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2009-03-19

Europe

Guadeloupe: Towards a new status?

After weeks of social unrest on the French archipelago of Guadeloupe, questions are being raised about its future. Will it move towards a cutting of

After weeks of social unrest on the French archipelago of Guadeloupe, questions are being raised about its future. Will it move towards a cutting of

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Frontline Malta struggles with asylum seekers

The flood of refugees attempting to reach Europe is breaking all record along the continent’s Mediterranean coast. Can Europe’s image as a safe haven

The flood of refugees attempting to reach Europe is breaking all record along the continent’s Mediterranean coast. Can Europe’s image as a safe haven

Science_technology

A taste of how hard it will be putting life on Mars

It is a claustrophobe’s worst nightmare. Locked in a giant tin-can for months on end, isolated from the outside world. In Moscow, scientists are

It is a claustrophobe’s worst nightmare. Locked in a giant tin-can for months on end, isolated from the outside world. In Moscow, scientists are

Business

IMF predicts first global contraction in 60 years

The International Monetary Fund has unveiled a gloomy set of predictions. It said the world economy will probably shrink this year by between 0.5

The International Monetary Fund has unveiled a gloomy set of predictions. It said the world economy will probably shrink this year by between 0.5

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Palestinians unity talks adjourned

Talks between the main Palestinian factions on forming a unity government have broken up without a deal. The negotiations between Hamas and Fatah in

Talks between the main Palestinian factions on forming a unity government have broken up without a deal. The negotiations between Hamas and Fatah in

Business

Opel dealer could buy part of carmaker

Opel’s German dealerships have backed the idea of joining the carmaker’s workers in buying part of the struggling GM subsidiary. The plan is that

Opel’s German dealerships have backed the idea of joining the carmaker’s workers in buying part of the struggling GM subsidiary. The plan is that

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Election campaigning starts in Algeria

Campaigning has officially begun for Algeria’s presidential election. Observers say the ballot on April 9 is widely seen as a one-man race that is

Campaigning has officially begun for Algeria’s presidential election. Observers say the ballot on April 9 is widely seen as a one-man race that is

Business

Thursday 19th March

The dollar has continued to fall against major currencies. On Wednesday it suffered its biggest one-day slump in at least twenty five years after

The dollar has continued to fall against major currencies. On Wednesday it suffered its biggest one-day slump in at least twenty five years after

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Referendum results disputed in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan’s opposition is contesting the results of a referendum that lifts a limit on how long someone can be President. The outcome gives Ilham

Azerbaijan’s opposition is contesting the results of a referendum that lifts a limit on how long someone can be President. The outcome gives Ilham

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France hit by widespread strikes

Hundreds of thousands of French workers staged strikes today in protest at the effects of the economic crisis and the government’s handling of it

Hundreds of thousands of French workers staged strikes today in protest at the effects of the economic crisis and the government’s handling of it

Business

US car parts companies get help

The US government is to give the country’s car parts suppliers financial aid worth around 3.5 billion euros. The Treasury Department will

The US government is to give the country’s car parts suppliers financial aid worth around 3.5 billion euros. The Treasury Department will

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Austrian village welcomes Fritzl's life sentence

In Amstetten, the village where Josef Fritzl committed his horrific crimes, there was relief when the court handed down the life sentence. But

In Amstetten, the village where Josef Fritzl committed his horrific crimes, there was relief when the court handed down the life sentence. But

Europe

Hungary's economic dive alarms EU

Hungary’s DAM, also known as Diosygor Steel, has laid off nearly all its workers, 878 of them. The factory suspended all production about three

Hungary’s DAM, also known as Diosygor Steel, has laid off nearly all its workers, 878 of them. The factory suspended all production about three

Europe

EU spending-shy at summit

European Union leaders have been rejecting American calls for a stiffer economic stimulus effort. Going into a summit in Brussels, they appeared

European Union leaders have been rejecting American calls for a stiffer economic stimulus effort. Going into a summit in Brussels, they appeared

Culture

ralves Foundation opens double exhibition

The museum at Porto in northern Portugal features the work of the Welsh artist Bethan Huws – deeply rooted in the beginnings of modern art.And the

The museum at Porto in northern Portugal features the work of the Welsh artist Bethan Huws – deeply rooted in the beginnings of modern art.And the

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Spain announces Kosovo pullout

Spain has announced it is withdrawing its troops from Kosovo. The Defence Minister detailed the pull-out on a visit to inspect the 632-man contingent

Spain has announced it is withdrawing its troops from Kosovo. The Defence Minister detailed the pull-out on a visit to inspect the 632-man contingent

Europe

What future for Guadeloupe?

Guadeloupe has recently been shaken by a long drawn-out bitter social struggle. Euronews met the two main protagonists in the conflict – Elie

Guadeloupe has recently been shaken by a long drawn-out bitter social struggle. Euronews met the two main protagonists in the conflict – Elie

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Israeli Ex-President indicted for rape

Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav has been formally charged with rape and other sexual offences. The indictment was filed in a Tel Aviv

Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav has been formally charged with rape and other sexual offences. The indictment was filed in a Tel Aviv

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Topolanek: No big bailout for East Europe

Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek has reiterated opposition to an economic rescue plan for Eastern Europe. His comments came as EU leaders

Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek has reiterated opposition to an economic rescue plan for Eastern Europe. His comments came as EU leaders

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Fritzl awaits jury verdict

Josef Fritzl, the man who locked his daughter in a cellar for almost a quarter of a century and fathered seven children with her – is awaiting the

Josef Fritzl, the man who locked his daughter in a cellar for almost a quarter of a century and fathered seven children with her – is awaiting the

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Pope celebrates his first mass in Africa

Pope Benedict the sixteenth has celebrated his first mass on African soil in front of 60,000 worshippers in Cameroon. He said the service was

Pope Benedict the sixteenth has celebrated his first mass on African soil in front of 60,000 worshippers in Cameroon. He said the service was

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Obama says he'll fix AIG payout scandal

US President Obama has been trying to defuse public anger over bonus payments by the bailed out insurance giant AIG. Billions of public funds have

US President Obama has been trying to defuse public anger over bonus payments by the bailed out insurance giant AIG. Billions of public funds have

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Azerbaijan backs presidential mandate extension

More than 90 percent of voters in Azerbaijan have backed a constitutional amendment lifting the country’s two-term presidential limit. Official

More than 90 percent of voters in Azerbaijan have backed a constitutional amendment lifting the country’s two-term presidential limit. Official

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Switzerland hits back over tax haven claims

Switzerland does not belong on a tax haven blacklist and is working to convince the international community of its determination to open up its bank

Switzerland does not belong on a tax haven blacklist and is working to convince the international community of its determination to open up its bank

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EU and Cuba draw closer over human rights

There is a further sign of a thaw in relations between Cuba and the EU. Havana has said it is willing to discuss human rights issues with Brussels

There is a further sign of a thaw in relations between Cuba and the EU. Havana has said it is willing to discuss human rights issues with Brussels

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Protests in Spain over government's water policy

An estimated 500,000 people have proclaimed their right to water in the city of Murcia in southern Spain. Specifically, they were calling for the

An estimated 500,000 people have proclaimed their right to water in the city of Murcia in southern Spain. Specifically, they were calling for the