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2009-02-17

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Obama signs on the dotted line

President Barack Obama has signed his hard won stimulus plan for the ailing US economy which has dominated his first month in office. The

President Barack Obama has signed his hard won stimulus plan for the ailing US economy which has dominated his first month in office. The

Europe

Prague's lumbering Lisbon Treaty debate

The Czechs will not be rushed to ratify the Lisbon Treaty. The lower chamber of parliament in Prague has at last begun its debate on the reform text

The Czechs will not be rushed to ratify the Lisbon Treaty. The lower chamber of parliament in Prague has at last begun its debate on the reform text

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Obama to sign economy rescue bill into law

The US economic rescue package that has dominated Barack Obama’s first month in office will be signed by the President this evening. Obama has

The US economic rescue package that has dominated Barack Obama’s first month in office will be signed by the President this evening. Obama has

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Italy's opposition leader resigns

The leader of Italy’s opposition has quit after a surprise election defeat in Sardinia. Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s conservative

The leader of Italy’s opposition has quit after a surprise election defeat in Sardinia. Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s conservative

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The high stakes of Obama's rescue plan

Whatever else happens in the next four years, history may judge Obama on this plan alone. The numbers and the stakes are that high. Analysts

Whatever else happens in the next four years, history may judge Obama on this plan alone. The numbers and the stakes are that high. Analysts

Science_technology

Grim warning for the future of Brazil's Pantanal

The world’s largest wetland – the Pantanal in Brazil – is in danger of disappearing according to environmentalists, the victim of deforestation

The world’s largest wetland – the Pantanal in Brazil – is in danger of disappearing according to environmentalists, the victim of deforestation

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Kosovo marks anniversary of independence

Kosovo is marking its first 12 months as an independent state. Celebrations began with a special session of parliament in the capital Pristina

Kosovo is marking its first 12 months as an independent state. Celebrations began with a special session of parliament in the capital Pristina

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"Killing Fields" torturer faces justice

Three decades after the tragedy of Cambodia’s so-called “Killing Fields,” the Khmer Rouge’s alleged torturer-in-chief has gone on trial. Kaing

Three decades after the tragedy of Cambodia’s so-called “Killing Fields,” the Khmer Rouge’s alleged torturer-in-chief has gone on trial. Kaing

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Obama set to sign stimulus plan

The US economic rescue package which has dominated President Barack Obama’s first month in office will be signed into law by the President today

The US economic rescue package which has dominated President Barack Obama’s first month in office will be signed into law by the President today

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Centre right oust left wing coalition in Sardinia.

The Centre Right in Sardinia has won a comfortable victory against a left-wing coalition in Sardinia’s Presidential and legislative elections. Centre

The Centre Right in Sardinia has won a comfortable victory against a left-wing coalition in Sardinia’s Presidential and legislative elections. Centre

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Credit crunch could end baby boom in Germany

There are fears the global economic crisis could halt the rising birth rate in Germany where Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government has already

There are fears the global economic crisis could halt the rising birth rate in Germany where Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government has already

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30 years on: alleged Khmer Rouge chief torturer faces justice

Hundreds of people have queued up for a place at the long-awaited trial of a former Khmer Rouge leader in Cambodia. The UN-backed tribunal is the

Hundreds of people have queued up for a place at the long-awaited trial of a former Khmer Rouge leader in Cambodia. The UN-backed tribunal is the

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Probe launched into nuke sub collision

The British and French governments have launched inquiries into how two nuclear submarines collided in the middle of the Atlantic. Britain’s

The British and French governments have launched inquiries into how two nuclear submarines collided in the middle of the Atlantic. Britain’s

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Chinese workers stranded in Bucharest

Hundreds of Chinese workers stranded in Romania are camping outside their embassy in freezing conditions in Bucharest. They are trying to get home

Hundreds of Chinese workers stranded in Romania are camping outside their embassy in freezing conditions in Bucharest. They are trying to get home