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2010-06-30

News

Merkel's man Wulff is new German president

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has survived a confidence vote after lawmakers narrowly backed her preferred candidate to be the country’s next

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has survived a confidence vote after lawmakers narrowly backed her preferred candidate to be the country’s next

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Rebellion in Merkel's camp as president elected

It is an undoubted setback for the German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Her candidate for the presidency, Christian Wulff, may have won – but he failed

It is an undoubted setback for the German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Her candidate for the presidency, Christian Wulff, may have won – but he failed

Europe

Sanctions for budget laxity back on EU table

Attack budget rule-breakers where it hurts the most: their wallets. Under proposals by the European Commission, European Union governments would lose

Attack budget rule-breakers where it hurts the most: their wallets. Under proposals by the European Commission, European Union governments would lose

Business

Europeans bankers face tougher bonus rules

EU lawmaker have agreed that from early next year the region’s bankers will not be allowed to take more than a third of those bonuses in cash. The

EU lawmaker have agreed that from early next year the region’s bankers will not be allowed to take more than a third of those bonuses in cash. The

Business

WTO says Airbus got illegal subsidies

The World Trade Organisation has ruled some European governments paid planemaker Airbus prohibited export subsidies. The WTO – responding to

The World Trade Organisation has ruled some European governments paid planemaker Airbus prohibited export subsidies. The WTO – responding to

Business

German unemployment falls again

Germany’s unemployment fell again in June, for the 12th straight month. The unadjusted jobless rate dropped to 7.5 percent of the working

Germany’s unemployment fell again in June, for the 12th straight month. The unadjusted jobless rate dropped to 7.5 percent of the working

Business

France to cut spending by another 10m euros

The French Budget Minister Francois Baroin has presented plans for an additional 10 billion euros in savings over three years on top of 100 billion

The French Budget Minister Francois Baroin has presented plans for an additional 10 billion euros in savings over three years on top of 100 billion

Business

HMV profits spin up

British music, DVD, games and books retailer HMV has just announced full year profit that was up 11 percent. The group, which runs over 400 stores

British music, DVD, games and books retailer HMV has just announced full year profit that was up 11 percent. The group, which runs over 400 stores

Business

Portugal vetoes Vivo sale

Saying that it is a strategic holding, Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates has blocked the sale of Portugal Telecom’s stake in the Brazilian

Saying that it is a strategic holding, Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates has blocked the sale of Portugal Telecom’s stake in the Brazilian

Business

Turkish economic growth accelerates

Turkey’s GDP grew by an unexpectedly strong 11.7 percent year-on-year in the first three months of this year. However that was because the economy

Turkey’s GDP grew by an unexpectedly strong 11.7 percent year-on-year in the first three months of this year. However that was because the economy

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DR Congo marks 50 years of independence

The Democratic Republic of Congo is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its independence from Belgium today. Congolese President Joseph Kabila

The Democratic Republic of Congo is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its independence from Belgium today. Congolese President Joseph Kabila

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French coach faces MPs over World Cup fiasco

Outgoing French football coach Raymond Domenech was given a grilling in parliament, but failed to take responsibility for his team’s chaotic World

Outgoing French football coach Raymond Domenech was given a grilling in parliament, but failed to take responsibility for his team’s chaotic World

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Alex makes its way towards Gulf coast

The hurricane season has officially begun in the Gulf of Mexico and coastal residents are bracing themselves for the worst as Hurricane Alex moves

The hurricane season has officially begun in the Gulf of Mexico and coastal residents are bracing themselves for the worst as Hurricane Alex moves

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Federer fleeced by Berdych in the Wimbledon quarters

Six-times Wimbledon champion Roger Federer has been knocked out at the quarter-final stage of the 2010 edition by Czech Tomas Berdych. Federer was

Six-times Wimbledon champion Roger Federer has been knocked out at the quarter-final stage of the 2010 edition by Czech Tomas Berdych. Federer was

Culture

Hard-hitting Afghan doc Restrepo released

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for US documentary at this year’s Sundance Festival, Afghanistan war film Restrepo goes on general release in America

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for US documentary at this year’s Sundance Festival, Afghanistan war film Restrepo goes on general release in America

Science_technology

Biofuels: The Cellulose Barrier

In congested, polluted central London they are researching the possibilities of making biofuels from trees. They hope that soon, the poplar will

In congested, polluted central London they are researching the possibilities of making biofuels from trees. They hope that soon, the poplar will

Culture

Paris dictates the trends for next summer

Paris Fashion Week has now finished and the designers have spoken. Euronews takes a look at some of the main trends for next summer.

