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2012-01-25

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Belarus: Jailed opposition leader was tortured claims wife

Jailed Belarussian ex-presidential candidate Andrei Sannikov has been tortured into asking for a pardon from President Alexander Lukashenko

Jailed Belarussian ex-presidential candidate Andrei Sannikov has been tortured into asking for a pardon from President Alexander Lukashenko

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Germany: Plan to publish Mein Kampf extracts halted

A British publisher has backed down from plans to print parts of Hitler’s notorious Mein Kampf in a history magazine, sold on newsstands in Germany

A British publisher has backed down from plans to print parts of Hitler’s notorious Mein Kampf in a history magazine, sold on newsstands in Germany

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Somalia: US commandos free pirate hostages

Two aid workers, an American woman and a Danish man, being held by pirates in Somalia, have been freed after a rescue mission by US special

Two aid workers, an American woman and a Danish man, being held by pirates in Somalia, have been freed after a rescue mission by US special

Business

Fed rate vow signals recovery is a long way off

The US Federal Reserve has said it is not likely to raise interest rates from their current exceptionally low levels until at least the back end of

The US Federal Reserve has said it is not likely to raise interest rates from their current exceptionally low levels until at least the back end of

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Falklands-Malvinas - perhaps a different approach

It is true that the disputed islands named both Falkland and Malvinas are closer to Argentina than to Britain. But geographical arguments are

It is true that the disputed islands named both Falkland and Malvinas are closer to Argentina than to Britain. But geographical arguments are

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Mexico: high body count from drug violence likely in 2012

Drug gangs in Mexico continue to defy the army’s efforts to reduce violence. Mexico today is seeing death tolls higher than in the world’s

Drug gangs in Mexico continue to defy the army’s efforts to reduce violence. Mexico today is seeing death tolls higher than in the world’s

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Billionaire enters fray against Putin

Russia’s third richest man has been given the green light to stand against Vladimir Putin in the country’s presidential election, but the biggest

Russia’s third richest man has been given the green light to stand against Vladimir Putin in the country’s presidential election, but the biggest

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Salmond sets out Scottish referendum test

Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond has outlined his plans for an independence referendum despite opposition from Westminster. There will be a

Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond has outlined his plans for an independence referendum despite opposition from Westminster. There will be a

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Merkel tells Davos that Europe must reform

Having flown in by helicopter, German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivered a down to earth message at the World Economic Forum in Davos. In the

Having flown in by helicopter, German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivered a down to earth message at the World Economic Forum in Davos. In the

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Ashton calls for new Middle East peace drive

The EU’s foreign policy chief has made a fresh bid to restart direct peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. Negotiators from the two

The EU’s foreign policy chief has made a fresh bid to restart direct peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. Negotiators from the two

Business

Next 10 years crucial warns WEF's Howell

As part of euronews’ comprehensive coverage of the World Economic Forum, our reporter in Davos, Isabelle Kumar, spoke to the event’s organiser to get

As part of euronews’ comprehensive coverage of the World Economic Forum, our reporter in Davos, Isabelle Kumar, spoke to the event’s organiser to get

Sport

Farah trains at 'Home of Champions'

On the dusty tracks of Kenya’s north western highlands Britain’s reigning 5,000m world champion, Mo Farah is training alongside the country’s

On the dusty tracks of Kenya’s north western highlands Britain’s reigning 5,000m world champion, Mo Farah is training alongside the country’s

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EU gets tough on internet data protection

The EU has unveiled tough new rules on protecting internet users personal data that have far-reaching implications for web giants such as Google and

The EU has unveiled tough new rules on protecting internet users personal data that have far-reaching implications for web giants such as Google and

Nocomment

Thailand: deadly fireworks explosion

Fireworks set off during an official Chinese New Year celebration sparked a blaze that burned homes, killed three people and injured several others

Fireworks set off during an official Chinese New Year celebration sparked a blaze that burned homes, killed three people and injured several others

Business

Apple shares soar on profit jump

Apple has returned to form and added more lustre to its high tech-crown with quarterly profit that almost doubled. In the run up to Christmas it

Apple has returned to form and added more lustre to its high tech-crown with quarterly profit that almost doubled. In the run up to Christmas it

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Food shortages as Italian truck strike bites

