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UN climate negotiators hammer out initial draft

Negotiators facing a Friday deadline hammered out an initial draft United Nations climate pact overnight.

EU leaders pledge €7,3bn for climate fight

European leaders promised on Friday to provide developing countries with €7,3-billion to try to win their support for a climate-change deal.

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.

Europe to throw €50bn behind energy research

Europe will this week launch a campaign to triple funding for energy research in a technology race with Japan and the US, a draft document shows.

Russia demands say on gas ‘master plan’

Moscow warned on Monday that the EU's energy security might suffer if Russia was not consulted on a Ukrainian gas ''master plan''.

EU panel votes to cut goal for biofuels from crops

A key panel of European Union lawmakers voted on Thursday to lower a target for using traditional biofuels produced from crops in road transport fuel.

Britain starts new push for nuclear power

Britain gave the go-ahead to a new generation of nuclear power stations on Thursday, setting no limits on nuclear expansion and adding momentum to atomic energy's worldwide renaissance. Prime Minister Gordon Brown's government argues Britain must build new nuclear plants to help meet its climate-change goals.

Shocked Manchester wins first UK super casino

The northern city of Manchester unexpectedly won the fight to host Britain's first Las Vegas-style super casino on Tuesday, beating off challengers including nearby Blackpool and London's Millennium Dome. Most industry analysts had predicted either Blackpool, the Dome or Glasgow in Scotland would win.

Online gaming in crisis after US ban is passed

Online gaming firms faced a crisis on Monday after United States Congress unexpectedly passed legislation to ban online gaming there, threatening jobs and hitting stocks by as much as 70%. Online gaming firms faced a crisis on Monday after United States Congress unexpectedly passed legislation to ban online gaming there, threatening jobs and hitting stocks by as much as 70%.

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