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2011-05-11

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Chaos and casualties as quake hits southern Spain

At least eight people have been killed following an earthquake in the small Spanish town of Lorca. Speaking on local radio, the town’s mayor said the

At least eight people have been killed following an earthquake in the small Spanish town of Lorca. Speaking on local radio, the town’s mayor said the

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Libyan rebels seize Misrata airport

Reporting for euronews in Libya, journalist Alberto Arce has accompanied anti-Gaddafi fighters as they took control of Misrata airport. “We are

Reporting for euronews in Libya, journalist Alberto Arce has accompanied anti-Gaddafi fighters as they took control of Misrata airport. “We are

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Rome reels amid earthquake fears

Rome is living up to its reputation as the Eternal City. Shutters have come down right across the Italian capital due to fears of an imminent

Rome is living up to its reputation as the Eternal City. Shutters have come down right across the Italian capital due to fears of an imminent

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FIFA executives, angels or devils?

“I can only answer for myself,” said FIFA President Sepp Blatter, trying to distance himself from the four members of the football governing body’s

“I can only answer for myself,” said FIFA President Sepp Blatter, trying to distance himself from the four members of the football governing body’s

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Jetman swoops over the Grand Canyon

Swiss pilot and inventor Yves Rossy has powered his way across part of the Grand Canyon. Wearing one of his famous jet packs, which have also

Swiss pilot and inventor Yves Rossy has powered his way across part of the Grand Canyon. Wearing one of his famous jet packs, which have also

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German ex-minister did plagiarise university work

It’s official – Germany’s former defence minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg did cheat on his dissertation. The University of Bayreuth has

It’s official – Germany’s former defence minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg did cheat on his dissertation. The University of Bayreuth has

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Belarus presidential candidates in court

Two Belarusian activists who ran for president last year are on trial for organising mass protests. Nikolai Statkevich and Dmitry Uss are charged

Two Belarusian activists who ran for president last year are on trial for organising mass protests. Nikolai Statkevich and Dmitry Uss are charged

Business

EU and IMF start key Greek bailout visit

Against a backdrop of strikes and street protests, senior officials from the EU and International Monetary Fund arrived at the finance ministry in

Against a backdrop of strikes and street protests, senior officials from the EU and International Monetary Fund arrived at the finance ministry in

Europe

Denmark border plans

The Danish government has agreed a deal with its main ally, the Danish People’s Party, to strengthen border controls. The agreement allows a

The Danish government has agreed a deal with its main ally, the Danish People’s Party, to strengthen border controls. The agreement allows a

Europe

Catherine Ashton: EU Diplomacy

The EU Foreign Policy Chief, Catherine Ashton, announced plans to open an office in the rebel-held Libyan city of Benghazi to help provide aid and

The EU Foreign Policy Chief, Catherine Ashton, announced plans to open an office in the rebel-held Libyan city of Benghazi to help provide aid and

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UN appeals for more Mediterranean Sea rescue vigilance

Migrants leaving Libya appear to be running dangers nearly as great as staying in the country at war. Even those who do reach the Italian island of

Migrants leaving Libya appear to be running dangers nearly as great as staying in the country at war. Even those who do reach the Italian island of

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UN's Guterres calls on EU to support democracy in North Africa

Euronews asked the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, about the high cost people are paying for change in north African countries

Euronews asked the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, about the high cost people are paying for change in north African countries

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Deaths reported amid clashes in Yemen

At least one protester has reportedly been killed after the security forces in Yemen opened fire on marchers making their way towards the cabinet

At least one protester has reportedly been killed after the security forces in Yemen opened fire on marchers making their way towards the cabinet

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Clashes in Greece at anti-austerity march

Violence has erupted in Athens during a protest at government austerity measures. Hooded youths attacked police with stones and Molotov cocktails

Violence has erupted in Athens during a protest at government austerity measures. Hooded youths attacked police with stones and Molotov cocktails

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Greeks strike in anger at austerity plan

Greece is once again in the grip of a general strike as people protest against the government’s raft of harsh austerity measures aimed at keeping the

