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2011-09-21

Business

Fed's outlook for US economy rattles markets

World stocks fell to a new one-year low on Thursday, battered by fears of slowing global economic growth. That came after the Federal Reserve

World stocks fell to a new one-year low on Thursday, battered by fears of slowing global economic growth. That came after the Federal Reserve

News

Hamas: Palestinian reconciliation before UN recognition

To discuss the decision of the Palestinian authority to ask for recognition of a Palestinian state at the United Nations, and the consequences of

To discuss the decision of the Palestinian authority to ask for recognition of a Palestinian state at the United Nations, and the consequences of

Sport

No men allowed

Fenerbahce’s Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium was filled to the rafters with supporters for their midweek clash with Manisaspor. But their was one major

Fenerbahce’s Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium was filled to the rafters with supporters for their midweek clash with Manisaspor. But their was one major

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Masked gunmen stage cash heist near Paris

Masked robbers posing as policemen have stormed a safe deposit centre in the Paris suburb of Orly, killing one guard and injuring two others. The

Masked robbers posing as policemen have stormed a safe deposit centre in the Paris suburb of Orly, killing one guard and injuring two others. The

News

Iran frees US hiker 'spies'

Iranian authorities have released two American men, whom Tehran had jailed for two years on charges of spying. Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer were

Iranian authorities have released two American men, whom Tehran had jailed for two years on charges of spying. Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer were

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Belgian church to 'screen' priests for paedophilia

Belgium’s Catholic Church will ask trainee priests to take psychological tests as it moves to tackle scandals over clerical child abuse. The

Belgium’s Catholic Church will ask trainee priests to take psychological tests as it moves to tackle scandals over clerical child abuse. The

News

Boks and Welwitschias ring the changes ahead of Pool D clash

Defending champions South Africa aim to maintain their perfect win record so far in Pool D of the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand on Thursday when the

Defending champions South Africa aim to maintain their perfect win record so far in Pool D of the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand on Thursday when the

Sport

Morath kicks Japan out of World Cup.

Tonga chalked up their first win of the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand on Wednesday. The Pacific islanders beat the brave blossoms of Japan 31-18

Tonga chalked up their first win of the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand on Wednesday. The Pacific islanders beat the brave blossoms of Japan 31-18

Europe

MEPs question Greece's on-going austerity plan

The latest plan to get Greece get out of the economic mire it finds itself in has a familiar ring to it – more and quicker austerity in exchange for

The latest plan to get Greece get out of the economic mire it finds itself in has a familiar ring to it – more and quicker austerity in exchange for

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Sarkozy proposes Palestinian compromise at UN

The French President Nicolas Sarkozy has suggested the UN create a non-member observer state of Palestine. He proposed a one-year roadmap for peace

The French President Nicolas Sarkozy has suggested the UN create a non-member observer state of Palestine. He proposed a one-year roadmap for peace

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Alain Gresh on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Middle East specialist and deputy director of the monthly newspaper Le Monde Diplomatique Alain Gresh answered questions from euronews about the

Middle East specialist and deputy director of the monthly newspaper Le Monde Diplomatique Alain Gresh answered questions from euronews about the

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Bet El settlers' convictions

The Jewish settlement of Bet El lies between Nablus and Ramallah. It was founded ten years after the Six-Day War of 1967. Its roughly 6,000

The Jewish settlement of Bet El lies between Nablus and Ramallah. It was founded ten years after the Six-Day War of 1967. Its roughly 6,000

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Resolution 194's failure

Just south and just north of Bethlehem in the West Bank lie the Palestinian refugee camps of Aida and Dheisheh. They were set up for Palestinians

Just south and just north of Bethlehem in the West Bank lie the Palestinian refugee camps of Aida and Dheisheh. They were set up for Palestinians

Business

Greece promises to do more for its bailout cash

Desperate to avoid immediate bankruptcy and to get its next instalment of aid money from Europe and the International Monetary Fund, Greece is to

Desperate to avoid immediate bankruptcy and to get its next instalment of aid money from Europe and the International Monetary Fund, Greece is to

Business

IMF warns on European banks' vulnerability

The International Monetary Fund is warning the euro zone debt crisis has left the region’s banks vulnerable and they will need to urgently raise

