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2010-11-08

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How long will 'the Cavalier' hold the Italian reins?

Until now, there has been no talk of the man they call ‘the Cavalier’ leaving the prime minister’s office before the end of his term in 2013. But

Until now, there has been no talk of the man they call ‘the Cavalier’ leaving the prime minister’s office before the end of his term in 2013. But

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- A miner's marathon

Although he finished more than three and a half hours behind the champion, Chilean miner Edison Pena won the hearts of the millions of spectators

Although he finished more than three and a half hours behind the champion, Chilean miner Edison Pena won the hearts of the millions of spectators

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Obama backs India's call for UN permanent seat

President Barack Obama has ended his visit to India by endorsing its long-held demand for a permanent seat on the UN Security Council. The most

President Barack Obama has ended his visit to India by endorsing its long-held demand for a permanent seat on the UN Security Council. The most

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Fatal clashes at Western Sahara protest camp

A police officer and a firefighter have been stabbed to death as Moroccan security forces entered a protest camp in Western Sahara. The camp, home

A police officer and a firefighter have been stabbed to death as Moroccan security forces entered a protest camp in Western Sahara. The camp, home

Business

Chrysler drives back into the black

The American car-maker Chrysler, controlled by majority shareholder Fiat, says its Q3 loss was smaller than expected, and that if interest payments

The American car-maker Chrysler, controlled by majority shareholder Fiat, says its Q3 loss was smaller than expected, and that if interest payments

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Albania and Bosnia to see EU visa requirements lifted

Travellers from Albania and Bosnia will no longer need visas for European Union travel from next month, Brussels has said, providing they have

Travellers from Albania and Bosnia will no longer need visas for European Union travel from next month, Brussels has said, providing they have

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German nuclear debate bolsters Greens

More than ever before, saying ‘No Thanks’ to Nuclear is all the rage in Germany. Anti-nuclear campaigners laid siege to Germany’s Bundestag in

More than ever before, saying ‘No Thanks’ to Nuclear is all the rage in Germany. Anti-nuclear campaigners laid siege to Germany’s Bundestag in

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Nuclear waste train reaches the end of the line

It is journey’s end for the train dubbed “Chernobyl on wheels” by critics. Despite delays caused by demonstrators, it has reached a loading site in

It is journey’s end for the train dubbed “Chernobyl on wheels” by critics. Despite delays caused by demonstrators, it has reached a loading site in

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Thousands flee Myanmar clashes to Thailand

Thousands of people have fled across Myanmar’s Thai border after clashes broke out between rebels and government troops following the country’s

Thousands of people have fled across Myanmar’s Thai border after clashes broke out between rebels and government troops following the country’s

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Islamist parties boycott Jordanian elections

Jordan is bracing itself for a record low turnout on Tuesday, as Islamist parties boycott what they say is a government-controlled sham. Protesters

Jordan is bracing itself for a record low turnout on Tuesday, as Islamist parties boycott what they say is a government-controlled sham. Protesters

Europe

Council reports on state of European justice

The Council of Europe’s Commission for the Efficiency of Justice has just published its 4th evaluation report. So, how well do Europe’s judicial

The Council of Europe’s Commission for the Efficiency of Justice has just published its 4th evaluation report. So, how well do Europe’s judicial

Europe

Cross-border healthcare

To ensure access and the reimbursement of cross border health care for EU patients, a law on mobility for medical attention is approaching. What will

To ensure access and the reimbursement of cross border health care for EU patients, a law on mobility for medical attention is approaching. What will

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Turkey still outside the EU comfort zone

The European Union is due to publish its annual report on enlargement, which will highlight key areas for improvement for those countries looking to

The European Union is due to publish its annual report on enlargement, which will highlight key areas for improvement for those countries looking to

Business

China blasts QE2, warns of "hot money"

The spectre of financial war loomed ever closer on Monday after China warned the US Federal Reserve’s fresh cash injection of 600 billion dollars, or

The spectre of financial war loomed ever closer on Monday after China warned the US Federal Reserve’s fresh cash injection of 600 billion dollars, or

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Berlusconi on the brink

Italy faces possibe early elections as a rebellion in Silvio Berlusconi’s centre-right coalition threatens to bring down his government and end his

