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2011-09-18

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Berlin vote is another blow for Merkel

There is more bad news for German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Her conservatives are set for a heavy defeat in a significant election in

There is more bad news for German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Her conservatives are set for a heavy defeat in a significant election in

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France and England maintain winning World Cup starts

France turned on the style in the second half to beat a gutsy Canada 46-19 in their second Pool A match of the Rugby World Cup on Sunday. Vincent

France turned on the style in the second half to beat a gutsy Canada 46-19 in their second Pool A match of the Rugby World Cup on Sunday. Vincent

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Turkey threatens to cut EU ties over Cyprus

EU candidate Turkey has again threatened to freeze relations with the bloc over the thorny topic of Cyprus. Ankara is angry at plans to give

EU candidate Turkey has again threatened to freeze relations with the bloc over the thorny topic of Cyprus. Ankara is angry at plans to give

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Defected pilots get warm welcome Tripoli

Two Libyan air force pilots made a joyful return to Tripoli. They have been out of the country since February. They say they were given orders

Two Libyan air force pilots made a joyful return to Tripoli. They have been out of the country since February. They say they were given orders

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Russian media tycoon lashes out in TV debate

A television talk show in Moscow ended with fists flying, as guests debated economic issues. Comments from a fellow Russian businessman irritated

A television talk show in Moscow ended with fists flying, as guests debated economic issues. Comments from a fellow Russian businessman irritated

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German giant Siemens announces nuclear exit

Siemens is to quit the nuclear industry, its Chief Executive Peter Loescher has told Der Spiegel magazine. The move by the German industrial giant

Siemens is to quit the nuclear industry, its Chief Executive Peter Loescher has told Der Spiegel magazine. The move by the German industrial giant

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Coalition deals on the cards in Latvia

A pro-Russian party has come away with the most votes in a snap general election in Latvia, triggered by a corruption crisis. Experts say Harmony

A pro-Russian party has come away with the most votes in a snap general election in Latvia, triggered by a corruption crisis. Experts say Harmony

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Palestinian vote will not succeed - Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told his cabinet that the Palestinians’ UN bid for statehood will never succeed. Palestinian

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told his cabinet that the Palestinians’ UN bid for statehood will never succeed. Palestinian

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Palestinians demonstrate at West Bank checkpoint

Dozens of Palestinian demonstrators marched towards Israeli soldiers at the Qalandia checkpoint near Jerusalem, demanding an end to the Israeli

Dozens of Palestinian demonstrators marched towards Israeli soldiers at the Qalandia checkpoint near Jerusalem, demanding an end to the Israeli

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Heavy monsoon rains floods in Pakistan

Pakistanis send relief goods to help more than 300,000 people left homeless by floods caused by monsoon rains.

Pakistanis send relief goods to help more than 300,000 people left homeless by floods caused by monsoon rains.

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Libyan forces renew fight for Gaddafi's last bastions

Libya’s ex-rebels have renewed their battle for the last pockets of resistance loyal to Muammar Gaddafi. But supporters of the ousted leader are

Libya’s ex-rebels have renewed their battle for the last pockets of resistance loyal to Muammar Gaddafi. But supporters of the ousted leader are

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Germany's Merkel faces fresh election setback

Some believe he could be Germany’s next chancellor. Klaus Wowereit, the mayor of Berlin for a decade, is tipped to win a third term in city hall

Some believe he could be Germany’s next chancellor. Klaus Wowereit, the mayor of Berlin for a decade, is tipped to win a third term in city hall

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USA: another vintage plane, another deadly crash

For the second day running, a World War Two-era aircraft has plunged from the sky at a US air show. This time, in West Virginia, only the pilot was

For the second day running, a World War Two-era aircraft has plunged from the sky at a US air show. This time, in West Virginia, only the pilot was

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Pro-Russia party wins most votes in Latvia

A pro-Russia party has won the most votes in Latvia’s snap general election. The Harmony Centre, an ethnic Russian party, won 31 per cent of

A pro-Russia party has won the most votes in Latvia’s snap general election. The Harmony Centre, an ethnic Russian party, won 31 per cent of

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French Socialists court far left

Three French Socialists seeking their party’s nomination to run for the presidency have attended a left-wing political festival. Martine Aubry

Three French Socialists seeking their party’s nomination to run for the presidency have attended a left-wing political festival. Martine Aubry

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Obama to propose 'millionaires' minimum tax'

President Obama has the mega-rich in his sights as he attempts to cut the US budget deficit. He is seeking a higher minimum tax rate for anyone

President Obama has the mega-rich in his sights as he attempts to cut the US budget deficit. He is seeking a higher minimum tax rate for anyone

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Talks continue on Palestinian bid for statehood

Palestinians have demonstrated at a West Bank checkpoint to voice their support for an expected Palestinian bid for statehood at the United Nations

Palestinians have demonstrated at a West Bank checkpoint to voice their support for an expected Palestinian bid for statehood at the United Nations

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Berlusconi 'sex stories' caught on tape

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi allegedly used state aircraft to fly in escort girls to his private parties. That’s according to transcripts

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi allegedly used state aircraft to fly in escort girls to his private parties. That’s according to transcripts

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Turkey warns Cyprus over oil and gas plans

Turkey has branded plans by Cyprus to begin oil and gas exploration in the Mediterranean as a ‘provocation’. The internationally-recognised Greek

Turkey has branded plans by Cyprus to begin oil and gas exploration in the Mediterranean as a ‘provocation’. The internationally-recognised Greek

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Syrian dissidents seek unified opposition

At least 200 Syrian dissidents met near Damascus on Saturday in a bid to unite the country’s opposition groups. The meeting follows seven months of

At least 200 Syrian dissidents met near Damascus on Saturday in a bid to unite the country’s opposition groups. The meeting follows seven months of

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Former IRA leader set for Irish presidential bid

The Sinn Fein executive is expected to ratify Martin McGuinness’ candidacy to be elected President of Ireland. He is likely to prove a divisive

The Sinn Fein executive is expected to ratify Martin McGuinness’ candidacy to be elected President of Ireland. He is likely to prove a divisive

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Ikea threatened with 'bombing' blackmail

Swedish furniture store Ikea is at the centre of an extortion campaign. The company has been sent a letter and told to pay six million euros or

Swedish furniture store Ikea is at the centre of an extortion campaign. The company has been sent a letter and told to pay six million euros or