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2012-01-22

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Croatia votes for EU membership

President Ivo Josipovic was among the first to cast his vote in Croatia’s referendum on joining the EU. He backed entry into the bloc and the country

President Ivo Josipovic was among the first to cast his vote in Croatia’s referendum on joining the EU. He backed entry into the bloc and the country

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Presidential elections in Finland go to second round

Sauli Niinisto, a veteran conservative leads the race to become Finland’s 12th president after the first round of voting. He won almost 37 percent of

Sauli Niinisto, a veteran conservative leads the race to become Finland’s 12th president after the first round of voting. He won almost 37 percent of

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Saleh set for medical treatment in US

Yemen’s outgoing president, Ali Abdullah Saleh has said he is set to leave the country for medical treatment in the United States. He added he would

Yemen’s outgoing president, Ali Abdullah Saleh has said he is set to leave the country for medical treatment in the United States. He added he would

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French presidential frontrunner Hollande outlines socialist vision

Three months before the French presidential election, the socialist frontrunner François Hollande has rallied his supporters at his most high-profile

Three months before the French presidential election, the socialist frontrunner François Hollande has rallied his supporters at his most high-profile

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Further explosions in Nigeria as death toll rises

As the clean up continues on the streets of Nigeria’s northern city of Kano after Friday’s gun and bomb attacks by Islamist insurgents two more

As the clean up continues on the streets of Nigeria’s northern city of Kano after Friday’s gun and bomb attacks by Islamist insurgents two more

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Decision on Costa Concordia salvage operation imminent

Continuing the search in tandem with the salvage operation on the Costa Concordia has not been ruled out. A scientific and technical committee is

Continuing the search in tandem with the salvage operation on the Costa Concordia has not been ruled out. A scientific and technical committee is

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Rescue workers find another body on stricken liner

Rescue teams working in the stricken Italian cruise ship, the Costa Concordia have uncovered another body reported to be that of a woman.  

Rescue teams working in the stricken Italian cruise ship, the Costa Concordia have uncovered another body reported to be that of a woman.  

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Sicily slowly recovering from 'pitchfork' strike

Sicily was slowly getting back to normal on Sunday after a week-long strike paralysed the country’s petrol stations and supermarkets. Reports say

Sicily was slowly getting back to normal on Sunday after a week-long strike paralysed the country’s petrol stations and supermarkets. Reports say

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Guimarães celebrates EU Culture Capital status

There have been celebrations in the northern Portuguese city of Guimarães as it officially became one of two European Capitals of Culture for

There have been celebrations in the northern Portuguese city of Guimarães as it officially became one of two European Capitals of Culture for

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Croatians vote in referendum on EU membership

Croations are voting on Sunday in a referendum on whether to join the European Union in July next year. Opinion polls suggest a ‘yes’ vote will

Croations are voting on Sunday in a referendum on whether to join the European Union in July next year. Opinion polls suggest a ‘yes’ vote will

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Communists rally for fair elections in Russia

The Russian Communist Party, supported by several other Russian opposition parties and groups, holds a rally demanding fair presidential elections

The Russian Communist Party, supported by several other Russian opposition parties and groups, holds a rally demanding fair presidential elections

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Euro crisis dominates as Finns choose new president

The people of Finland have begun voting in the first round of the presidential election after a campaign dominated by the euro crisis. Opinion

The people of Finland have begun voting in the first round of the presidential election after a campaign dominated by the euro crisis. Opinion

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Laura Dekker becomes youngest round-the-world solo sailor

The Dutch teenager Laura Dekker has become the youngest person to sail around the world alone – but it is not enough to get her name in the record

The Dutch teenager Laura Dekker has become the youngest person to sail around the world alone – but it is not enough to get her name in the record

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Hungary: Huge rally backs government in EU row

He may be under fire in Europe but supporters on home soil have rallied en masse in defence of Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban. More than

He may be under fire in Europe but supporters on home soil have rallied en masse in defence of Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban. More than

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Gingrich wins South Carolina in Republican race

Newt Gingrich has turned the contest for the Republican presidential nomination on its head, with an easy victory over Mitt Romney in South

Newt Gingrich has turned the contest for the Republican presidential nomination on its head, with an easy victory over Mitt Romney in South

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Clashes on eve of Croatia's EU referendum

Croatia is expected to vote for EU membership on Sunday, to the dismay of nationalists who protested in Zagreb on the eve of the referendum. The

Croatia is expected to vote for EU membership on Sunday, to the dismay of nationalists who protested in Zagreb on the eve of the referendum. The

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Protesters storm Benghazi HQ of Libya's new rulers

Protesters have stormed the headquarters of Libya’s ruling National Transitional Council in Benghazi as popular anger erupts over its running of the

Protesters have stormed the headquarters of Libya’s ruling National Transitional Council in Benghazi as popular anger erupts over its running of the

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Troika back Portugal reforms as violence flares

Violence flared on the streets of Lisbon as members of the right-wing Portuguese nationalist party clashed with supporters of the left wing

Violence flared on the streets of Lisbon as members of the right-wing Portuguese nationalist party clashed with supporters of the left wing