Greece is once again in the grip of a general strike as people protest against the government’s raft of harsh austerity measures aimed at keeping the

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More dead in violent deadlock in Syria

A number of protesters have reportedly been killed in clashes with the army in Syria. It is claimed military personnel have also died. The army has

A number of protesters have reportedly been killed in clashes with the army in Syria. It is claimed military personnel have also died. The army has

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Europe's farmers worried by the weather

Last month was the second hottest month of April since 1900. The high temperatures and lack of rain has worried people across Europe, but farmers are

Last month was the second hottest month of April since 1900. The high temperatures and lack of rain has worried people across Europe, but farmers are

Business

Major overhaul for HSBC to cut costs

Big changes are coming at HSBC. Europe’s largest bank is to cut back in wealth management and high street banking and may sell its US credit card

Big changes are coming at HSBC. Europe’s largest bank is to cut back in wealth management and high street banking and may sell its US credit card

Business

Merkel's backing confirms Draghi for ECB presidency

The last major obstacle has been removed to Italy’s Mario Draghi becoming the next president of the European Central Bank. A spokesman for German

The last major obstacle has been removed to Italy’s Mario Draghi becoming the next president of the European Central Bank. A spokesman for German

Business

Police raid offices in Parmalat probe - sources

Italian finance police investigating possible insider trading and market-rigging involving food group Parmalat have reportedly searched several

Italian finance police investigating possible insider trading and market-rigging involving food group Parmalat have reportedly searched several

Business

Toyota hurt by earthquake and strong yen

Toyota says it suffered a steeper-than-expected fall in quarterly profits after output was hit by Japan’s biggest earthquake on record. Its

Toyota says it suffered a steeper-than-expected fall in quarterly profits after output was hit by Japan’s biggest earthquake on record. Its

Business

China inflation slows, has it peaked?

Inflation remains stubbornly high in China even as economic growth there showed signs of cooling. Chinese policymakers have said that tackling

Inflation remains stubbornly high in China even as economic growth there showed signs of cooling. Chinese policymakers have said that tackling

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Bin Laden sons lash out at US over killing

The sons of Osama bin Laden have described his death as an ‘arbitrary killing’ and an ‘assassination’ by the United States. In a statement given

The sons of Osama bin Laden have described his death as an ‘arbitrary killing’ and an ‘assassination’ by the United States. In a statement given

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Seve laid to rest in his home village of Pedrena

The funeral of golfing great Seve Ballesteros has taken place at the church of San Pedro in his home village of Pedrena in northern Spain. His

The funeral of golfing great Seve Ballesteros has taken place at the church of San Pedro in his home village of Pedrena in northern Spain. His

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The lure of the west

100.000 Poles are preparing their suitcases, maybe more. They want to work in Germany. They have the right to do so, now. Because the seven years

100.000 Poles are preparing their suitcases, maybe more. They want to work in Germany. They have the right to do so, now. Because the seven years

Culture

Dr House sings the blues

British comedian and actor Hugh Laurie is known to millions as the acerbic Dr Gregory House in the US medical drama House. But he is also a

British comedian and actor Hugh Laurie is known to millions as the acerbic Dr Gregory House in the US medical drama House. But he is also a

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Back in the Day: end of the blockade of Berlin

May 12, 1949. The Soviet Union lifts its blockade of Berlin after accepting that an Allied airlift rendered it ineffective. In June 1948 the

May 12, 1949. The Soviet Union lifts its blockade of Berlin after accepting that an Allied airlift rendered it ineffective. In June 1948 the

Culture

Woody Allen's Midnight In Paris opens Cannes

After what was widely regarded as a lacklustre event last year, the 64th Cannes Film Festival is gearing up to be a vintage edition. Robert de Niro

After what was widely regarded as a lacklustre event last year, the 64th Cannes Film Festival is gearing up to be a vintage edition. Robert de Niro

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EU to open office in Libyan rebel stronghold

The European Union says it will open an office in the rebel-held Libyan city of Benghazi. However, this is not a sign of recognition for the rebel

The European Union says it will open an office in the rebel-held Libyan city of Benghazi. However, this is not a sign of recognition for the rebel