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2011-05-23

News

October launch for EU's GPS

The first two operational satellites of the European Union’s global navigation system, Galileo, are to be launched in October. The European

The first two operational satellites of the European Union’s global navigation system, Galileo, are to be launched in October. The European

Culture

Glamping at indoor campsite in Berlin

Indoor camping; it sounds like a contradiction in terms. But the concept has just started at the Huttenpalast in Berlin. You get an individual hut or

Indoor camping; it sounds like a contradiction in terms. But the concept has just started at the Huttenpalast in Berlin. You get an individual hut or

Science_technology

Paving the way to cleaner air

Too many cars in our city centres can make for a pretty unpleasant atmosphere. Toxic nitrogen levels often exceed the maximum permitted limits in

Too many cars in our city centres can make for a pretty unpleasant atmosphere. Toxic nitrogen levels often exceed the maximum permitted limits in

Culture

Cannes 2011: The good, the bad and the ugly

Euronews’ Wolfgang Spindler looks back at the 64th edition of the Cannes film festival – the actors, the winners, the stars, the scandals and the

Euronews’ Wolfgang Spindler looks back at the 64th edition of the Cannes film festival – the actors, the winners, the stars, the scandals and the

Business

Frankfurt goes electronic

The end of an era at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. There will be no more traditional floor trading, from now on all transactions are being

The end of an era at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. There will be no more traditional floor trading, from now on all transactions are being

Business

Lagarde favourite for IMF leadership race

French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is the focus of much media speculation that she is the top candidate to replace Dominique Strauss-Kahn as

French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is the focus of much media speculation that she is the top candidate to replace Dominique Strauss-Kahn as

News

Why are Spain's young people so angry?

It is no coincidence that Spain’s youth protests erupted in the run-up to local elections. On their placards, demonstrators display the reasons for

It is no coincidence that Spain’s youth protests erupted in the run-up to local elections. On their placards, demonstrators display the reasons for

News

Volcano causes airline share turbulence

Airline shares took a beating on Monday at the possible threat to flights from the eruption of Iceland’s most active volcano, despite optimism in the

Airline shares took a beating on Monday at the possible threat to flights from the eruption of Iceland’s most active volcano, despite optimism in the

News

Obama cheers in Ireland

The US President and Michelle Obama have launched into their week-long tour of several European countries, starting with Ireland. Barack Obama will

The US President and Michelle Obama have launched into their week-long tour of several European countries, starting with Ireland. Barack Obama will

Europe

EU promises support in Libyan rebel stronghold

The latest wave of European Union sanctions against Syria and Iran comes only a day after the bloc’s chief diplomat went to Benghazi. Catherine

The latest wave of European Union sanctions against Syria and Iran comes only a day after the bloc’s chief diplomat went to Benghazi. Catherine

Europe

Syria, Iran and Belarus hit with EU sanctions

The European Union has hit Syria’s leadership with sanctions in a bid to end the on-going brutal crackdown against anti-government protests

The European Union has hit Syria’s leadership with sanctions in a bid to end the on-going brutal crackdown against anti-government protests

News

Moscow stands firm on Gay Pride ban

Moscow City Council appears to be sticking to its decision to ban a planned Gay Pride march next weekend for a sixth year in a row – despite

Moscow City Council appears to be sticking to its decision to ban a planned Gay Pride march next weekend for a sixth year in a row – despite

News

Fighting follows Yemen transition deal collapse

Security forces in Yemen have fought a gunbattle with supporters of an opposition tribal leader, following the collapse of a deal which would have

Security forces in Yemen have fought a gunbattle with supporters of an opposition tribal leader, following the collapse of a deal which would have

Business

Sony warns of big annual loss

Sony has said it expected to post a 2.3 billion euro net loss for the year up to the end of March – due to having to write some tax credits. It was

Sony has said it expected to post a 2.3 billion euro net loss for the year up to the end of March – due to having to write some tax credits. It was

Business

Ryanair warns of no profit growth in 2012

Ryanair has said its earnings will be flat this year due to high fuel costs and a lack of growth in capacity. The boss of Europe’s largest low-cost

Ryanair has said its earnings will be flat this year due to high fuel costs and a lack of growth in capacity. The boss of Europe’s largest low-cost

