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2009-01-20

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Obama: the world was watching

Not everyone could be in Washington to watch the inauguration of Barak Obama, millions viewed the historic moment on TV screens all over the world

Not everyone could be in Washington to watch the inauguration of Barak Obama, millions viewed the historic moment on TV screens all over the world

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Bush leaves office with record low ratings

Barack Obama comes into the White House with the best ever approval ratings for an incoming president, while George W. Bush leaves with his

Barack Obama comes into the White House with the best ever approval ratings for an incoming president, while George W. Bush leaves with his

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The handover begins

A gift and a smile and the handover of power began early this morning Washington time. The outgoing White House family welcomed the new. We

A gift and a smile and the handover of power began early this morning Washington time. The outgoing White House family welcomed the new. We

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Gaza struggles to get back to life

The Israeli army has made the headlines frequently in recent weeks but today the world has other things on its news agenda. The speculation is now on

The Israeli army has made the headlines frequently in recent weeks but today the world has other things on its news agenda. The speculation is now on

Business

Fiat taking 35 percent stake in Chrysler

Italy’s Fiat has taken a big stake in beleaguered US carmaker Chrysler. It is a no-cash deal which gives the Italian manufacturer the scale it

Italy’s Fiat has taken a big stake in beleaguered US carmaker Chrysler. It is a no-cash deal which gives the Italian manufacturer the scale it

Business

Ecofin warned over anti-recession debt

EU finance ministers are being told not to let their country’s national debts get out of control as they spend to try to stop the recession

EU finance ministers are being told not to let their country’s national debts get out of control as they spend to try to stop the recession

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The world enters the Obama era

The United States has a new president and its first African-American leader. Stumbles notwithstanding, Barack Obama was sworn in during the

The United States has a new president and its first African-American leader. Stumbles notwithstanding, Barack Obama was sworn in during the

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History made in Washington

Energised by the moment it seemed almost the whole world had converged on Washington, many believed they would not see another day like this in their

Energised by the moment it seemed almost the whole world had converged on Washington, many believed they would not see another day like this in their

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Czech eye patch on humour

‘Now you see it, now you don’t!’ This approach leaves a prank artwork hung in the European Council atrium in Brussels intact. But it covers up (with

‘Now you see it, now you don’t!’ This approach leaves a prank artwork hung in the European Council atrium in Brussels intact. But it covers up (with

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Europe may sue over gas cuts

Fresh Russian gas is reaching Europe after a two-week squeeze. But the contract row between Russia and Ukraine which caused the cut in supplies

Fresh Russian gas is reaching Europe after a two-week squeeze. But the contract row between Russia and Ukraine which caused the cut in supplies

Science_technology

Timbuktu or Bust for Flying Car

A British adventurer is underway on a mission which is every boy’s dream – an expedition to Timbuktu in a flying car. The “Skycar” is a road-legal

A British adventurer is underway on a mission which is every boy’s dream – an expedition to Timbuktu in a flying car. The “Skycar” is a road-legal

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UN boss shaken by damage to UN in Gaza

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has visited leaders of all sides in a whirlwind visit to Gaza and Israel. His visit to Gaza took in several of

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has visited leaders of all sides in a whirlwind visit to Gaza and Israel. His visit to Gaza took in several of

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UN boss sees Gaza destruction for himself

The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, who had heavily criticised Israel over the offensive, has arrived in Gaza to assess the situation at first

The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, who had heavily criticised Israel over the offensive, has arrived in Gaza to assess the situation at first

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Welcoming in the new, saying 'good riddance' to the old in Washington

A group of young Kenyans have been among the first to sing the praises of the new president, coming to Washington for the inauguration like tens of

A group of young Kenyans have been among the first to sing the praises of the new president, coming to Washington for the inauguration like tens of

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The gasman cometh as Moscow resumes supplies

Russia may have opened the valves at its end but it will take at least 36 hours to see if gas supplies to customers have been fully restored

Russia may have opened the valves at its end but it will take at least 36 hours to see if gas supplies to customers have been fully restored

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Welcoming in the new, saying 'good riddance' to the old in Washington

A group of young Kenyans have been among the first to sing the praises of the new president, coming to Washington for the inauguration like tens of

A group of young Kenyans have been among the first to sing the praises of the new president, coming to Washington for the inauguration like tens of

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UN boss sees Gaza destruction for himself

The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, who had heavily criticised Israel over the offensive, has arrived in Gaza to assess the situation at first

The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, who had heavily criticised Israel over the offensive, has arrived in Gaza to assess the situation at first

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Bush bags leave White House ahead of him

There has been a procession of vehicles heading away from the White House over the last few hours, taking with them stuff accumulated from George

There has been a procession of vehicles heading away from the White House over the last few hours, taking with them stuff accumulated from George

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Gaza ceasefire holds for inauguration

As Obama comes to power in the US a fragile ceasefire is holding in the Middle East. With Washington being Israel’s main backer the arrival of a new

As Obama comes to power in the US a fragile ceasefire is holding in the Middle East. With Washington being Israel’s main backer the arrival of a new

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Final family fling for the "ordinary" Obamas

Nights out with the family will be a rare thing in future for President Obama. Just hours before he enters the White House he found time to go

Nights out with the family will be a rare thing in future for President Obama. Just hours before he enters the White House he found time to go

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Europe looks to Obama with high hopes

Even before his election to the White House, Barack Obama was already a winner in the eyes of many Europeans. His visit to Berlin last year was proof

Even before his election to the White House, Barack Obama was already a winner in the eyes of many Europeans. His visit to Berlin last year was proof

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Obama's foreign policy taking shape

Two wars, several on-going crises and enormous expectations. Exactly how Barack Obama is going to shape his foreign policy remains one of the big

Two wars, several on-going crises and enormous expectations. Exactly how Barack Obama is going to shape his foreign policy remains one of the big

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Obama's team of experts, allies and former foes

A tough team for tough times – Obama presents his cabinet as having the right stuff to lead America out of crisis. His administration is heavy in

A tough team for tough times – Obama presents his cabinet as having the right stuff to lead America out of crisis. His administration is heavy in