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2011-04-05

News

Colonial aftershock of French strikes in Ivory Coast

“A colonial power even several decades afterwards is always unjustified in pronouncing a judgment on the internal affairs of its former colony – and

“A colonial power even several decades afterwards is always unjustified in pronouncing a judgment on the internal affairs of its former colony – and

Business

Pringles sold to Diamond Foods

Procter & Gamble has sold its last remaining food brand – Pringles – freeing up the household products company to focus on its cosmetics and

Procter & Gamble has sold its last remaining food brand – Pringles – freeing up the household products company to focus on its cosmetics and

Europe

Gates on aid drive in Europe

Philanthropist and Microsoft founder Bill Gates has been urging the European Union and its member governments to sustain foreign aid in their

Philanthropist and Microsoft founder Bill Gates has been urging the European Union and its member governments to sustain foreign aid in their

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Civilians suffer in Yemen conflict

For people caught up on the conflict in Yemen the situation is deteriorating rapidly, with basic necessities becoming more scarce and unreliable. For

For people caught up on the conflict in Yemen the situation is deteriorating rapidly, with basic necessities becoming more scarce and unreliable. For

Business

Oil at 2-1/2 year high

The cost of crude remains near its highest in two and a half years on unrest in oil exporting countries in the Middle East and Africa. The former

The cost of crude remains near its highest in two and a half years on unrest in oil exporting countries in the Middle East and Africa. The former

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UN climate conference in Bangkok

At the UN Climate Conference in Bangkok, representatives from 200 countries have discussed how to build on the agreements made at the climate change

At the UN Climate Conference in Bangkok, representatives from 200 countries have discussed how to build on the agreements made at the climate change

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More violence in Yemen

There have been more deaths and injuries in Yemen as violent clashes continue between opposition protesters and forces loyal to President Saleh.

There have been more deaths and injuries in Yemen as violent clashes continue between opposition protesters and forces loyal to President Saleh.

Nocomment

Clashes at Greek protests over budget cuts

Police used teargas and flash bombs to disperse a demonstration by hundreds of Athens municipal workers in the centre of the Greek capital.

Police used teargas and flash bombs to disperse a demonstration by hundreds of Athens municipal workers in the centre of the Greek capital.

News

Rubygate revelations rumble on

She is the young woman at the origin of the scandal that has hit Silvio Berlusconi like no other. Last November Karima El Mahroug, otherwise known

She is the young woman at the origin of the scandal that has hit Silvio Berlusconi like no other. Last November Karima El Mahroug, otherwise known

Europe

Arab revolutions, Israeli fears

What the wave of revolutions in the Mediterranean might change for Israel has been under debate among political analysts and academics in Paris, at a

What the wave of revolutions in the Mediterranean might change for Israel has been under debate among political analysts and academics in Paris, at a

News

France says Gbagbo preparing to step down

Ivory Coast’s bitter and bloody four month old power struggle appears to be in its final act. Incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo is on the verge of

Ivory Coast’s bitter and bloody four month old power struggle appears to be in its final act. Incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo is on the verge of

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Berlusconi sex trial due to get underway

Sex, cash and starlets – it sounds like a film but for Silvio Berlusconi it is a court case that is all too real. A nightclub dancer called Ruby

Sex, cash and starlets – it sounds like a film but for Silvio Berlusconi it is a court case that is all too real. A nightclub dancer called Ruby

News

Misrata: no food, no water, just snipers

The situation in Misrata – the rebels’ last major stronghold in western Libya – is increasingly catastrophic as the latest amateur video footage

The situation in Misrata – the rebels’ last major stronghold in western Libya – is increasingly catastrophic as the latest amateur video footage

Business

Portugal downgrade increases bailout pressure

There has been another ratings downgrade for Portugal. Moody’s cut its creditworthiness rating to Baa1 from A3, followed similar moves by the other

There has been another ratings downgrade for Portugal. Moody’s cut its creditworthiness rating to Baa1 from A3, followed similar moves by the other

Business

Tokyo Electric shares slump

Shares of Tokyo Electric Power tumbled to a record low on Tuesday amid mounting investor concerns about how it will cope with the bill for its

Shares of Tokyo Electric Power tumbled to a record low on Tuesday amid mounting investor concerns about how it will cope with the bill for its

Business

OECD upbeat on growth, warns on inflation

With economic recovery taking root in major economies the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development is warning that central bankers need

With economic recovery taking root in major economies the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development is warning that central bankers need

News

Ivory Coast: France says Gbagbo about to stand down

Ivory Coast’s incumbent leader is on the verge of surrendering power, according to France’s Prime Minister. Francois Fillon says two Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast’s incumbent leader is on the verge of surrendering power, according to France’s Prime Minister. Francois Fillon says two Ivory Coast

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Ivory Coast: Gbagbo’s palace under attack

After UN and French intervention against his heavy weapons capabilities, Laurent Gbagbo’s presidential palace has now come under sustained attack.

