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2010-05-17

News

NATO examines proposals for future

A panel of experts led by former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has put forward recommendations for NATO’s future strategy.   The military

A panel of experts led by former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has put forward recommendations for NATO’s future strategy.   The military

Europe

Pompidou Group: tackling drugs

Little-known to the public, the Pompidou Group has been fighting drug trafficking in Europe for 40 years. How does its executive secretary, Patrick

Little-known to the public, the Pompidou Group has been fighting drug trafficking in Europe for 40 years. How does its executive secretary, Patrick

Europe

All that is green may not be as it seems warns EU

According to a poll by Eurobarometer, 83% of Europeans feel that the environmental impact of a product is an important element when buying something

According to a poll by Eurobarometer, 83% of Europeans feel that the environmental impact of a product is an important element when buying something

News

BP begins to block oil spill but plume fears grow

British energy giant BP now says it has successfully started capturing some of the oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico. Using underwater robots the

British energy giant BP now says it has successfully started capturing some of the oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico. Using underwater robots the

Europe

EU-Latam summit seeks trade and investment as NGOs demonstrate

A bi-annual summit between European and Latin American leaders will take place in Madrid this week. The European Union will seek to conclude trade

A bi-annual summit between European and Latin American leaders will take place in Madrid this week. The European Union will seek to conclude trade

News

New UN sanctions loom for Iran despite deal

Iran remains under threat of new sanctions, despite signing an agreement aimed at allaying international concerns over its atomic ambitions

Iran remains under threat of new sanctions, despite signing an agreement aimed at allaying international concerns over its atomic ambitions

Business

UK coalition prepares to cut

Britain’s new finance minister George Osborne, the youngest for 120 years, has made his first major policy statements in the job, launching a new

Britain’s new finance minister George Osborne, the youngest for 120 years, has made his first major policy statements in the job, launching a new

Business

Euro recovers but pressure still on

After hitting its lowest level against the dollar in four years the euro has trimmed its losses today. However investors remain troubled and

After hitting its lowest level against the dollar in four years the euro has trimmed its losses today. However investors remain troubled and

News

Thai officials mull ceasefire offer

Thailand’s government says it will accept a ceasefire offer from the opposition Red Shirt protesters to try and bring an end to days of bloody

Thailand’s government says it will accept a ceasefire offer from the opposition Red Shirt protesters to try and bring an end to days of bloody

Business

BA beats strikers in court again

British Airways has again headed off a strike by obtaining a court injunction, ruling illegal a planned walkout by cabin crew this week. Talks with

British Airways has again headed off a strike by obtaining a court injunction, ruling illegal a planned walkout by cabin crew this week. Talks with

Business

Car sales fall in Europe

New car sales have suffered in Europe with the beginning of the end of incentive programmes. April registrations fell by nearly seven and a half

New car sales have suffered in Europe with the beginning of the end of incentive programmes. April registrations fell by nearly seven and a half

Business

Markets give Pru takeover thumbs down

The UK’s biggest insurer the Prudential has launched its massive rights offer worth 17 billion euros to finance its purchase of AIG’s Asian

The UK’s biggest insurer the Prudential has launched its massive rights offer worth 17 billion euros to finance its purchase of AIG’s Asian

News

Afghan plane crashes with 43 on board

A passenger plane with 43 people on board has crashed in Afghanistan. A jet en route from the city of Kunduz to the capital went missing in a

A passenger plane with 43 people on board has crashed in Afghanistan. A jet en route from the city of Kunduz to the capital went missing in a

Culture

UK's street dance craze hits the big screen

Hot on the heels of Fame, American TV series Glee and Britain’s Got Talent, is Streetdance 3D. The British film is about a group of London street

Hot on the heels of Fame, American TV series Glee and Britain’s Got Talent, is Streetdance 3D. The British film is about a group of London street

Culture

Hats off to the Pompidou-Metz

Take a Chinese bamboo hat, turn it upside down and you have a rough idea of what the roof on the new Pompidou Centre – the Pompidou-Metz – looks like.

Take a Chinese bamboo hat, turn it upside down and you have a rough idea of what the roof on the new Pompidou Centre – the Pompidou-Metz – looks like.

Science_technology

Taking the pain out of jabs

Vaccinations are a part of childhood, but that does not make them any more pleasant. However now researchers at the University of Queensland in

Vaccinations are a part of childhood, but that does not make them any more pleasant. However now researchers at the University of Queensland in

News

Euronews speaks exclusively to the boss of the IMF

The streets of Athens are full of a desperate population blaming politicians for having ruined their country. The Greek tragedy has become a European

The streets of Athens are full of a desperate population blaming politicians for having ruined their country. The Greek tragedy has become a European

News

David Miliband kicks off leadership bid

Former British Foreign Secretary David Miliband has officially launched his campaign to become the next leader of the Labour party. The 44-year-old

Former British Foreign Secretary David Miliband has officially launched his campaign to become the next leader of the Labour party. The 44-year-old

News

Ash cloud flight restrictions eased

There is some good news for travellers stranded by the latest volcanic ash cloud in Europe: air traffic restrictions have been eased in Britain

There is some good news for travellers stranded by the latest volcanic ash cloud in Europe: air traffic restrictions have been eased in Britain

News

Iran signs deal to swap nuclear fuel in Turkey

Iran has struck a nuclear deal with Turkey and Brazil, designed to allay international concerns over its atomic ambitions and avert fresh

Iran has struck a nuclear deal with Turkey and Brazil, designed to allay international concerns over its atomic ambitions and avert fresh

News

Thai govt gives Red Shirt deadline

Thailand’s government say it is willing to talk with opposition Red Shirt protesters but only if the movement calls off its two-month long

Thailand’s government say it is willing to talk with opposition Red Shirt protesters but only if the movement calls off its two-month long

Nocomment

Ultra-Orthodox Jews lose grave battle in Israel

A heavily guarded operation to dig up ancient graves to make way for a new hospital emergency room sparks anger from Israel’s Jewish ultra-Orthodox

A heavily guarded operation to dig up ancient graves to make way for a new hospital emergency room sparks anger from Israel’s Jewish ultra-Orthodox

News

Iran agrees nuclear deal

Iran has ageed a deal to send uranium abroad following talks with the leaders of Turkey and Brazil. Tehran says it will send 1,200 kilograms of

Iran has ageed a deal to send uranium abroad following talks with the leaders of Turkey and Brazil. Tehran says it will send 1,200 kilograms of

News

British skies start to reopen

British skies have started to reopen as a plume of volanic ash once again wreaks havoc for European air passengers.   The UK’s two busiest airports

British skies have started to reopen as a plume of volanic ash once again wreaks havoc for European air passengers.   The UK’s two busiest airports

News

Atlantis flies its last mission

The last days of Atlantis are being lived out in Earth’s orbit. The final mission of the space shuttle has begun with a successful docking

The last days of Atlantis are being lived out in Earth’s orbit. The final mission of the space shuttle has begun with a successful docking

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Renegade Thai general dies

The renegade Thai general Khattiya Sawatdiphol, who broke ranks and backed the Red Shirt protesters, has died in hospital in Bangkok at the age of

The renegade Thai general Khattiya Sawatdiphol, who broke ranks and backed the Red Shirt protesters, has died in hospital in Bangkok at the age of

News

BP scores first success in stemming Gulf oil leak

BP engineers have had a breakthrough in their quest to contain the oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. After several attempts, robotic arms have

BP engineers have had a breakthrough in their quest to contain the oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. After several attempts, robotic arms have