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2009-02-03

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Gazprom's Medvedev on Ukraine gas crisis

In 2006 the first gas crisis between Russia and Ukraine seemed to have ended with a lasting solution. But three years later the crisis resurfaced

In 2006 the first gas crisis between Russia and Ukraine seemed to have ended with a lasting solution. But three years later the crisis resurfaced

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Italy: coma patient's transfer renews euthanisia row

The debate over euthanasia in Italy has become more vocal as a woman who has been in a coma for 17 years was taken to a hospital where her feeding

The debate over euthanasia in Italy has become more vocal as a woman who has been in a coma for 17 years was taken to a hospital where her feeding

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Israel renews threat to retaliate with "great force"

Israel has responded to a rocket attack on the port city of Ashkelon by bombing tunnels connecting Gaza with Egypt. No one was hurt in the strike

Israel has responded to a rocket attack on the port city of Ashkelon by bombing tunnels connecting Gaza with Egypt. No one was hurt in the strike

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Spanish jobs black hole deepens

In Spain, the number of jobless leapt by nearly 200,000 in January – the biggest monthly rise on record. It was the tenth straight monthly

In Spain, the number of jobless leapt by nearly 200,000 in January – the biggest monthly rise on record. It was the tenth straight monthly

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Romania and Ukraine avoid rocky horror show

The tiny island at the centre of a geo-political storm, Snake Island, is just 35 kms from Romania, not much further from Ukraine. Originally Romanian

The tiny island at the centre of a geo-political storm, Snake Island, is just 35 kms from Romania, not much further from Ukraine. Originally Romanian

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Colombia's rebels free captive politician

Colombia’s FARC rebels have freed, Alan Jara, a former politician held hostage for more than seven years. It is the second release this week by

Colombia’s FARC rebels have freed, Alan Jara, a former politician held hostage for more than seven years. It is the second release this week by

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Court settles Snake Island Black Sea row

A ten year dispute between Romania and Ukraine over territorial rights in the Black Sea has been resolved. Judges at the International Court of

A ten year dispute between Romania and Ukraine over territorial rights in the Black Sea has been resolved. Judges at the International Court of

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British warship lost in 1744 reveals hidden fortune

The wreck of one of the most famous ships in British history has been discovered by a US marine salvage company. HMS Victory, the predecessor of Lord

The wreck of one of the most famous ships in British history has been discovered by a US marine salvage company. HMS Victory, the predecessor of Lord

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Third Republican in Obama's cabinet

In America, there is a third prominent Republican in Barack Obama’s cabinet. The Democrat president has named senator Judd Gregg as Commerce

In America, there is a third prominent Republican in Barack Obama’s cabinet. The Democrat president has named senator Judd Gregg as Commerce

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More British workers walkout in jobs for foreigners row

Thousands of British workers at key UK power, energy and nuclear plants have staged yet another day of unofficial strike action in protest over jobs

Thousands of British workers at key UK power, energy and nuclear plants have staged yet another day of unofficial strike action in protest over jobs

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Israel renews threat to retaliate with "great force"

A rocket launched from the Gaza Strip has hit the Israeli port city of Ashkelon, causing no casualties but sparking a renewed Israeli threat to

A rocket launched from the Gaza Strip has hit the Israeli port city of Ashkelon, causing no casualties but sparking a renewed Israeli threat to

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Iran launches first home produced satillite

Iran has launched its first satellite into orbit as the country celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Islamic revolution. The launch marks the first

Iran has launched its first satellite into orbit as the country celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Islamic revolution. The launch marks the first

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Bavaria hit by transport strike in row over pay

A strike over pay has brought public transport to a standstill in Munich and seven other cities in Bavaria, one of Germany’s richest states. The

A strike over pay has brought public transport to a standstill in Munich and seven other cities in Bavaria, one of Germany’s richest states. The

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Spain police makes several arrests in al Qaeda raids

Up to 15 people have reportedly been arrested by police in Spain over alleged links with al Qaeda. The suspects, who are accused of forging

Up to 15 people have reportedly been arrested by police in Spain over alleged links with al Qaeda. The suspects, who are accused of forging

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Italian right-to-die woman moved to hospital

Eluana Englaro, a comatose woman who has come to symbolize the right-to-die movement in Italy, has reportedly been moved to a hospital in the

Eluana Englaro, a comatose woman who has come to symbolize the right-to-die movement in Italy, has reportedly been moved to a hospital in the

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US stimulus bill begins rough ride through Senate

US President Barak Obama’s economic stimulus package has begun its journey through the Senate – and it could prove a rough ride. Obama needs

US President Barak Obama’s economic stimulus package has begun its journey through the Senate – and it could prove a rough ride. Obama needs

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Chavez marks 10 years in power

Celebrating a decade in power – and making it plain he wants to carry on – Venezuela’s leader Hugo Chavez has attended a special ceremony, surrounded

Celebrating a decade in power – and making it plain he wants to carry on – Venezuela’s leader Hugo Chavez has attended a special ceremony, surrounded

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Man charged over Cambridge shoe protest

A man who threw a shoe at the Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao during his visit to Cambridge University in the UK has been charged with a public order

A man who threw a shoe at the Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao during his visit to Cambridge University in the UK has been charged with a public order

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Hillary Clinton gets down to work

Hillary Clinton is due to meet the British and German foreign ministers today, after being officially sworn in as US Secretary of State by

Hillary Clinton is due to meet the British and German foreign ministers today, after being officially sworn in as US Secretary of State by

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Mideast diplomacy moves to Paris

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has described the situation in Gaza as “fragile”. His comments came as he began a European tour in Paris, meeting

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has described the situation in Gaza as “fragile”. His comments came as he began a European tour in Paris, meeting

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Snow continues to wreak havoc

It is expected to be another day of transport chaos in Britain, thanks to the heaviest snowfall in almost two decades. The south east was worst hit

It is expected to be another day of transport chaos in Britain, thanks to the heaviest snowfall in almost two decades. The south east was worst hit