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2010-02-07

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Dozens feared dead in US power plant blast

Dozens of people are feared dead in a huge explosion at a power plant in the United States. Reports vary on the exact number of casualties. Police

Dozens of people are feared dead in a huge explosion at a power plant in the United States. Reports vary on the exact number of casualties. Police

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Portuguese police foil 'massive' attack on Spain

Spanish authorities say a major disaster has been averted following the discovery of a massive cache of explosives belonging to ETA in Portugal. At

Spanish authorities say a major disaster has been averted following the discovery of a massive cache of explosives belonging to ETA in Portugal. At

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Air and sea search for 'hazardous' containers

The Swedish coastguard is searching for three containers filled with hazardous materials which have fallen overboard from a cargo ship. The

The Swedish coastguard is searching for three containers filled with hazardous materials which have fallen overboard from a cargo ship. The

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Karzai calls for end to civilian casualties

President Hamid Karzai has appealed for an end to all civilian casualties caused by military raids on Afghan villages. He was speaking on the last

President Hamid Karzai has appealed for an end to all civilian casualties caused by military raids on Afghan villages. He was speaking on the last

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At least two dead in massive US energy plant blast

Two people have died and dozens more are believed to have been injured in a massive explosion at an energy plant in Middletown, near Hartford

Two people have died and dozens more are believed to have been injured in a massive explosion at an energy plant in Middletown, near Hartford

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Commission less neo-liberal than before - expert

Political expert Mario Telo, from the Institute for European Studies in Brussels, speaks to euronews about the European

Political expert Mario Telo, from the Institute for European Studies in Brussels, speaks to euronews about the European

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Commissioners must convince MEPs they can do the job

To become a European Commissioner means sitting a test. The European Parliament has power of approval over the whole team, though individual

To become a European Commissioner means sitting a test. The European Parliament has power of approval over the whole team, though individual

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Workings of the European Commission

Headquartered in the Berlaymont building in Brussels, the European Commission acts as an executive of the European Union, like a supranational

Headquartered in the Berlaymont building in Brussels, the European Commission acts as an executive of the European Union, like a supranational

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Barroso, centrist reformer and chameleon

José Manuel Barroso, in his first five years in office as President of the European Commission, showed his power of political adaptability so often

José Manuel Barroso, in his first five years in office as President of the European Commission, showed his power of political adaptability so often

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Black box find could provide clue to Beirut jet crash

Search teams have retrieved one of the flight recorders belonging to an Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed off the coast of Lebanon last month

Search teams have retrieved one of the flight recorders belonging to an Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed off the coast of Lebanon last month

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Tense presidential run-off vote underway in Ukraine

Ukrainians are going to the polls to choose a new president after a bitter election campaign with the two contenders accusing each other of plotting

Ukrainians are going to the polls to choose a new president after a bitter election campaign with the two contenders accusing each other of plotting

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Iran raises stakes in nuclear dispute

Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has told his country’s Atomic Energy Organisation to start work on producing nuclear fuel for a Tehran research

Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has told his country’s Atomic Energy Organisation to start work on producing nuclear fuel for a Tehran research

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Sarah Palin has a pop at Barack Obama

She is back. Pugnacious Republican Sarah Palin has made an appearance at the national convention of the “Tea Party” movement, which takes its name

She is back. Pugnacious Republican Sarah Palin has made an appearance at the national convention of the “Tea Party” movement, which takes its name

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Chinchilla favourite to win Costa Rican presidency

The people of Costa Rica are going to the polls today to elect a new president. Laura Chinchilla is favourite to win the contest and become the

The people of Costa Rica are going to the polls today to elect a new president. Laura Chinchilla is favourite to win the contest and become the

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US struggles to cope with "Snowmageddon"

The United States is enjoying a brief respite after the worst snow storm in nine decades caused chaos across the east coast from West Virginia to New

The United States is enjoying a brief respite after the worst snow storm in nine decades caused chaos across the east coast from West Virginia to New

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Ukranians vote in Presidential run-off

Ukrainians are voting today in a run-off presidential election between pro-Russian Viktor Yanukovich and western-leaning Prime Minister Yulia

Ukrainians are voting today in a run-off presidential election between pro-Russian Viktor Yanukovich and western-leaning Prime Minister Yulia

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G7 clears Haiti's debts

A two-day summit of G7 industrialised countries has culminated in a promise to erase Haiti’s debt to them. But host Canada warned there was still

A two-day summit of G7 industrialised countries has culminated in a promise to erase Haiti’s debt to them. But host Canada warned there was still

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7-year-old samba queen row in Brazil

She has been dubbed the Shirley Temple of samba. But picking seven-year-old Julia Lira as a samba school’s drum corps queen for next week’s Rio

She has been dubbed the Shirley Temple of samba. But picking seven-year-old Julia Lira as a samba school’s drum corps queen for next week’s Rio