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Cyprus and Malta begin 2008 - with the euro

The arrival of 2008 has seen the adoption of the euro currency by the people of Cyprus. The changeover is being hailed as an historic moment on the

The arrival of 2008 has seen the adoption of the euro currency by the people of Cyprus. The changeover is being hailed as an historic moment on the

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Iowa focus of US presidential election ahead of caucus vote

In Iowa, USA, a caucus vote on Thursday will launch the state-by-state contest to pick a nominee from each party in the 2008 race for the White

In Iowa, USA, a caucus vote on Thursday will launch the state-by-state contest to pick a nominee from each party in the 2008 race for the White

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Anti-smoking grace periods in France and Germany

New anti-smoking laws have come into effect in France and much of Germany, but in many places there has been a grace period for New Year

New anti-smoking laws have come into effect in France and much of Germany, but in many places there has been a grace period for New Year

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Hundreds dead amid warnings of civil war in Kenya

More than 70 thousand people have now been forced to flee, as Kenya’s post-election violence threatens to explode out of control. Gangs loyal to

More than 70 thousand people have now been forced to flee, as Kenya’s post-election violence threatens to explode out of control. Gangs loyal to

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Global parties welcome in 2008

Revellers across the world have welcomed in 2008 with parties, pyrotechnics and plenty of good humour! Nowhere were celebrations more lively than on

Revellers across the world have welcomed in 2008 with parties, pyrotechnics and plenty of good humour! Nowhere were celebrations more lively than on

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Slovenia in EU hotseat

The new year has brought a daunting new responsibility for Slovenia. It is now at the helm of the European Union – the first former Communist country

The new year has brought a daunting new responsibility for Slovenia. It is now at the helm of the European Union – the first former Communist country

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Uncertainty in Pakistan as elections face delay

Pakistan’s elections now look increasingly likely to be postponed. Despite all opposition parties calling for the vote to go ahead as scheduled, the

Pakistan’s elections now look increasingly likely to be postponed. Despite all opposition parties calling for the vote to go ahead as scheduled, the

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Fireworks and fun as 2008 arrives in style

2008 continues its march around the world, with New York the latest city to celebrate its arrival. In the middle of the million-strong crowd, two men

2008 continues its march around the world, with New York the latest city to celebrate its arrival. In the middle of the million-strong crowd, two men

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Malta and Cyprus celebrate adoption of the euro

Leading by example, Malta’s prime minister has shown his eagerness to get to grips with the euro currency, newly adopted by the Mediterranean island

Leading by example, Malta’s prime minister has shown his eagerness to get to grips with the euro currency, newly adopted by the Mediterranean island

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Kenya on the brink as critics claim election fraud

An uneasy calm hung over Kenya’s townships today, as pressure mounts on President Mwai Kibaki for an investigation into his controversial election

An uneasy calm hung over Kenya’s townships today, as pressure mounts on President Mwai Kibaki for an investigation into his controversial election

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"Challenging" six months ahead for EU Presidency

Slovenia has stepped into the spotlight. It will assume the EU’s rotating presidency for the next six months. The alpine republic’s foreign minister

Slovenia has stepped into the spotlight. It will assume the EU’s rotating presidency for the next six months. The alpine republic’s foreign minister

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Last minute hostage-hitch in Colombia

A delicate operation to free three hostages held for years in the jungle by Colombian marxist guerillas appears to have temporarily collapsed. The

A delicate operation to free three hostages held for years in the jungle by Colombian marxist guerillas appears to have temporarily collapsed. The

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From east to west the world greets 2008

Midnight in London and the unmistakeable sound of Big Ben launched the New Year’s party in the British capital. Vast crowds converged on the city

Midnight in London and the unmistakeable sound of Big Ben launched the New Year’s party in the British capital. Vast crowds converged on the city

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Unrest piles pressure on Kenyan president

With bloodshed continuing in Kenya, President Mwai Kibaki is coming under increasing international pressure to investigate the election that kept him

With bloodshed continuing in Kenya, President Mwai Kibaki is coming under increasing international pressure to investigate the election that kept him

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Mediterranean island states join Eurozone

Cyprus and Malta have formally adopted the euro, the last step to integration in the EU following their entry in 2004. Hundreds of thousands of

Cyprus and Malta have formally adopted the euro, the last step to integration in the EU following their entry in 2004. Hundreds of thousands of