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2009-11-19

News

EU appoints new leadership team

Belgian Prime Minister Herman Van Rompuy has been appointed as the first permanent European Council President and the UK’s Catherine Ashton has been

Belgian Prime Minister Herman Van Rompuy has been appointed as the first permanent European Council President and the UK’s Catherine Ashton has been

Business

Markets: 19th November

European shares finished sharply lower, extending their losses as Wall Street headed deep into negative territory. Technology stocks were among

European shares finished sharply lower, extending their losses as Wall Street headed deep into negative territory. Technology stocks were among

Business

OECD ups global growth forecast

Asia is leading the global economy out of recession but the recovery will be marred by high unemployment and huge government debt across the

Asia is leading the global economy out of recession but the recovery will be marred by high unemployment and huge government debt across the

Business

French special loan commission reports

A special commission looking at ways to build the French economy has recommended that 35 billion euros should be spent on strategic investments

A special commission looking at ways to build the French economy has recommended that 35 billion euros should be spent on strategic investments

Business

Spain told wait for better times

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation has advised Spain that it should to hold off on measures to cut its budget deficit until the economy is in

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation has advised Spain that it should to hold off on measures to cut its budget deficit until the economy is in

Business

Severstal's surprise profit

Russia’s largest steelmaker, Severstal, has posted an unexpected third-quarter net profit. It said the almost 45 million euro profit was due to a

Russia’s largest steelmaker, Severstal, has posted an unexpected third-quarter net profit. It said the almost 45 million euro profit was due to a

News

Report: Cuban human rights 'worse under Raul'

A damning new report says the repression of human rights in Cuba has worsened since Raul Castro took over from his brother Fidel in 2006. The claims

A damning new report says the repression of human rights in Cuba has worsened since Raul Castro took over from his brother Fidel in 2006. The claims

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Shuttle duo make spacewalk

Two astronauts from the US space shuttle Atlantis have made their first spacewalk as part of their mission to the International Space Station

Two astronauts from the US space shuttle Atlantis have made their first spacewalk as part of their mission to the International Space Station

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Road safety a top priority

Car and bus crashes claim as many lives as malaria or tuberculosis. Urgent steps need to be taken to deal with what is becoming a public health

Car and bus crashes claim as many lives as malaria or tuberculosis. Urgent steps need to be taken to deal with what is becoming a public health

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Oil giant Total cleared over factory blast

The French oil giant Total and one of its operators have been cleared of direct responsibility for a blast at a chemicals factory near France’s

The French oil giant Total and one of its operators have been cleared of direct responsibility for a blast at a chemicals factory near France’s

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President Karzai vows to tackle corruption

Pledging to fight corruption and take control of Afghanistan’s security apparatus – Hamid Karzai has been sworn-in as president for a second

Pledging to fight corruption and take control of Afghanistan’s security apparatus – Hamid Karzai has been sworn-in as president for a second

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New lead in hunt for Emanuela Orlandi

Police in Italy are following a crucial new lead in the hunt for Emanuela Orlandi, a 15-year-old girl who went missing after a flute lesson in

Police in Italy are following a crucial new lead in the hunt for Emanuela Orlandi, a 15-year-old girl who went missing after a flute lesson in

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Van Rompuy one step closer to presidency

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is out of the race for EU presidency. Belgium Prime Minister Herman Van Rompuy is now expected to scoop the

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is out of the race for EU presidency. Belgium Prime Minister Herman Van Rompuy is now expected to scoop the

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Minaret debate angers Swiss muslims

In Switzerland populist right-wingers and Christian Fundamentalists say minarets are not Swiss and in the run-up to a referendum on whether or not to

In Switzerland populist right-wingers and Christian Fundamentalists say minarets are not Swiss and in the run-up to a referendum on whether or not to

Science_technology

Sun-powered boat to circle the globe

A gigantic solar-powered boat is nearing completion in Germany, ready to circumnavigate the globe driven only by the sun. The PlanetSolar carries

A gigantic solar-powered boat is nearing completion in Germany, ready to circumnavigate the globe driven only by the sun. The PlanetSolar carries

Culture

Britain swings to African street rhythms

Staff Benda Bilili sings an incredible musical story. A group of street musicians from the Democratic Republic of the Congo – some disabled by polio

Staff Benda Bilili sings an incredible musical story. A group of street musicians from the Democratic Republic of the Congo – some disabled by polio

Culture

Petrol-heads will 'Love the Beast' movie

The actor Eric Bana motors on to the wide screen this week with the release of his film ‘Love The Beast’. It charts his obsession with a sports car

The actor Eric Bana motors on to the wide screen this week with the release of his film ‘Love The Beast’. It charts his obsession with a sports car

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Kenyans fight drought with stone-age technology

Kenya, and other Horn of Africa countries, have been suffering a drought of rare intensity. Now, urgent efforts are underway to save the people from

Kenya, and other Horn of Africa countries, have been suffering a drought of rare intensity. Now, urgent efforts are underway to save the people from

Business

A new model for the Mediterranean

Its now one year since the launch of the Mediterranean Union and the organisation is still searching for its identity. As a result the Forum for

Its now one year since the launch of the Mediterranean Union and the organisation is still searching for its identity. As a result the Forum for

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Time is ticking for decision on top EU posts

With only a few hours to go, there is still confusion as to who will scoop the European Union’s two top jobs. Prime Minister Herman Van Rompuy is

With only a few hours to go, there is still confusion as to who will scoop the European Union’s two top jobs. Prime Minister Herman Van Rompuy is

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Serbia says farewell to Patriarch Pavle

Serbia has paid its final respects to the late head of its orthodox church, Patriarch Pavle, who died last Sunday aged 95. A religious service was

Serbia has paid its final respects to the late head of its orthodox church, Patriarch Pavle, who died last Sunday aged 95. A religious service was

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At least 19 dead after Pakistan suicide attack

A deadly suicide attack has hit the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, continuing a wave violence to hit the region. Police say at least 19

A deadly suicide attack has hit the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, continuing a wave violence to hit the region. Police say at least 19

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Russian court says no to capital punishment

Russia’s moratorium on the death penalty has been extended. The country’s constitutional court decided just a few weeks before it was due to

Russia’s moratorium on the death penalty has been extended. The country’s constitutional court decided just a few weeks before it was due to

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North Korea tops Obama talks in Seoul

US President Barack Obama’s Asia pacific tour is winding down but the issues being discussed with his South Korean counterpart show no signs of a

US President Barack Obama’s Asia pacific tour is winding down but the issues being discussed with his South Korean counterpart show no signs of a

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Karzai inaugurated for second presidential term

Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai has been sworn-in for a second five year term in Kabul. A tight security clampdown to prevent possible Taliban

Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai has been sworn-in for a second five year term in Kabul. A tight security clampdown to prevent possible Taliban

Science_technology

Antibiotic resistance is "everybody's problem"

The discovery of antibiotics revolutionised medical care in the 20th century. Today, however, the wonder drugs are losing their effectiveness at an

The discovery of antibiotics revolutionised medical care in the 20th century. Today, however, the wonder drugs are losing their effectiveness at an

Science_technology

Flu vaccine: A race against time

Each year hundreds of thousands die as a result of influenza, millions become infected and the loss to the economy runs into billions. Vaccines

Each year hundreds of thousands die as a result of influenza, millions become infected and the loss to the economy runs into billions. Vaccines

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Emir of Qatar's wife speaks exclusively to Euronews

She is a member of an exclusive club – the world’s royal families – but she is also a hands-on public figure. Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser al-Missned

She is a member of an exclusive club – the world’s royal families – but she is also a hands-on public figure. Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser al-Missned