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2010-02-05

Business

Crisis hit euro zone economies

The euro zone countries whose economies are causing disquiet to investors are Greece, Spain, Portugal and Ireland. Investors are worried those

The euro zone countries whose economies are causing disquiet to investors are Greece, Spain, Portugal and Ireland. Investors are worried those

Business

Surprise profit for British Airways

British Airways posted an unexpected operating profit of 28 million euros for the final three months of last year. The UK flag-carrier credited

British Airways posted an unexpected operating profit of 28 million euros for the final three months of last year. The UK flag-carrier credited

Business

Truckmaker Volvo's losses increase

Swedish lorry maker Volvo made a bigger than expected loss in the fourth-quarter. The world’s second largest truck company said its operating loss

Swedish lorry maker Volvo made a bigger than expected loss in the fourth-quarter. The world’s second largest truck company said its operating loss

Business

More US jobs lost in January

There has been little sign of a recovery in the US labour market. The latest government figures showed employers there cut another 20,000 jobs in

There has been little sign of a recovery in the US labour market. The latest government figures showed employers there cut another 20,000 jobs in

Business

Pay strikes disrupt Germany

Strikes by public workers continued in Germany on Friday. Most buses and trains did not run in major cities and rubbish was not

Strikes by public workers continued in Germany on Friday. Most buses and trains did not run in major cities and rubbish was not

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Economic data piles pressure on Spanish govt

Gloomy financial news in Spain keeps on coming, amid falls on the stock market. Latest figures show the economy contracted by 3.6 percent last

Gloomy financial news in Spain keeps on coming, amid falls on the stock market. Latest figures show the economy contracted by 3.6 percent last

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Tensions rise ahead of Ukraine presidential vote

Ukraine’s Yulia Tymoshenko and Viktor Yanukovich head into a final clash for the presidency on Sunday, but the prospect of post-election unrest

Ukraine’s Yulia Tymoshenko and Viktor Yanukovich head into a final clash for the presidency on Sunday, but the prospect of post-election unrest

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Kremlin steps into Moscow demolition row

The Kremlin has called a halt to the controversial demolition of a housing estate on the banks of the River Moskva in the Russian capital

The Kremlin has called a halt to the controversial demolition of a housing estate on the banks of the River Moskva in the Russian capital

Europe

Peeling red tape off social rights

Guaranteeing the right to social benefits of some 10 million mobile Europeans who live, work or are retired outside their home countries in the

Guaranteeing the right to social benefits of some 10 million mobile Europeans who live, work or are retired outside their home countries in the

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Four charged over UK expenses scandal

Three British Labour MPs and a Conservative peer are facing criminal charges over their expense claims. All four parliamentarians deny the

Three British Labour MPs and a Conservative peer are facing criminal charges over their expense claims. All four parliamentarians deny the

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Brown hails Northern Ireland devolution deal

After two weeks of talks, Northern Ireland’s politicians have agreed to take full control of their own police and justice system. As failure would

After two weeks of talks, Northern Ireland’s politicians have agreed to take full control of their own police and justice system. As failure would

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Big NATO assault against Taliban "imminent"

Afghanistan has been dominating talks between NATO defence ministers in Istanbul, amid reports a major attack against the Taliban is imminent

Afghanistan has been dominating talks between NATO defence ministers in Istanbul, amid reports a major attack against the Taliban is imminent

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22 killed in Karachi bomb attacks

At least 10 people have died in an explosion outside an emergency hospital ward in Karachi where the wounded victims of an earlier suicide bomb

At least 10 people have died in an explosion outside an emergency hospital ward in Karachi where the wounded victims of an earlier suicide bomb

Culture

Razzie nominations announced

Organisers of the Razzies — which acknowledge the worst of the movie industry — have announced their short-list of shame. And Sandra Bullock could

Organisers of the Razzies — which acknowledge the worst of the movie industry — have announced their short-list of shame. And Sandra Bullock could

Culture

New season underway at Venice's La Fenice

Venice might be renowned for canals, gondoliers and ice-cream, but its opera house “Teatro La Fenice” is equally well known. La Fenice — or the

Venice might be renowned for canals, gondoliers and ice-cream, but its opera house “Teatro La Fenice” is equally well known. La Fenice — or the

News

Portugal suspects ETA moving in

Police in Portugal are investigating whether an arms cache discovered in a holiday villa may be evidence of a terrorist launch base being set

Police in Portugal are investigating whether an arms cache discovered in a holiday villa may be evidence of a terrorist launch base being set

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Tropical Cyclone Oli hits French Polynesia

Tropical Cyclone Oli has hit French Polynesia killing one person and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of others from the archipelago. Authorities

Tropical Cyclone Oli has hit French Polynesia killing one person and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of others from the archipelago. Authorities

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Two deadly blasts in Pakistani city of Karachi

More than 20 people have been killed in two explosions in Pakistan’s commercial capital, Karachi. One blast killed at least 12 Shi’ite Muslims on a

More than 20 people have been killed in two explosions in Pakistan’s commercial capital, Karachi. One blast killed at least 12 Shi’ite Muslims on a

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Three MPs and a peer to face expenses charges

Three Labour MPs and a Tory peer are to face criminal charges over their expense claims. In a joint statement the MPs have said they refute the

Three Labour MPs and a Tory peer are to face criminal charges over their expense claims. In a joint statement the MPs have said they refute the

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NI parties agree to transfer powers in April

Police and justice powers are to be transferred from London to Belfast by April 12, ending a crisis that had threatened to topple the Northern

Police and justice powers are to be transferred from London to Belfast by April 12, ending a crisis that had threatened to topple the Northern

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Worst contraction of Spanish economy for decades

There is more bad news for the Spanish government, already reeling from stock market falls. Latest figures show the economy contracted by 3.6

There is more bad news for the Spanish government, already reeling from stock market falls. Latest figures show the economy contracted by 3.6

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Preparations for NATO assault against Taliban

As NATO defence ministers hold talks in Istanbul on their strategy in Afghanistan, UK forces have begun to pave the way for a major

As NATO defence ministers hold talks in Istanbul on their strategy in Afghanistan, UK forces have begun to pave the way for a major

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American pandas flown to ancestral China

The United States has sent two American-born giant pandas to China, in an atmosphere of diplomatic detente amid unrelated arms deal tensions. The

The United States has sent two American-born giant pandas to China, in an atmosphere of diplomatic detente amid unrelated arms deal tensions. The

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Ukraine prepares for presidential run-off

The gloves are off as the two candidates for the Ukrainian presidency prepare to slug it out in a run-off vote. The campaign has been notable for

The gloves are off as the two candidates for the Ukrainian presidency prepare to slug it out in a run-off vote. The campaign has been notable for

Nocomment

Demonstration in Turkey

About five thousand union members employed in various sectors, including railway and public services ground to a halt Thursday (February 4) in Turkey

About five thousand union members employed in various sectors, including railway and public services ground to a halt Thursday (February 4) in Turkey

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Partner countries rally behind A400M troop carrier

The seven European partner countries behind the Airbus A400M troop carrier have offered an extra 1.5 billion euros to finance the troubled project –

The seven European partner countries behind the Airbus A400M troop carrier have offered an extra 1.5 billion euros to finance the troubled project –

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Romania to host US missile defence shield

Romania has agreed to host rocket interceptors in what appears to be a revamped version of the US missile defence shield. Romania’s President

Romania has agreed to host rocket interceptors in what appears to be a revamped version of the US missile defence shield. Romania’s President