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2012-03-27

Business

Price war Frees up SFR's boss

The search is on for a new boss for SFR, France’s second largest mobile phone company, as a brutal price wars claimed its first victim. After

The search is on for a new boss for SFR, France’s second largest mobile phone company, as a brutal price wars claimed its first victim. After

News

Senegal's Sall sets out his political future

Senegal’s Macky Sall has been speaking to euronews about his future as the country’s new president. Official results confirm his win with 65

Senegal’s Macky Sall has been speaking to euronews about his future as the country’s new president. Official results confirm his win with 65

News

Obama calls for unity to tackle nuclear terrorism

A 53 nation nuclear security summit wrapped up in South Korea on Tuesday with a warning by US President Barack Obama that the threat of nuclear

A 53 nation nuclear security summit wrapped up in South Korea on Tuesday with a warning by US President Barack Obama that the threat of nuclear

News

Tunisian lawmaker talks of turbulent year

One year after Tunisia’s revolution, what has changed there? How is the work of the Constituent Assembly going? What future can be expected by the

One year after Tunisia’s revolution, what has changed there? How is the work of the Constituent Assembly going? What future can be expected by the

Europe

Debate and speculation ahead of rescue fund decision

The German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble is tipped to be the next president of the Eurogroup, according to several sources in Brussels and in

The German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble is tipped to be the next president of the Eurogroup, according to several sources in Brussels and in

News

Stopping North Sea gas leak 'may take six months'

The oil giant Total says it may take six months to stop a gas leak on the abandoned Elgin rig in the North Sea off Scotland. Engineers are looking

The oil giant Total says it may take six months to stop a gas leak on the abandoned Elgin rig in the North Sea off Scotland. Engineers are looking

News

Regular chocolate eaters 'tend to be thinner'

There are medical claims that people who eat chocolate regularly tend to be thinner. Scientists believe that despite the high number of calories it

There are medical claims that people who eat chocolate regularly tend to be thinner. Scientists believe that despite the high number of calories it

Business

Flying high, costing less

Rising fuel costs and austerity hit passengers have national flag carrier airlines under pressure. As a result, they are trying to muscle in on the

Rising fuel costs and austerity hit passengers have national flag carrier airlines under pressure. As a result, they are trying to muscle in on the

News

Assad tours demolished Homs district

Syria’s President Bashar al Assad has been touring the flashpoint district of Baba Amr in Homs. Fighting between government troops and rebel forces

Syria’s President Bashar al Assad has been touring the flashpoint district of Baba Amr in Homs. Fighting between government troops and rebel forces

News

Sex ring case 'empty', say Strauss-Kahn's lawyers

Lawyers for the former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn say there is no substance to accusations concerning his alleged involvement in a prostitution

Lawyers for the former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn say there is no substance to accusations concerning his alleged involvement in a prostitution

News

Senegal's President Macky Sall gives first interview

Senegal has once again just shown that where Africa is concerned, it is a little bit different. It has just held a mostly peaceful and fraud-free

Senegal has once again just shown that where Africa is concerned, it is a little bit different. It has just held a mostly peaceful and fraud-free

Science_technology

Ideal Home Show: light 'n' sound pods to smell-bots

With more than 600 exhibitors, Britain’s Ideal Home Show has something for just about everybody, especially if you are looking for a hi-tech solution

With more than 600 exhibitors, Britain’s Ideal Home Show has something for just about everybody, especially if you are looking for a hi-tech solution

News

Fewer countries execute more people: Amnesty

Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia led a surge in the use of the death penalty last year, according to Amnesty International. More than three-quarters of

Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia led a surge in the use of the death penalty last year, according to Amnesty International. More than three-quarters of

Culture

Wrath Of The Titans opens in Europe

Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes are back in Wrath Of The Titans, a sequel to the 2010 film Clash Of The Titans. Ten years after his

Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes are back in Wrath Of The Titans, a sequel to the 2010 film Clash Of The Titans. Ten years after his

Culture

Berlin gets a taste of Los Angeles

Norman Zammitt’s giant red round greets visitors at the European debut of art exhibition Pacific Standard Time: Art in Los Angeles 1950 to 1980 in

