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2010-07-23

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Tchijov tells euronews court ruling sets "precedent"

The ruling by a UN court backing Kosovo’s self-declared independence has failed to move two influential opponents of the breakaway.   Spain and

The ruling by a UN court backing Kosovo’s self-declared independence has failed to move two influential opponents of the breakaway.   Spain and

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European bank stress tests produce 7 failures

The test results have been released which were carried out to see how European banks would cope with a future financial crisis. Of the 91

The test results have been released which were carried out to see how European banks would cope with a future financial crisis. Of the 91

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Why stress tests were needed

The background to the stress tests included catastrophic events like the collapse of Lehman Brothers investment bank in September 2008 which was

The background to the stress tests included catastrophic events like the collapse of Lehman Brothers investment bank in September 2008 which was

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Kosovo central bank chief arrested

The governor of Kosovo’s central bank has been arrested in an anti-corruption investigation by EU officials. Hashim Rexhepi was detained by Kosovo

The governor of Kosovo’s central bank has been arrested in an anti-corruption investigation by EU officials. Hashim Rexhepi was detained by Kosovo

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One dead and 40 injured after Swiss train derails

At least one person has been killed and more than 40 injured after a popular tourist train derailed in the Swiss Alps. The Glacier Express came

At least one person has been killed and more than 40 injured after a popular tourist train derailed in the Swiss Alps. The Glacier Express came

Europe

HIV/AIDS infects 7,500 people daily

The end of an International AIDS Conference in Vienna has exposed the gulf between scientists and governments on how best to deal with the

The end of an International AIDS Conference in Vienna has exposed the gulf between scientists and governments on how best to deal with the

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N.Korea warns 'physical response' to US wargames

More sabre-rattling from North Korea – it’s threatened a ‘physical response’ to US plans to hold joint military drills with South Korea. The tough

More sabre-rattling from North Korea – it’s threatened a ‘physical response’ to US plans to hold joint military drills with South Korea. The tough

Business

Hungary debt rating under threat

Two top ratings agencies have said they may downgrade Hungary’s sovereign debt after its prime minister rejected austerity measures. Moody’s placed

Two top ratings agencies have said they may downgrade Hungary’s sovereign debt after its prime minister rejected austerity measures. Moody’s placed

Business

German business morale surges

German businesses were much more optimistic in July. The Ifo economic think tank’s monthly survey of some 7,000 firms found business sentiment at

German businesses were much more optimistic in July. The Ifo economic think tank’s monthly survey of some 7,000 firms found business sentiment at

Business

UK economy surges in Q2

Britain’s economy grew almost twice as fast as expected in the second quarter of this year. That was due to a sharp pick-up in services activity

Britain’s economy grew almost twice as fast as expected in the second quarter of this year. That was due to a sharp pick-up in services activity

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New find forces Stonehenge rethink

Archeologists have found the remains of a second circular construction at Stonehenge in Britain, but without disturbing a single blade of

Archeologists have found the remains of a second circular construction at Stonehenge in Britain, but without disturbing a single blade of

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Andean spat cranks up a notch

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has cut diplomatic ties with Colombia in an escalating dispute between to the two Andean neighbours over Bogata’s

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has cut diplomatic ties with Colombia in an escalating dispute between to the two Andean neighbours over Bogata’s

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Larijani speaks on Iran's nuclear programme

“Being a nuclear power does not mean that we are going to make a bomb” Iran’s nuclear programme has worried the international community for some

“Being a nuclear power does not mean that we are going to make a bomb” Iran’s nuclear programme has worried the international community for some

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Missing child found dead in Spain

Spanish police have found the body of a child believed to be that of a German boy who had been missing for several days. The five year-old was on

Spanish police have found the body of a child believed to be that of a German boy who had been missing for several days. The five year-old was on

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Chinese troops work to contain oil spill

Thousands of soldiers are tackling an oil slick in China that environmentalists fear could have long-term consequences. It is a week now since a

Thousands of soldiers are tackling an oil slick in China that environmentalists fear could have long-term consequences. It is a week now since a

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Kosovo hopes UN ruling will bring wider recognition

Kosovo’s government is hoping for wider international recognition after UN judges backed the country’s self-declared independence. The International

