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2012-03-09

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Slovakia looks set for new PM as election unfolds

Slovakia’s former prime minister Robert Fico looks set to make a return to the political centre stage as the country goes to the polls to elect a new

Slovakia’s former prime minister Robert Fico looks set to make a return to the political centre stage as the country goes to the polls to elect a new

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Four Palestinians killed after rocket attack on Israel

Four Palestinian militants have been killed in Israeli air strikes in Gaza in an apparent repraisal for a rocket attack on Israel. Gaza’s Islamist

Four Palestinian militants have been killed in Israeli air strikes in Gaza in an apparent repraisal for a rocket attack on Israel. Gaza’s Islamist

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More bloodshed in Syria on eve of Annan visit

Tank rounds and motor bombs continued to rain down on the Syrian city of Homs on the eve of a visit to the country by the UN/Arab League envoy, Kofi

Tank rounds and motor bombs continued to rain down on the Syrian city of Homs on the eve of a visit to the country by the UN/Arab League envoy, Kofi

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Italy president slams UK over hostage deaths

A diplomatic is simmering between Britain and Italy over a failed hostage rescue attempt that ended the lives of Chris McManus and Franco Lamolinara

A diplomatic is simmering between Britain and Italy over a failed hostage rescue attempt that ended the lives of Chris McManus and Franco Lamolinara

Business

Costa disaster hits Carnival's profits

In the wake of the capsizing of the Costa Concordia the cruise line’s parent company, Carnival, has issued a profit warning. The world’s largest

In the wake of the capsizing of the Costa Concordia the cruise line’s parent company, Carnival, has issued a profit warning. The world’s largest

Business

Greece avoids default, but for how long?

What has happening in Greece is the biggest restructuring of government debt in history. It comes after a nerve-wracking week when it looked like

What has happening in Greece is the biggest restructuring of government debt in history. It comes after a nerve-wracking week when it looked like

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Greeks still make history

The Greek government kept talking with the troika of the EU, IMF and ECB, and also with their private lending sources, until they finally had a plan

The Greek government kept talking with the troika of the EU, IMF and ECB, and also with their private lending sources, until they finally had a plan

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Q&A: should we be afraid of the solar storm?

euronews’ web team asks a European Space Agency expert about the risks and basic information on the solar storm that’s currently making headlines

euronews’ web team asks a European Space Agency expert about the risks and basic information on the solar storm that’s currently making headlines

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Wildfires and drought in Spain

Emergency crews are battling wildfires in parts of northern Spain. Some of the blazes are threatening homes in Catalonia and Aragon. After a harsh

Emergency crews are battling wildfires in parts of northern Spain. Some of the blazes are threatening homes in Catalonia and Aragon. After a harsh

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Robin Hood rides again - in northern Germany

A mystery donor has been handing out cash-stuffed envelopes to good causes in the northern German city of Braunschweig. The donations have been left

A mystery donor has been handing out cash-stuffed envelopes to good causes in the northern German city of Braunschweig. The donations have been left

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Coke and Pepsi react to California cancer listing

Coca Cola and Pepsi are changing their drinks recipes because the state of California is listing a key ingredient as potentially cancerous. The soft

Coca Cola and Pepsi are changing their drinks recipes because the state of California is listing a key ingredient as potentially cancerous. The soft

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Norway reveals Cold War secret

Norway has revealed one its deepest Cold War secrets. During the chilly period, Oslo commissioned the construction of a modern coastal military

Norway has revealed one its deepest Cold War secrets. During the chilly period, Oslo commissioned the construction of a modern coastal military

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Italian workers rock Monti's reform boat

As austerity measures begin to bite in Italy workers have been on the streets protesting against labour reforms. They are part of a drive by Prime

As austerity measures begin to bite in Italy workers have been on the streets protesting against labour reforms. They are part of a drive by Prime

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Afghan women heal the wounds of war

Our third edition of Women and War takes you to Afghanistan, to meet three extraordinary women. They have endured the devastating effects of war

Our third edition of Women and War takes you to Afghanistan, to meet three extraordinary women. They have endured the devastating effects of war

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The fight for women's equality

Last Thursday was International Women’s Day, celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women. In contrast, it also made clear

Last Thursday was International Women’s Day, celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women. In contrast, it also made clear

