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2011-11-17

News

Italy prepares for its age of austerity

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has told his country to brace itself for an age of austerity. The 68-year-old economics professor said he would

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has told his country to brace itself for an age of austerity. The 68-year-old economics professor said he would

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At least 50 arrested at new Wall Street protests

They may have been evicted from their protest camp in New York, but that has not stopped them from attempting to continue demonstrating. Hundreds

They may have been evicted from their protest camp in New York, but that has not stopped them from attempting to continue demonstrating. Hundreds

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Clashes at Athens protest march

A march in Athens to commemorate a student uprising almost 40 years ago has descended into violence, with police firing teargas at young people

A march in Athens to commemorate a student uprising almost 40 years ago has descended into violence, with police firing teargas at young people

Sport

Avci named Turkey coach

The Turkish Football Federation has named former Buyuksehir manager Abdullah Avci as the new coach of the national team on Thursday. The

The Turkish Football Federation has named former Buyuksehir manager Abdullah Avci as the new coach of the national team on Thursday. The

Business

US banks 'at risk from euro crisis'

The fallout from Europe’s debt crisis is touching the US banking sector with ratings agency Fitch warning of a serious risk of contagion. Its

The fallout from Europe’s debt crisis is touching the US banking sector with ratings agency Fitch warning of a serious risk of contagion. Its

Business

Italy already in recession, says Fitch

The efforts of Italy’s new administration to turn around the economy may have come too late to save it from recession, according to ratings agency

The efforts of Italy’s new administration to turn around the economy may have come too late to save it from recession, according to ratings agency

Business

France hit by rising borrowing costs

Despite assurances to the contrary from its economy ministry France, it seems, is being steadily drawn into the epicentre of the eurozone debt storm

Despite assurances to the contrary from its economy ministry France, it seems, is being steadily drawn into the epicentre of the eurozone debt storm

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Protests end Monti's honeymoon with Italians

He is not long in the job, but already he is the target of anger. Thousands of students have held demonstrations in cities including Rome and Milan

He is not long in the job, but already he is the target of anger. Thousands of students have held demonstrations in cities including Rome and Milan

News

EU parliament's bee plea

An emergency call to save bees has gone out from the European Parliament — to come to the rescue of the insect which is so vital for plant and animal

An emergency call to save bees has gone out from the European Parliament — to come to the rescue of the insect which is so vital for plant and animal

Science_technology

Mars 500, simulated mission accomplished

After 520 days of total isolation in a mock spaceship, the Mars 500 crew were reunited with their loved ones in the outside world. In this edition

After 520 days of total isolation in a mock spaceship, the Mars 500 crew were reunited with their loved ones in the outside world. In this edition

Europe

EU sanctions on Belarus not working, say opposition

Belarus opposition parties have told euronews that sanctions imposed on Minsk by the EU are not working. Some 200 officials are currently subject to

Belarus opposition parties have told euronews that sanctions imposed on Minsk by the EU are not working. Some 200 officials are currently subject to

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Italian senate backs Monti's appointment as PM

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti on Thursday won the first of two confidence votes in parliament.   The Senate approved his and his government’s

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti on Thursday won the first of two confidence votes in parliament.   The Senate approved his and his government’s

Culture

Vincent van Gogh's works focus of new exhibition

The works of Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh are at the heart of a new exhibition currently on display at Genoa’s Palazzo Ducale. The paintings and

The works of Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh are at the heart of a new exhibition currently on display at Genoa’s Palazzo Ducale. The paintings and

News

Muslim Brotherhood rejects NATO intervention in Syria

The leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria says he would welcome Turkey stepping in to stop the violence, but not the West. euronews caught up

The leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria says he would welcome Turkey stepping in to stop the violence, but not the West. euronews caught up

News

Romania 'responsible and capable'

Finger-pointing in Europe’s battle to manage the debt crisis repeatedly raises questions of capacity and discipline — in euro states and others

Finger-pointing in Europe’s battle to manage the debt crisis repeatedly raises questions of capacity and discipline — in euro states and others

Europe

Free movement of workers in the EU

Maxence, a law student in Angers, France, asks: Since the principle of free movement applies to most of Europe and a degree earned in Bulgaria is

