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2011-03-16

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Europe helps in Japan's hour of need

How and what exactly is Europe doing to help Japan’s quake and tsunami victims? Emergency relief workers are already in place to help search and

How and what exactly is Europe doing to help Japan’s quake and tsunami victims? Emergency relief workers are already in place to help search and

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Global paedophile ring smashed, say police

A huge police operation has led to arrests worldwide and the dismantling of what is being described as possibly the biggest online paedophile ring

A huge police operation has led to arrests worldwide and the dismantling of what is being described as possibly the biggest online paedophile ring

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Japan battles on as humanitarian crisis deepens

The people of Otsuchi, like much of north east Japan, are struggling. The small fishing town was completely wiped out by the massive quake and

The people of Otsuchi, like much of north east Japan, are struggling. The small fishing town was completely wiped out by the massive quake and

Europe

EU corporate tax proposal worries Ireland

Economically battered Ireland is wary of increasing pressure on its low corporation tax under a new Europe-wide standardisation proposal out of

Economically battered Ireland is wary of increasing pressure on its low corporation tax under a new Europe-wide standardisation proposal out of

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Benghazi defiant in face of negative reports

The people in Benghazi have a reputation for opposing the government of Muammar Gaddafi – and they are staying true to that image. On Wednesday

The people in Benghazi have a reputation for opposing the government of Muammar Gaddafi – and they are staying true to that image. On Wednesday

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Japan struggles to control spiralling nuclear crisis

“This is a slow-moving nightmare.” The words of one expert hint at a growing sense of desperation as Japan battles to pull its earthquake-hit

“This is a slow-moving nightmare.” The words of one expert hint at a growing sense of desperation as Japan battles to pull its earthquake-hit

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Japan's nuclear fallout could be fatal for workers

Bruno Chareyron is a nuclear engineer who specialises in environmental impact assessment He is also head of France’s Commission for Independent

Bruno Chareyron is a nuclear engineer who specialises in environmental impact assessment He is also head of France’s Commission for Independent

Business

Disaster roils Japanese shares, threatens economy

Uncertainty over the economic hit from the Japanese earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis means the countries financial markets remain turbulent

Uncertainty over the economic hit from the Japanese earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis means the countries financial markets remain turbulent

Business

Portugal warns of political crisis over debt

Just after it was downgraded by the Moody’s rating agency, Portugal’s government has blamed the opposition for the fact that it had to offer a higher

Just after it was downgraded by the Moody’s rating agency, Portugal’s government has blamed the opposition for the fact that it had to offer a higher

Business

Protests hit Bahrain's economy hard

Even before Bahrain’s declaration of martial law, the country’s economy was suffering with the postponement of the Formula One Grand Prix season

Even before Bahrain’s declaration of martial law, the country’s economy was suffering with the postponement of the Formula One Grand Prix season

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Japan's nuclear crisis sparks energy rethink

The unfolding nuclear crisis in Fukushima has raised questions over the safety of atomic power, not only in Japan, but across the world.   The US is

The unfolding nuclear crisis in Fukushima has raised questions over the safety of atomic power, not only in Japan, but across the world.   The US is

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Japan far from a huge nuclear disaster: expert

The available data coming out of Japan indicates that there is still only a “low risk” of a Chernobyl-scale disaster in Fukushima, according to a

The available data coming out of Japan indicates that there is still only a “low risk” of a Chernobyl-scale disaster in Fukushima, according to a

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Fukushima witness: 'The main road out of here is gridlocked'

The residents of crisis-hit Fukushima face an uncertain future. The town is suffering under the weight of a potential nuclear meltdown, a shattered

The residents of crisis-hit Fukushima face an uncertain future. The town is suffering under the weight of a potential nuclear meltdown, a shattered

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Bahrain tries to erase protest camps

Bahraini government forces have moved to clear the focal point of protests by the Gulf Arab state’s Shi’ite Muslim majority. Troops were backed by

Bahraini government forces have moved to clear the focal point of protests by the Gulf Arab state’s Shi’ite Muslim majority. Troops were backed by

