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2009-08-13

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Germany, France peak out of recession

The Eurozone’s two biggest economies have shown clear signs of coming out of recession. Defying forebodings, both France and Germany have officially

The Eurozone’s two biggest economies have shown clear signs of coming out of recession. Defying forebodings, both France and Germany have officially

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Lotto fever soars in Italy

It is being called Lotto-Tourism. Hundreds of Germans, Austrians and other foreigners have been racing to Italy by plane, car and train to buy

It is being called Lotto-Tourism. Hundreds of Germans, Austrians and other foreigners have been racing to Italy by plane, car and train to buy

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Many more feared killed in southern Taiwan

Local authorities say at least 300 people have probably been killed in a village in southern Taiwan in a series of landslides in the wake of typhoon

Local authorities say at least 300 people have probably been killed in a village in southern Taiwan in a series of landslides in the wake of typhoon

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Russian navy begins freighter search in earnest

The Russian navy has said a flotilla of its warships has arrived in the eastern Atlantic, and has begun a systematic search for the missing freighter

The Russian navy has said a flotilla of its warships has arrived in the eastern Atlantic, and has begun a systematic search for the missing freighter

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A buyer for Opel in sight

Car-maker Opel is a step closer to being bought out. Canadian automotive group Magna has reached agreement with Opel owner General Motors for it to

Car-maker Opel is a step closer to being bought out. Canadian automotive group Magna has reached agreement with Opel owner General Motors for it to

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Outgoing Fatah central committee veteran cries foul

As the long awaited Congress of the Palestinian Fatah faction draws to a close, the election of the central committee has come under fire from a

As the long awaited Congress of the Palestinian Fatah faction draws to a close, the election of the central committee has come under fire from a

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France and Germany exit recession

The eurozone’s two biggest economies have come out of recession. France and Germany enjoyed a surprise return to economic growth in the second

The eurozone’s two biggest economies have come out of recession. France and Germany enjoyed a surprise return to economic growth in the second

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Hijack most likely: missing ship's operators

The company that operates the missing cargo ship Arctic Sea believes it has most probably been hijacked. The 4,000 tonne vessel has not been in

The company that operates the missing cargo ship Arctic Sea believes it has most probably been hijacked. The 4,000 tonne vessel has not been in

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Honduras convulses from coup

Protesters in Honduras have been lashing out against a coup for a second day, including roughing up the vice-president of the congress. In the

Protesters in Honduras have been lashing out against a coup for a second day, including roughing up the vice-president of the congress. In the

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Lockerbie bomber's release imminent

Speculation is rife that the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing is on the verge of being freed. Abdelbasset al Megrahi remains the only

Speculation is rife that the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing is on the verge of being freed. Abdelbasset al Megrahi remains the only

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Taiwan's typhoon desperation

Public anger over rescue operations in Taiwan’s typhoon disaster is mixed with desperation for victims’ relatives. While the sky cleared over the

Public anger over rescue operations in Taiwan’s typhoon disaster is mixed with desperation for victims’ relatives. While the sky cleared over the

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Madonna concert angers Polish Catholic hardliners

It is not her first run-in with the Roman Catholic Church and it probably won’t be her last. This time, Madonna has upset a small group of Catholics

It is not her first run-in with the Roman Catholic Church and it probably won’t be her last. This time, Madonna has upset a small group of Catholics

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Black politician told "go home" by German far-right

Germany’s far-right has told a black politician appearing on regional election posters to go home to Angola. And the extreme NPD party has urged its

Germany’s far-right has told a black politician appearing on regional election posters to go home to Angola. And the extreme NPD party has urged its

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Maritime mystery of 'hijacked' freighter

The Russian navy has joined the hunt for a missing cargo ship which may have been pirated in European waters. Mystery surrounds the whereabouts of

The Russian navy has joined the hunt for a missing cargo ship which may have been pirated in European waters. Mystery surrounds the whereabouts of

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Georgia slams Putin's Abkhazia visit

The anniversary of last August’s war in the Caucasus was always going to be a sensitive occasion. But the surprise visit of Russian Prime Minister to

The anniversary of last August’s war in the Caucasus was always going to be a sensitive occasion. But the surprise visit of Russian Prime Minister to

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Frenchwoman must stay in Iran despite bail

A Frenchwoman accused of spying in Iran has been told she will not be allowed to leave the country even if she is given bail. Clotilde Reiss was

A Frenchwoman accused of spying in Iran has been told she will not be allowed to leave the country even if she is given bail. Clotilde Reiss was

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Lockerbie bomber 'may be released' soon

Speculation is growing that the convicted Lockerbie bomber may soon be freed. Libyan Abdelbasset al Megrahi is the only person ever jailed for the

Speculation is growing that the convicted Lockerbie bomber may soon be freed. Libyan Abdelbasset al Megrahi is the only person ever jailed for the