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Africa's illicit money sent to Western banks

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Go-ahead given to develop offshore wind farms

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Activist Naomi Klein attacks the 'capitalisation of hope'

"Leave the oil in the soil, leave the coal in the hole and leave the tar sand in the land," said Nnimmo Bassy, Friends of the Earth International chief, in his message at the opening of the People's Summit, Klimaforum in Copenhagen last night.

They clean – but they're not so green

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Siemens bribery deal close

Former managers agree to pay £18m compensation after three-year investigation

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Tom Newton Dunn is known as confused.tom in the lobby since becoming The Sun's political editor. His nickname puns on the insurance firm whose logo is a frazzled-looking man.

Bright future: Prospects look good for graduates in technical subjects

Steve McCormack discovers that it's not all doom and gloom for tomorrow's graduates

Carlyle Group is 'number one bidder' to buy £300m Survitec from Montagu

US private-equity giant The Carlyle Group has emerged as a front-runner for Survitec, the Northern Ireland-based survival equipment manufacturer.

€400bn energy plan to harness African sun

It's decision day on a chain of solar generators across the desert that could supply a quarter of Europe's power

CBI to unveil plans to rein in jobless total

Industry chiefs to demand that ministers implement alternative to redundancy

Victims of the fashion industry's prejudice

It is five years since Kellie Moody was talent-spotted at London Fashion Week. A career on the catwalk beckoned. But the work has failed to materialise. Could it have anything to do with the fact that she is deaf? Jerome Taylor investigates
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