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2011-06-22

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Ai Wei Wei released on bail

Ai Wei Wei is back home after more than two months in detention. The Chinese activist and artist has been released on bail, after pleading guilty to

Ai Wei Wei is back home after more than two months in detention. The Chinese activist and artist has been released on bail, after pleading guilty to

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G20 chews over the subject of food markets

The first ever summit of the G20’s agriculture ministers has begun in Paris, and they are under the gun to decide on, among other issues, setting up

The first ever summit of the G20’s agriculture ministers has begun in Paris, and they are under the gun to decide on, among other issues, setting up

Culture

Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock get ready to exchange vows

Glitz and glamour is once again the order of the day for Monaco. Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock’s wedding is the first marriage of a reigning

Glitz and glamour is once again the order of the day for Monaco. Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock’s wedding is the first marriage of a reigning

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Europe 'must share immigration'

Responsibility for the influx of migrants from North Africa should be shared by all of Europe, not just the Mediterranean countries. That is the

Responsibility for the influx of migrants from North Africa should be shared by all of Europe, not just the Mediterranean countries. That is the

Business

Fed: Moderate US recovery at slow pace, no more QE

Policymakers at the US central bank the Federal Reserve have signalled concerns about economic growth there, but will stop printing new money to

Policymakers at the US central bank the Federal Reserve have signalled concerns about economic growth there, but will stop printing new money to

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Fears that sectarian conflict could go beyond Syria

For three months now protesters have been demonstrating against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. The result is an estimated 1300 people, dead

For three months now protesters have been demonstrating against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. The result is an estimated 1300 people, dead

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How do we stop the world going hungry?

To get some perspective on the problems of rising food prices and the effect this is having worldwide, euronews spoke to Laurent Levard of GRET, an

To get some perspective on the problems of rising food prices and the effect this is having worldwide, euronews spoke to Laurent Levard of GRET, an

Business

Second investigation complicates Lagarde's IMF quest

There is more pressure on French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde – the leading candidate to head the International Monetary Fund. Paris

There is more pressure on French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde – the leading candidate to head the International Monetary Fund. Paris

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Paris court decides Galliano's fate

Disgraced fashion designer John Galliano is in court today facing charges of anti-semitic behaviour. He intends to plead a triple addiction to

Disgraced fashion designer John Galliano is in court today facing charges of anti-semitic behaviour. He intends to plead a triple addiction to

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Relatives gather at Russian crash site

Relatives and friends of 45 people who died in a plane crash in Russia on Monday have gathered for a memorial service at the site. The aircraft was

Relatives and friends of 45 people who died in a plane crash in Russia on Monday have gathered for a memorial service at the site. The aircraft was

News

Ai Wei Wei released on bail

The renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Wei Wei has been released on bail after reportedly admitting charges of tax evasion and also because he

The renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Wei Wei has been released on bail after reportedly admitting charges of tax evasion and also because he

News

People in Naples block streets with binbags

People in Naples have vented their anger at the city’s ongoing rubbish crisis by blocking the streets with refuse. There are an estimated 2,400

People in Naples have vented their anger at the city’s ongoing rubbish crisis by blocking the streets with refuse. There are an estimated 2,400

News

Life sentences for Bahrain activists

There have been demonstrations in Bahrain as eight pro-democracy activists were sentenced to life in prison. The trial is one of several taking

There have been demonstrations in Bahrain as eight pro-democracy activists were sentenced to life in prison. The trial is one of several taking

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Rough seas ahead for Greece

Greece has long been recognised as a sea-faring nation. And – despite surviving a key vote of confidence on Tuesday night – the government in Athens

Greece has long been recognised as a sea-faring nation. And – despite surviving a key vote of confidence on Tuesday night – the government in Athens

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Italian PM confident of staying until 2013

Silvio Berlusconi says he will stay in office until the end of his term in 2013. On Tuesday, the Italian Prime Minister won a vote of confidence in

Silvio Berlusconi says he will stay in office until the end of his term in 2013. On Tuesday, the Italian Prime Minister won a vote of confidence in

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Russian vigil for Patriotic War

Across Russia, people have been marking the outbreak of war 70 years ago, when the Soviet Union was invaded by Hitler’s Germany in 1941. For other

Across Russia, people have been marking the outbreak of war 70 years ago, when the Soviet Union was invaded by Hitler’s Germany in 1941. For other

Business

Philips issues profit warning

Philips shares slumped after it warned of sharply lower profits at two of its three key divisions and said it would announce cost cuts soon. Sales

Philips shares slumped after it warned of sharply lower profits at two of its three key divisions and said it would announce cost cuts soon. Sales

Culture

Around the world in 80,000 YouTube clips

Life In A Day is a cinematic experiment, a time-capsule of a film that aims to show what it was like to be alive on one day – July 24 2010.

