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      POLICE SEIZE EXPLOSIVES IN ISTANBUL
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      TURKEY REPORTS FIRST CASES OF BIRD FLU
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      BULGARIA: NEW KID ON THE BLOCK
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      FINANCELINE
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      FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS LAST WEEK
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      G20 FINANCE, BANK CHIEFS TO TACKLE CHALLENGES FACING GLOBAL ECONOMY
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      GEORGIAN PREMIER TELLS TURKISH COMPANIES OF INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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      ‘ŢU '';ÝLGÝN TÜRKLER‘ STILL BESTSELLER
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      AITMATOV‘S CLASSIC NOVEL TO HIT THE THEATER STAGE
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      ALANYA‘S GRAFFITI FROM THE MIDDLE AGES BEING SAVED
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      DOLLS, ROBOTS TIPPED TO LEAD CHRISTMAS TOY SALES
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      DRAMA OF THE ‘WOMEN OF POPULATION EXCHANGE‘ ON THE THEATER STAGE
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      FANS TURN OUT TO SEE MICHAEL JACKSON ATTEND LONDON SHOW
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      FRANCE MARKS BIRTHDAY OF THE
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      PASSION FOR TATTOOS ON DISPLAY AT LONDON CONVENTION
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      TODAY IN HISTORY (OCT. 10)
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      TURKEY&#8217;S MOST FOLLOWED TV SERIES BEING ADAPTED FOR CINEMA
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      WORLD PRESS PHOTO CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF CLASSIC IMAGES
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      ‘PEACE BRIDGE‘ BETWEEN INDIA, PAKISTAN DAMAGED; BUS SERVICE DISRUPTED
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      AUTHORITIES PROBE THREAT AS NEW YORKERS SHRUG IT OFF
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      IRAQ FACTIONS DRAW BATTLE LINES FOR OCT. 15 VOTE
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      IRAQI FACTIONS BRACE FOR OCT. 15 VOTE
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      IRAQI MINISTER HAILS RIYADH AFTER ANTI–SAUDI TIRADE
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      NEWSLINE
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      POLES VOTE FOR NEW PRESIDENT BUT RUNOFF LIKELY
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      QUAKE TOLL OVER 20,000 IN STRICKEN PAKISTAN, INDIA
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      QUAKE TOLL TOPS 20,000 IN PAKISTAN, INDIA
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      RIOT POLICE DISPERSE AZERBAIJAN PROTESTERS
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      US DIPLOMAT SAYS SYRIA NOT HEEDING US CALLS
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      WORLD LEADERS ACT TO HELP QUAKE NATIONS
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      AMERICA‘S PROPOSAL TO KICKSTART THE DOHA TRADE TALKS
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 10 2005 03:00 In his speech before the United Nations earlier this year, President George W. Bush laid out a bold vision for a world free of trade barriers and trade–distorting subsidies and declared that "the surest path to greater wealth is greater trade".

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      BOLIVIA ENERGY COMPANIES TOLD TO INCREASE GAS OUTPUT
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 7 2005 1':03 Bolivia‘s president issued a decree on Friday ordering international energy companies operating in Bolivia to increase liquid gas production, in response to protests over shortages.

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      BOLIVIA HOPES EARLY POLL WILL AVERT SOCIAL UNREST
      FT, 11-10-2005
      July 5 2005 1':3' Under the deal, the general election and for the first time direct elections for provincial governors are to be held on December 4. The next scheduled elections were due to have been held in August 2007.

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      FEWER CANADIAN JOBS
      FT, 11-10-2005
      8 2005 03:00 Statistics Canada reported a drop in employment during September, with a net fall of 2,300 jobs during the month. The market had expected a rise of 17,000 and the weak employment data may persuade the Bank of Canada to postpone the interest rate rise expected this month.
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      FIVE NEW PROFESSORS FOR TORONTO SCHOOL
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 10 2005 03:00 The Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto has appointed five new professors. David Goldreich, an associate professor of finance, and Sergei Davydenko, who will become an associate professor of finance, have both been recruited from London Business School; Bill McEvily joins as >>>


      FOREIGN INVESTORS DISCOVER THE RISKS OF TESTING THE WATERS
      FT, 11-10-2005
      July 25 2005 20:56 In April 2000, violent protests in Cochabamba, 150 miles south–east of La Paz, drove out Aguas del Tunari, a consortium led by Bechtel, the US engineering company.

