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2008-01-12

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Stavanger joins Liverpool as Capital of Culture 2008

It is not only Liverpool which has been celebrating its new-found status as European Capital of Culture. At just about one-fifth the size of the

It is not only Liverpool which has been celebrating its new-found status as European Capital of Culture. At just about one-fifth the size of the

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Bush in Bahrain upbeat on Iraq

George W Bush arrived in Bahrain, a close US ally, which hosts the American Fifth Fleet, where he was welcomed by King Hamed bin Isa al-Khalifa

George W Bush arrived in Bahrain, a close US ally, which hosts the American Fifth Fleet, where he was welcomed by King Hamed bin Isa al-Khalifa

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Spain starts countdown to general election

The leading figures in Spanish politics have been laying out their stalls at the start of the country’s general election campaign. The opening shots

The leading figures in Spanish politics have been laying out their stalls at the start of the country’s general election campaign. The opening shots

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France bans GM crops as research continues

France looks set to ban the growing of the only genetically modified crop in the country. Last month, under pressure from consumers, the government

France looks set to ban the growing of the only genetically modified crop in the country. Last month, under pressure from consumers, the government

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Garbage grates as Sardinians clash with police

Police in Sardinia have clashed with islanders angered by the arrival of 500 tonnes of rubbish. A cargo vessal loaded with rancid garbage docked at

Police in Sardinia have clashed with islanders angered by the arrival of 500 tonnes of rubbish. A cargo vessal loaded with rancid garbage docked at

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The Odd Couple - Blair and Sarkozy at one in Paris

There has been a public display of togetherness in Paris, from what many see as an unlikely pairing. The former Labour Prime Minister of the UK has

There has been a public display of togetherness in Paris, from what many see as an unlikely pairing. The former Labour Prime Minister of the UK has

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Blair wows Sarkozy's party in Paris

The former British Labour Prime Minister has forged a seemingly unlikely friendship with the conservative President of France. Nicolas Sarkozy

The former British Labour Prime Minister has forged a seemingly unlikely friendship with the conservative President of France. Nicolas Sarkozy

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Freed FARC hostages speak out

The two high-profile hostages released by Colombia’s FARC guerillas have been speaking publicly for the first time about their years in captivity

The two high-profile hostages released by Colombia’s FARC guerillas have been speaking publicly for the first time about their years in captivity

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Bush: US on course for troop reduction in Iraq

President Bush has said America’s strategy in Iraq has reversed the country’s slide into chaos, and as a result 20 000 US troops are on course to go

President Bush has said America’s strategy in Iraq has reversed the country’s slide into chaos, and as a result 20 000 US troops are on course to go

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FARC are not terrorists: Venezuela's Chavez

The outspoken left-wing Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez has stirred up controversy with remarks about Marxist guerilla groups which are holding

The outspoken left-wing Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez has stirred up controversy with remarks about Marxist guerilla groups which are holding

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EU facing WTO sanctions over GM crops ban

The EU is facing the prospect of trade sanctions after the passing of a deadline for the lifting of a ban on some imports of genetically modified

The EU is facing the prospect of trade sanctions after the passing of a deadline for the lifting of a ban on some imports of genetically modified

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Sardinians protest over intake of Naples waste

There have been scuffles in Sardinia as Naples’ rubbish crisis spills over into other parts of Italy. The protest was against the island’s decision

There have been scuffles in Sardinia as Naples’ rubbish crisis spills over into other parts of Italy. The protest was against the island’s decision

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Liverpool rocks into European culture year

It was party time in Liverpool as the city got events for its year as European Capital of Culture underway. Tens of thousands gathered in the city

It was party time in Liverpool as the city got events for its year as European Capital of Culture underway. Tens of thousands gathered in the city

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Spain struggles for harmony over anthem lyrics

Are they stirring sentiments or loathsome lyrics. The jury is out on new words that have been penned for Spain’s national anthem. The new version of

Are they stirring sentiments or loathsome lyrics. The jury is out on new words that have been penned for Spain’s national anthem. The new version of