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2009-04-24

Europe

Will globalisation break up Europe or help it close ranks?

Europe is up against it with the global financial and economic crisis, but will big nations like France and Germany ride to the rescue of Austrian

Europe is up against it with the global financial and economic crisis, but will big nations like France and Germany ride to the rescue of Austrian

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euronews interview with French Defence Minister Hervé Morin

As France prepares to rejoin Nato’s military command, euronewsmet French Defence Minister Hervé Morin, to find out how he sees relations developing

As France prepares to rejoin Nato’s military command, euronewsmet French Defence Minister Hervé Morin, to find out how he sees relations developing

Business

Figures show UK's economic decline has worsened

The UK economy shrank at its sharpest rate in 30 years in the first three months of 2009, casting serious doubt over government forecasts for a

The UK economy shrank at its sharpest rate in 30 years in the first three months of 2009, casting serious doubt over government forecasts for a

Business

French consumer spending rallies

French consumer spending on manufactured goods rose by an unexpected 1.1 percent in March, after a revised 1.8 percent fall in February. The figures

French consumer spending on manufactured goods rose by an unexpected 1.1 percent in March, after a revised 1.8 percent fall in February. The figures

Europe

Netanyahu to EU: 'Don't rush us'

The EU Presidency has met the Israeli President but with background rumbling. “We are in the process of reviewing our policy; don’t rush us.” — That

The EU Presidency has met the Israeli President but with background rumbling. “We are in the process of reviewing our policy; don’t rush us.” — That

Business

Europe's markets end the week on a confident note

There was a perky end to the week’s trading as markets closed up in Europe, helped by gains in oil and banking shares. However, levels declined

There was a perky end to the week’s trading as markets closed up in Europe, helped by gains in oil and banking shares. However, levels declined

Business

Carmaker Ford posts smaller than expected losses

The Ford Motor Company has posted a smaller than expected first-quarter loss, and says it is on track to at least break even in 2011. The loss

The Ford Motor Company has posted a smaller than expected first-quarter loss, and says it is on track to at least break even in 2011. The loss

Business

Volvo warns of fall in demand after bad results

World number two truck maker Volvo has posted a deeper than expected first-quarter operating loss and consequently cut its market outlook

World number two truck maker Volvo has posted a deeper than expected first-quarter operating loss and consequently cut its market outlook

Europe

Energy acceleration urged in Bulgaria

Europe must pull together and commit itself to backing the Nabucco gas pipeline with firm funding pledges to reduce reliance on Russian gas. This was

Europe must pull together and commit itself to backing the Nabucco gas pipeline with firm funding pledges to reduce reliance on Russian gas. This was

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Fears for civilians trapped by Sri Lankan offensive

The Sri Lankan army is continuing a fierce campaign to crush the Tamil Tigers, despite diplomatic pressure for the fighting to stop so tens of

The Sri Lankan army is continuing a fierce campaign to crush the Tamil Tigers, despite diplomatic pressure for the fighting to stop so tens of

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Genocide issue troubles Armenia-Turkey rapprochement

Armenia and Turkey may be approaching an understanding on their troubled shared history, but memories of mass-killings still loom large over

Armenia and Turkey may be approaching an understanding on their troubled shared history, but memories of mass-killings still loom large over

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New pig-flu strain puts North America on alert

A deadly strain of the flu virus, which has never been seen before, has killed at least 16 people in Mexico and there are fears that it is spreading

A deadly strain of the flu virus, which has never been seen before, has killed at least 16 people in Mexico and there are fears that it is spreading

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Long, bleak winter for Icelandic economy

Construction has ground to a halt in Reykjavik, a result of the financial turmoil that plunged Iceland into crisis last autumn. Many building sites

Construction has ground to a halt in Reykjavik, a result of the financial turmoil that plunged Iceland into crisis last autumn. Many building sites

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Second day of Iraqi suicide-bomb carnage

Iraqis have been clearing up after a second murderous day of suicide bombings, marking the worst upsurge in killings since June last year. 60

Iraqis have been clearing up after a second murderous day of suicide bombings, marking the worst upsurge in killings since June last year. 60

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Taliban pulls out from key Pakistan town

