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2009-02-04

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Israel's war in Gaza dominates election campaign

The continuing violence in Gaza is one of the top issues for Israeli voters and, with less than a week to go until the nation votes, the popularity

The continuing violence in Gaza is one of the top issues for Israeli voters and, with less than a week to go until the nation votes, the popularity

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Moscow sends mixed signals to Obama

Moscow is sending decidedly mixed signals to President Dmitry Medvedev’s new US counterpart. On the one hand, it is reiterating support for the

Moscow is sending decidedly mixed signals to President Dmitry Medvedev’s new US counterpart. On the one hand, it is reiterating support for the

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UK foreign labour dispute could be over

Striking British energy workers could be heading back to work amid reports a deal has been reached to resolve a dispute over the use of foreign

Striking British energy workers could be heading back to work amid reports a deal has been reached to resolve a dispute over the use of foreign

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Abbas tells Europe not to work with Israel

Israel is breaking international law and it must be stopped, according to the Palestinian President. In an address to the European Parliament in

Israel is breaking international law and it must be stopped, according to the Palestinian President. In an address to the European Parliament in

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Kouchner defends reputation amid "hypocrite" claims

France’s popular Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner took to the floor of parliament to issue an angry denial of allegations made in a new book that he

France’s popular Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner took to the floor of parliament to issue an angry denial of allegations made in a new book that he

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Roberto Saviano: living with the threat of death

Roberto Saviano’s controversial book “Gomorra” exposed the dealings of the Casalesi family, part of Naples’ all-powerful Camorra crime ring. In

Roberto Saviano’s controversial book “Gomorra” exposed the dealings of the Casalesi family, part of Naples’ all-powerful Camorra crime ring. In

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Obama gets tough on executive pay awards

US President Barack Obama has unveiled tough new measures to curb salaries for top executives in companies receiving bailout funds in future

US President Barack Obama has unveiled tough new measures to curb salaries for top executives in companies receiving bailout funds in future

Science_technology

The "smart" shoe that grows with childrens' feet

German scientists are claiming to have to taken a giant leap in footwear technology with the creation of a smart shoe that grows with childrens’

German scientists are claiming to have to taken a giant leap in footwear technology with the creation of a smart shoe that grows with childrens’

Science_technology

Grenoble scientists in flu "knife" breakthrough

Disarming the flu virus of its “knife” element, through which it hijacks human proteins, has become a key strategy in the battle against the illness

Disarming the flu virus of its “knife” element, through which it hijacks human proteins, has become a key strategy in the battle against the illness

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Vatican demands Holocaust denier publicly recant

Under growing pressure to act, the Vatican has ordered a newly-reinstated bishop to publicly retract remarks in which he denied the Holocaust.

Under growing pressure to act, the Vatican has ordered a newly-reinstated bishop to publicly retract remarks in which he denied the Holocaust.

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Abbas appeals for Palestinian unity

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has addressed the European Parliament in Strasbourg. It comes a day after the Fatah leader held talks in Paris

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has addressed the European Parliament in Strasbourg. It comes a day after the Fatah leader held talks in Paris

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Kyrgyzstan starts moves to close US airbase

A traditional Russian ally has moved closer into Moscow’s orbit, in a move with implications for the West’s war on the Taliban. Russia has offered

A traditional Russian ally has moved closer into Moscow’s orbit, in a move with implications for the West’s war on the Taliban. Russia has offered

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Obama admits errors as cabinet nominees pullout over tax returns

US President Barak Obama has admitted to a mistake in the make up of his cabinet after two nominees withdrew over tax issues. “I’ve got to own up to

US President Barak Obama has admitted to a mistake in the make up of his cabinet after two nominees withdrew over tax issues. “I’ve got to own up to

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Thailand rejects migrant abuse claims

Under growing international pressure amid claims that migrants have been ill-treated, Thailand is standing firm. Denying any abuse, Bangkok says

Under growing international pressure amid claims that migrants have been ill-treated, Thailand is standing firm. Denying any abuse, Bangkok says

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Threatened Mafia author speaks to euronews

“Today Europe is, I think, paying the highest price for the Mafia’s economic presence. And, socially, it will realise this when it is too late, just

“Today Europe is, I think, paying the highest price for the Mafia’s economic presence. And, socially, it will realise this when it is too late, just

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France's Kouchner under attack in new book

France’s most popular politician, Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner, is under fire in a book published today. In a conflict of interests scandal, he

France’s most popular politician, Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner, is under fire in a book published today. In a conflict of interests scandal, he

Science_technology

New testing method promises safer food

When customers stand in front of a fruit and vegetables shelf in a supermarket or at a market stall, they have a choice. Do they buy, for example

When customers stand in front of a fruit and vegetables shelf in a supermarket or at a market stall, they have a choice. Do they buy, for example

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Obama: We don't want trade war

Barack Obama appears to be backing away from the risk of triggering a trade war. The US President has hinted that a controversial “Buy American”

Barack Obama appears to be backing away from the risk of triggering a trade war. The US President has hinted that a controversial “Buy American”

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Merkel speaks out against Pope's decision

Things are going from bad to worse for the Vatican in the row over the rehabilitation of a bishop who denies the extent of the Holocaust. Amid a wave

Things are going from bad to worse for the Vatican in the row over the rehabilitation of a bishop who denies the extent of the Holocaust. Amid a wave

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Iranian rocket launch worries the West

Iran’s launch of a locally-made satellite is raising concern in the West as to just how far Iranian technology has progressed. The launch of the

Iran’s launch of a locally-made satellite is raising concern in the West as to just how far Iranian technology has progressed. The launch of the

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Tamil Tigers urged to surrender

Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tiger rebels are being urged to consider surrendering to advancing government troops. International mediators to the country – the

Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tiger rebels are being urged to consider surrendering to advancing government troops. International mediators to the country – the

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Tax row hits Obama's dream team

Former US Senator Tom Daschle has withdrawn his candidature as President Barack Obama’s new health secretary after a row over unpaid taxes. “It was

Former US Senator Tom Daschle has withdrawn his candidature as President Barack Obama’s new health secretary after a row over unpaid taxes. “It was

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Uribe slammed by freed hostage

The latest hostage to be released by Colombian rebels has launched a stinging attack on the country’s president. Former local governor Alan Jara had

The latest hostage to be released by Colombian rebels has launched a stinging attack on the country’s president. Former local governor Alan Jara had