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2009-02-27

Europe

An orientation tool for EU voters

How would you vote, who with and for what political programme? To build up critical mass for the European elections, an unprecedented Internet site

How would you vote, who with and for what political programme? To build up critical mass for the European elections, an unprecedented Internet site

Business

Sony shake up

Sony’s Chairman and Chief Executive Howard Stringer has come out on top in a management power struggle and will take the job of company president as

Sony’s Chairman and Chief Executive Howard Stringer has come out on top in a management power struggle and will take the job of company president as

Business

Help for pressured European economies

The heads of three global development banks have pledged to lend up to 25 billion euros in crisis-hit eastern and central Europe. The action plan

The heads of three global development banks have pledged to lend up to 25 billion euros in crisis-hit eastern and central Europe. The action plan

Business

US economy slumps 6.2 percent in Q4

The US economy continues to stumble. New figures show that in the final three months of last year GDP – that is the total output of goods and

The US economy continues to stumble. New figures show that in the final three months of last year GDP – that is the total output of goods and

Business

Lloyds suffers from HBOS losses

The red ink continues to flow out of British banks. The part-nationalised Lloyds Banking Group has unveiled losses for last year of 10 billion pounds

The red ink continues to flow out of British banks. The part-nationalised Lloyds Banking Group has unveiled losses for last year of 10 billion pounds

Business

Friday 27 February

European shares finished the day down 2.22 percent recording another big monthly loss. Banks slumped – Lloyds’ losses pulled its shares down 22

European shares finished the day down 2.22 percent recording another big monthly loss. Banks slumped – Lloyds’ losses pulled its shares down 22

Europe

Calm before EU economic emergency summit

The European Union will hold an emergency economic summit this Sunday, but no major new initiatives are expected. The bloc’s traditional commitment

The European Union will hold an emergency economic summit this Sunday, but no major new initiatives are expected. The bloc’s traditional commitment

Europe

French-Italian ok to drill through Alps

France and Italy have finally achieved a political consensus to proceed with work on a future rail link between Lyon and Turin. The roughly 20

France and Italy have finally achieved a political consensus to proceed with work on a future rail link between Lyon and Turin. The roughly 20

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Bishop says sorry but Vatican wants more

The Vatican says Bishop Richard Williamson’s words of regret for his denial of the extent of the Holocaust do not go far enough. Pope Benedict

The Vatican says Bishop Richard Williamson’s words of regret for his denial of the extent of the Holocaust do not go far enough. Pope Benedict

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Opel's economy drive: plans to relax ties with GM

Management at the German car-maker Opel are looking to break away from General Motors, ending 80 years of ownership, to survive the global financial

Management at the German car-maker Opel are looking to break away from General Motors, ending 80 years of ownership, to survive the global financial

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EU offers nearly half a billion euros to rebuild Gaza

The EU is to give 436 million euros for the reconstruction of Gaza. The aid package was announced as the bloc’s foreign policy chief toured the

The EU is to give 436 million euros for the reconstruction of Gaza. The aid package was announced as the bloc’s foreign policy chief toured the

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US withdrawal from Iraq gathers pace

Experts say the pullout of US combat troops from Iraq will be quicker than some American commanders on the ground had hoped. The new timetable is

Experts say the pullout of US combat troops from Iraq will be quicker than some American commanders on the ground had hoped. The new timetable is

Culture

Eurovision songbirds

The Israeli entry for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest is a singing duo consisting of Noa – who is Jewish – and Mira Awad who is Arab. They will

The Israeli entry for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest is a singing duo consisting of Noa – who is Jewish – and Mira Awad who is Arab. They will

Culture

Escapist fashion for next winter

Baz Lurhmann’s Moulin Rouge is said to have inspired Valeria Marini’s new autumn/winter women’s wear collection which she showed in Milan this week

Baz Lurhmann’s Moulin Rouge is said to have inspired Valeria Marini’s new autumn/winter women’s wear collection which she showed in Milan this week

