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2011-11-10

News

James Murdoch quizzed again on phone hacking

News International chairman James Murdoch has appeared again before British MPs to answer questions about a phone-hacking scandal that led to the

News International chairman James Murdoch has appeared again before British MPs to answer questions about a phone-hacking scandal that led to the

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How will Spain fix its economy?

From the streets, anger and frustration. That 8 years of a socialist Government plus a financial crisis and real estate meltdown have left Spain with

From the streets, anger and frustration. That 8 years of a socialist Government plus a financial crisis and real estate meltdown have left Spain with

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Protests and killings carry on in Syria

The deaths continue in the crackdown on protesters in Syria with another twenty-five people killed on Thursday, according to activists. Fourteen of

The deaths continue in the crackdown on protesters in Syria with another twenty-five people killed on Thursday, according to activists. Fourteen of

Culture

Khodorkovsky's son moved by documentary

The documentary ‘Khodorkovsky’ chronicles the fall of the tycoon who was once the richest man in Russia. The low-budget film, by German director

The documentary ‘Khodorkovsky’ chronicles the fall of the tycoon who was once the richest man in Russia. The low-budget film, by German director

News

The euro: is the end near?

euronews : “For more insight euronews spoke to Daniel Gros, director of the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels. Mr Gros, Italy’s bond

euronews : “For more insight euronews spoke to Daniel Gros, director of the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels. Mr Gros, Italy’s bond

Europe

Debate rages about forced marriages in Europe

There is growing debate in Europe about forced marriages. It has been the focus of a conference at the European Parliament this week, just months

There is growing debate in Europe about forced marriages. It has been the focus of a conference at the European Parliament this week, just months

Business

Bini Smaghi's resignation ends ECB row

Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, the Italian on the European Central Bank executive board is quitting to go and teach at Harvard University in the United States

Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, the Italian on the European Central Bank executive board is quitting to go and teach at Harvard University in the United States

News

Iran warns Israel on military action

Iran’s Supreme Leader has warned Israel against attacking his country. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said they should not try to launch any military

Iran’s Supreme Leader has warned Israel against attacking his country. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said they should not try to launch any military

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Russia: WTO mission accomplished

The World Trade Organisation makes a tongue in cheek gesture to celebrate Russia getting to the next step in their membership bid. Russia has

The World Trade Organisation makes a tongue in cheek gesture to celebrate Russia getting to the next step in their membership bid. Russia has

Business

France under pressure from euro zone woes

Worries about the euro zone debt crisis spreading have pushed up the cost of insuring against a default by French government bonds. It rose to a

Worries about the euro zone debt crisis spreading have pushed up the cost of insuring against a default by French government bonds. It rose to a

News

EU dismisses rumours of 'two-tier eurozone'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and officials from France and the EU have denied planning to create a two-tier eurozone, separating the stronger

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and officials from France and the EU have denied planning to create a two-tier eurozone, separating the stronger

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Monti emerges as favourite to lead Italy

Former European Commissioner Mario Monti has won growing support to succeed Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. The respected economist is known as

Former European Commissioner Mario Monti has won growing support to succeed Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. The respected economist is known as

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Papademos vows to keep Greece in the euro zone

Lucas Papademos has been named as Greece’s new prime minister. The man, who as central bank governor took Athens into the euro over a decade ago

Lucas Papademos has been named as Greece’s new prime minister. The man, who as central bank governor took Athens into the euro over a decade ago

Culture

Artist Graça Morais show: 'The Walk of Fear'

Graça Morais’ latest exhibition was inspired by the news. One of the most renowned Portuguese painters, Morais’ new display has just opened in Oporto.

Graça Morais’ latest exhibition was inspired by the news. One of the most renowned Portuguese painters, Morais’ new display has just opened in Oporto.

