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2008-07-19

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Iran refuses to discuss enrichment freeze in future talks

Iran remains at odds with the world’s major powers over its disputed nuclear programme following historic talks in Geneva. The meeting, led by the

Iran remains at odds with the world’s major powers over its disputed nuclear programme following historic talks in Geneva. The meeting, led by the

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Turkey backs Cyprus federation

Turkey has given its backing to the reunification of Cyprus ahead of talks on the divided island’s future. Support from Ankara was delivered in

Turkey has given its backing to the reunification of Cyprus ahead of talks on the divided island’s future. Support from Ankara was delivered in

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Pope and pilgrims worship under the Sydney stars

The Catholic Church’s World Youth Day festivities have continued in Australia with an all-night vigil. Around 200,000 pilgrims lit candles, sang and

The Catholic Church’s World Youth Day festivities have continued in Australia with an all-night vigil. Around 200,000 pilgrims lit candles, sang and

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Brown sets no timetable for troop pullout in Iraq

The British Prime Minister has refused to set a timetable for further cutting UK troops in Iraq. After meeting Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on a

The British Prime Minister has refused to set a timetable for further cutting UK troops in Iraq. After meeting Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on a

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Obama begins foreign tour in Afghanistan

US presidential hopeful Barack Obama has arrived in Afghanistan at the beginning of an international tour aimed at boosting his security credentials

US presidential hopeful Barack Obama has arrived in Afghanistan at the beginning of an international tour aimed at boosting his security credentials

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US and Iran meet for landmark nuclear talks

Historic talks between the United States and Iran have begun in Geneva over Tehran’s highly disputed nuclear programme. It is the first time the

Historic talks between the United States and Iran have begun in Geneva over Tehran’s highly disputed nuclear programme. It is the first time the

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Pope says sorry for Catholic clergy sex abuse

The Pope has finally delivered his much-awaited apology for sexual crimes committed by Australian Catholic clergy saying those responsible should be

The Pope has finally delivered his much-awaited apology for sexual crimes committed by Australian Catholic clergy saying those responsible should be

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US and Iran meet for landmark nuclear talks

Historic talks between the United States and Iran have begun in Geneva over Tehran’s highly disputed nuclear programme. It is the first time the two

Historic talks between the United States and Iran have begun in Geneva over Tehran’s highly disputed nuclear programme. It is the first time the two

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US to set "time horizon" on troop cuts in Iraq

The winds of change appear to be blowing through the White House over a reduction in US troops in Iraq. Despite President George Bush’s long

The winds of change appear to be blowing through the White House over a reduction in US troops in Iraq. Despite President George Bush’s long

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Cuba reforms to give farmers more land

Cuba has announced another reform in an effort to boost its ailing economy. It is giving small farmers and agricultural cooperatives the right to

Cuba has announced another reform in an effort to boost its ailing economy. It is giving small farmers and agricultural cooperatives the right to

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The EU on the immigration trail

France has made harmonising the bloc’s immigration policy the priority of its six-month EU presidency and wants the leaders of 27 nations to adopt

France has made harmonising the bloc’s immigration policy the priority of its six-month EU presidency and wants the leaders of 27 nations to adopt

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Italy begins controversial Roma census

Italy has launched its first official attempt to collect information on Roma immigrants living in ramshackle camps outside many towns and cities. The

Italy has launched its first official attempt to collect information on Roma immigrants living in ramshackle camps outside many towns and cities. The

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US policy shift on "axis of evil"

President Bush’s time in the White House is coming to an end, as is his administration’s bellicose stance towards what it terms rogue states. Once

President Bush’s time in the White House is coming to an end, as is his administration’s bellicose stance towards what it terms rogue states. Once

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Pope apologises for Australian church sexual abuse

The Pope has formally apologised for sexual abuse in the Catholic church in Australia, and called on the perpetrators to face justice. Benedict

The Pope has formally apologised for sexual abuse in the Catholic church in Australia, and called on the perpetrators to face justice. Benedict

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Obama re-writes the script in Berlin

Barack Obama has dropped plans to use Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate as the backdrop for a speech during his tour of the Middle East and Europe next week

Barack Obama has dropped plans to use Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate as the backdrop for a speech during his tour of the Middle East and Europe next week

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Semtex "missing" from French security base

French anti-terrorist police are hunting thieves who stole nearly 30 kilos of explosives from a security services base near Lyon. The missing

French anti-terrorist police are hunting thieves who stole nearly 30 kilos of explosives from a security services base near Lyon. The missing