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2011-05-28

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Six dead in Taliban attack

At least six people have died in an attack in Northern Afghanistan that has been described as a “propaganda coup” for the Taliban. One of the most

At least six people have died in an attack in Northern Afghanistan that has been described as a “propaganda coup” for the Taliban. One of the most

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Dutch government tightens policy on soft drugs

Long known for its liberal soft drug policy, the Dutch government now plans to ban tourists from buying cannabis in the country’s famous “coffee

Long known for its liberal soft drug policy, the Dutch government now plans to ban tourists from buying cannabis in the country’s famous “coffee

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Mubarak fined for blocking communications

An Egyptian court has fined former President Hosni Mubarak 23 million euros for blocking telephone and internet communications during the uprising

An Egyptian court has fined former President Hosni Mubarak 23 million euros for blocking telephone and internet communications during the uprising

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Spain's Socialists choose new party leader

Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has publicly backed his Deputy Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba who has been chosen as leader of the

Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has publicly backed his Deputy Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba who has been chosen as leader of the

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Serbian radicals plan pro-Mladic protests

Belgrade is bracing itself for a protest against the arrest of Ratko Mladic and his planned extradition to face genocide charges in the Hague. His

Belgrade is bracing itself for a protest against the arrest of Ratko Mladic and his planned extradition to face genocide charges in the Hague. His

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Moscow's Gay Pride parade cut short

More than three dozen gay rights activists have been arrested after they tried to hold an unsanctioned march in the shadow of the Kremlin. Police

More than three dozen gay rights activists have been arrested after they tried to hold an unsanctioned march in the shadow of the Kremlin. Police

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Rafah crossing offers hope to Palestinians

Egypt has opened its Rafah border with Israel three months after President Hosni Mubarak was ousted from power in a popular uprising. The crossing

Egypt has opened its Rafah border with Israel three months after President Hosni Mubarak was ousted from power in a popular uprising. The crossing

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London hosts European football clash

The latest clash of footballing titans takes place on English soil. The players of the team that wins today’s final in London will be crowned

The latest clash of footballing titans takes place on English soil. The players of the team that wins today’s final in London will be crowned

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Hundreds of refugees arrive on Lampedusa

After almost a week’s respite, three boatloads of immigrants have arrived on the italian island of Lampedusa. Coastguards say they number 900 and

After almost a week’s respite, three boatloads of immigrants have arrived on the italian island of Lampedusa. Coastguards say they number 900 and

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Obama praises Poland as an example for the region

US President Obama, on his first visit to Poland since taking office, reaffirmed his country’s commitment to Poland’s security by finalising a deal

US President Obama, on his first visit to Poland since taking office, reaffirmed his country’s commitment to Poland’s security by finalising a deal

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Pakistan hit by fatal bomb blast

A bomb blast has killed as many as eight people in the Bajaur region of Pakistan close to the country’s border with Afghanistan. Reports suggest

A bomb blast has killed as many as eight people in the Bajaur region of Pakistan close to the country’s border with Afghanistan. Reports suggest

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Rafah reopening hands lifeline to Palestinians

Egypt has eased restrictions at its border crossing with Israel despite criticism from the Jewish State. The move comes three months after

Egypt has eased restrictions at its border crossing with Israel despite criticism from the Jewish State. The move comes three months after

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IAEA on Fukushima fact-finding mission

A team of foreign inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency are on a 10-day visit to Japan as the country continues to deal with

A team of foreign inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency are on a 10-day visit to Japan as the country continues to deal with

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US strengthens ties with central and eastern Europe

President Barack Obama met with heads of state from more than a dozen central and eastern European countries on Friday during his trip to Poland. The

President Barack Obama met with heads of state from more than a dozen central and eastern European countries on Friday during his trip to Poland. The

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Limited time to prevent Mladic extradition

Lawyers acting for Ratko Mladic have until Monday to appeal against his extradition. A court in Belgrade has ruled the Serbian former army chief is

Lawyers acting for Ratko Mladic have until Monday to appeal against his extradition. A court in Belgrade has ruled the Serbian former army chief is

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Serbian security targeting another top war fugitive

Serbia’s President believes another war crimes fugitive, Goran Hadzic, will soon be arrested. The ethnic Serbian politician from Croatia has been

Serbia’s President believes another war crimes fugitive, Goran Hadzic, will soon be arrested. The ethnic Serbian politician from Croatia has been

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G8 announce aid package for Egypt and Tunisia

The last day of the G8 summit saw confirmation that Egypt and Tunisia will receive aid worth more than 28 billion euros. French President Nicolas

The last day of the G8 summit saw confirmation that Egypt and Tunisia will receive aid worth more than 28 billion euros. French President Nicolas

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Another deadly Friday in Syria

Seven more people died in Syria on Friday, the 11th in a row of popular protests against the rule of Bashar al-Assad. Second city Aleppo saw

Seven more people died in Syria on Friday, the 11th in a row of popular protests against the rule of Bashar al-Assad. Second city Aleppo saw

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2009 Air France crash black box reveals first secrets

Analysis of black boxes from the Air France crash two years ago shows the plane fell erratically for over three and a half minutes before hitting the

Analysis of black boxes from the Air France crash two years ago shows the plane fell erratically for over three and a half minutes before hitting the

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Is the final act of the Greek tragedy about to begin?

The Athens government has launched another, more drastic austerity package that some see as the desperate final act of the Greek debt crisis. Can

The Athens government has launched another, more drastic austerity package that some see as the desperate final act of the Greek debt crisis. Can

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Anti-riot police clear Cataluna square

Spanish police in anti-riot gear fired rubber bullets and swung truncheons to disperse peaceful protesters in the Plaza de Cataluna square in

Spanish police in anti-riot gear fired rubber bullets and swung truncheons to disperse peaceful protesters in the Plaza de Cataluna square in

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Lukashenko warns Belarus not for sale

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, faced with a currency crisis, has angrily warned key creditor Russia to keep its hands off state

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, faced with a currency crisis, has angrily warned key creditor Russia to keep its hands off state

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Greece: Drowning by numbers

A year after the international rescue plan was implemented, Greece’s economy shows no signs of recovery. A disillusioned population can see no light

A year after the international rescue plan was implemented, Greece’s economy shows no signs of recovery. A disillusioned population can see no light

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Poland: We want the euro

For the next six months Poland will hold the presidency of the European Union. Their priorities include strengthening cohesion and cooperation in

For the next six months Poland will hold the presidency of the European Union. Their priorities include strengthening cohesion and cooperation in

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Arab Spring dominates summit

The G8 summit in Deauville ended with the forming of partnerships with new democracies emerging from the Middle East and north Africa. French

The G8 summit in Deauville ended with the forming of partnerships with new democracies emerging from the Middle East and north Africa. French