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2012-02-05

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Pro-EU Niinistö elected Finland's President

Finnish voters have chosen the pro-European conservative Sauli Niinistö as their next president. He took the second round poll with more than 60

Finnish voters have chosen the pro-European conservative Sauli Niinistö as their next president. He took the second round poll with more than 60

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Venice Carnival masks the winter weather

There is a party atmosphere in a chilly Venice, where revellers have been defying the wintry weather at the start of the city’s carnival. Couples

There is a party atmosphere in a chilly Venice, where revellers have been defying the wintry weather at the start of the city’s carnival. Couples

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Cairo: anti-govt street violence enters fourth day

The centre of Cairo has been gripped by a fourth day of violent protests against the army-led Egyptian government. Protesters are demanding a

The centre of Cairo has been gripped by a fourth day of violent protests against the army-led Egyptian government. Protesters are demanding a

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Algeria turned white by rare snowfall

The cold snap has spread across the Mediterranean and into North Africa with heavy snowfall in Algeria. Officials say at least 16 people have died

The cold snap has spread across the Mediterranean and into North Africa with heavy snowfall in Algeria. Officials say at least 16 people have died

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Maori protesters confront New Zealand PM

Maori protesters gave New Zealand Prime Minister John Key a frost reception at a national day ceremony in Waitangi. The protesters are angry about

Maori protesters gave New Zealand Prime Minister John Key a frost reception at a national day ceremony in Waitangi. The protesters are angry about

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Cuba's Castro unveils 'Guerilla of Time' memoirs

Former Cuban president Fidel Castro has made a rare public appearance at the launch of his memoirs in Havana. The 85-year-old was promoting ‘

Former Cuban president Fidel Castro has made a rare public appearance at the launch of his memoirs in Havana. The 85-year-old was promoting ‘

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Finns vote in presidential second round

Voters in Finland have been choosing their President in the country’s second round of voting. The front runner is the pro-European conservative

Voters in Finland have been choosing their President in the country’s second round of voting. The front runner is the pro-European conservative

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William flies into Falkland service

Britain’s Prince William has begun a deployment to the Falklands with the Royal Air Force, angering Argentina which lays claim to the islands. He

Britain’s Prince William has begun a deployment to the Falklands with the Royal Air Force, angering Argentina which lays claim to the islands. He

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Russia defends UN Syria veto

Russia has defended its veto of a UN Security Council resolution on Syria, saying it contained no measures against armed opposition

Russia has defended its veto of a UN Security Council resolution on Syria, saying it contained no measures against armed opposition

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Putin rally organisers fined over crowd numbers

Supporters of Vladimir Putin have been found on the wrong side of the law in Russia. Moscow authorities have slapped organisers of a demonstration

Supporters of Vladimir Putin have been found on the wrong side of the law in Russia. Moscow authorities have slapped organisers of a demonstration

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Italy: Rome in the snow

Rome’s Colosseum was closed for a second successive day on Saturday, as tourists and locals faced disruptions following a rare snowfall which

Rome’s Colosseum was closed for a second successive day on Saturday, as tourists and locals faced disruptions following a rare snowfall which

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Protesters block Panama highway over mining rights

Indigenous protesters are blockading the Pan-American Highway in Panama to demand that a mining ban in their homeland remain in place. The protest

Indigenous protesters are blockading the Pan-American Highway in Panama to demand that a mining ban in their homeland remain in place. The protest

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Deadline approaches as Greece tries for troika deal

Greece has got until the end of Sunday to agree a deal that will allow a vital second bailout loan of 130 billion euros. Negotiations continue

Greece has got until the end of Sunday to agree a deal that will allow a vital second bailout loan of 130 billion euros. Negotiations continue

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Niinisto set to become president of Finland

Former finance minister Sauli Niinisto is the favourite heading into Sunday’s presidential run-off in Finland. Niinisto of the conservative

Former finance minister Sauli Niinisto is the favourite heading into Sunday’s presidential run-off in Finland. Niinisto of the conservative

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Rubalcaba to head Socialist Party in Spain

After losing the general election in November, Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba has been chosen to lead Spain’s Socialist Party. Having previously held the

After losing the general election in November, Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba has been chosen to lead Spain’s Socialist Party. Having previously held the

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Romney wins Nevada primary

Early results show Mitt Romney has won the Republican primary in Nevada. Partial counting of the votes puts him far ahead of his rivals –

Early results show Mitt Romney has won the Republican primary in Nevada. Partial counting of the votes puts him far ahead of his rivals –

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High turnout for Putin rallies in Russia despite cold

With just one month to go until the election, masses of people braved degrees of -17 to show how they feel about Vladimir Putin’s third shot at the

With just one month to go until the election, masses of people braved degrees of -17 to show how they feel about Vladimir Putin’s third shot at the

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Europe slows down as big freeze takes hold

The first snowfall in over 20 years in Italy’s capital has left the city eerily quiet. Iconic tourist attractions the Colosseum and Roman Forum have

The first snowfall in over 20 years in Italy’s capital has left the city eerily quiet. Iconic tourist attractions the Colosseum and Roman Forum have

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Anti-Acta sentiment in Slovenia, Greece and Poland

Protesters gathered in the Slovenian capital on Saturday to demonstrate against an international treaty meant to protect intellectual property on the

Protesters gathered in the Slovenian capital on Saturday to demonstrate against an international treaty meant to protect intellectual property on the

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Syria government denies deadly night in Homs

Thousands of people turned out for the mass funeral for those who died in the violent crackdown in Homs on Friday night. Unverified videos posted

Thousands of people turned out for the mass funeral for those who died in the violent crackdown in Homs on Friday night. Unverified videos posted

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Syrian opposition target embassies worldwide

Demonstrators opposed to the Syrian regime have targeted the country’s embassies in several cities around the world. About 150 protesters descended

Demonstrators opposed to the Syrian regime have targeted the country’s embassies in several cities around the world. About 150 protesters descended