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2008-09-01

Europe

Europe's baby bust

Europe is facing a population crisis that it is predicted will leave some rural regions all-but deserted in the future. So, what is Europe’s

Europe is facing a population crisis that it is predicted will leave some rural regions all-but deserted in the future. So, what is Europe’s

Europe

Reforms shake-up EU's wine sector

A wide ranging reform of the European wine sector has come into force to improve the quality and competitiveness of European wines. So, what is

A wide ranging reform of the European wine sector has come into force to improve the quality and competitiveness of European wines. So, what is

Business

Alitalia unions discuss job cuts

Alitalia’s unions are holding talks with the Rome government on job losses from its rescue plan. The airline sought bankruptcy protection on Friday

Alitalia’s unions are holding talks with the Rome government on job losses from its rescue plan. The airline sought bankruptcy protection on Friday

Business

Sterling slides as markets fall

The Britain’s pound has tumbled following comments from the British finance minister Alistair Darling about the tough challenges facing the UK’s

The Britain’s pound has tumbled following comments from the British finance minister Alistair Darling about the tough challenges facing the UK’s

Business

Commerzbank to slash costs after Dresdner purchase

Commerzbank has revealed its cost cutting plans after the weekend purchase of Dresdner Bank. It is aiming to reduce costs by two billion euros

Commerzbank has revealed its cost cutting plans after the weekend purchase of Dresdner Bank. It is aiming to reduce costs by two billion euros

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Poles and Swedes push for "eastern partnership"

Certain EU members eye Russia with great suspicion, and want to take a harder line with Moscow than the rest. This is notably the case with the

Certain EU members eye Russia with great suspicion, and want to take a harder line with Moscow than the rest. This is notably the case with the

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EU threatens end to partnership talks with Moscow

The EU’s 27 leaders, brought together by current EU president France to thrash out a response to the Georgian crisis at the bloc’s first

The EU’s 27 leaders, brought together by current EU president France to thrash out a response to the Georgian crisis at the bloc’s first

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New Orleans uneasy as Gustav hits home

Hurricane Gustav has smashed into America’s Gulf Coast, downgraded to a “mere” Category Two storm, but still packing ferocious power. It came ashore

Hurricane Gustav has smashed into America’s Gulf Coast, downgraded to a “mere” Category Two storm, but still packing ferocious power. It came ashore

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Georgia's Day of Unity over Russia crisis

While European leaders mulled their response to Russia’s show of force, Georgians themselves opted for a peaceful show of defiance. President Mikheil

While European leaders mulled their response to Russia’s show of force, Georgians themselves opted for a peaceful show of defiance. President Mikheil

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Millions under threat as Gustav makes landfall

With America’s Gulf coast bracing itself for Gustav’s arrival, most of New Orleans chose discretion over valour. Refugees may have been worried about

With America’s Gulf coast bracing itself for Gustav’s arrival, most of New Orleans chose discretion over valour. Refugees may have been worried about

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Japanese PM Fukuda in surprise resignation

Japan’s unpopular Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda has resigned in an effort to break political deadlock in his country. Fukuda’s government has suffered

Japan’s unpopular Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda has resigned in an effort to break political deadlock in his country. Fukuda’s government has suffered

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Japan PM's resignation fuels fear of recession

The surprise resignation of Yasuo Fukuda has prompted fears of a political vacuum in Japan. The 72-year-old, who took office last September, was seen

The surprise resignation of Yasuo Fukuda has prompted fears of a political vacuum in Japan. The 72-year-old, who took office last September, was seen

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US hands control of Anbar province to Iraqi forces

Control of what had been one of Iraq’s most turbulent provinces has been handed over from the US military to Baghdad. The US army suffered heavy

Control of what had been one of Iraq’s most turbulent provinces has been handed over from the US military to Baghdad. The US army suffered heavy

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Hurricane casts shadow over McCain's big moment

Hurricane Gustav claimed its first victim before even hitting the US coast – the Republican Party Convention. And it is with no pomp and little

Hurricane Gustav claimed its first victim before even hitting the US coast – the Republican Party Convention. And it is with no pomp and little

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Gustav hits Republicans' rally but protestors persist

Hurricane or no hurricane, veterans of the Iraq war were determined to get their anti-war message across at the Republican National Convention. The

Hurricane or no hurricane, veterans of the Iraq war were determined to get their anti-war message across at the Republican National Convention. The

Culture

New expo of the weird and not so wonderful opens in London

If the bizarre and the grotesque take your fancy then a new exhibition at The Trocadero in London’s Piccadilly is right up your street. It is called

If the bizarre and the grotesque take your fancy then a new exhibition at The Trocadero in London’s Piccadilly is right up your street. It is called

Science_technology

Plants warn of pollution

Scientists are “listening” to what some underwater plants have to say, in a new way of testing for water pollution – that’s in Hi-Tech.