Business

EU checks Spain's deficit figures

The European Commission has confirmed it sent inspectors to Spain this week to evaluate its budget deficit figures for last year. That after the

The European Commission has confirmed it sent inspectors to Spain this week to evaluate its budget deficit figures for last year. That after the

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Greek Finance Minister hails 'historic' debt deal

The Greek finance minister has hailed the bond swap deal that has enabled his country to avoid imminent bankrupcty. The government says well over

The Greek finance minister has hailed the bond swap deal that has enabled his country to avoid imminent bankrupcty. The government says well over

Culture

Animated film Wrinkles kicks off Cartoon forum

Animated films aimed at adults were the emerging trend at this year’s Cartoon Movie in the French city of Lyon. The forum for makers and buyers of

Animated films aimed at adults were the emerging trend at this year’s Cartoon Movie in the French city of Lyon. The forum for makers and buyers of

Business

Italian and UK industrial output fall

Italy’s industrial output was much weaker than expected in January – down 2.5 percent from December. On an annual basis — adjusted to account for

Italy’s industrial output was much weaker than expected in January – down 2.5 percent from December. On an annual basis — adjusted to account for

Business

Crisis opens new doors for tourism

Many tourists have had a tough decision to make recently. Do they confirm their holiday destination, even if it is experiencing economic or

Many tourists have had a tough decision to make recently. Do they confirm their holiday destination, even if it is experiencing economic or

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Schauble says EU to turn on bailout tap

Germany, which is the biggest eurozone contributor to the 130 billion Greek bailout, has given a positive reaction to the debt swap deal. Finance

Germany, which is the biggest eurozone contributor to the 130 billion Greek bailout, has given a positive reaction to the debt swap deal. Finance

Business

US jobless numbers fall again

The number Americans in work rose again in February for the third straight month of solid US employment growth. The latest jobs figures are another

The number Americans in work rose again in February for the third straight month of solid US employment growth. The latest jobs figures are another

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LSE's Begg says eurozone crisis 'unlikely'

The British feeling towards Europe can often be summed up by attitudes of ‘What’s in it for us’ or ‘What mess are they in now?’.   The current

The British feeling towards Europe can often be summed up by attitudes of ‘What’s in it for us’ or ‘What mess are they in now?’.   The current

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Official chill falls on Serbia's intellectuals

The Serbian authorities are in the middle of a witch-hunt against critical intellectuals, whose most recent victim, Sreten Ugricic was for over a

The Serbian authorities are in the middle of a witch-hunt against critical intellectuals, whose most recent victim, Sreten Ugricic was for over a

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Italy blames UK for kidnap death in Nigeria

There is growing anger in Italy following the failed attempt to rescue Franco Lamolinara from Nigerian kidnappers. Apparently the UK did not

There is growing anger in Italy following the failed attempt to rescue Franco Lamolinara from Nigerian kidnappers. Apparently the UK did not

Culture

Katzenjammer's eclectic music creates UK buzz

Eclectic Norwegian band Katzenjammer are gearing up for a spring and summer on the road; touring Europe – including several dates in the UK – with

Eclectic Norwegian band Katzenjammer are gearing up for a spring and summer on the road; touring Europe – including several dates in the UK – with

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Search continues for those missing in Japan tsunami

Almost a year since the tsunami in Japan, hundreds of people are still missing from the coastal town of Minamisanriku. The day before the

Almost a year since the tsunami in Japan, hundreds of people are still missing from the coastal town of Minamisanriku. The day before the

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Greek debt deal 'will begin restoring confidence'

Greece has avoided an immediate catastrophic default on its debt after private creditors strongly backed a plan that leaves the path clear for a new

Greece has avoided an immediate catastrophic default on its debt after private creditors strongly backed a plan that leaves the path clear for a new

Europe

Rating agencies in the spotlight

Arnaud from Brussels asks: “My question for European officials is: how far are we going to let rating agencies dictate how European stock markets are

Arnaud from Brussels asks: “My question for European officials is: how far are we going to let rating agencies dictate how European stock markets are

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Slovaks to ditch scandal-hit centre-right, say polls

Slovakia’s centre-right coalition is heading for humiliation in Saturday’s general election, according to opinion polls. The surveys suggest voters

Slovakia’s centre-right coalition is heading for humiliation in Saturday’s general election, according to opinion polls. The surveys suggest voters