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2008-01-07

Europe

Brdo castle promises to be a busy place for the next six months.

A favourite former residence of Yugoslav dictator Tito, it will be part of Slovenia’s European Union presidency headquarters. Prime Minister Janez

A favourite former residence of Yugoslav dictator Tito, it will be part of Slovenia’s European Union presidency headquarters. Prime Minister Janez

Business

Chinese toy exports rise despite recalls

Against a background of safety concerns and recalls, the Hong Kong Toys and Games Fair has opened. As well as showcasing their products, Chinese

Against a background of safety concerns and recalls, the Hong Kong Toys and Games Fair has opened. As well as showcasing their products, Chinese

Business

Central banks happy with state of money markets

Major central banks are satisfied with their joint efforts to tame the money markets following the US subprime mortgage meltdown. So says

Major central banks are satisfied with their joint efforts to tame the money markets following the US subprime mortgage meltdown. So says

Business

Balkan gas pipeline to cost more than initial estimate

Nord Stream, the company that is planning to build a pipeline under the Baltic Sea to bring gas from Russia to Germany, has said it is going to cost

Nord Stream, the company that is planning to build a pipeline under the Baltic Sea to bring gas from Russia to Germany, has said it is going to cost

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McCain tipped to take New Hampshire primary

The Mac is back the polls would have us believe. The latest surveys show Senator John McCain is leading the Republican pack in the race to win the

The Mac is back the polls would have us believe. The latest surveys show Senator John McCain is leading the Republican pack in the race to win the

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Italian soldiers get a rubbish job in Naples

Violence flared as the people of Naples tried to stop police re-opening a landfill site to cope with the mountains of rubbish that have piled up over

Violence flared as the people of Naples tried to stop police re-opening a landfill site to cope with the mountains of rubbish that have piled up over

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Trial begins of Liberia's Charles Taylor in The Hague

It is six months late but the war crimes trial of the former Liberian President Charles Taylor has finally begun in The Hague. The list of charges

It is six months late but the war crimes trial of the former Liberian President Charles Taylor has finally begun in The Hague. The list of charges

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Kenya opposition says 1,000 dead in post-poll violence

There were close to 1,000 people dead, according to the Kenyan opposition after more than a week of violence following a disputed presidential

There were close to 1,000 people dead, according to the Kenyan opposition after more than a week of violence following a disputed presidential

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Georgia's President hails "democratic" election

Georgia’s incumbent President Mikhail Saakashvili has come face to face with the man who’s vowed to depose him, and who accuses him of electoral

Georgia’s incumbent President Mikhail Saakashvili has come face to face with the man who’s vowed to depose him, and who accuses him of electoral

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Orthodox Christmas in tune with antiquity

Orthodox Christians have been celebrating their Christmas. In Serbia, Russia and other Eastern Orthodox churches, Christmas is rung in according to

Orthodox Christians have been celebrating their Christmas. In Serbia, Russia and other Eastern Orthodox churches, Christmas is rung in according to

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Obama enjoys double-digit lead in New Hampshire

There’s a long way to go, but already the signs are that the Democrat drive to the White House is becoming a two-horse race. Attention has moved to

There’s a long way to go, but already the signs are that the Democrat drive to the White House is becoming a two-horse race. Attention has moved to

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Abbas attacks Israeli assault

The Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, has condemned an Israeli assault on Gaza and the West Bank ahead of the US president’s visit to the region

The Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, has condemned an Israeli assault on Gaza and the West Bank ahead of the US president’s visit to the region

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Naples garbage mountain continues to grow

The Naples rubbish crisis just won’t go away. Local residents have refused to allow the reopening of an old landfill site leaving authorities with

The Naples rubbish crisis just won’t go away. Local residents have refused to allow the reopening of an old landfill site leaving authorities with