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2010-11-23

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What is likely now on the Korean peninsula?

So could there be an all-out war between the two Koreas? Euronews spoke to Jonathan Holstag, an expert on the region at the Free University of

So could there be an all-out war between the two Koreas? Euronews spoke to Jonathan Holstag, an expert on the region at the Free University of

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Koreas: on the brink of war again?

It is not as if the latest incident on the maritime border between the two Koreas comes completely out of the blue. Only last March, the Cheonan, a

It is not as if the latest incident on the maritime border between the two Koreas comes completely out of the blue. Only last March, the Cheonan, a

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Evacuated South Korean islanders shaken by shelling

Evacuees from Yeonpyeong Island were taken to the mainland by ferry. Many of the residents appeared visibly shocked by the situation. A South

Evacuees from Yeonpyeong Island were taken to the mainland by ferry. Many of the residents appeared visibly shocked by the situation. A South

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Koreas urged to show maximum restraint

The international community is calling for restraint, warning of the consequences of the situation escalating. The US envoy for North Korea gave

The international community is calling for restraint, warning of the consequences of the situation escalating. The US envoy for North Korea gave

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South Korean president sounds warning to Pyongyang

Echoing his earlier remarks to issue a firm response to the bombardment of one of their islands, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak has stiffened

Echoing his earlier remarks to issue a firm response to the bombardment of one of their islands, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak has stiffened

Business

US economy looks for christmas cheer

US economic growth in the third quarter may have been faster than expected, but it is still way off the growth needed to create new jobs. With

US economic growth in the third quarter may have been faster than expected, but it is still way off the growth needed to create new jobs. With

Business

Bailout partners say Greece making good progress

Greece is broadly on track to meet the terms of its massive EU/IMF bailout, and will get a third tranche of the aid package, about 9 billion euros

Greece is broadly on track to meet the terms of its massive EU/IMF bailout, and will get a third tranche of the aid package, about 9 billion euros

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North and South Korea tense after shelling

The South Korean government has promised a firm response to the artillery shelling of one of its islands.   President Lee Myung-bak criticised the

The South Korean government has promised a firm response to the artillery shelling of one of its islands.   President Lee Myung-bak criticised the

Business

Fancy buying a bank ? Ireland's going for a song

Ireland’s central bank governor has hung a “for sale” sign on the country’s stricken banks. Patrick Honohan says that for many years he has been in

Ireland’s central bank governor has hung a “for sale” sign on the country’s stricken banks. Patrick Honohan says that for many years he has been in

Business

Qantas returns two A380s to service

Australian airline Qantas says two of its six Airbus A380s are returning to the air after it grounded the planes following an engine failure earlier

Australian airline Qantas says two of its six Airbus A380s are returning to the air after it grounded the planes following an engine failure earlier

Business

Market doubts wisdom of Ssangyong takeover

Korea’s Ssangyong motor company is being bought by India’s Mahindra and Mahindra in a deal worth over 340 million euros. The loss-making Korean

Korea’s Ssangyong motor company is being bought by India’s Mahindra and Mahindra in a deal worth over 340 million euros. The loss-making Korean

Culture

Avedon Paris auction fetches millions of euros

A rare auction of prints by the late American photographer Richard Avedon has fetched a record 5.5 million euros at Christie’s in Paris. Among

A rare auction of prints by the late American photographer Richard Avedon has fetched a record 5.5 million euros at Christie’s in Paris. Among

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Death toll mounts after Cambodian festival

Buddhist monks are praying for the dead and injured in the aftermath of the stampede at a Water Festival in Cambodia. The disaster began on a

Buddhist monks are praying for the dead and injured in the aftermath of the stampede at a Water Festival in Cambodia. The disaster began on a

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Suu Kyi and son finally meet after over a decade

Aung San Suu Kyi has been reunited with her son for the first time in over ten years. The pro-democracy leader was at Rangoon airport to meet him as

Aung San Suu Kyi has been reunited with her son for the first time in over ten years. The pro-democracy leader was at Rangoon airport to meet him as

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William and Kate set date for royal wedding

Buckingham Palace has confirmed that Prince William will marry Kate Middleton on April 29th 2011. The ceremony will take place at Westminster Abbey