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      MUNDANE WORRIES OVER AN EXOTIC LIFE
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 8 2005 03:00 Meredith and Nick Robinson of Lincoln plan to make a big move: the couple are leaving their native England and setting up house in the Dominican Republic.

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      PIONEER LOGGERS SUFFER A SETBACK
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 10 2005 03:00 In 2000, Gethal Amazonas, a plywood company, became the first of Brazil‘s old guard logging concerns to receive certification from the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC), a non–profit organisation that sets international standards for sustainable logging.

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      SHORTLIST FOR OECD POST TO BE WHITTLED DOWN
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 10 2005 03:00 More than one of the six candidates in the race to become the next secretary–general of the Organisation for Economic Co–operation and Development will be tapped on the shoulder this week and told that they have no chance of success.

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      TAX DOUBTS DEPRESS INVESTMENT IN BOLIVIA
      FT, 11-10-2005
      August 15 2005 17:35 The Bolivian Hydrocarbons Chamber said total investment in the sector in the first six months of this year was $62.5m ( ';34.5m, ň'4;ě50.5m), while investment in exploration fell to just $7.5m a drop of more than 80 per cent compared to the same period last year.

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      TRADERS UNIMPRESSED BY MERKEL
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 11 2005 03:00 The euro was sold off against the dollar yesterday with even the news of a breakthrough after several weeks of political deadlock over the German chancellorship failing to lift the single currency.

The euro fell 0.5 per cent to $1.2052 as traders reacted cooly to news Angela Merkel is to >>>


      ATTACK ON ACTIVIST HIGHLIGHTS PROBLEMS IN CHINA
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 11 2005 03:00 The severe beating and possible murder of a grassroots activist in southern China at the weekend has highlighted the deep–seated problems in implementing the limited democratic reforms allowed at the local level by the central government in Beijing.

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      AUSTRALIA PRESSES JAKARTA TO BAN JI TERROR GROUP
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 10 2005 14:41 Alexander Downer, the Australian foreign minister, said on Monday he would press Indonesia to improve its counter–terrorism capabilities and push for a formal ban of the al–Qaeda–linked group Jemaah Islamiyah during a visit this week.

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      CHINA‘S STOCK REFORM DISAPPOINTS B–SHARE HOLDERS
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 10 2005 12:20 The holders of foreign currency shares listed in China will not receive any compensation from the first two companies with this type of equity to take part in a government plan to overhaul the stockmarket.

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      DEATH TOLL FROM PAKISTAN QUAKE COULD REACH 20,000
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 10 2005 06:51 As many as 20,000 people may have died in the devastating earthquake that struck South Asia on Saturday morning, according to Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan‘s president.

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      HIGH OIL PRICES LOWER S KOREA‘S GROWTH FORECAST
      FT, 11-10-2005
      July 5 2005 16:18 Soaring oil prices have put an additional burden on the economy of South Korea, the world‘s fourth–largest oil importer, at a time when the country has been suffering from weak domestic consumption and slowing exports.

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      HK OPTS FOR MULTIPLE DEVELOPERS FOR ARTS HUB
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 7 2005 13:03 Raphael Hui, chief secretary for administration, suggested several changes to the 40–hectare waterfront project known as the West Kowloon Cultural District, a complex of museums, theatres, shops and apartment blocks the government had proposed to expand the city‘s cultural offerings.>>>


      KOREA‘S DILEMMA WORSENS AS INFLATION RISES
      FT, 11-10-2005
      November 1 2004 07:20 Fears of stagflation – rising inflation but slowing growth – mounted further on Monday when trade figures showed that exports, the key driver of growth in Asia‘s fourth largest economy, slowed further last month.

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      LEX: SOUTH KOREA
      FT, 11-10-2005
      July 27 2005
20:02 Rogue neighbour North Korea is at least talking to its critics even though it is still far from becoming a nuclear–free zone.

