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Greeks agree coalition government without Papandreou

Greek leaders at crisis talks in Athens have agreed to form a new coalition government, the president’s office says. Beleaguered PM George Papandreou will step aside and his successor will be chosen at talks in the morning, the statement said. He and main opposition leader Antonis Samaras attended the talks, hosted by President Karolos Papoulias. The…

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Lady Gaga dominates the MTV EMAs with four awards

Lady Gaga took home four awards from the MTV EMAs in Belfast, Northern Ireland last night. The eccentric singer – who performed while sitting on a moon sculpture – picked up gongs in four out of the six categories she was nominated for to win Best Female, Best Song and Best Video for ‘Born This Way’ and Biggest Fan, a ...

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‘Carlos the Jackal’ faces new French bomb attack trial

Self-styled international revolutionary “Carlos the Jackal” is to go on trial in Paris over four bomb attacks in the early 1980s that killed 11 people. “Carlos”, a Venezuelan whose real name is Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, is already serving a life sentence in France for the murder of two policemen in 1975. He was captured by French special forces in Sudan ...

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Nicaragua’s president Ortega set to win third term

Former Marxist guerrilla leader Daniel Ortega was on the brink of keeping his job as Nicaragua’s president for five more years, bolstered by solid support from the country’s rural poor. Ortega, 65, has presided over economic growth in Central America’s poorest nation with financial aid from his leftist ally, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, and by savvy deals with former foes ...

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New Iraq insurgency feared

BAGHDAD — As the United States prepares to withdraw its troops from Iraq by year’s end, senior U.S. and Iraqi officials are expressing growing concern that al-Qaida’s offshoot here, which just a few years ago waged a debilitating insurgency that plunged the country into a civil war, is poised for a deadly resurgence. Al-Qaida allies in North…

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Daniel Ortega eyes new term in Nicaragua election

Nicaraguans are to go to the polls to elect a president and representatives to the national parliament. In the presidential race there are a few new faces, but it is mostly a choice between familiar…

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Iran calls UN nuclear weapons claims ‘fabricated’

Washington, Nov 6 (ANI): Iran has dismissed a UN watchdog report on Tehran’s nuclear programme, saying that its new intelligence on alleged nuclear weapons work by the regime is ‘fabricated’.  The International Atomic Energy Agency has planned to reveal intelligence in the coming week suggesting Iran made…

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Brazil, China and other emerging markets trail US

It sounded like a can’t-miss proposition: Buy the winners, drop the losers. Developing countries from Brazil to China are expanding much faster than aging economies in the U.S. and Europe, where borrowing during the boom years has been a drag on growth. So the smart money bought stocks in emerging markets, expecting that rapid economic expansion there would provide better ...

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Big quake shakes Oklahoma for as much as minute

A cookie jar lies in pieces on the kitchen counter as Jesse Richards descri… SPARKS, Okla. (AP) – Residents in Oklahoma are shaken after the state’s strongest earthquake ever and a big aftershock. Saturday night’s magnitude 5.6 earthquake was centered near Sparks, 44 miles northeast of Oklahoma City. It was followed early Sunday by a 4.0 aftershock. Sparks resident Jesse ...

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