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2008-08-29

Europe

Amazon excursion underscores Europe's potential in space

The French EU presidency has been boosting awareness among those influential in setting policy, inviting delegates to Kourou in French Guyana to

The French EU presidency has been boosting awareness among those influential in setting policy, inviting delegates to Kourou in French Guyana to

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Tension high after Tbilissi severs ties with Moscow

Tensions are running high in Georgia after Tbilissi announced it was cutting diplomatic ties with Moscow. The Kremlin angered Tbilissi earlier this

Tensions are running high in Georgia after Tbilissi announced it was cutting diplomatic ties with Moscow. The Kremlin angered Tbilissi earlier this

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Hague judge enters ''not guilty' plea for Karadzic

Radovan Karadzic has maintained the defiant stance of his first appearance at the war crimes tribunal in the Hague by again refusing to enter a plea

Radovan Karadzic has maintained the defiant stance of his first appearance at the war crimes tribunal in the Hague by again refusing to enter a plea

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Belgian radioactive leak more serious than first thought

In Belgium, a leak of radioactive material has prompted warnings not to eat vegetables and drink milk from the affected area. The warning was issued

In Belgium, a leak of radioactive material has prompted warnings not to eat vegetables and drink milk from the affected area. The warning was issued

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Obama and Biden hit campaign trail

With the cheers of his party still ringing in his ears, the US Democratic presidential nominee has hit the campaign trail with his running mate by

With the cheers of his party still ringing in his ears, the US Democratic presidential nominee has hit the campaign trail with his running mate by

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Palin to satisfy the Republican right

John McCain surprised most observers of American politics by choosing the current governor of Alaska Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running

John McCain surprised most observers of American politics by choosing the current governor of Alaska Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running

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Long-awaited EU-Russia talks face possible suspension

In June, the EU and Russia finally set a date to open negotiations on a new partnership and cooperation agreement. But now, former Soviet states

In June, the EU and Russia finally set a date to open negotiations on a new partnership and cooperation agreement. But now, former Soviet states

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McCain picks woman as VP candidate

A surprise choice by the US Republican presidential candidate John McCain — his running mate in the race for the White House is Sarah Palin, the

A surprise choice by the US Republican presidential candidate John McCain — his running mate in the race for the White House is Sarah Palin, the

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Tension high after Tbilissi severs ties with Moscow

Tensions are running high in Georgia after Tbilissi announced it was cutting diplomatic ties with Moscow. The Kremlin angered Tbilissi earlier this

Tensions are running high in Georgia after Tbilissi announced it was cutting diplomatic ties with Moscow. The Kremlin angered Tbilissi earlier this

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Protests against Thai government intensify

Protests against Thailand’s government are spreading nationwide. In the capital, Bangkok, demonstrators who attacked the police headquarters were

Protests against Thailand’s government are spreading nationwide. In the capital, Bangkok, demonstrators who attacked the police headquarters were

Culture

Obama art on show in Denver

Some of the biggest names in street art are displaying work inspired by Barack Obama’s presidential campaign in Denver, during the Democratic

Some of the biggest names in street art are displaying work inspired by Barack Obama’s presidential campaign in Denver, during the Democratic

Culture

Kitano presents final part of trilogy

Japanese director Takeshi Kitano presented his new film, Achilles and the Tortoise, in competition at the Venice Film Festival, completing his

Japanese director Takeshi Kitano presented his new film, Achilles and the Tortoise, in competition at the Venice Film Festival, completing his

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McCain poised to unveil choice for vice president

The focus has been firmly on Barack Obama in recent days but an anticipated announcement from John McCain could change all that. His campaign team

The focus has been firmly on Barack Obama in recent days but an anticipated announcement from John McCain could change all that. His campaign team

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More diplomatic wrangling over Georgia

The UN Security Council’s sixth emergency session on Georgia passed no resolution – due to Russia’s veto powers – but was characterised by Cold

The UN Security Council’s sixth emergency session on Georgia passed no resolution – due to Russia’s veto powers – but was characterised by Cold

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Obama rounds on McCain in acceptance speech

With his party in jubilant mood Barack Obama accepted the Democratic nomination for the US presidency. After months of internal struggling the

With his party in jubilant mood Barack Obama accepted the Democratic nomination for the US presidency. After months of internal struggling the

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Obama's oratory goes down a storm

A rapturous, flag waving crowd of more than 80,000 filled the Denver football stadium for Barack Obama’s speech at the end of the Democrat’s

A rapturous, flag waving crowd of more than 80,000 filled the Denver football stadium for Barack Obama’s speech at the end of the Democrat’s

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Police tackle Thai protests as Phuket hit by strikes

Riot police in Thailand have moved against activists occupying the prime minister’s headquarters in Bangkok, while protests elsewhere have forced the

Riot police in Thailand have moved against activists occupying the prime minister’s headquarters in Bangkok, while protests elsewhere have forced the

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McCain poised to unveil choice for vice president

The focus has been firmly on Barack Obama in recent days but an anticipated announcement from John McCain could change all that. His campaign team

The focus has been firmly on Barack Obama in recent days but an anticipated announcement from John McCain could change all that. His campaign team

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Gustav hits Jamaica, heads towards USA

Jamaica has been feeling the full force of tropical storm Gustav, which has so far killed 60 people. Now close to hurricane force, it has already

Jamaica has been feeling the full force of tropical storm Gustav, which has so far killed 60 people. Now close to hurricane force, it has already

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Karadzic back in court at The Hague

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic is back in court in The Hague today, and he will be asked to plead guilty or not guilty to a series of

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic is back in court in The Hague today, and he will be asked to plead guilty or not guilty to a series of

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Mehdi army to stand down in Iraq

Radical Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has announced his Mehdi militia will henceforth observe an indefinite ceasefire. Last year al-Sadr ordered the

Radical Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has announced his Mehdi militia will henceforth observe an indefinite ceasefire. Last year al-Sadr ordered the

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All eyes on Valentino at Venice

For decades he designed dresses for the red carpet, now Valentino has walked it in his own right – after a fly-on-the-wall documentary of the maestro

For decades he designed dresses for the red carpet, now Valentino has walked it in his own right – after a fly-on-the-wall documentary of the maestro

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Obama vows to restore US as "last best hope"

Barack Obama has formally accepted the US Democratic party nomination for the White House. Tens of thousands crowded into a football stadium in

Barack Obama has formally accepted the US Democratic party nomination for the White House. Tens of thousands crowded into a football stadium in