Buckingham Palace has confirmed that Prince William will marry Kate Middleton on April 29th 2011. The ceremony will take place at Westminster Abbey

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South Koreans shocked by civilian casualties

Euronews spoke to South Korean journalist Cecilia Heesok Paek in Seoul. She worked for many years as a correspondent for the Spanish media. “The

Euronews spoke to South Korean journalist Cecilia Heesok Paek in Seoul. She worked for many years as a correspondent for the Spanish media. “The

Special_reports

Special kids need special education

Learning can be deeply challenging. Sometimes meeting and overcoming those challenges requires strengths we didn’t even realise we had. This applies

Learning can be deeply challenging. Sometimes meeting and overcoming those challenges requires strengths we didn’t even realise we had. This applies

Europe

Estonia awaits the euro in hope and trepidation

After joining the European Union in 2004, Estonia is now about to join the euro area. But is the tiny Baltic State ready to abandon its national

After joining the European Union in 2004, Estonia is now about to join the euro area. But is the tiny Baltic State ready to abandon its national

Culture

For Colored Girls film adaptation gets mixed reviews

“For Colored Girls” is the ambitious adaptation of Ntozake Shange’s play “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf”, a

“For Colored Girls” is the ambitious adaptation of Ntozake Shange’s play “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf”, a

Science_technology

Earliest known paintings under study in France

The Chauvet cave in southern France is home to some of the earliest known man-made paintings, dating back some 32,000 years. A team of scientists

The Chauvet cave in southern France is home to some of the earliest known man-made paintings, dating back some 32,000 years. A team of scientists

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South Korean leader holds crisis meeting in bunker

As the drama unfolded the South Korean President called an emergency meeting of the country’s national security council. The meeting took place in

As the drama unfolded the South Korean President called an emergency meeting of the country’s national security council. The meeting took place in

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North Korea says South attacked first

North Korea is accusing South Korea of firing first, after it shot artillery at the island of Yeon-pyeong. Dozens of homes have been destroyed and a

North Korea is accusing South Korea of firing first, after it shot artillery at the island of Yeon-pyeong. Dozens of homes have been destroyed and a

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South Korean island hit by North Korean artillery

Witnesses say shelling has now stopped on the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong. But dozens of homes have been destroyed and one South Korean soldier

Witnesses say shelling has now stopped on the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong. But dozens of homes have been destroyed and one South Korean soldier

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South Korean island hit by North Korean artillery

Dozens of homes have been destroyed on the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong, after North Korea fired artillery at it. Reports say 14 South Korean

Dozens of homes have been destroyed on the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong, after North Korea fired artillery at it. Reports say 14 South Korean

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Paris switches on for Christmas

The City of Lights gets into the Christmas swing as the French capital switches on its dazzling end of year illuminations. More than one hundred of

The City of Lights gets into the Christmas swing as the French capital switches on its dazzling end of year illuminations. More than one hundred of

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Irish anger at Prime Minister Cowen

The Irish have taken to the streets to show the strength of their feeling at the bailout package. Tensions are running high amid fears that the

The Irish have taken to the streets to show the strength of their feeling at the bailout package. Tensions are running high amid fears that the

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Egyptian election under fire as poll looms

Egypt’s parliamentary election is coming under increasing criticism from both the opposition and civil groups with NGO’s threatening to withdraw as

Egypt’s parliamentary election is coming under increasing criticism from both the opposition and civil groups with NGO’s threatening to withdraw as

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New setback for New Zealand mine rescue

Efforts to rescue 29 trapped miners in New Zealand have suffered yet another set back after the robot sent into the mine short-circuited after

Efforts to rescue 29 trapped miners in New Zealand have suffered yet another set back after the robot sent into the mine short-circuited after

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Stampede kills hundreds at Cambodian festival

The annual water festival in Cambodia has ended in tragedy after a stampede left at least 340 people dead. Television footage showed the panic as

The annual water festival in Cambodia has ended in tragedy after a stampede left at least 340 people dead. Television footage showed the panic as

Business

UK's biggest retailer aims to do same in China

The world’s number three retailer Tesco is aiming to quadruple Chinese revenues between now and 2015 by doubling the number of its hypermarkets there

The world’s number three retailer Tesco is aiming to quadruple Chinese revenues between now and 2015 by doubling the number of its hypermarkets there