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EU sparks row with Israel over settlement made goods labels

A row has erupted between the European Union and Israel over the labelling of products “Made in Israel.” New guidelines mean Israeli producers must

A row has erupted between the European Union and Israel over the labelling of products “Made in Israel.” New guidelines mean Israeli producers must

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Iran boycotts Frankfurt Book Fair over Salman Rushdie appearance

Iran is boycotting this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair because of an appearance by British Indian author Salman Rushdie. He was the subject of an

Iran is boycotting this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair because of an appearance by British Indian author Salman Rushdie. He was the subject of an

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Miss Renzi tucks in, French minister makes a Royale apology

After France’s environment minister called on people to stop eating a certain chocolate spread to save the rainforests, the wife of Italy’s prime

After France’s environment minister called on people to stop eating a certain chocolate spread to save the rainforests, the wife of Italy’s prime

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Cold War sports: how Moscow and the West played for supremacy

The news that Russia could lose the 2018 World Cup if there is evidence Moscow has paid bribes to obtain the award threatens to strain further the

The news that Russia could lose the 2018 World Cup if there is evidence Moscow has paid bribes to obtain the award threatens to strain further the

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Thai opposition party to boycott election

Thailand’s opposition Democrat Party will boycott a Feb. 2 election, its leader said on Saturday, a move that could deepen uncertainty amid

Thailand’s opposition Democrat Party will boycott a Feb. 2 election, its leader said on Saturday, a move that could deepen uncertainty amid

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Georgia put politics aside to participate at Winter Games

Georgia announced this week it will participate in the next year’s Winter Olympics in neighbouring Russia despite lingering resentment about the

Georgia announced this week it will participate in the next year’s Winter Olympics in neighbouring Russia despite lingering resentment about the

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Bahrain GP struggles again with image

This weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix will once again take place against a backdrop of political termoil. The Gulf island kingdom has experienced

This weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix will once again take place against a backdrop of political termoil. The Gulf island kingdom has experienced

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Iranians go nuts over pistachio prices

Pistachio nuts are being boycotted in Iran – due to soaring prices, which have increased ten-fold since last year. A campaign, spearheaded on

Pistachio nuts are being boycotted in Iran – due to soaring prices, which have increased ten-fold since last year. A campaign, spearheaded on

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Jordan holds election despite Muslim Brotherhood boycott

The first parliamentary elections in Jordan since the Arab spring have been marked by a boycott from the main opposition parties. The US-backed

The first parliamentary elections in Jordan since the Arab spring have been marked by a boycott from the main opposition parties. The US-backed

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Parliamentary poll divides Kuwait

Polls have closed in Kuwait after one of the most divisive parliamentary elections in the Gulf nation’s recent history. Islamist, tribal and

Polls have closed in Kuwait after one of the most divisive parliamentary elections in the Gulf nation’s recent history. Islamist, tribal and

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Kuwait opposition boycotts parliamentary vote

Saturday’s vote to elect 50 MPs to Kuwait’s parliament is like an election in any other country. Candidates’ posters are up all over town. They say

Saturday’s vote to elect 50 MPs to Kuwait’s parliament is like an election in any other country. Candidates’ posters are up all over town. They say

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Romania opposition calls for Basescu vote boycott

Suspended Romania president Traian Basescu’s hopes of keeping his job have been given a boost by the opposition, after the Democratic Liberal Party

Suspended Romania president Traian Basescu’s hopes of keeping his job have been given a boost by the opposition, after the Democratic Liberal Party

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Tymoshenko case: should the EU boycott Euro2012?

In this edition of Utalk, Lesya from Paris asks: “Do you think the possibility of EU countries boycotting Euro 2012 in Ukraine will help Yulia

In this edition of Utalk, Lesya from Paris asks: “Do you think the possibility of EU countries boycotting Euro 2012 in Ukraine will help Yulia

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Disillusioned voters may boycott Algeria election

Algeria is going to the polls in parliamentary elections, under pressure to reform after the ‘Arab Spring’ revolutions in neighbouring

Algeria is going to the polls in parliamentary elections, under pressure to reform after the ‘Arab Spring’ revolutions in neighbouring

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Euro 2012: Ukraine denounces moves to "politicise" event

After several European politicians said they intend to stay away, Ukraine has condemned what it describes as attempts to “politicize” the Euro 2012

After several European politicians said they intend to stay away, Ukraine has condemned what it describes as attempts to “politicize” the Euro 2012

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Austrian officials to boycott Euro 2012 in Ukraine

Austrian government officials will not attend the European soccer championship in Ukraine in June as a “political signal”, Chancellor Werner Faymann

Austrian government officials will not attend the European soccer championship in Ukraine in June as a “political signal”, Chancellor Werner Faymann

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Ukraine plays down threats to boycott Euro 2012

Ukraine has described as “cold war tactics” threats by European countries to boycott the Euro 2012 championships. Several leaders have called off

Ukraine has described as “cold war tactics” threats by European countries to boycott the Euro 2012 championships. Several leaders have called off

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Merkel could boycott Euro 2012 over Tymoshenko

Outrage of the treatment of jailed Ukrainian ex-prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko is threatening to spill over to this summer’s Euro 2012 championships

Outrage of the treatment of jailed Ukrainian ex-prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko is threatening to spill over to this summer’s Euro 2012 championships

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Greeks urged not to buy German goods

Greeks are being urged to boycott German and Dutch products to protest against harsh economic austerity demands from their country’s European

Greeks are being urged to boycott German and Dutch products to protest against harsh economic austerity demands from their country’s European

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'Iron Lady' boycott in English ex-mining towns

Meryl Streep may be tipped for an Oscar, but the Iron Lady is not universally popular. Memories of Margaret Thatcher’s era have been revived in the

Meryl Streep may be tipped for an Oscar, but the Iron Lady is not universally popular. Memories of Margaret Thatcher’s era have been revived in the

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Clashes on day of Syrian local election

The Syrian opposition has called for a boycott of local elections taking place in the country. The vote is going ahead despite violence which has

The Syrian opposition has called for a boycott of local elections taking place in the country. The vote is going ahead despite violence which has

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Israel outlaws West Bank settlement boycotts

It is now against the law for people in Israel to call for a boycott against products from West Bank Jewish settlements. The new ‘Law for Prevention

It is now against the law for people in Israel to call for a boycott against products from West Bank Jewish settlements. The new ‘Law for Prevention

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Serbia boycotts Warsaw summit

Serbia’s President Boris Tadic is boycotting the summit of Eastern and Central European countries in Warsaw, Poland, because it is being attended by

Serbia’s President Boris Tadic is boycotting the summit of Eastern and Central European countries in Warsaw, Poland, because it is being attended by

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Crisis talks over election boycott in Sudan   

US officials are organising crisis talks in Sudan after main opposition parties announced a boycott of upcoming elections. They are calling on

US officials are organising crisis talks in Sudan after main opposition parties announced a boycott of upcoming elections. They are calling on

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Italian politicians condemn anti-Israeli boycott

Right and left-wing politicians in Rome have come out in support of the city’s Jewish community in the wake of a proposed boycott of Israeli products

Right and left-wing politicians in Rome have come out in support of the city’s Jewish community in the wake of a proposed boycott of Israeli products