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2011-08-17

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Markets want more from Merkel and Sarkozy

The leaders of the euro zone’s two biggest economies have vowed on moving to a more integrated Europe. But the business world was expecting

The leaders of the euro zone’s two biggest economies have vowed on moving to a more integrated Europe. But the business world was expecting

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La Liga players move closer to strike

The start of the Spanish season looks set to be delayed after talks between the Spanish football league and the Spanish players’ union (AFE) failed

The start of the Spanish season looks set to be delayed after talks between the Spanish football league and the Spanish players’ union (AFE) failed

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Festival highlights the cost of Catholicism

Young and happy, pilgrims from the four corners of the Earth are gathered in Spain for the Roman Catholic church’s third World Youth Day, presided

Young and happy, pilgrims from the four corners of the Earth are gathered in Spain for the Roman Catholic church’s third World Youth Day, presided

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Gorbachev calls for new Russian leadership

Former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev launched a thinly-veiled attack on Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Wednesday by saying the country

Former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev launched a thinly-veiled attack on Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Wednesday by saying the country

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Priests to forgive abortion at Pope youth festival

There is set to be a big exercise in forgiveness by the Roman Catholic church at its World Youth Day festival in Madrid where 200 white portable

There is set to be a big exercise in forgiveness by the Roman Catholic church at its World Youth Day festival in Madrid where 200 white portable

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Indian anti-corruption activist refuses to leave jail

Protests have spread across India for a second day in support of an elderly anti-corruption campaigner who is on hunger strike. Anna Hazare, who

Protests have spread across India for a second day in support of an elderly anti-corruption campaigner who is on hunger strike. Anna Hazare, who

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Facebookers jailed for inciting riots

Two Facebook users in their early twenties have been jailed for four years for inciting riots. Jordan Blackshaw and Perry Sutcliffe-Keenan set up

Two Facebook users in their early twenties have been jailed for four years for inciting riots. Jordan Blackshaw and Perry Sutcliffe-Keenan set up

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Former 'Orange' allies face off at Tymoshenko trial

Ukraine’s ex-president Viktor Yushchenko had to run a gauntlet of angry supporters of the country’s former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko as he

Ukraine’s ex-president Viktor Yushchenko had to run a gauntlet of angry supporters of the country’s former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko as he

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Your money is safe with us, Biden tells Chinese

Vice-President Joe Biden is in China for talks aimed at easing Beijing’s worries about the state of the US economy. Biden is on a nine-day tour of

Vice-President Joe Biden is in China for talks aimed at easing Beijing’s worries about the state of the US economy. Biden is on a nine-day tour of

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UN court releases Hariri murder indictment

The UN court investigating the assassination of a former Lebanese prime minister has released the formal indictment accusing four Hezbollah members

The UN court investigating the assassination of a former Lebanese prime minister has released the formal indictment accusing four Hezbollah members

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Syria: Dozens dead, hundreds held in Latakia

Syrian state TV has broadcast video which it says shows security forces pulling out of one neighbourhood of the western port city of

Syrian state TV has broadcast video which it says shows security forces pulling out of one neighbourhood of the western port city of

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Turkey strikes PKK targets

Turkish warplanes attacked Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militant targets in northern Iraq on Wednesday, military sources said. That came hours

Turkish warplanes attacked Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militant targets in northern Iraq on Wednesday, military sources said. That came hours

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Libyan rebels under fire in Zawiyah

Libyan rebels aiming to topple Colonel Muammar Gaddafi came under fire from government troops in Zawiyah on Wednesday. Snipers have taken to the

Libyan rebels aiming to topple Colonel Muammar Gaddafi came under fire from government troops in Zawiyah on Wednesday. Snipers have taken to the

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Criticism mounts of Pope's visit to Spain

The Pope Benedict’s forthcoming visit to Madrid for a Roman Catholic youth festival has sparked mounting controversy over the cost. Opponents

The Pope Benedict’s forthcoming visit to Madrid for a Roman Catholic youth festival has sparked mounting controversy over the cost. Opponents

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Facebook users jailed for 'inciting riots'

Two English Facebook users have been jailed for four years for inciting riots more than one week ago. Jordan Blackshaw and Perry Sutcliffe-Keenan

Two English Facebook users have been jailed for four years for inciting riots more than one week ago. Jordan Blackshaw and Perry Sutcliffe-Keenan

