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2009-02-02

Europe

Maritime transport area without borders

Through its geography, its history and the principles of free trade, the European Union is very dependent on maritime transport. So Brussels is

Through its geography, its history and the principles of free trade, the European Union is very dependent on maritime transport. So Brussels is

Europe

Cancer-screening rates far off target

Cancer is the most common cause of death in the European Union, after cardiovascular diseases. In 2003, EU member states committed themselves to

Cancer is the most common cause of death in the European Union, after cardiovascular diseases. In 2003, EU member states committed themselves to

Science_technology

US team studies secrets of bat flight

They are symbols of death and disease in some cultures, longevity and happiness in others but to scientists at Brown University in Providence Rhode

They are symbols of death and disease in some cultures, longevity and happiness in others but to scientists at Brown University in Providence Rhode

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Further FARC hostage releases in doubt

The International Red Cross say the proposed handover of Colombian politician Alan Jara, held by FARC rebels since 2001, will not go ahead as

The International Red Cross say the proposed handover of Colombian politician Alan Jara, held by FARC rebels since 2001, will not go ahead as

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Heavy snow forces widespread closures across Europe

The heaviest snowstorm Britain’s faced in almost 20 years has brought travel chaos to much of the country and Europe. Tens of thousands of

The heaviest snowstorm Britain’s faced in almost 20 years has brought travel chaos to much of the country and Europe. Tens of thousands of

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Protester hurls shoe at Chinese premier

He had come to make a speech on the global economy but the Chinese premier’s words were overshadowed by what is almost becoming a political fashion

He had come to make a speech on the global economy but the Chinese premier’s words were overshadowed by what is almost becoming a political fashion

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Gaddafi becomes AU leader

Libya’s Colonel Gaddafi has been elected to lead the African Union. At a specially held summit in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, Gaddafi —

Libya’s Colonel Gaddafi has been elected to lead the African Union. At a specially held summit in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, Gaddafi —

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Israel bombs Gaza as rockets fall in southern Israel

Israeli aircraft destroyed a car in the southern Gazan town of Rafah killing one Palestinian and wounding three others. Israel claims it targeted

Israeli aircraft destroyed a car in the southern Gazan town of Rafah killing one Palestinian and wounding three others. Israel claims it targeted

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Diplomatic efforts continue to end Gaza bombing

While Israel renews its attacks on Gaza, the US Middle East envoy, George Mitchell has been reviewing his softly softly approach to Middle East peace

While Israel renews its attacks on Gaza, the US Middle East envoy, George Mitchell has been reviewing his softly softly approach to Middle East peace

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Riot police clash with protesting Greek farmers

Farmers in Greece have taken to the streets in protest again – this time demanding more financial help from the government over low prices. The

Farmers in Greece have taken to the streets in protest again – this time demanding more financial help from the government over low prices. The

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Gaddafi elected to head African Union

The African Union has voted Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi as the bloc’s leader in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. However the Union has

The African Union has voted Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi as the bloc’s leader in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. However the Union has

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Snow storms bring London and Paris to standstill

It has been predicted for more than a week but large parts of London and south-east England have been halted by an unusually heavy snowstorm. The

It has been predicted for more than a week but large parts of London and south-east England have been halted by an unusually heavy snowstorm. The

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FARC frees four hostages in a "humanitarian" move

Four members of Colombia’s security forces, held hostage by FARC rebels since 2007, have been re-united with their loved ones. The soldier and

Four members of Colombia’s security forces, held hostage by FARC rebels since 2007, have been re-united with their loved ones. The soldier and

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'Camino' dominates Spain's Goya film awards

Javier Fesser’s “Camino” was the big winner in this year’s Spanish Goya awards. The film, that deals with Catholic group Opus Dei’s influence on a

Javier Fesser’s “Camino” was the big winner in this year’s Spanish Goya awards. The film, that deals with Catholic group Opus Dei’s influence on a

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Israeli air force launches strikes over Gaza

Israel has launched a series of air strikes in the Gaza Strip, targeting a Hamas security complex and tunnels used to smuggle weapons after vowing a

Israel has launched a series of air strikes in the Gaza Strip, targeting a Hamas security complex and tunnels used to smuggle weapons after vowing a

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FARC rebels release four more hostages

Left wing FARC rebels in Columbia have released four hostages they have held in the jungle since 2007. With joy evident on their faces, the three

Left wing FARC rebels in Columbia have released four hostages they have held in the jungle since 2007. With joy evident on their faces, the three

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Thousands queue for Picasso marathon show

Tens of thousands of people have queued overnight in Paris for the final chance to see an exhibition of work by Picasso and the grand masters who

Tens of thousands of people have queued overnight in Paris for the final chance to see an exhibition of work by Picasso and the grand masters who

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Brown condemns strikes over use of foreign labour

Talks to try and resolve a dispute over the use of foreign workers at an oil refinery in the UK are due to start today. But tension remains high

Talks to try and resolve a dispute over the use of foreign workers at an oil refinery in the UK are due to start today. But tension remains high