Italy faces possibe early elections as a rebellion in Silvio Berlusconi’s centre-right coalition threatens to bring down his government and end his

Business

Commerzbank misses Q3 targets

Germany’s second-biggest lender Commerzbank has missed forecasts with its third quarter figures. Profits are 50 million euros off-target, and like

Germany’s second-biggest lender Commerzbank has missed forecasts with its third quarter figures. Profits are 50 million euros off-target, and like

Business

A380 gets first Japanese buyer

Japan looks set to buy its first Airbus 380s with an order for four of the huge double-decker planes and an option for two more from Skymark

Japan looks set to buy its first Airbus 380s with an order for four of the huge double-decker planes and an option for two more from Skymark

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German export-led recovery strengthens

Germany’s trade surplus has soared to its highest level in nearly two years following a twice-as-fast as-expected jump in exports in September. It

Germany’s trade surplus has soared to its highest level in nearly two years following a twice-as-fast as-expected jump in exports in September. It

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US rejects Israel's "threaten Iran" call

Israel’s demands for a credible military threat to deter any Iranian plans for a nuclear weapon have been rejected by America. Prime Minister

Israel’s demands for a credible military threat to deter any Iranian plans for a nuclear weapon have been rejected by America. Prime Minister

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Queen Elizabeth II adds regal face to Facebook

On coins, on notes and now on Facebook as Queen Elizabeth II signs up to the world’s most popular social networking site. Add the British Monarchy

On coins, on notes and now on Facebook as Queen Elizabeth II signs up to the world’s most popular social networking site. Add the British Monarchy

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Turkey and EU need each other says Greens' Cohn-Bendit

Daniel Cohn-Bendit to Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Do you still believe that Turkey will enter the European Union? I have the impression that you don’t

Daniel Cohn-Bendit to Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Do you still believe that Turkey will enter the European Union? I have the impression that you don’t

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Iraqi politicians talk as a car bomb kills ten

Leading political figures in Iraq have held intensive talks, hoping to break the deadlock which has left the country with no government for eight

Leading political figures in Iraq have held intensive talks, hoping to break the deadlock which has left the country with no government for eight

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Aliyev loyalists sweep Azerbaijan elections

Opposition parties in Azerbaijan have claimed widespread systematic fraud as results showed parties supporting the president sweeping the board in

Opposition parties in Azerbaijan have claimed widespread systematic fraud as results showed parties supporting the president sweeping the board in

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German police unblock nuclear waste protests

Police in northern Germany have broken up a demonstration that blocked a train carrying nuclear waste from France. The train is on its way to

Police in northern Germany have broken up a demonstration that blocked a train carrying nuclear waste from France. The train is on its way to

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Greece PM Papandreou drops election threat

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou on Monday dropped his threat to call a snap election after his Socialist Party avoided a heavy defeat in the

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou on Monday dropped his threat to call a snap election after his Socialist Party avoided a heavy defeat in the

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Myanmar clashes after contested vote

Rebel troops have clashed with government soldiers in eastern Myanmar, leaving three civilians dead, as tension mounts over the country’s contested

Rebel troops have clashed with government soldiers in eastern Myanmar, leaving three civilians dead, as tension mounts over the country’s contested

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Berlusconi urged to resign as political tensions rise

It has been a most public divorce and it’s had the effect of ratcheting up political tensions in Italy. Parliamentary speaker Gianfranco Fini’s

It has been a most public divorce and it’s had the effect of ratcheting up political tensions in Italy. Parliamentary speaker Gianfranco Fini’s

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Pope dedicates Sagrada Familia

Pope Benedict XVI celebrating a mass in Barcelona. He strongly defended traditional families and the rights of the unborn, attacking Spanish laws

Pope Benedict XVI celebrating a mass in Barcelona. He strongly defended traditional families and the rights of the unborn, attacking Spanish laws

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Obamas dance with Indian children

US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle dance with the pupils of a school in the Indian city of Mumbai during their tour of Asia.

US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle dance with the pupils of a school in the Indian city of Mumbai during their tour of Asia.

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Seoul protest before G20 summit

Thousands of protesters gathered near Seoul City Hall shouting anti-globalisation slogans and took part in a rally against the G20 leader’ summit

Thousands of protesters gathered near Seoul City Hall shouting anti-globalisation slogans and took part in a rally against the G20 leader’ summit