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      MALAYSIA LIKELY TO LEGISLATE BIOFUEL USE
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 7 2005 1':23 Malaysia‘s ministry of plantation industries and commodities wants to include the mandatory sale of biodiesel in a proposed biofuel bill expected to be submitted for cabinet approval this month, a ministry official told the Financial Times.

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      MALAYSIA MAY REQUIRE USE OF BIODIESEL FROM 2007
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 7 2005 12:05 Malaysia‘s ministry of plantation industries and commodities wants to include the mandatory sale of biodiesel in a proposed biofuel bill expected to be submitted for cabinet approval this month, a ministry official told the Financial Times.

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      MUSHARRAF MAKES PASSIONATE PLEA FOR AID
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 10 2005 03:00 General Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan‘s military ruler, on Sunday made a passionate plea for relief assistance as the scale of damage from Saturday‘s earthquake raised questions over its effect on the country‘s economy.

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      ORDEAL FOR THE INJURED AS HOPES OF FINDING SURVIVORS FADE
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 11 2005 03:00 Hundreds ofcars andtrucks struggled down narrow roads in northern Pakistan yesterday, evacuating thousands of injured victims as hopes faded of finding survivors after the country‘s worst earthquake struck on Saturday.

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      PRIME SUSPECT IN BALI BOMBING ELUDES POLICE
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 7 2005
11:42 A senior police official told the Financial Times that investigators had raided the central Java village of Purwantoro around 3am on Friday after receiving a tip that Noordin M. Top, a key member of the al–Qaeda–linked Jemaah Islamiyah, was hiding out there.

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      QUAKE DEATH TOLL RISES TO MORE THAN 30,000
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 11 2005 03:00 Up to 2.5m Pakistanis have been left homeless and more than 30,000 are feared dead from the earthquake which struck south Asia at the weekend, according to rapidly escalating estimates from aid agencies and government officials.

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      QUAKE KILLS OVER 30,000 AND LEAVES MILLIONS HOMELESS
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 11 2005 03:00 More than 30,000 Pakistanis are feared dead and up to 2.5m have been left homeless after the earthquake that struck south Asia at the weekend, according to estimates from aid agencies and government officials.

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      SINGAPORE‘S FULL–YEAR GROWTH MAY BEAT FORECAST
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 10 2005 04:40 Singapore‘s economy in the third quarter grew by an estimated 6 per cent from a year ago, raising hopes that full–year growth may exceed the government forecast of 3.5–4.5 per cent.

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      SNOW PUTS RENMINBI ON TOP OF AGENDA
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 10 2005 12:56 John Snow, US Treasury secretary, will spend two days of his Asia tour in Japan and a week in China, a sign that it is in China the US has more pressing matters to discuss, with the renminbi top of the agenda.

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      UP TO 2.5M PAKISTANIS HOMELESS AFTER QUAKE
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 11 2005 03:00 × More than 30,000 feared dead in Kashmir region Up to 2.5m Pakistanis have been left homeless and more than 30,000 are feared dead from the earthquake that struck south Asia at the weekend, according to estimates from aid agencies and government officials.

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      US OFFICIALS URGE CO–OPERATION ON BIRD FLU
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 11 2005 03:00 Top US public health officials urged governments to step up their surveillance, and sample–sharing, of the lethal H5N1 virus yesterday, as they began a visit to the south–east Asian countries on the front lines of the battle to prevent a global influenza pandemic.

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      BRUSSELS IN THIRD BID TO HARMONISE CREDIT LEGISLATION
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 10 2005 20:10 The European Commission on Monday launched its third attempt to harmonise rules for consumer credit across the EU, arguing that thelatest changes to the plan would reconcile the need to provide consumers withsufficiently transparent information and concerns that the rules will create more red tap >>>


      DISPUTE OVER TOP JOB AT SONY BMG
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 10 2005 22:40 The apparent power play by his German partner comes three weeks after Sir Howard Stringer, Sony‘s new chairman and chief executive, revealed his strategy for fixing Sony‘s electronics business, and 14 months after the merger that created the industry‘s second biggest company.
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      GOODWILL GESTURING WON‘T SOLVE AIRCRAFT DISPUTES
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 7 2005 11:52 Yet whether such overtures can translate into rapid success at the negotiating table remains doubtful. Although the two issues of liberalisation of air traffic and elimination of aircraft subsidies are separate, both have been discussed by Washington and Brussels for several years, with little suc >>>


