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2011-04-01

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Portuguese debt crisis

As Portugal prepares for a general election in June, all eyes are now on the country’s ability to pay back its huge debts. The uncertainty caused

As Portugal prepares for a general election in June, all eyes are now on the country’s ability to pay back its huge debts. The uncertainty caused

Business

Ireland under ratings pressure again

Mixed news for Ireland from ratings agencies. Standard & Poor’s cut the country’s debt rating – again – but this time by just one notch to

Mixed news for Ireland from ratings agencies. Standard & Poor’s cut the country’s debt rating – again – but this time by just one notch to

Business

Nasdaq and ICE counterbid for NYSE

A bidding war is underway for NYSE Euronext. Nasdaq and the internet-based marketplace firm IntercontinentalExchange have launched a rival bid to

A bidding war is underway for NYSE Euronext. Nasdaq and the internet-based marketplace firm IntercontinentalExchange have launched a rival bid to

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Japan PM says long battle ahead

At reactor one at the stricken Fukushima nuclear power station the Tokyo Electric Power Company says the water at the base is 10,000 times beyond the

At reactor one at the stricken Fukushima nuclear power station the Tokyo Electric Power Company says the water at the base is 10,000 times beyond the

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Gbagbo and Ouattara: the final showdown

Everything separates Ivory Coast rivals Laurent Gbagbo and Alassane Ouattara. Gbagbo’s background was modest, Ouattara’s comfortable. Gbagbo is

Everything separates Ivory Coast rivals Laurent Gbagbo and Alassane Ouattara. Gbagbo’s background was modest, Ouattara’s comfortable. Gbagbo is

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Famous German polar bear Cnut died of drowning

His survival defied the odds and his sudden death in front of thousands of visitors was equally surprising. An autopsy shows famous polar bear Cnut

His survival defied the odds and his sudden death in front of thousands of visitors was equally surprising. An autopsy shows famous polar bear Cnut

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Netherlands celebrates 10 years of gay marriage

A happy couple tied the knot in front of TV cameras to celebrate 10 years of legalised gay marriage in the Netherlands. The two men join the nearly

A happy couple tied the knot in front of TV cameras to celebrate 10 years of legalised gay marriage in the Netherlands. The two men join the nearly

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Syrian protests for 'Day of Martyrs'

There have been more anti-government protests across Syria following Friday prayers. At least three people have been killed in the capital

There have been more anti-government protests across Syria following Friday prayers. At least three people have been killed in the capital

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Afghan deaths in UN attack

In Afghanistan at least eight people have been killed in an attack on a United Nations compound. The violence in Mazar-i-Sharif erupted as hundreds

In Afghanistan at least eight people have been killed in an attack on a United Nations compound. The violence in Mazar-i-Sharif erupted as hundreds

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Prince William's royal wedding nerves

Prince William may be a highly-trained professional helicopter pilot, but he has been talking about how the prospect of his wedding in just four

Prince William may be a highly-trained professional helicopter pilot, but he has been talking about how the prospect of his wedding in just four

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Prank of the day: Gmail gets physical

Gmail Motion is a revolutionary product that uses a computer’s webcam to receive physical movements as commands for e-mailing. A nerd in a blue

Gmail Motion is a revolutionary product that uses a computer’s webcam to receive physical movements as commands for e-mailing. A nerd in a blue

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David Cameron steps down as UK PM

British Prime Minister David Cameron has resigned his post in government and as leader of the Conservative Party. Mr. Cameron said last weekend’s

British Prime Minister David Cameron has resigned his post in government and as leader of the Conservative Party. Mr. Cameron said last weekend’s

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Attack on United Nations in Afghanistan

In Afghanistan its been reported ten foreign workers have been killed in an attack on the United Nations headquarters at Mazar I Sharif. The deaths

In Afghanistan its been reported ten foreign workers have been killed in an attack on the United Nations headquarters at Mazar I Sharif. The deaths

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UN and French troops move foreigners in Abidjan to safety

As the fighting in Abidjan intensified, UN and French troops quickly moved to protect foreign nationals. Some 500 foreigners, a third of whom are

As the fighting in Abidjan intensified, UN and French troops quickly moved to protect foreign nationals. Some 500 foreigners, a third of whom are

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Legal challenge to German power plant suspensions

Power company, RWE, is taking legal action against the German government, after being ordered to shut down one of its plants for three months. Under

