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2010-01-15

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Nazarbayev: "economy first, then politics"

Nursultan Nazarbayev has ruled Kazakhstan as the oil-rich central Asian nation’s president since its independence in 1991. The world’s largest

Nursultan Nazarbayev has ruled Kazakhstan as the oil-rich central Asian nation’s president since its independence in 1991. The world’s largest

Business

Kazakhstan's economic challenges

As Kazakhstan – Central Asia’s largest economy -takes over the chairmanship of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe, it is

As Kazakhstan – Central Asia’s largest economy -takes over the chairmanship of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe, it is

Europe

Climate and farm Commissioners hammer home positions

Denmark’s Connie Hedegaard, who struggled to chair the failed Copenhagen climate conference just a few weeks ago has said a lack of EU unity did not

Denmark’s Connie Hedegaard, who struggled to chair the failed Copenhagen climate conference just a few weeks ago has said a lack of EU unity did not

Business

Fuel costs boost euro zone inflation

More expensive fuel drove euro zone consumer prices higher in December as expected. However inflation was little changed with the fuel costs

More expensive fuel drove euro zone consumer prices higher in December as expected. However inflation was little changed with the fuel costs

Business

Agribusiness gathers at Berlin's Green Week

Feeding the world is big business and the world’s biggest fair for the food and agriculture industry is underway in the German capital Berlin

Feeding the world is big business and the world’s biggest fair for the food and agriculture industry is underway in the German capital Berlin

Business

Car sale distortion continues

Government subsidised scrapping schemes continued to distort the European new car market. The industry association figures for December were up 16

Government subsidised scrapping schemes continued to distort the European new car market. The industry association figures for December were up 16

Business

Debt worries Trichet

European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet has said growing debt is a major problem for some European governments and he warned that Greece

European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet has said growing debt is a major problem for some European governments and he warned that Greece

Business

Consumer credit woes hit JPMorgan earnings

Quarterly earnings from JPMorgan Chase have dashed hopes that consumer credit in the US is on the mend. It reported deep losses on mortgage and

Quarterly earnings from JPMorgan Chase have dashed hopes that consumer credit in the US is on the mend. It reported deep losses on mortgage and

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Fear turns to rage in quake-hit Haiti

Despair has turned to violence on the streets of the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince as locals show their anger at the lack of aid getting through to

Despair has turned to violence on the streets of the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince as locals show their anger at the lack of aid getting through to

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Foreign nationals home from Haitian hell

Members of a New Jersey church group arrive back at JFK airport to the delight and relief of family and friends. The Trinity United Methodist

Members of a New Jersey church group arrive back at JFK airport to the delight and relief of family and friends. The Trinity United Methodist

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Ukraine set for tense presidential ballot

The first round of Ukraine’s presidential election is set for Sunday against a backdrop of deep economic gloom, voter apathy and corruption. Many

The first round of Ukraine’s presidential election is set for Sunday against a backdrop of deep economic gloom, voter apathy and corruption. Many

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Funerals held for Togo's football dead

Togo has held the funerals of the two members of its national football team murdered in a gun attack last week. The country’s President and prime

Togo has held the funerals of the two members of its national football team murdered in a gun attack last week. The country’s President and prime

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Race against time to find Haiti's buried

The clock is ticking to save any remaining survivors on the earthquake ravaged Caribbean Island, but there are some tales of good fortune. Most

The clock is ticking to save any remaining survivors on the earthquake ravaged Caribbean Island, but there are some tales of good fortune. Most

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Earthquake

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Hi all, In behalf of the web team, I just want to thank Kirsten for her help and her great job, we really appreciated working with her, she made the

Europe

Duma upgrades Russian human rights credibility

Russia’s Duma lower house of parliament has finally approved a reform of the European Court of Human Rights so it can deal with cases faster. The

Russia’s Duma lower house of parliament has finally approved a reform of the European Court of Human Rights so it can deal with cases faster. The

Culture

Razor sharp acts at London mime festival

Swiss duo Zimmermann and de Perrot – Oper and Opis – and British physical theatre company Ockahm’s Razor are among the acts performing at the London

Swiss duo Zimmermann and de Perrot – Oper and Opis – and British physical theatre company Ockahm’s Razor are among the acts performing at the London

Culture

Serbian filmmaker's village hosts festival

Although it looks old, the remote Serbian village of Kustendorf was actually constructed just a few years ago by filmmaker Emir Kusturica.

Although it looks old, the remote Serbian village of Kustendorf was actually constructed just a few years ago by filmmaker Emir Kusturica.

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UN: no special treatment for expats in Haiti

As thousands of Haitians remain hurt or homeless after Tuesday’s devastating earthquake, the international community has moved to donate food, money

As thousands of Haitians remain hurt or homeless after Tuesday’s devastating earthquake, the international community has moved to donate food, money

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Dominican Republic fears refugee influx from Haiti

Haiti’s walking wounded continue to make their way to neighbouring Dominican Republic, but strict controls have been put in place. Santo Domingo

Haiti’s walking wounded continue to make their way to neighbouring Dominican Republic, but strict controls have been put in place. Santo Domingo

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Haiti aid efforts severely hampered by blockages

International efforts to get emergency supplies to the people in quake-hit Haiti are still facing serious obstacles.   The UN says some 3 million

International efforts to get emergency supplies to the people in quake-hit Haiti are still facing serious obstacles.   The UN says some 3 million

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Tempers flare in flattened city as corpses litter the streets

Desperation now grips the survivors in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince as tempers flare and people clamour, fight and loot for food and

Desperation now grips the survivors in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince as tempers flare and people clamour, fight and loot for food and

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Race against the clock in Haiti to find survivors

It is from the air that you get an overall sense of the destruction inflicted on Haiti and the task now facing international search and rescue teams

It is from the air that you get an overall sense of the destruction inflicted on Haiti and the task now facing international search and rescue teams

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Haitian medical services desperate for help

Hospitals in Haiti say they are overwhelmed by the number of victims that require medical care. The International Red Cross warns that as many as

Hospitals in Haiti say they are overwhelmed by the number of victims that require medical care. The International Red Cross warns that as many as