News

Back in the Day: the first 'Minutes of Silence'

November 11, 1919 To mark the first anniversary of the Armistice that officially ended the Great War, two minutes of silence are observed to remember

November 11, 1919 To mark the first anniversary of the Armistice that officially ended the Great War, two minutes of silence are observed to remember

Europe

Roberto Benigni provides light relief in a tense Brussels

Italy may be causing alarm for European politicians, but one famous Italian actor has been providing some light relief on the subject. Roberto

Italy may be causing alarm for European politicians, but one famous Italian actor has been providing some light relief on the subject. Roberto

Nocomment

Underwater volcano eruption

Spain’s Civil Protection for Volcanic Risk has closed two beaches on the island of El Hierro in the Canary Islands because of potentially toxic

Spain’s Civil Protection for Volcanic Risk has closed two beaches on the island of El Hierro in the Canary Islands because of potentially toxic

Nocomment

Surfer rides world's biggest wave

In Portugal, Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara has made history by surfing what has been described as the biggest wave ever ridden. The wave caught by

In Portugal, Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara has made history by surfing what has been described as the biggest wave ever ridden. The wave caught by

News

Turkish rescuers battle conditions in Van

Delight and despair in almost equal measure in Van in southeast Turkey as rescuers battle their second earthquake in three weeks in awful conditions

Delight and despair in almost equal measure in Van in southeast Turkey as rescuers battle their second earthquake in three weeks in awful conditions

Business

Gloomy forecast for euro zone

The European Commission says the euro zone’s economic growth will slow sharply next year. It predicts weak confidence will undermine investment and

The European Commission says the euro zone’s economic growth will slow sharply next year. It predicts weak confidence will undermine investment and

Europe

Common culture is key to economic re-launch

Frédéric, from Brussels, asks: In the current context of growing euroscepticism among people who despair for European integration for the moment

Frédéric, from Brussels, asks: In the current context of growing euroscepticism among people who despair for European integration for the moment

News

Papademos chosen as new Greece PM

An agreement has been finally been reached and Lucas Papademos is the next prime minister of Greece. Speaking to waiting reporters, the head of

An agreement has been finally been reached and Lucas Papademos is the next prime minister of Greece. Speaking to waiting reporters, the head of

Science_technology

Teabags to tins: the miracle of the mundane

If you sometimes feel overwhelmed by the 21st century, the Science Museum in London offers an antidote.   It is hosting an exhibition dedicated to

If you sometimes feel overwhelmed by the 21st century, the Science Museum in London offers an antidote.   It is hosting an exhibition dedicated to

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'New chapter' in India-Pakistan engagements

Almost three years of frosty relations between India and Pakistan looks set to thaw after the leaders of both countries held a one-on-one meeting in

Almost three years of frosty relations between India and Pakistan looks set to thaw after the leaders of both countries held a one-on-one meeting in

Business

EADS delays A350

EADS has put back the launch of the Airbus A350 by six months and said that delay will cost it around 200 million euros. That trimmed its

EADS has put back the launch of the Airbus A350 by six months and said that delay will cost it around 200 million euros. That trimmed its

Business

Italian bond yields continue to soar

Illustrating now deep Italy is in the debt danger zone the country’s one-year government bond yields soared in the latest auction on Thursday

Illustrating now deep Italy is in the debt danger zone the country’s one-year government bond yields soared in the latest auction on Thursday

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Changing tourism in Latin America

The most common images of tourism are sun, sea and sand, and Margarita Island, in the Venezuelan Caribbean, certainly has all of them. It is also a

The most common images of tourism are sun, sea and sand, and Margarita Island, in the Venezuelan Caribbean, certainly has all of them. It is also a

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Katsav rape appeal fails

Israel’s Supreme Court has turned down an appeal against his rape conviction by former president Moshe Katsav. He will now begin serving his

Israel’s Supreme Court has turned down an appeal against his rape conviction by former president Moshe Katsav. He will now begin serving his

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Malema thrown out of ANC

The controversial leader of the African National Congress’s youth wing, Julius Malema, has been suspended from the ANC for five years. He was found

The controversial leader of the African National Congress’s youth wing, Julius Malema, has been suspended from the ANC for five years. He was found

News

Lagarde demands clarity from Italy

As Italy scrambles to find a replacement for current Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, the stock exchange in Milan remains fickle. Italian 10-year

As Italy scrambles to find a replacement for current Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, the stock exchange in Milan remains fickle. Italian 10-year