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2012-03-23

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EU extends Belarus sanctions over human rights

The European Union is to extend sanctions on Belarus over President Lukashenko’s human rights record, prompting an immediate dismissive response from

The European Union is to extend sanctions on Belarus over President Lukashenko’s human rights record, prompting an immediate dismissive response from

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US soldier charged with murdering 17 Afghans

A US soldier has been charged with 17 counts of murder after civilians were gunned down in a shooting rampage in Afghanistan. Staff Sergeant Robert

A US soldier has been charged with 17 counts of murder after civilians were gunned down in a shooting rampage in Afghanistan. Staff Sergeant Robert

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How to tackle terrorism in the 21st century?

It could not be further removed from the streets of Toulouse. It was on the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan that Mohamed Merah trained in

It could not be further removed from the streets of Toulouse. It was on the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan that Mohamed Merah trained in

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Denmark's half-hour lottery billionaires

Just imagine. Your wildest dreams have come true. You have won billions on the lottery! And then you find out…you haven’t. Denmark’s state

Just imagine. Your wildest dreams have come true. You have won billions on the lottery! And then you find out…you haven’t. Denmark’s state

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Obama on shot teenager: "My son would look like Trayvon"

The killing of an unarmed black teenager by a mixed race man in Florida has provoked an outcry, with many critical of the police handling of the

The killing of an unarmed black teenager by a mixed race man in Florida has provoked an outcry, with many critical of the police handling of the

Business

US nominates development expert to lead World Bank

The US has picked a surprise candidate to head the World Bank. Jim Yong Kim is not an economist or a banker, but a South Korean born public health

The US has picked a surprise candidate to head the World Bank. Jim Yong Kim is not an economist or a banker, but a South Korean born public health

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Campaigning over in Senegal's presidential runoff vote

Campaigning between the two remaining rivals in Senegal’s presidential election second round runoff ended on Friday after weeks of

Campaigning between the two remaining rivals in Senegal’s presidential election second round runoff ended on Friday after weeks of

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Green gives good returns - Copenhagen Mayor

Lord Mayor of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen, explains why it is economically viable to invest in sustainable development.

Lord Mayor of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen, explains why it is economically viable to invest in sustainable development.

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UN Environment chief urges more green investment

Achim Steiner, the director of the UN’s Environment Programme, told euronews that cities cannot afford NOT to invest in green initiatives.

Achim Steiner, the director of the UN’s Environment Programme, told euronews that cities cannot afford NOT to invest in green initiatives.

Business

Lower taxes, higher deficit

The big crisis may have disappeared from the top headlines, but Europe is still dealing with the clean-up. In Britain, for example, the government

The big crisis may have disappeared from the top headlines, but Europe is still dealing with the clean-up. In Britain, for example, the government

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Israeli fury at UN probe into Jewish settlements

There is anger in Israel at moves within the UN to investigate the effect of Jewish settlements on Palestinian human rights. Israel is considering

There is anger in Israel at moves within the UN to investigate the effect of Jewish settlements on Palestinian human rights. Israel is considering

Business

Uphill battle for Italy's Monti on labour reform

Italy’s Prime Minister Mario Monti has a fight on his hands to get parliamentary approval for major labour reforms, which include making it easier

Italy’s Prime Minister Mario Monti has a fight on his hands to get parliamentary approval for major labour reforms, which include making it easier

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EU Summit maps out the future for cities

What is a sustainable city? What kind of pressure do our urban spaces have to face? What examples can small and medium cities set and how can their

What is a sustainable city? What kind of pressure do our urban spaces have to face? What examples can small and medium cities set and how can their

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Clashes continue in many Syrian cities

Violence continued in many Syrian cities on Friday following extensive clashes a day earlier which killed as many as 70 people. The Syrian

Violence continued in many Syrian cities on Friday following extensive clashes a day earlier which killed as many as 70 people. The Syrian

Business

US nominates development expert to lead World Bank

President Barack Obama has nominated the US candidate to head the World Bank, replacing American Robert Zoellick when he steps down in June. He is

President Barack Obama has nominated the US candidate to head the World Bank, replacing American Robert Zoellick when he steps down in June. He is

Environment

Shale gas: fracking the Earth?

