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2008-12-06

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Sarkozy meets Dalai Lama, despite Beijing warnings

Nicolas Sarkozy has defied China by meeting the Dalai Lama. Beijing warned bilateral trade with France could suffer if the encounter went ahead. It

Nicolas Sarkozy has defied China by meeting the Dalai Lama. Beijing warned bilateral trade with France could suffer if the encounter went ahead. It

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Indian police make arrests in Mumbai attack-probe

Indian police have arrested two men under suspicion of supplying mobile phone cards used by the Mumbai attackers to keep in touch. Police say the

Indian police have arrested two men under suspicion of supplying mobile phone cards used by the Mumbai attackers to keep in touch. Police say the

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Coal-dependent Poland's environmental dilemma

Poland’s attachment to its coal industry is easy to explain. The country gets more than 90 percent of its electricity from the black stuff and it is

Poland’s attachment to its coal industry is easy to explain. The country gets more than 90 percent of its electricity from the black stuff and it is

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Russian Orthodox Church chooses interim leader

The Russian Orthodox Church has chosen Metropolitan Kirill as its interim leader, in a move that could open the way for more cooperation with

The Russian Orthodox Church has chosen Metropolitan Kirill as its interim leader, in a move that could open the way for more cooperation with

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Obama backs public works as way out of crisis

After Friday’s announcement of some of the worst US unemployment figures for decades, the country’s president-elect has been quick to promise a

After Friday’s announcement of some of the worst US unemployment figures for decades, the country’s president-elect has been quick to promise a

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EU climate deal hangs in the balance

With European leaders gathering in the Polish city of Gdansk today, French President Nicolas Sarkozy is in town to try to thrash out the EU’s key

With European leaders gathering in the Polish city of Gdansk today, French President Nicolas Sarkozy is in town to try to thrash out the EU’s key

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Chinese boycott targets French interests - again

In many ways, it is a case of deja vu. Chinese citizens are threatening to boycott all things French, with the retailer Carrefour among the key

In many ways, it is a case of deja vu. Chinese citizens are threatening to boycott all things French, with the retailer Carrefour among the key

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European solidarity urged at Walesa tribute

European leaders have been urging each other to follow the example of Lech Walesa at a ceremony to mark the 25th anniversary of the Solidarity icon’s

European leaders have been urging each other to follow the example of Lech Walesa at a ceremony to mark the 25th anniversary of the Solidarity icon’s

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Russian Orthodox Church head Alexiy II lies in state

Alexiy II has been laying in state at his residence near Moscow following his sudden death on Friday. Today, the late Patriarch of All Russia is

Alexiy II has been laying in state at his residence near Moscow following his sudden death on Friday. Today, the late Patriarch of All Russia is

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As many as three million in Mecca as haj begins

Up to three million Muslims may have gathered for this year’s haj pilgrimage in Mecca. The local press is reporting the figure as worshippers begin

Up to three million Muslims may have gathered for this year’s haj pilgrimage in Mecca. The local press is reporting the figure as worshippers begin

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Ghana gets ready to vote

Final electoral rallies have been held in Ghana ahead of Sunday’s election for a successor to President John Kufuor. The race, which many expect

Final electoral rallies have been held in Ghana ahead of Sunday’s election for a successor to President John Kufuor. The race, which many expect

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What EU China policy is coming to

Even after the Olympics, China is still not out of the starting blocks over human rights. The latest cause celebre is Hu Jia, jailed for subversion

Even after the Olympics, China is still not out of the starting blocks over human rights. The latest cause celebre is Hu Jia, jailed for subversion

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Alexiy II makes final visit to Moscow

Praise for the late Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox church Alexiy II has been coming in from at home and abroad following his sudden death. This

Praise for the late Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox church Alexiy II has been coming in from at home and abroad following his sudden death. This

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Justice finally catches up with OJ

The once all-American sporting hero OJ Simpson is finally going to jail. He is going to appeal against his up to 33 years sentence for armed

The once all-American sporting hero OJ Simpson is finally going to jail. He is going to appeal against his up to 33 years sentence for armed

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US unemployment leap worst in 34 years

The figures are hideous, the worst in 34 years. Over 530 000 Americans lost their jobs in November. That is much worse than forecast, and is

The figures are hideous, the worst in 34 years. Over 530 000 Americans lost their jobs in November. That is much worse than forecast, and is

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Haj begins in Saudi Arabia

The Muslim world’s annual Haj, or pilgrimage to Mecca, has begun. Some two million people have gathered to celebrate Islam’s greatest annual

The Muslim world’s annual Haj, or pilgrimage to Mecca, has begun. Some two million people have gathered to celebrate Islam’s greatest annual