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2009-08-22

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EU observers cry foul over Afghan elections

There are increasing claims and accusations over fraud in Afghanistan’s presidential election. EU monitors say the poll was generally fair but not

There are increasing claims and accusations over fraud in Afghanistan’s presidential election. EU monitors say the poll was generally fair but not

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Britain denies deal on Lockerbie release

The British Government is under pressure after allegations of an alleged trade deal behind the release of Lockerbie bomber Abdul Basset al Megrahi

The British Government is under pressure after allegations of an alleged trade deal behind the release of Lockerbie bomber Abdul Basset al Megrahi

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Greek forest fire rages near Athens

Firefighters in Greece are battling to control a large wildfire on the outskirts of the capital, Athens. The blaze broke out late on Friday

Firefighters in Greece are battling to control a large wildfire on the outskirts of the capital, Athens. The blaze broke out late on Friday

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Fed-up French farmers target foreign foods

Dozens of French farmers have been protesting over the presence of foreign foods in local supermarkets. A number of stores in the south, near

Dozens of French farmers have been protesting over the presence of foreign foods in local supermarkets. A number of stores in the south, near

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GM-Opel saga heats up German election race

The General Motors-Opel saga continues to make political mileage in Germany. On Friday, GM said it needed more time to decide who to sell Opel to

The General Motors-Opel saga continues to make political mileage in Germany. On Friday, GM said it needed more time to decide who to sell Opel to

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Flu and recession dampen Ramadan holiday spirits

The holy month of Ramadan has begun for the majority of Muslims across the world. As tradition dictates, all Muslims must refrain from drinking

The holy month of Ramadan has begun for the majority of Muslims across the world. As tradition dictates, all Muslims must refrain from drinking

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Britain denies deal made for Lockerbie release

Britain is strongly denying Libyan claims that the Lockerbie bomber’s release was linked to trade deals. Last night Abdel Basset al-Megrahi

Britain is strongly denying Libyan claims that the Lockerbie bomber’s release was linked to trade deals. Last night Abdel Basset al-Megrahi

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Outrage over Iran's 'wanted' man

Interpol has confirmed that the man set to become Iran’s new Defence Minister is on a list of men wanted in connection with the bombing of a Jewish

Interpol has confirmed that the man set to become Iran’s new Defence Minister is on a list of men wanted in connection with the bombing of a Jewish

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EU says fraud marked Afghan vote

Election observers in Afghanistan have described Thursday’s presidential vote as generally fair but not free because of widespread fraud and voter

Election observers in Afghanistan have described Thursday’s presidential vote as generally fair but not free because of widespread fraud and voter

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Greece battles to limit wildfire damage

Firefighters are trying to contain hundreds of wildfires that are threatening villages across mainland Greece. One of the largest blazes erupted

Firefighters are trying to contain hundreds of wildfires that are threatening villages across mainland Greece. One of the largest blazes erupted

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Korean neighbours back on speaking terms

South Korean officials are hosting their North Korean counterparts in the first high-level talks between the two countries for nearly two years

South Korean officials are hosting their North Korean counterparts in the first high-level talks between the two countries for nearly two years

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Markets rally amid Bernanke optimism

The chairman of the US Federal Bank has given his strongest indication yet that he thinks the global recession could be coming to an end. Ben

The chairman of the US Federal Bank has given his strongest indication yet that he thinks the global recession could be coming to an end. Ben

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Hungarian President denied Slovak visit

A diplomatic row between two NATO and EU allies, has left the Hungarian President stranded on the border with Slovakia. President Laszlo Solyom

A diplomatic row between two NATO and EU allies, has left the Hungarian President stranded on the border with Slovakia. President Laszlo Solyom

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UK denies trade eased al-Megrahi release

Britain has denied claims from Libya that secret trade deals helped win freedom for the Lockerbie bomber. Colonel Gaddafi sealed Abdelbaset Ali

Britain has denied claims from Libya that secret trade deals helped win freedom for the Lockerbie bomber. Colonel Gaddafi sealed Abdelbaset Ali

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More ETA arms caches found in France

Three more terrorist arms dumps have been found in southwestern France, bringing the total to at least six in the past two days. Close cooperation

Three more terrorist arms dumps have been found in southwestern France, bringing the total to at least six in the past two days. Close cooperation