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2010-01-08

Business

Final mile for Saab

Saab’s parent company General Motors has confirmed it is still reviewing the bids it has received, but has also appointed a restructuring firm to

Saab’s parent company General Motors has confirmed it is still reviewing the bids it has received, but has also appointed a restructuring firm to

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First Russia-Georgia flight since 2008 war

A Georgian Airways passenger plane has landed in Russia’s capital in a small but significant step forward in relations between the two

A Georgian Airways passenger plane has landed in Russia’s capital in a small but significant step forward in relations between the two

Europe

Spain's EU presidency will 'do its best' - official

Spain has been celebrating the formal inauguration of its six-month European Union presidency, in Madrid. This included a ceremonial handing over

Spain has been celebrating the formal inauguration of its six-month European Union presidency, in Madrid. This included a ceremonial handing over

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Immigrants riot in Italy amid racial unrest

Dozens of migrants have clashed with police in the southern region of Calabria. Authorities say the violence in the town of Rosarno erupted

Dozens of migrants have clashed with police in the southern region of Calabria. Authorities say the violence in the town of Rosarno erupted

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Big freeze wreaks havoc across Europe

Bitterly cold temperatures and heavy snowfall continue to cause havoc across Europe, with no sign of a let up for the weekend. In France, the

Bitterly cold temperatures and heavy snowfall continue to cause havoc across Europe, with no sign of a let up for the weekend. In France, the

Business

US December job losses rise

Disappointing news on the jobs front from the US. Employers there laid off 85,000 people in December. That was a lot more than economists had

Disappointing news on the jobs front from the US. Employers there laid off 85,000 people in December. That was a lot more than economists had

Business

Ferrero 'cools on Cadbury'

Italian chocolate maker Ferrero’s interest in Cadbury has cooled, according to sources familiar with the situation. The difficulties of getting

Italian chocolate maker Ferrero’s interest in Cadbury has cooled, according to sources familiar with the situation. The difficulties of getting

Business

France 'to tax Internet ads'

France could start taxing Internet advertising revenue from online companies such as Google. That proposal, has reportedly been suggested in a

France could start taxing Internet advertising revenue from online companies such as Google. That proposal, has reportedly been suggested in a

Business

Tough times ahead for Opel/Vauxhall

The head of General Motors Europe has warned workers at Opel and its sister brand in the UK Vauxhall of challenging times ahead. GM Europe

The head of General Motors Europe has warned workers at Opel and its sister brand in the UK Vauxhall of challenging times ahead. GM Europe

Business

Markets: 8th January

European shares finished the day up having earlier reacted badly to the unexpectedly weak US employment figures. They initially dampened hopes for

European shares finished the day up having earlier reacted badly to the unexpectedly weak US employment figures. They initially dampened hopes for

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Portuguese parliament passes gay marriage law

Gay rights advocates in Portugal are toasting the future, after parliament voted to legalise same sex marriage. But it was a bittersweet victory, as

Gay rights advocates in Portugal are toasting the future, after parliament voted to legalise same sex marriage. But it was a bittersweet victory, as

News

Croatia prepares for weekend presidential poll

On paper, it looks to be in the bag for Croatian presidential wannabe Ivo Josipovic. With the country voting on Sunday, the law professor remains

On paper, it looks to be in the bag for Croatian presidential wannabe Ivo Josipovic. With the country voting on Sunday, the law professor remains

Culture

"Thriller live" arrives in Germany

“Thriller Live” is a spectacular, high octane show celebrating the career of Michael Jackson, and the Jackson 5. Germany is the latest stop on the

“Thriller Live” is a spectacular, high octane show celebrating the career of Michael Jackson, and the Jackson 5. Germany is the latest stop on the

Culture

Slovenia shows off foremost modernist

Painter Emerik Bernard may not be especially well-known but the 1937-born artist is considered one of Slovenia’s leading Modernists. For a number of

Painter Emerik Bernard may not be especially well-known but the 1937-born artist is considered one of Slovenia’s leading Modernists. For a number of

News

A clear look at dirty water

Worldwide, a billion people have no access to clean drinking water. One third of humanity does not even have a basic toilet at home. Two thirds of

Worldwide, a billion people have no access to clean drinking water. One third of humanity does not even have a basic toilet at home. Two thirds of

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Portugal passes gay marriage law

Portugal has become the latest country to legalise gay marriage. A law was passed by parliament today on its first reading, however proposals to

Portugal has become the latest country to legalise gay marriage. A law was passed by parliament today on its first reading, however proposals to

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Iraq's Talabani urges closer business ties with Iran

Iraq’s President Jalal Talabani has urged closer economic and political ties with Iran, in a meeting with the Islamic Republic’s foreign

Iraq’s President Jalal Talabani has urged closer economic and political ties with Iran, in a meeting with the Islamic Republic’s foreign

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Militants killed in Karachi blast

Seven suspected militants have died in a blast in the Pakistani city of Karachi. Police say explosives being stored in a house went off

Seven suspected militants have died in a blast in the Pakistani city of Karachi. Police say explosives being stored in a house went off

News

Argentina declassifies 'dirty war' documents

A murky chapter in Argentina’s history is about to become clearer. The government has ordered the military to declassify all documents related to

A murky chapter in Argentina’s history is about to become clearer. The government has ordered the military to declassify all documents related to

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First Russia-Georgia flight since 2008 war

It is a small but significant step forward in Russia-Georgia relations. A passenger plane that took off from Tbilisi today, bound for Moscow, was

It is a small but significant step forward in Russia-Georgia relations. A passenger plane that took off from Tbilisi today, bound for Moscow, was

News

Accused bomber set for court appearance

The Nigerian man charged with the failed attack on a US-bound airplane last month makes his first court appearance in Detroit today. Umar Farouk

The Nigerian man charged with the failed attack on a US-bound airplane last month makes his first court appearance in Detroit today. Umar Farouk

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Elvis still hip, fans celebrating around the world

He is 75 today, and still alive and gyrating… in the hearts of his fans the world over. Though Elvis Presley died 33 years ago, they are not taking

He is 75 today, and still alive and gyrating… in the hearts of his fans the world over. Though Elvis Presley died 33 years ago, they are not taking

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Italian probe into baby deaths

Italy has launched a second inquiry in a week following a spate of deaths of babies in hospital. The latest probe concerns the deaths of two

Italy has launched a second inquiry in a week following a spate of deaths of babies in hospital. The latest probe concerns the deaths of two

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Israeli air strikes target sites in Gaza

Israel has launched a series of air strikes on the Gaza Strip, killing at least one person and wounding two others. The strikes happened close to

Israel has launched a series of air strikes on the Gaza Strip, killing at least one person and wounding two others. The strikes happened close to

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Europe's freezing weather hangs around

The freezing weather gripping parts of Europe is showing no signs of easing, with warnings the big chill could continue through until next

The freezing weather gripping parts of Europe is showing no signs of easing, with warnings the big chill could continue through until next