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2011-03-24

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Syrian government pledges fail to impress opposition

Thousands of people in Syria turned out on Thursday for the funerals of demonstrators shot dead by security forces the day before. Human rights

Thousands of people in Syria turned out on Thursday for the funerals of demonstrators shot dead by security forces the day before. Human rights

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NATO nears deal on taking over Libya operations

After days of tough talking, a deal now looks closer than ever and NATO could assume command of allied military operations in Libya within

After days of tough talking, a deal now looks closer than ever and NATO could assume command of allied military operations in Libya within

Business

Oil: the price of speculation?

Oil prices will stay above 100 dollars a barrel for the next couple of years according to the latest poll of energy industry analysts. They have

Oil prices will stay above 100 dollars a barrel for the next couple of years according to the latest poll of energy industry analysts. They have

Business

Portugal moves closer to bailout

The resignation of the Portuguese government because it could get enough support in parliament for its latest austerity plan makes it all-but-certain

The resignation of the Portuguese government because it could get enough support in parliament for its latest austerity plan makes it all-but-certain

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German government refutes "farce" claims over Libya

Germany’s decision to pull military staff from AWACS reconnaissance missions in the Mediterranean to avoid involvement in Libya has been severely

Germany’s decision to pull military staff from AWACS reconnaissance missions in the Mediterranean to avoid involvement in Libya has been severely

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Libyan rebels move to regain control of Ajdabiyah

Ajdabiyah is on the eastern front in Libya’s five-week-old uprising. Beyond its borders, a road lined by rebels gives little hint of their fierce

Ajdabiyah is on the eastern front in Libya’s five-week-old uprising. Beyond its borders, a road lined by rebels gives little hint of their fierce

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Syria mulls over ending emergency rule

The Syrian leadership says it is considering an end to the Arab state’s near 50-year emergency rule after deadly protests. Confronted with a

The Syrian leadership says it is considering an end to the Arab state’s near 50-year emergency rule after deadly protests. Confronted with a

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French jet destroys Libyan military plane

France has said it shot down and destroyed a Libyan military aircraft as it was landing. It is the first such incident since the enforcement of the

France has said it shot down and destroyed a Libyan military aircraft as it was landing. It is the first such incident since the enforcement of the

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Libya has hurt French-Germany relations says Chaigneau

Maxime Biosse Duplan, euronews : Joining us now is Pascal Chaigneau, Political Science professor at Paris Descartes university. Having bombarded

Maxime Biosse Duplan, euronews : Joining us now is Pascal Chaigneau, Political Science professor at Paris Descartes university. Having bombarded

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Coalition cracks widen over Libya

The fifth successive night of aerial bombardments on Libya has brought the coalition no closer to agreeing on who will take charge of what happens

The fifth successive night of aerial bombardments on Libya has brought the coalition no closer to agreeing on who will take charge of what happens

Europe

Portugal clogs up EU summit

He may be on his way out as prime minister of Portugal but Jose Socrates was at the centre of nearly everything at the start of the EU’s two-day

He may be on his way out as prime minister of Portugal but Jose Socrates was at the centre of nearly everything at the start of the EU’s two-day

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Estonian cyclists kidnapped in Lebanon

Estonian cyclists have been abducted by gunmen while on holiday in Lebanon. They were reportedly driven away in two minivans and a Mercedes in the

Estonian cyclists have been abducted by gunmen while on holiday in Lebanon. They were reportedly driven away in two minivans and a Mercedes in the

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European court backs Italy over G8 death

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that an Italian policeman acted in self-defence in shooting dead anti-globalisation protester Carlo

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that an Italian policeman acted in self-defence in shooting dead anti-globalisation protester Carlo

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Morales to sue for Bolivian access to Pacific

Bolivian President Evo Morales says he is going to the international courts to demand access to the Pacific Ocean for his landlocked country. He

Bolivian President Evo Morales says he is going to the international courts to demand access to the Pacific Ocean for his landlocked country. He

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Japan: euronews in tsunami-hit north, with the Red Cross

Now a scene of desolation, it is hard to believe that Yamada was once a prosperous fishing town. That was before the tsunami. The killer 10-metre

