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2008-09-03

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Ukraine's Prime Minister hopes to defuse crisis

Ukraine’s embattled Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has attempted to stave off the Political crisis in the country. Taking a conciliatory line she

Ukraine’s embattled Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has attempted to stave off the Political crisis in the country. Taking a conciliatory line she

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Thai Foreign Minister quits as protests drag on

The political upheaval in Thailand has claimed its first prominent victim: the Foreign Minister Tej Bunnag handed in his resignation, apparently

The political upheaval in Thailand has claimed its first prominent victim: the Foreign Minister Tej Bunnag handed in his resignation, apparently

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Yushchenko and Tymoshenko: Ukraine's impossible allies

She was nicknamed the “princess” of Ukraine’s Orange Revolution. But Yulia Tymoshenko’s partnership with Viktor Yushchenko was not destined to have a

She was nicknamed the “princess” of Ukraine’s Orange Revolution. But Yulia Tymoshenko’s partnership with Viktor Yushchenko was not destined to have a

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Cheney tells Tbilisi American will help rebuild

US Vice-President Dick Cheney touched down in Azerbaijan as part of a trip to show support for key allies in the Caucasus. It comes, as the Bush

US Vice-President Dick Cheney touched down in Azerbaijan as part of a trip to show support for key allies in the Caucasus. It comes, as the Bush

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Cyprus' rival leaders open peace talks

Rival leaders of divided Cyprus have met to launch talks aimed at re-unifying the Island. Cypriot President Demetrious Christofias met his Turkish

Rival leaders of divided Cyprus have met to launch talks aimed at re-unifying the Island. Cypriot President Demetrious Christofias met his Turkish

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New bridge to link Germany and Denmark

An improved link in the north-south trans-European motorway chain has been agreed, between Germany and Denmark. A 20 kms road and rail bridge will

An improved link in the north-south trans-European motorway chain has been agreed, between Germany and Denmark. A 20 kms road and rail bridge will

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Anger over Indian flood fiasco

A massive rescue operation is underway in flood-devastated northern India as angry, stick wielding victims resort to looting food warehouses and

A massive rescue operation is underway in flood-devastated northern India as angry, stick wielding victims resort to looting food warehouses and

Business

Kerviel and aide in court

A court appearance for Jerome Kerviel, who is blamed by French bank Societe Generale for the trading scandal that cost it billions of euros. Also

A court appearance for Jerome Kerviel, who is blamed by French bank Societe Generale for the trading scandal that cost it billions of euros. Also

Business

Site fight threatens Tata's Nano plant

The Indian car maker Tata has suspended work at the factory it has been building to make the world’s cheapest car – the Nano – and Chief Executive

The Indian car maker Tata has suspended work at the factory it has been building to make the world’s cheapest car – the Nano – and Chief Executive

Business

Shares and oil continue to fall

European shares closed down well over one per cent on Wednesday as economic data showing weakness in the euro zone and oil prices continued to

European shares closed down well over one per cent on Wednesday as economic data showing weakness in the euro zone and oil prices continued to

Business

Euro zone economic growth weakens

In the week that the European Central Bank considers its next interest rate move, the latest data give the policymakers little cause to adjust the

In the week that the European Central Bank considers its next interest rate move, the latest data give the policymakers little cause to adjust the

Europe

Serbia told EU candidate status possible in 2009

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has said Serbia could be granted EU candidate status in 2009. The EU has said it will wait for the

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has said Serbia could be granted EU candidate status in 2009. The EU has said it will wait for the

Europe

MEPs call for Russia to get out of Georgia

Members of the European Parliament have stopped short of calling for sanctions against Russia over the Georgia crisis, but have called on Moscow to

Members of the European Parliament have stopped short of calling for sanctions against Russia over the Georgia crisis, but have called on Moscow to

Science_technology

The latest from the IFA trade fair

OLED explained along with the new HD recording system set to replace DVDs – more cutting edge electronic developments from the IFA trade fair in

OLED explained along with the new HD recording system set to replace DVDs – more cutting edge electronic developments from the IFA trade fair in

Culture

Guy Richie premiers his new film Rocknrolla

The latest gangster comedy from all rounder Guy Richie hits the screens – there are lots of black humour, cool dialogue, and fast editing – in other

The latest gangster comedy from all rounder Guy Richie hits the screens – there are lots of black humour, cool dialogue, and fast editing – in other

Culture

Gifts of State - Portuguese style

Just what part does a president of Portugal play in the life of the country? A new exhibition aims to reveal this in the context of gifts given to

Just what part does a president of Portugal play in the life of the country? A new exhibition aims to reveal this in the context of gifts given to

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Pakistan's prime minister escapes assassination bid

Pakistan’s prime minister has escaped unharmed from an assassination attempt. Shots were fired at Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani’s motorcade on

Pakistan’s prime minister has escaped unharmed from an assassination attempt. Shots were fired at Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani’s motorcade on

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Rafael Nadal named Prince of Asturias laureate

The 2008 Prince of Asturias Award for Sport has been given to the Spanish tennis ace, Rafael Nadal. The Prince of Asturias prizes have been awarded

The 2008 Prince of Asturias Award for Sport has been given to the Spanish tennis ace, Rafael Nadal. The Prince of Asturias prizes have been awarded

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Yushchenko threatens snap election

Ukraine President Viktor Yushchenko has threatened to call a snap election after a break down in the country’s ruling coalition. Yushchenko has

Ukraine President Viktor Yushchenko has threatened to call a snap election after a break down in the country’s ruling coalition. Yushchenko has

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Cyprus leaders meet to start peace-talks

Rival leaders of the divided Island of Cyprus have met to launch talks aimed at re-unifying the Island. Cypriot President Demetrious Christofias met

Rival leaders of the divided Island of Cyprus have met to launch talks aimed at re-unifying the Island. Cypriot President Demetrious Christofias met

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US to give financial aid to Georgia

The Bush administration is expected to announce a financial package of almost seven hundred million euros to help rebuild war-torn Georgia. The aid

The Bush administration is expected to announce a financial package of almost seven hundred million euros to help rebuild war-torn Georgia. The aid

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Strikes follow emergency rule in Bangkok

Calm has returned to the streets of Bangkok after a state of emergency was declared following clashes that left at least one person dead and dozens

Calm has returned to the streets of Bangkok after a state of emergency was declared following clashes that left at least one person dead and dozens

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Republicans await Palin speech

Republicans have gathered in St Paul, Minnesota for their national convention. Party supporters have been hearing a chorus of praise for John

Republicans have gathered in St Paul, Minnesota for their national convention. Party supporters have been hearing a chorus of praise for John

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Another Russian journalist dies after attack

A prominent journalist in Dagestan in Russia’s North Caucasus has died from wounds received in an attack overnight. Police say Telman Abdulla

A prominent journalist in Dagestan in Russia’s North Caucasus has died from wounds received in an attack overnight. Police say Telman Abdulla

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Swedish scientists find "love-rat" gene

Scientists in Sweden think they have found an answer to a question which has vexed women since the dawn of time: are some men born to be

Scientists in Sweden think they have found an answer to a question which has vexed women since the dawn of time: are some men born to be

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Police break up demonstrations in Ingushetia

Russian security forces have broken up a rare protest in the turbulent region of Ingushetia. The demonstration was prompted by the funeral of

Russian security forces have broken up a rare protest in the turbulent region of Ingushetia. The demonstration was prompted by the funeral of