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2011-03-08

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Libyan revolutionaries ask for international aid

At a news conference in the Libyan city of Benghazi the Interim National Council has rejected any negotiation with Muammar Gaddafi and called for a

At a news conference in the Libyan city of Benghazi the Interim National Council has rejected any negotiation with Muammar Gaddafi and called for a

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Egypt's women 'under-represented in reforms'

Female faces were clearly visible among the crowds of demonstrators in Tahrir Square. It is estimated they made up a quarter of the million-or-so

Female faces were clearly visible among the crowds of demonstrators in Tahrir Square. It is estimated they made up a quarter of the million-or-so

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Libyan rebels issue Gaddafi ultimatum

Anti-government forces in Libya have given the country’s embattled leader Muammar Gaddafi a three day ultimatum to quit power. Rebels also insisted

Anti-government forces in Libya have given the country’s embattled leader Muammar Gaddafi a three day ultimatum to quit power. Rebels also insisted

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Human trafficking: rebuilding a victim's trust

Trust is a word that victims of human trafficking may easily forget. Those who care for them need to remind them that it still exists. That is the

Trust is a word that victims of human trafficking may easily forget. Those who care for them need to remind them that it still exists. That is the

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Gaddafi strikes rebel-held Ras Lanuf

Libyan warplanes have launched renewed air strikes on the rebel-held city of Ras Lanuf. They dropped bombs close to the coastal city’s oil

Libyan warplanes have launched renewed air strikes on the rebel-held city of Ras Lanuf. They dropped bombs close to the coastal city’s oil

Business

Italy pays price for close links to Libya

The turmoil in Libya is hitting Italy more than any other European country. A third of its oil comes from Libya, which is a former Italian colony

The turmoil in Libya is hitting Italy more than any other European country. A third of its oil comes from Libya, which is a former Italian colony

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James Bond dresses in drag for women's rights

On the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, events have been taking place the world over to celebrate women’s achievements – and highlight

On the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, events have been taking place the world over to celebrate women’s achievements – and highlight

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Jacques Chirac corruption trial delayed

Former French President Jacques Chirac is out of court for now after a judge suspended his corruption trial. The criminal process was postponed

Former French President Jacques Chirac is out of court for now after a judge suspended his corruption trial. The criminal process was postponed

Europe

EU responds after visit to Tripoli.

The crisis in Libya continues to raise questions. Ambassadors in Libya have called for an independent assessment mission on the question of the

The crisis in Libya continues to raise questions. Ambassadors in Libya have called for an independent assessment mission on the question of the

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Videoblog: Libya coverage on euronews

euronews’ newsroom teams and correspondents have been following closely the events of the last few weeks in Libya. Here is a video-blog of the

euronews’ newsroom teams and correspondents have been following closely the events of the last few weeks in Libya. Here is a video-blog of the

Culture

Dior show goes on in Paris after Galliano sacking

The show must go on and it did for the Dior show at Paris Fashion Week despite the sacking of designer John Galliano for allegedly making

The show must go on and it did for the Dior show at Paris Fashion Week despite the sacking of designer John Galliano for allegedly making

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Women refugees flee Libyan violence

As the world marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, euronews went to the Libyan-Tunisian border to meet some of the female

As the world marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, euronews went to the Libyan-Tunisian border to meet some of the female

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Warning over migrant exodus to Europe

There is a warning from the Italian island of Lampedusa that despite an increased flow of migrants arriving from Tunisia, the real exodus from North

There is a warning from the Italian island of Lampedusa that despite an increased flow of migrants arriving from Tunisia, the real exodus from North

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The fight for women's rights in Egypt

The Egyptian Centre for Women’s Rights is an independent, non-governmental organisation in Egypt. It aims to help Egyptian women gain legal and

The Egyptian Centre for Women’s Rights is an independent, non-governmental organisation in Egypt. It aims to help Egyptian women gain legal and

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Taliban claim deadly Pakistan fuel blast

In Pakistan at least 25 people were killed when a car bomb exploded at a filling station. The blast in Faisalabad set-off gas-cylinders destroying

In Pakistan at least 25 people were killed when a car bomb exploded at a filling station. The blast in Faisalabad set-off gas-cylinders destroying

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International Women's Day

South Korean women danced in the streets of Seoul to mark International Women’s Day. Organisers said the event was planned to make the public aware

