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2009-03-29

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UK minister red-faced over blue movie claim

British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith has been left red-faced following the revelation that her husband used taxpayers’ money to buy two blue movies

British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith has been left red-faced following the revelation that her husband used taxpayers’ money to buy two blue movies

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Berlusconi tells new bloc that PM needs more power

It was always a question of when and not if – but now it is official. Silvio Berlusconi is head of Italy’s powerful new centre-right political bloc

It was always a question of when and not if – but now it is official. Silvio Berlusconi is head of Italy’s powerful new centre-right political bloc

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Test for Turkey's leader in violence-hit poll

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has cast his ballot in violence-marred local elections. The vote is seen as a major test of the

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has cast his ballot in violence-marred local elections. The vote is seen as a major test of the

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Spanish pro-life groups hold anti-abortion rallies

Anti-abortion groups have gathered in cities across Spain to say ‘no’ to government plans to reform abortion laws. In Madrid, thousands of people

Anti-abortion groups have gathered in cities across Spain to say ‘no’ to government plans to reform abortion laws. In Madrid, thousands of people

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Montenegro's longtime leader poised for re-election

He has dominated political life in his homeland for two decades. And, as he voted today, Montenegro’s leader Milo Djukanovic could have every

He has dominated political life in his homeland for two decades. And, as he voted today, Montenegro’s leader Milo Djukanovic could have every

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Biden cautions against over-regulating markets

Getting to grips with the global recession ahead of next week’s G20 gathering, world leaders are keen to demonstrate a united front. A pre-summit

Getting to grips with the global recession ahead of next week’s G20 gathering, world leaders are keen to demonstrate a united front. A pre-summit

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Montenegro votes in general election

Montenegro is electing a government today and, if the opinion polls are right, many voters are more than happy to stick to the status quo. No

Montenegro is electing a government today and, if the opinion polls are right, many voters are more than happy to stick to the status quo. No

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Berlusconi takes helm of Italy's new rightist bloc

There was never any doubt that Silvio Berlusconi would be elected head of the new party consolidating the forces of Italy’s political right. But

There was never any doubt that Silvio Berlusconi would be elected head of the new party consolidating the forces of Italy’s political right. But

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Turkey votes in local elections

Voting has begun in Turkish local elections with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling AK party favourite to win. Despite rising

Voting has begun in Turkish local elections with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling AK party favourite to win. Despite rising

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Israel's Olmert chairs his last cabinet

With Israel expected to swear in a new government on Tuesday the cabinet of out-going Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has met for the last time. While

With Israel expected to swear in a new government on Tuesday the cabinet of out-going Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has met for the last time. While

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Big european demos send message to G20 leaders

The streets of several european capital cities were heaving with scores of thousands of protestors, angry about the global economic crisis, and

The streets of several european capital cities were heaving with scores of thousands of protestors, angry about the global economic crisis, and

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Violence erupts in Madagascar

At least 34 people have been injured in Madagascar during pro-support demonstrations for the country’s former leader. Thousands of protesters for

At least 34 people have been injured in Madagascar during pro-support demonstrations for the country’s former leader. Thousands of protesters for

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PM hot favourite to be voted back in Montenegro

Montenegrins go to vote today in parliamentary elections, the outcome of which seems a foregone conclusion. According to the latest opinion polls

Montenegrins go to vote today in parliamentary elections, the outcome of which seems a foregone conclusion. According to the latest opinion polls

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Biden asks G20 protestors: "Give us a chance"

Leaders from the world’s centre-left governments have drawn their summit in Chile to a close, recognising the need for fast and concerted efforts to

Leaders from the world’s centre-left governments have drawn their summit in Chile to a close, recognising the need for fast and concerted efforts to

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The landmark 'lights-out' to highlight climate change

The most famous landmarks in the world have been plunged into darkness, to throw the spotlight on climate change. “Earth Hour” began two years ago as

The most famous landmarks in the world have been plunged into darkness, to throw the spotlight on climate change. “Earth Hour” began two years ago as