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/ 14 April 2008

Berlusconi set for comeback as Italian PM

Self-made billionaire Silvio Berslusconi looked set to secure a third term as Italian prime minister on Monday, with exit polls predicting a narrow win for his conservative coalition in general elections. The exit polls, which came moments after voting ended, predicted the 71-year-old media magnate’s centre-right coalition would win.

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/ 28 November 2006

Pope follows conciliatory path

Pope Benedict XVI began a delicate mission to Turkey on Tuesday, trading conciliatory gestures with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as both sought to calm the storm unleashed when the pontiff appeared to link Islam to violence. The pope, in a striking reversal of opinion, said he backed Turkey’s bid to join the European Union.

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/ 17 March 2006

Court to shed light on Milosevic’s death

The United Nations war crimes tribunal was expected on Friday to reveal findings of a forensic analysis carried out to determine whether any poisons were present in Slobodan Milosevic’s body when he died in its custody. The development is eagerly awaited by many of his supporters, who have voiced suspicions that his heart attack was the result of poisoning.

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/ 2 January 2001

Democracy no cure-all for Ghana?s economy

GHANA, while poised to consolidate its democracy with the first transfer of power from one civilian president to another since independence, will remain beset by economic woes for some time to come, analysts say. Ghanaians voted this week to elect a successor to President Jerry Rawlings, who must step down after ruling the country, once […]