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2009-12-22

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Europe's yuletide travellers frustrated by severe weather

Inclement weather continues to hold Europe in its icy grip as yuletide travellers face a battle against cancelled flights, delayed trains and

Inclement weather continues to hold Europe in its icy grip as yuletide travellers face a battle against cancelled flights, delayed trains and

Europe

Serbia formalises EU membership bid

Serbia has formally applied for European Union membership. The move comes a decade after the end of the Balkan wars that tore apart the former

Serbia has formally applied for European Union membership. The move comes a decade after the end of the Balkan wars that tore apart the former

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Days numbered for Lithuanian nuclear plant

Lithuania is making final preparations to close down one of the world’s largest nuclear reactors, but debate rages about whether it is necessary

Lithuania is making final preparations to close down one of the world’s largest nuclear reactors, but debate rages about whether it is necessary

Europe

Europe after Copenhagen seeks new climate directions

The “disaster” of Copenhagen, as Sweden’s environment minister has called the failed climate conference, finds Europe considering how to rebound

The “disaster” of Copenhagen, as Sweden’s environment minister has called the failed climate conference, finds Europe considering how to rebound

Business

Markets: 22nd December

With market makers slipping away for the holidays trading was thin on Tuesday, but European stocks held firm and closed at a 14-month high, up 0.67

With market makers slipping away for the holidays trading was thin on Tuesday, but European stocks held firm and closed at a 14-month high, up 0.67

Business

UK in recession in Q3

The latest official figures have shown that Britain’s economy remained in recession in the third quarter. Construction was up by more than in the

The latest official figures have shown that Britain’s economy remained in recession in the third quarter. Construction was up by more than in the

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German consumers still downbeat

The latest survey by the GfK market research group shows German consumer sentiment likely to decline going into January. Questionnaires filled out

The latest survey by the GfK market research group shows German consumer sentiment likely to decline going into January. Questionnaires filled out

Business

OPEC output stays unchanged

OPEC members have agreed to leave the amount of oil they pumps unchanged, but some of them expressed concern that certain countries are not complying

OPEC members have agreed to leave the amount of oil they pumps unchanged, but some of them expressed concern that certain countries are not complying

Business

Another Greek debt rating cut

Moody’s Investors Service is the latest to cut Greece’s debt rating. But the rating agency partially reassured financial markets by saying the

Moody’s Investors Service is the latest to cut Greece’s debt rating. But the rating agency partially reassured financial markets by saying the

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Obama hopes for Xmas present on healthcare

In the United States, President Obama’s plan for an historic overhaul of healthcare has taken another step towards being passed by

In the United States, President Obama’s plan for an historic overhaul of healthcare has taken another step towards being passed by

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Eurostar trains back running

There is light at the end of the Channel Tunnel. Several long, cold days of travel hassle for Eurostar passengers have come to an end. High-speed

There is light at the end of the Channel Tunnel. Several long, cold days of travel hassle for Eurostar passengers have come to an end. High-speed

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Passengers fury as budget airline goes bust

Air Comet passengers, due to fly out from Madrid bound for Lima, blockaded access to Barajas airport to protest against the grounding of the

Air Comet passengers, due to fly out from Madrid bound for Lima, blockaded access to Barajas airport to protest against the grounding of the

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Lithuania confirms secret CIA prisons

The CIA had two secret prisons in Lithuania that could have been used to hold al-Qaeda suspects, according to a top parliamentary commission in

The CIA had two secret prisons in Lithuania that could have been used to hold al-Qaeda suspects, according to a top parliamentary commission in

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Auschwitz sign 'stolen for international collector'

Police in Poland say the entrance sign to the Auschwitz nazi death camp was stolen to order for an international collector who neither lived in

Police in Poland say the entrance sign to the Auschwitz nazi death camp was stolen to order for an international collector who neither lived in

Europe

Africités Summit roundup

Every three years, representatives of local authorities and local governments across Africa hold a summit to discuss how they can better serve the

Every three years, representatives of local authorities and local governments across Africa hold a summit to discuss how they can better serve the

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Weather piles problems on yuletide travellers

Europe continues to be hit by freezing temperatures and severe snow. In Germany Frankfurt Airport shutdown on Monday evening as heavy snowfall

Europe continues to be hit by freezing temperatures and severe snow. In Germany Frankfurt Airport shutdown on Monday evening as heavy snowfall

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Eurostar back on the tracks

More than 700 passengers climbed on to the first Eurostar train in three days this morning taking them from Paris to London. Service had been

More than 700 passengers climbed on to the first Eurostar train in three days this morning taking them from Paris to London. Service had been

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Volcano alert in the Philippines

The Mount Mayon volcano in the Philippines is on the verge of eruption. The government has dispatched troops to enforce a no-go zone around the

The Mount Mayon volcano in the Philippines is on the verge of eruption. The government has dispatched troops to enforce a no-go zone around the

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Stay sober on the piste

British authorities are warning skiers to stay sober on the piste after a spate of drink related accidents and even deaths on the slopes. Ski

British authorities are warning skiers to stay sober on the piste after a spate of drink related accidents and even deaths on the slopes. Ski

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Spanish budget airline goes bust

Spanish no-frills airline Air Comet is to cease operations after a British judge ordered its fleet to be impounded. Around 200 passengers bound for

Spanish no-frills airline Air Comet is to cease operations after a British judge ordered its fleet to be impounded. Around 200 passengers bound for

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Auschwitz sign robbers not neo-Nazis

The five men detained by Polish police on Monday for stealing the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp sign, are common thieves. The police in the

The five men detained by Polish police on Monday for stealing the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp sign, are common thieves. The police in the

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Eurostar back on track

Eurostar’s wheels are turning again. The cross-channel trains re-started a limited service today when a Eurostar train left the Gare du Nord station

Eurostar’s wheels are turning again. The cross-channel trains re-started a limited service today when a Eurostar train left the Gare du Nord station

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Stalin's birth anniversary

Demonstration at Stalin statue on anniversary of Soviet leader’s birth

Demonstration at Stalin statue on anniversary of Soviet leader’s birth

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Partial French power cut averts major crisis

Two million people were left without power for nearly two hours in south-east France after record levels of demand due to the cold weather. The

Two million people were left without power for nearly two hours in south-east France after record levels of demand due to the cold weather. The