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2011-01-23

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Hezbollah seeks 'partnership government'

Talks to agree upon the make up of Lebanon’s new coalition government are set to begin later on Monday. Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri’s previous

Talks to agree upon the make up of Lebanon’s new coalition government are set to begin later on Monday. Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri’s previous

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Cavaco Silva wins second term in Portugal

President Anibal Cavaco Silva will serve a second five year term as Portugal’s head of state, with his second consecutive first-round victory. It was

President Anibal Cavaco Silva will serve a second five year term as Portugal’s head of state, with his second consecutive first-round victory. It was

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Profile of a president: Portugal's Anibal Cavaco Silva

At 71, Anibal Cavaco Silva is once again Portugal’s president. A social democrat at heart he has worked hard to cultivate an image of stability. He

At 71, Anibal Cavaco Silva is once again Portugal’s president. A social democrat at heart he has worked hard to cultivate an image of stability. He

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Belgian political crisis gets 'hairier'

Belgium’s political crisis is getting even hairier after one actor’s rallying cry to his countrymen to stop shaving until they get a new

Belgium’s political crisis is getting even hairier after one actor’s rallying cry to his countrymen to stop shaving until they get a new

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Belgian march calls on politicians to end feud

Thousands of fed-up Belgians took to the streets of Brussels on Sunday to call on the country’s lawmakers to end months of political

Thousands of fed-up Belgians took to the streets of Brussels on Sunday to call on the country’s lawmakers to end months of political

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Irish Greens quit Cowen's coalition-fresh election date due

The Irish Green Party has withdrawn support for Brian Cowen’s coalition government. The party claims it will support the passage of the final piece

The Irish Green Party has withdrawn support for Brian Cowen’s coalition government. The party claims it will support the passage of the final piece

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Gaza flotilla raid was legal: Israeli inquiry

An Israeli inquiry has cleared the country’s navy of any wrongdoing in the deadly raid of a Turkish aid flotilla that tried to reach the Gaza Strip

An Israeli inquiry has cleared the country’s navy of any wrongdoing in the deadly raid of a Turkish aid flotilla that tried to reach the Gaza Strip

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Poll piles pressure on bunga bunga Berlusconi

As many as 50 per cent of Italians want Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to resign, according to a poll published by the Corriere della sera, Italy’s

As many as 50 per cent of Italians want Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to resign, according to a poll published by the Corriere della sera, Italy’s

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Yemenis protest over rights activist arrest

Demonstrators have marched through the Yemeni capital of Sanaa after authorities arrested a female human rights activist early on Sunday. Police

Demonstrators have marched through the Yemeni capital of Sanaa after authorities arrested a female human rights activist early on Sunday. Police

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Liberation march in Tunis wants interim PM out

“The Caravan of Liberation” has arrived in Tunis and chants of “topple the government” are echoing round the Tunisian capital. On the final day of

“The Caravan of Liberation” has arrived in Tunis and chants of “topple the government” are echoing round the Tunisian capital. On the final day of

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Portugal poised to re-elect Cavaco Silva as president

Portugal goes to the polls to vote for a new president in an election dominated by the country’s need to cut its budget deficit and avoid having to

Portugal goes to the polls to vote for a new president in an election dominated by the country’s need to cut its budget deficit and avoid having to

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Ukraine's Unity Day

Ukraine’s Unity Day brought thousands of people onto the streets of Kiev. Alongside the nationalists’ colourful displays – including a huge yellow

Ukraine’s Unity Day brought thousands of people onto the streets of Kiev. Alongside the nationalists’ colourful displays – including a huge yellow

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Algerian police break up opposition rally

Opposition protesters in Algeria were hemmed into the HQ of the RCD party by riot police after their planned rally was banned. As hundreds of others

Opposition protesters in Algeria were hemmed into the HQ of the RCD party by riot police after their planned rally was banned. As hundreds of others

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Italian senator jailed for aiding Mafia

An Italian senator and former governor of Sicily has been sentenced to seven years’ jail for aiding and abetting the Mafia. The appeal court

An Italian senator and former governor of Sicily has been sentenced to seven years’ jail for aiding and abetting the Mafia. The appeal court

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Lance's legs get welcome break as drug probe hots up

The international cycling career of Lance Armstrong, seven times Tour de France winner and tireless cancer campaigner, has drawn to a close with the

The international cycling career of Lance Armstrong, seven times Tour de France winner and tireless cancer campaigner, has drawn to a close with the

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Ukraine's Unity Day brings calls for opposition to unite

Ukraine’s Unity Day brought thousands of people onto the streets of Kiev. Alongside the nationalists’ colourful displays – including a huge yellow

Ukraine’s Unity Day brought thousands of people onto the streets of Kiev. Alongside the nationalists’ colourful displays – including a huge yellow

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Algerian police break up opposition rally

They chanted from the doorway of the opposition party headquarters because they were prevented from doing so on the streets. Opposition protesters

They chanted from the doorway of the opposition party headquarters because they were prevented from doing so on the streets. Opposition protesters

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Tunisian government pledges fail to stop protests

The Tunisian government’s promises of a break with the past look to have fallen on deaf ears this weekend. A union-backed march called the “Caravan

The Tunisian government’s promises of a break with the past look to have fallen on deaf ears this weekend. A union-backed march called the “Caravan

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Cavaco Silva set fair for Portuguese poll

Portugal goes to the polls today in a presidential election that looks set to keep incumbent Anibal Cavaco Silva in power. Latest figures give the

Portugal goes to the polls today in a presidential election that looks set to keep incumbent Anibal Cavaco Silva in power. Latest figures give the