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2011-01-17

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The struggle to restore order in Tunisia

Tunisia’s embattled political elite will hope the country’s new unity government can finally end weeks of turmoil. Despite that, many ordinary

Tunisia’s embattled political elite will hope the country’s new unity government can finally end weeks of turmoil. Despite that, many ordinary

Business

Airbus boss looks ahead to 2011

As Airbus announced the 10,000th aircraft sale of its 40 year history and beat Boeing for sales in 2010, euronews spoke to the planemaker’s chief

As Airbus announced the 10,000th aircraft sale of its 40 year history and beat Boeing for sales in 2010, euronews spoke to the planemaker’s chief

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Lebanon government on hold as talks delayed

An atmosphere of uncertainty and tension hangs over Lebanon as the country awaits key political and judicial developments that will shape its future

An atmosphere of uncertainty and tension hangs over Lebanon as the country awaits key political and judicial developments that will shape its future

Europe

EU parliament, commission support 'new' Tunisia

A moment of silence in solidarity with the victims of police violence in Tunisia has been observed in the European Parliament. The Commissioner

A moment of silence in solidarity with the victims of police violence in Tunisia has been observed in the European Parliament. The Commissioner

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Barak splits Labour but stays in Israeli govt

A split has emerged in Israel’s once-dominant centre-left political movement. Defence Minister Ehud Barak has broken away from the Labour party and

A split has emerged in Israel’s once-dominant centre-left political movement. Defence Minister Ehud Barak has broken away from the Labour party and

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Heed lessons of Tunisia, says Arab League chief

In Cairo, close to the Egyptian parliament, a man set himself on fire on Monday. It was an apparent protest against poor living standards and echoed

In Cairo, close to the Egyptian parliament, a man set himself on fire on Monday. It was an apparent protest against poor living standards and echoed

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Who is Jean-Claude 'Baby Doc' Duvalier?

For his supporters the shock homecoming of ‘Baby Doc’ is the return of the king. Many Haitians, however, hoped never to see him set foot in their

For his supporters the shock homecoming of ‘Baby Doc’ is the return of the king. Many Haitians, however, hoped never to see him set foot in their

Science_technology

Study assesses changes in Earth's magnetic field

In Germany’s Astrium plant three identical satellites are being put through their paces. They will be launched next year in a bid to provide the most

In Germany’s Astrium plant three identical satellites are being put through their paces. They will be launched next year in a bid to provide the most

Europe

Euro zone rescue fund increase under debate

Euro zone finance ministers meeting in Brussels are divided about how to increase the effective capacity of a rescue fund. No final decision is

Euro zone finance ministers meeting in Brussels are divided about how to increase the effective capacity of a rescue fund. No final decision is

Business

Richemont warns on Q4 results

Swiss luxury goods group Richemont is cautioning investors about its fourth quarter results – for the period from January to March. It said that

Swiss luxury goods group Richemont is cautioning investors about its fourth quarter results – for the period from January to March. It said that

Culture

Social Network scoops four Golden Globes

Actor Michael Douglas, who was one of the presenters of the Golden Globe awards, received a standing ovation when he took the stage, just over a week

Actor Michael Douglas, who was one of the presenters of the Golden Globe awards, received a standing ovation when he took the stage, just over a week

Culture

Urethra show for Gilbert and George

Artistic duo Gilbert and George have unveiled their latest and largest ever exhibition at the White Cube gallery in London. Called the Urethra

Artistic duo Gilbert and George have unveiled their latest and largest ever exhibition at the White Cube gallery in London. Called the Urethra

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Australia counts cost of deadly floods

Australia is now describing it as its costliest natural disaster ever. The government estimates that floods that have devastated parts of the

Australia is now describing it as its costliest natural disaster ever. The government estimates that floods that have devastated parts of the

News

New Tunisian government ministers named

In Tunisia, Prime Minister, Mohamed Ghannouchi has announced his government of national unity. Three ministers of the ruling RCD party will keep

In Tunisia, Prime Minister, Mohamed Ghannouchi has announced his government of national unity. Three ministers of the ruling RCD party will keep

Business

BP boosted by Rosneft deal

BP’s shares rose on Monday on news of its Arctic exploration deal with Russia’s Rosneft. A joint venture will develop three of Rosneft’s offshore

