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2009-10-23

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NATO 'favours protecting Afghan civilians over hunting Taliban'

NATO recommends favouring civilian protection in Afghanistan over hunting the Taliban, and fast-track training for Afghan army and police personnel

NATO recommends favouring civilian protection in Afghanistan over hunting the Taliban, and fast-track training for Afghan army and police personnel

Business

Markets: 23rd October

As the rally ran out of steam, European shares slipped late in the trading session on Friday and ended over 0.5 percent lower. Some said that was

As the rally ran out of steam, European shares slipped late in the trading session on Friday and ended over 0.5 percent lower. Some said that was

Business

Recession refuses to end in UK

New official figures show Britain’s economy contracted in the third quarter of this year. That was completely at odds with what economists were

New official figures show Britain’s economy contracted in the third quarter of this year. That was completely at odds with what economists were

Business

Danone's dairy sales rebound

French food group Danone has said price cuts and increased advertising helped to speed up a recovery in fresh dairy products, which are its biggest

French food group Danone has said price cuts and increased advertising helped to speed up a recovery in fresh dairy products, which are its biggest

Europe

NATO 'favours protecting Afghan civilians over hunting Taliban'

NATO recommends favouring civilian protection in Afghanistan over hunting the Taliban, and fast-track training for Afghan army and police personnel

NATO recommends favouring civilian protection in Afghanistan over hunting the Taliban, and fast-track training for Afghan army and police personnel

Business

JAL's liabilities vastly outweigh assets

Debt-laden Japan Airlines reportedly has liabilities that exceed its assets by as much as 5.8 billion euros. A source has told Reuters that the

Debt-laden Japan Airlines reportedly has liabilities that exceed its assets by as much as 5.8 billion euros. A source has told Reuters that the

Business

Volvo's losses slow

Swedish lorry maker Volvo has announced a smaller third-quarter loss than expected at 322 million euros. That eased fears it would need to ask for

Swedish lorry maker Volvo has announced a smaller third-quarter loss than expected at 322 million euros. That eased fears it would need to ask for

Business

Hopeful euro zone economic data

An array of upbeat euro zone economic data has bolstered hopes of a durable recovery in the region, but experts remained cautious. In October, the

An array of upbeat euro zone economic data has bolstered hopes of a durable recovery in the region, but experts remained cautious. In October, the

Europe

Klaus bends slightly on Lisbon Treaty

European officials are hopeful that an exit strategy may be forming to get out of the Lisbon Treaty impasse. Eurosceptic Czech President Vaclav

European officials are hopeful that an exit strategy may be forming to get out of the Lisbon Treaty impasse. Eurosceptic Czech President Vaclav

Science_technology

Where the virtual world and reality meet

Virtual reality is entering a new era of touch-sensitive tiles and immersive animations. Researchers in Barcelona have created a unique space at the

Virtual reality is entering a new era of touch-sensitive tiles and immersive animations. Researchers in Barcelona have created a unique space at the

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Polanski to fight extradition to US from Switzerland

Roman Polanski’s lawyers say he will fight the extradition request made by the United States to Switzerland. The film director was arrested last

Roman Polanski’s lawyers say he will fight the extradition request made by the United States to Switzerland. The film director was arrested last

News

No green light from Iran for UN nuclear deal

Iran appears to have rejected a UN-backed plan to cut its nuclear fuel stockpile. Instead of responding to the proposal Tehran has put forward an

Iran appears to have rejected a UN-backed plan to cut its nuclear fuel stockpile. Instead of responding to the proposal Tehran has put forward an

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Pakistan hit by new bomb wave

Pakistan has been hit by a wave of terrorist bombings, six days after the army went on the offensive against the Taliban. Eight people died and 13

Pakistan has been hit by a wave of terrorist bombings, six days after the army went on the offensive against the Taliban. Eight people died and 13

News

Germany close to coalition deal

Germany should know in the next 24 hours the make up of its new coalition government, after weeks of haggling between the prospective allies

