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2012-05-12

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Greece party leaders summoned for final coalition talks

Greece’s President Karolos Papoulias has summoned party leaders for eleventh hour talks to try to form a coalition government and avert new

Greece’s President Karolos Papoulias has summoned party leaders for eleventh hour talks to try to form a coalition government and avert new

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Ukraine opposition rallies for Tymoshenko

Ukrainian opposition parties on Saturday held a rally in central Kiev in support of jailed former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Opponents of

Ukrainian opposition parties on Saturday held a rally in central Kiev in support of jailed former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Opponents of

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No dictatorship in Ukraine says prime minister

Mykola Azarov became Ukraine’s prime minister in March 2010. Since then his premiership has come under sharp focus in Europe and beyond with concerns

Mykola Azarov became Ukraine’s prime minister in March 2010. Since then his premiership has come under sharp focus in Europe and beyond with concerns

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Election hit by irregularities, says Algerian opposition leader

Ali Laskri, the leader of the Algerian opposition Socialist Front Forces, has given his damning verdict on the country’s parliamentary election. He

Ali Laskri, the leader of the Algerian opposition Socialist Front Forces, has given his damning verdict on the country’s parliamentary election. He

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Spain's 'indignados' set for 1st anniversary protests

Spain’s ‘indignados’, the anti-austerity protest movement that inspired the global ‘Occupy’ movement, are gearing up for four days of protests to

Spain’s ‘indignados’, the anti-austerity protest movement that inspired the global ‘Occupy’ movement, are gearing up for four days of protests to

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Turkish journalists held in Syria are freed

Two Turkish journalists who went missing two months ago while reporting on the Syria uprising have been released. The pair were reportedly arrested

Two Turkish journalists who went missing two months ago while reporting on the Syria uprising have been released. The pair were reportedly arrested

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Italy: protest against austerity

Tens of effigies were hung off bridges over Rome’s river Tiber on Friday, symbolising the upsurge in suicides in Italy over the economic crisis.

Tens of effigies were hung off bridges over Rome’s river Tiber on Friday, symbolising the upsurge in suicides in Italy over the economic crisis.

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Strong rain causes widespread destruction

Rainstorms have battered some regions in southeast and central China since Wednesday. It caused several rivers to burst their banks and  damaged

Rainstorms have battered some regions in southeast and central China since Wednesday. It caused several rivers to burst their banks and  damaged

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Ukrainian opposition rallies in Kiev

More than 2,000 people gathered in Kiev on Saturday to protest against Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych. Opposition parties held the unified

More than 2,000 people gathered in Kiev on Saturday to protest against Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych. Opposition parties held the unified

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Greeks braced for more turmoil after coalition talks fail again

Greek voters are braced for more political turmoil after Socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos failed to form a government. He is the third leader

Greek voters are braced for more political turmoil after Socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos failed to form a government. He is the third leader

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Indignant Movement Year Two

A social movement unparalleled since the end of the dictator Franco was born in Spain on 15 May last year: ‘los Indignados’, the Indignant

A social movement unparalleled since the end of the dictator Franco was born in Spain on 15 May last year: ‘los Indignados’, the Indignant

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Venezuela's Chavez returns to quash death rumours

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez flew home on Friday from cancer treatment in Cuba in a bid to quash rumours that he was dying. He has had three

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez flew home on Friday from cancer treatment in Cuba in a bid to quash rumours that he was dying. He has had three

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Merkel's party faces defeat in Germany state poll

A defeat for German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party is expected in regional elections in Germany’s most-densely populated state on Sunday

A defeat for German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party is expected in regional elections in Germany’s most-densely populated state on Sunday

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Portugal pianist Bernardo Sassetti dies

Famous Portuguese jazz pianist Bernardo Sassetti has died in a hiking accident in Guincho, near Lisbon. The 41-year-old was known for his work on

Famous Portuguese jazz pianist Bernardo Sassetti has died in a hiking accident in Guincho, near Lisbon. The 41-year-old was known for his work on

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Crucial weekend for Greece as coalition talks flounder

Attempts to put together a coalition government in Greece suffered another blow after the leader of a popular leftist party refused to join forces

Attempts to put together a coalition government in Greece suffered another blow after the leader of a popular leftist party refused to join forces

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Victim's brother throws shoe at Norway killer Breivik

Confessed Norwegian killer Ander Behring Breivik has had a shoe thrown at him by the brother of one of the victims. Hayder Mustafa Qasim, who is

Confessed Norwegian killer Ander Behring Breivik has had a shoe thrown at him by the brother of one of the victims. Hayder Mustafa Qasim, who is

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Spain 'indignados' gear up for first anniversary

Spain’s ‘indignados’ and anti-austerity protesters worldwide are gearing up for four days of demonstrations in the run-up to the movement’s first

Spain’s ‘indignados’ and anti-austerity protesters worldwide are gearing up for four days of demonstrations in the run-up to the movement’s first

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Syria: government and activists differ on Aleppo bombing

There are reports of an explosion in the city of Aleppo in northern Syria. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claims the blast

There are reports of an explosion in the city of Aleppo in northern Syria. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claims the blast

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Ukraine warned of 'crisis of trust' with EU over Tymoshenko

Ukraine’s leaders have been warned by Lithuania’s president that the crisis over Yulia Tymoshenko could block the country’s hopes of a future in

Ukraine’s leaders have been warned by Lithuania’s president that the crisis over Yulia Tymoshenko could block the country’s hopes of a future in

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Leveson Inquiry: Brooks lays bare close ties to UK PM Cameron

Cosy texts from David Cameron, private dinners with Tony Blair…. As a powerful newspaper executive, Rebekah Brooks was courted for years by the

Cosy texts from David Cameron, private dinners with Tony Blair…. As a powerful newspaper executive, Rebekah Brooks was courted for years by the