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2011-08-15

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Merkel and Sarkozy fly to the aid of the euro

They are pre-ordained to agree. Even if reportedly behind the scenes sparks fly between Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy, once again they find

They are pre-ordained to agree. Even if reportedly behind the scenes sparks fly between Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy, once again they find

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Debt cuts are the key to an EU fiscal union

As fears about European governments’ debt grow, Europe’s lack of a true fiscal union is causing these uncertainties to linger. The 17-member euro

As fears about European governments’ debt grow, Europe’s lack of a true fiscal union is causing these uncertainties to linger. The 17-member euro

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Madrid prepares for World Youth Festival despite criticism

As many as one million young people from all over the world are arriving in the Spanish city of Madrid for the World Youth Day Festival. Most of them

As many as one million young people from all over the world are arriving in the Spanish city of Madrid for the World Youth Day Festival. Most of them

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Fabregas returns home

Spanish International Cesc Fabregas has put the finishing touches on his switch to Barcelona after signing a five-year contract with the Catalans

Spanish International Cesc Fabregas has put the finishing touches on his switch to Barcelona after signing a five-year contract with the Catalans

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Syria: Thousands flee Palestinian refugee camp says UN

Reports from residents are growing more alarming on day three of a Syrian military assault against the coastal city of Latakia. It is claimed many

Reports from residents are growing more alarming on day three of a Syrian military assault against the coastal city of Latakia. It is claimed many

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Clashes outside trial of Egypt's Hosni Mubarak

Former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak’s appearance in court on Monday has reignited tensions between people for and against him. His supporters

Former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak’s appearance in court on Monday has reignited tensions between people for and against him. His supporters

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A turning point for Libya?

As Libyan rebels said they were poised to cut off supplies to the capital Tripoli, it is being reported that envoys of Colonel Gaddafi’s government

As Libyan rebels said they were poised to cut off supplies to the capital Tripoli, it is being reported that envoys of Colonel Gaddafi’s government

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Rights group blames all sides in Somali crisis

End war crimes to help tackle famine – that is plea comes from Human Rights Watch. It says all parties to Somalia’s armed conflict have violated the

End war crimes to help tackle famine – that is plea comes from Human Rights Watch. It says all parties to Somalia’s armed conflict have violated the

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Danish trial against Kurdish TV station begins

A Kurdish-language television channel accused of supporting terrorism is being prosecuted in Denmark, after years of pressure from the Turkish

A Kurdish-language television channel accused of supporting terrorism is being prosecuted in Denmark, after years of pressure from the Turkish

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Merkel still opposes euro zone bond

Expectations have faded for any kind of breakthrough from Tuesday’s Franco-German emergency summit on the euro zone debt crisis. Chancellor Angela

Expectations have faded for any kind of breakthrough from Tuesday’s Franco-German emergency summit on the euro zone debt crisis. Chancellor Angela

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Cameron promises 'all-out war' on gang crime

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday promised to wage “all-out war” on gangs after riots blighted cities across England last week. “This

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday promised to wage “all-out war” on gangs after riots blighted cities across England last week. “This

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Wave of bombings and shootings in Iraq

Iraq has suffered its deadliest day so far this year with scores of people killed and wounded in a series of apparently coordinated attacks across

Iraq has suffered its deadliest day so far this year with scores of people killed and wounded in a series of apparently coordinated attacks across

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German legislator quits over love affair with teen

A senior member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats has resigned over his relationship with a 16-year-old girl. Forty-year-old

A senior member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats has resigned over his relationship with a 16-year-old girl. Forty-year-old

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Hospitalised man arrested after six stabbed in Jersey

People living on the Channel island of Jersey are in shock following the stabbing deaths of six people. Police were called to the scene at the

People living on the Channel island of Jersey are in shock following the stabbing deaths of six people. Police were called to the scene at the

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Syrian troops shell the port of Latakia

Syrian forces reportedly shelled the port of Latakia for the third consecutive day on Monday. Anti-government activists posted amateur footage

