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2009-04-16

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Police stop assassination of Morales

Bolivia’s President Evo Morales says security forces have thwarted an assassination attempt against him. Arriving in Venezuela for a summit with

Bolivia’s President Evo Morales says security forces have thwarted an assassination attempt against him. Arriving in Venezuela for a summit with

Europe

European Liberals launch election campaign

The European Liberals have launched their election campaign putting the fundamental civil liberties and freedom at the heart of their battle. They

The European Liberals have launched their election campaign putting the fundamental civil liberties and freedom at the heart of their battle. They

Europe

Longer EU minimum maternity leave proposed

The minimum period of maternity leave in the EU should go up by almost 50 per cent according to the European Parliament’s Women’s Rights Commission

The minimum period of maternity leave in the EU should go up by almost 50 per cent according to the European Parliament’s Women’s Rights Commission

Business

Chinese GDP growth weaker

It has been confirmed that China just suffered its weakest quarter of economic growth on record. It slowed to 6.1 percent from 6.8 percent in the

It has been confirmed that China just suffered its weakest quarter of economic growth on record. It slowed to 6.1 percent from 6.8 percent in the

Business

Euro zone inflation and industrial output fall

The recession continues to effect both purchasers and producers. Inflation in the euro zone halved to an all-time low in March according to the

The recession continues to effect both purchasers and producers. Inflation in the euro zone halved to an all-time low in March according to the

Business

European car sales still weak

Car production lines keep on rolling but buyers remain scarce and sales in Europe tumbled again in the first three months of this year. The lack

Car production lines keep on rolling but buyers remain scarce and sales in Europe tumbled again in the first three months of this year. The lack

Business

Nokia profit slumps but shares rise

Nokia, the world’s dominant mobile phone maker, has reported its worst quarterly profit in more than a decade but enjoyed the biggest one-day rally

Nokia, the world’s dominant mobile phone maker, has reported its worst quarterly profit in more than a decade but enjoyed the biggest one-day rally

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First ballots close in India election

Voting has ended in the first stage of India’s general election. In all, more than 700 million people are eligible to cast their ballot in this

Voting has ended in the first stage of India’s general election. In all, more than 700 million people are eligible to cast their ballot in this

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Military exercise will not be cancelled, says NATO

NATO says planned war games in Georgia will still go ahead, despite Moscow’s demands to call them off. Earlier, Russia described the military

NATO says planned war games in Georgia will still go ahead, despite Moscow’s demands to call them off. Earlier, Russia described the military

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Chechens celebrate but NGOs remain wary

There was jubilation outside the Chechen parliament in Grozny at the announcement that Russia was to end its security operation there. It will

There was jubilation outside the Chechen parliament in Grozny at the announcement that Russia was to end its security operation there. It will

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Obama begins Latin American tour

Barack Obama has headed to Mexico, kicking off the first part of an official tour to Latin America. Top of the agenda is the war on drugs; the

Barack Obama has headed to Mexico, kicking off the first part of an official tour to Latin America. Top of the agenda is the war on drugs; the

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Gordon Brown apologises for smear e-mails

Gordon Brown has said sorry for offensive e-mails sent by one of his closest advisors that targeted leading members of the opposition. The

Gordon Brown has said sorry for offensive e-mails sent by one of his closest advisors that targeted leading members of the opposition. The

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Mission accomplished for Moscow in Chechnya

Russia has ended its decade-long tight security operation in Chechnya. Moscow says the mainly Muslim republic has stabilised considerably under

Russia has ended its decade-long tight security operation in Chechnya. Moscow says the mainly Muslim republic has stabilised considerably under

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Spain set to drop Guantanamo torture probe

A Spanish investigation into alleged torture of inmates at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp is less likely to go ahead following the recommendation of

A Spanish investigation into alleged torture of inmates at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp is less likely to go ahead following the recommendation of

Culture

Good friendships between men

Two men fall in like, in a new film comedy “I Love you Man”. A man gets engaged and realises he has no friend to be best man, so he goes on a long

Two men fall in like, in a new film comedy “I Love you Man”. A man gets engaged and realises he has no friend to be best man, so he goes on a long

News

US envoy makes first visit to Israel

America’s special Middle East envoy has held talks with Israel’s ultra-nationalist Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman for the first time.   Speaking

America’s special Middle East envoy has held talks with Israel’s ultra-nationalist Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman for the first time.   Speaking

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Fishermen end port blockade

French fishermen have lifted their blockade on all cross-channel ports. Earlier, trawlermen had temporarily allowed only Calais and Dunkerque to

French fishermen have lifted their blockade on all cross-channel ports. Earlier, trawlermen had temporarily allowed only Calais and Dunkerque to

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Mexico to welcome Obama visit

US President Barack Obama arrives in Mexico today on his first trip to Latin America. The visit is welcome in Mexico, which is at its lowest point

US President Barack Obama arrives in Mexico today on his first trip to Latin America. The visit is welcome in Mexico, which is at its lowest point

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Moscow lifts anti-terror regime in Chechnya

After a decade, Moscow has lifted its tight anti-terror regime in Chechnya. Russia fought two full-scale wars with separatist forces in Chechnya

After a decade, Moscow has lifted its tight anti-terror regime in Chechnya. Russia fought two full-scale wars with separatist forces in Chechnya

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Voting starts in India's month-long general election

Indians have begun voting in a general election which will stretch over one month. It is the world’s largest democratic exercise, with some 714

Indians have begun voting in a general election which will stretch over one month. It is the world’s largest democratic exercise, with some 714

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Russia calls on NATO to cancel war games

Russia has urged NATO to call off planned military exercises in Georgia saying they counter efforts to rebuild ties. Some 1,300 troops from 19

Russia has urged NATO to call off planned military exercises in Georgia saying they counter efforts to rebuild ties. Some 1,300 troops from 19

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Fans heckle minister over Hillsborough tragedy

The people of Liverpool have stood in silence for the 96 football supporters who died in the Hillsborough stadium disaster, 20 years ago. The

The people of Liverpool have stood in silence for the 96 football supporters who died in the Hillsborough stadium disaster, 20 years ago. The

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Notorious "drug baron" captured in Colombia

Colombia’s most wanted drug trafficker has been arrested, according to government officials. Daniel Rendon Herrera, 43, known as “Don Mario”

Colombia’s most wanted drug trafficker has been arrested, according to government officials. Daniel Rendon Herrera, 43, known as “Don Mario”

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General election gets underway in India

India is going to the polls in the first stage of a staggered general election. The ruling Congress Party-led coalition appears to be in the lead

India is going to the polls in the first stage of a staggered general election. The ruling Congress Party-led coalition appears to be in the lead

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German protests against "super pig" patent

A giant carnival-style pig, displayed by protesters in Munich, was marked with the words “There is no patent on me”. But big business has patented

A giant carnival-style pig, displayed by protesters in Munich, was marked with the words “There is no patent on me”. But big business has patented

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Blockade of Channel ports enters third day

French fishermen are set to continue their blockade of Channel ports for a third successive day. However, the action is being suspended at Calais

French fishermen are set to continue their blockade of Channel ports for a third successive day. However, the action is being suspended at Calais

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Illegal immigrant protesters burst in on EU Liberals

It was all going according to plan. Launching their campaign for June’s European elections, Liberals from the EU had gathered in Brussels. And

It was all going according to plan. Launching their campaign for June’s European elections, Liberals from the EU had gathered in Brussels. And