Scientists are “listening” to what some underwater plants have to say, in a new way of testing for water pollution – that’s in Hi-Tech.

Culture

Japanese animation film charms Venice critics

Hayao Miyazaki’s new animation, “Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea”, is already a big box office success in his home country. Now it’s vying for a top

Hayao Miyazaki’s new animation, “Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea”, is already a big box office success in his home country. Now it’s vying for a top

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How do Europe's companies keep moving forward?

Building a global presence, developing new products?   Euronews goes behind the scenes to meet the decision-makers – in Momentum.   Momentum – our

Building a global presence, developing new products?   Euronews goes behind the scenes to meet the decision-makers – in Momentum.   Momentum – our

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EU leaders gather for Russia/Georgia summit

European leaders are gathering in Brussels, for a summit on the crisis over Russia and Georgia. The EU President Sarkozy wants a clear, unanimous

European leaders are gathering in Brussels, for a summit on the crisis over Russia and Georgia. The EU President Sarkozy wants a clear, unanimous

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Germany introduces citizenship test

Germany is to introduce a compulsory test for those applying for citizenship. The German government recently gave the go-ahead for the

Germany is to introduce a compulsory test for those applying for citizenship. The German government recently gave the go-ahead for the

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Russia and Georgia await EU summit response

Georgia has called for Europe to send a tough message to Moscow, in the face of what President Saakashvili Russia’s lawless aggression. He demanded

Georgia has called for Europe to send a tough message to Moscow, in the face of what President Saakashvili Russia’s lawless aggression. He demanded

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Thousands seek shelter from Gustav

Government shelters have been filling up around New Orleans, as the city braces itself for Hurricane Gustav. Hundreds of thousands of people have

Government shelters have been filling up around New Orleans, as the city braces itself for Hurricane Gustav. Hundreds of thousands of people have

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Gustav hits US coast

Nearly two million people have fled New Orleans as Hurricane Gustav hits the US coast. Gustav is still only a category three hurricane, but is

Nearly two million people have fled New Orleans as Hurricane Gustav hits the US coast. Gustav is still only a category three hurricane, but is

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Cuba counts the cost as Gustav passes over

Western Cuba bore the full brunt of Hurricane Gustav’s force as the storm swept across the Caribbean island. Gustav was reduced to a Category Three

Western Cuba bore the full brunt of Hurricane Gustav’s force as the storm swept across the Caribbean island. Gustav was reduced to a Category Three

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Ramadan begins amid concerns over rising costs

Muslims throughout the world are preparing for the holy month of Ramadan. Religious authorities in much of the Middle East have declared today the

Muslims throughout the world are preparing for the holy month of Ramadan. Religious authorities in much of the Middle East have declared today the

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Last minute diplomacy before EU summit

Nicolas Sarkozy has been carrying out intensive telephone diplomacy ahead of today’s EU summit on the Russia-Georgia conflict. The French president

Nicolas Sarkozy has been carrying out intensive telephone diplomacy ahead of today’s EU summit on the Russia-Georgia conflict. The French president

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Republican convention scaled back due to hurricane

Republican presidential hopeful, John McCain, has suspended the majority of today’s party nomination convention in Minnesota to avoid a festive

Republican presidential hopeful, John McCain, has suspended the majority of today’s party nomination convention in Minnesota to avoid a festive

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Calm before storm as New Orleans empties

With Hurricane Gustav just hours away from the US, New Orleans is virtually a ghost town. Most of the city’s 293,000 inhabitants have obeyed the

With Hurricane Gustav just hours away from the US, New Orleans is virtually a ghost town. Most of the city’s 293,000 inhabitants have obeyed the