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2011-09-23

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Israel extends hand of peace to Mahmoud Abbas

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in responding to President Mahmoud Abbas told the UN General Assembly that the programme of settlements in

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in responding to President Mahmoud Abbas told the UN General Assembly that the programme of settlements in

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Abbas applies for UN recognition of Palestine

The Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has formally presented a request for the United Nations to recognise Palestine as a sovereign state. The

The Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has formally presented a request for the United Nations to recognise Palestine as a sovereign state. The

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Bullfighter's homage and regret

To ask what the definitive closing of arenas in Catalonia means for a master bullfighter, euronews spoke to Juan Mora in Madrid. Isidro Murga

To ask what the definitive closing of arenas in Catalonia means for a master bullfighter, euronews spoke to Juan Mora in Madrid. Isidro Murga

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Barefoot diva Cesária retires

Cesária Évora, the legendary singer from the Cape Verde islands off the coast of West Africa, has announced her retirement due to ill health

Cesária Évora, the legendary singer from the Cape Verde islands off the coast of West Africa, has announced her retirement due to ill health

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Strauss-Kahn to meet French accuser

Former IMF chief, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, will come face-to-face with a French woman who accuses him of attempting to rape her. Strauss-Kahn

Former IMF chief, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, will come face-to-face with a French woman who accuses him of attempting to rape her. Strauss-Kahn

Business

Deficit crisis: Obama challenges the Republicans

In this edition of Business Weekly we focus on the bitter political feud between Democrats and Republicans in the US over a solution for the

In this edition of Business Weekly we focus on the bitter political feud between Democrats and Republicans in the US over a solution for the

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Emotion at Afghan peace negotiator funeral

Afghans have buried the country’s chief peace negotiator Burhanuddin Rabbani after he was assassinated earlier in the week. There was chaos and

Afghans have buried the country’s chief peace negotiator Burhanuddin Rabbani after he was assassinated earlier in the week. There was chaos and

Business

A pledge to stop a double-dip recession - but how?

A major effort to stop the world falling back into recession is being pledged by finance ministers and central bankers from the biggest economies

A major effort to stop the world falling back into recession is being pledged by finance ministers and central bankers from the biggest economies

Sport

Serie A under the spotlight

Italian prosecutor Rosario Cantelmo has announced that over 150 matches in Italy, Spain and South America are being investigated for alleged

Italian prosecutor Rosario Cantelmo has announced that over 150 matches in Italy, Spain and South America are being investigated for alleged

Business

Rouble's slide continues

Russia’s rouble continues to lose value against other currencies. With an economy highly dependent on exports of oil the falling price of crude is

Russia’s rouble continues to lose value against other currencies. With an economy highly dependent on exports of oil the falling price of crude is

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Saleh back in Yemen - fears of more bloodshed

Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh has returned home after medical treatment abroad calling for a ceasefire to end five days of fierce fighting in

Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh has returned home after medical treatment abroad calling for a ceasefire to end five days of fierce fighting in

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Turkey pledges support for Palestinian statehood bid

President Mahmoud Abbas can rely on the support of Turkey when it comes to his UN bid for recognition of a Palestinian state. The country’s Prime

President Mahmoud Abbas can rely on the support of Turkey when it comes to his UN bid for recognition of a Palestinian state. The country’s Prime

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Corruption allegations swirl around Sarkozy

The repercussions of a bombing in the Pakistani city of Karachi in 2002 continue to be felt in France. Eleven French engineers died in the attack

The repercussions of a bombing in the Pakistani city of Karachi in 2002 continue to be felt in France. Eleven French engineers died in the attack

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Kabul: high emotion at Rabbani funeral

There were chaotic scenes in Kabul at the funeral of the Afghan government’s chief peace negotiator Burhanuddin Rabbani. The former Afghan

There were chaotic scenes in Kabul at the funeral of the Afghan government’s chief peace negotiator Burhanuddin Rabbani. The former Afghan

Culture

The 'terrible beauty' of La Biennale de Lyon

The last line from WB Yeats’ powerful poem Easter 1916 is the starting point for La Biennale de Lyon.   “A terrible beauty is born” is the banner

