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2011-06-15

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Scenes of chaos in Greece rattles Europe

Greece is truly in crisis. The army is on the streets and the whole country has ground to a halt. Even the emblematic Acropolis is closed to

Greece is truly in crisis. The army is on the streets and the whole country has ground to a halt. Even the emblematic Acropolis is closed to

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Forest Europe aims for protection and sustainable management

Europe’s forestry ministers have gathered in Oslo. They are among delegates from 46 nations who are discussing plans for a legal framework for

Europe’s forestry ministers have gathered in Oslo. They are among delegates from 46 nations who are discussing plans for a legal framework for

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Syria - how should the West react?

As thousands of Syrians flee from the violence into neighbouring Turkey, the lack of response from the West is in stark contrast to its reaction to

As thousands of Syrians flee from the violence into neighbouring Turkey, the lack of response from the West is in stark contrast to its reaction to

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Greek debt: Beware banks bearing gifts

On May 2, 2010, the Greek government penned an agreement with the IMF and EU in a last ditch attempt to keep the wolf from the door, namely

On May 2, 2010, the Greek government penned an agreement with the IMF and EU in a last ditch attempt to keep the wolf from the door, namely

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Basher al-Assad: like father like son?

The world expected much from Basher-al Assad after he inherited power in Syria following his father’s death in 2000. Basher was in London studying

The world expected much from Basher-al Assad after he inherited power in Syria following his father’s death in 2000. Basher was in London studying

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Violence in Athens as PM offers to resign

As new clashes break out in Greece over government attempts to widen austerity measures, the prime minister has reportedly offered to resign – but on

As new clashes break out in Greece over government attempts to widen austerity measures, the prime minister has reportedly offered to resign – but on

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André Sapir on 'unthinkable' Greek finance scenarios

With Greece on the verge of bankruptcy again, questions are being asked about the IMF and European Union having already made a loan to Athens of 110

With Greece on the verge of bankruptcy again, questions are being asked about the IMF and European Union having already made a loan to Athens of 110

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Swiss art unlimited

The world’s largest art fair has opened in Switzerland featuring work by more than 2,500 artists. Art Basel specialises in pieces from the 20th

The world’s largest art fair has opened in Switzerland featuring work by more than 2,500 artists. Art Basel specialises in pieces from the 20th

Business

Europe's farmers unhappy with E. coli compensation

The EU’s decision to pay out just 210 million euros in compensation to those who have lost out financially to the deadly E. coli epidemic has not

The EU’s decision to pay out just 210 million euros in compensation to those who have lost out financially to the deadly E. coli epidemic has not

Business

Mixed UK employment news

The number of Britons claiming jobless benefit rose at its fastest pace in almost two years in May. That casts doubt on the health of the labour

The number of Britons claiming jobless benefit rose at its fastest pace in almost two years in May. That casts doubt on the health of the labour

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Chilean eruption shows no sign of abating

A towering nine-kilometre cloud of ash and rocks continue to emanate from the Puyehue volcano in Chile. Mount Puyehue shook itself awake on June 4

A towering nine-kilometre cloud of ash and rocks continue to emanate from the Puyehue volcano in Chile. Mount Puyehue shook itself awake on June 4

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Back in the Day: the first woman in space

June 16, 1963. Just over two years after Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space, Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in orbit. The

June 16, 1963. Just over two years after Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space, Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in orbit. The

Business

Record Opec earnings predicted this year

Opec’s earnings are set to hit a record above $1,000 billion this year, according to the latest estimates from the US Department of Energy. That is

Opec’s earnings are set to hit a record above $1,000 billion this year, according to the latest estimates from the US Department of Energy. That is

Business

US inflation up by more than expected in May

Inflation in the United States slowed in May as the cost of fuel came down, but was till higher than economists has forecast. Month-on-month

Inflation in the United States slowed in May as the cost of fuel came down, but was till higher than economists has forecast. Month-on-month

Science_technology

Hot from cold - unveiling the universe

Over 1.5 million kilometres from earth the Herschel Space Telescope has been observing the universe for the last two years, looking at radiation

