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2008-07-25

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Which way for Turkey's Parliament?

The Turkish parliament is at the heart of a political crisis. One year on from the AKP’s historic election victory, the constitutional court is

The Turkish parliament is at the heart of a political crisis. One year on from the AKP’s historic election victory, the constitutional court is

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Religious schism: Orthodox celebrations in Ukraine

A religious schism dividing three Christian churches is the focus of a weekend of celebrations in Ukraine for the Orthodox movement. The leader of

A religious schism dividing three Christian churches is the focus of a weekend of celebrations in Ukraine for the Orthodox movement. The leader of

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Qantas 747 safe after midair body blow-out

An Australian Jumbo Jet had to make an emergency landing in the Philippines after a section of the fuselage blew out at an altitude of nearly 9,000

An Australian Jumbo Jet had to make an emergency landing in the Philippines after a section of the fuselage blew out at an altitude of nearly 9,000

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Chavez and Juan Carlos make-up after spat

There were smiles and warm handshakes all round as Venezuela’s President, Hugo Chavez, and Spain’s King Juan Carlos met for the first time since

There were smiles and warm handshakes all round as Venezuela’s President, Hugo Chavez, and Spain’s King Juan Carlos met for the first time since

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Brown's woes include UK economy

When Gordon Brown was Britain’s finance minister, before he took the top job, was always able boast that he had kept the economy in a robust state

When Gordon Brown was Britain’s finance minister, before he took the top job, was always able boast that he had kept the economy in a robust state

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Poll piles pressure on PM

The British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has been patching up morale in his party once more, after Labour suffered yet another spectacular by-election

The British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has been patching up morale in his party once more, after Labour suffered yet another spectacular by-election

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Obama calls on Iran to move quickly on nuclear issues

U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama has called on Iran to quickly accept an offer of trade and technical incentives to halt its

U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama has called on Iran to quickly accept an offer of trade and technical incentives to halt its

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Cyprus set for reunification talks

Leaders of Cyprus’ estranged Greek and Turkish communities have agreed to restart talks about reuniting the island. Greek Cypriot leader Demetris

Leaders of Cyprus’ estranged Greek and Turkish communities have agreed to restart talks about reuniting the island. Greek Cypriot leader Demetris

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Karadzic could be sent to the Hague next week

The man accused of orchestrating Europe’s worst war crimes since the Second World War is expected to be extradited to face trial for genocide at the

The man accused of orchestrating Europe’s worst war crimes since the Second World War is expected to be extradited to face trial for genocide at the

Europe

EU ministers discuss cooperation on crime and divorce

Europe’s justice ministers have been meeting in Brussels to find better ways to tackle organised crime. They are strengthening Eurojust, which

Europe’s justice ministers have been meeting in Brussels to find better ways to tackle organised crime. They are strengthening Eurojust, which

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Praise for South African President Thabo Mbeki's Zimbabwe efforts

South Africa and the European Union have held historic talks, with Brussels solidly backing President Thabo Mbeki’s diplomatic efforts over Zimbabwe

South Africa and the European Union have held historic talks, with Brussels solidly backing President Thabo Mbeki’s diplomatic efforts over Zimbabwe

Business

Anti illegal downloads plan in UK

In an attempt to preserve their profits, Britain’s biggest record labels are trying to counter illegal file-sharing of music tracks. They have

In an attempt to preserve their profits, Britain’s biggest record labels are trying to counter illegal file-sharing of music tracks. They have

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Lufthansa facing major strike

Lufthansa’s 50,000 plus ground staff and cabin crew have voted to go on indefinite strike from Monday over their pay claim. Germany’s Verdi trade

Lufthansa’s 50,000 plus ground staff and cabin crew have voted to go on indefinite strike from Monday over their pay claim. Germany’s Verdi trade

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US durable goods data boosts stocks

European shares ended the session on Friday virtually unchanged having been much lower. They rebounded in response to much stronger-than-expected

European shares ended the session on Friday virtually unchanged having been much lower. They rebounded in response to much stronger-than-expected

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Brown's woes include UK economy

When Gordon Brown was Britain’s finance minister, before he took the top job, was always able boast that he had kept the economy in a robust state

When Gordon Brown was Britain’s finance minister, before he took the top job, was always able boast that he had kept the economy in a robust state

Culture

Paleo pulls the crowds in Switzerland

First held back in 1976, Paleo is now Switzerland’s biggest open-air music event. Held in Nyon, near Geneva, some 220,000 people flock to listen to

First held back in 1976, Paleo is now Switzerland’s biggest open-air music event. Held in Nyon, near Geneva, some 220,000 people flock to listen to

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Growing pains aplenty in new teen angst movie

The trials of growing up are all captured in ‘‘Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging’‘, the latest movie from ‘‘Bend It Like Beckham’‘ director

The trials of growing up are all captured in ‘‘Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging’‘, the latest movie from ‘‘Bend It Like Beckham’‘ director

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Cross-border co-operation

Euregio Meuse-Rhin is an experiment in cross border co-operation. Emergency services from the three countries that meet there – Germany, Belgium and

Euregio Meuse-Rhin is an experiment in cross border co-operation. Emergency services from the three countries that meet there – Germany, Belgium and

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Another loss for Labour piles pressure on Brown

Pressure is growing on the British Prime Minister Gordon Brown to call a general election, after yet another disastrous poll result. This time it

Pressure is growing on the British Prime Minister Gordon Brown to call a general election, after yet another disastrous poll result. This time it

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Aussie jumbo jet lands with damaged fuselage

An Australian jumbo jet has made an emergency landing after losing cabin pressure and plunging thousands of feet during a flight from Hong Kong to

An Australian jumbo jet has made an emergency landing after losing cabin pressure and plunging thousands of feet during a flight from Hong Kong to

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Games fever sparks ticket chaos in Beijing

Two weeks to go to the Olympics, and Games fever has swept through Beijing. Thousands of sports fans queued for hours in the hot and muggy

Two weeks to go to the Olympics, and Games fever has swept through Beijing. Thousands of sports fans queued for hours in the hot and muggy

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Rhodes forest fire causing concern in Greece

A forest fire on the Greek Island of Rhodes is still raging. It is not threatening the island’s tourist areas yet but concerns are growing as firemen

A forest fire on the Greek Island of Rhodes is still raging. It is not threatening the island’s tourist areas yet but concerns are growing as firemen

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Swiss face Libyan oil ban over Gadaffi arrest

Switzerland has reacted cautiously to reports that Libya is to cut off oil sales to the country following the arrest of Colonel Gadaffi’s youngest

Switzerland has reacted cautiously to reports that Libya is to cut off oil sales to the country following the arrest of Colonel Gadaffi’s youngest

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Britain's Labour Party loses another election

Scottish nationalists have dealt Britain’s ruling Labour Party another election defeat. The Scottish National Party’s John Mason overturned a

Scottish nationalists have dealt Britain’s ruling Labour Party another election defeat. The Scottish National Party’s John Mason overturned a

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An American in Paris: Obama roadshow rolls on

It is the most romantic city in the world and, like much of Europe, Paris looks to have fallen in love with Barack Obama A warm welcome is expected

It is the most romantic city in the world and, like much of Europe, Paris looks to have fallen in love with Barack Obama A warm welcome is expected

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Italy set to pay Libya billions for colonial rule

Two months ago, Libya threatened to suspend co-operation with Italy, on immigration. It has now announced that it is close to a deal which would see

Two months ago, Libya threatened to suspend co-operation with Italy, on immigration. It has now announced that it is close to a deal which would see