything to do with the suicide attack on Iran’s Revolutionary Guards yesterday

Britain’s foreign minister has categorically denied Britain had anything to do with the suicide attack on Iran’s Revolutionary Guards yesterday

News

Teenage girl killed in student bus crash in Spain

A teenage girl was killed when a bus carrying dozens of Dutch students crashed north of Barcelona. As many as 20 others were injured, some of

A teenage girl was killed when a bus carrying dozens of Dutch students crashed north of Barcelona. As many as 20 others were injured, some of

Science_technology

Noah's Ark of plants reaches first milestone

A decade after launching the Millennium Seed Bank, Kew Gardens in London has managed to collect samples of 10 per cent of the world’s rarest plants.

A decade after launching the Millennium Seed Bank, Kew Gardens in London has managed to collect samples of 10 per cent of the world’s rarest plants.

News

Pakistani assault forces thousands to flee

Some 28,000 Pakistani troops backed by artillery and air support are battling with Taliban insurgents, as the army attempts to take control of

Some 28,000 Pakistani troops backed by artillery and air support are battling with Taliban insurgents, as the army attempts to take control of

Europe

Microcredit in the EU

Microcredit, or the offer of small loans for the world’s poorest countries, is increasingly in demand in Europe. How can microcredit help people get

Microcredit, or the offer of small loans for the world’s poorest countries, is increasingly in demand in Europe. How can microcredit help people get

Culture

Has the Frieze Fair lost some of its cool?

A sculpture of the world’s first pregnant man and a dustbin full of electronic data – London’s Frieze Fair featured all its usual eye-catching

A sculpture of the world’s first pregnant man and a dustbin full of electronic data – London’s Frieze Fair featured all its usual eye-catching

Culture

Birthplace of cinema honours Clint Eastwood

The four-times Oscar winner rarely appears in public, but Clint Eastwood made an exception when he received the first Prix Lumiere in the French city

The four-times Oscar winner rarely appears in public, but Clint Eastwood made an exception when he received the first Prix Lumiere in the French city

Europe

Low-carbon energy in the EU

Despite the financial crisis, the European Commission wants the EU to triple the amount of money it spends on low-carbon energy technology research

Despite the financial crisis, the European Commission wants the EU to triple the amount of money it spends on low-carbon energy technology research

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Iran to enrich its own uranium if nuclear talks fail

In what is being seen as a major blow to the West’s hopes of defusing tension over Iran’s nuclear ambitions, Iran says it will not hesitate to make

In what is being seen as a major blow to the West’s hopes of defusing tension over Iran’s nuclear ambitions, Iran says it will not hesitate to make

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Pakistani army gets to grips with Taliban

The Pakistani army has begun setting up checkpoints in the areas of south Waziristan it has taken over from the Taliban. Early success is being

The Pakistani army has begun setting up checkpoints in the areas of south Waziristan it has taken over from the Taliban. Early success is being

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Vienna talks hint at nuclear cooperation

Iran is due to enter talks with world powers on an enriched uranium deal to help calm western fears that Tehran is seeking to develop a nuclear bomb

Iran is due to enter talks with world powers on an enriched uranium deal to help calm western fears that Tehran is seeking to develop a nuclear bomb

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Hurricane Rick wanes yet remains "extremely dangerous"

Hurricane Rick showed signs of weakening overnight as it roared over the Pacific off the west coast of Mexico. Forecasters say that Rick has been

Hurricane Rick showed signs of weakening overnight as it roared over the Pacific off the west coast of Mexico. Forecasters say that Rick has been

News

Farmers await outcome of Milk talks

Talks are continuing in Luxemburg where beleaguered milk farmers are demonstrating outside a meeting of the EU’s agriculture ministers. Falling

Talks are continuing in Luxemburg where beleaguered milk farmers are demonstrating outside a meeting of the EU’s agriculture ministers. Falling

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Accident

A teenager has been killed and as many as 23 others injured after a bus carrying Dutch students and staff crashed north of Barcelona. A number of

A teenager has been killed and as many as 23 others injured after a bus carrying Dutch students and staff crashed north of Barcelona. A number of

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German coalition talks near consensus

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU conservatives and the pro-business Free Democrats appear to have bridged their differences on tax cuts and

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU conservatives and the pro-business Free Democrats appear to have bridged their differences on tax cuts and

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Rio violence tarnishes Olympic image

The downing of a police helicopter by Rio de Janeiro drug gangs on Saturday has triggered criticism that parts of the future Olympic city resemble a

The downing of a police helicopter by Rio de Janeiro drug gangs on Saturday has triggered criticism that parts of the future Olympic city resemble a

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Conflicting claims as Pakistan battles the Taliban

Pakistan claims to have killed at least 60 Taliban fighters on the second day of its assault on South Waziristan. The Taliban however said they had

Pakistan claims to have killed at least 60 Taliban fighters on the second day of its assault on South Waziristan. The Taliban however said they had

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Iran accuses Pakistan of Guards' suicide attack

The President of Iran has accused Pakistan of involvement in the suicide bomb attack which killed at least 42 people including six senior commanders

The President of Iran has accused Pakistan of involvement in the suicide bomb attack which killed at least 42 people including six senior commanders

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Growing US doubts over Karzai

America has admitted its growing worries over Afghanistan, by questioning the credibility of President Hamid Karzai. The doubts come as the White

America has admitted its growing worries over Afghanistan, by questioning the credibility of President Hamid Karzai. The doubts come as the White