The last line from WB Yeats’ powerful poem Easter 1916 is the starting point for La Biennale de Lyon.   “A terrible beauty is born” is the banner

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Briton buys the world's oldest bottle of bubbly

At 170 years of age it is the oldest known bottle of champagne in the world. Now, having been bought for 30,000 euros at auction, it is also the

At 170 years of age it is the oldest known bottle of champagne in the world. Now, having been bought for 30,000 euros at auction, it is also the

Business

Eight Greek banks downgraded by Moody's

Moody’s ratings agency has downgraded the credit ratings of eight top Greek banks – including the largest lender National Bank of Greece. It said

Moody’s ratings agency has downgraded the credit ratings of eight top Greek banks – including the largest lender National Bank of Greece. It said

Culture

Nevermind still strikes a chord 20 years on

‘Here we are now’, and it was, as Kurt Cobain sang, ‘contagious’. Twenty years to the day since Nirvana released Smells Like Teen Spirit, the record

‘Here we are now’, and it was, as Kurt Cobain sang, ‘contagious’. Twenty years to the day since Nirvana released Smells Like Teen Spirit, the record

Business

WTO warns against protectionism

The World Trade Organisation has said that global trade is slowing and it has cut its estimates for growth this year from 6.5 percent to 5.8 percent

The World Trade Organisation has said that global trade is slowing and it has cut its estimates for growth this year from 6.5 percent to 5.8 percent

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Europe shares rally after torrid week

It was another extremely choppy Friday for Europe’s financial markets capping a torrid week’s trading.   Share indexes finished the day up having

It was another extremely choppy Friday for Europe’s financial markets capping a torrid week’s trading.   Share indexes finished the day up having

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Abbas submits bid to UN for full "state" recognition

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has formally submitted a bid to the UN Secretary-General for recognition of Palestine as an independent sovereign

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has formally submitted a bid to the UN Secretary-General for recognition of Palestine as an independent sovereign

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Greece gripped by more anti-austerity strikes

Greece has been paralysed by another strike to protest against the latest austerity measures aimed at avoiding financial collapse. The government

Greece has been paralysed by another strike to protest against the latest austerity measures aimed at avoiding financial collapse. The government

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Pope meets Muslim leaders in Germany

Pope Benedict has been meeting religious leaders, on the second day of his visit to Germany. He told Muslim representatives in Berlin on Friday

Pope Benedict has been meeting religious leaders, on the second day of his visit to Germany. He told Muslim representatives in Berlin on Friday

Sport

Kelly unbeatable at Trestles

Kelly Slater has continued his surfing dominance by winning his fifth Hurley Pro at Trestles title. Slater maintained his lethal form throughout

Kelly Slater has continued his surfing dominance by winning his fifth Hurley Pro at Trestles title. Slater maintained his lethal form throughout

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Australia bounce back

Australia rebounded from their shock defeat against Ireland last week, to beat the United States 67 – 5. The Wallabies got 11 tries including a

Australia rebounded from their shock defeat against Ireland last week, to beat the United States 67 – 5. The Wallabies got 11 tries including a

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Israeli security increased ahead of Abbas' UN speech

Israeli security has been stepped up across parts of Jerusalem and the West Bank, ahead of today’s planned statehood speech by Palestinian President

Israeli security has been stepped up across parts of Jerusalem and the West Bank, ahead of today’s planned statehood speech by Palestinian President

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What land for the Palestinians?

The Palestinian push for United Nations recognition of independent statehood still has not resolved what land it would be on. Since the start of

The Palestinian push for United Nations recognition of independent statehood still has not resolved what land it would be on. Since the start of

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Twenty years of "Nevermind"

The photo of the swimming baby became an iconic image of the 1990s the moment it was released. And now the album that goes with the famous cover has

The photo of the swimming baby became an iconic image of the 1990s the moment it was released. And now the album that goes with the famous cover has

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Young Palestinians embrace social media

The internet has made the world much smaller. For young Palestinians, it has led to a growing hunger for news beyond their walls. Around 40 percent

The internet has made the world much smaller. For young Palestinians, it has led to a growing hunger for news beyond their walls. Around 40 percent