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2008-07-09

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Italian judge hands right to die to coma victim

A judge in Italy has ruled that a woman who has been in a vegetative state for 16 years following a road traffic accident could be removed from life

A judge in Italy has ruled that a woman who has been in a vegetative state for 16 years following a road traffic accident could be removed from life

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Nuclear plant leak was less than originally thought

French nuclear firm Areva now says a leak of waste containing non-enriched uranium from a site in southern France was smaller than initially

French nuclear firm Areva now says a leak of waste containing non-enriched uranium from a site in southern France was smaller than initially

News

No teeth to G8 declaration on climate change

The G8 leaders cobbled together a deal to fight climate change as the G8 summit wound down in Toyako. The group agreed to halve greenhouse gas

The G8 leaders cobbled together a deal to fight climate change as the G8 summit wound down in Toyako. The group agreed to halve greenhouse gas

News

Rice: Iran missile 'justifies US shield in Europe'

Several US officials including Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice have said Iran’s test launch proves the need for a missile defence

Several US officials including Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice have said Iran’s test launch proves the need for a missile defence

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Israelis call for action on Iran after missile test

Iran’s announcement that it has test launched a missile capable of striking Israel has fuelled calls for military action against the Islamic

Iran’s announcement that it has test launched a missile capable of striking Israel has fuelled calls for military action against the Islamic

Europe

Gritted teeth await Sarkozy at European Parliament

President Nicolas Sarkozy will present his programme for the French European Union presidency in the European Parliament this Thursday, with

President Nicolas Sarkozy will present his programme for the French European Union presidency in the European Parliament this Thursday, with

Europe

Axe over Polish shipyards hangs by a thread

Chances are growing that massive state aid used to keep Poland’s shipyards afloat will be declared illegal. Emergency talks between Brussels and

Chances are growing that massive state aid used to keep Poland’s shipyards afloat will be declared illegal. Emergency talks between Brussels and

Business

Kazakhstan starts work on Central Asia pipeline

The Central Asia pipeline has moved a step closer to reality as work started in Kazakhstan on the huge project which will feed gas from the vast

The Central Asia pipeline has moved a step closer to reality as work started in Kazakhstan on the huge project which will feed gas from the vast

Business

Pentagon to rerun air tanker competition

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has announced that the US Air Force is to swiftly re-open a competition for new aerial refuelling tankers. The

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has announced that the US Air Force is to swiftly re-open a competition for new aerial refuelling tankers. The

Business

Electric car recharging deal for Portugal

Portugal has linked up with French carmaker Renault and its Japanese partner Nissan to boost the use of electric cars by creating a national

Portugal has linked up with French carmaker Renault and its Japanese partner Nissan to boost the use of electric cars by creating a national

Business

Banks boost European equities

European shares finished trading up 1.7% on Wednesday. Financial stocks soared following reassuring comments on banking from the US Federal Reserve

European shares finished trading up 1.7% on Wednesday. Financial stocks soared following reassuring comments on banking from the US Federal Reserve

Business

Euro zone growth Q1 growth lower than first estimated

The euro zone’s economy rebounded less strongly than previously thought in the first quarter of this year. The European Union statistics office

The euro zone’s economy rebounded less strongly than previously thought in the first quarter of this year. The European Union statistics office

News

Six die in attack in "terrorist" attack on US consulate in Istanbul

At least three police officers and three gunmen have been killed after a gunbattle outside the US consulate in Istanbul, an attack which Turkish

At least three police officers and three gunmen have been killed after a gunbattle outside the US consulate in Istanbul, an attack which Turkish

News

Samir Kassir prizewinner talks to euronews

Naela Khalil is a Palestinian journalist. In Beirut in June she was awarded the Samir Kassir prize for the freedom of the press, open to all

Naela Khalil is a Palestinian journalist. In Beirut in June she was awarded the Samir Kassir prize for the freedom of the press, open to all

Culture

Bittersweet tale of boy's dabblings with destiny

A fatherless boy tries to tempt fate in this pitch-perfect portrait of life in a small Polish village. Tricks is producer/director Andrzej

A fatherless boy tries to tempt fate in this pitch-perfect portrait of life in a small Polish village. Tricks is producer/director Andrzej

Culture

Haute Couture: the highlights

euronews looks back at some of the highlights of Haute Couture week in Paris and reveals who is turning heads in the fashion industry.

euronews looks back at some of the highlights of Haute Couture week in Paris and reveals who is turning heads in the fashion industry.

Science_technology

Ocean waves power boat to record journey

Japanese sailor Kenichi Horie has just returned from a 7,000 kilometre solo journey from Hawaii to Japan – powered entirely by ocean waves.

Japanese sailor Kenichi Horie has just returned from a 7,000 kilometre solo journey from Hawaii to Japan – powered entirely by ocean waves.

News

May Chidiac, a Lebanese voice unsilenced by violence

“They killed, you know, they killed me…That is to say, can you imagine a woman like me with half body? An independent woman, who used to be compared

“They killed, you know, they killed me…That is to say, can you imagine a woman like me with half body? An independent woman, who used to be compared

News

Iran nuclear issue raises US-Russia tension

The Iran nuclear issue continues to sour the mood between the US and Russia, while the EU finds itself stuck in the middle. Brussels is currently

The Iran nuclear issue continues to sour the mood between the US and Russia, while the EU finds itself stuck in the middle. Brussels is currently

News

Iran tests missile capable of striking Israel

Iran has test fired a new missile with a sufficient range to strike Israel. The launch of the ‘Shahab 3’, as reported by Iranian state media, comes a

Iran has test fired a new missile with a sufficient range to strike Israel. The launch of the ‘Shahab 3’, as reported by Iranian state media, comes a

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Praise and criticism greet G8 summit conclusion

The curtain has come down on a G8 summit in Japan received with both praise and criticism. President Bush hailed what he called “very fruitful”

The curtain has come down on a G8 summit in Japan received with both praise and criticism. President Bush hailed what he called “very fruitful”

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Police shot Dead outside Istanbul's US consulate

Three policemen and three gunmen have been killed following an armed attack on the US consulate in the Turkish city Istanbul. Witnesses say the

Three policemen and three gunmen have been killed following an armed attack on the US consulate in the Turkish city Istanbul. Witnesses say the

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Moscow's military response to the US missile shield

Russia has turned up the heat on the United States, threatening a military response to President Bush’s planned anti-missile shield in eastern

Russia has turned up the heat on the United States, threatening a military response to President Bush’s planned anti-missile shield in eastern

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Italians protest at Berlusconi's immunity plans

Thousands of people have protested in Rome against Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s attempt to put himself above the law. Berlusconi wants senior

Thousands of people have protested in Rome against Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s attempt to put himself above the law. Berlusconi wants senior

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G8 leans on emerging countries to cut emissions

More talks on climate change between G8 leaders and the heads of the emerging countries look set to be stormy. The poorer nations are apparently

More talks on climate change between G8 leaders and the heads of the emerging countries look set to be stormy. The poorer nations are apparently

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US imposes new sanctions on business with Iran

The United States has imposed new sanctions on Iranians suspected of involvement in the country’s nuclear programme. It has banned US companies from

The United States has imposed new sanctions on Iranians suspected of involvement in the country’s nuclear programme. It has banned US companies from