BP’s shares rose on Monday on news of its Arctic exploration deal with Russia’s Rosneft. A joint venture will develop three of Rosneft’s offshore

Business

Japanese consumer confidence drops again

Consumer confidence worsened in Japan in December, according to a survey released by the Bank of Japan. It was the sixth straight month that it has

Consumer confidence worsened in Japan in December, according to a survey released by the Bank of Japan. It was the sixth straight month that it has

Business

Airbus beats Boeing for 2010 plane sales

European planemaker Airbus has scored a surprise victory in the annual orders race against Boeing. The guest of honour at the company’s news

European planemaker Airbus has scored a surprise victory in the annual orders race against Boeing. The guest of honour at the company’s news

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WikiLeaks handed secret Swiss banking data

A Swiss banker, due to go on trial for breaking bank secrecy laws, has handed over account details of 2,000 multinationals, financial firms and

A Swiss banker, due to go on trial for breaking bank secrecy laws, has handed over account details of 2,000 multinationals, financial firms and

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Suspected anarchist bombers face trial in Greece

The trial of 13 suspected members of a Greek anarchist group that has staged bomb attacks against state property and foreign embassies has opened in

The trial of 13 suspected members of a Greek anarchist group that has staged bomb attacks against state property and foreign embassies has opened in

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Tunisia's ruling party now target of protesters

The flight of Ben Ali is not enough, shouted protesters in the Tunisian capital as security forces attempted to prevent a demonstration by hundreds

The flight of Ben Ali is not enough, shouted protesters in the Tunisian capital as security forces attempted to prevent a demonstration by hundreds

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Tunisia's ruling party target of new protests

Tunisia’s ruling party is calling for calm after the ousting of the country’s president, and is promising to quickly announce a new coalition

Tunisia’s ruling party is calling for calm after the ousting of the country’s president, and is promising to quickly announce a new coalition

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Swedish tourists beaten up in tense Tunis

A group of Swedish tourists on a boar hunting trip in Tunisia have been dragged from their taxis and beaten and kicked by locals in Tunis. The men

A group of Swedish tourists on a boar hunting trip in Tunisia have been dragged from their taxis and beaten and kicked by locals in Tunis. The men

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Ehud Barak quits Israel's Labour Party

A split has emerged in Israel’s once-dominant centre-left political movement. Defence Minister Ehud Barak has broken away from the Labour

A split has emerged in Israel’s once-dominant centre-left political movement. Defence Minister Ehud Barak has broken away from the Labour

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Ex-dictator "Baby Doc" Duvalier back in Haiti

Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier has made a shock return from exile to his quake hit homeland, claiming he wants to help

Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier has made a shock return from exile to his quake hit homeland, claiming he wants to help

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Brazil: Helicopters deliver aid to mudslide survivors

Helicopters were finally able to deliver deliver desperately needed food and water to some of the neighbourhoods buried under tons of earth in

Helicopters were finally able to deliver deliver desperately needed food and water to some of the neighbourhoods buried under tons of earth in

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Militias roam Tunisian streets

The Tunisian capital was tense on Sunday. Local residents have taken to forming their own militias to counter the threat from forces loyal to the

The Tunisian capital was tense on Sunday. Local residents have taken to forming their own militias to counter the threat from forces loyal to the

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Ice wonderland in China

Thousands of tourists have been visiting the world’s largest ice wonderland in Heilongjiang province in China. This year the site boasts 50 life size

Thousands of tourists have been visiting the world’s largest ice wonderland in Heilongjiang province in China. This year the site boasts 50 life size

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Facebook film bags four Golden Globes

Facebook film “The Social Network” picked up four Golden Globe awards including best drama, best director for David Fincher, best screenplay and best

Facebook film “The Social Network” picked up four Golden Globe awards including best drama, best director for David Fincher, best screenplay and best

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Dakar winners presented trophies

After battling it out for two weeks in one of the most gruelling races on earth the Dakar Rally winners received their trophies in Buenos Aires on

After battling it out for two weeks in one of the most gruelling races on earth the Dakar Rally winners received their trophies in Buenos Aires on

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Belusconi says paid sex accusation "degrading"

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s faces yet further allegations into his private life. If a Milan court finds him guilty of paying for sex

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s faces yet further allegations into his private life. If a Milan court finds him guilty of paying for sex