After UN and French intervention against his heavy weapons capabilities, Laurent Gbagbo’s presidential palace has now come under sustained attack.

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UK MPs criticise governments for arms exports

British parliamentarians of the Committees on Arms Export Controls have slammed – in a report – past and present governments over sales of weapons to

British parliamentarians of the Committees on Arms Export Controls have slammed – in a report – past and present governments over sales of weapons to

News

Are Gaddafi peace proposals genuine?

As Colonel Gaddafi’s envoys travel across Europe proposing a whole raft of peace settlements, representatives of the Gaddafi regime still insist that

As Colonel Gaddafi’s envoys travel across Europe proposing a whole raft of peace settlements, representatives of the Gaddafi regime still insist that

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Civilians flee as Libyan rebels battle for Brega

The battle for Brega continues to be a key point on the frontline in Libya. Control of the crucial oil town has swapped hands between pro and

The battle for Brega continues to be a key point on the frontline in Libya. Control of the crucial oil town has swapped hands between pro and

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'Bunga bunga' just a Berlusconi joke - Lele Mora

Lele Mora is one of the best-known casting agents in Italy, but this close friend of Silvio Berlusconi is also one of the central characters accused

Lele Mora is one of the best-known casting agents in Italy, but this close friend of Silvio Berlusconi is also one of the central characters accused

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Nuclear fears spark school tests

Radiation levels in school playgrounds in the Fukushima area are being checked to try to reassure parents their children are safe. Reports of high

Radiation levels in school playgrounds in the Fukushima area are being checked to try to reassure parents their children are safe. Reports of high

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Abidjan resident tells euronews of city under siege

Euronews spoke to a French businessman living in Abidjan about the atmosphere in the city as pro-Ouattara troops, with the help of UN and French

Euronews spoke to a French businessman living in Abidjan about the atmosphere in the city as pro-Ouattara troops, with the help of UN and French

Science_technology

Mega memory for next generation USB sticks

For several years now, research has focused on computer storage capacity and processor speed. Chips have become smaller and cheaper and each

For several years now, research has focused on computer storage capacity and processor speed. Chips have become smaller and cheaper and each

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From pop star to president: Haiti's election winner

Supporters of “Sweet Micky” are celebrating his landslide win in last month’s election in Haiti. Dismissed as a no-hoper at first, Michel “Sweet

Supporters of “Sweet Micky” are celebrating his landslide win in last month’s election in Haiti. Dismissed as a no-hoper at first, Michel “Sweet

Culture

Easter rabbits and parrots populate new animations

Two homegrown US animation movies hit the screens this Easter season. “Hop” by “Alvin and the Chipmunks” director Tim Hill is the story of the

Two homegrown US animation movies hit the screens this Easter season. “Hop” by “Alvin and the Chipmunks” director Tim Hill is the story of the

Culture

Pompeii exhibition opens in New York

The biggest ever collection of preserved body casts and objects from Pompeii is now on display in New York. The volcanic eruption that destroyed

The biggest ever collection of preserved body casts and objects from Pompeii is now on display in New York. The volcanic eruption that destroyed

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Ivory Coast: Gbagbo's palace comes under heavy attack

It is the fiercest fighting yet in the battle for Abidjan. After UN and French intervention against his heavy weapons capabilities, Laurent

It is the fiercest fighting yet in the battle for Abidjan. After UN and French intervention against his heavy weapons capabilities, Laurent

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Misrata "hell" captured on video

Evacuees describe Misrata as hell. Pictures of the besieged city from YouTube gives some idea of what they are talking about. The footage features

Evacuees describe Misrata as hell. Pictures of the besieged city from YouTube gives some idea of what they are talking about. The footage features