Maxence, a law student in Angers, France, asks: Since the principle of free movement applies to most of Europe and a degree earned in Bulgaria is

Europe

Greece has 60 billion euros in unpaid tax, EU says

Greece has at least 60 billion euros in unpaid taxes because of tax evasion and lack of compliance, the European Commission says. Horst

Greece has at least 60 billion euros in unpaid taxes because of tax evasion and lack of compliance, the European Commission says. Horst

Business

British government sells Northern Rock to Virgin

The British government has agreed to sell Northern Rock, the failed mortgage lender it nationalised in 2008. It’s being bought by Virgin Money, the

The British government has agreed to sell Northern Rock, the failed mortgage lender it nationalised in 2008. It’s being bought by Virgin Money, the

Business

IMF's Europe chief steps down

The International Monetary Fund’s Europe director, Antonio Borges has resigned for what he says are personal reasons. However, analysts believe it

The International Monetary Fund’s Europe director, Antonio Borges has resigned for what he says are personal reasons. However, analysts believe it

Special_reports

Catalonia: The effect of the cuts to the health system

The Spanish region of Catalonia is making huge cuts to the budget of its healthcare system. Some say that the cuts are necessary, to balance the

The Spanish region of Catalonia is making huge cuts to the budget of its healthcare system. Some say that the cuts are necessary, to balance the

Nocomment

Ban Ki-moon visit Thai flood victims

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon visited Thai floods victims in an evacuation centre at Bangkok’s Chulalongkorn University.

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon visited Thai floods victims in an evacuation centre at Bangkok’s Chulalongkorn University.

Nocomment

Highway student protest in Spain

A few dozen Spanish students invaded a highway road close to Barcelona, blocking cars and trucks and getting drivers angry.

A few dozen Spanish students invaded a highway road close to Barcelona, blocking cars and trucks and getting drivers angry.

News

Back in the Day: William Tell's apple-shot

*November 18, 1307* According to Swiss legend this is the date on which folk hero William Tell shoots a crossbow bolt through an apple placed on his

*November 18, 1307* According to Swiss legend this is the date on which folk hero William Tell shoots a crossbow bolt through an apple placed on his

Science_technology

Dreamliner dims its windows for Dubai airshow

Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner jet was one of the stars at the 12th Dubai Airshow where there were almost 1,000 exhibitors. The jewel in plane maker

Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner jet was one of the stars at the 12th Dubai Airshow where there were almost 1,000 exhibitors. The jewel in plane maker

News

Russia says Syria rebel attack is like 'civil war'

New amateur video shows several masked men brandishing weapons, standing to attention while one reads out a statement. The men are said to be Syrian

New amateur video shows several masked men brandishing weapons, standing to attention while one reads out a statement. The men are said to be Syrian

News

Voters set to punish Spanish socialists in election

Three days before the general election in Spain, students are once again protesting against cuts in education. For months, Spanish people have

Three days before the general election in Spain, students are once again protesting against cuts in education. For months, Spanish people have

Culture

Film festival defies Greek debt crisis with packed cinemas

The 52nd Thessaloniki Film Festival was held as Greece was hitting the headlines because of the country’s debt crisis and turmoil in the

The 52nd Thessaloniki Film Festival was held as Greece was hitting the headlines because of the country’s debt crisis and turmoil in the

News

Austrian airline in fuel charge fiasco

Austrian airline Comtel is investigating claims that some of its passengers were forced to pay for refuelling when their plane stopped in Vienna

Austrian airline Comtel is investigating claims that some of its passengers were forced to pay for refuelling when their plane stopped in Vienna

News

Greek coalition faces first test of people power

Thousands of people have turned out in Athens to warn the new crisis coalition that they cannot take any more austerity. It comes the day after

Thousands of people have turned out in Athens to warn the new crisis coalition that they cannot take any more austerity. It comes the day after

News

NZ shipwreck may be taken apart to retrieve containers

The cargo ship that ran aground on a New Zealand reef may have to be broken up so that containers onboard can be removed. Calm winds have allowed

The cargo ship that ran aground on a New Zealand reef may have to be broken up so that containers onboard can be removed. Calm winds have allowed