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Sunday, 1 December, 2002, 08:24 GMT
EUROPE


A clean-up worker on the Spanish coast holds sludge Major new slick hits Spain coast
A huge slick of fuel oil from the sunken tanker Prestige starts to wash up on the Galician coast - bringing more environmental devastation.

A French investigator carries evidence into a police station French cleric faces shoe-bomb inquiry
French officials place a Muslim cleric under formal investigation for ties to the shoe-bomber Richard Reid, according to judicial sources.

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France win epic doubles
France move to within a point of retaining the Davis Cup with a five-set win over Russia in the doubles.

Musketeers carry Dumas to Pantheon
Fans of the 19th Century author welcome his remains to his final resting place among the luminaries of France.

Turkey lifts last state of emergency
Locals celebrate the end of a 15-year-old state of emergency, but police monitoring shows old habits have not yet changed.


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Safin puts Russia ahead
Marat Safin beats Paul-Henri Mathieu in four sets at the Davis Cup final.

Lewis return imminent
Lennox Lewis' manager says the world heavyweight champion will fight Ukrainian Vitali Klitschko in early 2003.




BUSINESS


Surprise fall in French jobless
The French unemployment total falls in October, defying analysts' expectations.



France Telecom rumours build
The Paris bourse is fixated on plans to deal with the company's huge debts, with attention focusing on possible 3G mobile cutbacks.


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The remains of the world's most-read French author, Alexandre Dumas, have been placed in the Pantheon in Paris
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French President Jacques Chirac celebrates his 70th birthday after a very eventful year
Chirac on song at 70


Pam O'Toole finds that asylum seekers are still coming to Sangatte, the controversial Red Cross reception centre near Calais, even though it is set to close
The lure of Sangatte


Angus Roxburgh bemoans the holding of European summits in Brussels at the expense of other cities
Diary: EU blunder bug


Europe's week in pictures


 Is the leader of the Arab European League as dangerous as Belgian authorities say, asks the BBC's Stephen Sackur.Flemish friction
Belgium's Arab leader courts controversy

Even if Prime Minister Goran Persson can get Sweden to vote yes to the euro, he still has to persuade Brussels to let his country join, reports the BBC's Andrew Walker.Euro gamble
Swedish PM takes his country to the polls

Eastern talks
President Putin heads to China and India

Latvia unveils memorial to 25,000 Jews murdered by Latvian police in World War IIDark chapter
Latvian memorial recalls mass murder of Jews

 Ukraine's once impressive weather research ships are reduced to transporting goods to make ends meet.Banana boat
Ukraine's hi-tech ships fall on hard times

At 19-years-old, Member of Bundestag Anna Luhrman is the youngest MP in Europe.Teenage MP
Europe's youngest parliamentarian

Testing times
European gamers to try out Xbox online gaming
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