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2009-12-13

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Rail link reunites Serbia and Bosnia

Nearly 18 years after war stopped it in its tracks, the train service between Belgrade and Sarajevo has resumed. It was one of the victims of the

Nearly 18 years after war stopped it in its tracks, the train service between Belgrade and Sarajevo has resumed. It was one of the victims of the

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Lille's buses hit the gas

At first glance a bus in Lille, northern France, is just like any other. It is not running later, or with fewer seats. It is not slower, either, but

At first glance a bus in Lille, northern France, is just like any other. It is not running later, or with fewer seats. It is not slower, either, but

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More clashes in Copenhagen on climate

There have been more violent scenes between climate campaigners and police in Copenhagen. The delegates at the UN sponsored climate change

There have been more violent scenes between climate campaigners and police in Copenhagen. The delegates at the UN sponsored climate change

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Cooperation in Kandahar - Karzai and Brown meet

Britain’s Prime Minister and the Afghan President have met at Kandahar airbase, in part at least, to patch up relations that have become increasingly

Britain’s Prime Minister and the Afghan President have met at Kandahar airbase, in part at least, to patch up relations that have become increasingly

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Chile billionaire in poll position

Wealthy centre-right businessman Sebastian Pinera has cast his ballot in the first round of a presidential election in Chile. The conservative

Wealthy centre-right businessman Sebastian Pinera has cast his ballot in the first round of a presidential election in Chile. The conservative

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Separatists step up Catalan autonomy drive

A symbolic vote designed to test the Catalan public’s appetite for independence from Spain is underway in the region. As many as 700,000 people

A symbolic vote designed to test the Catalan public’s appetite for independence from Spain is underway in the region. As many as 700,000 people

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Bagapsh wins presidential poll in Abkhazia

Sergei Bagapsh has been re-elected President of the breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia in a vote hailed by Moscow as confirmation of statehood

Sergei Bagapsh has been re-elected President of the breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia in a vote hailed by Moscow as confirmation of statehood

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Berlusconi in hospital after attack

The Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been attacked at a square in Milan. Several witnesses say a young man launched at the 73 year

The Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been attacked at a square in Milan. Several witnesses say a young man launched at the 73 year

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Copenhagen protests continue

As the delegates at the Climate Change summit in Copenhagen took a day off, there was no let up in the protestors’ timetable. After a vast turnout

As the delegates at the Climate Change summit in Copenhagen took a day off, there was no let up in the protestors’ timetable. After a vast turnout

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Mugabe wins five more years as party leader

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has been endorsed as leader of his ZANU-PF party for another five years, promising to resist opposition calls to

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has been endorsed as leader of his ZANU-PF party for another five years, promising to resist opposition calls to

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Venezuela and Cuba sign trade deal

Venezuela’s anti-American President Hugo Chavez has signed a three billion dollar trade deal with Cuba. The cooperation agreement – worth the

Venezuela’s anti-American President Hugo Chavez has signed a three billion dollar trade deal with Cuba. The cooperation agreement – worth the

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Brown in Kandahar for talks with Karzai

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown is on a surprise visit to Afghanistan where he is holding talks with President Hamid Karzai in Kandahar. Brown –

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown is on a surprise visit to Afghanistan where he is holding talks with President Hamid Karzai in Kandahar. Brown –

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Billionaire favourite to win Chile vote

Chile is preparing for the first round of a presidential election which could see the end of two decades of centre-left rule since Augusto Pinochet

Chile is preparing for the first round of a presidential election which could see the end of two decades of centre-left rule since Augusto Pinochet

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Euro film glory for Haneke's 'White Ribbon'

A chilling look at the roots of Nazi terror has dominated the European Film Awards, winning three prizes including best film. Michael Haneke’s ‘The

A chilling look at the roots of Nazi terror has dominated the European Film Awards, winning three prizes including best film. Michael Haneke’s ‘The

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Worldwide demands grow for climate action

Protesters gathered in Madrid to add their voices to those calling for concrete measures to fight climate change. Demonstrators painted their hands

Protesters gathered in Madrid to add their voices to those calling for concrete measures to fight climate change. Demonstrators painted their hands

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Catalan votes on 'independence' from Spain

Separatism is in the air in Spain this weekend, as Catalunya stages an unofficial referendum on independence. Spain’s 17 regions already enjoy

Separatism is in the air in Spain this weekend, as Catalunya stages an unofficial referendum on independence. Spain’s 17 regions already enjoy

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Abkhazia holds 'independent' elections

Counting is underway in elections for the presidency of the rebel Georgian republic of Abkhazia. Only Russia, Nicaragua and Venezuela recognise the

Counting is underway in elections for the presidency of the rebel Georgian republic of Abkhazia. Only Russia, Nicaragua and Venezuela recognise the

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Hundreds arrested at climate change demo

Danish police say they’ve arrested nearly a thousand people during mass protests on the fringes of the climate change summit in Copenhagen. Many of

Danish police say they’ve arrested nearly a thousand people during mass protests on the fringes of the climate change summit in Copenhagen. Many of