Business

Greece plans more austerity as Italy 'advances cuts'

Pressured by Brussels and the ECB, Greece is speeding up its privatisations. Reportedly Prime Minister George Papandreou at a cabinet meeting to

Pressured by Brussels and the ECB, Greece is speeding up its privatisations. Reportedly Prime Minister George Papandreou at a cabinet meeting to

News

UK warns of disruption from Icelandic ash cloud

The plume of ash from the eruption of Iceland’s most active volcano is expected to hit parts of northern and western Europe imminently. The area

The plume of ash from the eruption of Iceland’s most active volcano is expected to hit parts of northern and western Europe imminently. The area

News

Spain's Socialists suffer huge losses in local polls

Where and what now for the Socialists are the questions most of the Spanish press are asking about the country’s ruling party after its drubbing in

Where and what now for the Socialists are the questions most of the Spanish press are asking about the country’s ruling party after its drubbing in

Special_reports

No spring for Moldova

Economic distress and frozen conflict on the borders of the European Union. After 20 years, Moldova, the poorest country in Europe, still seems

Economic distress and frozen conflict on the borders of the European Union. After 20 years, Moldova, the poorest country in Europe, still seems

News

Bailout row set to dominate Portuguese campaign

Portugal’s general election campaign is underway ahead of next month’s ballot, with the country’s international bailout at the heart of the

Portugal’s general election campaign is underway ahead of next month’s ballot, with the country’s international bailout at the heart of the

News

Japan's nuclear-impacted people and economy

A team of International Atomic Energy Agency experts are in Japan to help assess what to do next. This comes in the wake of criticism over the

A team of International Atomic Energy Agency experts are in Japan to help assess what to do next. This comes in the wake of criticism over the

News

Scores left dead by US tornado

At least 89 people are now known to have died after a powerful tornado hit Joplin in the US state of Missouri. Many other towns across the MidWest

At least 89 people are now known to have died after a powerful tornado hit Joplin in the US state of Missouri. Many other towns across the MidWest

News

EU sanctions on Syria's al-Assad

The European Union has imposed sanctions on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and other senior officials, raising pressure on his government to end

The European Union has imposed sanctions on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and other senior officials, raising pressure on his government to end

News

Back in the Day: Brooklyn Bridge opens to traffic

May 24, 1883. One of New York’s most famous landmarks, the Brooklyn Bridge, is inaugurated 13 years after construction began. With a main span of

May 24, 1883. One of New York’s most famous landmarks, the Brooklyn Bridge, is inaugurated 13 years after construction began. With a main span of

Science_technology

Etching below the surface

A laser that can write on the inside of glass without damaging the outside is revolutionising anti-counterfeit procedures in industries from

A laser that can write on the inside of glass without damaging the outside is revolutionising anti-counterfeit procedures in industries from

News

Obama visits Ireland

President Obama is on the first leg of a week-long European tour, with stops in the UK, France and Poland. Today he is in Ireland. Meetings with

President Obama is on the first leg of a week-long European tour, with stops in the UK, France and Poland. Today he is in Ireland. Meetings with

News

Pakistan naval base siege close to an end

A siege at a Pakistani military base is over. According to a navy spokesman at least three Taliban militants have been killed and seven arrested

A siege at a Pakistani military base is over. According to a navy spokesman at least three Taliban militants have been killed and seven arrested

News

Dozens die as tornadoes tear through US MidWest

Powerful tornadoes have torn through parts of the US MidWest, killing at least 89 people, say officials. Most of the victims came from the Missouri

Powerful tornadoes have torn through parts of the US MidWest, killing at least 89 people, say officials. Most of the victims came from the Missouri

News

Airlines warned Icelandic volcano ash cloud could spread

Europe has been put on alert for some travel disruption following an eruption by Iceland’s most active volcano. Experts, however, say there is

Europe has been put on alert for some travel disruption following an eruption by Iceland’s most active volcano. Experts, however, say there is

News

Back in the Day: US police kill Bonnie and Clyde

May 23, 1934. Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow are shot dead by Texas police after a two-year crime spree together that left 13 people, including nine

May 23, 1934. Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow are shot dead by Texas police after a two-year crime spree together that left 13 people, including nine