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2011-03-07

Business

Business Weekly: Europe's mixed recovery signs

It is unclear whether the recovery is really under way for European economies. German unemployment was down again but the ECB remains cautious

It is unclear whether the recovery is really under way for European economies. German unemployment was down again but the ECB remains cautious

News

Tunisian secret police dismantled

Tunisia’s secret police and state security service has been disbanded by the country’s interim government. The organisation was one of the most

Tunisia’s secret police and state security service has been disbanded by the country’s interim government. The organisation was one of the most

News

Refugees' plight: "More are arriving each day"

More than 16,000 refugees at the camp at Choucha on the Tunisian-Libyan border are trying to adjust to their new conditions. It is becoming a daily

More than 16,000 refugees at the camp at Choucha on the Tunisian-Libyan border are trying to adjust to their new conditions. It is becoming a daily

News

Libyan rebels battered by Gaddafi forces

The battle for who controls Libya shows all the signs of turning into a long-drawn out affair. In what is becoming an ill-defined a fast-moving

The battle for who controls Libya shows all the signs of turning into a long-drawn out affair. In what is becoming an ill-defined a fast-moving

News

NATO mulls Libyan military action: Obama

US President Barack Obama on Monday said NATO is considering a number of options to stop the violence in Libya, including military action. American

US President Barack Obama on Monday said NATO is considering a number of options to stop the violence in Libya, including military action. American

News

How human trafficking can be a middle-class crime

Think of human trafficking and what does the phrase evoke? Vanloads of illegal immigrants arriving by night at a disused warehouse? Drug

Think of human trafficking and what does the phrase evoke? Vanloads of illegal immigrants arriving by night at a disused warehouse? Drug

Business

Deaths prompt vaccine probe

The Japanese health ministry has halted the use of some vaccines made by Sanofi-Aventis and Pfizer. That followed the deaths of four children

The Japanese health ministry has halted the use of some vaccines made by Sanofi-Aventis and Pfizer. That followed the deaths of four children

Europe

Paris G20 files in cyber attack

The French finance ministry has confirmed it came under a cyber attack in December. The target was information related to its presidency of the G20

The French finance ministry has confirmed it came under a cyber attack in December. The target was information related to its presidency of the G20

News

Refugees flee Ivory Coast into Liberia

Tens of thousands of people are taking shelter in Liberia after fleeing fighting in Ivory Coast, according to the UN Refugee Agency.   Some 300,000

Tens of thousands of people are taking shelter in Liberia after fleeing fighting in Ivory Coast, according to the UN Refugee Agency.   Some 300,000

News

UN launches appeal for refugees in North Africa

The French warship, Mistral with 51 tons of humanitarian aid docked in the Tunisian port of Zarzis as the United Nations Office for Coordination of

The French warship, Mistral with 51 tons of humanitarian aid docked in the Tunisian port of Zarzis as the United Nations Office for Coordination of

News

France: Chirac corruption trial could be postponed

Former French President Jacques Chirac has gone on trial for corruption in Paris, even though the case could be postponed as early as tomorrow

Former French President Jacques Chirac has gone on trial for corruption in Paris, even though the case could be postponed as early as tomorrow

News

Ivory Coast: women, the 'forgotten victims'

Gaetan Mootoo is a researcher for Amnesty International specialising in West Africa, and has just come back from several weeks in Ivory

Gaetan Mootoo is a researcher for Amnesty International specialising in West Africa, and has just come back from several weeks in Ivory

Science_technology

New test for prostate cancer

A team of scientists at the University of Surrey in the UK have found a way to test for prostate cancer using urine. They have identified a protein

A team of scientists at the University of Surrey in the UK have found a way to test for prostate cancer using urine. They have identified a protein

Culture

The rush to finish renovation of Russia's Bolshoi

Work is going into overdrive, as everyone involved in the renovating the Bolshoi Theatre, tries to meet the October 2011 deadline. The iconic

Work is going into overdrive, as everyone involved in the renovating the Bolshoi Theatre, tries to meet the October 2011 deadline. The iconic

News

Turkish journalists charged with terrorism

In Turkey, four journalists and a writer have been charged with being involved in a plot to overthrow the government.   All of the men have been

In Turkey, four journalists and a writer have been charged with being involved in a plot to overthrow the government.   All of the men have been