Paris Fashion Week has now finished and the designers have spoken. Euronews takes a look at some of the main trends for next summer.

Science_technology

Building with coffee

Believe it or not this house is made from coffee waste. Generally coffee grounds are thrown away but in Colombia a group of scientists, business

Believe it or not this house is made from coffee waste. Generally coffee grounds are thrown away but in Colombia a group of scientists, business

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No spies in the ointment say US and Russia

Washington and Moscow are playing down the Cold War thriller aspect of their latest spying row, insisting it will not harm warming

Washington and Moscow are playing down the Cold War thriller aspect of their latest spying row, insisting it will not harm warming

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Icelandic whaling season underway

With last weeks International Whaling Commission (IWC) talks on replacing a moratorium on whaling with a controlled cull breaking down, the Icelandic

With last weeks International Whaling Commission (IWC) talks on replacing a moratorium on whaling with a controlled cull breaking down, the Icelandic

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Taliban raid Afghan NATO base

One of the largest NATO bases in Afghanistan has been attacked by the Taliban. Alliance military leaders say troops repulsed a commando-style raid

One of the largest NATO bases in Afghanistan has been attacked by the Taliban. Alliance military leaders say troops repulsed a commando-style raid

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German presidential vote heads for second round

Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has been dealt a blow after the federal assembly failed to elect her conservative candidate as the country’s

Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has been dealt a blow after the federal assembly failed to elect her conservative candidate as the country’s

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German Presidential election

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the candidates in the country’s presidential election attended a church service in Berlin on Wednesday morning

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the candidates in the country’s presidential election attended a church service in Berlin on Wednesday morning

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Taliban attack key Afghan NATO base

NATO military leaders say troops have repulsed a commando style-attack by Taliban insurgents on one of the alliance’s largest bases in eastern

NATO military leaders say troops have repulsed a commando style-attack by Taliban insurgents on one of the alliance’s largest bases in eastern

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Italy fights to overturn classroom crucifix ban

The Italian government has gone to the European Court of Human Rights to try to overturn a ban on crucifixes being displayed in its state-run

The Italian government has gone to the European Court of Human Rights to try to overturn a ban on crucifixes being displayed in its state-run

Environment

Climate change at sea

Jerry Percy, fisherman “I don’t understand the scientific aspects, but I know that over the last 20 or so years that I’ve been involved in the sea on

Jerry Percy, fisherman “I don’t understand the scientific aspects, but I know that over the last 20 or so years that I’ve been involved in the sea on

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World Cup: Spanish ecstasy and Portuguese tears

Spanish football fans celebrated in Madrid on Tuesday their national team’s victory over Portugal, giving the European champions a spot in the World

Spanish football fans celebrated in Madrid on Tuesday their national team’s victory over Portugal, giving the European champions a spot in the World

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World Cup: Paraguay and Japan fans

Paraguay Fans watched their team’s qualification to the World Cup quaterfinals on a big screen in Asuncion. Meanwhile, in Tokyo, wide of Japanese

Paraguay Fans watched their team’s qualification to the World Cup quaterfinals on a big screen in Asuncion. Meanwhile, in Tokyo, wide of Japanese

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Football officials asked to explain French fiasco

After a French fiasco at the World Cup, it is face the music time for the country’s soccer officials. Outgoing coach Raymond Domenech and Football

After a French fiasco at the World Cup, it is face the music time for the country’s soccer officials. Outgoing coach Raymond Domenech and Football