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2009-03-01

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Parties neck and neck in Galicia

Voting is also taking place in the northwestern Galicia region . Exit polls indicate the final result will be close with the region’s Socialists

Voting is also taking place in the northwestern Galicia region . Exit polls indicate the final result will be close with the region’s Socialists

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Basque nationalists on course for victory

Exit polls in the regional election in the Basque country show the Basque nationalist party, the PNV, led by Juan Jose Ibarretxe in the lead. The

Exit polls in the regional election in the Basque country show the Basque nationalist party, the PNV, led by Juan Jose Ibarretxe in the lead. The

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Hariri probe opens in The Hague

A special UN court set up to investigate the killing of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik al-Hariri has begun work in the Hague. Lebanon is

A special UN court set up to investigate the killing of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik al-Hariri has begun work in the Hague. Lebanon is

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EU leaders say 'No' to protectionism

European leaders have rejected protectionism to prevent a new ‘‘Iron Curtain’‘ dividing the 27 member bloc. With fears of a rift between western

European leaders have rejected protectionism to prevent a new ‘‘Iron Curtain’‘ dividing the 27 member bloc. With fears of a rift between western

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Italy gives church back to Russia

Italy has formally handed back ownership of an Orthodox Church in the south of the country to Russia. Both countries’ presidents, Giorgio Napolitano

Italy has formally handed back ownership of an Orthodox Church in the south of the country to Russia. Both countries’ presidents, Giorgio Napolitano

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Latvia: on the brink of collapse

When Valdis Dombrovskis was named Lativia’s Prime Minister-designate last week, one of the first things he said publicly was that his country was on

When Valdis Dombrovskis was named Lativia’s Prime Minister-designate last week, one of the first things he said publicly was that his country was on

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Blair's first visit to Gaza as Mideast envoy

Tony Blair has visited the Gaza Strip for the first time since being appointed a special Middle East envoy. He visited several of the sites destroyed

Tony Blair has visited the Gaza Strip for the first time since being appointed a special Middle East envoy. He visited several of the sites destroyed

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Hariri case could take up to five years

Some anti-Syrian politicians in Lebanon have accused Syria of being behind the bombing, a claim that Damascus denies.   The court will have 60 days

Some anti-Syrian politicians in Lebanon have accused Syria of being behind the bombing, a claim that Damascus denies.   The court will have 60 days

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UN probe into Hariri killing begins

A special UN court set up to investigate the killing of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik al-Hariri has begun work today in the Hague. Lebanon

A special UN court set up to investigate the killing of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik al-Hariri has begun work today in the Hague. Lebanon

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EU checks that rules are being respected

More intense talks are taking place in Brussels to make sure that EU members are working by the book. European leaders are holding a one-day summit

More intense talks are taking place in Brussels to make sure that EU members are working by the book. European leaders are holding a one-day summit

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Big test for Spain's government

The central government in Spain is being put to the test at the ballot box for the first time since the country started a plunge into economic

The central government in Spain is being put to the test at the ballot box for the first time since the country started a plunge into economic

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Local polls in Spain test for ruling Socialists

Spain’s ruling Socialists are facing their first electoral test since the nation slipped into recession, with the prime minister’s party seeking an

Spain’s ruling Socialists are facing their first electoral test since the nation slipped into recession, with the prime minister’s party seeking an

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EU summit seeks a salve for economic woes

The European Commission is satisfied that a French state loan plan for its ailing carmakers does not amount to protectionism, easing tensions ahead

The European Commission is satisfied that a French state loan plan for its ailing carmakers does not amount to protectionism, easing tensions ahead

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Rio reprise for Samba supremos

Carnival fever returned to Rio de Janeiro for a while, as the six leading samba schools in the parades marched again to show off their routines once

Carnival fever returned to Rio de Janeiro for a while, as the six leading samba schools in the parades marched again to show off their routines once

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Irish police recover millions after bank heist

Police in Ireland have recovered four million euros in cash and arrested seven people after a gang took a bank employee’s family hostage and forced

Police in Ireland have recovered four million euros in cash and arrested seven people after a gang took a bank employee’s family hostage and forced