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2011-05-24

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Netanyahu offers 'compromise' but stays firm on borders

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has described his vision of peace with Palestinians to the US Congress in Washington. Netanyahu

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has described his vision of peace with Palestinians to the US Congress in Washington. Netanyahu

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Germany battles dangerous E-coli outbreak

Health authorities in Germany are battling an outbreak of a dangerous strain of E-Coli. So far three people are believed to have died. Of the 400

Health authorities in Germany are battling an outbreak of a dangerous strain of E-Coli. So far three people are believed to have died. Of the 400

Europe

Sarkozy calls for tougher internet regulation

The world’s first ever e-G8 forum is taking place in Paris, with the technology industry’s leading lights all present. The main area of discussion –

The world’s first ever e-G8 forum is taking place in Paris, with the technology industry’s leading lights all present. The main area of discussion –

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Border row strains ties between the US and Israel

Heading to Washington, Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu knew his task was a tricky one, with the stalled peace process far from the only challenge

Heading to Washington, Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu knew his task was a tricky one, with the stalled peace process far from the only challenge

Business

Goldman Sachs raises oil forecast

The cost of crude oil has been pushed up by a forecast from analysts at Goldman Sachs on future prices. The Wall Street bank, seen as one of the

The cost of crude oil has been pushed up by a forecast from analysts at Goldman Sachs on future prices. The Wall Street bank, seen as one of the

Business

Russia's Yandex a hit as it starts trading

Shares of Russian internet search engine Yandex shot up on their first day of trading on the Nasdaq. The company’s initial public offering – which

Shares of Russian internet search engine Yandex shot up on their first day of trading on the Nasdaq. The company’s initial public offering – which

Business

Greek economic tragedy continues to play out

Even with the additional austerity measures announced this week in Athens, the financial markets are still betting that the chances of Greece

Even with the additional austerity measures announced this week in Athens, the financial markets are still betting that the chances of Greece

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Khodorkovsky appeal bid fails

A Russian appeals court has upheld a multi-billion-dollar theft and money laundering conviction against jailed former oil tycoon Mikhail

A Russian appeals court has upheld a multi-billion-dollar theft and money laundering conviction against jailed former oil tycoon Mikhail

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Mubarak to face trial for killings

Egypt’s military rulers have ordered that former president Hosni Mubarak must stand trial for his role in a crackdown that led to the killing of more

Egypt’s military rulers have ordered that former president Hosni Mubarak must stand trial for his role in a crackdown that led to the killing of more

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Minsk moneymen slash value of rouble

Belarussians have been rushing to stock up on essentials and durable goods after the National Bank devalued the rouble by 50 percent against both the

Belarussians have been rushing to stock up on essentials and durable goods after the National Bank devalued the rouble by 50 percent against both the

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Can Europe hold onto the IMF's top job?

The race to lead the IMF is turning into a tug of war between Europe and emerging economies. Mexico is seeking support for Agustin Carstens, its

The race to lead the IMF is turning into a tug of war between Europe and emerging economies. Mexico is seeking support for Agustin Carstens, its

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Yemen tribal and government forces clash

There have been bloody clashes for a second day running in Yemen’s capital Sanaa. This follows the collapse on Sunday of a draft agreement on a

There have been bloody clashes for a second day running in Yemen’s capital Sanaa. This follows the collapse on Sunday of a draft agreement on a

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Airlines dissent over volcano risk

Germany says it will not allow planes to fly through certain ash concentrations except in specific conditions. The eruption of Iceland’s Grimsvotn

Germany says it will not allow planes to fly through certain ash concentrations except in specific conditions. The eruption of Iceland’s Grimsvotn

Europe

Growing fears of EU contagion as Greece nears default

Could a Greek default seriously hurt other euro zone states? Countries like Spain, where the government suffered a major mauling at the polls at the

Could a Greek default seriously hurt other euro zone states? Countries like Spain, where the government suffered a major mauling at the polls at the

Europe

Return of the airport body scanners

Body scanners could be coming to an airport near you. Rejected three years ago, the EU parliament has now done a U-turn and said the controversial