Norman Zammitt’s giant red round greets visitors at the European debut of art exhibition Pacific Standard Time: Art in Los Angeles 1950 to 1980 in

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Italy: Sparks fly as metal workers protest over shutdown plans

Metal workers have clashed with police over plans to close their aluminium plant on the Italian island of Sardinia. Angry workers from the Alcoa

Metal workers have clashed with police over plans to close their aluminium plant on the Italian island of Sardinia. Angry workers from the Alcoa

Business

Abu Dhabi royals to buy RBS stake?

Royal Bank of Scotland’s shares jumped 3.3 percent on Tuesday following reports that talks are underway about selling more than a third of the

Royal Bank of Scotland’s shares jumped 3.3 percent on Tuesday following reports that talks are underway about selling more than a third of the

Business

Diamonds lose their sparkle for Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto, the world’s third-largest miner, has signaled it wants out of the diamond business. Rio Tinto, which runs three gem mines in Australia

Rio Tinto, the world’s third-largest miner, has signaled it wants out of the diamond business. Rio Tinto, which runs three gem mines in Australia

Business

OECD warns euro crisis needs bigger response

Eurozone finance ministers need to impress finance markets with the size of their rescue fund for indebted countries when they meet later this week

Eurozone finance ministers need to impress finance markets with the size of their rescue fund for indebted countries when they meet later this week

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Damascus accepts Annan peace plan for Syria

Syria has accepted a peace plan proposed by Kofi Annan and backed by the UN Security Council, according to the special envoy’s spokesman. But he

Syria has accepted a peace plan proposed by Kofi Annan and backed by the UN Security Council, according to the special envoy’s spokesman. But he

News

Myanmar's Supreme Commander vows to protect army's political role

The head of Myanmar’s military has vowed to protect its political leadership role. In a speech to mark the annual armed forces day, Supreme

The head of Myanmar’s military has vowed to protect its political leadership role. In a speech to mark the annual armed forces day, Supreme

Culture

New life for the old

Breathing new life into the old, regenerating scrap and leading and teaching people to look at new ways of using waste. Those are some of the ideas

Breathing new life into the old, regenerating scrap and leading and teaching people to look at new ways of using waste. Those are some of the ideas

News

Merah's father threatens to sue France over son's death

  The father of Mohammed Merah has threatened to sue French police over his death. Merah was shot dead last week after a dramatic siege at his home

  The father of Mohammed Merah has threatened to sue French police over his death. Merah was shot dead last week after a dramatic siege at his home

News

Nuclear terror threat: Summit urges more co-operation

A summit to tackle the threat of nuclear terrorism has ended with a call for vulnerable atomic material to be secured. US President Barack Obama

A summit to tackle the threat of nuclear terrorism has ended with a call for vulnerable atomic material to be secured. US President Barack Obama

News

Political protests mark Pope's visit to Cuba

Some 200,000 people turned out to celebrate the Pope’s first mass in Cuba but not all were welcome. More than 150 anti-government protesters have

Some 200,000 people turned out to celebrate the Pope’s first mass in Cuba but not all were welcome. More than 150 anti-government protesters have

News

Hundreds of flights cancelled in German airport strike

It is a bad day for air travellers in Germany with hundreds of flights cancelled amid a strike by baggage handlers and other ground staff. A pay

It is a bad day for air travellers in Germany with hundreds of flights cancelled amid a strike by baggage handlers and other ground staff. A pay

Nocomment

Silent march for Toulouse victims

Hundreds marched in silence in Toulouse to lay flowers at the gate of the school where three young Jewish children and one rabbi were killed last

Hundreds marched in silence in Toulouse to lay flowers at the gate of the school where three young Jewish children and one rabbi were killed last

Nocomment

7.1 magnitude earthquake strikes central Chile

Residents of Chile’s central coast were wary of going back to their homes on March 26 after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit central Chile. There were

Residents of Chile’s central coast were wary of going back to their homes on March 26 after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit central Chile. There were