      HOW THE FAILED CONSTITUTION HIT NATIONAL PARLIAMENTS
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October ' 2005 16:18 The stalling of the European Constitution deprives the European Parliament of a large increase in its legislative and budgetary powers. But it has also had an impact on national parliaments, for whom the Constitution prescribed a new, formal mechanism to call in any draft European Union law th >>>


      MERKEL TO BECOME GERMAN CHANCELLOR
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 10 2005 20:37 Angela Merkel, leader of the Christian Democratic Union, will become Germany‘s new chancellor and head of a grand coalition, breaking the political stalemate that followed the inconclusive September 18 election.

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      NEWS CORP TRIES TO QUELL SHAREHOLDER REVOLT
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 10 2005 21:58 John Thornton, a senior independent director of News Corporation, on Monday concluded a private whistle–stop tour of Australia in an attempt to quell the anger among the country‘s leading investment funds over the company‘s controversial decision to extend its poison pill takeov >>>


      OBSERVER – EUROPE
      FT, 11-10-2005
      10 2005 1':32 Europe‘s feuding leaders have abandoned plans to patch up their differences over an intimate dinner later this month at Hampton Court Palace.

Tony Blair, the British host of the bonding session, has cut short the informal EU summit outside London, which he originally intended to span tw >>>


      PIĂ«CH FENDS OFF VW BOARD COUP
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 10 2005 20:26 Mr PiĂ«ch, who is also a board member and major shareholder at Porsche, had faced opposition from non–executive directors over what they saw as a conflict of interest. His family also controls a private company that distributes VWs and Porsches in Austria and much of eastern Europe.
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      SECOND ROUND OF VOTES DUE IN POLISH ELECTION
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October ' 2005 20:04 Donald Tusk of the liberal Civic Union (PO) party won the first round of Poland‘s presidential elections on Sunday with 38.6 per cent support, according to exit polls, and faces a run–off against Lech Kaczynski, who came second, in another round of voting in two weeks.

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      THE US WILL KICKSTART DOHA TRADE TALKS
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October ' 2005 22:14 The US is committed to that path, and believes the way to achieve it starts with the successful completion of trade talks under the World Trade Organisation‘s Doha Development Agenda. The leaders of the Group of Eight industrialised countries have described Doha as a unique opportunity t >>>


      TURKISH EU TALKS GIVE HOPE TO KIEV
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October ' 2005 1':54 Ukraine believes the start of Turkey‘s membership talks with the European Union has kept alive its own hopes of joining the bloc, the country‘s new prime minister has told the FT.

"We are watching the negotiation process with Turkey," Yuri Yekhanurov said in >>>


      US AGRICULTURE CHIEF HINTS AT POLICY UPHEAVAL
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 7 2005 03:00 The US administration yesterday said the country needed to "think beyond the boundaries of current farm policy", in a sign it was prepared to reconsider decades of reliance on direct agricultural subsidies for its farmers.

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      AGEING POPULATIONS THREATEN TO OVERWHELM PUBLIC FINANCES
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 11 2005 03:00 Much of Belgium was brought to a standstill last Friday as thousands of workers barricaded streets and went on strike over government plans to raise the pension age. The outcry had a resonance well beyond Belgium, however – many countries are seeking to overhaul welfare systems threatened b >>>


      ANTONIO FAZIO TIMELINE
      FT, 11-10-2005
      September 2' 2005 20:05 Antonio Fazio, governor of the Bank of Italy, has been accused discriminating against foreign banks bidding for Italian lenders.

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      BRUSSELS STARTS THIRD ATTEMPT TO HARMONISE CREDIT RULES
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 11 2005 03:00 The European Commission yesterday launched its third attempt to harmonise rules for consumer credit across the EU, arguing that the latest changes to the plan would reconcile the need to provide consumers with sufficiently transparent information and concerns that the rules will create more red t >>>


      DEMAND GROWS FOR INDUSTRIAL ROBOTS
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 11 2005 03:00 Last year saw continued strong demand for industrial robots, especially from Asia‘s expanding automotive industry, and further robust growth is forecast during the next three years, according to a survey published today.

