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2009-01-10

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Gaza fighting enters third week

Three weeks into Israel’s assault on Gaza, and there is no let-up in sight. Pictures from Hamas television showed plumes of smoke from tank and

Three weeks into Israel’s assault on Gaza, and there is no let-up in sight. Pictures from Hamas television showed plumes of smoke from tank and

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Israel threatens to step up Gaza attacks

Israel says there will be no restraint in its attacks on Gaza and warned that it is about to begin a “new phase in the war on terror.” With the

Israel says there will be no restraint in its attacks on Gaza and warned that it is about to begin a “new phase in the war on terror.” With the

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Gas cuts leave Europe freezing

With Europe shivering in the middle of winter, gas cuts mean widespread misery. Serbia has been lucky, striking a deal with neighbours Hungary and

With Europe shivering in the middle of winter, gas cuts mean widespread misery. Serbia has been lucky, striking a deal with neighbours Hungary and

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Hamas leaders in Cairo to discuss peace plan

The Hamas leader, Khaled Meshaal, has rejected proposals to place international troops in Gaza as part of a ceasefire. Khaled Meshaal issued a

The Hamas leader, Khaled Meshaal, has rejected proposals to place international troops in Gaza as part of a ceasefire. Khaled Meshaal issued a

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Protests across Europe against Gaza fighting

Protests against Israel’s assault on Gaza are growing around the world. Thousands took to the streets in London: the march organisers claimed

Protests against Israel’s assault on Gaza are growing around the world. Thousands took to the streets in London: the march organisers claimed

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Russia and EU sign gas flow deal

Russia and the European Union have signed an accord to get gas flowing into the EU again. The deal calls for Russian, Ukrainian and EU monitors to

Russia and the European Union have signed an accord to get gas flowing into the EU again. The deal calls for Russian, Ukrainian and EU monitors to

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Hamas rockets rain on Ashkelon

Hamas militants have fired more than forty rockets on cities across southern Israel.   After what has been widely described as a relatively quiet

Hamas militants have fired more than forty rockets on cities across southern Israel.   After what has been widely described as a relatively quiet

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Abbas meets Mubarak to revive peace efforts

The Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, has met his Egyptian counterpart, Hosni Mubarak, in an effort to revive the Franco-Egyptian ceasefire plan

The Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, has met his Egyptian counterpart, Hosni Mubarak, in an effort to revive the Franco-Egyptian ceasefire plan

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Putin warns gas crisis will worsen

Russia has warned its gas row with Ukraine will get worse before it gets better. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin spoke after meeting his Czech

Russia has warned its gas row with Ukraine will get worse before it gets better. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin spoke after meeting his Czech

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Israel's Gaza assault enters third week

The fighting in Gaza has entered a third week, defying international outrage and calls for a ceasefire. Overnight, Israeli planes and tanks hit

The fighting in Gaza has entered a third week, defying international outrage and calls for a ceasefire. Overnight, Israeli planes and tanks hit

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Lloyds pays up over broken sanctions

The giant British bank Lloyds TSB is to pay more than a quarter of a billion euros for breaking sanctions against countries like Iran, Libya and

The giant British bank Lloyds TSB is to pay more than a quarter of a billion euros for breaking sanctions against countries like Iran, Libya and

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Illinois governor will resist impeachment

The American governor accused of trying to sell Barack Obama’s senate seat has vowed to fight attempts to sack him. Rod Blagojevich has been

The American governor accused of trying to sell Barack Obama’s senate seat has vowed to fight attempts to sack him. Rod Blagojevich has been

Europe

Arab Gulf state views of Europe

Promoting intercultural dialogue, a high-level European Parliament visit to four Persian Gulf states. A look at attitudes, influences and potential

Promoting intercultural dialogue, a high-level European Parliament visit to four Persian Gulf states. A look at attitudes, influences and potential

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EU tries to get Russian gas flowing again

The EU Presidency is still trying to finalise details of a monitoring deal which would allow Russia to resume gas supplies to Europe via Ukraine

The EU Presidency is still trying to finalise details of a monitoring deal which would allow Russia to resume gas supplies to Europe via Ukraine

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Boeing Boeing gone: 4,500 jobs to go.

The American aircraft maker, Boeing, is to shed 4,500 jobs, mostly at its massive Seattle-area plants, as it looks to cut costs in the face of the

The American aircraft maker, Boeing, is to shed 4,500 jobs, mostly at its massive Seattle-area plants, as it looks to cut costs in the face of the

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Hope for Gaza after dark days

The UN has resumed its aid operations in the Gaza Strip, as a Hamas delegation is headed for Egypt to discuss a way to end the Israeli bombardment

The UN has resumed its aid operations in the Gaza Strip, as a Hamas delegation is headed for Egypt to discuss a way to end the Israeli bombardment

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Arabs protest attack on Gaza; some violence

The resounding silence from many Arab governments as Israel has pounded Gaza has sparked mass demonstrations across the Middle-East. In Amman

The resounding silence from many Arab governments as Israel has pounded Gaza has sparked mass demonstrations across the Middle-East. In Amman