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2009-08-18

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Pan-European Picnic remembered

A monument to freedom is all that suggests something significant ever happened on a small road separating Hungary and Austria. In 1989, an event

A monument to freedom is all that suggests something significant ever happened on a small road separating Hungary and Austria. In 1989, an event

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Germany political parties agree new EU treaty law

Germany’s main political parties have reached a deal on a law that will enable Berlin to ratify the EU’s Lisbon treaty. The legislation was

Germany’s main political parties have reached a deal on a law that will enable Berlin to ratify the EU’s Lisbon treaty. The legislation was

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Turkish bar owners fume over smoking ban

There’s no smoke without fire.   And in the Turkish capital Ankarra thousands of fuming bar owners and their clients came together to demonstrate

There’s no smoke without fire.   And in the Turkish capital Ankarra thousands of fuming bar owners and their clients came together to demonstrate

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Death toll expected to rise in Russian dam blast

Amateur video footage shows the moment of Monday’s blast at Russia’s largest dam. Sixty four people are still missing following the deadly impact

Amateur video footage shows the moment of Monday’s blast at Russia’s largest dam. Sixty four people are still missing following the deadly impact

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Monitors' concerns about Afghanistan vote

As Afghans prepare to go to the polls in Thursdays’ presidential election the international community is growing increasingly concerned on a number

As Afghans prepare to go to the polls in Thursdays’ presidential election the international community is growing increasingly concerned on a number

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UN chief joins tributes to South Korean leader

South Koreans have been paying tribute to Kim Dae-jung, the former president regarded by many as a towering figure in their country’s struggle for

South Koreans have been paying tribute to Kim Dae-jung, the former president regarded by many as a towering figure in their country’s struggle for

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Japan's electoral campaign kicks off

Official campaigning in Japan’s general election has begun with the opposition poised to take control for only the second time in half a century

Official campaigning in Japan’s general election has begun with the opposition poised to take control for only the second time in half a century

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Taliban targets troops and civilians in attacks

Several NATO troops are among at least seven people killed in a blast in Kabul as violence intensifies in the run-up to Afghanistan’s presidential

Several NATO troops are among at least seven people killed in a blast in Kabul as violence intensifies in the run-up to Afghanistan’s presidential

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Suspected ship hijackers arrested

Russia has arrested eight people in connection with the missing merchant ship Artic sea. Its disappearance left authorities baffled until the

Russia has arrested eight people in connection with the missing merchant ship Artic sea. Its disappearance left authorities baffled until the

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Polish docks on the rocks after sale collapses

The fate of two troubled Polish shipyards and thousands of jobs looks increasingly dire after the government in Warsaw failed to receive payment

The fate of two troubled Polish shipyards and thousands of jobs looks increasingly dire after the government in Warsaw failed to receive payment

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Hopes fade for the missing in Russian dam disaster

Russia says the chances of finding any of the 64 people still missing after the deadly blast at a hydro electric power station are increasingly dim

Russia says the chances of finding any of the 64 people still missing after the deadly blast at a hydro electric power station are increasingly dim

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US and Taliban prepared for long war

The election is being closely watched in the US where President Obama has made stablilising Afghanistan his top foreign policy priority. In an

The election is being closely watched in the US where President Obama has made stablilising Afghanistan his top foreign policy priority. In an

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NATO troops among victims of Kabul attacks

Two days before Afghanistan votes in a presidential election violence continues to keep tensions high. This morning a NATO convoy was hit in a car

Two days before Afghanistan votes in a presidential election violence continues to keep tensions high. This morning a NATO convoy was hit in a car

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South Korea mourns "Sunshine" president

The former South Korean President and Nobel Peace laureate Kim Dae-jung has died at the age of 85. Kim was revered at home for his struggle to

The former South Korean President and Nobel Peace laureate Kim Dae-jung has died at the age of 85. Kim was revered at home for his struggle to

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Obama urges patience over Afghanistan

US President Barack Obama has been trying to shore up public support for the conflict in Afghanistan. Thursday’s presidential election is widely

US President Barack Obama has been trying to shore up public support for the conflict in Afghanistan. Thursday’s presidential election is widely

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Merkel's rivals turn up heat ahead of German poll

The Greens are hoping to add some colour to what has so far been a lacklustre general election campaign in Germany. The party has formally launched

The Greens are hoping to add some colour to what has so far been a lacklustre general election campaign in Germany. The party has formally launched

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Russia reassures after power plant disaster

Russian authorities have reassured people living near a disaster-hit power station that a massive dam at the facility won’t collapse. At least 11

Russian authorities have reassured people living near a disaster-hit power station that a massive dam at the facility won’t collapse. At least 11

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Former warlord Dostum backs Karzai

Final preparations are underway in Afghanistan ahead of Thursday’s presidential election. Despite the volatile security situation, 6,500 polling

Final preparations are underway in Afghanistan ahead of Thursday’s presidential election. Despite the volatile security situation, 6,500 polling

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NATO launches new anti-piracy operation

NATO has launched Operation Ocean Shield to fight piracy off the Horn of Africa. Pirates, most of them Somali gangs, attacked more than 130

NATO has launched Operation Ocean Shield to fight piracy off the Horn of Africa. Pirates, most of them Somali gangs, attacked more than 130

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Romanian police set to strike over pay

Police in Romania are planning a five-day protest over pay and working conditions. Staff have been complaining for months that they have been

Police in Romania are planning a five-day protest over pay and working conditions. Staff have been complaining for months that they have been