The Taliban says it is pulling out from a key Pakistani district close to Islamabad. Local television pictures showed dozens of militants

The Taliban says it is pulling out from a key Pakistani district close to Islamabad. Local television pictures showed dozens of militants

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Centre-left on course to win Icelandic election

Iceland appears set to stick with the caretaker centre-left government that is trying to steer the country out of economic crisis. The coalition

Iceland appears set to stick with the caretaker centre-left government that is trying to steer the country out of economic crisis. The coalition

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Spain feels the pain as unemployment soars

Latest figures show that unemployment in Spain soared to 17.4 percent by the end of March. It means the number of people out of work in the

Latest figures show that unemployment in Spain soared to 17.4 percent by the end of March. It means the number of people out of work in the

Europe

EPP-ED's election downsizing

Meeting in Estonia, the European People’s Party and European Democrats plan strategy for the EU Parliament elections in June. The British

Meeting in Estonia, the European People’s Party and European Democrats plan strategy for the EU Parliament elections in June. The British

Culture

Hacks on film

Helen Mirrenand Russell Crowe hit the red carpet this week at the London premiere of Kevin Macdonald’s latest film “State of Play”. The film is a

Helen Mirrenand Russell Crowe hit the red carpet this week at the London premiere of Kevin Macdonald’s latest film “State of Play”. The film is a

Culture

Madame Bovary online

150 years after Gustave Flaubert finished his masterpiece Madame Bovary, his handwritten manuscript has been unveiled on line. The original

150 years after Gustave Flaubert finished his masterpiece Madame Bovary, his handwritten manuscript has been unveiled on line. The original

Europe

Catalunya works despite a trembling economy

In the midst of a global economic crisis, where does a leading carmaker choose to build a new model? Spain!

In the midst of a global economic crisis, where does a leading carmaker choose to build a new model? Spain!

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Armenia is seeking to forge closer links with the rest of Europe

But long-running disputes with neighbours, particularly Turkey and Azerbaijan over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh, the task remains huge. Euronews

But long-running disputes with neighbours, particularly Turkey and Azerbaijan over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh, the task remains huge. Euronews

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Suicide bombers kill 60 in Iraq

At least 60 people have been killed in a double suicide attack at a Shi’ite Muslim shrine in Baghdad. More than 120 people were wounded in the

At least 60 people have been killed in a double suicide attack at a Shi’ite Muslim shrine in Baghdad. More than 120 people were wounded in the

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Obama to release more terror suspect torture photos

Senior Democrats are increasing calls for an investigation into Bush-era anti-terror practices.   Since releasing intelligence memos last week

Senior Democrats are increasing calls for an investigation into Bush-era anti-terror practices.   Since releasing intelligence memos last week

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Gas summit hopeful of deal despite Putin boycott

A two-day summit aimed at securing gas supplies to Europe is taking place in the Bulgarian capital. Leaders from the EU, the Balkans and gas

A two-day summit aimed at securing gas supplies to Europe is taking place in the Bulgarian capital. Leaders from the EU, the Balkans and gas

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UN to send humanitarian team to Sri Lanka

Fears are growing over the plight of civilians caught in fighting between Sri Lanka’s army and Tamil Tiger rebels. The United Nations says it will

Fears are growing over the plight of civilians caught in fighting between Sri Lanka’s army and Tamil Tiger rebels. The United Nations says it will

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Armenia remembers "genocide" victims

Armenians have been commemorating the mass killings of 1.5 million of their people by Ottoman Turks during World War One, a crime Armenia says was

Armenians have been commemorating the mass killings of 1.5 million of their people by Ottoman Turks during World War One, a crime Armenia says was

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EU issue tops agenda in Iceland election

Iceland is holding its first election on Saturday since its recent economic meltdown, with possible EU membership high on the agenda.

Iceland is holding its first election on Saturday since its recent economic meltdown, with possible EU membership high on the agenda.

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Donors say poverty prompts Somalian piracy

More than 190 million euros have been pledged to help security and stability in Somalia. The money was raised at a specially-convened conference in

More than 190 million euros have been pledged to help security and stability in Somalia. The money was raised at a specially-convened conference in