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2009-05-23

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Audience walk-outs as Cannes winds up

The streets of Tokyo and Paris’s Louvre museum were the setting for two stylised East-meets-West films as the 62nd Cannes film festival began winding

The streets of Tokyo and Paris’s Louvre museum were the setting for two stylised East-meets-West films as the 62nd Cannes film festival began winding

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Shock in S. Korea after ex-president's 'suicide'

Tributes are being paid in Seoul to former South Korean president Roh Moo-hyun who police believe took his own life on Saturday. Mourners laid

Tributes are being paid in Seoul to former South Korean president Roh Moo-hyun who police believe took his own life on Saturday. Mourners laid

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No let up in the Fiat-Opel saga.

Italian workers at car-maker Fiat have held street rallies to keep the pressure on management, which has upped its bid to take over Opel

Italian workers at car-maker Fiat have held street rallies to keep the pressure on management, which has upped its bid to take over Opel

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Horst Koehler re-elected as German president

German President Horst Koehler has been re-elected for another five years as Head of State by the country’s parliament the Budestag. Favourite

German President Horst Koehler has been re-elected for another five years as Head of State by the country’s parliament the Budestag. Favourite

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EU-South Korea trade deal still proves elusive

A new free trade deal between Europe and South Korea is closer but still proving elusive. EU officials were in Seoul on Saturday after finishing

A new free trade deal between Europe and South Korea is closer but still proving elusive. EU officials were in Seoul on Saturday after finishing

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Germany's president performs vital role

The German presidency is essentially a ceremonial position as laid down in the nation’s Basic Law, but the president is a moral authority, and that

The German presidency is essentially a ceremonial position as laid down in the nation’s Basic Law, but the president is a moral authority, and that

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Germany prepares to elect president

Germany’s current President Horst Koehler remains favourite to win re-election today — but only by the tightest of margins. Yesterday Koehler

Germany’s current President Horst Koehler remains favourite to win re-election today — but only by the tightest of margins. Yesterday Koehler

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Ex-South Korean president suspected of committing suicide

South Korea’s former president Roh Moo-hyun has died of head injuries while hiking in mountains. Police say the 62 year old had fallen to his

South Korea’s former president Roh Moo-hyun has died of head injuries while hiking in mountains. Police say the 62 year old had fallen to his

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Cannes: the final day

Audiences at Cannes would be forgiven for feeling nervous ahead of yesterday’s screening of Gaspar Noé‘s latest film “Enter the Void.” The

Audiences at Cannes would be forgiven for feeling nervous ahead of yesterday’s screening of Gaspar Noé‘s latest film “Enter the Void.” The

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No to nuke test victims

A French court has turned down a compensation bid from the families of former soldiers who suffered after nuclear tests by France in Algeria and

A French court has turned down a compensation bid from the families of former soldiers who suffered after nuclear tests by France in Algeria and

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UN calls for refugee access

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has called for full access to more than 300,000 refugees who fled during the war last weeks of the war against Tamil

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has called for full access to more than 300,000 refugees who fled during the war last weeks of the war against Tamil

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Berlin light show

Germany has been celebrating the 60th anniversary of its constitution with a giant light show on the Reichstag building in Berlin. It was a time

Germany has been celebrating the 60th anniversary of its constitution with a giant light show on the Reichstag building in Berlin. It was a time