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EU ministers near deal on shake-up of bank policing

EU finance ministers were near a deal to set up new super-watchdogs to police banks following the economic crisis, the Swedish finance minister said.

EU agrees deal on climate funding

European Union leaders resolved a funding dispute on Friday to agree a negotiating position for talks on a global deal to combat climate change.

Ireland on course to approve EU treaty

Irish voters appear to have backed the European Union's Lisbon reform treaty, government and opposition officials said on Saturday.

Eurozone economy ‘at turning point’

The eurozone is emerging from recession, the European Commission said on Monday, although it kept a gloomy forecast for 2009.

EU backs new banking rules

EU leaders will agree more steps on Friday to avert a repeat of the banking crisis that has sapped the world economy.

WTO’s Lamy urges Doha deal to help fight crisis

Leaders should make early efforts to conclude the Doha round of global trade talks as a key part of fighting the crisis, the head of the WTO said.

Successful start for Ramos as Real coach

A double from Raul helped Juande Ramos secure his first win as Real Madrid coach in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Maradona secures debut win

Diego Maradona enjoyed a winning start as Argentina coach with a 1-0 victory over Scotland on Wednesday.

Barcelona, Sporting qualify in Champions League

Barcelona and Sporting advanced to the Champions League knockout stage while Inter Milan and Chelsea missed the chance to guarantee their places.

Goals galore in Champions League

The Champions League burst into life on Tuesday with 36 goals in eight matches, including 24 in just three games.

United secure first win, BATE hold Juventus

Dimitar Berbatov's first two goals for Manchester United helped secure a 3-0 win over AaB Aalborg in Champions League Group E on Tuesday.

Nato leaders commit to Afghanistan for long haul

Nato pledged on Wednesday to stay the course to restore peace and stability in Afghanistan at a summit where nations offered guarded concessions to improve the mobility of allied forces battling Taliban insurgents. Alliance leaders also reversed policy on Serbia and Bosnia by offering them a first step towards Nato membership.

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