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2009-09-05

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NATO launches inquiry into Kunduz raid

NATO’s senior commander in northern Afghanistan has met survivors of yesterday’s fatal air strike in Kunduz. Rear Admiral Greg Smith’s visit came as

NATO’s senior commander in northern Afghanistan has met survivors of yesterday’s fatal air strike in Kunduz. Rear Admiral Greg Smith’s visit came as

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G20 ministers back curbs on bankers' bonuses

G20 finance ministers have agreed on a series of measures to curb the bank bonus culture and new lending rules to prevent a repeat of the financial

G20 finance ministers have agreed on a series of measures to curb the bank bonus culture and new lending rules to prevent a repeat of the financial

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Afghan bombing could influence German voters

Until now, Afghanistan has not played a big part in the run-up to Germany’s elections but Friday’s NATO bombing changed all that. With three weeks to

Until now, Afghanistan has not played a big part in the run-up to Germany’s elections but Friday’s NATO bombing changed all that. With three weeks to

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At least 15 drown as Macedonia tourist boat sinks

A tourist trip has ended in tragedy at a beauty spot in Macedonia. At least 15 people drowned when a sightseeing boat sank. Most of the more

A tourist trip has ended in tragedy at a beauty spot in Macedonia. At least 15 people drowned when a sightseeing boat sank. Most of the more

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Toxic seaweed suspected in French driver's death

Could fumes from mounds of rotting algae have killed a man? That is the strong suspicion in northwest France after a lorry driver transporting toxic

Could fumes from mounds of rotting algae have killed a man? That is the strong suspicion in northwest France after a lorry driver transporting toxic

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EU foreign ministers discuss Afghanistan

The civilian deaths in the Kunduz fuel tanker strike and growing public doubts about the war in Afghanistan have dominated a meeting of EU foreign

The civilian deaths in the Kunduz fuel tanker strike and growing public doubts about the war in Afghanistan have dominated a meeting of EU foreign

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EU foreign ministers question Afghan strategy

The deaths in Kunduz and growing public doubts about the war in Afghanistan have dominated a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Sweden. Luxembourg

The deaths in Kunduz and growing public doubts about the war in Afghanistan have dominated a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Sweden. Luxembourg

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Brown warns against G20 "complacency"

Britain says the world’s economies must stick together against the recession, saying faint signs of recovery could lead to complacency. Prime

Britain says the world’s economies must stick together against the recession, saying faint signs of recovery could lead to complacency. Prime

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German troops hurt in Afghan suicide blast

A suicide attack has injured four German soldiers in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province. The blast comes the day after a NATO airstrike there

A suicide attack has injured four German soldiers in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province. The blast comes the day after a NATO airstrike there

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More needle stabbings reported in China's far-west

There has been fresh ethnic turmoil on the streets of China’s far-west, with reports of more hypodermic needle attacks. Police drove off with an

There has been fresh ethnic turmoil on the streets of China’s far-west, with reports of more hypodermic needle attacks. Police drove off with an

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Straw's comments stoke Lockerbie trade row

Suspicions that business interests were involved in the decision to free the terminally-ill Lockerbie bomber have been stoked by a British minister’s

Suspicions that business interests were involved in the decision to free the terminally-ill Lockerbie bomber have been stoked by a British minister’s

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Marina Catena: soldier and humanitarian

Marina Catena is an military officer and a humanitarian and she has just become the first woman in the Italian army to receive the French Order of

Marina Catena is an military officer and a humanitarian and she has just become the first woman in the Italian army to receive the French Order of

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Cop controversy at the Venice Film Festival

Controversy dominated the Venice Film Festival, with two directors arguing about their work, one saying the other should go to hell. Bad

Controversy dominated the Venice Film Festival, with two directors arguing about their work, one saying the other should go to hell. Bad

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G20 leaders discuss path to recovery

The G20’s finance leaders are meeting in London to work out the best way forward for a global economy that appears to be healing. While there is

The G20’s finance leaders are meeting in London to work out the best way forward for a global economy that appears to be healing. While there is

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First round to the US after WTO Airbus ruling

The World Trade Organisation has ruled European subsidies to aircraft maker Airbus were illegal. The judgement still remains confidential, but

The World Trade Organisation has ruled European subsidies to aircraft maker Airbus were illegal. The judgement still remains confidential, but

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Switzerland demands Libya free 'hostages'

The president of Switzerland is coming under increasing pressure to extricate himself from a complicated situation involving Colonel Gaddafi’s son

The president of Switzerland is coming under increasing pressure to extricate himself from a complicated situation involving Colonel Gaddafi’s son