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2011-10-19

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Greece: Deputies say 'yes' to austerity bill

Greek lawmakers have given their initial approval to an austerity law, which will cut wages and raise taxes in the country. All 154 of the ruling

Greek lawmakers have given their initial approval to an austerity law, which will cut wages and raise taxes in the country. All 154 of the ruling

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Turkey: Cross-border violence under the spotlight

Turkey’s cross-border operation into Iraq was not its first and speculation was rife that a new offensive was on the cards again. The latest attack

Turkey’s cross-border operation into Iraq was not its first and speculation was rife that a new offensive was on the cards again. The latest attack

Sport

All Blacks and Bleus

The countdown is on for Sunday’s Rugby World Cup which pits hosts New Zealand against the unpredictable French at Eden Park in Auckland – a repeat of

The countdown is on for Sunday’s Rugby World Cup which pits hosts New Zealand against the unpredictable French at Eden Park in Auckland – a repeat of

Business

EU probes interbank lending rates

The European Commission has raided a number of banks, including Deutsche Bank, in a probe into possible fixing of interbank lending rates — known as

The European Commission has raided a number of banks, including Deutsche Bank, in a probe into possible fixing of interbank lending rates — known as

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Greeks dying from financial despair

No vessels have been entering or leaving Athens’ main port, Piraeus, frozen by strikes. With many people sinking into serious depression. A ferry

No vessels have been entering or leaving Athens’ main port, Piraeus, frozen by strikes. With many people sinking into serious depression. A ferry

Sport

UEFA quizzed by Swiss court

UEFA president Michel Platini was questioned by a Swiss court on Wednesday about why European football’s governing body has not yet implemented a

UEFA president Michel Platini was questioned by a Swiss court on Wednesday about why European football’s governing body has not yet implemented a

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Violent clashes break out in Athens

What had started as a general strike in Greece, developed into running battles between protesters and police dressed in riot gear in areas of

What had started as a general strike in Greece, developed into running battles between protesters and police dressed in riot gear in areas of

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Prayers for Buddhists who set themselves on fire

A prayer vigil and fast have been held in Taiwan’s capital Taipei in support of 10 members of the Buddhist clergy who set fire to themselves over the

A prayer vigil and fast have been held in Taiwan’s capital Taipei in support of 10 members of the Buddhist clergy who set fire to themselves over the

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More deaths on day of pro-Assad rally in Syria

A rally in Syria saw tens of thousands of people gathered in support of President Bashar al-Assad, but on the same day there were further deaths

A rally in Syria saw tens of thousands of people gathered in support of President Bashar al-Assad, but on the same day there were further deaths

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French writer won't pursue DSK in civil case

Tristane Banon, the French writer who accused former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of assault, says she will not pursue a civil case. Last week

Tristane Banon, the French writer who accused former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of assault, says she will not pursue a civil case. Last week

Europe

EU's Barroso unveils 50 billion euro growth plan

The European Commission on Wednesday unveiled plans to spend 50 billion euros on improving Europe’s transport, energy and internet

The European Commission on Wednesday unveiled plans to spend 50 billion euros on improving Europe’s transport, energy and internet

Business

Spain downgrade piles pressure on EU leaders

The latest downgrade of Spain’s credit rating puts more pressure on European leaders to make convincing progress on solving the region’s debt crisis

The latest downgrade of Spain’s credit rating puts more pressure on European leaders to make convincing progress on solving the region’s debt crisis

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Palestinians take their first steps to freedom

On is his first day as a free man, Palestinian, Nafez Herez, had a chance to spend time with the son he has never met. A member of the Fatah

On is his first day as a free man, Palestinian, Nafez Herez, had a chance to spend time with the son he has never met. A member of the Fatah

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General strike brings Greece to a standstill

It has been dubbed ‘the mother of all strikes’ and it is not hard to understand why. Even the Acropolis has been closed to visitors in a two-day

It has been dubbed ‘the mother of all strikes’ and it is not hard to understand why. Even the Acropolis has been closed to visitors in a two-day

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Greek protests turn violent

Central Athens has been turned into a battlefield with demonstrators and riot police clashing as Greece experienced the biggest wave of protests

Central Athens has been turned into a battlefield with demonstrators and riot police clashing as Greece experienced the biggest wave of protests

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Downside of high Swiss franc

A few hundred Swiss ‘Indignant’ protesters in Geneva and Zurich last week said their country is not all rock solid economy, luxury quality goods and

A few hundred Swiss ‘Indignant’ protesters in Geneva and Zurich last week said their country is not all rock solid economy, luxury quality goods and

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Strong franc, euro problems influence Swiss election

As part of our series of reports on the upcoming Swiss elections, euronews spoke to Anne-Frédérique Widmann, senior reporter with Swiss-French

As part of our series of reports on the upcoming Swiss elections, euronews spoke to Anne-Frédérique Widmann, senior reporter with Swiss-French

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Shalit's first day of freedom.

