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Serb nationalists block deal with European Union

Posted: 09/02/2008 - Serb nationalists are blocking the parliamentary ratification of a pre-membership deal with the European Union over the arrest of war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic.

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Turkey central banker: global food prices to rise

Posted: 09/01/2008 - The president of Turkey's Central Bank says he expects food prices to keep climbing for the rest of the year in response to swelling demand from China and India.

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EU warns Russian over partnership talks

Posted: 09/01/2008 - The European Union will postpone talks scheduled with Russia this month on a wide-ranging political and economic agreement unless Russian troops pull back from positions in Georgia in line with a cease-fire agreement, French President Nicolas Sarkozy says.

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Petrofac, Abu Dhabi's Mubadala start joint venture

Posted: 09/01/2008 - Oil industry service provider Petrofac and the Abu Dhabi state investment firm Mubadala say they plan to establish a new energy-related joint venture in the oil-rich emirate.

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Alitalia files for bankruptcy protection

Posted: 08/29/2008 - Italy's national airline Alitalia says it has filed for bankruptcy protection, taking the first step in reshaping what has been a failing company.

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EU appeals WTO banana ruling

Posted: 08/28/2008 - The European Commission says it has filed an appeal at the World Trade Organization against a ruling that found European import tariffs for bananas unfairly discriminated against Latin American countries.

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Ancient Dead Sea scrolls to go online

Posted: 08/27/2008 - Israeli and American scientists are bringing the oldest known version of the Hebrew Bible into the 21st century. They're digitally reproducing the Dead Sea Scrolls online.

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Russia recognizes breakaway Georgian regions

Posted: 08/26/2008 - Western governments are already criticizing Russia's decision to formally recognize the breakaway territories at the heart of its war with Georgia.

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UN: Opium cultivation drops in Afghanistan

Posted: 08/26/2008 - The U.N.'s anti-drug office says opium poppy production in Afghanistan was down 19 percent this year compared to 2007 due to successful campaigns in the north and east though fields in the south remain awash in the heroin-producing crop.

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