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2009-02-06

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US job losses accelerate

Underlining the need for approval of a stimulus package for the US economy, the latest jobs figures turned out to be really bad, the worst in thirty

Underlining the need for approval of a stimulus package for the US economy, the latest jobs figures turned out to be really bad, the worst in thirty

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Poll lead narrows for Israel's Netanyahu

The man Israelis call “Bibi” is still on track to win next week’s general election. But he is under growing pressure from rivals on the left and

The man Israelis call “Bibi” is still on track to win next week’s general election. But he is under growing pressure from rivals on the left and

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Russia offers transit of US supplies to Afghanistan

Russia has said it will allow the transit of US supplies for NATO forces in Afghanistan through its territory. It comes after Washington was

Russia has said it will allow the transit of US supplies for NATO forces in Afghanistan through its territory. It comes after Washington was

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Institutional battle grows over euthanasia in Italy

An institutional battle is developing in Italy over the fate of Eluana Englaro. The Supreme Court of Appeal decided on Friday to allow doctors to

An institutional battle is developing in Italy over the fate of Eluana Englaro. The Supreme Court of Appeal decided on Friday to allow doctors to

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Israeli elections: The Gaza effect

The fallout from the war in Gaza will undoubtedly be the most important issue in the Israeli election. Hardliners say Israel had no choice but to

The fallout from the war in Gaza will undoubtedly be the most important issue in the Israeli election. Hardliners say Israel had no choice but to

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Senate delay on stimulus 'irresponsible': Obama

Barack Obama has denounced Senate delays in passing his economic stimulus package as “irresponsible” and “inexcusable.” The US President hardened

Barack Obama has denounced Senate delays in passing his economic stimulus package as “irresponsible” and “inexcusable.” The US President hardened

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UN suspends aid to Gaza after Hamas seizure

The UN Relief and Works agency, that provides a vital lifeline to the Palestinians of the Gaza Strip, has suspended its operations after Hamas seized

The UN Relief and Works agency, that provides a vital lifeline to the Palestinians of the Gaza Strip, has suspended its operations after Hamas seized

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First evidence heard in Perugia murder case

A jury in Italy has been hearing the first evidence in the trial of two former lovers accused of murdering British student Meredith Kercher in

A jury in Italy has been hearing the first evidence in the trial of two former lovers accused of murdering British student Meredith Kercher in

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Slovakia's energy weakness

Slovakia was one of the countries hardest hit by Russia and Ukriane’s recent gas dispute. Figures show its economy suffered losses amounting to more

Slovakia was one of the countries hardest hit by Russia and Ukriane’s recent gas dispute. Figures show its economy suffered losses amounting to more

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First Cuban gets Spanish passport under new law

A doctor has become the first Cuban to receive a Spanish passport, under a new law granting citizenship to the grandchildren of Spaniards who fled

A doctor has become the first Cuban to receive a Spanish passport, under a new law granting citizenship to the grandchildren of Spaniards who fled

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Sarkozy's prime time economic address

France’s President Sarkozy has vigorously defended his handling of the economic crisis in a prime time television interview. His main concern, he

France’s President Sarkozy has vigorously defended his handling of the economic crisis in a prime time television interview. His main concern, he

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Relaunch for Citroen's mythic DS

It is an icon for car lovers everywhere and once was the pride of France. Now more than three decades after it reached the end of the road, the

It is an icon for car lovers everywhere and once was the pride of France. Now more than three decades after it reached the end of the road, the

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Coldest snap in 20 years brings chaos to Britain

Unseasonably cold weather is causing chaos across the UK and forecasters are warning of more snow this weekend. Emergency services in the southwest

Unseasonably cold weather is causing chaos across the UK and forecasters are warning of more snow this weekend. Emergency services in the southwest

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Obama urges lawmakers to agree on stimulus plan

Barack Obama has urged lawmakers to resolve their differences and reach agreement over a stimulus package for the economy. A fourth day of

Barack Obama has urged lawmakers to resolve their differences and reach agreement over a stimulus package for the economy. A fourth day of

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Plea to let more aid into Gaza

France and the US say they are stepping up the pressure to try to get foreign aid into Gaza. The French Foreign Minister, Bernard Kouchner, has met

France and the US say they are stepping up the pressure to try to get foreign aid into Gaza. The French Foreign Minister, Bernard Kouchner, has met

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Sarkozy promises tax cuts

The French Government says it is ready to consider cutting income tax and will scrap local business tax in 2010 in a bid to lessen the impact of the

The French Government says it is ready to consider cutting income tax and will scrap local business tax in 2010 in a bid to lessen the impact of the

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FARC releases another hostage

There have been emotional scenes in Colombia with the release of another hostage held for nearly seven years by FARC rebels. Former lawmaker

There have been emotional scenes in Colombia with the release of another hostage held for nearly seven years by FARC rebels. Former lawmaker

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Berlin film festival wowed with banking thriller

Thousands of people took to the streets of Berlin to catch a glimpse of cinema’s great, good and glamourous, on the opening night of the city’s film

Thousands of people took to the streets of Berlin to catch a glimpse of cinema’s great, good and glamourous, on the opening night of the city’s film

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German jailed for Tunisian bombing

A French court has sentenced a German man to 18 years in jail for his part in a suicide bomb attack on a synagogue in Tunisia. Christian Ganczarski

A French court has sentenced a German man to 18 years in jail for his part in a suicide bomb attack on a synagogue in Tunisia. Christian Ganczarski

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Judge orders end of last Guantanamo trial

A potential showdown between the US military and President Obama has been avoided. The judge overseeing trials at Guantanamo Bay has dismissed

A potential showdown between the US military and President Obama has been avoided. The judge overseeing trials at Guantanamo Bay has dismissed

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Phelps suspended in cannabis row

The US swimmer Michael Phelps has been suspended from competition for three months after photographs were published appearing to show him smoking

The US swimmer Michael Phelps has been suspended from competition for three months after photographs were published appearing to show him smoking