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2009-09-27

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Portuguese Elections: winner's speech

Jose Socrates, the Prime Minister and leader of the winning Socialist Party has given a speech to his supporters. In a victory speech to his

Jose Socrates, the Prime Minister and leader of the winning Socialist Party has given a speech to his supporters. In a victory speech to his

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Portuguese Elections: partial results

With three-quarters of the votes counted, the partial results for the Portuguese elections indicate that the ruling Socialist Party has won the

With three-quarters of the votes counted, the partial results for the Portuguese elections indicate that the ruling Socialist Party has won the

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German Elections: Guido Westerwalle reaction

Guido Westerwalle at the Free Democratic Party headquarters made a speech thanking all the party’s supporters, campaigners and voters. He said that

Guido Westerwalle at the Free Democratic Party headquarters made a speech thanking all the party’s supporters, campaigners and voters. He said that

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German Elections: Angela Merkel reaction

At the CDU (Christian Democratic Union)headquarters, a jubilant Angela Merkel made a speech which was greeted by rousing applause.   She said she now

At the CDU (Christian Democratic Union)headquarters, a jubilant Angela Merkel made a speech which was greeted by rousing applause.   She said she now

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Polanski arrested over under-aged sex warrant

Film director Roman Polanski has been taken into custody, according to the organisers of the Zurich Film Festival.   They say he was detained when he

Film director Roman Polanski has been taken into custody, according to the organisers of the Zurich Film Festival.   They say he was detained when he

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Iran tests missiles

Iran’s test of two short-range missiles today will send tensions between Iran and the West sky-rocketing. Iran has also announced plans to test a

Iran’s test of two short-range missiles today will send tensions between Iran and the West sky-rocketing. Iran has also announced plans to test a

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German Elections: Socialists admit defeat

In a speech at the party’s headquarters in Berlin, Socialist Party leader Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that the result had been disappointing but

In a speech at the party’s headquarters in Berlin, Socialist Party leader Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that the result had been disappointing but

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German Elections: exit polls

Exit polls show that Angela’s Merkel’s CDU party (The Christian Democratic Union) has won 33.8% of the vote (down from 35.2% in 2005.)   Frank-Walter

Exit polls show that Angela’s Merkel’s CDU party (The Christian Democratic Union) has won 33.8% of the vote (down from 35.2% in 2005.)   Frank-Walter

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German Elections: voting underway

Members from Germany’s vast array of parties were out voting today along with the rest of the German electorate. Germany’s Free Democrat leader

Members from Germany’s vast array of parties were out voting today along with the rest of the German electorate. Germany’s Free Democrat leader

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Portuguese Election: leaders vote

Portugal’s main election candidates have cast their ballots, calling on other voters in the country to follow their lead. According to opinion

Portugal’s main election candidates have cast their ballots, calling on other voters in the country to follow their lead. According to opinion

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Portuguese Elections: voting underway

One of Portugal’s leading citizens, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, cast his ballot in Lisbon. According to surveys before the

One of Portugal’s leading citizens, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, cast his ballot in Lisbon. According to surveys before the

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel votes

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has voted today. While she’s the favourite, polls suggest she may no longer have enough support to be able to

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has voted today. While she’s the favourite, polls suggest she may no longer have enough support to be able to

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Social Democrat Chancellor candidate Frank Walter Steinmeier votes

The Social Democrat Chancellor candidate, Frank Walter Steinmeier has cast his vote in Berlin. He was a political unknown at the national level

The Social Democrat Chancellor candidate, Frank Walter Steinmeier has cast his vote in Berlin. He was a political unknown at the national level

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Portugal goes to polls

Voters in Portugal are casting their ballots in an election, that will decide who governs the country. The ruling Socialists are expected to win the

Voters in Portugal are casting their ballots in an election, that will decide who governs the country. The ruling Socialists are expected to win the

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Polanski in Swiss custody

Film director Roman Polanski has been taken into custody, according to organisers of the Zurich Film Festival. They claim Polanski was detained on

Film director Roman Polanski has been taken into custody, according to organisers of the Zurich Film Festival. They claim Polanski was detained on

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Free Democrat Leader Westerwelle votes in Germany

Germany’s Free Democrat leader Guido Westerwelle has cast his ballot in Bonn. He’s hoping that his FDP party will gather enough votes to form a

Germany’s Free Democrat leader Guido Westerwelle has cast his ballot in Bonn. He’s hoping that his FDP party will gather enough votes to form a

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Three French soldiers die in Afghanistan

Three French soldiers have died in Afghanistan adding to the 31 other French military deaths. The number is a fraction of the total coalition force

Three French soldiers have died in Afghanistan adding to the 31 other French military deaths. The number is a fraction of the total coalition force

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Nuclear tensions rise as Iran tests missiles

Tensions between Iran and the West are set to skyrocket, with Iran’s test of two short-range missiles earlier today. The maneuver forms part of

Tensions between Iran and the West are set to skyrocket, with Iran’s test of two short-range missiles earlier today. The maneuver forms part of

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Socialist PM Socrates leads in polls

The ruling Socialists are expected to win today’s parliamentary elections in Portugal. But Prime Minister Jose Socrates is unlikely to regain his

The ruling Socialists are expected to win today’s parliamentary elections in Portugal. But Prime Minister Jose Socrates is unlikely to regain his

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Chinese director wins San Sebastian film award

The jury at the San Sebastian film festival has awarded Chinese director Lu Chuan the “Golden Shell” prize for his movie “City of Life and Death.”

The jury at the San Sebastian film festival has awarded Chinese director Lu Chuan the “Golden Shell” prize for his movie “City of Life and Death.”

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Papal visit to boost Czech Catholic church

On his first visit to the Czech Republic Pope Benedict has urged Czechs to rediscover their Christian roots trampled on by 40 years of totalitarian

On his first visit to the Czech Republic Pope Benedict has urged Czechs to rediscover their Christian roots trampled on by 40 years of totalitarian

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Who will partner Merkel in coalition?

Opinion polls in Germany leave little doubt that Chancellor Angela Merkel will remain in her post after today’s election. But what’s uncertain is

Opinion polls in Germany leave little doubt that Chancellor Angela Merkel will remain in her post after today’s election. But what’s uncertain is