Nocomment

Exodus from Tokyo

Worried residents are rushing to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport. There are long queues at check-in desks and the majority of flights are fully booked. In

Worried residents are rushing to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport. There are long queues at check-in desks and the majority of flights are fully booked. In

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Gaddafi forces prepare to retake rebel stronghold

Pro-Gaddafi forces say they are closing in on the rebel held stronghold of Benghazi. State television reports two key tribes in the city have now

Pro-Gaddafi forces say they are closing in on the rebel held stronghold of Benghazi. State television reports two key tribes in the city have now

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Unease grows amid exodus from Tokyo

Worried residents are thronging Tokyo’s Haneda Airport. There are long queues at check-in desks and the majority of flights are fully booked. Haneda

Worried residents are thronging Tokyo’s Haneda Airport. There are long queues at check-in desks and the majority of flights are fully booked. Haneda

Nocomment

Snow adds to suffering in Japan

Heavy snow falling across Japan’s devastated north-east region added to the difficulties of the rescue teams.

Heavy snow falling across Japan’s devastated north-east region added to the difficulties of the rescue teams.

Business

European car sales recover in February

New car sales in Europe rose in February, their first increase in eleven months. The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association says they were

New car sales in Europe rose in February, their first increase in eleven months. The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association says they were

Business

Mixed news on UK jobs

There was an unexpected, sharp drop in the number of Britons claiming unemployment benefit in February. The Office for National Statistics says

There was an unexpected, sharp drop in the number of Britons claiming unemployment benefit in February. The Office for National Statistics says

Nocomment

Soyuz space capsule lands in Kazakhstan

Soyuz spacecraft landed in Kazakhstan, bringing NASA astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts back to Earth after a months-long stay at the International

Soyuz spacecraft landed in Kazakhstan, bringing NASA astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts back to Earth after a months-long stay at the International

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Bahrain imposes curfew and bans gatherings

Bahrain’s military has imposed a curfew in the capital and banned all public demonstrations across the country. Armoured vehicles are now said to

Bahrain’s military has imposed a curfew in the capital and banned all public demonstrations across the country. Armoured vehicles are now said to

Science_technology

Mika and robotic friends aim to please

Do you fancy a nice hot drink in the morning, but can’t face making it sometimes? Well, Singaporean robot Mika could be just your cup of tea.

Do you fancy a nice hot drink in the morning, but can’t face making it sometimes? Well, Singaporean robot Mika could be just your cup of tea.

Culture

Eternity takes top prize at Deauville Asia

The winners of the 13th edition of the Asian Film Festival take their bows in the French seaside town of Deauville. The festival’s prize for best

The winners of the 13th edition of the Asian Film Festival take their bows in the French seaside town of Deauville. The festival’s prize for best

Culture

Colourful ceramics at Miro show in Paris

The colourful and often surreal sculptures of Catalan artist Joan Miro can now be seen in an exhibition in Paris.

The colourful and often surreal sculptures of Catalan artist Joan Miro can now be seen in an exhibition in Paris.

Science_technology

The year of the Launchers

Ariane 5 is the European space industry’s warhorse, and continues to successfully put payloads into orbit. Soon new rockets will join a stable that

Ariane 5 is the European space industry’s warhorse, and continues to successfully put payloads into orbit. Soon new rockets will join a stable that

Science_technology

Scientists work on tsunami alert system for Med

Massive waves crashed into the eastern coast of Japan after last week’s 8.9 earthquake. The tsunami killed thousands of people and left hundreds of

Massive waves crashed into the eastern coast of Japan after last week’s 8.9 earthquake. The tsunami killed thousands of people and left hundreds of

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Exclusive: Saif al-Gaddafi 'wants money back from Sarkozy'

With the situation in Libya still tense and, above all, highly fluid, Colonel Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam Gaddafi gave euronews his personal views on

With the situation in Libya still tense and, above all, highly fluid, Colonel Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam Gaddafi gave euronews his personal views on