Now a scene of desolation, it is hard to believe that Yamada was once a prosperous fishing town. That was before the tsunami. The killer 10-metre

Culture

Hollywood mourns legendary icon Liz Taylor

Hollywood has lost one of its biggest legends. Liz Taylor has died at the age of 79 after a prolific career. She started acting as a child and was

Hollywood has lost one of its biggest legends. Liz Taylor has died at the age of 79 after a prolific career. She started acting as a child and was

Business

Euro zone services recovery continues

The recovery in the euro zone’s dominant service sector picked up slightly this month according to the latest Markit Eurozone surveys of purchasing

The recovery in the euro zone’s dominant service sector picked up slightly this month according to the latest Markit Eurozone surveys of purchasing

Business

Moody's cuts some Spanish banks ratings

Moody’s has downgraded the credit rating of 30 Spanish banks due to the country’s sovereign debt and declining market share of smaller banks from

Moody’s has downgraded the credit rating of 30 Spanish banks due to the country’s sovereign debt and declining market share of smaller banks from

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Double quake rocks Myanmar

Two large earthquakes have struck Myanmar and the wider Asia region. The US geological survey initially said both tremors were around 7.0

Two large earthquakes have struck Myanmar and the wider Asia region. The US geological survey initially said both tremors were around 7.0

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Links to data on the Japan disaster

The following are links that are useful in helping to understand the earthquake that struck Japan on March 11 and the consequences it had on the

The following are links that are useful in helping to understand the earthquake that struck Japan on March 11 and the consequences it had on the

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Thousands protest outside EU Brussels summit

Thousands of workers converged on the European Union summit to protest against an economic reform package they say is far too business-friendly.

Thousands of workers converged on the European Union summit to protest against an economic reform package they say is far too business-friendly.

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Japan's post-disaster food supply problems

People living within the 30-kilometre exclusion zone around Japan’s Fukushima plant are still facing long queues to get food. They have just

People living within the 30-kilometre exclusion zone around Japan’s Fukushima plant are still facing long queues to get food. They have just

Business

Lactalis and Ferrero 'discuss Parmalat deal'

Faced with Italian government moves to block any takeover of Parmalat, Italy’s biggest listed food group, the French diary giant Lactalis is

Faced with Italian government moves to block any takeover of Parmalat, Italy’s biggest listed food group, the French diary giant Lactalis is

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Elementary school graduation in Japan

Students from Ishinomaki Elementary School attended a graduation ceremony two weeks after the massive quake and tsunami that hit the coastal area in

Students from Ishinomaki Elementary School attended a graduation ceremony two weeks after the massive quake and tsunami that hit the coastal area in

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Questions over military mission in Libya

Who is in control and what are the final objectives?   Key questions are still up in the air as the international coalition pursues its United

Who is in control and what are the final objectives?   Key questions are still up in the air as the international coalition pursues its United

Europe

Trades unions shout down austerity

The EU’s Brussels summit has brought out crowds of trades unionists, mostly Belgian and Portuguese, but also with representatives from other member

The EU’s Brussels summit has brought out crowds of trades unionists, mostly Belgian and Portuguese, but also with representatives from other member

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Fukushima rescue workers contaminated

Two emergency workers have been taken to hospital after they were exposed to high levels of radiation at the Fukushima nuclear plant. The men were

Two emergency workers have been taken to hospital after they were exposed to high levels of radiation at the Fukushima nuclear plant. The men were

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Libya: Battle for key cities

Tracer bullets lit up the sky over Tripoli for a fifth consecutive night of air strikes by the UN-backed international coalition force. Libyan

Tracer bullets lit up the sky over Tripoli for a fifth consecutive night of air strikes by the UN-backed international coalition force. Libyan

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Syria death toll rises as protests intensify

The number of people killed after clashes between police and protesters in Syria appears to have risen sharply. Amateur footage posted on the

The number of people killed after clashes between police and protesters in Syria appears to have risen sharply. Amateur footage posted on the

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The West 'need not fear' Yemen upheaval

The voices calling for Yemen’s president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, to leave office are growing ever louder. So are Western fears that an overhaul of

The voices calling for Yemen’s president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, to leave office are growing ever louder. So are Western fears that an overhaul of