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2012-01-12

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Battling Beatrix wades into row

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, on a tour of the Gulf states has intervened in a row stirred up by Geert Wilders’ Freedom Party at home. It asked

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, on a tour of the Gulf states has intervened in a row stirred up by Geert Wilders’ Freedom Party at home. It asked

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World's smallest frog discovered

Researchers working in Papua New Guinea believe they discovered the world’s smallest frog. Paedophryne amauensis, to give it its Latin name measures

Researchers working in Papua New Guinea believe they discovered the world’s smallest frog. Paedophryne amauensis, to give it its Latin name measures

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Three new planets spotted

In brief: astronomers have discovered the three smallest planets yet detected orbiting a star beyond our sun. The smallest is about the size

In brief: astronomers have discovered the three smallest planets yet detected orbiting a star beyond our sun. The smallest is about the size

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Clinton dismayed over 'US Marine video'

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has expressed her dismay at a video that appears to show American marines urinating on the dead bodies of

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has expressed her dismay at a video that appears to show American marines urinating on the dead bodies of

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Resignation replaces revolution in Tunisia

A year ago Tunis’s streets shook to gunfire and screaming. One year after the revolution many Tunisians remain frustrated, uncertain, and yet

A year ago Tunis’s streets shook to gunfire and screaming. One year after the revolution many Tunisians remain frustrated, uncertain, and yet

Business

ECB sees 'substantial' effect from cheap loan policy

The European Central Bank says its flood of cheap long-term loans to eurozone banks is helping them substantially and ECB President Mario Draghi

The European Central Bank says its flood of cheap long-term loans to eurozone banks is helping them substantially and ECB President Mario Draghi

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Iran scientist death adds to growing stack of nuclear stresses

The tension between Iran and the West has cost the life of another nuclear scientist in Tehran. A limpet bomb on his car killed 32-year-old Mostafa

The tension between Iran and the West has cost the life of another nuclear scientist in Tehran. A limpet bomb on his car killed 32-year-old Mostafa

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Iran sanctions, who suffers most?

For more on the Iran sanctions situation, euronews was joined by Mehrdad Emadi, External Economic Consultant with the European Union. “Mr Emadi

For more on the Iran sanctions situation, euronews was joined by Mehrdad Emadi, External Economic Consultant with the European Union. “Mr Emadi

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Polish communist jailed for Solidarity crackdown

A Polish communist-era interior minister has been handed a two-year suspended jail term for his role in the crackdown on the pro-democracy trade

A Polish communist-era interior minister has been handed a two-year suspended jail term for his role in the crackdown on the pro-democracy trade

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Nigerian oil workers announce output shutdown

Nigeria is on the brink of even deeper economic disruption with oil workers threatening to shut down output of crude. The country is in the grip of a

Nigeria is on the brink of even deeper economic disruption with oil workers threatening to shut down output of crude. The country is in the grip of a

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Latvian Nationalists try to block referendum

The February referendum on making Russian a second official language looms, and in Latvia the issue is coming to a head. Parliament saw a sign-in

The February referendum on making Russian a second official language looms, and in Latvia the issue is coming to a head. Parliament saw a sign-in

Special_reports

Kirkuk: financing the future

Kirkuk lies on the well of Iraqi oil. The ethnically diverse city contains 40 per cent of the country’s oil exportation, while representing just 2.2

Kirkuk lies on the well of Iraqi oil. The ethnically diverse city contains 40 per cent of the country’s oil exportation, while representing just 2.2

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Monti calls on EU to do more to boost growth

European leaders must do more to boost growth, according to Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti. He said that once new budget rules are in place on

European leaders must do more to boost growth, according to Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti. He said that once new budget rules are in place on

Culture

Photographers at work

A new exhibition has opened in Catalonia, Spain, of work by French photographer and painter Jacques Henri Lartigue. The show incudes 230 photographs

A new exhibition has opened in Catalonia, Spain, of work by French photographer and painter Jacques Henri Lartigue. The show incudes 230 photographs

Culture

Keeping it in the family at the Vienna Phil

The New Year’s Day concert by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra has become a part of New Year celebrations. Not everyone knows though that in this