Body scanners could be coming to an airport near you. Rejected three years ago, the EU parliament has now done a U-turn and said the controversial

Science_technology

The mother of all invention awards

The European Inventor Awards were held at the Hungarian Academy of Science in Budapest. This annual event is jointly organised by the European

The European Inventor Awards were held at the Hungarian Academy of Science in Budapest. This annual event is jointly organised by the European

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Mixed reaction to more Greek austerity

Greece’s latest massive spending cuts have been praised by Brussels, but rejected by the country’s main opposition party and the unions -who plan

Greece’s latest massive spending cuts have been praised by Brussels, but rejected by the country’s main opposition party and the unions -who plan

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Tepco admits further meltdowns at Fukushima

There have been further meltdowns at Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear plant, according to Tepco, the operators of the facility. The firm has now

There have been further meltdowns at Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear plant, according to Tepco, the operators of the facility. The firm has now

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Blowin' out 70 candles for Dylan's birthday

Fans of Bob Dylan are celebrating the 70th birthday of one of rock’s giants. It is a chance for many to look back at five decades of a career that

Fans of Bob Dylan are celebrating the 70th birthday of one of rock’s giants. It is a chance for many to look back at five decades of a career that

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Obama starts Britain visit

The President of the United States Barack Obama has officially begun his state visit to Britain.   The Queen was on hand for a welcome ceremony full

The President of the United States Barack Obama has officially begun his state visit to Britain.   The Queen was on hand for a welcome ceremony full

Culture

Joan Miro - poetic painter

A new exhibition has opened at Bard Fortress in the north of Italy. ‘Joan Miro – Poem’ features 190 different works, including designs, lithographs

A new exhibition has opened at Bard Fortress in the north of Italy. ‘Joan Miro – Poem’ features 190 different works, including designs, lithographs

Culture

No humans harmed in the making of this movie

The Hangover II has been premiered in Hollywood. The format remains close to the original film’s hugely successful format. A monkey called Crystal

The Hangover II has been premiered in Hollywood. The format remains close to the original film’s hugely successful format. A monkey called Crystal

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Back in the Day: a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...

May 25, 1977. George Lucas’ Star Wars opens in American cinemas, marking a landmark moment in film history. Made with a budget of $11 million, the

May 25, 1977. George Lucas’ Star Wars opens in American cinemas, marking a landmark moment in film history. Made with a budget of $11 million, the

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Tornado-shattered Missouri picks up, fears more

President Obama says he will visit the tornado destruction zone in Missouri this Sunday, the day after he gets back from his Europe tour. His message

President Obama says he will visit the tornado destruction zone in Missouri this Sunday, the day after he gets back from his Europe tour. His message

Culture

Trends and occupational hazards in Cannes

euronews spoke to a veteran film watcher at the conclusion of the Cannes International Film Festival. euronews: Jean Roy, president of the

euronews spoke to a veteran film watcher at the conclusion of the Cannes International Film Festival. euronews: Jean Roy, president of the

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Iceland volcano grounds European planes

Airlines grounded by the Icelandic volcano ash alarm are already counting the potentially colossal cost. The European air traffic agency Eurocontrol

Airlines grounded by the Icelandic volcano ash alarm are already counting the potentially colossal cost. The European air traffic agency Eurocontrol

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Iranian lawmaker says refinery blast not sabotage

A lethal explosion at Iran’s largest petrochemical refinery was not sabotage, according to an Iranian lawmaker. The head of Iran’s parliamentary

A lethal explosion at Iran’s largest petrochemical refinery was not sabotage, according to an Iranian lawmaker. The head of Iran’s parliamentary

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Tepco confirms more meltdowns at Fukushima reactor

Tepco, the operator of Japan’s stricken Fukushima atomic power plant, has confirmed there have been further fuel rod meltdowns as a result of the

Tepco, the operator of Japan’s stricken Fukushima atomic power plant, has confirmed there have been further fuel rod meltdowns as a result of the

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Netanyahu at odds with Obama over peace plan borders

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to give a speech in the US Congress in which he has said he will present his view of a future Middle East

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to give a speech in the US Congress in which he has said he will present his view of a future Middle East