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2011-10-28

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Merkel: euro crisis can't be solved overnight

There are boosted hopes that Europe can get on top of its debt crisis, but the German chancellor is warning not to expect overnight

There are boosted hopes that Europe can get on top of its debt crisis, but the German chancellor is warning not to expect overnight

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Higgins set to be elected Irish president

Michael D. Higgins is on course to be elected Ireland’s new president. The 70-year-old former culture minister and poet is ahead in most exit surveys

Michael D. Higgins is on course to be elected Ireland’s new president. The 70-year-old former culture minister and poet is ahead in most exit surveys

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Gunman opens fire on US embassy in Bosnia

A suspected Islamist gunman who opened fire on the US embassy in Bosnia has been shot and wounded by police. Amateur footage captured the moment

A suspected Islamist gunman who opened fire on the US embassy in Bosnia has been shot and wounded by police. Amateur footage captured the moment

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Chinese motives for euro-zone help

For insight into China’s moves to support the euro zone, euronews spoke to its expert in Beijing, Robert Lawrence Kuhn. Seamus Kearney, euronews

For insight into China’s moves to support the euro zone, euronews spoke to its expert in Beijing, Robert Lawrence Kuhn. Seamus Kearney, euronews

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Man jailed for Russian murder that sparked riots

A long jail term has been handed down for a killing that sparked riots in Russia. A Muslim man from the North Caucasus has been sent to prison for

A long jail term has been handed down for a killing that sparked riots in Russia. A Muslim man from the North Caucasus has been sent to prison for

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Arab Spring cleaning starts

The Ennahda Islamist party in Tunisia has won a robust mandate in autumn elections there, following the Arab Spring uprising, winning 90 seats out of

The Ennahda Islamist party in Tunisia has won a robust mandate in autumn elections there, following the Arab Spring uprising, winning 90 seats out of

Business

Chinese set to buy Saab

The struggling Swedish carmaker Saab looks likely to become the latest European firm to be snapped up by the Chinese. The company has not made a

The struggling Swedish carmaker Saab looks likely to become the latest European firm to be snapped up by the Chinese. The company has not made a

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After the summit: Is the crisis under control?

The past week’s top story was by far the marathon EU summit that finally produced an agreement to tackle the debt crisis that has been rattling the

The past week’s top story was by far the marathon EU summit that finally produced an agreement to tackle the debt crisis that has been rattling the

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Hague court confirms contact with Gaddafi son

Muammar Gaddafi’s fugitive son Saif al-Islam is in touch with the International Criminal Court which is seeking to bring him to trial. Its

Muammar Gaddafi’s fugitive son Saif al-Islam is in touch with the International Criminal Court which is seeking to bring him to trial. Its

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Syrian security forces 'kill 30' in latest protests

Syrian protesters have again called for international protection from NATO, in the form of a no-fly zone similar to the one imposed over Libya. It

Syrian protesters have again called for international protection from NATO, in the form of a no-fly zone similar to the one imposed over Libya. It

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UK royal succession rules get the chop

Just six months after William and Kate tied the knot, a big shakeup of royal succession rules in the UK has been announced. The 16 countries that

Just six months after William and Kate tied the knot, a big shakeup of royal succession rules in the UK has been announced. The 16 countries that

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Halloween approaches

As the October 31 holiday approaches, New Yorkers and visitors are buying costumes, carving pumpkins and getting into the spirit of the season.

As the October 31 holiday approaches, New Yorkers and visitors are buying costumes, carving pumpkins and getting into the spirit of the season.

Culture

Doha celebrates successful festival

The Doha-Tribeca film festival ends this weekend and the third edition has been a great occasion to see some of the best of what’s new in world

The Doha-Tribeca film festival ends this weekend and the third edition has been a great occasion to see some of the best of what’s new in world

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Coldplay start world tour in Madrid

Coldplay are going global to promote their latest album “Mylo Xyloto” with a world tour. They chose Madrid to kick things off with a spectacular

Coldplay are going global to promote their latest album “Mylo Xyloto” with a world tour. They chose Madrid to kick things off with a spectacular

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Florence rolls out her new Machine: "Ceremonials"

Since debut album “Lungs” burst Florence and the Machine onto the scene in 2009 we have not stopped hearing, or hearing about them. Making one of