Power company, RWE, is taking legal action against the German government, after being ordered to shut down one of its plants for three months. Under

Business

US employment jumps in March, jobless rate falls

Employment in the US posted a second straight month of solid gains in March. The number of people in work rose by 216,000 last month. January and

Employment in the US posted a second straight month of solid gains in March. The number of people in work rose by 216,000 last month. January and

Business

Portugal buys time with bond sale

Crisis-hit Portugal has bought some time with its latest sale of government bonds. Lisbon managed to sell 1.65 billion euros worth of short-term

Crisis-hit Portugal has bought some time with its latest sale of government bonds. Lisbon managed to sell 1.65 billion euros worth of short-term

Business

Parmalat shareholder meeting delayed

The board of Italian dairy group Parmalat has agreed to postpone its annual shareholders meeting from the middle of April to June. Three Italian

The board of Italian dairy group Parmalat has agreed to postpone its annual shareholders meeting from the middle of April to June. Three Italian

Business

Hermes moves to sell Gaultier stake

French luxury group Hermes is looking to sever longstanding ties with star designer Jean-Paul Gaultier by selling its 45 percent stake in his fashion

French luxury group Hermes is looking to sever longstanding ties with star designer Jean-Paul Gaultier by selling its 45 percent stake in his fashion

Europe

EU Parliament anti-bribe drive

Bribery allegations in the European Parliament have brought promises of tighter rules to govern relations between the members and lobbyists. Some

Bribery allegations in the European Parliament have brought promises of tighter rules to govern relations between the members and lobbyists. Some

Culture

Portugal Fashion: From iguanas to opera

This year’s Portugal Fashion Week was set against the backdrop of the country’s troubled economic times, but tried to compensate with a touch of

This year’s Portugal Fashion Week was set against the backdrop of the country’s troubled economic times, but tried to compensate with a touch of

Nocomment

Severe storms pound Florida

Windy, rainy weather swept through central Florida, knocking out power to tens of thousands of people, flooding roads and toppling trucks and small

Windy, rainy weather swept through central Florida, knocking out power to tens of thousands of people, flooding roads and toppling trucks and small

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Gbagbo and Ouattara in final showdown

It appears to be the final showdown for political rivals in Ivory Coast. Heavy weapons fire has been heard near the presidential palace in

It appears to be the final showdown for political rivals in Ivory Coast. Heavy weapons fire has been heard near the presidential palace in

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Rival mass demonstrations in Yemen

Tens of thousands of pro and anti-government demonstrators gathered on the streets of the Yemini capital Sanaa on Friday. Weeks of protest have

Tens of thousands of pro and anti-government demonstrators gathered on the streets of the Yemini capital Sanaa on Friday. Weeks of protest have

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Libyan rebels start to push back in Brega

Libyan rebels are concentrating their efforts on Brega as they attempt to regain momentum in the fight against the army. They are moving heavy

Libyan rebels are concentrating their efforts on Brega as they attempt to regain momentum in the fight against the army. They are moving heavy

Culture

American Ballet Theatre finally returns to Russia

The American Ballet Theatre has returned to Moscow for the first time since the 1960s, ending decades of frosty relations after Mikhail Baryshnikov

The American Ballet Theatre has returned to Moscow for the first time since the 1960s, ending decades of frosty relations after Mikhail Baryshnikov

Culture

Portugal racks up second Pritzker prize

Painter and illustrator Paula Rego’s museum – the House of Stories – is one of Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto Moura piece’s, the winner of this

Painter and illustrator Paula Rego’s museum – the House of Stories – is one of Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto Moura piece’s, the winner of this

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Portuguese crisis deepens

Portugal’s President says the country’s next government faces an unprecedented challenge. The warning comes as economic pressure increases to

Portugal’s President says the country’s next government faces an unprecedented challenge. The warning comes as economic pressure increases to

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Reports of looting and armed roadblocks in Abidjan

Residents have been telling euronews about the tension in Abidjan, with reports of looting and armed roadblocks. Witness Rabab Hamoud said

Residents have been telling euronews about the tension in Abidjan, with reports of looting and armed roadblocks. Witness Rabab Hamoud said

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Search for victims intensifies in Japan

Three weeks after the devastating earthquake and tsunami, the search for the bodies of more that 16 000 missing people has been intensified, with

Three weeks after the devastating earthquake and tsunami, the search for the bodies of more that 16 000 missing people has been intensified, with