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2009-07-10

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Ghana eagerly awaits Obama visit

On the streets of the capital of Ghana they are pulling out all the stops for a one-day visit by the US President. As the first black American

On the streets of the capital of Ghana they are pulling out all the stops for a one-day visit by the US President. As the first black American

Europe

EU budget cuts proposed

Cuts have been proposed in the European Union’s budget for next year. Governments want less spent on foreign aid and agriculture. Their demands are

Cuts have been proposed in the European Union’s budget for next year. Governments want less spent on foreign aid and agriculture. Their demands are

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Obama tells Pope he wants fewer abortions

Barack Obama has promised Pope Benedict that he will do all he can to reduce the number of abortions in the United States, according to the Vatican

Barack Obama has promised Pope Benedict that he will do all he can to reduce the number of abortions in the United States, according to the Vatican

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Feeing the hungry to changing the climate - what the G8 did for us

A warm handshake between US President Barack Obama and Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi may turn out to be the most enduring image of the 2008 G8 summit

A warm handshake between US President Barack Obama and Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi may turn out to be the most enduring image of the 2008 G8 summit

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G8 summit draws to a close in Italy

The 35th G8 summit has drawn to a close in the central Italian city of L’Aquila. Leaders from the world’s most industrialised countries gathered

The 35th G8 summit has drawn to a close in the central Italian city of L’Aquila. Leaders from the world’s most industrialised countries gathered

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Ban Ki-moon urges rapid deal on climate change

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says an agreement dealing with climate change must be finalised in Copenhagen in December. Interviewed by euronews

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says an agreement dealing with climate change must be finalised in Copenhagen in December. Interviewed by euronews

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"New GM" exits bankruptcy protection

In what is being hailed as a “new era” for General Motors, the US car giant has exited bankruptcy protection more quickly than many expected

In what is being hailed as a “new era” for General Motors, the US car giant has exited bankruptcy protection more quickly than many expected

Europe

Sweden's Baltic Sea focus

Against the backdrop of a festival in Gotland, in the Baltic Sea, Sweden’s European Union presidency considers environmental priorities, fish

Against the backdrop of a festival in Gotland, in the Baltic Sea, Sweden’s European Union presidency considers environmental priorities, fish

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Muammar al-Gaddafi, Libyan leader

“Africans believe that their wealth has been plundered, that`s why they chase after riches. When they work in Europe, they think it`s their right to

“Africans believe that their wealth has been plundered, that`s why they chase after riches. When they work in Europe, they think it`s their right to

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One dead in Pamplona bull run

The annual running of the bulls in the Spanish city of Pamplona has suffered its first human fatality for six years. The San Fermines fiesta attracts

The annual running of the bulls in the Spanish city of Pamplona has suffered its first human fatality for six years. The San Fermines fiesta attracts

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Protesters march on L'Aquila as G8 ends

Protesters have been keeping up the pressure on the G8, marching on the summit venue in their thousands. Trade unions and anti-globalisation

Protesters have been keeping up the pressure on the G8, marching on the summit venue in their thousands. Trade unions and anti-globalisation

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Barack Obama confirms G8 engagement

As expected, the G8 summit in Italy has led to an announcement on funding for agricultural sustainability and food security in developing countries

As expected, the G8 summit in Italy has led to an announcement on funding for agricultural sustainability and food security in developing countries

Culture

Karlovy Vary displays low-budget wonders

The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic has provided a platform for film-makers with a talent for making something out of

The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic has provided a platform for film-makers with a talent for making something out of

Culture

Grozny stages contemporary art exhibition

The first exhibition of contemporary art to open in Chechnya for decades has gone on display in the capital Grozny. Paintings by a Russian winner of

The first exhibition of contemporary art to open in Chechnya for decades has gone on display in the capital Grozny. Paintings by a Russian winner of

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Security, tension and deaths rise in Urumqi

Thousands of people are reported to be fleeing towns and cities in western China, after ethnic clashes between Uighur Muslims and Han Chinese. The

Thousands of people are reported to be fleeing towns and cities in western China, after ethnic clashes between Uighur Muslims and Han Chinese. The

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Obama and Gaddafi shake hands at G8 dinner

They are images one could barely have imagined until recently – a warm handshake between an American President and Muammar Gaddafi. Ronald Reagan

They are images one could barely have imagined until recently – a warm handshake between an American President and Muammar Gaddafi. Ronald Reagan

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Urumqi mosques closed for Friday prayers

Many major mosques are closed for Friday prayers in the restive city of Urumqi in China’s Xinjiang region, amid a massive security crackdown

Many major mosques are closed for Friday prayers in the restive city of Urumqi in China’s Xinjiang region, amid a massive security crackdown

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No breakthrough in Honduras talks

Talks are continuing to try to resolve the political crisis in Honduras with a breakthrough still nowhere in sight. The country’s ousted president

Talks are continuing to try to resolve the political crisis in Honduras with a breakthrough still nowhere in sight. The country’s ousted president

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Questions remain about Jackson's death

Michael Jackson’s sudden death two weeks ago is still shrouded in mystery. Subpoenas have reportedly been issued by the Los Angeles Coroner’s

Michael Jackson’s sudden death two weeks ago is still shrouded in mystery. Subpoenas have reportedly been issued by the Los Angeles Coroner’s

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Man killed in Pamplona bull run

A man has been gored to death in the traditional running of the bulls in Pamplona in northern Spain. It happened during the fourth run of the

A man has been gored to death in the traditional running of the bulls in Pamplona in northern Spain. It happened during the fourth run of the

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Honduran rivals make timid start to leadership talks

The two rivals for power in Honduras have begun talks in Costa Rica but there was no face-to-face meeting or breakthrough in the crisis, which was

The two rivals for power in Honduras have begun talks in Costa Rica but there was no face-to-face meeting or breakthrough in the crisis, which was

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Bombers target Basque socialists

A bomb has exploded outside the Socialist Party headquarters in Spain’s Basque country. No-one was injured but 40 local residents had to be

A bomb has exploded outside the Socialist Party headquarters in Spain’s Basque country. No-one was injured but 40 local residents had to be

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Mixed results as G8 grows in number

The number of world leaders continues to multiply in L’Aquila, with mixed results. The G8 met the G5 developing countries and four other

The number of world leaders continues to multiply in L’Aquila, with mixed results. The G8 met the G5 developing countries and four other

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Police rule out fresh phone hacking inquiry

British police say they will not be reopening an investigation into an illegal phone tapping operation allegedly launched by the News of the World

British police say they will not be reopening an investigation into an illegal phone tapping operation allegedly launched by the News of the World