South Korean women danced in the streets of Seoul to mark International Women’s Day. Organisers said the event was planned to make the public aware

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Afghanistan's only female governor

In Afghanistan, despite the end of years of Taliban rule, there is still only one female governor. Dr Habiba Sarobi has been in charge of Bamiyan

In Afghanistan, despite the end of years of Taliban rule, there is still only one female governor. Dr Habiba Sarobi has been in charge of Bamiyan

Business

European banks to face tougher stress tests

The European Union’s powerful new banking watchdog has told lenders that it will impose tough new tests on them. They will have to prove that their

The European Union’s powerful new banking watchdog has told lenders that it will impose tough new tests on them. They will have to prove that their

Business

Oil eases on OPEC production hike talk

Oil prices – which have shot up because of the Libyan uprising – fell back on Tuesday after Kuwait’s oil minister said OPEC was considering boosting

Oil prices – which have shot up because of the Libyan uprising – fell back on Tuesday after Kuwait’s oil minister said OPEC was considering boosting

Business

Audi pledges continued profit

Volkswagen’s premium brand Audi is predicting operating profit in relation to revenue will remain at its current record level this year and it is

Volkswagen’s premium brand Audi is predicting operating profit in relation to revenue will remain at its current record level this year and it is

Business

China buys Boeings

Boeing has announced deals to sell 10 billion dollars worth of planes to Air China – the country’s flagship carrier – and Hong Kong based Hainan

Boeing has announced deals to sell 10 billion dollars worth of planes to Air China – the country’s flagship carrier – and Hong Kong based Hainan

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Scuffles break out at Tunisian refugee camp

Tempers have finally boiled over at one refugee camp on the Tunisian Libyan border. Up until now the UN’s makeshift holding centres have been

Tempers have finally boiled over at one refugee camp on the Tunisian Libyan border. Up until now the UN’s makeshift holding centres have been

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Warnings of 'civil war' in Ivory Coast

Despite attempts at mediation, both sides in Ivory Coast are entrenched, with many commentators invoking the spectre of civil war. The 8,000

Despite attempts at mediation, both sides in Ivory Coast are entrenched, with many commentators invoking the spectre of civil war. The 8,000

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UK: Muslim poppy burner's fine sparks heated debate

The decision to fine a Muslim man £50 (58 euros) for setting fire to poppies at a ceremony to mark Armistice Day has provoked outrage in certain

The decision to fine a Muslim man £50 (58 euros) for setting fire to poppies at a ceremony to mark Armistice Day has provoked outrage in certain

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Gaddafi launches fresh air strikes

Libyan warplanes on Tuesday launched three new air strikes on the rebel-held oil port of Ras Lanouf. There was no immediate word on casualties but

Libyan warplanes on Tuesday launched three new air strikes on the rebel-held oil port of Ras Lanouf. There was no immediate word on casualties but

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Libyan rebels reject 'Gaddafi talks offer'

Libyan rebels have said they rejected an offer from Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to hold talks about his leaving power. Sulyaman Karim, a spokesman for

Libyan rebels have said they rejected an offer from Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to hold talks about his leaving power. Sulyaman Karim, a spokesman for

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UK's Hague red-faced after botched SAS mission

The United Kingdom’s foreign minister has been having to deal with mounting criticism after what’s been described as an ‘embarrassing’ attempt to

The United Kingdom’s foreign minister has been having to deal with mounting criticism after what’s been described as an ‘embarrassing’ attempt to

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Italy strained by continued migrant flow

The flow of migrants from Tunisia to Italy has shown little sign of letting up. Eighteen boats arrived at the island of Lampedusa with a total of

The flow of migrants from Tunisia to Italy has shown little sign of letting up. Eighteen boats arrived at the island of Lampedusa with a total of

Europe

Estonia and the euro.

Despite the turbulence experienced by the euro last year, Estonia adopted it on 1 January 2011,the 17th member of the euro zone. Two months after

Despite the turbulence experienced by the euro last year, Estonia adopted it on 1 January 2011,the 17th member of the euro zone. Two months after

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Rafsanjani loses top Iranian clerical post

Iran’s former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has lost his position as the head of powerful clerical body according to the semi-official Mehr news

Iran’s former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has lost his position as the head of powerful clerical body according to the semi-official Mehr news