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      FARMERS SAY EU RULES FEED A HUNGER FOR TRADE BARRIERS
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 10 2005 03:00 In British Airways‘ state–of–the–art refrigerated warehouse at Heathrow airport there is a graphic contrast between leaders and laggards in the race to meet global trade standards.

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      FAZIO‘S MEMORANDUM OF DEFENCE (IN ITALIAN)
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 10 2005 18:12 The following is the memorandum of defence (in Italian) given to investigative magistrates on Monday by Antonio Fazio, the Bank of Italy governor under investigation for abuse of office.

Mr Fazio was interrogated for nearly five hours on Monday in connection with his role in approving th >>>


      FAZIO DEFENDS HIS ROLE IN BANK TAKEOVER BATTLE
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 11 2005 03:00 Antonio Fazio, the Bank of Italy governor, yesterday offered his strongest defence yet of his role in a controversial takeover battle which has seen him put under investigation for abuse of office and led to widespread calls for his resignation.

Mr Fazio was questioned for almost five ho >>>


      FRENCH INDUSTRIAL OUTPUT REBOUNDS
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 11 2005 03:00 French industrial production rebounded in August, after contracting in July. Output from factories, utilities and mines increased by 0.8 per cent in August, its sharpest rise since September 2004 and marginally ahead of expectations, after sliding 0.7 per cent in July. Despite this, BNP Paribas f >>>


      HORSE–TRADING IS STILL FAR FROM OVER
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 10 2005 20:4' Monday‘s announcement that Angela Merkel would become chancellor removed the biggest question mark hanging over the political future of Germany.

Yet in many other respects it marked the beginning, not the end, of the horse–trading that will lead to the formation of the ne >>>


      IMPORTS CUT GERMAN TRADE SURPLUS
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 11 2005 03:00 Germany‘s trade surplus narrowed in August as imports rose at their fastest pace for three years. In seasonally adjusted terms, the surplus fell to ň'4;ě12.6bn ($15.3bn, ';8.7bn) from ň'4;ě13.4bn as exports rose 3.5 per cent to a record ň&# >>>


      INFLATION STEADY AT 1.3% IN NORWAY
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 11 2005 03:00 Core Norwegian inflation held steady at 1.3 per cent in the year to the end of September, in line with the Norges Bank‘s forecast but above the 1.1 per cent foreseen by the market. The data supported expectations of further monetary tightening in Norway.
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      PARIS TO BUILD RIVAL TO MIT
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 10 2005 03:00 France intends to build a European institute of technology in Paris to stop the "brain drain" of its best scientists to the US and Asia and to make the French capital the hub of European technology research.

Renaud Dutreil, minister for small business, said the project had the >>>


      PORTUGAL‘S SOCIALISTS SUFFER POLL SETBACK
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 11 2005 03:00 Portugal‘s governing Socialists suffered a sharp setback in local government elections on Sunday, losing to opposition parties in more than two–thirds of the country‘s 308 municipalities.

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      RECORD COMPANY IN ROYALTIES DISPUTE OVER DOWNLOADS
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 10 2005 03:00 Universal Music, the music industry‘s largest company, has complained to the European Commission alleging that the main European collecting and performance societies have colluded to inflate charges for music downloads.

The complaint, a copy of which will be sent to the collecting >>>


      RUSSIAN PM CALLS FOR CUT IN VAT BEFORE POLLS
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 11 2005 03:00 Russia‘s prime minister, Mikhail Fradkov, has proposed cutting valued–added tax from 18 per cent to 13 per cent in the latest sign of an increasingly populist approach ahead of parliamentary and presidential elections in 2007 and 2008.

The plan, put forward in a strategy pape >>>


      SARKOZY MEETS BLAIR FOR TALKS IN LONDON
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 11 2005 03:00 Nicolas Sarkozy, the French interior minister, yesterday made a swift visit to London where he met Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and two other leading cabinet ministers.

During his one–day visit, Mr Sarkozy, who is bidding to be the centre–right‘s candidate in the 2007 Frenc >>>


      SERBIA WARNED AS BRUSSELS STARTS TALKS ON EU LINKS
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 11 2005 03:00 Olli Rehn, the European Union‘s enlargement commissioner, yesterday warned Serbia–Montenegro it would be closely watched as he launched the country‘s negotiations to bring it closer to the EU.

