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2009-02-28

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ASEAN summit guards against protectionism

Leaders from the Association of South East Asian Nations – or ASEAN – have put resisting protectionism at the forefront of their fight against the

Leaders from the Association of South East Asian Nations – or ASEAN – have put resisting protectionism at the forefront of their fight against the

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Iraq: our military will be up to speed

The Iraqi government says it is confident its military is ready to completely take over from US soldiers by the end of 2011. It has welcomed the

The Iraqi government says it is confident its military is ready to completely take over from US soldiers by the end of 2011. It has welcomed the

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The tense backdrop of Basque election

Absent from the ballot papers, the radical face of Basque separatism resorts to more spectacular means to make its presence felt. A car-bomb

Absent from the ballot papers, the radical face of Basque separatism resorts to more spectacular means to make its presence felt. A car-bomb

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Spain prepares for key regional ballots

Spaniards are getting ready to vote in key elections in two regions. In the Basque Country, the head of the regional government, Juan Jose Ibarretxe

Spaniards are getting ready to vote in key elections in two regions. In the Basque Country, the head of the regional government, Juan Jose Ibarretxe

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VW calls time on its temps

The German car giant Volkswagen is getting rid of all 16,500 of its temporary workforce by the end of the year, according to the company’s chief

The German car giant Volkswagen is getting rid of all 16,500 of its temporary workforce by the end of the year, according to the company’s chief

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Chinese military on alert in Tibet

Just ahead of the first anniversary of deadly riots by Tibetans protesting against Chinese rule, security has been stepped up in the areas affected

Just ahead of the first anniversary of deadly riots by Tibetans protesting against Chinese rule, security has been stepped up in the areas affected

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Funerals for Turkish plane crash victims

The five Turkish victims who died in this week’s Dutch air crash have been buried after a ceremony in Istanbul. Turkish Airlines directors and staff

The five Turkish victims who died in this week’s Dutch air crash have been buried after a ceremony in Istanbul. Turkish Airlines directors and staff

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Ex-hostages leap to Betancourt's defence

Former hostages of the Colombian FARC guerillas have been defending the character of Ingrid Betancourt. Three other captives – Americans Keith

Former hostages of the Colombian FARC guerillas have been defending the character of Ingrid Betancourt. Three other captives – Americans Keith

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Time to decide in two Spanish regions

It is a day of reflection in Spain ahead of key elections in two regions. In the Basque Country, the head of the regional government, Juan Jose

It is a day of reflection in Spain ahead of key elections in two regions. In the Basque Country, the head of the regional government, Juan Jose

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Human rights in spotlight at ASEAN

There has been a shaky start to the 14th annual summit of leaders of the ten South East Asian countries that make up ASEAN. With a theme of an “

There has been a shaky start to the 14th annual summit of leaders of the ten South East Asian countries that make up ASEAN. With a theme of an “

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More mass graves found in Bangladesh

Authorities in Bangladesh say more mass graves have been found at a military base where soldiers staged a mutiny this week. At least 80 people are

Authorities in Bangladesh say more mass graves have been found at a military base where soldiers staged a mutiny this week. At least 80 people are

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Obama announces timetable for US troop pull out from Iraq

United States combat operations in Iraq will end on the 31st of August 2010 but 50,000 troops will remain to help stabilise the country. President

United States combat operations in Iraq will end on the 31st of August 2010 but 50,000 troops will remain to help stabilise the country. President

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Italy's transport sector faces new strike laws

The Italian cabinet has unanimously approved a draft law to restrict strikes in the transport sector. The new legislation will require trade

The Italian cabinet has unanimously approved a draft law to restrict strikes in the transport sector. The new legislation will require trade

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7 Cesars for Seraphine as the French film industry parties

French Cinema has held its version of the Oscars after a year of box office and critical success. The film Seraphine directed by Martin Provost

French Cinema has held its version of the Oscars after a year of box office and critical success. The film Seraphine directed by Martin Provost

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A close call as Spain prepares for regional poll

A day before the Basque region in Spain goes to the polls, the head of the regional government there is urging people not to spoil their ballots

A day before the Basque region in Spain goes to the polls, the head of the regional government there is urging people not to spoil their ballots