Over 1.5 million kilometres from earth the Herschel Space Telescope has been observing the universe for the last two years, looking at radiation

Culture

Manilow eyes younger fans with new album

Brooklyn’s King of Kitsch is back. Barry Manilow has just put the finishing touches to ’15 Minutes’, his first album of new material in a

Brooklyn’s King of Kitsch is back. Barry Manilow has just put the finishing touches to ’15 Minutes’, his first album of new material in a

Culture

Carrey returns to comic roots with penguin movie

Jim Carrey stars alongside a bunch of feathered friends in his new film Mr. Popper’s Penguins. The film is based on a 1938 kids book that tells

Jim Carrey stars alongside a bunch of feathered friends in his new film Mr. Popper’s Penguins. The film is based on a 1938 kids book that tells

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Massive pro and anti-govt rallies in Syria

As unrest in Syria continues to shake the country, a rally in support of the country’s embattled president has taken place in Damascus. Bashar

As unrest in Syria continues to shake the country, a rally in support of the country’s embattled president has taken place in Damascus. Bashar

Culture

Bonus: Valery Gergiev & Benjamin Schmid

Here are a few more excerpts from our interviews with Russian maestro Valery Gergiev and Austrian violinist Benjamin Schmid.

Here are a few more excerpts from our interviews with Russian maestro Valery Gergiev and Austrian violinist Benjamin Schmid.

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Syria attempts to reassure refugees

The government in Damascus says it is safe for Syrian refugees in Turkey to go home. But there appears to be little enthusiasm among them to do so

The government in Damascus says it is safe for Syrian refugees in Turkey to go home. But there appears to be little enthusiasm among them to do so

Culture

Famous free concert at Schönbrunn entertains 100,000

Schönbrunn, the summer residence of the Habsburg Monarchy, has always been renowned for music and elegance. The highlight these days is the annual

Schönbrunn, the summer residence of the Habsburg Monarchy, has always been renowned for music and elegance. The highlight these days is the annual

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British teachers announce mass strike over pensions

Members of two major British teachers’ unions have voted in favour of a national strike over their pensions. Joined by a third public sector union

Members of two major British teachers’ unions have voted in favour of a national strike over their pensions. Joined by a third public sector union

Europe

euronews Brussels: the blog

What a day! French President Nicolas Sarkozy was in Brussels intent on curbing those who speculate on food and other basic commodities. With the cost

What a day! French President Nicolas Sarkozy was in Brussels intent on curbing those who speculate on food and other basic commodities. With the cost

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Greek protesters mass at parliament

Protesters were met by hundreds of police officers in full riot gear outside the Greek parliament as a day of action against austerity measures

Protesters were met by hundreds of police officers in full riot gear outside the Greek parliament as a day of action against austerity measures

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Turkey braces for more Syrian refugees

Thousands of Syrians fled the historic town of Maarat al-Numaan to escape tanks and troops thrusting into the country’s north in a widening military

Thousands of Syrians fled the historic town of Maarat al-Numaan to escape tanks and troops thrusting into the country’s north in a widening military

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Tear gas used against Greek protesters

Greek protesters are facing off with riot police as the government attempts to push through new austerity measures. Tens of thousands of Greeks

Greek protesters are facing off with riot police as the government attempts to push through new austerity measures. Tens of thousands of Greeks

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Calls for the truth about the horrors of Sri Lankan war

Pressure is growing on the Sri Lankan government to fully investigate alleged war crimes committed in the final months of civil war in

Pressure is growing on the Sri Lankan government to fully investigate alleged war crimes committed in the final months of civil war in

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Strikes put Greece on the brink

The Acropolis – one of the iconic symbols of Ancient Greece, the land that gave the world democracy – is closed to tourists. Modern-day Greeks

The Acropolis – one of the iconic symbols of Ancient Greece, the land that gave the world democracy – is closed to tourists. Modern-day Greeks

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Gaddafis get tickets to London Olympics

Organisers of the 2012 London Olympic Games have been left red-faced by the revelation in the British media that Libyan officials have received

Organisers of the 2012 London Olympic Games have been left red-faced by the revelation in the British media that Libyan officials have received