Life In A Day is a cinematic experiment, a time-capsule of a film that aims to show what it was like to be alive on one day – July 24 2010.

Culture

Frankfurt Modern Art Museum turns 20

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, the Modern Art Museum in Frankfurt is presenting an enormous exhibition of contemporary art, spread over double

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, the Modern Art Museum in Frankfurt is presenting an enormous exhibition of contemporary art, spread over double

Science_technology

First biofuel-powered transatlantic flight

Touching down at the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, the first ever transatlantic flight powered partially by bio fuel. Operated by Honeywell, the

Touching down at the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, the first ever transatlantic flight powered partially by bio fuel. Operated by Honeywell, the

Business

Higher costs squeeze HM profits

Sweden’s Hennes and Mauritz has posted a slightly bigger than expected fall in quarterly pretax profit amid what it calls challenging market

Sweden’s Hennes and Mauritz has posted a slightly bigger than expected fall in quarterly pretax profit amid what it calls challenging market

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US man in $1 bank heist for medical attention

Most people don’t willingly send themselves to prison. But for James Verone from North Carolina, that was the only way to receive free medical

Most people don’t willingly send themselves to prison. But for James Verone from North Carolina, that was the only way to receive free medical

Nocomment

Chile's volcano's ash covers Argentine village

Smothered in ash from Chile’s volcano, Mapuche Indians in the village of Villa La Angostura carry on as best they can. Since the ash started falling

Smothered in ash from Chile’s volcano, Mapuche Indians in the village of Villa La Angostura carry on as best they can. Since the ash started falling

Nocomment

Lima headmaster attacked by students and parents

Angry students and parents have descended on a high school in Peru’s capital Lima and attacked the headmaster, accusing him of misappropriating

Angry students and parents have descended on a high school in Peru’s capital Lima and attacked the headmaster, accusing him of misappropriating

Europe

What gravy train? EU staff threaten to strike

Right after the daily briefing at the EU Commission I heard clapping hands and raised voices, something of a rarity in the customarily calm and

Right after the daily briefing at the EU Commission I heard clapping hands and raised voices, something of a rarity in the customarily calm and

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'Hactivists': faceless threat or caped crusaders?

No organisation is too big to hack. Sony, Visa, Google, the IMF, the governments of Turkey and Spain and the CIA have all had their security breached

No organisation is too big to hack. Sony, Visa, Google, the IMF, the governments of Turkey and Spain and the CIA have all had their security breached

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Obama key troop speech

US President Barack Obama will announce the first phase of promised troop reductions in Afghanistan — possibly 5,000 starting next month — in a

US President Barack Obama will announce the first phase of promised troop reductions in Afghanistan — possibly 5,000 starting next month — in a

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Syria tells EU to 'stop interfering'

The Syrian foreign minister has said the EU reaction to President Bashar al-Assad’s speech on Monday showed the bloc wants to plant “strife and

The Syrian foreign minister has said the EU reaction to President Bashar al-Assad’s speech on Monday showed the bloc wants to plant “strife and

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Italian PM determined to stay

Silvio Berlusconi has said he will stay in office until the end of his term in 2013. On Tuesday, the Italian prime minister won a vote of confidence

Silvio Berlusconi has said he will stay in office until the end of his term in 2013. On Tuesday, the Italian prime minister won a vote of confidence

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Back in the Day: the rebirth of the Olympic Games

June 23, 1894. French baron Pierre de Coubertin founds the International Olympic Committee at the Sorbonne University in Paris. The Ancient Olympics

June 23, 1894. French baron Pierre de Coubertin founds the International Olympic Committee at the Sorbonne University in Paris. The Ancient Olympics