Gilad Shalit was outside his family home on Wednesday as he celebrated his first day as a free man. After five years of captivity, the

Gilad Shalit was outside his family home on Wednesday as he celebrated his first day as a free man. After five years of captivity, the

Europe

MEPs want swift action on saving the euro

The European Parliament has urged EU leaders to come up with concrete solutions to the euro zone debt crisis. MEPs say this weekend’s summit in

The European Parliament has urged EU leaders to come up with concrete solutions to the euro zone debt crisis. MEPs say this weekend’s summit in

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Parliament debates as Athens burns

Central Athens has been turned into a battlefield with demonstrators and riot police clashing as Greece experiences the biggest wave of street

Central Athens has been turned into a battlefield with demonstrators and riot police clashing as Greece experiences the biggest wave of street

Business

Samsung unveils latest Android phone

Samsung has unveiled its first smartphone running on Google’s latest version of the Android operating system. It will enable the South Korean

Samsung has unveiled its first smartphone running on Google’s latest version of the Android operating system. It will enable the South Korean

Business

UK prize offered for euro zone exit plan

A top British businessman is offering a 250,000 pound prize for any economist who can come up with the best plan for countries to stop using the

A top British businessman is offering a 250,000 pound prize for any economist who can come up with the best plan for countries to stop using the

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Greece: Protesters confident of victory

Greek finance minister Evangelos Venizelos made a final appeal for support in parliament on Wednesday, where he asked deputies to back the new

Greek finance minister Evangelos Venizelos made a final appeal for support in parliament on Wednesday, where he asked deputies to back the new

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Thailand: floodwaters breach barriers near Bangkok

Hundreds of residents on the northern border of Bangkok gathered to fill sandbags, racing against time to protect the Thai capital from floods.

Hundreds of residents on the northern border of Bangkok gathered to fill sandbags, racing against time to protect the Thai capital from floods.

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Turkish forces strike back after militant attacks

Turkish troops have struck back at Kurdish militants in the South East of the country near the border with Iraq killing 21 according to security

Turkish troops have struck back at Kurdish militants in the South East of the country near the border with Iraq killing 21 according to security

Culture

The Thing gets 21st century makeover

The new The Thing is technically a prequel to the 1982 film starring Kurt Russell rather than a remake, but it bears many of the hallmarks of the

The new The Thing is technically a prequel to the 1982 film starring Kurt Russell rather than a remake, but it bears many of the hallmarks of the

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French hostage kidnapped in Kenya is dead

Marie Dedieu the French woman kidnapped in Kenya has died. A statement from the French Foreign Ministry confirmed the death of the 66-year-old who

Marie Dedieu the French woman kidnapped in Kenya has died. A statement from the French Foreign Ministry confirmed the death of the 66-year-old who

Culture

Katherine Jenkins plans tour around Daydream

Welsh classical singer Katherine Jenkins’ new album Daydream is the most personal of her eight compilations to date. Along with single Break It To

Welsh classical singer Katherine Jenkins’ new album Daydream is the most personal of her eight compilations to date. Along with single Break It To

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Mass strike and demo paralyses Athens

A huge crowd is in central Athens for Greece’s fifth 48-hour strike. Demonstrators have gathered in front of parliament where a first vote on

A huge crowd is in central Athens for Greece’s fifth 48-hour strike. Demonstrators have gathered in front of parliament where a first vote on

Science_technology

Astrophysicist Margherita Hack on an infinite universe

Continuing our series with the eminent 90-year-old Italian astrophysicist Margherita Hack, euronews asked whether she thought the universe was finite

Continuing our series with the eminent 90-year-old Italian astrophysicist Margherita Hack, euronews asked whether she thought the universe was finite