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2011-12-04

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Centre-left on track to take power in Croatia

Exit polls indicate a victory for Croatia’s opposition bloc Kukuriku led by Socialist Party leader Zoran Milanovic. The results from two polls

Exit polls indicate a victory for Croatia’s opposition bloc Kukuriku led by Socialist Party leader Zoran Milanovic. The results from two polls

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Brazil legend Socrates dies

Former Brazil captain Socrates died on Sunday at the age of 57. Widely regarded as the best ever midfielder to grace the game of football, he had

Former Brazil captain Socrates died on Sunday at the age of 57. Widely regarded as the best ever midfielder to grace the game of football, he had

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Opposition protest during Russian elections

While Russians cast their ballots with muted enthusiasm in national parliamentary elections on Sunday, a group of activists from the Left Front

While Russians cast their ballots with muted enthusiasm in national parliamentary elections on Sunday, a group of activists from the Left Front

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Iran claims to shoot down US drone

According to state in television in Iran, a US drone has been shot down over the eastern part of the country. The Iranian military claims to now

According to state in television in Iran, a US drone has been shot down over the eastern part of the country. The Iranian military claims to now

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Putin's party strength

In November, Vladimir Putin and Dmitri Medvedev agreed officially to switch roles. Their election machinery was already warm. Critics asked, ‘what

In November, Vladimir Putin and Dmitri Medvedev agreed officially to switch roles. Their election machinery was already warm. Critics asked, ‘what

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Pakistan will not attend summit on Afghanistan future

One important country will be missing from a conference on the future of Afghanistan due to start in the German city of Bonn on

One important country will be missing from a conference on the future of Afghanistan due to start in the German city of Bonn on

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Italy unions unconvinced by Monti's austerity plan

Italian prime minister Mario Monti has spent the weekend trying to drum up support for a new package of measures designed to shore up public

Italian prime minister Mario Monti has spent the weekend trying to drum up support for a new package of measures designed to shore up public

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Russian Election: Hackers attack websites

Two Liberal Russian media outlets and an election watchdog have been victim to huge cyber attacks. Sites belonging to the Ekho Moskvy radio

Two Liberal Russian media outlets and an election watchdog have been victim to huge cyber attacks. Sites belonging to the Ekho Moskvy radio

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Money misuse and mismanagement marr Croatia ballot

It appears Croatia’s current government is set to pay the price for the country’s poor economic situation, with voters expected to desert them in

It appears Croatia’s current government is set to pay the price for the country’s poor economic situation, with voters expected to desert them in

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Italy's Northern League wants divorce again

Italy’s Northern League is again calling for a breakaway from the south – and under leader Umberto Bossi it is the only party refusing to back Mario

Italy’s Northern League is again calling for a breakaway from the south – and under leader Umberto Bossi it is the only party refusing to back Mario

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Russia poll tests approval of Putin

Russians are voting in a poll that is being seen as a measure of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s popularity, ahead of a planned return to the

Russians are voting in a poll that is being seen as a measure of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s popularity, ahead of a planned return to the

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Italy gears up for Monti's masterplan

Italian prime minister Mario Monti has spent the weekend trying to drum up support for a new package of measures designed to shore up public

Italian prime minister Mario Monti has spent the weekend trying to drum up support for a new package of measures designed to shore up public

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Germany's Stollen Festival

German city of Dresden holds the Stollen Festival every Saturday prior to the 2nd Advent. The highlights of the festival are the baking of a Giant

German city of Dresden holds the Stollen Festival every Saturday prior to the 2nd Advent. The highlights of the festival are the baking of a Giant

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Slovenia ponders painful reform in general election

Once the fastest growing euro zone member, Slovenia is struggling badly with the impact of the crisis as it goes to the polls. The small Alpine

Once the fastest growing euro zone member, Slovenia is struggling badly with the impact of the crisis as it goes to the polls. The small Alpine

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EU on horizon as gloomy Croatia goes to polls

Croatia, like Slovenia, is voting in a general election with the floundering economy the centre of debate 18 months before the country is due to join

Croatia, like Slovenia, is voting in a general election with the floundering economy the centre of debate 18 months before the country is due to join

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Syria faces new Arab League ultimatum

At least 23 people were killed in Syria’s uprising on Saturday, activists say, as the Arab League gave Damascus a new ultimatum to end its

At least 23 people were killed in Syria’s uprising on Saturday, activists say, as the Arab League gave Damascus a new ultimatum to end its

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'Melancholia' triumphs at European Film Awards

Lars von Trier’s apocalyptic feature ‘Melancholia’ has been named European Film 2011 at a glittering ceremony in Berlin. But the Danish director

Lars von Trier’s apocalyptic feature ‘Melancholia’ has been named European Film 2011 at a glittering ceremony in Berlin. But the Danish director

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Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood poised for poll win

Accept the will of the people. That is the message from Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood to its rivals. The Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party

Accept the will of the people. That is the message from Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood to its rivals. The Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party

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Russia votes in parliamentary election

Voting has begun in Russia’s parliamentary elections. Seven parties are competing for seats in the lower house or State Duma. The poll is a test

Voting has begun in Russia’s parliamentary elections. Seven parties are competing for seats in the lower house or State Duma. The poll is a test

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'Black Gold' glitters at Marrakech Film Festival

Movie magic has come to Morocco where the red carpet is attracting stars from all over the world to the Marrakech International Film

Movie magic has come to Morocco where the red carpet is attracting stars from all over the world to the Marrakech International Film