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2008-12-14

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Turkmenistan vote slammed as sham

Turkmens elected a new parliament on Sunday in a snap ballot described by the government as a step towards democracy. But few foreign observers or

Turkmens elected a new parliament on Sunday in a snap ballot described by the government as a step towards democracy. But few foreign observers or

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Bush makes final Iraq visit

US president George W Bush has made an unannounced visit to Baghdad just weeks before he hands over the presidency to Barack Obama. Bush held

US president George W Bush has made an unannounced visit to Baghdad just weeks before he hands over the presidency to Barack Obama. Bush held

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Merkel's summit brings together German elite

German leader Angela Merkel has faced a lot of criticism at home for what is seen as her low-key response to the financial crisis. This weekend she

German leader Angela Merkel has faced a lot of criticism at home for what is seen as her low-key response to the financial crisis. This weekend she

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Russian opposition grows as recession bites

There were more signs of resistance to Russia’s government in separate opposition demonstrations in Moscow and St Petersburg on Sunday. The

There were more signs of resistance to Russia’s government in separate opposition demonstrations in Moscow and St Petersburg on Sunday. The

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Hamas cancels ceasefire with Israel

It appears the Palestinians of Gaza and Israel are set on collision course again. Hamas, the Palestinian militant group which has controlled Gaza

It appears the Palestinians of Gaza and Israel are set on collision course again. Hamas, the Palestinian militant group which has controlled Gaza

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Tough cop stabbed by far-rightist in Bavaria

A Bavarian police chief known for his hardline stance against the far right has been seriously wounded in a stabbing at his home. It is suspected

A Bavarian police chief known for his hardline stance against the far right has been seriously wounded in a stabbing at his home. It is suspected

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Sukhinova heats up Siberia, is Miss World 2008

Chalk up another rising star from the new Russian firmament, Kseniya Sukhinova, the 58th Miss World. The 21 year-old sizzler from Siberia who says

Chalk up another rising star from the new Russian firmament, Kseniya Sukhinova, the 58th Miss World. The 21 year-old sizzler from Siberia who says

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British PM pledges to help Pakistan fight terrorism

Gordon Brown has pledged to help Pakistan fight terrorism with a seven-million euro package on a visit to Islamabad. The British prime minister has

Gordon Brown has pledged to help Pakistan fight terrorism with a seven-million euro package on a visit to Islamabad. The British prime minister has

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US northeast hunkers down and waits for relief

Snowed in in the suburbs, and just about the whole of America’s northeast, where more than a million homes are without power and facing a long wait

Snowed in in the suburbs, and just about the whole of America’s northeast, where more than a million homes are without power and facing a long wait

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Raul visits Venezuela on first foreign trip

Cuban leader Raul Castro has held talks with his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez in Caracas on his first foreign trip. He officially took over

Cuban leader Raul Castro has held talks with his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez in Caracas on his first foreign trip. He officially took over

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Tension remains high in Greece

The streets are quiet again in the Greek capital Athens after another night of violence. The scuffles between small groups of youths and police

The streets are quiet again in the Greek capital Athens after another night of violence. The scuffles between small groups of youths and police

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Castro makes first official foreign trip

Cuban President Raul Castro has arrived in Venezuela on his first overseas trip as leader. The symbolism was not lost on his host President Hugo

Cuban President Raul Castro has arrived in Venezuela on his first overseas trip as leader. The symbolism was not lost on his host President Hugo

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Future of Fortis bank uncertain

Belgium’s government is to appeal a court decision to freeze a buy out by BNP Paribas of the stricken Belgian-Dutch bank Fortis. Hit by the global

Belgium’s government is to appeal a court decision to freeze a buy out by BNP Paribas of the stricken Belgian-Dutch bank Fortis. Hit by the global

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Thousands of German credit card details stolen

More than 10,000 bank customers in Germany have had their credit card details stolen. The information was apparently taken from the Landesbank

More than 10,000 bank customers in Germany have had their credit card details stolen. The information was apparently taken from the Landesbank

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Another night of violence in Athens

Petrol bombs and stones have been hurled at police in Athens in fresh disturbances in the Greek capital. Officers responded by firing tear

Petrol bombs and stones have been hurled at police in Athens in fresh disturbances in the Greek capital. Officers responded by firing tear