Since debut album “Lungs” burst Florence and the Machine onto the scene in 2009 we have not stopped hearing, or hearing about them. Making one of

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Italian unions protest against austerity measures

Unions on Friday demonstrated in the Italian capital Rome over Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s reforms to make it easier for companies to fire

Unions on Friday demonstrated in the Italian capital Rome over Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s reforms to make it easier for companies to fire

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Greek protest halts holiday parade

An anti-austerity protest in the Greek city of Thessaloniki on Friday forced the cancellation of a military parade marking the country’s entry into

An anti-austerity protest in the Greek city of Thessaloniki on Friday forced the cancellation of a military parade marking the country’s entry into

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Switzerland considers euro aid role

Some of the help to back up debt-ridden euro zone countries could come from the traditionally euro-sceptic Switzerland. A government spokesman said

Some of the help to back up debt-ridden euro zone countries could come from the traditionally euro-sceptic Switzerland. A government spokesman said

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Obama urges 'credible firewall' against euro crisis

US President Barack Obama has urged euro zone countries to push ahead with implementing the agreement struck to escape the sovereign debt

US President Barack Obama has urged euro zone countries to push ahead with implementing the agreement struck to escape the sovereign debt

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Italy pays the price in bond auction

The cost of Italy’s borrowing has gone up to a record level since the euro zone deal. At the first auction of ten year bonds since the agreement

The cost of Italy’s borrowing has gone up to a record level since the euro zone deal. At the first auction of ten year bonds since the agreement

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Samsung pips Apple

The South Korean electronics giant Samsung has overtaken Apple to become the world’s top maker of smartphones. Latest figures show it shipped

The South Korean electronics giant Samsung has overtaken Apple to become the world’s top maker of smartphones. Latest figures show it shipped

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Post-election violence in cradle of Tunisia's revolt

Just days after Tunisia’s first free election, violent protests have erupted in the town seen as the birthplace of the Arab Spring. Troops fired

Just days after Tunisia’s first free election, violent protests have erupted in the town seen as the birthplace of the Arab Spring. Troops fired

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Back in the Day: Assassination of Indira Gandhi

On October 28, 1984, Indira Gandhi was assassinated. Some three million people attended the funeral of the woman who had served four terms as Prime

On October 28, 1984, Indira Gandhi was assassinated. Some three million people attended the funeral of the woman who had served four terms as Prime

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Bangkok floods spark mass exodus

Thailand’s government has told Bangkok residents to leave the capital due to floods. The city of 12 million people has been placed on high alert by

Thailand’s government has told Bangkok residents to leave the capital due to floods. The city of 12 million people has been placed on high alert by

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Chinese firms snap up Sweden's Saab

A deal appears to have been struck for the Chinese firms Pang Da and Youngman to buy 100 per cent of the shares in the struggling carmaker

A deal appears to have been struck for the Chinese firms Pang Da and Youngman to buy 100 per cent of the shares in the struggling carmaker

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Spain's jobless rate hits highest for 15 years

Spain’s unemployment rate has hit its highest level for fifteen years, according to government figures published on Friday. Joblessness stood at

Spain’s unemployment rate has hit its highest level for fifteen years, according to government figures published on Friday. Joblessness stood at

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Propaganda or lessons for the future?

The European Parliament is backing a programme to teach European identity in schools. How do we teach such a subject? Is it propaganda or as one

The European Parliament is backing a programme to teach European identity in schools. How do we teach such a subject? Is it propaganda or as one

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Talk, walk and learn with the animals

Learning with animals is one educational method that can offer a sound teaching technique. But what can children learn from animals? To find out

Learning with animals is one educational method that can offer a sound teaching technique. But what can children learn from animals? To find out

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Turkish teenager pulled alive from quake debris

Turkish rescue workers in Ecris have pulled a thirteen year-old boy alive from the rubble of a collapsed building destroyed by Sunday’s

Turkish rescue workers in Ecris have pulled a thirteen year-old boy alive from the rubble of a collapsed building destroyed by Sunday’s

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Turkish man rescued 100 hours after earthquake

Rescue workers pulled out a man alive from the rubble more than 100 hours after the earthquake in eastern Turkey.

Rescue workers pulled out a man alive from the rubble more than 100 hours after the earthquake in eastern Turkey.