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Deadly blast in south east Turkey

Eight Turkish soldiers have been killed in a suspected bomb explosion in the south east of the country, according to security service sources. It

Eight Turkish soldiers have been killed in a suspected bomb explosion in the south east of the country, according to security service sources. It

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European markets volatile after Sarkozy-Merkel talks

Another volatile day for European shares. Markets closed at their highest level in more than a week on Wednesday after early losses following

Another volatile day for European shares. Markets closed at their highest level in more than a week on Wednesday after early losses following

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Obama's jobs pledge on midwest bus tour

The Obama battle bus has been ploughing through America’s rural midwest. It is a crucial battleground for the Democrat president with an eye on

The Obama battle bus has been ploughing through America’s rural midwest. It is a crucial battleground for the Democrat president with an eye on

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Israeli protesters clash with police outside Knesset

Hundreds of Israeli protesters clash with police forces outside the Knesset as lawmakers interrupt their summer recess to discuss recent anti-regime

Hundreds of Israeli protesters clash with police forces outside the Knesset as lawmakers interrupt their summer recess to discuss recent anti-regime

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Iceland: Eyjafjallajökull volcano explored

A group of geologists from the University of Iceland has been exploring the Eyjafjallajökull volcano. The main purpose was to study the effect the

A group of geologists from the University of Iceland has been exploring the Eyjafjallajökull volcano. The main purpose was to study the effect the

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Flash flooding in Norway

Torrential rains caused severe flash flooding in Norway. All routes connecting southern and central Norway are closed because of the deluge. At least

Torrential rains caused severe flash flooding in Norway. All routes connecting southern and central Norway are closed because of the deluge. At least

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Topless protest at Tymoshenko trial

Activists from Ukraine’s Femen group staged a topless protest in a show of anger against the entire political class amid the trial against former

Activists from Ukraine’s Femen group staged a topless protest in a show of anger against the entire political class amid the trial against former

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Images of 'normal' life in Tripoli

As Libyan rebel forces appeared to gain ground to the west and south of Tripoli, the Gaddafi regime was keen to portray a ‘business-as-usual’ view of

As Libyan rebel forces appeared to gain ground to the west and south of Tripoli, the Gaddafi regime was keen to portray a ‘business-as-usual’ view of

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Syria accused of crimes against humanity

Syrian tanks have begun to withdraw from the eastern city of Deir al-Zor after a military crackdown on what the government calls “terrorist

Syrian tanks have begun to withdraw from the eastern city of Deir al-Zor after a military crackdown on what the government calls “terrorist

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Washington: 'Gaddafi's days are numbered'

Libyan rebels appear to have put government troops on the back foot, forcing them to retreat into Tripoli. Those fighting to topple Muammar Gaddafi

Libyan rebels appear to have put government troops on the back foot, forcing them to retreat into Tripoli. Those fighting to topple Muammar Gaddafi

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Saving the euro - Sarkozy and Merkel style

It was not what investors had been hoping for but the leaders of France and Germany have favoured closer economic cooperation in the euro zone as a

It was not what investors had been hoping for but the leaders of France and Germany have favoured closer economic cooperation in the euro zone as a

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Cholera epidemic spreads in famine-hit Somalia

A cholera epidemic is now killing children in Somalia. The intestinal infection is the latest scourge to hit the country. Tens of thousands of

A cholera epidemic is now killing children in Somalia. The intestinal infection is the latest scourge to hit the country. Tens of thousands of

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Madrid protests on eve of Pope's arrival

Thousands of people have attended a religious mass in central Madrid for the start of the Roman Catholic “World Youth Day” festival. And lavish

Thousands of people have attended a religious mass in central Madrid for the start of the Roman Catholic “World Youth Day” festival. And lavish

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Protest ship changes roles

As befits an environmental group, Greenpeace has carried out some recycling on a grand scale. It has retiring its ship the Rainbow Warrior II from

As befits an environmental group, Greenpeace has carried out some recycling on a grand scale. It has retiring its ship the Rainbow Warrior II from

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Iran salutes Russian push to restart nuclear talks

Russia’s bid to revive nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers has been welcomed by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. But Iran’s president, who met top

Russia’s bid to revive nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers has been welcomed by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. But Iran’s president, who met top