Food shortages and soaring costs are the high price of Italy’s lorry drivers’ strike. The truckers’ protest against the government’s reform and

Food shortages and soaring costs are the high price of Italy’s lorry drivers’ strike. The truckers’ protest against the government’s reform and

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Last secret JFK tapes released

The last secretly taped White House recordings of John F. Kennedy’s time in office have been released.   You may have thought you had heard nearly

The last secretly taped White House recordings of John F. Kennedy’s time in office have been released.   You may have thought you had heard nearly

Culture

Paris Haute Couture: Vauthier and Chanel

Alexandre Vauthier presented his collection at Paris haute couture week, a show featuring leggings and prettier, looser outfits than normal, vaguely

Alexandre Vauthier presented his collection at Paris haute couture week, a show featuring leggings and prettier, looser outfits than normal, vaguely

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Post-revolution Egypt still not at peace with itself

Thousands of Egyptians have packed into Tahrir Square to mark the first anniversary of the revolt that brought an end to the three decades rule of

Thousands of Egyptians have packed into Tahrir Square to mark the first anniversary of the revolt that brought an end to the three decades rule of

Culture

The Artist and Hugo lead Oscar nomination field

Martin Scorsese’s epic 3D adventure Hugo has garnered an impressive 11 Oscar nominations, including Best Film and Best Director, leading the field

Martin Scorsese’s epic 3D adventure Hugo has garnered an impressive 11 Oscar nominations, including Best Film and Best Director, leading the field

Business

The price you pay to get to Davos

The chosen few get badges for Davos. Security ensures this is one party that is difficult to gatecrash; getting a ticket is not easy and it is very

The chosen few get badges for Davos. Security ensures this is one party that is difficult to gatecrash; getting a ticket is not easy and it is very

Business

Recession looms in Britain

New figures show Britain’s economy edged closer to recession in the last three months of 2011. The Office for National Statistics said GDP shrank

New figures show Britain’s economy edged closer to recession in the last three months of 2011. The Office for National Statistics said GDP shrank

Business

Japan experiences first trade deficit since 1980

For the first time in more than 30 years Japan imported more than it exported. That annual trade deficit in 2011 came as the nuclear power

For the first time in more than 30 years Japan imported more than it exported. That annual trade deficit in 2011 came as the nuclear power

Business

Ericsson's profits hit by slowdown

Ericsson, the world’s biggest maker of mobile phone exchange equipment, said its profit halved in the fourth quarter of 2011. Telecoms operators

Ericsson, the world’s biggest maker of mobile phone exchange equipment, said its profit halved in the fourth quarter of 2011. Telecoms operators

Science_technology

Drug resistant bacteria found in Antarctic

It had been thought the Antarctic was the one place left on earth where drug-resistant bacteria were not present. The pristine Arctic had already

It had been thought the Antarctic was the one place left on earth where drug-resistant bacteria were not present. The pristine Arctic had already

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IMF's Lagarde: '2012 a year of healing'

Christine Lagarde, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, is one of the most powerful women on the planet, she can move markets

Christine Lagarde, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, is one of the most powerful women on the planet, she can move markets

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Putin rival may be barred from presidential election

Russia’s electoral commission appears set to bar a leading liberal opponent of Vladimir Putin from standing in the forthcoming presidential election

Russia’s electoral commission appears set to bar a leading liberal opponent of Vladimir Putin from standing in the forthcoming presidential election

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Falklands feud still raw in Buenos Aires

Hundreds of activists have descended on the British Embassy in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires to call on Britain to relinquish its sovereignty of

Hundreds of activists have descended on the British Embassy in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires to call on Britain to relinquish its sovereignty of

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Greek filmmaker Theo Angelopoulos dies in road Accident

Award winning Greek filmmaker Theo Angelopoulos has been killed in a road accident in Athens. The 76-year-old sustained serious head injuries after

Award winning Greek filmmaker Theo Angelopoulos has been killed in a road accident in Athens. The 76-year-old sustained serious head injuries after

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Anger overshadows Egypt's uprising anniversary

Cairo’s Tahrir square, the cradle of Egypt’s revolution, was thronging with people once again on Wednesday, this time more in celebration than in

Cairo’s Tahrir square, the cradle of Egypt’s revolution, was thronging with people once again on Wednesday, this time more in celebration than in