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2012-01-02

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Italians in uproar over consumer price hikes

‘Work more, earn less’ may be the mantra for many Italians this year with the country facing a new level of economic hardship. Tough austerity

‘Work more, earn less’ may be the mantra for many Italians this year with the country facing a new level of economic hardship. Tough austerity

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Hungarian democracy 'reformed'

Hungary under Prime Minister Viktor Orban has brought in a new constitution in spite of strong criticism from the opposition at home and from other

Hungary under Prime Minister Viktor Orban has brought in a new constitution in spite of strong criticism from the opposition at home and from other

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Iran flexes maritime muscles over sanctions

Iran’s testing of long range missiles and a veiled threat to close access to the Persian Gulf have ratcheted up tensions with the West. The Islamic

Iran’s testing of long range missiles and a veiled threat to close access to the Persian Gulf have ratcheted up tensions with the West. The Islamic

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Syrian military in retreat, says Arab League Chief

The Secretary General of the Arab League said on Monday that the Syrian military has withdrawn from residential areas and is on the outskirts of the

The Secretary General of the Arab League said on Monday that the Syrian military has withdrawn from residential areas and is on the outskirts of the

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German president sparks anger over paper threat

Germany’s president is under fire for allegedly threatening journalists not to publish a damaging story about his private home loan deal. According

Germany’s president is under fire for allegedly threatening journalists not to publish a damaging story about his private home loan deal. According

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Haniyeh visit strengthens Hamas ties with Turkey

Turkey’s relations with Gaza’s Hamas leadership have grown closer with a visit by the Palestinian territory’s prime minister Ismail Haniyeh. In

Turkey’s relations with Gaza’s Hamas leadership have grown closer with a visit by the Palestinian territory’s prime minister Ismail Haniyeh. In

Sport

Toe to toe with taboo

In a gym that was once part of a Taliban punishment centre an Olympic dream has blossomed. Nineteen-year-old Shabnam Rahimi and her 18-year old

In a gym that was once part of a Taliban punishment centre an Olympic dream has blossomed. Nineteen-year-old Shabnam Rahimi and her 18-year old

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Fears for Iraq's minority Christians

The number of Christians in Iraq has more than halved since Saddam Hussein was toppled in 2003, according to UN figures. The amount is now down to

The number of Christians in Iraq has more than halved since Saddam Hussein was toppled in 2003, according to UN figures. The amount is now down to

Culture

Eastwood uncovers enigmatic Hoover

J. Edgar Hoover was at the helm of America’s law enforcement for almost 50 years. As the FBI’s first director he was both feared and admired. But

J. Edgar Hoover was at the helm of America’s law enforcement for almost 50 years. As the FBI’s first director he was both feared and admired. But

Culture

'King of Cling' honored at Dutch museum

For decades his designs have graced the shapes of celebrities and fashionistas around the world including Madonna, Janet Jackson and most recently

For decades his designs have graced the shapes of celebrities and fashionistas around the world including Madonna, Janet Jackson and most recently

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New Tunisia President on state visit to Libya

The new leaders of two of the countries most affected by last year’s Arab Spring met for the first time on Monday since taking office. Tunisian

The new leaders of two of the countries most affected by last year’s Arab Spring met for the first time on Monday since taking office. Tunisian

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Coastal pollution fears after Nigeria oil spill

Those living along Nigeria’s coastline said on Monday that officials are not doing enough to clean up last month’s deep sea oil spill. Thirteen

Those living along Nigeria’s coastline said on Monday that officials are not doing enough to clean up last month’s deep sea oil spill. Thirteen

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Iowa Republicans launch US political year

The Midwestern US state of Iowa this Tuesday hosts the country’s first major electoral event of the year. Voters here will kick off the process to

The Midwestern US state of Iowa this Tuesday hosts the country’s first major electoral event of the year. Voters here will kick off the process to

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Ailing Mubarak back in court

The former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has been back in court after a two month delay in his trial over the deaths of hundreds of

The former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has been back in court after a two month delay in his trial over the deaths of hundreds of

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Learning to count the pennies

All over the world the economic downturn is having a negative impact on education. Public spending is being slashed and schools have not been spared

