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2012-02-06

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Over 350 dead from cold in Europe's arctic spell

Europe’s arctic conditions have claimed more victims, bringing the total number of people killed by hypothermia alone to over 350 according to

Europe’s arctic conditions have claimed more victims, bringing the total number of people killed by hypothermia alone to over 350 according to

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Mass killer Breivik demands medal from Oslo court

Anders Breivik, the man who admitted killing 77 people in a bombing and shooting spree in Norway last year, has appeared before the cameras for the

Anders Breivik, the man who admitted killing 77 people in a bombing and shooting spree in Norway last year, has appeared before the cameras for the

Culture

Enter the world of Charles Dickens

‘A Christmas Carol’ is one of English author Charles Dickens’ most famous stories. Sour and stingy Ebenezer Scrooge’s emotional transformation after

‘A Christmas Carol’ is one of English author Charles Dickens’ most famous stories. Sour and stingy Ebenezer Scrooge’s emotional transformation after

News

Air France partially grounded by pilot strike

Air France was forced to cancel around 20 per cent of its flights on Monday as pilots protested over plans to reform industrial action laws. The

Air France was forced to cancel around 20 per cent of its flights on Monday as pilots protested over plans to reform industrial action laws. The

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Palestinian unity moves further alienate Israel

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is to head a interim unity government to prepare for presidential and parliamentary elections. Fatah’s Abbas

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is to head a interim unity government to prepare for presidential and parliamentary elections. Fatah’s Abbas

Business

Boeing plays down 787 delamination problem

Boeing’s shares slipped on Monday after the US planemaker said it will have to correct a fuselage problem on some of its 787 dreamliners. The

Boeing’s shares slipped on Monday after the US planemaker said it will have to correct a fuselage problem on some of its 787 dreamliners. The

Europe

Greece dices with default

Greece appears to have taken yet another step closer to an apocalyptic default after its political leaders missed the latest deadline on harsh

Greece appears to have taken yet another step closer to an apocalyptic default after its political leaders missed the latest deadline on harsh

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Syria: how to move forward

Tokunbo Salako, euronews: Joining me now is David Hartwell; Senior Middle East and North Africa analyst from IHS Jane’s Country Risk.(Information

Tokunbo Salako, euronews: Joining me now is David Hartwell; Senior Middle East and North Africa analyst from IHS Jane’s Country Risk.(Information

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Berlin and Paris frustrated as Greeks delay bailout talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has expressed exasperation at the time the Greek government is taking to accept the latest tranche of austerity and

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has expressed exasperation at the time the Greek government is taking to accept the latest tranche of austerity and

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US closes Damascus embassy over security fears

The United States has closed its embassy in Syria due to the recent upsurge in violence. All staff have been pulled out of the country including

The United States has closed its embassy in Syria due to the recent upsurge in violence. All staff have been pulled out of the country including

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Syrians die as UN argues

Syrian government forces have been attacking Homs with artillery in what some people say is the worst assault since the beginning of Syria’s nearly

Syrian government forces have been attacking Homs with artillery in what some people say is the worst assault since the beginning of Syria’s nearly

Business

Euro crisis warning for China's growth

The International Monetary Fund has warned that China’s economic growth could be cut nearly in half this year if Europe’s debt crisis gets worse and

The International Monetary Fund has warned that China’s economic growth could be cut nearly in half this year if Europe’s debt crisis gets worse and

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Hamas and Fatah, 25 venomous years

Hamas was founded during the First Palestinian Intifada uprising, in 1987, stemming from the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood. The aim stated in its

Hamas was founded during the First Palestinian Intifada uprising, in 1987, stemming from the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood. The aim stated in its

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Back in the Day: Maastricht Treaty creates the EU and the euro

February 7, 1992 The member states of the European Community sign the Maastricht Treaty in the Netherlands. As a result of the treaty the European

February 7, 1992 The member states of the European Community sign the Maastricht Treaty in the Netherlands. As a result of the treaty the European

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Romanian PM steps down over protests

Romania’s Prime Minister Emil Boc has quit in the face of widespread protests over IMF-backed austerity measures. Announcing his resignation, he

Romania’s Prime Minister Emil Boc has quit in the face of widespread protests over IMF-backed austerity measures. Announcing his resignation, he

