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2009-11-06

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Kosovo energy fears if power plant shuts down

The EU has called for the closure of a polluting power plant in Kosovo but it is feared a shut-down could mean energy shortages. The Kosovo

The EU has called for the closure of a polluting power plant in Kosovo but it is feared a shut-down could mean energy shortages. The Kosovo

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Military forces in Afghanistan

Foreign troops are paying a heavy price for their involvement in Afghanistan. Last year, a record 294 soldiers lost their lives. This year the

Foreign troops are paying a heavy price for their involvement in Afghanistan. Last year, a record 294 soldiers lost their lives. This year the

Europe

EU top jobs

The chances of British Foreign Secretary David Miliband becoming the European Union’s foreign policy chief are improving. Italian Massimo

The chances of British Foreign Secretary David Miliband becoming the European Union’s foreign policy chief are improving. Italian Massimo

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Pre-Copenhagen climate talks make little progress

Environmental groups have scaled the heights of Barcelona’s Colombus Monument, hanging a banner ahead of the crucial Copenhagen climate summit

Environmental groups have scaled the heights of Barcelona’s Colombus Monument, hanging a banner ahead of the crucial Copenhagen climate summit

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Protesters breach Israel's security barricade

Israel’s high security wall in the occupied West Bank has been breached by Palestinian protesters. Using a hydraulic car jack, masked youths

Israel’s high security wall in the occupied West Bank has been breached by Palestinian protesters. Using a hydraulic car jack, masked youths

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Spanish hostage families urge government to act

The families of Spanish fishermen who Somali pirates have threatened to kill have urged their government to give in to the gang’s demands. The

The families of Spanish fishermen who Somali pirates have threatened to kill have urged their government to give in to the gang’s demands. The

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Brown warns Karzai over Afghan corruption

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has warned Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai that he will not put the lives of British soldiers in harms way

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has warned Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai that he will not put the lives of British soldiers in harms way

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Romania's Basescu nominates PM but crisis goes on

He is Romania’s Prime Minister-designate but Bucharest district mayor Liviu Nogoita’s chances of actually getting the job appear slim. He is

He is Romania’s Prime Minister-designate but Bucharest district mayor Liviu Nogoita’s chances of actually getting the job appear slim. He is

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Europe's Afghan engagement

The foreign troop presence in Afghanistan may hit the headlines but reconstruction efforts are equally important for the country’s stability. The

The foreign troop presence in Afghanistan may hit the headlines but reconstruction efforts are equally important for the country’s stability. The

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Fort Hood suspect cried Allahu Akbar say witnesses

The motive for the deadly Fort Hood shooting rampage that has left America reeling is still unclear. But eyewitnesses say suspected gunman Nidal

The motive for the deadly Fort Hood shooting rampage that has left America reeling is still unclear. But eyewitnesses say suspected gunman Nidal

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Afghanistan: What next?

“We will keep trying our best to address the questions that we have facing Afghanistan and to make sure that the wishes of the Afghan people come

“We will keep trying our best to address the questions that we have facing Afghanistan and to make sure that the wishes of the Afghan people come

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Big in Berlin - Beyonce triumphs at MTV awards

There was only one show in town as Beyonce swept the boards at the MTV Europe awards in Berlin. Since its release a year ago Beyonce’s album “I am

There was only one show in town as Beyonce swept the boards at the MTV Europe awards in Berlin. Since its release a year ago Beyonce’s album “I am

Europe

Visa-free EU travel for Balkan states?

The European Commission has proposed that citizens from Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia be allowed to travel freely to the EU member countries

The European Commission has proposed that citizens from Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia be allowed to travel freely to the EU member countries

Culture

Antony Gormley spins into Beijing

It looks a bit as though a giant spider has been at work in the Galleria Continua in Beijing. But the steel cords are the work of British artist

It looks a bit as though a giant spider has been at work in the Galleria Continua in Beijing. But the steel cords are the work of British artist

Europe

Mauritania's battle with a new wave of terrorism

The terrorism that Tunisia experienced in the 1980s erupted in Algeria in the 1990s. The wave of terrorist activity later spread west to Morroco

The terrorism that Tunisia experienced in the 1980s erupted in Algeria in the 1990s. The wave of terrorist activity later spread west to Morroco

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French police hunt guard after 11m euro heist

French police are on the hunt for the driver of an armoured van who reportedly made off with more than 10 million euros he was transporting. The

French police are on the hunt for the driver of an armoured van who reportedly made off with more than 10 million euros he was transporting. The

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Somali pirates threaten to kill Spanish hostages

Somali gunmen have threatened to kill three Spanish sailors abducted from a fishing vessel if two suspected pirates being held in Spain are not

Somali gunmen have threatened to kill three Spanish sailors abducted from a fishing vessel if two suspected pirates being held in Spain are not

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Suspected US army base gunman held

A US army psychiatrist who went on a shooting rampage at an American military complex is still alive. At least 12 people were killed and 31

A US army psychiatrist who went on a shooting rampage at an American military complex is still alive. At least 12 people were killed and 31

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Talks failure plunges Honduras back into crisis

There was anger and frustration in Honduras as talks to break a four month political crisis failed. Supporters of ousted President Manuel Zelaya

There was anger and frustration in Honduras as talks to break a four month political crisis failed. Supporters of ousted President Manuel Zelaya

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Afghanistan: The shaping of a nation

In this Peshawar market place in Pakistan, the majority of traders are Afghan refugees. There are 1.7 million displaced Afghans on Pakistani soil

In this Peshawar market place in Pakistan, the majority of traders are Afghan refugees. There are 1.7 million displaced Afghans on Pakistani soil

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Brown vows not to quit Afghan mission

Despite growing public disquiet British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has vowed not to walk away from Afghanistan. It follows a spate of British

Despite growing public disquiet British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has vowed not to walk away from Afghanistan. It follows a spate of British

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East Germany's economic renaissance

Since 1922 MZ has been producing motor bikes in eastern Germany close to the German-Czech border town of Zschopau. The brand has undergone a

Since 1922 MZ has been producing motor bikes in eastern Germany close to the German-Czech border town of Zschopau. The brand has undergone a

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Berlin Wall: Train of Freedom, leaving East Germany

Even before the fall of the Berlin Wall the frontiers with the West were starting to crumble.   20 years ago at Shopron, in Hungary, on August 19

Even before the fall of the Berlin Wall the frontiers with the West were starting to crumble.   20 years ago at Shopron, in Hungary, on August 19

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Berlin Wall memories

Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and in the shadow of the Brandenburg Gate two men meet. Gunter Ziehe and Peter Daube share common

Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and in the shadow of the Brandenburg Gate two men meet. Gunter Ziehe and Peter Daube share common

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Joy and bitterness over fall of Berlin Wall

At first there was joy and euphoria, but for some Germans reunification led to bitterness, not able to understand what they were facing. Egon Krenz

At first there was joy and euphoria, but for some Germans reunification led to bitterness, not able to understand what they were facing. Egon Krenz

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Escapes over the Berlin Wall

A part of the Berlin wall can still be seen in Bernauer Strasse. It was here that some of the early escapes from West to East took place. In the

A part of the Berlin wall can still be seen in Bernauer Strasse. It was here that some of the early escapes from West to East took place. In the