All over the world the economic downturn is having a negative impact on education. Public spending is being slashed and schools have not been spared

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Controversial new Hungarian laws come into effect

It is a troubled start to 2012 for Hungary which is welcoming in the new year with a new constitution, and continued protests against it. Sweeping

It is a troubled start to 2012 for Hungary which is welcoming in the new year with a new constitution, and continued protests against it. Sweeping

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Islamist militants threaten Nigerian army

The islamist militant group Boko Haram is threatening to confront Nigerian soldiers after the decision by the president to declare a state of

The islamist militant group Boko Haram is threatening to confront Nigerian soldiers after the decision by the president to declare a state of

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The flowers that launched the euro

To mark the anniversary of the arrival of the euro in the form of notes and coins, euronews spoke with Romano Prodi, who in 2002 was President of the

To mark the anniversary of the arrival of the euro in the form of notes and coins, euronews spoke with Romano Prodi, who in 2002 was President of the

Business

A decade of the euro

On new year’s day 2002 euro notes and coins hit the streets for the first time. They were introduced with much enthusiasm and optimism as a currency

On new year’s day 2002 euro notes and coins hit the streets for the first time. They were introduced with much enthusiasm and optimism as a currency

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Israel's deep religious divisions come to the surface

Tensions between Israel’s secular and ultra-orthodox Jewish communities are rising amid a debate over gender separation. Protesters boarded buses to

Tensions between Israel’s secular and ultra-orthodox Jewish communities are rising amid a debate over gender separation. Protesters boarded buses to

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South Korea urges reconciliation with North

The South Korean president is calling on North Korea’s new leader to take the opportunity to return to negotiations after the death of his father Kim

The South Korean president is calling on North Korea’s new leader to take the opportunity to return to negotiations after the death of his father Kim

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Tiber dive marks Rome new year

Italians marked the start of 2012 by diving into the river Tiber, a tradition dating back more than 50 years.

Italians marked the start of 2012 by diving into the river Tiber, a tradition dating back more than 50 years.

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Europe's New Year celebrations

The New Year was celebrated in cities across Europe with spectacular fireworks displays.

The New Year was celebrated in cities across Europe with spectacular fireworks displays.

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Journey to the centre of the moon

The US space agency NASA has succeeded in sending twin satellites into orbit around the moon. They are hoping the new spacecrafts – known as grails

The US space agency NASA has succeeded in sending twin satellites into orbit around the moon. They are hoping the new spacecrafts – known as grails

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Iran raises tension testing long-range missiles

Iran says it has test-fired two long-range missiles in the Persian Gulf. On Sunday state TV showed the navy test- firing medium-ranged missiles which

Iran says it has test-fired two long-range missiles in the Persian Gulf. On Sunday state TV showed the navy test- firing medium-ranged missiles which

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Occupy activists arrested in New York

New Year’s Eve in New York saw dozens of anti-Wall street protesters arrested only streets way from where revellers were celebrating. Around 68

New Year’s Eve in New York saw dozens of anti-Wall street protesters arrested only streets way from where revellers were celebrating. Around 68

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Iowa kicks off Republican nominations

Republican presidential hopefuls are vying for position ahead of the Iowa caucus on January 3. Front-runner moderate, Mitt Romney is counting on a

Republican presidential hopefuls are vying for position ahead of the Iowa caucus on January 3. Front-runner moderate, Mitt Romney is counting on a

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Unity is target of Danish EU presidency

Denmark says it is determined to bring unity to the European Union as it takes over the bloc’s rotating presidency. In her New Year address, Prime

Denmark says it is determined to bring unity to the European Union as it takes over the bloc’s rotating presidency. In her New Year address, Prime

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Monitoring mission should pull out of Syria

More amateur video said to show funerals of the latest victims killed by Syrian security forces has been published on the internet. An Arab League

More amateur video said to show funerals of the latest victims killed by Syrian security forces has been published on the internet. An Arab League

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Hamas leader visits Turkey

Gaza’s Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh is in Turkey on his first official tour outside the blockaded territory. His talks with Turkey’s premier

Gaza’s Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh is in Turkey on his first official tour outside the blockaded territory. His talks with Turkey’s premier