Business

LVMH taking over Bulgari

There has been more major consolidation in the luxury goods world as LVMH – the world’s biggest such company – announced it is to take over the

There has been more major consolidation in the luxury goods world as LVMH – the world’s biggest such company – announced it is to take over the

News

Human trafficking: facts and figures

Human Trafficking has many different faces. Sometimes referred to as ‘modern-day slavery’, essentially it can mean recruiting, transporting or

Human Trafficking has many different faces. Sometimes referred to as ‘modern-day slavery’, essentially it can mean recruiting, transporting or

News

Eyewitness gives euronews latest from Ras Lanuf

Some reports say the pro-government counter-attack on Ben Jawad degenerated into an artillery duel between the two sides. But the rebels were forced

Some reports say the pro-government counter-attack on Ben Jawad degenerated into an artillery duel between the two sides. But the rebels were forced

Nocomment

Heavy fighting in Libya continues

Volunteers are on their way to the frontline to fight Gaddafi’s militia and mercenaries. By the gates of the town Ajdabia they receive bags of

Volunteers are on their way to the frontline to fight Gaddafi’s militia and mercenaries. By the gates of the town Ajdabia they receive bags of

News

France: Chirac corruption trial opens

The former French president Jacques Chirac has gone on trial in Paris for corruption. Chirac, who has always denied any wrong-doing, is accused of

The former French president Jacques Chirac has gone on trial in Paris for corruption. Chirac, who has always denied any wrong-doing, is accused of

Business

Prada looks east for listing

Italian fashion house Prada is pressing ahead with plans for an initial public offering of share in Hong Kong – spurning its home bourse of Milan

Italian fashion house Prada is pressing ahead with plans for an initial public offering of share in Hong Kong – spurning its home bourse of Milan

Business

Moody's slashes Greek rating

Moody’s has slashed Greece’s credit rating on fears Athen’s efforts to reduce its debt will not be enough. The rating was cut by three notches to B1

Moody’s has slashed Greece’s credit rating on fears Athen’s efforts to reduce its debt will not be enough. The rating was cut by three notches to B1

Business

HSBC not planning to leave London

HSBC is playing down a report that it may move its headquarters from London to Hong Kong because of what it sees as high levels of tax and red tape

HSBC is playing down a report that it may move its headquarters from London to Hong Kong because of what it sees as high levels of tax and red tape

News

Business weekly: Europe sends mixed signs of recovery

“European economies sent mixed signals last week over whether the recovery is really under way. German unemployment was down again but the

“European economies sent mixed signals last week over whether the recovery is really under way. German unemployment was down again but the

News

Bahraini protest defused with doughnuts

Anti-government protesters in Bahrain have staged a peaceful demonstration outside the American embassy to demand the US cut its ties with the Gulf

Anti-government protesters in Bahrain have staged a peaceful demonstration outside the American embassy to demand the US cut its ties with the Gulf

News

Libya's Gaddafi attacks French 'interference'

Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has accused France of meddling in his country’s affairs. Paris has hailed the creation of rebel group the

Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has accused France of meddling in his country’s affairs. Paris has hailed the creation of rebel group the

News

Fears Libya's revolt may become civil war

There are fears that Libya’s uprising against Muammar Gaddafi’s rule is turning into a protracted civil war. Witnesses say government forces have

There are fears that Libya’s uprising against Muammar Gaddafi’s rule is turning into a protracted civil war. Witnesses say government forces have

Culture

Gender swap in new film version of The Tempest

Helen Mirren is playing the lead in the new screen adaptation of the classic Shakespeare play, The Tempest. However, she will not be playing the

Helen Mirren is playing the lead in the new screen adaptation of the classic Shakespeare play, The Tempest. However, she will not be playing the

News

Chirac to get his day in court

Former French president Jacques Chirac is due in court this week to face corruption charges. A trial centred on allegations he created bogus jobs

Former French president Jacques Chirac is due in court this week to face corruption charges. A trial centred on allegations he created bogus jobs

News

Rio's carnival parade kicks off

Rio de Janeiro’s annual Carnival parade has kicked off to the sound of drums, dancing and fireworks. An estimated 800,000 revellers turned out for

Rio de Janeiro’s annual Carnival parade has kicked off to the sound of drums, dancing and fireworks. An estimated 800,000 revellers turned out for