Syrian forces reportedly shelled the port of Latakia for the third consecutive day on Monday. Anti-government activists posted amateur footage

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Mubarak trial adjourned in Egypt

The trial of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has been adjourned until 5 September. The prosecution has also asked for his case to be linked

The trial of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has been adjourned until 5 September. The prosecution has also asked for his case to be linked

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Barca score a draw in Real's heartland

Arch-rivals Real Madrid and Barcelona took to the turf at the Santiago Bernabeu in the first leg of the Supercup, the season’s curtain raiser in

Arch-rivals Real Madrid and Barcelona took to the turf at the Santiago Bernabeu in the first leg of the Supercup, the season’s curtain raiser in

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Mubarak trial continues in Egypt

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is back in court today facing charges that may lead to his execution. Accused of conspiring to kill

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is back in court today facing charges that may lead to his execution. Accused of conspiring to kill

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Germany and France 'oppose eurozone bonds'

Germany and France are set to rule out creating common eurozone bonds to solve the bloc’s current debt crisis, media reports said on

Germany and France are set to rule out creating common eurozone bonds to solve the bloc’s current debt crisis, media reports said on

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Explosions kill 'at least 30' in Iraqi city of Kut

Two explosions in the central Iraqi city of Kut killed at least 30 people and wounded at least 40 others, agencies reported on Monday. The car bomb

Two explosions in the central Iraqi city of Kut killed at least 30 people and wounded at least 40 others, agencies reported on Monday. The car bomb

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Freestyle Disc & Football World Championships

Freestylers from 38 countries gathered in Prague to take part in the first Disc and Football Freestyle World Championship.

Freestylers from 38 countries gathered in Prague to take part in the first Disc and Football Freestyle World Championship.

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Battle of Warsaw reenactment

Hundreds of volunteers took part in a reenactment of the Battle of Warsaw.

Hundreds of volunteers took part in a reenactment of the Battle of Warsaw.

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Crowds cheer Aung San Suu Kyi on first trip outside Yangon

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi addresses supporters eager to hear about any sign of a political thaw, during a visit outside of the

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi addresses supporters eager to hear about any sign of a political thaw, during a visit outside of the

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Argentina's Fernandez trounces rivals in primary

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez looks set to win a second term in office after trouncing her opposition rivals in a primary election, results

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez looks set to win a second term in office after trouncing her opposition rivals in a primary election, results

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Six die in Jersey stabbings

Six people including two children have been stabbed to death on the Channel Island of Jersey. Police were called to a disturbance at a flat in St

Six people including two children have been stabbed to death on the Channel Island of Jersey. Police were called to a disturbance at a flat in St

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Gaddafi urges Libyans to rise up against NATO

Muammar Gaddafi has urged his supporters to liberate the country from NATO and traitors. The Libyan leader broadcast an audio message a day after

Muammar Gaddafi has urged his supporters to liberate the country from NATO and traitors. The Libyan leader broadcast an audio message a day after

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Norway's mass killer takes part in a reconstruction

Norwegian police have staged a reconstruction of self-confessed killer Anders Breivik’s shooting spree on Utoeya island. They took the

Norwegian police have staged a reconstruction of self-confessed killer Anders Breivik’s shooting spree on Utoeya island. They took the

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Mubarak trial resumes in Cairo

The trial of ousted president Hosni Mubarak resumes in Cairo today. After the drama of seeing him in court at the first hearing, Egyptians are now

The trial of ousted president Hosni Mubarak resumes in Cairo today. After the drama of seeing him in court at the first hearing, Egyptians are now

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Swiss supermarket pulls expensive foreign brands

A retail battle is raging between a Swiss supermarket chain and foreign manufacturers. At the heart of the dispute is the increasingly strong

A retail battle is raging between a Swiss supermarket chain and foreign manufacturers. At the heart of the dispute is the increasingly strong

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London police round-up suspected looters

There is no-let up in the hunt for suspected looters and rioters more than a week after the worst outbreak of violence in English cities for

There is no-let up in the hunt for suspected looters and rioters more than a week after the worst outbreak of violence in English cities for