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Georgia on path to NATO membership, says Merkel

In the latest round of shuttle diplomacy on the crisis in the Caucasus, German Chancellor Angela Merkel travelled to Tbilisi. After talks with

In the latest round of shuttle diplomacy on the crisis in the Caucasus, German Chancellor Angela Merkel travelled to Tbilisi. After talks with

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Russia promises Georgia pullout

Russia’s president has said its forces will begin pulling out of Georgia from Monday afternoon, local time. Dmitri Medvedev made that promise in a

Russia’s president has said its forces will begin pulling out of Georgia from Monday afternoon, local time. Dmitri Medvedev made that promise in a

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Terror alert as bombs explode on Costa del Sol

Thousands of tourists had to be evacuated to safety on Spain’s Costa del Sol after bomb warnings reportedly made in the name of ETA. Two small

Thousands of tourists had to be evacuated to safety on Spain’s Costa del Sol after bomb warnings reportedly made in the name of ETA. Two small

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Pilgrimage passes off peacefully in Karbala

There have been celebrations in Iraq as the annual pilgrimage to the Shi’ite holy city of Karbala ended with no repeat of the violence that had

There have been celebrations in Iraq as the annual pilgrimage to the Shi’ite holy city of Karbala ended with no repeat of the violence that had

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Medvedev: troops will leave Georgia from Monday

Russia’s President Dmitri Medvedev has told his French counterpart Nicolas Sarkozy that Russian troops will start pulling out of Georgia from midday

Russia’s President Dmitri Medvedev has told his French counterpart Nicolas Sarkozy that Russian troops will start pulling out of Georgia from midday

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Israel to free 200 more Palestinian prisoners

Israel’s cabinet has approved plans to free about 200 Palestinian prisoners. A spokesman for Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said it is a

Israel’s cabinet has approved plans to free about 200 Palestinian prisoners. A spokesman for Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said it is a

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Bolivian political crisis turns violent

A bitter political power struggle in Bolivia has erupted into violence. Eyewitnesses said the clashes in the state of Santa Cruz started when police

A bitter political power struggle in Bolivia has erupted into violence. Eyewitnesses said the clashes in the state of Santa Cruz started when police

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Russia digs in in Georgia

Going nowhere fast appears to be the attitude of the Russian military units in Georgia. Moscow signed a peace deal on Saturday, President Dimitri

Going nowhere fast appears to be the attitude of the Russian military units in Georgia. Moscow signed a peace deal on Saturday, President Dimitri

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"Parque Via" hits gold in Locarno

The 61st Locarno film festival has awarded Mexican director Enrique Rivero the Golden leopard for “Parque Via”, based on a true-life story. It

The 61st Locarno film festival has awarded Mexican director Enrique Rivero the Golden leopard for “Parque Via”, based on a true-life story. It

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Georgia claims loss of villages to Abkhaz forces

While a partial pullout of Russian forces may be underway in Georgia, there was still plenty of military activity to keep observers busy. Georgia

While a partial pullout of Russian forces may be underway in Georgia, there was still plenty of military activity to keep observers busy. Georgia

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McCain & Obama debate at last

The two candidates in this year’s American presidential race, John McCain and Barack Obama, have met onstage for the first time, in a broadcast

The two candidates in this year’s American presidential race, John McCain and Barack Obama, have met onstage for the first time, in a broadcast