The International Monetary Fund is warning the euro zone debt crisis has left the region’s banks vulnerable and they will need to urgently raise

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Middle East peace talks must be revived: Obama

US President Barack Obama has told the Palestinians and Israel to get back to the negotiating table and revive peace talks after a year-long

US President Barack Obama has told the Palestinians and Israel to get back to the negotiating table and revive peace talks after a year-long

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Medvedev marvels at revamped Bolshoi Theatre

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev toured the Bolshoi Theatre on Tuesday, six years after it shut its doors for renovation. Medvedev watched a

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev toured the Bolshoi Theatre on Tuesday, six years after it shut its doors for renovation. Medvedev watched a

News

Civil servants protest over Greek austerity measures

Civil servants burned paperwork telling them about a one-off solidarity tax, as they demonstrated in Athens on Wednesday. They took to the streets

Civil servants burned paperwork telling them about a one-off solidarity tax, as they demonstrated in Athens on Wednesday. They took to the streets

Science_technology

Laugh yourself healthy

Researchers in the United States are proving what some have suspected for a long time – laughter is good for the heart. Tests on volunteers have

Researchers in the United States are proving what some have suspected for a long time – laughter is good for the heart. Tests on volunteers have

Nocomment

Palestinian youths clash with Israeli soldiers

Palestinian youngsters threw rocks at Israeli soldiers at a checkpoint on the edge of Ramallah on Wednesday. The soldiers responded with tear gas and

Palestinian youngsters threw rocks at Israeli soldiers at a checkpoint on the edge of Ramallah on Wednesday. The soldiers responded with tear gas and

Nocomment

Migrants scuffle with police on Lampedusa

Migrants have scuffled with police at an overcrowded holding centre on the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa. Some of the migrants, who are mostly

Migrants have scuffled with police at an overcrowded holding centre on the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa. Some of the migrants, who are mostly

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Migrants scuffle with police on Lampedusa island

Migrants have scuffled with police at an overcrowded holding centre on the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa. Some of the migrants, who are mostly

Migrants have scuffled with police at an overcrowded holding centre on the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa. Some of the migrants, who are mostly

Culture

Ukrainian strippers help Lebanese peace efforts

‘Where Do We Go Now’, by Lebanese director Nadine Labaki, has debuted successfully at the Cannes Film Festival. The film recently won the People’s

‘Where Do We Go Now’, by Lebanese director Nadine Labaki, has debuted successfully at the Cannes Film Festival. The film recently won the People’s

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Palestinians rally in run-up to UN statehood bid

The mood was festive – but the cause is deeply felt. Tens of thousands of people have been rallying across the West Bank to back the Palestinian

The mood was festive – but the cause is deeply felt. Tens of thousands of people have been rallying across the West Bank to back the Palestinian

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Back in the Day: a picture of Franco-German reconciliation

September 22, 1984. French President François Mitterand and German Chancellor Helmut Kohl join hands during a World War I memorial at the Douaumont

September 22, 1984. French President François Mitterand and German Chancellor Helmut Kohl join hands during a World War I memorial at the Douaumont

Business

Bottoms up down under with SABMiller Foster's deal

Brewing giant SABMiller has agreed to buy Australian beermaker Foster’s for 8.6 billion euros, including debt. The purchase will make SABMiller

Brewing giant SABMiller has agreed to buy Australian beermaker Foster’s for 8.6 billion euros, including debt. The purchase will make SABMiller

Business

Disasters slam Lloyd's of London's profits

Lloyd’s of London’s profits have been swallowed up and washed away by an unprecedented series of natural disasters. The insurance market’s

Lloyd’s of London’s profits have been swallowed up and washed away by an unprecedented series of natural disasters. The insurance market’s

Business

Fed looks set to boost US growth

The Federal Reserve is today expected to announce moves to boost the faltering US economic recovery. The central bank policymakers are looking at

The Federal Reserve is today expected to announce moves to boost the faltering US economic recovery. The central bank policymakers are looking at

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Vigil held for death row Davis

Hundreds of supporters have gathered in Atlanta, Georgia, to try and stop a convicted killer being executed. The campaigners held a vigil, calling

Hundreds of supporters have gathered in Atlanta, Georgia, to try and stop a convicted killer being executed. The campaigners held a vigil, calling