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2008-12-20

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US to boost forces in Afghanistan

The US is aiming to send 20 to 30,000 extra troops to Afghanistan by the beginning of next summer. Washington is already sending some 3,000 extra

The US is aiming to send 20 to 30,000 extra troops to Afghanistan by the beginning of next summer. Washington is already sending some 3,000 extra

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Iraqi MPs reject law on British troops

Iraq’s parliament has rejected a draft law that would have allowed troops from Britain, Australia and several other countries to remain beyond the

Iraq’s parliament has rejected a draft law that would have allowed troops from Britain, Australia and several other countries to remain beyond the

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Immigrants add their voices to Greek protests

A ring of police now have to protect Athens’s grand Christmas tree, after the first spruce was reduced to ashes in the ongoing student protests

A ring of police now have to protect Athens’s grand Christmas tree, after the first spruce was reduced to ashes in the ongoing student protests

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Gaza simmers after Israeli attack

Thousands of people have taken part in a funeral procession on the Gaza Strip. Many marchers demanded vengeance and called for more suicide

Thousands of people have taken part in a funeral procession on the Gaza Strip. Many marchers demanded vengeance and called for more suicide

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King deliberates next Belgian PM

Heavy traffic all day, going in and out of the royal palace in Brussels, where King Albert II has been trying to find a candidate willing to become

Heavy traffic all day, going in and out of the royal palace in Brussels, where King Albert II has been trying to find a candidate willing to become

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What now for Belgium?

Belgium has been left scrambling for political leadership, in the wake of the Fortis affair. The botched attempt to bail out the troubled finance

Belgium has been left scrambling for political leadership, in the wake of the Fortis affair. The botched attempt to bail out the troubled finance

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Obama warns car bailout comes with strings

Incoming US President Barack Obama has promised to help the embattled carmaking industry, but only if it seizes the opportunity to reform. Obama’s

Incoming US President Barack Obama has promised to help the embattled carmaking industry, but only if it seizes the opportunity to reform. Obama’s

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Three Danish soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Three Danish soldiers serving with NATO forces in Afghanistan have been killed and one was injured when their armoured vehicle drove over a roadside

Three Danish soldiers serving with NATO forces in Afghanistan have been killed and one was injured when their armoured vehicle drove over a roadside

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Israeli strike on Gaza kills Palestinian militant

A renewal of violence in the Gaza strip has already claimed its first victim, one day after the end of a truce between Israel and the ruling Hamas

A renewal of violence in the Gaza strip has already claimed its first victim, one day after the end of a truce between Israel and the ruling Hamas

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New political crisis in Belgium

Hours of overnight talks have failed to bring a quick resolution to Belgium’s latest political crisis, and more talks are scheduled for today

Hours of overnight talks have failed to bring a quick resolution to Belgium’s latest political crisis, and more talks are scheduled for today

Europe

Safer toys

Just a week before Christmas the European Parliament has said “yes” to a new law aiming to reinforce rules on toy safety. The difficulty has been how

Just a week before Christmas the European Parliament has said “yes” to a new law aiming to reinforce rules on toy safety. The difficulty has been how

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Obama to car-makers: You must change

The US President-elect Barack Obama has promised to create more jobs in the floundering American motor industry, but said at the same time that the

The US President-elect Barack Obama has promised to create more jobs in the floundering American motor industry, but said at the same time that the

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Belgium: Govt resigns over court interference claim

Belgium has been thrown into chaos once again at the highest level. Prime Minister Yves Leterme has tendered the resignation of the entire

Belgium has been thrown into chaos once again at the highest level. Prime Minister Yves Leterme has tendered the resignation of the entire

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Warship welcome for Russians in Cuba

A Russian warship has sailed into Havana Bay for the first time since the collapse of the Soviet Union. The anti-submarine destroyer Admiral

A Russian warship has sailed into Havana Bay for the first time since the collapse of the Soviet Union. The anti-submarine destroyer Admiral