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2010-11-20

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NATO and Russia agree missile defence

Former sworn enemies NATO and Russia have agreed to work together on missile defence and other security issues, including Afghanistan. The news was

Former sworn enemies NATO and Russia have agreed to work together on missile defence and other security issues, including Afghanistan. The news was

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Dozens arrested at anti-NATO protest

Every summit draws its critics, and this NATO meeting was no exception. Campaigners gathered from across Europe to denounce the war in Afghanistan

Every summit draws its critics, and this NATO meeting was no exception. Campaigners gathered from across Europe to denounce the war in Afghanistan

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Army mutiny put down in Madagascar

Soldiers loyal to the president of Madagascar have put down a mutiny at an army barracks in the capital Antananarivo. A group of rebel soldiers had

Soldiers loyal to the president of Madagascar have put down a mutiny at an army barracks in the capital Antananarivo. A group of rebel soldiers had

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NATO signs new Afghan deal

NATO has announced a new phase of its operation in Afghanistan – a transition period in which combat troops will withdraw by 2015, handing over

NATO has announced a new phase of its operation in Afghanistan – a transition period in which combat troops will withdraw by 2015, handing over

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Dumped foetuses found in Bangkok temple

Thailand has been shocked at the discovery of two thousand aborted foetuses in a Bangkok Buddhist temple. The tiny bodies were each wrapped in

Thailand has been shocked at the discovery of two thousand aborted foetuses in a Bangkok Buddhist temple. The tiny bodies were each wrapped in

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NATO signs Afghan transition deal

Nato has agreed a new strategy to hand over security in Afghanistan to Afghan forces by 2015. At a summit in Portugal, the 28-member alliance

Nato has agreed a new strategy to hand over security in Afghanistan to Afghan forces by 2015. At a summit in Portugal, the 28-member alliance

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2002 Pakistan bombing still haunts France

The deaths of eleven French people in Pakistan eight years ago threatens to embroil today’s political leadership. The victims were helping re-fit

The deaths of eleven French people in Pakistan eight years ago threatens to embroil today’s political leadership. The victims were helping re-fit

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New Zealand mine rescue delayed till Sunday

There will be no attempt to rescue 29 coal miners trapped underground in New Zealand until at least Sunday. Rising gas levels in a ventilation

There will be no attempt to rescue 29 coal miners trapped underground in New Zealand until at least Sunday. Rising gas levels in a ventilation

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Karzai meets NATO on Afghan troop withdrawal

The second day of the NATO summit in Lisbon is expected to confirm the goal of withdrawing most foreign troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014

The second day of the NATO summit in Lisbon is expected to confirm the goal of withdrawing most foreign troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014

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Cancun: a lost battle against climate change?

What do you get when you put a eurosceptic and climate sceptic in a debate with fully-committed climate change activists? Why, disagreement, of

What do you get when you put a eurosceptic and climate sceptic in a debate with fully-committed climate change activists? Why, disagreement, of

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Cancun: a lost battle against climate change?

The next climate change conference will be in Cancún, Mexico later this month. Will it succeed? Or will it fail, like Copenhagen? Connie Hedegaard

The next climate change conference will be in Cancún, Mexico later this month. Will it succeed? Or will it fail, like Copenhagen? Connie Hedegaard

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Obama to meet EU leaders in brief summit

NATO is not the only reason for President Barack Obama’s trip to Lisbon. Today the US president and leaders of the European Union will try to show

NATO is not the only reason for President Barack Obama’s trip to Lisbon. Today the US president and leaders of the European Union will try to show

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Mixed reactions from Poland and Georgia to NATO deal

As the sound of mutual back slapping echoed around the Lisbon conference centre, Georgia’s president said he was particularly pleased to receive

As the sound of mutual back slapping echoed around the Lisbon conference centre, Georgia’s president said he was particularly pleased to receive

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NATO approves new strategic concept

A new document for peace, security and shared values in a changing world is how NATO leaders are describing their new strategic concept. The

A new document for peace, security and shared values in a changing world is how NATO leaders are describing their new strategic concept. The

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Haiti cholera response slammed as "inadequate"

The international response to Haiti’s deadly cholera outbreak is completely inadequate and woefully short of funding, according to aid groups. The

The international response to Haiti’s deadly cholera outbreak is completely inadequate and woefully short of funding, according to aid groups. The

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Good or bad news? Mixed views on Irish bailout

EU officials say details of Ireland’s multi-billion euro bailout plan will be announced next week. The Irish government is due to finalise its

EU officials say details of Ireland’s multi-billion euro bailout plan will be announced next week. The Irish government is due to finalise its

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False alarms in Germany as terror fears intensify

Warnings of a heightened terrorist threat have sparked security jitters in Germany with a series of false alarms as people report suspicious

Warnings of a heightened terrorist threat have sparked security jitters in Germany with a series of false alarms as people report suspicious

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Gas checks delay New Zealand mine rescue

Rescue teams in New Zealand are still waiting for the all-clear to enter a coal mine, the day after an explosion ripped through the colliery

Rescue teams in New Zealand are still waiting for the all-clear to enter a coal mine, the day after an explosion ripped through the colliery

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Berlusconi in trouble for adding penis to statue

A replacement hand and penis on a pair of Roman statues has sparked the latest scandal to hit Silvio Berlusconi. The Italian Prime Minister ordered

A replacement hand and penis on a pair of Roman statues has sparked the latest scandal to hit Silvio Berlusconi. The Italian Prime Minister ordered