In this edition of U-talk, Georgi, from Bulgaria, asks: “Taking into account that in France, Ireland and Bulgaria the extraction of shale gas has

In this edition of U-talk, Georgi, from Bulgaria, asks: “Taking into account that in France, Ireland and Bulgaria the extraction of shale gas has

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Police defend handling of Toulouse siege

The French police team that shot dead the Toulouse gunman has defended its actions, having drawn heavy criticism in the wake of Thursday’s

The French police team that shot dead the Toulouse gunman has defended its actions, having drawn heavy criticism in the wake of Thursday’s

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Toulouse pays tribute to shooting victims

A minute of silence was observed at midday on Friday in Toulouse to remember those killed in the shootings that horrified France and the world. The

A minute of silence was observed at midday on Friday in Toulouse to remember those killed in the shootings that horrified France and the world. The

Culture

The Pirates - Band of Misfits!

The Wallace and Gromit team are back with a new animation about pirates and a new voice-over artist: Hugh Grant. Mind you, he is not the only one

The Wallace and Gromit team are back with a new animation about pirates and a new voice-over artist: Hugh Grant. Mind you, he is not the only one

Special_reports

Sarajevo - a city under siege from its past?

Sarajevo is a city which over the centuries has been called the Jerusalem of Europe – a symbol of multi-cultural and ethnic unity where those of

Sarajevo is a city which over the centuries has been called the Jerusalem of Europe – a symbol of multi-cultural and ethnic unity where those of

Science_technology

A new bus that's just the ticket

You wait and wait and then three come at once, so the old joke about buses goes. But the bus has been getting a makeover. Umberto Guida, the

You wait and wait and then three come at once, so the old joke about buses goes. But the bus has been getting a makeover. Umberto Guida, the

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Syrian leader's wife faces EU sanctions

Asma al-Assad, the wife of Syria’s President, has joined the long list of people within the Syrian regime to face EU sanctions. The 36-year-old

Asma al-Assad, the wife of Syria’s President, has joined the long list of people within the Syrian regime to face EU sanctions. The 36-year-old

Business

Two European GM plants set to close - report

General Motors’ European division is reportedly planning to close two plants to cut manufacturing capacity by almost a third. Union sources said

General Motors’ European division is reportedly planning to close two plants to cut manufacturing capacity by almost a third. Union sources said

Business

Little ou-la-la for the French economy

The Paris government has cut its growth forecast for next year from 2.0 percent to 1.75 percent. It did however raised its estimate for this year

The Paris government has cut its growth forecast for next year from 2.0 percent to 1.75 percent. It did however raised its estimate for this year

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Japan readies defences for North Korean launch

Japan is readying its defences ahead of a planned rocket launch by North Korea next month. Defence minister Naoki Tanaka said he has ordered the

Japan is readying its defences ahead of a planned rocket launch by North Korea next month. Defence minister Naoki Tanaka said he has ordered the

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Gauck calls for 'more Europe' in time of crisis

Joachim Gauck has been sworn in as the new president of Germany. The former pastor’s appointment means that former east Germans hold the country’s

Joachim Gauck has been sworn in as the new president of Germany. The former pastor’s appointment means that former east Germans hold the country’s

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European rocket blasts off for ISS

A European rocket has blasted off from South America to resupply the International Space Station. The Ariane 5 rocket took off earlier today from

A European rocket has blasted off from South America to resupply the International Space Station. The Ariane 5 rocket took off earlier today from

Special_reports

French politics' lack of diversity

The French presidential election is the first to be held in the country since the arrival of a president of mixed race in the White House, in the

The French presidential election is the first to be held in the country since the arrival of a president of mixed race in the White House, in the

Nocomment

South Korean security drills ahead of nuclear summit

South Korea conducts a security drill simulating a toxic gas attack ahead of the upcoming nuclear security summit in Seoul.

South Korea conducts a security drill simulating a toxic gas attack ahead of the upcoming nuclear security summit in Seoul.

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Feeling the pinch of the energy crisis in Gaza

Gazans are enduring 18-hour-a-day blackouts. Fuel is running low and people are forced to stand in line for hours in order to fill their jerry cans.

Gazans are enduring 18-hour-a-day blackouts. Fuel is running low and people are forced to stand in line for hours in order to fill their jerry cans.