Culture

Newcomer Horn is Extremely Good & Incredibly Poised

Stephen Daldry’s new film ‘Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close’ is the ‘Billy Elliot’ director’s latest look at childhood seen through the prism of

Stephen Daldry’s new film ‘Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close’ is the ‘Billy Elliot’ director’s latest look at childhood seen through the prism of

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Palestinian rivals agree to form unity government

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is set to head an interim unity goverment. In what is being dubbed the ‘Doha Declaration,’ his Fatah faction

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is set to head an interim unity goverment. In what is being dubbed the ‘Doha Declaration,’ his Fatah faction

News

Syrian forces bombard Homs in 'fiercest attack yet'

Reports from the Syrian city of Homs said a hospital has been hit, as government forces step up one of the fiercest bombardments yet on several

Reports from the Syrian city of Homs said a hospital has been hit, as government forces step up one of the fiercest bombardments yet on several

Business

Mitsubishi puts the brakes on European production

Mitsubishi Motors has said it will stop production at its only factory in western Europe at the end of this year. The Netherlands Car, or NedCar

Mitsubishi Motors has said it will stop production at its only factory in western Europe at the end of this year. The Netherlands Car, or NedCar

Business

Europe slips deeper into debt, but eurozone improves

New figures show the combined debt of the eurozone’s governments fell slightly towards the end of last year. In the third quarter of 2011, debt was

New figures show the combined debt of the eurozone’s governments fell slightly towards the end of last year. In the third quarter of 2011, debt was

Nocomment

Lake Geneva looks nice in the ice

Ice dominates the landscape around Switzerland’s Lake Geneva in the severe cold snap sweeping across Europe. Geneva is in the path of a northern wind

Ice dominates the landscape around Switzerland’s Lake Geneva in the severe cold snap sweeping across Europe. Geneva is in the path of a northern wind

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Two year doping ban for Contador

Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador has been given a two-year ban for failing a doping test during the 2010 Tour de France, ruling him out of this

Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador has been given a two-year ban for failing a doping test during the 2010 Tour de France, ruling him out of this

Science_technology

ISE 2012 reveals the shape of displays to come

ISE 2012, recently held in Amsterdam, is one of the largest professional audio-visual trade shows in Europe. It brought together over 750 exhibitors

ISE 2012, recently held in Amsterdam, is one of the largest professional audio-visual trade shows in Europe. It brought together over 750 exhibitors

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Egypt: Foreign NGO staff face trial as clashes continue

Cairo continues to resemble a war zone near the Egyptian Interior Ministry amid a fifth day of clashes between demonstrators and police. Anger

Cairo continues to resemble a war zone near the Egyptian Interior Ministry amid a fifth day of clashes between demonstrators and police. Anger

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II marks 60 year reign

Sixty years ago today, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II acceded to the throne on the death of her father King George VI. She is the second

Sixty years ago today, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II acceded to the throne on the death of her father King George VI. She is the second

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Belgrade Zoo's animals struggle in cold snap

Belgrade Zoo took extra steps to keep animals warm in a cold spell sweeping Europe. As temperatures hovered around minus 10 degrees Celsius

Belgrade Zoo took extra steps to keep animals warm in a cold spell sweeping Europe. As temperatures hovered around minus 10 degrees Celsius

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Obama wants more diplomacy as concerns grow over Iran

As speculation grows that Israel is preparing a military strike, Iranian state television has been broadcasting pictures of Iranian troops on

As speculation grows that Israel is preparing a military strike, Iranian state television has been broadcasting pictures of Iranian troops on

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Sauli Niinistö: from tragedy to the presidency

Over the course of Finland’s presidential election campaign, the turbulent personal life of 63-year-old conservative candidate Sauli Niinistö may

Over the course of Finland’s presidential election campaign, the turbulent personal life of 63-year-old conservative candidate Sauli Niinistö may

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China bans airlines from joining EU carbon scheme

China has banned all airlines in the country from complying with an EU scheme that charges for carbon emissions from flights into and out of Europe

China has banned all airlines in the country from complying with an EU scheme that charges for carbon emissions from flights into and out of Europe

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Pakistan: Dozens feared trapped in deadly factory collapse

At least three people have died and more than 100 others are feared trapped after a factory building collapsed in Pakistan. The explosion of a gas

At least three people have died and more than 100 others are feared trapped after a factory building collapsed in Pakistan. The explosion of a gas