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2012-02-13

News

Austerity vote 'won't end Greek unrest'

Serguei Doubine, euronews: “We’re joined now from Athens by Alexei Bogdanovsky, Russian journalist and commentator, who’s been witnessing events in

Serguei Doubine, euronews: “We’re joined now from Athens by Alexei Bogdanovsky, Russian journalist and commentator, who’s been witnessing events in

Business

The political football that is the US economy

President Barack Obama has unveiled his election-year budget proposals which include aggressive spending on infrastructure to boost US growth and a

President Barack Obama has unveiled his election-year budget proposals which include aggressive spending on infrastructure to boost US growth and a

News

Athens traders count the cost of anti-austerity riots

The rioters were a minority. The destruction they caused was the last thing hard-pressed shopkeepers in Athens need as more painful austerity

The rioters were a minority. The destruction they caused was the last thing hard-pressed shopkeepers in Athens need as more painful austerity

News

Monsanto found guilty of poisoning in pesticide case

A court in the French city of Lyon has ruled US pesticides maker Monsanto was responsible for the poisoning of a farmer who had used one of their

A court in the French city of Lyon has ruled US pesticides maker Monsanto was responsible for the poisoning of a farmer who had used one of their

News

Greeks fear future bleak

Many Greeks are clearly white-knuckled with anger over the passage of the latest austerity plan. Two years of political and financial torture have

Many Greeks are clearly white-knuckled with anger over the passage of the latest austerity plan. Two years of political and financial torture have

Europe

Close-up: Debt crisis and airline tax to top EU-China summit

Europe’s decision to place a carbon charge on all incoming flights will be just one of a number of tricky issues dominating this week’s EU-China

Europe’s decision to place a carbon charge on all incoming flights will be just one of a number of tricky issues dominating this week’s EU-China

News

Greece: Europe voices support for austerity package

Following the night of chaos and destruction in Greece after the adoption of the austerity plan, Europe is backing the Greek government’s decision

Following the night of chaos and destruction in Greece after the adoption of the austerity plan, Europe is backing the Greek government’s decision

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Israel blames Iran for India and Georgia bombings

Israel is blaming Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah for near-simultaneous car bomb attacks on diplomatic targets in India and Georgia. In New

Israel is blaming Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah for near-simultaneous car bomb attacks on diplomatic targets in India and Georgia. In New

Business

Towering opportunity: Empire State Building shares for sale

If you have ever fancied buying a bit of one of the world’s most iconic buildings then your chance is coming. The owners of the Empire State

If you have ever fancied buying a bit of one of the world’s most iconic buildings then your chance is coming. The owners of the Empire State

News

French court says US pesticide giant poisoned farmer

A French court has found US biotech giant Monsanto guilty of the chemical poisoning of a French farmer, in a case that could lend weight to other

A French court has found US biotech giant Monsanto guilty of the chemical poisoning of a French farmer, in a case that could lend weight to other

News

Back in the Day: Captain Cook's fateful Valentine's Day

February 14, 1779 On his third voyage (1776-1779) around the globe British explorer James Cook was attempting to discovering the Northwest Passage, a

February 14, 1779 On his third voyage (1776-1779) around the globe British explorer James Cook was attempting to discovering the Northwest Passage, a

News

Asbestos victims' breakthrough

‘Asbestos poisoners must be judged.’ This was the demand by contamination victims and their loved ones in Paris at a demonstration in 2005. First

‘Asbestos poisoners must be judged.’ This was the demand by contamination victims and their loved ones in Paris at a demonstration in 2005. First

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Jail time for company owners in Italy asbestos trial

The families of more than 3,000 Italians who died from asbestos-related diseases have received some justice, after a court in Turin held a company

The families of more than 3,000 Italians who died from asbestos-related diseases have received some justice, after a court in Turin held a company

Culture

Equestrian theme dominates NY fashion week

The Hervé Leger signature bandage dress made its way down the runway at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. Designers Max and Lubov Azria

The Hervé Leger signature bandage dress made its way down the runway at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. Designers Max and Lubov Azria

Culture

Jolie's directorial debut premiers at Berlinale

After waiting for almost three hours in sub-zero temperatures fans were rewarded when Hollywood’s hottest couple – Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt –

After waiting for almost three hours in sub-zero temperatures fans were rewarded when Hollywood’s hottest couple – Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt –

Business

Yet another Apple v Samsung patent law suit

Apple has raised the stakes in its growing patent battle with Samsung. Alleging four patent violations, Apple has asked a federal court in

Apple has raised the stakes in its growing patent battle with Samsung. Alleging four patent violations, Apple has asked a federal court in

Business

Vodafone may dial up opportunity with C&W Worldwide

Vodafone has said it is considering trying to buy struggling British company Cable & Wireless Worldwide. C&W Worldwide has fixed lines that are

Vodafone has said it is considering trying to buy struggling British company Cable & Wireless Worldwide. C&W Worldwide has fixed lines that are

Business

Japanese economic contraction worse than expected

Japan’s economy shrank more-than-expected in the final three months of last year falling by 0.6 percent from Q3. It was hurt by slowing global

Japan’s economy shrank more-than-expected in the final three months of last year falling by 0.6 percent from Q3. It was hurt by slowing global

News

Israel embassy staff targeted in bomb attacks

A bomb attack on an Israeli embassy car in the Indian capital New Delhi has injured a woman. Another device found in an Israeli diplomat’s car in

A bomb attack on an Israeli embassy car in the Indian capital New Delhi has injured a woman. Another device found in an Israeli diplomat’s car in

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Italy court finds company owners guilty in asbestos case

The Swiss former owner of a company that caused 3,000 Italians to die from asbestos-related diseases has been sentenced to 16 years in prison. In

The Swiss former owner of a company that caused 3,000 Italians to die from asbestos-related diseases has been sentenced to 16 years in prison. In

News

Amsterdam's Schiphol airport partly evacuated

Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport was partly evacuated on Monday after a bomb threat. Dutch police said the two main international terminals had been

Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport was partly evacuated on Monday after a bomb threat. Dutch police said the two main international terminals had been

Science_technology

Freezing prostate cancer cells

The cold is not always welcomed, but in France freezing temperatures are being used to treat prostate cancer in a medical procedure known as

The cold is not always welcomed, but in France freezing temperatures are being used to treat prostate cancer in a medical procedure known as

News

Homs people queue for bread as bombing restarts

The Syrian regime is determined to re-establish security, according to reports quoting the state news agency, as the army again renews its

The Syrian regime is determined to re-establish security, according to reports quoting the state news agency, as the army again renews its

News

Whitney Houston: Cause of death won't be known for weeks

Tributes keep on coming but there will be no early answers about the cause of Whitney Houston’s death. Coroners have confirmed that the star’s body

Tributes keep on coming but there will be no early answers about the cause of Whitney Houston’s death. Coroners have confirmed that the star’s body

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Adele sweeps Grammys but night belongs to Whitney

There was a clean sweep for British singer Adele at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. The 23-year-old fought back tears and said “this is ridiculous”

There was a clean sweep for British singer Adele at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. The 23-year-old fought back tears and said “this is ridiculous”

Nocomment

Romania hit by blizzards

Romania’s snow death toll reaches 68 as villages throughout eastern Europe were cut off by snow in the coldest European winter in decades.

Romania’s snow death toll reaches 68 as villages throughout eastern Europe were cut off by snow in the coldest European winter in decades.

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Venice: Flight of the Angel

Thousands gathered in Saint Mark’s Square in Venice on Sunday to watch one of the highlights of the Italian city’s carnival – ‘The Flight of the

Thousands gathered in Saint Mark’s Square in Venice on Sunday to watch one of the highlights of the Italian city’s carnival – ‘The Flight of the

Nocomment

Athens: protesters clash with police

Greek protesters clashed with police outside the parliament building as lawmakers voted through an unpopular package of cuts in order to get an

Greek protesters clashed with police outside the parliament building as lawmakers voted through an unpopular package of cuts in order to get an

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Inside Turkey's intelligence crisis

Turkey’s top intelligence officials are the latest subjects of a series of judicial inquiries. They include the acting head of the Turkish National

Turkey’s top intelligence officials are the latest subjects of a series of judicial inquiries. They include the acting head of the Turkish National

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Shining Path rebel leader captured in Peru jungle

The leader of Peru’s once-powerful Shining Path rebel group has been captured after being shot in a remote jungle. “Comrade Artemio” as he is known

The leader of Peru’s once-powerful Shining Path rebel group has been captured after being shot in a remote jungle. “Comrade Artemio” as he is known