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2008-08-15

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Medvedev and Merkel spar in Sochi over Georgia

The other half of the diplomatic pincer movement took place in Sochi, as the German Chancellor Angela Merkel used a pre-planned trip there to try to

The other half of the diplomatic pincer movement took place in Sochi, as the German Chancellor Angela Merkel used a pre-planned trip there to try to

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Gori takes the brunt of the Russian military stand-off

The Georgian town of Gori has been at the heart of the powerplay between Russia and Georgia. Most of the residents of Gori have fled the shooting

The Georgian town of Gori has been at the heart of the powerplay between Russia and Georgia. Most of the residents of Gori have fled the shooting

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Georgia signs ceasefire deal

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has signed the ceasefire agreement delivered to him in person by US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to end

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has signed the ceasefire agreement delivered to him in person by US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to end

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Bush accuses Russia of "bullying" in Georgia

US President George W. Bush has again expressed Washington’s support for Tbilisi. In a statement made from the White House, Bush said: “The people of

US President George W. Bush has again expressed Washington’s support for Tbilisi. In a statement made from the White House, Bush said: “The people of

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Omagh bomb victims remembered, a decade on

Political leaders, victims’ families and members of the public have gathered to remember Northern Ireland’s deadliest attack, exactly 10 years

Political leaders, victims’ families and members of the public have gathered to remember Northern Ireland’s deadliest attack, exactly 10 years

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No return for Georgian refugees, says S. Ossetia

The self-styled president of South Ossetia has said Georgian refugees who fled the enclave will not be allowed to return home. The comments by

The self-styled president of South Ossetia has said Georgian refugees who fled the enclave will not be allowed to return home. The comments by

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Chad's ex-leader sentenced to death

The man sometimes dubbed “Africa’s Pinochet” has reportedly been sentenced to death, in absentia. Court officials in Chad say Hissene Habre, the

The man sometimes dubbed “Africa’s Pinochet” has reportedly been sentenced to death, in absentia. Court officials in Chad say Hissene Habre, the

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Russian troops remain in Georgia

Russian tanks and troops are still in and around Georgian towns, days after Moscow declared its military operation was over. For the second day

Russian tanks and troops are still in and around Georgian towns, days after Moscow declared its military operation was over. For the second day

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Athletics brings action to Beijing's Bird's Nest

Beijing’s showpiece Olympic Nest Stadium has today held its first sporting event a week after it hosted the Games’ opening ceremony. So far all the

Beijing’s showpiece Olympic Nest Stadium has today held its first sporting event a week after it hosted the Games’ opening ceremony. So far all the

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Rice arrives in Tbilisi on peace mission

The United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has arrived in Tbilisi in another show of support by the US for Georgia, but also to get

The United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has arrived in Tbilisi in another show of support by the US for Georgia, but also to get

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Civilians wary after sudden Georgia conflict

The Georgian flag flies at half mast above a quiet and deserted main square in Tbilisi. Fear and uncertainty are keeping the city’s people indoors

The Georgian flag flies at half mast above a quiet and deserted main square in Tbilisi. Fear and uncertainty are keeping the city’s people indoors

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BA and AA for airline alliance

British Airways has agreed plans to team up with American Airlines and Spain’s Iberia in a move it says will benefit trans-Atlantic passengers. The

British Airways has agreed plans to team up with American Airlines and Spain’s Iberia in a move it says will benefit trans-Atlantic passengers. The

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Russian army "controls third of Georgia"

President Saakashvili says the Russian army controls around a third of Georgia, two days after both Moscow and Tbilisi signed up to a ceasefire

President Saakashvili says the Russian army controls around a third of Georgia, two days after both Moscow and Tbilisi signed up to a ceasefire

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Haider returns raises far-right spectre in Austria

Starter’s orders on Austria’s snap election on September 28, and a top regional boss is back on the national stage. Joerg Haider says it is his

Starter’s orders on Austria’s snap election on September 28, and a top regional boss is back on the national stage. Joerg Haider says it is his

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US-Libyan deal to compensate bombing victims

Libya and the US have signed an agreement to compensate all American and Libyan victims of bombings involving the two countries. It paves the way for

Libya and the US have signed an agreement to compensate all American and Libyan victims of bombings involving the two countries. It paves the way for

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Russia risking its US relations over Georgia warns Gates

As the West struggles diplomatically to turn the ceasefire between Georgia and Russia into a more lasting peace deal, the risks to Russia of not

As the West struggles diplomatically to turn the ceasefire between Georgia and Russia into a more lasting peace deal, the risks to Russia of not

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Prosecutors investigate claims of Georgian "genocide"

Prosecutors from Russia and South Ossetia said they were investigating claims of what they called Georgian “genocide” in the separatist

Prosecutors from Russia and South Ossetia said they were investigating claims of what they called Georgian “genocide” in the separatist