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2009-09-26

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Portuguese elections: economy

With the world still mired in the worst recession for decades the economy is, not surprisingly, the main issue in this Portuguese election.   For a

With the world still mired in the worst recession for decades the economy is, not surprisingly, the main issue in this Portuguese election.   For a

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German elections :senior citizens vote more than any other age group

There are seventeen million senior citizens in Germany, and they vote more than any other age group. Their influence means they are heavily courted

There are seventeen million senior citizens in Germany, and they vote more than any other age group. Their influence means they are heavily courted

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Chinese director takes top prize at San Sebastian

Chinese director Lu Chuan has won the coveted Golden Shell award at the San Sebastian film festival for his portait of the Sino-Japanese war “City of

Chinese director Lu Chuan has won the coveted Golden Shell award at the San Sebastian film festival for his portait of the Sino-Japanese war “City of

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Satellite images reveal Iranian nuclear site

A Washington-based research group says satellite images of a newly-revealed nuclear site in Iran may show entrances to an underground uranium

A Washington-based research group says satellite images of a newly-revealed nuclear site in Iran may show entrances to an underground uranium

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Germany headed for another coalition

No weekend off for Germany’s battling would-be chancellors. Angela Merkel and Frank Walter Steinmeier are trying to win over the one in four of the

No weekend off for Germany’s battling would-be chancellors. Angela Merkel and Frank Walter Steinmeier are trying to win over the one in four of the

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Pope urges Czech Catholics to return to fold

Pope Benedict XVI has called on Catholics in the Czech Republic to return to the fold, after years of declining Church numbers. He arrived in

Pope Benedict XVI has called on Catholics in the Czech Republic to return to the fold, after years of declining Church numbers. He arrived in

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Threats cloud German election and Oktoberfest

Extremist threats are casting a shadow over the annual Munich Beer Festival and last minute campaigning in Germany’s general election. Security

Extremist threats are casting a shadow over the annual Munich Beer Festival and last minute campaigning in Germany’s general election. Security

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Anti-veil protest in Brussels

Hundreds of women and their children demonstrated in Brussels on Saturday to calling for the veil and all other religious clothes or symbols to be

Hundreds of women and their children demonstrated in Brussels on Saturday to calling for the veil and all other religious clothes or symbols to be

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Polls spoil German right's dreams of victory

Opinion polls suggest the German chancellor Angela Merkel may be on her way back to power in tomorrow’s election but without her preferred coalition

Opinion polls suggest the German chancellor Angela Merkel may be on her way back to power in tomorrow’s election but without her preferred coalition

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Israel: new site proves Iran's nuclear ambitions

Israel’s foreign minister says the revelation of another nuclear site in Iran proves that the country wants to make atomic bombs. Avigdor Lieberman

Israel’s foreign minister says the revelation of another nuclear site in Iran proves that the country wants to make atomic bombs. Avigdor Lieberman

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Video threats to Germany on eve of election

German intelligence services say they’ are taking seriously threats made by Islamist extremist groups as the country prepares to go the polls

German intelligence services say they’ are taking seriously threats made by Islamist extremist groups as the country prepares to go the polls

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Portugal takes a break before voting

It is all over bar the ballot in Portugal, which votes tomorrow but takes a breather from the frenetic campaign today. The last three opinion

It is all over bar the ballot in Portugal, which votes tomorrow but takes a breather from the frenetic campaign today. The last three opinion

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Pope in Prague on mission to revive Czech faith

Pope Benedict XVI is visiting the Czech Republic today on a mission to revive faith in a country showing increasing indifference to religion. The

Pope Benedict XVI is visiting the Czech Republic today on a mission to revive faith in a country showing increasing indifference to religion. The

Europe

Will the Lisbon Treaty achieve its goals?

When a EU member state adopts the Lisbon Treaty, the ratification document is sent to Italy. If all 27 documents arrive in Rome, the Treaty will

When a EU member state adopts the Lisbon Treaty, the ratification document is sent to Italy. If all 27 documents arrive in Rome, the Treaty will

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The Group of 20 rich and developing nations

describe their economic crisis-fighting action a success. The final statement following the two day G-20 meeting in Pittsburgh states that

describe their economic crisis-fighting action a success. The final statement following the two day G-20 meeting in Pittsburgh states that

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Iran pressured to show its nuclear hand

Russian President Dmitri Medvedev says Iran will provide convincing proof about its peaceful intentions with its nuclear programme at a meeting of

Russian President Dmitri Medvedev says Iran will provide convincing proof about its peaceful intentions with its nuclear programme at a meeting of

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A tight race in German elections

The German electoral campaign enters the final stretch today too close to call. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s hopes of forming a centre-right coalition

The German electoral campaign enters the final stretch today too close to call. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s hopes of forming a centre-right coalition

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Boost for Socialists in Portugal

Portugal’s ruling Socialists have extended their lead over the opposition, according to a number of opinion polls ahead of Sunday’s elections. But

Portugal’s ruling Socialists have extended their lead over the opposition, according to a number of opinion polls ahead of Sunday’s elections. But