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2011-07-14

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Prodi's prescription for euro zone's woes

Italy’s former premier Romano Prodi spoke to euronews about the financial turmoil facing the euro zone, and his homeland in particular. Prodi, an

Italy’s former premier Romano Prodi spoke to euronews about the financial turmoil facing the euro zone, and his homeland in particular. Prodi, an

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13 Turkish soldiers killed in PKK clashes

Thirteen Turkish soldiers are reported killed and seven wounded in clashes with Kurdish rebels from the outlawed PKK. Local authorities say an

Thirteen Turkish soldiers are reported killed and seven wounded in clashes with Kurdish rebels from the outlawed PKK. Local authorities say an

Business

Italy's Tremonti: 'We move forward or we sink'

With Thursday’s parliamentary vote on its massive austerity package Italy hopes to avoid contagion from Greece and the euro zone’s other weaker

With Thursday’s parliamentary vote on its massive austerity package Italy hopes to avoid contagion from Greece and the euro zone’s other weaker

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Bastille Day overshadowed by Afghan deaths

Celebrations in France for the 14th July National Day have been overshadowed by the deaths of six French soldiers in Afghanistan. Their regiments

Celebrations in France for the 14th July National Day have been overshadowed by the deaths of six French soldiers in Afghanistan. Their regiments

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Security alert in India after triple bomb blasts

Security has been stepped up across India after bombings brought more bloodshed to Mumbai. The country’s financial hub has been hit by repeated

Security has been stepped up across India after bombings brought more bloodshed to Mumbai. The country’s financial hub has been hit by repeated

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Hunger in the Horn of Africa

The exodus of Somali refugees into Kenya and Ethiopia is getting worse by the day. Most arrive exhausted. Over 8,500 Somalis have come to Kenya since

The exodus of Somali refugees into Kenya and Ethiopia is getting worse by the day. Most arrive exhausted. Over 8,500 Somalis have come to Kenya since

Special_reports

Germany's energy revolution

How Germany gets it power is about to radically change. The Berlin government’s recent decision to unplug all nuclear power stations is creating a

How Germany gets it power is about to radically change. The Berlin government’s recent decision to unplug all nuclear power stations is creating a

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Italian senators approve austerity package

Italy’s austerity budget, which is crucial to calming the financial markets, has moved a step closer to being adopted. The upper house of the

Italy’s austerity budget, which is crucial to calming the financial markets, has moved a step closer to being adopted. The upper house of the

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UN deplores record hight of civilian deaths in Afghanistan

The first six months of this year were the deadliest for civilians in Afghanistan since the start of the conflict in 2001. 1,462 people died from

The first six months of this year were the deadliest for civilians in Afghanistan since the start of the conflict in 2001. 1,462 people died from

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Rupert and James Murdoch will testify on UK phone hacking

Rupert Murdoch, his top newspaper boss in Britain Rebekah Brooks and his son James will all testify at a parliamentary hearing into phone

Rupert Murdoch, his top newspaper boss in Britain Rebekah Brooks and his son James will all testify at a parliamentary hearing into phone

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Debt crisis talks not going well in the US

The fourth day of all-party debt deficit talks in Washington has reportedly ended stormily. Barack Obama is said to have rejected a Republican call

The fourth day of all-party debt deficit talks in Washington has reportedly ended stormily. Barack Obama is said to have rejected a Republican call

Culture

Award-winning Mexican trio Reik release 4th album

Mexican pop band Reik are releasing their fourth album “Peligro”. With this project, music critics say the Grammy-winning trio – who were just

Mexican pop band Reik are releasing their fourth album “Peligro”. With this project, music critics say the Grammy-winning trio – who were just

Science_technology

Dramatic finds for Mexican archaelogists

Mexican archaeologists have found two millennia-old sculptures in the southern Chiapas state which they say could shed new light on the ancient Maya

Mexican archaeologists have found two millennia-old sculptures in the southern Chiapas state which they say could shed new light on the ancient Maya

Culture

Spanish drama heads for Hollywood remake

Riding high on its success at home, award-winning Spanish drama “Cell 211” is about to inspire a Hollywood remake. The story of a young prison

Riding high on its success at home, award-winning Spanish drama “Cell 211” is about to inspire a Hollywood remake. The story of a young prison

