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2011-06-19

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Euro zone finance ministers set to clear Greek aid tranche

As euro zone finance ministers talked in Luxembourg on Sunday about more aid money for Greece, Germany’s finance ministers’ Wolfgang Schaeuble said

As euro zone finance ministers talked in Luxembourg on Sunday about more aid money for Greece, Germany’s finance ministers’ Wolfgang Schaeuble said

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The 49th Paris Air Show

Welcome to the 49th Paris Air Show, possibly the largest aviation event of 2011. It has more than 2,100 exhibitors, 140 aircraft, 138,000

Welcome to the 49th Paris Air Show, possibly the largest aviation event of 2011. It has more than 2,100 exhibitors, 140 aircraft, 138,000

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Key ally issues ultimatum to Italian premier

In Italy, at the Northern League party’s annual rally, its leader has issued an ultimatum to the Italian premier. With two recent crushing defeats

In Italy, at the Northern League party’s annual rally, its leader has issued an ultimatum to the Italian premier. With two recent crushing defeats

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NATO admits causing Libyan civilian deaths

NATO has acknowledged responsibility for an air strike that killed civilians in Tripoli on Sunday. In a statement the alliance said “…a military

NATO has acknowledged responsibility for an air strike that killed civilians in Tripoli on Sunday. In a statement the alliance said “…a military

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Debate opens in Greek parliament ahead of confidence vote

Greece’s Prime Minister, George Papandreou, has opened a three day debate which will culminate in a vote of confidence. He appealed to parliament

Greece’s Prime Minister, George Papandreou, has opened a three day debate which will culminate in a vote of confidence. He appealed to parliament

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Syria forces storm border town - witnesses

Refugees continue to stream across the border from Syria into Turkey as the military campaign to crush an anti-government revolt

Refugees continue to stream across the border from Syria into Turkey as the military campaign to crush an anti-government revolt

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Spanish protesters rally against politicians and banks

Thousands of young people took to the streets of Spain’s capital Madrid again on Sunday. They were angry at high unemployment and politicians who

Thousands of young people took to the streets of Spain’s capital Madrid again on Sunday. They were angry at high unemployment and politicians who

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Yelena Bonner, Russian human rights activist dies

Russian human rights activist Yelena Bonner has died aged 88. She had come to prominence through her marriage to Andrei Sakharov, the Soviet

Russian human rights activist Yelena Bonner has died aged 88. She had come to prominence through her marriage to Andrei Sakharov, the Soviet

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Fukushima shortcomings criticised

Details from a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency have criticised Japanese nuclear regulators. It says the country underestimated the

Details from a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency have criticised Japanese nuclear regulators. It says the country underestimated the

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Greek protesters march on parliament

Greek Communist Party supporters rallied in the centre of Athens a day after Prime Minister George Papandreou reshuffled his cabinet in the face of

Greek Communist Party supporters rallied in the centre of Athens a day after Prime Minister George Papandreou reshuffled his cabinet in the face of

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Libyan rebels fighting pro-Gadhafi forces

Intensive exchanges of gunfire and artillery around the town of Dafniya, about 30km west of Misrata.

Intensive exchanges of gunfire and artillery around the town of Dafniya, about 30km west of Misrata.

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Australian's rally to ban live animal exports

Hundreds of protesters rallied in major Australian cities on June 18 calling for a ban on live animal exports.

Hundreds of protesters rallied in major Australian cities on June 18 calling for a ban on live animal exports.

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Yelena Bonner Russian human rights activist dies

The Russian human rights activist has died, Yelena Bonner has died aged 88. She had come to prominence through her marriage to Andrei Sakharov, the

The Russian human rights activist has died, Yelena Bonner has died aged 88. She had come to prominence through her marriage to Andrei Sakharov, the

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Iranian exiles demand protection for Ashraf

Some 15,000 supporters of the Iranian opposition Mujahideen have gathered near Paris for the 30th anniversary of their organisation. The meeting

Some 15,000 supporters of the Iranian opposition Mujahideen have gathered near Paris for the 30th anniversary of their organisation. The meeting

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Saramago's ashes scattered in Lisbon

On the first anniversary of the death of the great Portuguese writer José Saramago the 1998 Nobel literature prizewinner’s ashes have been scattered

On the first anniversary of the death of the great Portuguese writer José Saramago the 1998 Nobel literature prizewinner’s ashes have been scattered

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Chavez meets Castros in Cuba after operation

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has met with Raul and Fidel Castro in Cuba during his convalescence after surgery in Havana for a “pelvic abscess”

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has met with Raul and Fidel Castro in Cuba during his convalescence after surgery in Havana for a “pelvic abscess”

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Moroccan opposition to march today

Demonstrations have been called in Morocco today to protest against the political reforms announced by King Mohammed VI. Several opposition

Demonstrations have been called in Morocco today to protest against the political reforms announced by King Mohammed VI. Several opposition

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Libyan officials claim seven deaths in Nato attack

A residential area in Tripoli has been hit by a Nato airstrike killing seven civilians. Those are the claims of the Libyan government who took

A residential area in Tripoli has been hit by a Nato airstrike killing seven civilians. Those are the claims of the Libyan government who took

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Boss's 'Big Man' Clarence Clemons dies

Clarence Clemons, the legendary saxophonist for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, died on Saturday after suffering a stroke. He was 69.   Throughout

Clarence Clemons, the legendary saxophonist for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, died on Saturday after suffering a stroke. He was 69.   Throughout

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Turkish refugee camps close to capacity

Syria’s latest day of protest cost 19 lives and thousands turned out for their funerals that became fresh protests. The army enlarged its

Syria’s latest day of protest cost 19 lives and thousands turned out for their funerals that became fresh protests. The army enlarged its

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Merkel faces CDU anger over second Greek bailout

Anti-austerity protests continue to fill the streets near the Greek parliament. Thousands turned out on Saturday, unimpressed with the second wave of

Anti-austerity protests continue to fill the streets near the Greek parliament. Thousands turned out on Saturday, unimpressed with the second wave of

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Rome rages at moving ministries

Four Italian ministries may now be heading north, decentralised to Milan and Monza on the demand of Silvio Berlusconi’s coalition partner the

Four Italian ministries may now be heading north, decentralised to Milan and Monza on the demand of Silvio Berlusconi’s coalition partner the

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Deadly E.coli found in Frankfurt stream

The dangerous strain of the bacteria E.coli initially linked to bean-sprouts in northern Germany has been found in a stream in the Frankfurt region

The dangerous strain of the bacteria E.coli initially linked to bean-sprouts in northern Germany has been found in a stream in the Frankfurt region