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2010-03-26

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Allawi wins tight Iraqi election

Former prime minister Iyad Allawi has been declared the winner of the election in Iraq. The results give Allawi’s party 91 seats to the current

Former prime minister Iyad Allawi has been declared the winner of the election in Iraq. The results give Allawi’s party 91 seats to the current

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Pope under more pressure over sex-abuse claims

The Catholic church in France and England and Wales has declared its support for Pope Benedict XVI, who has been accused of personal involvement in

The Catholic church in France and England and Wales has declared its support for Pope Benedict XVI, who has been accused of personal involvement in

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US-Russia seal historic new arms treaty

The United States and Russia have agreed on a landmark deal to reduce strategic nuclear weapons, to replace the cold-war era START treaty that

The United States and Russia have agreed on a landmark deal to reduce strategic nuclear weapons, to replace the cold-war era START treaty that

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Israeli soldiers killed on Gaza border

Two Israeli soldiers have been killed and there are reports of two Palestinian fatalities on the border with Gaza. Eyewitnesses say a rocket was

Two Israeli soldiers have been killed and there are reports of two Palestinian fatalities on the border with Gaza. Eyewitnesses say a rocket was

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Italy's regional election test for Berlusconi

Italians go to the polls this weekend for regional elections, seen as a test of the support for the Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, two years short

Italians go to the polls this weekend for regional elections, seen as a test of the support for the Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, two years short

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Political TV blackout in Italy

Always in the spotlight, and even more so when there’s an election in the offing, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has pulled out all the

Always in the spotlight, and even more so when there’s an election in the offing, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has pulled out all the

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Greece wins eurozone loan guarantee with proviso: last resort only

The birthplace of democracy has won a massive loan guarantee from its euro partners, but Greece can only get the money if it fails to raise funds on

The birthplace of democracy has won a massive loan guarantee from its euro partners, but Greece can only get the money if it fails to raise funds on

Business

US growth strong but weaker than expected

The US economy grew at slightly slower pace than previously estimated in the fourth quarter of 2009, according to latest data. GDP expanded by 5.6

The US economy grew at slightly slower pace than previously estimated in the fourth quarter of 2009, according to latest data. GDP expanded by 5.6

Business

Russia chops interest rates to historic low

Russia’s central bank has cut interest rates by another quarter of a percentage point, to a record low. The move, the 12th in less than a year, aims

Russia’s central bank has cut interest rates by another quarter of a percentage point, to a record low. The move, the 12th in less than a year, aims

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Euro picks up on after Greek safety deal news

Markets have so far given a thumbs up to the deal by eurozone leaders in Brussels to protect debt-laden Greece. The euro saw slight gains against

Markets have so far given a thumbs up to the deal by eurozone leaders in Brussels to protect debt-laden Greece. The euro saw slight gains against

Business

Car giants set for symbolic share swap

Partners Renault Nissan are reportedly in final stage talks with German car giant Daimler to swap stakes in each other. All three automakers have

Partners Renault Nissan are reportedly in final stage talks with German car giant Daimler to swap stakes in each other. All three automakers have

Business

Fashion to Frankfurt: Tom Tailor share offer

German fashion house Tom Tailor has floated on the Frankfurt stock market in an effort to slice debt. The initial public share offer should raise

German fashion house Tom Tailor has floated on the Frankfurt stock market in an effort to slice debt. The initial public share offer should raise

Culture

The feminine side of flamenco

Women have often been the inspiration or driving force behind flamenco, yet over many years they have been relegated to second place.

Women have often been the inspiration or driving force behind flamenco, yet over many years they have been relegated to second place.

Culture

How To Train Your Dragon poised for flight

Based on Cressida Cowell’s book, 3D animation How To Train Your Dragon follows teenage Viking Hiccup, played by Jay Baruchel, who just doesn’t fit in

Based on Cressida Cowell’s book, 3D animation How To Train Your Dragon follows teenage Viking Hiccup, played by Jay Baruchel, who just doesn’t fit in

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Search resumes for answers to Air France crash

Investigators into last June’s Air France crash in the Atlantic have launched the third phase of the operation to recover the Airbus 330’s flight

Investigators into last June’s Air France crash in the Atlantic have launched the third phase of the operation to recover the Airbus 330’s flight

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Russia/Ukraine gas war set for thaw?

After years of tension, there are signs Russia and Ukraine may be edging closer to a compromise over gas supplies. At talks in Moscow, Ukraine’s

After years of tension, there are signs Russia and Ukraine may be edging closer to a compromise over gas supplies. At talks in Moscow, Ukraine’s

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Israel mulls White House demands

Security is tight the morning after the Israeli Prime Minister’s return from a tense visit to Washington. Benjamin Netanyahu’s spokesman said there

Security is tight the morning after the Israeli Prime Minister’s return from a tense visit to Washington. Benjamin Netanyahu’s spokesman said there

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US healthcare bill passes

The US Congress has approved the final changes to President Barack Obama’s epic healthcare reform law. The final measures include making insurance

The US Congress has approved the final changes to President Barack Obama’s epic healthcare reform law. The final measures include making insurance

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Eurozone-IMF joint aid deal reprieves Greece

“A great day for the euro…” With these words German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed an agreement by the 16 EU countries using the euro single

“A great day for the euro…” With these words German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed an agreement by the 16 EU countries using the euro single

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Toyota faces tidal wave of lawsuits

Troubled Toyota has suspended production at its British and French factories, in part because of a catastrophic collapse in sales. The world’s

Troubled Toyota has suspended production at its British and French factories, in part because of a catastrophic collapse in sales. The world’s

Nocomment

Head shaving in Thailand

Red shirt protesters shaved their head in their latest gestures to pressure the government to call House dissolution.

Red shirt protesters shaved their head in their latest gestures to pressure the government to call House dissolution.

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Greek Independence Day Parade

Military vehicles, planes and helicopters were absent from Greece’s Independence Day parade on March 25th as part of an effort to cut public sector

Military vehicles, planes and helicopters were absent from Greece’s Independence Day parade on March 25th as part of an effort to cut public sector

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Youth rally at the Vatican

Young Catholics gather for rally with Pope as sexual abuse scandals rock the church.

Young Catholics gather for rally with Pope as sexual abuse scandals rock the church.

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Mass protest in Miami for Cuban political prisoners

Tens of thousands of people, dressed in white, have taken to the streets of Miami, Florida, in the United States. Among the demonstrators were many

Tens of thousands of people, dressed in white, have taken to the streets of Miami, Florida, in the United States. Among the demonstrators were many

Europe

Europe's micro-credit success stories

They were unemployed or hit by a bad credit-rating, but today they are entrepreneurs – success stories of Europe’s micro-credits – small loans that

They were unemployed or hit by a bad credit-rating, but today they are entrepreneurs – success stories of Europe’s micro-credits – small loans that

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Young African football dreams dashed by fraudsters

African players who have made it to the top of European football are idols for thousands of young Africans who dream of following in their footsteps

African players who have made it to the top of European football are idols for thousands of young Africans who dream of following in their footsteps

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US Congress approves final healthcare changes

The US Congress has approved a package of final changes to President Barack Obama’s landmark healthcare overhaul. The House of Representatives put

The US Congress has approved a package of final changes to President Barack Obama’s landmark healthcare overhaul. The House of Representatives put