Business

Gold hits record on US and euro zone debt fears

Gold prices hit new record highs on Thursday after the Federal Reserve hinted at further policy easing – that is printing more dollars. Investors

Gold prices hit new record highs on Thursday after the Federal Reserve hinted at further policy easing – that is printing more dollars. Investors

Business

UBS and Credit Suisse to cut jobs - reports

UBS is reportedly set to cut around 5,000 jobs to save more than 860 million euros. A Swiss daily newspaper, the Tages-Anzeiger citing an unnamed

UBS is reportedly set to cut around 5,000 jobs to save more than 860 million euros. A Swiss daily newspaper, the Tages-Anzeiger citing an unnamed

Business

Energy prices boost euro zone inflation

Rising fuel and electricity prices were the main drivers behind the annual rise in euro zone consumer prices in June. The EU statistics office has

Rising fuel and electricity prices were the main drivers behind the annual rise in euro zone consumer prices in June. The EU statistics office has

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Bastille Day memories of French dead in Afghanistan

France has been celebrating its National Day, July 14, with the traditional military display along the Champs Elysee in Paris. A total of 5,000

France has been celebrating its National Day, July 14, with the traditional military display along the Champs Elysee in Paris. A total of 5,000

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Bahrain frees young dissident poet

Authorities in Bahrain have freed 200 political prisoners, including a young woman poet jailed for severely criticising the crown prince during

Authorities in Bahrain have freed 200 political prisoners, including a young woman poet jailed for severely criticising the crown prince during

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Austrian man uses his noodle for driving licence

In Austria, an atheist has been allowed to appear in the photo on his driving licence wearing a pasta strainer on his head. Nico Alm applied for

In Austria, an atheist has been allowed to appear in the photo on his driving licence wearing a pasta strainer on his head. Nico Alm applied for

Culture

Bonus: Philippe Jaroussky

This ‘Musica’ bonus includes a few excerpts (in French) from our interview with French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky.

This ‘Musica’ bonus includes a few excerpts (in French) from our interview with French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky.

Culture

The voice of an angel, the virtuosity of the devil

Philippe Jaroussky is one of the brightest stars of the operatic firmament. His distinctive voice is that of a countertenor, a grown man with the

Philippe Jaroussky is one of the brightest stars of the operatic firmament. His distinctive voice is that of a countertenor, a grown man with the

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Senators approve Italian budget cuts

Italy’s austerity budget, which is crucial to calming the financial markets, has moved a step closer to being adopted.   The upper house of the

Italy’s austerity budget, which is crucial to calming the financial markets, has moved a step closer to being adopted.   The upper house of the

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Fourth day of Air Algerie strike

Hundreds of people have spent another night airports across France. A strike by cabin crew at Air Algerie has grounded scores of flights between

Hundreds of people have spent another night airports across France. A strike by cabin crew at Air Algerie has grounded scores of flights between

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India's major cities on terror alert

India’s major cities woke up this morning to a state of high alert. As day dawned, the extent of the damage from yesterday’s string of bomb blasts in

India’s major cities woke up this morning to a state of high alert. As day dawned, the extent of the damage from yesterday’s string of bomb blasts in

Nocomment

Yemen: anti-government art

Yemen’s anti-government protesters opened an arts and crafts exhibition on the fringes of their rally calling for President Ali Abudullah Saleh to

Yemen’s anti-government protesters opened an arts and crafts exhibition on the fringes of their rally calling for President Ali Abudullah Saleh to

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Snowbound New Zealand

Heavy snow brought New Zealand to a standstill except for those who flocked to ski resorts.

Heavy snow brought New Zealand to a standstill except for those who flocked to ski resorts.

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Rebel fighters retake village en route for Tripoli

Rebel fighters in Libya say they have come a step closer to fulfilling their plan to march on Tripoli. They say they have retaken a village south

Rebel fighters in Libya say they have come a step closer to fulfilling their plan to march on Tripoli. They say they have retaken a village south

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Phone hacking fallout: 'sales have gone down'

The decision by News Corporation to abandon its bid for BSkyB is a dramatic reversal of fortune for Rupert Murdoch. For years in Britain the success

The decision by News Corporation to abandon its bid for BSkyB is a dramatic reversal of fortune for Rupert Murdoch. For years in Britain the success