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2008-10-18

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Sarkozy plugs summit plan ahead of Bush talks

The French president has been promoting his plan for an international finance summit on a weekend tour of North America. Before talks with

The French president has been promoting his plan for an international finance summit on a weekend tour of North America. Before talks with

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Thousands mourn Austrian far-right leader

Far-right Austrian politician Jorg Haider, who died in a car crash last week while drunk, has been remembered at a ceremony in his province of

Far-right Austrian politician Jorg Haider, who died in a car crash last week while drunk, has been remembered at a ceremony in his province of

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Immigration 'should be reduced', says Minister

A British government minister says immigration numbers should be reduced because of possible tensions caused by the global financial crisis. Labour

A British government minister says immigration numbers should be reduced because of possible tensions caused by the global financial crisis. Labour

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SPD's Steinmeier attacks Merkel over credit crisis

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has hit out at Chancellor Angela Merkel over the recent global financial crisis. In a fiery speech

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has hit out at Chancellor Angela Merkel over the recent global financial crisis. In a fiery speech

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EU climate change plan 'too expensive' for Italy

Italy says EU targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions would cost it billions of euros it cannot afford. Under the plan European countries will be

Italy says EU targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions would cost it billions of euros it cannot afford. Under the plan European countries will be

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Violence erupts in breakaway Ingushetia

There are conflicting reports about an attack on Russian troops in the breakaway republic of Ingushetia. It’s reported at least 50 soldiers were

There are conflicting reports about an attack on Russian troops in the breakaway republic of Ingushetia. It’s reported at least 50 soldiers were

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Austrian far-right leader Haider is buried

Thousands of Austrians have paid hommage to far-right leader Jorg Haider who died in a high-speed car crash a week ago. Around 30,000 mourners –

Thousands of Austrians have paid hommage to far-right leader Jorg Haider who died in a high-speed car crash a week ago. Around 30,000 mourners –

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IMF chief probed for abuse of power

The chief of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, is under investigation for abuse of power in connection with a sexual

The chief of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, is under investigation for abuse of power in connection with a sexual

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Shi'ites march against extended US stay

Tens of thousands of followers of Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr have taken to the streets of Baghdad to demonstrate against a deal that would allow

Tens of thousands of followers of Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr have taken to the streets of Baghdad to demonstrate against a deal that would allow

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SPD elects new faces to take on Merkel

Germany’s Social Democrats are to elect a new chairman and their candidate for Chancellor later today. The SPD knows its star is in the ascendant and

Germany’s Social Democrats are to elect a new chairman and their candidate for Chancellor later today. The SPD knows its star is in the ascendant and

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Zimbabwe's leaders fail to reach agreement

Zimbabwe’s unlikely political partners have admitted their power-sharing talks have failed. President Robert Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan

Zimbabwe’s unlikely political partners have admitted their power-sharing talks have failed. President Robert Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan

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Sarkozy seeks US backing for global money summit

US backing for an international finance summit is Nicolas Sarkozy’s aim this weekend. The French President will meet his American counterpart

US backing for an international finance summit is Nicolas Sarkozy’s aim this weekend. The French President will meet his American counterpart

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Trouble feared as Jorg Haider is buried

More than 30,000 people are expected to converge on Klagenfurt in Austria today for the funeral of Far Right politician Jorg Haider, killed in a car

More than 30,000 people are expected to converge on Klagenfurt in Austria today for the funeral of Far Right politician Jorg Haider, killed in a car