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2008-09-28

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Far-right makes big gains in Austrian election

Austria’s far-right parties have made big gains in the country’s elections but despite their performance they look set to miss out on a place in a

Austria’s far-right parties have made big gains in the country’s elections but despite their performance they look set to miss out on a place in a

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Ruling conservatives dealt electoral blow in Bavaria

Voters in Bavaria have dealt the ruling CSU conservatives a humiliating setback and they look set to lose the absolute majority they have held in the

Voters in Bavaria have dealt the ruling CSU conservatives a humiliating setback and they look set to lose the absolute majority they have held in the

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CSU: the victim of economic downturn?

Bavaria’s CSU has been held hostage to economic fortune, but could also be accused of making inflammatory decisions as the global credit crisis

Bavaria’s CSU has been held hostage to economic fortune, but could also be accused of making inflammatory decisions as the global credit crisis

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Belarus votes amid hopes of new links with West

Belarus has voted in elections which may open up new links with the West. President Alexander Lukashenko has been described in Washington as Europe’s

Belarus has voted in elections which may open up new links with the West. President Alexander Lukashenko has been described in Washington as Europe’s

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Chinese astronauts land safely; next stop the Moon

Three Chinese astronauts are back safely on earth, after an historic space mission. The capsule landed in the steppes of Inner Mongolia after a

Three Chinese astronauts are back safely on earth, after an historic space mission. The capsule landed in the steppes of Inner Mongolia after a

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Frantic financial talks on both sides of the Atlantic

It has been a weekend of financial negotiations in Europe. Buyers are circling Fortis, the struggling Belgian/Dutch financial group. France’s

It has been a weekend of financial negotiations in Europe. Buyers are circling Fortis, the struggling Belgian/Dutch financial group. France’s

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Jangmi devastates Taiwan and heads for China

Typhoon Jangmi has smashed into Taiwan, bringing torrential rain, and winds over 200 kph. More than 150 flights were cancelled today, and many

Typhoon Jangmi has smashed into Taiwan, bringing torrential rain, and winds over 200 kph. More than 150 flights were cancelled today, and many

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Memorial for Finland's school shooting victims

Finland has been saying goodbye to its dead from its second school shooting in less than a year. The country’s president joined residents of

Finland has been saying goodbye to its dead from its second school shooting in less than a year. The country’s president joined residents of

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Belarus under the microscope on election day

Today is crunch day for Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko as far as his reputation in the West is concerned. His country is electing a new

Today is crunch day for Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko as far as his reputation in the West is concerned. His country is electing a new

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Leaders vote in Austrian general election

The contenders in Austria’s general election have been casting their votes. Social Democrat leader Werner Faymann had a narrow lead in the polls

The contenders in Austria’s general election have been casting their votes. Social Democrat leader Werner Faymann had a narrow lead in the polls

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Tributes for a screen legend

Fans, friends and colleagues from the world of entertainment have been paying tribute to Paul Newman, who has has died at the age of 83 after a long

Fans, friends and colleagues from the world of entertainment have been paying tribute to Paul Newman, who has has died at the age of 83 after a long

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Voting underway in Austria

Voting in Austria’s national elections started early this morning with one of the first polling stations to open at Vienna airport. Traditionally

Voting in Austria’s national elections started early this morning with one of the first polling stations to open at Vienna airport. Traditionally

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Congress outlines rescue deal

US congressional leaders have agreed a deal on a proposed 480 billion euro bail-out of financial institutions amid the worst economic crisis since

US congressional leaders have agreed a deal on a proposed 480 billion euro bail-out of financial institutions amid the worst economic crisis since

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UK Treasury ponders B&B bank nationalisation

Nationalisation of the troubled Bradford and Bingley mortgage lender in the UK cannot be ruled out say Treasury officials. The government says

Nationalisation of the troubled Bradford and Bingley mortgage lender in the UK cannot be ruled out say Treasury officials. The government says