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Livni rejects unity government with Kadima

Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni has ruled out taking her centrist Kadima party into a governing coalition led by the right-wing Benjamin

Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni has ruled out taking her centrist Kadima party into a governing coalition led by the right-wing Benjamin

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Firefighters put SE Australia on red alert again

Firefighters in Australia have stepped up their efforts to contain a new outbreak of bush fires that are threatening property across the south east

Firefighters in Australia have stepped up their efforts to contain a new outbreak of bush fires that are threatening property across the south east

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Opel bosses consider GM modified plants

Management at the German car-maker Opel are considering a restructuring plan which, it is feared, could include significant job-losses and the

Management at the German car-maker Opel are considering a restructuring plan which, it is feared, could include significant job-losses and the

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Solana: EU will play its part in Gaza reconstruction

The EU’s foreign policy chief, Javier Solana, has been viewing for himelf the destruction in Gaza ahead of a donors conference on rebuilding the

The EU’s foreign policy chief, Javier Solana, has been viewing for himelf the destruction in Gaza ahead of a donors conference on rebuilding the

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August 2010 reportedly set as US's Iraq exit date

It is reported President Barack Obama will today announce August next year as the date by which combat US troops will be withdrawn from Iraq.

It is reported President Barack Obama will today announce August next year as the date by which combat US troops will be withdrawn from Iraq.

Europe

Women's rights in Jordan

With International Women’s Day just around the corner, euronews travelled to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to see what reforms are being put in

With International Women’s Day just around the corner, euronews travelled to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to see what reforms are being put in

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Basque Nationalists' hold on power under threat

Election campaigning in Spain’s turbulent Basque country is reaching a climax, for a ballot that could see the socialists make historic inroads

Election campaigning in Spain’s turbulent Basque country is reaching a climax, for a ballot that could see the socialists make historic inroads

Europe

Where women lead, productivity improves

Gender equality in Europe is still a distant goal, but the pay-off is undeniable, in economic terms as well as human. Sweden and Spain are among the

Gender equality in Europe is still a distant goal, but the pay-off is undeniable, in economic terms as well as human. Sweden and Spain are among the

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Palestinians look for unity after the assault on Gaza

June 14th 2007, gunshots pepper the air marked the demise of Fatah in the Gaza Strip, and a damaging split between the faction of Palestinian

June 14th 2007, gunshots pepper the air marked the demise of Fatah in the Gaza Strip, and a damaging split between the faction of Palestinian

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Iceland removes central bank boss

The man seen as both the architect of Iceland’s recent economic boom and a key figure in its subsequent downfall has been fired by the government

The man seen as both the architect of Iceland’s recent economic boom and a key figure in its subsequent downfall has been fired by the government

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Barack's budget faces Republican backlash

US President Barack Obama has unveiled a 2.7 trillion euro budget, his first since taking office. As well measures to ease the recession Obama

US President Barack Obama has unveiled a 2.7 trillion euro budget, his first since taking office. As well measures to ease the recession Obama

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Ex-Serb president acquitted of Kosovo war crimes

The United Nations’ war crimes tribunal has delivered its first verdict on the conflict in Kosovo, acquitting former Serb president Milan Milutinovic

The United Nations’ war crimes tribunal has delivered its first verdict on the conflict in Kosovo, acquitting former Serb president Milan Milutinovic

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Turkish survivors go home as accident probe starts

Some of the survivors of the Turkish Airlines flight which crashed in Amsterdam have returned to Istanbul. Flight TK 1951 came down in light fog

Some of the survivors of the Turkish Airlines flight which crashed in Amsterdam have returned to Istanbul. Flight TK 1951 came down in light fog

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Holocaust-denying bishop makes apology

A Roman Catholic bishop who caused uproar by denying the scale of the Holocaust has reportedly apologized over his remarks. Bishop Richard

A Roman Catholic bishop who caused uproar by denying the scale of the Holocaust has reportedly apologized over his remarks. Bishop Richard