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2009-04-27

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euronews interview: Manouchehr Mottaki

As Iran’s Foreign Minister, Manouchehr Mottaki will lead negotiations over his country’s nuclear programme. Those discussions with the UN Security

As Iran’s Foreign Minister, Manouchehr Mottaki will lead negotiations over his country’s nuclear programme. Those discussions with the UN Security

Europe

Aubry aims smack at Molex

The French Socialist Secretary-General Martine Aubry and the President of the PES Poul Nyrup Rasmussen conferred with angry workers near Toulouse

The French Socialist Secretary-General Martine Aubry and the President of the PES Poul Nyrup Rasmussen conferred with angry workers near Toulouse

Europe

PES demands respect for democracy

Urging Europe to change course… That is how the Party of European Socialists, PES, has launched its campaign for this June’s European elections. The

Urging Europe to change course… That is how the Party of European Socialists, PES, has launched its campaign for this June’s European elections. The

Business

French Unemployment Up

Unemployment in France has risen, according to the latest figures. There were 2.7 percent more people looking for work in March, bringing the

Unemployment in France has risen, according to the latest figures. There were 2.7 percent more people looking for work in March, bringing the

Business

Markets react to Swine Flu

European markets rebounded late in the day, after initial falls , fuelled by fears of a swine flu epidemic. US markets and the Nasdaq also

European markets rebounded late in the day, after initial falls , fuelled by fears of a swine flu epidemic. US markets and the Nasdaq also

Business

Chrysler struggles to cut costs

Carmaker Chrysler is racing against a Thursday deadline to cut labour costs or face bankruptcy. Members of the United Auto Workers’ Union must

Carmaker Chrysler is racing against a Thursday deadline to cut labour costs or face bankruptcy. Members of the United Auto Workers’ Union must

Business

General Motors to cut jobs

US car firm General Motors is to cut more than 20,000 jobs, over one third of its total workforce. In an announcement in Detroit is said it will

US car firm General Motors is to cut more than 20,000 jobs, over one third of its total workforce. In an announcement in Detroit is said it will

Business

Japan slashes economic hopes

Japan’s government has slashed its economic forecast. It says GDP would shrink bz 3.3 percent over the next year. The cabinet approved a record

Japan’s government has slashed its economic forecast. It says GDP would shrink bz 3.3 percent over the next year. The cabinet approved a record

News

UN urges Sri Lanka government to use restraint

The UN’s top aid chief to Sri Lanka says it must put in place its latest pledge not to use heavy weapons against the Tamil Tiger rebels. With

The UN’s top aid chief to Sri Lanka says it must put in place its latest pledge not to use heavy weapons against the Tamil Tiger rebels. With

News

Mexicans taking precautions and turning to prayer

Faced with the seemingly growing threat of a highly contagious virus, few people in Mexcio are taking any chances. Having started in the capital

Faced with the seemingly growing threat of a highly contagious virus, few people in Mexcio are taking any chances. Having started in the capital

News

More swine flu cases reported in Europe

There are fresh signs that swine flu is spreading in Europe. Britain says two people have now tested positive after Spain declared Europe’s first

There are fresh signs that swine flu is spreading in Europe. Britain says two people have now tested positive after Spain declared Europe’s first

News

Brown unveils US-style strategy for Afghanistan

With the Taliban gaining influence in Afghanistan and Pakistan Gordon Brown has visited the region to push a new security strategy. The British

With the Taliban gaining influence in Afghanistan and Pakistan Gordon Brown has visited the region to push a new security strategy. The British

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Europe must get used to flu outbreaks

One of Europe’s leading anti-flu scientists has said the continent must get used to further outbreaks of the virus. In an interview with

One of Europe’s leading anti-flu scientists has said the continent must get used to further outbreaks of the virus. In an interview with

Science_technology

Prostate cancer hope

Prostate cancer is one of the leading causes of death among men in Europe, but new scientific research from Leicester University now offers hope of

Prostate cancer is one of the leading causes of death among men in Europe, but new scientific research from Leicester University now offers hope of

Culture

Madrid International dance festival

The 24th International Dance Festival in Madrid presents 80 different shows from 12 different countries worldwide. With 22,000 visitors last year

The 24th International Dance Festival in Madrid presents 80 different shows from 12 different countries worldwide. With 22,000 visitors last year

Culture

East End Flim Festival in London

The 8th East End Film Festival is underway in London. “The End” from first time directors Nicola and Teena Collins opened the festival. Other debut

The 8th East End Film Festival is underway in London. “The End” from first time directors Nicola and Teena Collins opened the festival. Other debut

News

Istanbul siege leaves 3 dead

Three people have been killed during a five-hour gunbattle between police and militants in Istanbul. One policeman and a civilian died in the

Three people have been killed during a five-hour gunbattle between police and militants in Istanbul. One policeman and a civilian died in the

News

EU warns travellers to stay away from swine flu areas

With most cases outside Mexico and the US being described as relatively mild, governments around the world have tried to stress there is no cause for

With most cases outside Mexico and the US being described as relatively mild, governments around the world have tried to stress there is no cause for

News

Socialist opposition wins Andorra's elections

Andorra has gone to the polls against a backdrop of uncertainty over its tax haven status. While failing to win an absolute majority, the social

Andorra has gone to the polls against a backdrop of uncertainty over its tax haven status. While failing to win an absolute majority, the social

News

Three killed in gun battle after Istanbul police raid

Turkish police are laying siege to an apartment in Istanbul where three people were reportedly killed during a raid on alleged members of a far-left

Turkish police are laying siege to an apartment in Istanbul where three people were reportedly killed during a raid on alleged members of a far-left

News

Sri Lanka halts heavy fire over civilian concerns

Sir Lanka has ordered its troops to stop using heavy weaponry against Tamil Tiger rebels trapped in a tiny coastal strip. International

Sir Lanka has ordered its troops to stop using heavy weaponry against Tamil Tiger rebels trapped in a tiny coastal strip. International

News

Three killed in gun battle after Istanbul police raid

Turkish police are laying siege to an apartment in Istanbul where three people were reportedly killed during a raid on alleged members of a far-left

Turkish police are laying siege to an apartment in Istanbul where three people were reportedly killed during a raid on alleged members of a far-left

News

West Bank lockdown as Israel marks national day

Israel has closed its borders with the West Bank over fears of an attack during celebrations marking its creation as a state 61 years ago. The

Israel has closed its borders with the West Bank over fears of an attack during celebrations marking its creation as a state 61 years ago. The

News

Europe confirms swine flu case

Europe has confirmed its first case of swine flu as efforts increase to contain the virus.   Spanish health officials say one patient has been

Europe has confirmed its first case of swine flu as efforts increase to contain the virus.   Spanish health officials say one patient has been