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2009-01-11

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Russian refusal puts gas price deal in jeopardy

Russia has cast fresh doubt over whether the gas price row with Ukraine has been successfully concluded. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says an

Russia has cast fresh doubt over whether the gas price row with Ukraine has been successfully concluded. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says an

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Israel: "Close to achieving aims in Gaza"

Israel continued to attack Gaza on Sunday, sending forces into the suburbs of Gaza City but at the same time hinted the operation may soon be over

Israel continued to attack Gaza on Sunday, sending forces into the suburbs of Gaza City but at the same time hinted the operation may soon be over

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EU brokers energy crisis agreement

An agreement to restore gas flows was brokered by the EU under the current Czech presidency. Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek oversaw the

An agreement to restore gas flows was brokered by the EU under the current Czech presidency. Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek oversaw the

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Obama sets Middle-East and Iran as priorities

Barack Obama has promised a fresh approach in the United States’ relationship with Iran and the Middle East peace process. In a wide ranging

Barack Obama has promised a fresh approach in the United States’ relationship with Iran and the Middle East peace process. In a wide ranging

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Israeli troops begin fierce battles in Gaza suburbs

Israeli troops have been battling Hamas gunmen in suburbs of Gaza City in one of the fiercest ground battles so far. The fighting erupted in the

Israeli troops have been battling Hamas gunmen in suburbs of Gaza City in one of the fiercest ground battles so far. The fighting erupted in the

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Israel says Gaza ceasefire may come soon

Israel went in to Gaza to stop Hamas firing rockets across the border. But they still keep coming, if in fewer numbers. Sderot lies to the northeast

Israel went in to Gaza to stop Hamas firing rockets across the border. But they still keep coming, if in fewer numbers. Sderot lies to the northeast

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British Jews call for Gaza peace

Calls for an end to the fighting in Gaza are growing. Thousands descended on London’s Trafalgar Square urging Israel and the Palestinians to live in

Calls for an end to the fighting in Gaza are growing. Thousands descended on London’s Trafalgar Square urging Israel and the Palestinians to live in

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Indonesian ferry sinks in storm

More than 200 people are feared dead after an Indonesian ferry sank in stormy waters. Eighteen people are known to have survived the sinking of

More than 200 people are feared dead after an Indonesian ferry sank in stormy waters. Eighteen people are known to have survived the sinking of

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Motown celebrates 50 years of making music

As the White House prepares to welcome its first African-American President, Motown Records, another great institution of the United States is

As the White House prepares to welcome its first African-American President, Motown Records, another great institution of the United States is

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Israeli troops intesify Gaza onslaught

Israeli forces have moved into the Gaza Strip’s most populous area – killing at least 14 Palestinian guerrillas and 12 civilians as their offensive

Israeli forces have moved into the Gaza Strip’s most populous area – killing at least 14 Palestinian guerrillas and 12 civilians as their offensive

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New hiccup in Russian gas deal

There is a new hiccup threatening a deal to solve Europe’s mid-winter energy crisis. Ukraine, Russia and the European Union had agreed to get Russian

There is a new hiccup threatening a deal to solve Europe’s mid-winter energy crisis. Ukraine, Russia and the European Union had agreed to get Russian

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Indonesian ferry sinks in storm

A ferry with at least 250 people on board has sunk in stormy waters off Indonesia. Local radio reports say contact with the ferry was lost as she

A ferry with at least 250 people on board has sunk in stormy waters off Indonesia. Local radio reports say contact with the ferry was lost as she

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Rockets hit Israel as students return to school

Attacks by Hamas militants show no sign of slowing. Two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip this morning struck the central Negev city of Be’er

Attacks by Hamas militants show no sign of slowing. Two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip this morning struck the central Negev city of Be’er

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Israeli cabinet discusses Gaza

The Israeli cabinet has discussed the fighting in Gaza. Outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Israel was close to fulfilling its aims, but called

The Israeli cabinet has discussed the fighting in Gaza. Outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Israel was close to fulfilling its aims, but called

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Israel steps up Gaza assault

Reports from Israel say the commander of the military assault on Gaza has demanded the green light for stepping up the bombardment. General Yoav

Reports from Israel say the commander of the military assault on Gaza has demanded the green light for stepping up the bombardment. General Yoav

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Europeans protest against Gaza offensive

Tens of thousands of people, in cities all over Europe, have been demonstrating against the Israeli offensive in Gaza. In central London, three

Tens of thousands of people, in cities all over Europe, have been demonstrating against the Israeli offensive in Gaza. In central London, three

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Israel to "escalate" military action

Israel is warning residents of the Gaza Strip that it is planning to step up its military offensive. Israeli planes dropped thousands of leaflets

Israel is warning residents of the Gaza Strip that it is planning to step up its military offensive. Israeli planes dropped thousands of leaflets

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Europeans protest against Gaza offensive

Tens of thousands of people, in cities all over Europe, have been demonstrating against the Israeli offensive in Gaza. In central London, three

Tens of thousands of people, in cities all over Europe, have been demonstrating against the Israeli offensive in Gaza. In central London, three

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Berlusconi baulks at right-wing tax plans

The Italian government is distancing itself from the plan of a right-wing ally to tax immigrants seeking residence permits. The Northern League wants

The Italian government is distancing itself from the plan of a right-wing ally to tax immigrants seeking residence permits. The Northern League wants

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Deal on European gas sealed

Ukraine has agreed to let EU monitors make sure it is not siphoning off Russian gas meant for Europe. It is a diplomatic victory for the Czech

Ukraine has agreed to let EU monitors make sure it is not siphoning off Russian gas meant for Europe. It is a diplomatic victory for the Czech

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Peace plan looks dead as bloodshed continues

The Hamas leader-in-exile, Khaled Meshaal, has made it clear that Hamas is not prepared to accept a peace deal. “We won’t accept a permanent truce

The Hamas leader-in-exile, Khaled Meshaal, has made it clear that Hamas is not prepared to accept a peace deal. “We won’t accept a permanent truce