Elena Becatoros
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/ 29 August 2007

New wildfires in Greece as anger rises

More wildfires have broken out in Greece and others rekindled as anger rose over the government’s handling of catastrophic blazes that have laid waste to vast stretches of the Greek countryside and killed at least 64 people. The fires are dominating political debate before parliamentary elections set for September 16.

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/ 20 December 2005

In Fallujah, voters give politics a chance, for now

A year ago, Fallujah was a devastated city, its population scattered, its buildings reduced to rubble after United States forces overran it in the most intense battle of the Iraq war. Last week, the people turned out in droves to vote in Iraq’s crucial parliamentary election — which the US hopes will undermine the insurgency and lead to a withdrawal of American troops.