Mr Rehn‘s warnings focused on two important challenges: the EU‘s >>>


      WHAT NEXT FOR SCHRöDER AS HE BIDS POLITICS FAREWELL?
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 11 2005 03:00 The time has come for Gerhard Schröder to consider his next career move.

As Mr Schröder prepares to pack his bags and vacate the tiny flat that has been his pied–Ă –terre in the Berlin chancellery, there is talk of a partnership at Merrill Lynch and a job at >>>


      AFRICA‘S LEADERS BACK PRESIDENT GBAGBO
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 10 2005 03:00 African leaders have maintained the status quo in Ivory Coast‘s conflict by backing President Laurent Gbagbo to remain in power 12 months beyond his mandate. There have been fears of a return to war in the world‘s top cocoa grower before October 30, when Mr Gbagbo‘s mandate offi >>>


      CHARTER STEERS IRAQIS DOWN A DANGEROUS PATH
      FT, 11-10-2005
      August 2' 2005 1':54 "It‘s important that all Iraqis now actively engage in the constitutional process by debating the merits of this important document and making an informed decision [in the referendum] on October 15," Mr Bush said on Sunday.

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      CONSTITUTIONAL VOTE COULD SPELL THE END FOR IRAQ‘S UNPOPULAR PREMIER
      FT, 11-10-2005
      Ibrahim al–Jaafari,Neil MacDonald Published: October 10 2005 03:00 | Last updated: October 10 2005 03:00 If Iraqis confirm the draft constitution on Saturday, Ibrahim al–Jaafari‘s government will have only three more months in office. For most of Iraq‘s politicians this will be a welcome end to >>>


      EGYPTIAN GROUPS JOIN FORCES TO COMPETE AGAINST MUBARAK‘S PARTY
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 10 2005
03:00 Ten political groups in Egypt, including leftists and liberals, have joined forces in advance of November‘s parliamentary elections with the intention of fielding a unified list of candidates to run against the ruling National Democratic party headed by Hosni Mubarak, the president.
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      ELBARADEI THANKFUL FOR ‘SHOT IN THE ARM‘ TO IAEA
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 7 2005 18:38 Mohamed ElBaradei learned of his good fortune as winner of the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize while watching the ceremony on television on Friday morning. He had not received the customary telephone call from the Nobel committee and so had given up hope.

"This came as an absolute surprise to >>>


      ELBARADEI WINS NOBEL PEACE PRIZE
      FT, 11-10-2005
      By locking horns with the U.S. administration, ElBaradei, a 63–year–old Egyptian lawyer, made powerful enemies but this did not prevent him winning a third term as head of the Vienna–based International Atomic Agency (IAEA).'4;
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      EU HOPING TO RESTART IRAN NUCLEAR NEGOTIATIONS
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 7 2005 18:47 Senior diplomats from the "EU3" countries that led negotiations with Tehran

– Britain, France and Germany – met this week to discuss resuming the talks, which broke down in August.

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      ICC HUNTS UGANDA‘S LRA REBEL LEADERS
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 7 2005 12:25 The warrants are the first issued by the Hague–based tribunal, which began functioning in 2002.

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      SUNNIS AT ODDS AS PARLIAMENT BACKS IRAQ CONSTITUTION
      FT, 11-10-2005
      Tory conference Global terror Hurricane German election FT Reports Jobs & classified Site services Partner sites '4;  '4;  FTChinese.comFT DeutschlandLes EchosThe New York TimesVedomostiInvestors Chronicle Middle East & Africa / Iraq Main page content: Sunnis at odds as parliament backs Iraq const >>>


      UN STRUGGLES TO FEED AFRICA‘S HUNGRY PEOPLE
      FT, 11-10-2005
      October 7 2005 17:5' When hunger pangs bite, the people of southern Malawi‘s Shire River valley are resourceful in finding food. Emergency dietary supplements include water–lily roots, called nyika in the Chichewa language.

Digging for nyika can be dangerous, as crocodiles prowl the river. Coo >>>



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