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2009-06-12

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Iranian ballot gives women hope for change

If there is one section of Iranian society keeping an extra close eye on the result on the presidential election it is the women. Since the

If there is one section of Iranian society keeping an extra close eye on the result on the presidential election it is the women. Since the

Europe

Europe divided over Barroso

Europe’s citizens have made their choice; the next European Parliament is in place. But who will lead the Commission? Jose Manuel Barroso appears

Europe’s citizens have made their choice; the next European Parliament is in place. But who will lead the Commission? Jose Manuel Barroso appears

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Moldovan activist Natalia Morari

Chisinau, the capital of Moldova, is the location for this euronews interview. This impoverished former Soviet republic wedged between Romania and

Chisinau, the capital of Moldova, is the location for this euronews interview. This impoverished former Soviet republic wedged between Romania and

Business

Latvia slashes public spending

Latvia has made tough budget cuts of 720 million euros for this year to prevent the Baltic state going bankrupt. The measures were a condition for

Latvia has made tough budget cuts of 720 million euros for this year to prevent the Baltic state going bankrupt. The measures were a condition for

Business

Friday 12th June

European markets started the session ahead boosted by positive economic data from China, but turned negative after new figures showed euro zone

European markets started the session ahead boosted by positive economic data from China, but turned negative after new figures showed euro zone

Europe

Another boost for Barroso from Czech Republic

Jose Manuel Barroso’s campaign to keep his job is gathering momuntum with the Czech prime minister becoming the latest to throw his weight behind the

Jose Manuel Barroso’s campaign to keep his job is gathering momuntum with the Czech prime minister becoming the latest to throw his weight behind the

Business

Koenigsegg could buy Saab

The luxury Swedish carmaker Koenigsegg is reportedly close to buying Saab from its bankrupt parent company General Motors with money from Norwegian

The luxury Swedish carmaker Koenigsegg is reportedly close to buying Saab from its bankrupt parent company General Motors with money from Norwegian

Business

G8 ministers talk exit strategies

Finance ministers from the G8 leading industrialised countries gathered in Italy are focusing on how to coordinate policy to get their economies back

Finance ministers from the G8 leading industrialised countries gathered in Italy are focusing on how to coordinate policy to get their economies back

Business

Economy overshadow Paris Air Show

The world’s top civil and military aircraft makers have gathered in Paris for the Le Bourget air show. Traditionally they unveil new orders during

The world’s top civil and military aircraft makers have gathered in Paris for the Le Bourget air show. Traditionally they unveil new orders during

Europe

EU adds window locks to child safety standards list

In a bid to reduce the number of cases of children falling to their deaths from windows the EU is introducing a new standard for childproof locks

In a bid to reduce the number of cases of children falling to their deaths from windows the EU is introducing a new standard for childproof locks

Business

Barclays sells BGI to BlackRock

BlackRock says it is buying British bank Barclays investment arm BGI for the equivalent of nine and a half billion euros. The deal will create the

BlackRock says it is buying British bank Barclays investment arm BGI for the equivalent of nine and a half billion euros. The deal will create the

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Bigger role for women in Moroccan election

Moroccans are voting in an election where women are playing an increasingly prominent role. Last year’s electoral reforms set aside 12 per cent of

Moroccans are voting in an election where women are playing an increasingly prominent role. Last year’s electoral reforms set aside 12 per cent of

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Iranian ballot gives women hope for change

If there is one section of Iranian society keeping an extra close eye on the result on the presidential election it is the women. Since the

If there is one section of Iranian society keeping an extra close eye on the result on the presidential election it is the women. Since the

News

New UN sanctions slapped on North Korea

The UN Security Council has unanimously approved expanded sanctions and a trade and arms embargo against North Korea in response to a nuclear test on

The UN Security Council has unanimously approved expanded sanctions and a trade and arms embargo against North Korea in response to a nuclear test on

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Huge turnout for crucial elections in Iran

There has been a nail-biting end to Iran’s much-anticipated presidential election. Authorities had to extend the voting numerous times because of the

There has been a nail-biting end to Iran’s much-anticipated presidential election. Authorities had to extend the voting numerous times because of the

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Drug firms race to produce flu vaccine

It is a race against time for global drug firms to develop a vaccine against Influenza A after the pandemic alert was raised to its top level. By

It is a race against time for global drug firms to develop a vaccine against Influenza A after the pandemic alert was raised to its top level. By

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Gaddafi promises backing for Italy

Italian industry is on course to get a considerable boost from Libya. On his first visit to Rome, Muammar Gaddafi told business leaders that Libya

Italian industry is on course to get a considerable boost from Libya. On his first visit to Rome, Muammar Gaddafi told business leaders that Libya

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Focus on Bhutan refugees

June the twenty first is World Refugee Day. A day to focus on hundreds of thousands across the world who have no place to call home. Some refugees

June the twenty first is World Refugee Day. A day to focus on hundreds of thousands across the world who have no place to call home. Some refugees

Culture

American songstress Katy Perry conquers Europe

American singer-songwriting sensation Katy Perry is on the European leg of her “Hello Katy” tour. The middle child of two pastors – real name

American singer-songwriting sensation Katy Perry is on the European leg of her “Hello Katy” tour. The middle child of two pastors – real name

Culture

N'Dour "sets the record straight" on Islam and Africa

A new documentary about Senegalese musician and singer Youssou N’Dour attempts to show Islam and Africa in a new light. The Grammy-winning

A new documentary about Senegalese musician and singer Youssou N’Dour attempts to show Islam and Africa in a new light. The Grammy-winning

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Leading anti-Taliban cleric dies in Pakistan attack

A prominent anti-Taliban cleric has been killed in a suicide bomb attack in the northern Pakistani city of Lahore. The explosion is one of

A prominent anti-Taliban cleric has been killed in a suicide bomb attack in the northern Pakistani city of Lahore. The explosion is one of

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Youth could sway the vote in Iran election

They call it the “Facebook generation” – Iran’s youth is the driving force behind the campaign of President Ahmadinejad’s main rival Mirhossein

They call it the “Facebook generation” – Iran’s youth is the driving force behind the campaign of President Ahmadinejad’s main rival Mirhossein

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AH1N1: anti-flu vaccine could be ready by autumn

One of the world’s leading drug firms says it has managed to produce the vaccine for Influenza A weeks ahead of schedule as the first pandemic in

One of the world’s leading drug firms says it has managed to produce the vaccine for Influenza A weeks ahead of schedule as the first pandemic in

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Iran: ballot threatens Ahmadinejad's rule

It is an election that could change Iranian politics. Surrounded by his supporters, president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has voted after one of the

It is an election that could change Iranian politics. Surrounded by his supporters, president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has voted after one of the

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Afghanistan to dominate day two of NATO talks

After a day of talks on Kosovo yesterday NATO concludes its two-day summit today with Afghanistan dominating affairs. They have already officially

After a day of talks on Kosovo yesterday NATO concludes its two-day summit today with Afghanistan dominating affairs. They have already officially

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Iran votes after fierce election campaign

Voting has begun in the first round of the Iranian presidential election, a poll which is being billed as the most important in a decade for the

Voting has begun in the first round of the Iranian presidential election, a poll which is being billed as the most important in a decade for the