Kosovo’s government is hoping for wider international recognition after UN judges backed the country’s self-declared independence. The International

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Ruling could bring Kosovo closer to EU and UN

The EU has urged Serbia and Kosovo to improve their relations to boost their chances of joining the union.   Both want to become members. Belgrade

The EU has urged Serbia and Kosovo to improve their relations to boost their chances of joining the union.   Both want to become members. Belgrade

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Markets await EU banking "stress tests"

Europe’s banks will be under the spotlight in London tonight with the publication of the Committee of European Banking Supervisors’ “stress

Europe’s banks will be under the spotlight in London tonight with the publication of the Committee of European Banking Supervisors’ “stress

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Oil firm fined for Ivory Coast pollution

The international oil firm Trafigura has been fined a million euros by a Dutch court over its role in exporting toxic waste which ended up being

The international oil firm Trafigura has been fined a million euros by a Dutch court over its role in exporting toxic waste which ended up being

Culture

Avignon Festival

The Festival of Avignon is in full swing, with performances that range from Shakespeare to quasi-silent clowning. Richard II is being staged in one

The Festival of Avignon is in full swing, with performances that range from Shakespeare to quasi-silent clowning. Richard II is being staged in one

Culture

Montreux Jazz Festival

The Montreux Jazz Festival was once again an eclectic mix of all kinds of music including rock, pop, and hip-hop as well every shade of jazz

The Montreux Jazz Festival was once again an eclectic mix of all kinds of music including rock, pop, and hip-hop as well every shade of jazz

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Gulf storm puts BP spill operation on hold

Extreme weather is the last thing they need. But, with Tropical Storm Bonnie gathering momentum, many ships and rigs dealing with the US oil spill

Extreme weather is the last thing they need. But, with Tropical Storm Bonnie gathering momentum, many ships and rigs dealing with the US oil spill

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Fresh war of words between US and North Korea

Tension is mounting between the US and North Korea. In Hanoi, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has urged Asia to get tough on Pyongyang by

Tension is mounting between the US and North Korea. In Hanoi, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has urged Asia to get tough on Pyongyang by

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Second typhoon slams into southern China

Southern China has been lashed by its second typhoon in a week. At least two people were killed as Typhoon Chanthu slammed into Guangdong

Southern China has been lashed by its second typhoon in a week. At least two people were killed as Typhoon Chanthu slammed into Guangdong

Europe

Belgrade Intervention Unit 92

By tackling organised crime in the Balkans Serbia’s government is sending a strong message to the European Union and its neighbours, that it is

By tackling organised crime in the Balkans Serbia’s government is sending a strong message to the European Union and its neighbours, that it is

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Stress tests: A worry for banks

Jon Davies, euronews : “I am joined from London by Simon Tilford who is the Chief Economist at the Centre for European Reform.   Simon, There has

Jon Davies, euronews : “I am joined from London by Simon Tilford who is the Chief Economist at the Centre for European Reform.   Simon, There has

Science_technology

Breakthrough in Bluefin Tuna farming

Bluefin Tuna is disappearing from the sea.  Demand keeps prices high - which means people will keep fishing Bluefin Tuna until there is none

Bluefin Tuna is disappearing from the sea.  Demand keeps prices high - which means people will keep fishing Bluefin Tuna until there is none

Nocomment

Rare baby clouded leopards unveiled at Paris zoo

A Paris zoo has announced the birth of two rare Southeast Asian cats called clouded leopards. The two girl cubs, named Pati and Jaya, have made their

A Paris zoo has announced the birth of two rare Southeast Asian cats called clouded leopards. The two girl cubs, named Pati and Jaya, have made their

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Southern China lashed by second typhoon

Typhoon Chanthu, the second to hit China in a week, brings torrential rains and gale-force winds to southeastern Guangdong province.

Typhoon Chanthu, the second to hit China in a week, brings torrential rains and gale-force winds to southeastern Guangdong province.

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No sign of compromise in Belgrade or Pristina

Serbian President Boris Tadic wants his country to join the EU and gain more international acceptance. But his reaction to the ICJ’s ruling on

Serbian President Boris Tadic wants his country to join the EU and gain more international acceptance. But his reaction to the ICJ’s ruling on