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2011-06-24

Europe

Croatia gets provisional go-ahead to join EU

The European Union has given a conditional thumbs up for Croatia to join the bloc. That should see accession talks wrapped up as early as next week

The European Union has given a conditional thumbs up for Croatia to join the bloc. That should see accession talks wrapped up as early as next week

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Syrian refugees smuggle out videos showing brutal violence

Euronews has acquired a number of amateur videos shot by Syrian refugees who have escaped into Turkey over the last two days. The events they

Euronews has acquired a number of amateur videos shot by Syrian refugees who have escaped into Turkey over the last two days. The events they

Business

Fed walks a fine line between recovery and reversal

This week’s edition of Business Weekly takes a look at the United States. Against the backdrop of an economy that is losing steam, the Federal

This week’s edition of Business Weekly takes a look at the United States. Against the backdrop of an economy that is losing steam, the Federal

Culture

Royal wedding for Monaco

Prince Albert of Monaco is finally tying the knot with his fiancée Charlene Wittstock. At the age of 53, he is presenting Monaco with a new princess

Prince Albert of Monaco is finally tying the knot with his fiancée Charlene Wittstock. At the age of 53, he is presenting Monaco with a new princess

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Naples faces new trash crisis

The Italian president has called on the government to do something about what he called the “alarming” mountains of rubbish choking up the centre of

The Italian president has called on the government to do something about what he called the “alarming” mountains of rubbish choking up the centre of

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Spain restores motorway speed limits

Since March speed limits on Spain’s motorways have been reduced to save money, but from July 1 they will revert to 120 kilometres per

Since March speed limits on Spain’s motorways have been reduced to save money, but from July 1 they will revert to 120 kilometres per

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E-coli flares in Bordeaux

French health officials say beansprouts are the likely cause of a suspected outbreak of e-coli in the southwestern city of Bordeaux. At least five

French health officials say beansprouts are the likely cause of a suspected outbreak of e-coli in the southwestern city of Bordeaux. At least five

Europe

Croatia gets provisional go-ahead to join EU

The European Union has given a conditional thumbs up for Croatia to join the bloc. That should see accession talks wrapped up as early as next week

The European Union has given a conditional thumbs up for Croatia to join the bloc. That should see accession talks wrapped up as early as next week

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No respite for Syrian demonstrators

More widespread protests in Syria on Friday, including demonstrations in and around Damascus, led to the deaths of at least seven people, although

More widespread protests in Syria on Friday, including demonstrations in and around Damascus, led to the deaths of at least seven people, although

Business

EU confirms Draghi in ECB top job

EU leaders have appointed Italy’s Mario Draghi as the next president of the European Central Bank. He will replace Frenchman Jean-Claude Trichet

EU leaders have appointed Italy’s Mario Draghi as the next president of the European Central Bank. He will replace Frenchman Jean-Claude Trichet

Special_reports

Zero tolerance for hooligans at Euro 2012

The countdown is running: one year left until the kick-off for the European football championship, EURO 2012. But there is a hooligan war ongoing in

The countdown is running: one year left until the kick-off for the European football championship, EURO 2012. But there is a hooligan war ongoing in

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EU urges Greece to unite over austerity

EU leaders put on a united front for the cameras in Brussels. But behind the scenes, this is one of the most testing times the bloc has ever

EU leaders put on a united front for the cameras in Brussels. But behind the scenes, this is one of the most testing times the bloc has ever

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Bizarre bike ballet as motorcyle racers collide

A bizarre incident at an amateur motorcycle race in Magny-Cours left two locked bikes spinning on the spot and the riders unable to remount.

A bizarre incident at an amateur motorcycle race in Magny-Cours left two locked bikes spinning on the spot and the riders unable to remount.

Business

Modest HK debut for Prada's shares

Italy’s Prada posted slim gains as it shares started trading in Hong Kong. They were snapped up by investors who could not buy into the company’s

Italy’s Prada posted slim gains as it shares started trading in Hong Kong. They were snapped up by investors who could not buy into the company’s

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Ukrainian solar plant signals green power drive

Ukraine has finished building its first solar power station, part of a drive to produce greener energy and reduce the country’s dependence on

Ukraine has finished building its first solar power station, part of a drive to produce greener energy and reduce the country’s dependence on

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Life sentence for Rwanda ex-women's minister

Pauline Nyiramasuhuko has been sentenced to life in prison for genocide and encouraging the rape of Tutsi women. The judgement signalled the end of a

Pauline Nyiramasuhuko has been sentenced to life in prison for genocide and encouraging the rape of Tutsi women. The judgement signalled the end of a

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Filipinos mark feast of St John the Baptist

Residents of San Juan, a suburb of the Philippines capital Manila, celebrated the feast day of the town’s patron saint by dousing each other with

Residents of San Juan, a suburb of the Philippines capital Manila, celebrated the feast day of the town’s patron saint by dousing each other with

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EU tells Greece to unite behind austerity plan

EU leaders have urged Greek politicians to unite behind tough new austerity plans. It comes on the second day of what has been described as a

EU leaders have urged Greek politicians to unite behind tough new austerity plans. It comes on the second day of what has been described as a

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Anger on the streets of Athens at planned austerity measures

In Greece there is anger in the wake of the new austerity measures agreed at the EU summit. The new belt tightening proposals will, its reckoned, cut

In Greece there is anger in the wake of the new austerity measures agreed at the EU summit. The new belt tightening proposals will, its reckoned, cut

Culture

JPG dresses Montreal

French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier is the subject of an exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal – From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk.

French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier is the subject of an exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal – From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk.

Business

Markets cautious over Greek support

Greece’s deal with international lenders for more money in return for more budget austerity lifted share prices in Europe. An exception was Italy

Greece’s deal with international lenders for more money in return for more budget austerity lifted share prices in Europe. An exception was Italy

Business

Surprise rise in German business morale

German business sentiment unexpectedly rose in June, showing the economy is still doing better than others in the euro zone. The data, which

German business sentiment unexpectedly rose in June, showing the economy is still doing better than others in the euro zone. The data, which

Business

Euro zone debt crisis warning from UK

There are warnings over the euro zone’s debt crisis from a Bank of England policymaker and Britain’s new risk monitoring organisation. American

There are warnings over the euro zone’s debt crisis from a Bank of England policymaker and Britain’s new risk monitoring organisation. American

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Back in the Day: the dawn of the cash machine

June 27, 1967. A branch of Barclays Bank in Enfield, England unveils the world’s first ATM. It was invented by Scotsman John Shepherd-Barron, who

June 27, 1967. A branch of Barclays Bank in Enfield, England unveils the world’s first ATM. It was invented by Scotsman John Shepherd-Barron, who

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Tymoshenko attacks Ukraine court case 'farce'

Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has appeared in court for a pre-trial hearing over charges of abuse of power, in a case she believes

Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has appeared in court for a pre-trial hearing over charges of abuse of power, in a case she believes

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Turkey at the centre of Palestinian talks

Turkey has been hosting two-day talks between the two Palestinian groups. Turkey had another surprising visitor other than Palestinian Authority

Turkey has been hosting two-day talks between the two Palestinian groups. Turkey had another surprising visitor other than Palestinian Authority

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Venezuela's Corpus Christi celebrations

Dancers wearing brightly coloured masks depicting devils whirled through the streets of Naiguata in Venezuela, shaking their hips to the heavy beat

Dancers wearing brightly coloured masks depicting devils whirled through the streets of Naiguata in Venezuela, shaking their hips to the heavy beat