The New Year’s Day concert by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra has become a part of New Year celebrations. Not everyone knows though that in this

Culture

Shame

Shame is a new film from Steve McQueen staring Michael Fassbender as a sex-addict. When his sister (played by Carey Mulligan) comes to stay, his life

Shame is a new film from Steve McQueen staring Michael Fassbender as a sex-addict. When his sister (played by Carey Mulligan) comes to stay, his life

Business

Italian and Spanish debt costs fall

Italy’s borrowing costs plunged in its first auction of government bonds of the new year on Thursday. For bonds that have to be repaid next

Italy’s borrowing costs plunged in its first auction of government bonds of the new year on Thursday. For bonds that have to be repaid next

Europe

Denmark seeks to unify EU divisions

Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and European Commission Chief Jose Manuel Barroso have stressed the need for unity if Europe is to solve

Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and European Commission Chief Jose Manuel Barroso have stressed the need for unity if Europe is to solve

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Grim day for UK bank workers

Royal Bank of Scotland is to cut 3,500 jobs in its investment banking section and sell or close divisions dealing with shares and mergers and

Royal Bank of Scotland is to cut 3,500 jobs in its investment banking section and sell or close divisions dealing with shares and mergers and

Business

Chinese inflation eases

China’s consumer inflation rate dipped to its lowest level in fifteen months in December at 4.1 percent compared with a year earlier. The average

China’s consumer inflation rate dipped to its lowest level in fifteen months in December at 4.1 percent compared with a year earlier. The average

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Putin campaign website attracts calls for resignation

The most popular comments on Vladimir Putin’s presidential campaign website are ones calling for him to quit politics. Just three hours after

The most popular comments on Vladimir Putin’s presidential campaign website are ones calling for him to quit politics. Just three hours after

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Japan joins US, EU in Iranian oil embargo

As the EU finalises sanctions against Iran, Japan has become the latest country to impose measures against the Islamic Republic over its nuclear

As the EU finalises sanctions against Iran, Japan has become the latest country to impose measures against the Islamic Republic over its nuclear

Science_technology

Tablets at CES

The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is, say the organisers, gadget heaven. They expect around 150,000 people to visit the show for a

The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is, say the organisers, gadget heaven. They expect around 150,000 people to visit the show for a

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Back in the Day: j'accuse!

January 13, 1898 French writer Emile Zola writes an open letter to the president of France, Félix Faure, in which he accuses the government and

January 13, 1898 French writer Emile Zola writes an open letter to the president of France, Félix Faure, in which he accuses the government and

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Algeria rejects criticism of Arab League in Syria

The Algerian government on Thursday downplayed suggestions from one of its former Arab League monitors in Syria that the mission was a “farce”. The

The Algerian government on Thursday downplayed suggestions from one of its former Arab League monitors in Syria that the mission was a “farce”. The

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After austerity, Italy's Monti looks to growth

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has said that Europe cannot rely on austerity to fix its economic problems. The former European Commissioner

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has said that Europe cannot rely on austerity to fix its economic problems. The former European Commissioner

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N'Dour speaks about Senegalese candidacy

World famous Senegalese musician Youssou N’Dour says he wants to give up music for politics and will run for president of his West African

World famous Senegalese musician Youssou N’Dour says he wants to give up music for politics and will run for president of his West African

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Senegal's President Wade fuels controversy

Pressure has been increasing to convince Abdulaye Wade not to run for president of Senegal for a third time. Many say the 85-year-old has no place on

Pressure has been increasing to convince Abdulaye Wade not to run for president of Senegal for a third time. Many say the 85-year-old has no place on

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Afghan Taliban: abuse video will not stop peace talks

There has been anger in the Taliban stronghold of Kandahar at a video appearing to show US troops urinating on the dead bodies of insurgents in

There has been anger in the Taliban stronghold of Kandahar at a video appearing to show US troops urinating on the dead bodies of insurgents in

Nocomment

Amnesty International protesters mark 10 years of Guantanamo

Amnesty International staged a demonstration in Brussels, marking ten years since the first 20 detainees arrived at the US Naval base at Guantanamo

Amnesty International staged a demonstration in Brussels, marking ten years since the first 20 detainees arrived at the US Naval base at Guantanamo