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2009-12-19

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Eurostar woes strand thousands

Thousands of people, cars and lorries are stranded on both sides of the Channel tonight, as freezing weather brings chaos to much of northern

Thousands of people, cars and lorries are stranded on both sides of the Channel tonight, as freezing weather brings chaos to much of northern

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No 2050 emissions target in Copenhagen Accord, say critics

Before delegates headed home from the conference, the best thing some world leaders could say about the Copenhagen Accord was that it was a “modest

Before delegates headed home from the conference, the best thing some world leaders could say about the Copenhagen Accord was that it was a “modest

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Salvaged climate deal fails to impress

The breakthrough in Copenhagen came when President Obama gathered together the leaders of the main developing nations, China, India, Brazil and South

The breakthrough in Copenhagen came when President Obama gathered together the leaders of the main developing nations, China, India, Brazil and South

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COP 15 ends one chapter, open another say critics

Delegates, protestors and personalities are streaming away from Copenhagen, many with heavy hearts. Many are feeling failure after two weeks of

Delegates, protestors and personalities are streaming away from Copenhagen, many with heavy hearts. Many are feeling failure after two weeks of

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New Afghan cabinet wins cautious approval

Afghanistan has unveiled its new government, earning a cautious thumbs up from the United Nations but criticism from members of

Afghanistan has unveiled its new government, earning a cautious thumbs up from the United Nations but criticism from members of

Environment

World expresses anger at Gang of Five

After the US-led gang of five had their way, the Climate text went to the rest of the world sitting in plenary session. And there pandemonium broke

After the US-led gang of five had their way, the Climate text went to the rest of the world sitting in plenary session. And there pandemonium broke

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Copenhagen Accord - insufficient or modest success?

The deal struck between the US, India, China, South Africa and Brazil at the UN climate summit in Copenhagen has been variously described as

The deal struck between the US, India, China, South Africa and Brazil at the UN climate summit in Copenhagen has been variously described as

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Iraq anger over Iranian oil well incursion

Tension is rising between long-time rivals Iraq and Iran over the reported seizure of an Iraqi oil well. Baghdad has condemned the incursion by

Tension is rising between long-time rivals Iraq and Iran over the reported seizure of an Iraqi oil well. Baghdad has condemned the incursion by

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Climate summit falls short of expectations

The emergence of a deal in Copenhagen – albeit one not satisfactory to smaller developing nations – came after hours of tough negotiations. A US- led

The emergence of a deal in Copenhagen – albeit one not satisfactory to smaller developing nations – came after hours of tough negotiations. A US- led

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Balkan states welcome visa-free travel

Three Balkan states have moved a step closer to Europe, with the end of visa restrictions for foreign travel. The Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk

Three Balkan states have moved a step closer to Europe, with the end of visa restrictions for foreign travel. The Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk

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Cold weather causes cross-Channel chaos

All cross-channel Eurostar passenger services have been suspended until tomorrow at the earliest, as freezing weather causes travel chaos across much

All cross-channel Eurostar passenger services have been suspended until tomorrow at the earliest, as freezing weather causes travel chaos across much

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Sudan compares climate deal to the Holocaust

The watered-down climate change text sparked angry reactions among delegates. Poorer nations denounced it as a death warrant. Sudan said the

The watered-down climate change text sparked angry reactions among delegates. Poorer nations denounced it as a death warrant. Sudan said the

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Cold snap strands Eurostar trains in Channel Tunnel

More than 2,000 Eurostar passengers have been stranded in the Channel Tunnel after wintry weather caused four trains to break down. It is the

More than 2,000 Eurostar passengers have been stranded in the Channel Tunnel after wintry weather caused four trains to break down. It is the

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Compromise climate deal sparks fury at Copenhagen

It is a meaningful agreement for some – Barack Obama included. But the last minute climate deal clinched in Copenhagen has been widely criticised as

It is a meaningful agreement for some – Barack Obama included. But the last minute climate deal clinched in Copenhagen has been widely criticised as

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Climate campaigners denounce "sham" deal

There has been anger in Copenhagen at the end of a summit that promised so much and, for climate campaigners, delivered so little. They had wanted

There has been anger in Copenhagen at the end of a summit that promised so much and, for climate campaigners, delivered so little. They had wanted

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French publishers hail court victory over Google

US Internet giant Google has suffered a blow in its bid to create a digital library of the world’s books. A court in France says the firm has

US Internet giant Google has suffered a blow in its bid to create a digital library of the world’s books. A court in France says the firm has