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Obama sets out vision of nuclear-free world

Barack Obama set out his vision for a world free of nuclear weapons on Sunday, vowing to involve all states with atomic weapons in the process.

Czech PM faces tough test in no-confidence vote

Czech opposition Social Democrats have their best chance yet on Tuesday of toppling Mirek Topolanek's minority centre-right administration.

Bush tells Putin not to fear shield plans

United States President George Bush sought to calm Russia's Vladimir Putin on Tuesday over plans for a US missile defence shield in Eastern Europe, saying on the eve of a big-power summit that Russia had nothing to fear. The Kremlin leader reacted furiously to a US plan to site a radar system in the Czech Republic and missile interceptors in Poland.

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