Germany should know in the next 24 hours the make up of its new coalition government, after weeks of haggling between the prospective allies

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Czechs ready to adopt new US missile defence plan

The Czech prime minister has endorsed a revised US missile defence plan after a meeting with US Vice President Joe Biden in Prague. Jan Fischer

The Czech prime minister has endorsed a revised US missile defence plan after a meeting with US Vice President Joe Biden in Prague. Jan Fischer

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French welcome young Sarkozy's change of heart

Opponents of a bid by the French president’s son to run the wealthy business district in Paris have been celebrating his decision to abandon the

Opponents of a bid by the French president’s son to run the wealthy business district in Paris have been celebrating his decision to abandon the

Culture

Real life in spotlight at documentary festival

DOK Leipzig – Germany’s largest and one of the biggest international documentary festivals – is set to screen more than 300 films this year. More

DOK Leipzig – Germany’s largest and one of the biggest international documentary festivals – is set to screen more than 300 films this year. More

Culture

Russia's "Red Dior" presents 2010 collection

Russian Fashion Week showcased not only the country’s best-known designers but also some of its up-and-coming stars.

Russian Fashion Week showcased not only the country’s best-known designers but also some of its up-and-coming stars.

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Todt elected head of motor sport's FIA

Jean Todt has been elected as the new president of motor sport’s ruling body, the FIA. Frenchman Todt has previously been the head of Peugeot’s

Jean Todt has been elected as the new president of motor sport’s ruling body, the FIA. Frenchman Todt has previously been the head of Peugeot’s

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US requests Polanski extradition

The United States have formally asked Switzerland to extradite Roman Polanski so that he may be sentenced for having unlawful sex with a minor

The United States have formally asked Switzerland to extradite Roman Polanski so that he may be sentenced for having unlawful sex with a minor

News

German winners edge towards coalition

Four weeks after their election victory, Germany’s winning parties are close to dotting the ‘i’s and crossing the ‘t’s on a coalition. Marathon

Four weeks after their election victory, Germany’s winning parties are close to dotting the ‘i’s and crossing the ‘t’s on a coalition. Marathon

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NATO boss demands greater Afghan effort

NATO countries have been urged to step up their efforts in Afghanistan, to train and equip local forces in the face of a growing Taliban threat

NATO countries have been urged to step up their efforts in Afghanistan, to train and equip local forces in the face of a growing Taliban threat

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Clock ticking on Iran's atomic standoff

The clock is ticking down to a midnight deadline tonight for Iran to settle its nuclear standoff with the international community. The UN’s

The clock is ticking down to a midnight deadline tonight for Iran to settle its nuclear standoff with the international community. The UN’s

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Eighty years on: The Wall Street Crash

On the eve of the 80th anniversary of the Wall Street Crash, euronews has visited the belly of the beast in New York. We spoke to bankers just

On the eve of the 80th anniversary of the Wall Street Crash, euronews has visited the belly of the beast in New York. We spoke to bankers just

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Biden seeks Czech support for missile defence plan

US Vice President Joe Biden has arrived in Prague on the last leg of a key trip to central and eastern Europe. He will present America’s revised

US Vice President Joe Biden has arrived in Prague on the last leg of a key trip to central and eastern Europe. He will present America’s revised

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Biden seeks Czech support for missile defence plan

US Vice President Joe Biden has arrived in Prague on the last leg of a key trip to central and eastern Europe. He will present America’s revised

US Vice President Joe Biden has arrived in Prague on the last leg of a key trip to central and eastern Europe. He will present America’s revised

News

Berlusconi backs South Stream pipeline

Silvio Berlusconi and Vladimir Putin, meeting in St Petersburg, have given new impetus to the race to supply gas to Europe. The Italian prime

Silvio Berlusconi and Vladimir Putin, meeting in St Petersburg, have given new impetus to the race to supply gas to Europe. The Italian prime