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2008-06-06

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Mugabe bans Opposition rallies in Harare

Zimbabwe’s Opposition leader has been trying to get his message across despite mounting difficulties. Morgan Tsvangirai is contesting the 27 June

Zimbabwe’s Opposition leader has been trying to get his message across despite mounting difficulties. Morgan Tsvangirai is contesting the 27 June

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Two bomb blasts kill dozens in Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan government has warned the public to remain vigilant after two bomb blasts killed at least 23 people and injured about 100

The Sri Lankan government has warned the public to remain vigilant after two bomb blasts killed at least 23 people and injured about 100

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Russia, Georgia and Ukraine try to build bridges in St Petersburg

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and his Georgian counterpart Mikhail Saakashvili have vowed to improve relations, damaged in recent times. Ties

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and his Georgian counterpart Mikhail Saakashvili have vowed to improve relations, damaged in recent times. Ties

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Mediterranean Union meets opposition in Algiers

Arab nations across North Africa and the Middle East have raised doubts over the new Mediterranean Union, to be launched next month by France. Their

Arab nations across North Africa and the Middle East have raised doubts over the new Mediterranean Union, to be launched next month by France. Their

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Turkey's AKP facing ban in "anti-secular" case

Turkey’s constitutional court could deal a fatal blow to AKP if it rules against the party on charges of anti-secular activities. Last March it

Turkey’s constitutional court could deal a fatal blow to AKP if it rules against the party on charges of anti-secular activities. Last March it

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Headscarf ruling threatens to unseat the AKP

Turkey’s ruling AKP is fighting for its political future after the country’s constitutional court threw out a pro-Muslim law on headscarves. The

Turkey’s ruling AKP is fighting for its political future after the country’s constitutional court threw out a pro-Muslim law on headscarves. The

Europe

Irish in Brussels analyse Treat 'No' ahead of home referendum

Do not be fooled by the atmosphere: We are actually in an Irish pub in Brussels. It is more than a little tense. With Ireland’s referendum on the

Do not be fooled by the atmosphere: We are actually in an Irish pub in Brussels. It is more than a little tense. With Ireland’s referendum on the

Business

European markets slide, oil rockets

Stock markets have been hit by a double whammy – the price of crude spurted six dollars and the US jobless figures which were disappointing to say

Stock markets have been hit by a double whammy – the price of crude spurted six dollars and the US jobless figures which were disappointing to say

Business

US jobless rate for fifth consecutive month

The American economy lost more jobs last month pushing the unemployment rate to a level not seen since October 2004, underlining the risk of

The American economy lost more jobs last month pushing the unemployment rate to a level not seen since October 2004, underlining the risk of

Business

WIC tackles trans-Atlantic business

If delegates at the World Investment Conference at La Baule on the west coast of France took a moment to look out of their hotel windows, they would

If delegates at the World Investment Conference at La Baule on the west coast of France took a moment to look out of their hotel windows, they would

Europe

French ambitions for European defense

From Congo to Lebanon, the Balkans to Chad, the European Union is taking on more and more missions with the UN, as European defense evolves. The

From Congo to Lebanon, the Balkans to Chad, the European Union is taking on more and more missions with the UN, as European defense evolves. The

Culture

Art Basel

The world’s biggest contemporary art fair, in Basel, Switzerland, is showcasing more than 2000 international artists this year. 300 of the world’s

The world’s biggest contemporary art fair, in Basel, Switzerland, is showcasing more than 2000 international artists this year. 300 of the world’s

Culture

"Kung Fu panda"

The competition between Dreamworks and Disney Pixar has reached new heights with the release of “Kung Fu panda”. Dreamworks lost out to the

The competition between Dreamworks and Disney Pixar has reached new heights with the release of “Kung Fu panda”. Dreamworks lost out to the

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EU treaty faces rejection in Ireland as polls suggest a 'No' vote

The European Union’s new Lisbon Treaty is under threat according to the latest opinion polls ahead of Ireland’s referendum. Ireland is the only

The European Union’s new Lisbon Treaty is under threat according to the latest opinion polls ahead of Ireland’s referendum. Ireland is the only

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9/11 five in military court as world watches

The American military legal system is under scrutiny as five men accused of plotting the 9/11 terror attacks face court for the first time. Khalid

The American military legal system is under scrutiny as five men accused of plotting the 9/11 terror attacks face court for the first time. Khalid

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Paedophile 'fantasists' could face ten years in jail

French prosecutors have demanded ten years in prison for two suspected paedophiles accused of planning to kidnap, rape and kill a young girl. Herve

French prosecutors have demanded ten years in prison for two suspected paedophiles accused of planning to kidnap, rape and kill a young girl. Herve

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AK Party in trouble in Turkey over headscarf ban

Turkey’s ruling AK Party is to hold an emergency meeting, to discuss the implications of the Constitutional Court’s decision to overturn the bill

Turkey’s ruling AK Party is to hold an emergency meeting, to discuss the implications of the Constitutional Court’s decision to overturn the bill

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EU treaty under theat from possible Irish 'No' vote

The European Union’s Lisbon treaty is under threat, according to the latest opinion polls ahead of Ireland’s referendum on the pact. Ireland is the

The European Union’s Lisbon treaty is under threat, according to the latest opinion polls ahead of Ireland’s referendum on the pact. Ireland is the

Science_technology

Fishing for tomorrow

From Senegal to Germany, Spain to the Philippines, hundreds of fish species are on the brink of collapse; and over-fishing is to blame. For three

From Senegal to Germany, Spain to the Philippines, hundreds of fish species are on the brink of collapse; and over-fishing is to blame. For three

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Double bombing in Sri Lanka kills 21

Two bombs in Sri Lanka have left 21 people dead and more than 50 injured. The first bomb was detonated by remote control as a bus passed, during the

Two bombs in Sri Lanka have left 21 people dead and more than 50 injured. The first bomb was detonated by remote control as a bus passed, during the

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UN Summit vows to tackle hunger

Closing a UN summit in Rome, world leaders have pledged to combat the suffering caused by soaring food prices. While critics claim concrete proposals

Closing a UN summit in Rome, world leaders have pledged to combat the suffering caused by soaring food prices. While critics claim concrete proposals

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Solana slams Russian moves over Abkhazia

Georgia has received a boost from the European Union in its ongoing row with Russia over a breakaway region. The EU’s foreign policy chief Javier

Georgia has received a boost from the European Union in its ongoing row with Russia over a breakaway region. The EU’s foreign policy chief Javier

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Headscarf ruling deals blow to Turkey's govt

In a legal ruling with widespread implications, Turkey’s government has been thwarted in its bid to allow Muslim headscarves to be worn in

In a legal ruling with widespread implications, Turkey’s government has been thwarted in its bid to allow Muslim headscarves to be worn in

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EU treaty opponents ahead in new Irish survey

In Ireland, opponents of the European Union’s reform treaty have overtaken the ‘Yes’ camp, according to a new survey. Generally seen as pro-European

In Ireland, opponents of the European Union’s reform treaty have overtaken the ‘Yes’ camp, according to a new survey. Generally seen as pro-European

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Obama has private meeting with Clinton

Speculation over an Obama-Clinton ticket for the US presidential election has intensified with news the erstwhile rivals met privately last night

Speculation over an Obama-Clinton ticket for the US presidential election has intensified with news the erstwhile rivals met privately last night