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2009-05-17

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Netanyahu begins visit to US

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has arrived in Washington amid hopes he may be ready to endorse a peace process leading to an independent

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has arrived in Washington amid hopes he may be ready to endorse a peace process leading to an independent

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Tamil Tigers accept 'bitter' Sri Lanka defeat

The first pictures have emerged of the violent battle fought over the last few days between Sri Lanka’s army and the Tamil Tigers. Independent

The first pictures have emerged of the violent battle fought over the last few days between Sri Lanka’s army and the Tamil Tigers. Independent

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Economic crisis dominates Croatian vote

The world economic crisis and growing social discontent are the dominating issues as Croatians vote in local elections. The ruling conservative

The world economic crisis and growing social discontent are the dominating issues as Croatians vote in local elections. The ruling conservative

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Thousands defend secular Turkey

Thousands of people packed the centre of the Turkish capital Ankara, to defend their secular state and to accuse their government of creeping

Thousands of people packed the centre of the Turkish capital Ankara, to defend their secular state and to accuse their government of creeping

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Two reasons for national pride in Norway

Thousands of people the length and breadth of Norway have had an extra reason to celebrate their National Day. The day kicked off with a patriotic

Thousands of people the length and breadth of Norway have had an extra reason to celebrate their National Day. The day kicked off with a patriotic

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EU budget boss tipped for Lithuanian Presidency

The European Union’s budget commissioner Dalia Grybauskaite is the clear favourite to win Lithuania’s presidential election. At a time of deep

The European Union’s budget commissioner Dalia Grybauskaite is the clear favourite to win Lithuania’s presidential election. At a time of deep

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Thousands defend secularism in Turkey

Thousands of people blocked the centre of Ankara, to defend the secular Turkish state and accuse their government of being pro-Islamic. Local

Thousands of people blocked the centre of Ankara, to defend the secular Turkish state and accuse their government of being pro-Islamic. Local

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Sri Lanka celebrates Tamil Tigers' defeat

Sri Lanka’s Singhalese majority is celebrating what is expected to be the end of Asia’s longest-running modern war. The Tamil Tigers announced a

Sri Lanka’s Singhalese majority is celebrating what is expected to be the end of Asia’s longest-running modern war. The Tamil Tigers announced a

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Marginal groups to profit from UK expenses scandal

Opinion polls say Britain’s main political parties are likely to cede ground to marginal groups in next month’s European elections because of the

Opinion polls say Britain’s main political parties are likely to cede ground to marginal groups in next month’s European elections because of the

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Lithuania poised to choose first woman president

Lithuanians are voting in a general election with the opinion polls predicting victory for EU budget commissioner Dalia Grybauskaite. The former

Lithuanians are voting in a general election with the opinion polls predicting victory for EU budget commissioner Dalia Grybauskaite. The former

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India's Congress party chooses its friends carefully

India’s ruling Congress-led alliance has begun choosing allies to support its coalition and focus on reviving the economy after its sweeping general

India’s ruling Congress-led alliance has begun choosing allies to support its coalition and focus on reviving the economy after its sweeping general

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No deal on virus sharing as WHO considers raising alert

Health negotiators from rich and poor countries have failed to reach a deal on virus sharing to produce vaccines. The World Health Organisation is

Health negotiators from rich and poor countries have failed to reach a deal on virus sharing to produce vaccines. The World Health Organisation is

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Wave of jobs protests across Europe

Three days of street protests against the worsening economic crisis and staggering job losses have swept across Europe. Trade unionists and the

Three days of street protests against the worsening economic crisis and staggering job losses have swept across Europe. Trade unionists and the

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"Fairytale" casts a spell over Eurovision

It was a magical ending to the 54th Eurovision Song Contest for Norway. Their pre-competition favourite song entitled “Fairytale” ran away with the

It was a magical ending to the 54th Eurovision Song Contest for Norway. Their pre-competition favourite song entitled “Fairytale” ran away with the

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EU commissioner contests Lithuania presidency

Lithuania’s presidential palace looks set to get its first female resident. Former European Budget Commissioner Dalia Grybauskaite goes into today’s

Lithuania’s presidential palace looks set to get its first female resident. Former European Budget Commissioner Dalia Grybauskaite goes into today’s