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2009-11-14

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key test for Kosovo as it prepares to go to the polls

One and a half million Kosovans go to the polls tomorrow in local council elections, the first since Kosovo unilaterally declared its independence

One and a half million Kosovans go to the polls tomorrow in local council elections, the first since Kosovo unilaterally declared its independence

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APEC tells Obama to trade fair.

Barack Obama has promised leaders at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Singapore that the US will put its economic energy back into the

Barack Obama has promised leaders at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Singapore that the US will put its economic energy back into the

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Britain again under fire for Iraqi abuses

New claims that British troops have been involved in brutality, torture and rape in Iraq have been made to the defence ministry in London. It says

New claims that British troops have been involved in brutality, torture and rape in Iraq have been made to the defence ministry in London. It says

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Slovenia signs up to South Stream

Russia’s plan to channel gas directly to Europe has moved a step closer to reality after Slovenia put pen to paper on the South Stream deal. The

Russia’s plan to channel gas directly to Europe has moved a step closer to reality after Slovenia put pen to paper on the South Stream deal. The

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Netherlands to charge road tax by the kilometre

The Netherlands has said it is to scrap all road and vehicle tax by 2012 and replace it with a ‘green’ charge based on the distance driven. The

The Netherlands has said it is to scrap all road and vehicle tax by 2012 and replace it with a ‘green’ charge based on the distance driven. The

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Venice holds mock funeral

It was the scene of Thomas Mann’s famous work, ‘Death in Venice’ but now Venetians have held a mock funeral to highlight the Italian city’s sinking

It was the scene of Thomas Mann’s famous work, ‘Death in Venice’ but now Venetians have held a mock funeral to highlight the Italian city’s sinking

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Kosovo votes but will its Serbs?

The people of Kosovo are preparing to take part in their first elections since the disputed state declared its own independence early last year

The people of Kosovo are preparing to take part in their first elections since the disputed state declared its own independence early last year

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APEC seeks to put the trade balance right

Leaders of some of the world’s biggest powers have begun a regional summit in Singapore that seeks to free up the post recession global economy

Leaders of some of the world’s biggest powers have begun a regional summit in Singapore that seeks to free up the post recession global economy

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Lisbon Treaty checks in

The EU’s controversial Lisbon Treaty has finally checked in. At a ceremony in Rome, Czech Prime Minister Jan Fischer handed his government’s

The EU’s controversial Lisbon Treaty has finally checked in. At a ceremony in Rome, Czech Prime Minister Jan Fischer handed his government’s

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Seven dead in Indian train crash

A least seven people have been killed and dozens injured in a train crash in India. All fifteen coaches of the New Delhi-bound Mandor Express

A least seven people have been killed and dozens injured in a train crash in India. All fifteen coaches of the New Delhi-bound Mandor Express

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Investigators probe Russian arms depot blast

A criminal investigation is underway in Russia into possible negligence that may have led to an explosion at an arms depot yesterday. At least two

A criminal investigation is underway in Russia into possible negligence that may have led to an explosion at an arms depot yesterday. At least two

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Kosovo's landmark vote sees Serbs set to boycott

Kosovo prepares to go to polls on Sunday for the first time since declaring independence from Serbia in September last year. The municipal

Kosovo prepares to go to polls on Sunday for the first time since declaring independence from Serbia in September last year. The municipal

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US to try 9/11 suspects close to Ground Zero

The Obama administration’s decision to try the alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks and four others in a civilian court in New York, has divided

The Obama administration’s decision to try the alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks and four others in a civilian court in New York, has divided

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Eureka: Significant amounts of water detected in Luna crater

The mission to crash two spacecraft into the surface of the moon has detected about 25 gallons of water in the form of ice and vapour. Last month

The mission to crash two spacecraft into the surface of the moon has detected about 25 gallons of water in the form of ice and vapour. Last month