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2012-04-17

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Repsol-YPF nationalisation: what can the EU do?

For more insight on the escalating row between Spain and Argentina over the nationalisation of Repsol’s subsidiary YPF, euronews went to John Clancy

For more insight on the escalating row between Spain and Argentina over the nationalisation of Repsol’s subsidiary YPF, euronews went to John Clancy

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Mixed Argentine reaction to YPF-Repsol row

Argentina’s government is incurring the wrath of Spain with the nationalisation of YPF to reduce oil imports, according to President Cristina

Argentina’s government is incurring the wrath of Spain with the nationalisation of YPF to reduce oil imports, according to President Cristina

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IMF more upbeat, but cautious on growth

The International Monetary Fund says the eurozone’s short term growth prospects have improved a little bit, as IMF head Christine Lagarde praised

The International Monetary Fund says the eurozone’s short term growth prospects have improved a little bit, as IMF head Christine Lagarde praised

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Space shuttle Discovery makes final voyage before retirement

The space shuttle Discovery, one of three surviving shuttles, dispensed with a rocket propelled launch for its final voyage on Tuesday and

The space shuttle Discovery, one of three surviving shuttles, dispensed with a rocket propelled launch for its final voyage on Tuesday and

Culture

Birthday celebrations at 'Balkan Trafik'

The famous Bulgarian clarinetist Ivo Papasov showed his virtuosity at the sixth annual Brussels’ ‘Balkan Trafik’ music and arts festival. Though

The famous Bulgarian clarinetist Ivo Papasov showed his virtuosity at the sixth annual Brussels’ ‘Balkan Trafik’ music and arts festival. Though

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YPF nationalisation sours relations between Spain and Argentina

Political outcry in Spain continues after the Argentinean government’s decision to nationalise one of the country’s largest oil producers, YPF – in

Political outcry in Spain continues after the Argentinean government’s decision to nationalise one of the country’s largest oil producers, YPF – in

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Britain to deport radical Islamic cleric

The UK re-arrested radical Islamic cleric Abu Qatada on Tuesday, resuming proceedings to have the terror suspect deported to Jordan. The

The UK re-arrested radical Islamic cleric Abu Qatada on Tuesday, resuming proceedings to have the terror suspect deported to Jordan. The

Science_technology

Robots reveal Titanic secrets

The wreck of the Titanic lay undisturbed for 73 years, at depths of up to 12,000 feet under water. It was discovered in 1985, by a team of American

The wreck of the Titanic lay undisturbed for 73 years, at depths of up to 12,000 feet under water. It was discovered in 1985, by a team of American

Culture

Woody goes 'To Rome with Love'

Having produced several odes to London, a nod to Spain and a full scale love letter to Paris, the next leg of Woody Allen’s European tour is Italy

Having produced several odes to London, a nod to Spain and a full scale love letter to Paris, the next leg of Woody Allen’s European tour is Italy

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Chechen scientists find dinosaur eggs

Scientists in Chechnya have discovered a cache of fossilised dinosaur eggs. They made the discovery on April 9 whilst surveying two waterfalls in

Scientists in Chechnya have discovered a cache of fossilised dinosaur eggs. They made the discovery on April 9 whilst surveying two waterfalls in

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Egypt football violence trial opens in Cairo

Seventy-five men accused of involvement in a deadly stampede at an Egyptian football match appeared in court in Cairo on Tuesday. The proceedings

Seventy-five men accused of involvement in a deadly stampede at an Egyptian football match appeared in court in Cairo on Tuesday. The proceedings

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Rebel fighter elected East Timor president

East Timor chose a new president on Monday: ex-independence fighter-turned-politician Taur Matan Ruak won 61 percent of the vote in the presidential

East Timor chose a new president on Monday: ex-independence fighter-turned-politician Taur Matan Ruak won 61 percent of the vote in the presidential

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Hunger strikes and protests mark Palestinian Prisoners' Day

Palestinians have marked an annual day of solidarity with the thousands of their own people languishing in Israeli jails. Thousands of people joined

Palestinians have marked an annual day of solidarity with the thousands of their own people languishing in Israeli jails. Thousands of people joined

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UN monitors continue despite more deaths in Syria

April 17 traditionally marks Independence Day in Syria, commemorating the last withdrawal of French troops in 1946, but 34 years later UN monitors

April 17 traditionally marks Independence Day in Syria, commemorating the last withdrawal of French troops in 1946, but 34 years later UN monitors

Business

Oil price boosts eurozone inflation

Inflation continues to rise in the eurozone even though the region’s economy is almost certainly in recession. High world oil prices are being

Inflation continues to rise in the eurozone even though the region’s economy is almost certainly in recession. High world oil prices are being

Business

Fiat hit hardest by EU car sales slump

European car sales fell for a sixth straight month in March with Fiat suffering most down 26 percent, followed by Renault and PSA Peugeot Citroen

European car sales fell for a sixth straight month in March with Fiat suffering most down 26 percent, followed by Renault and PSA Peugeot Citroen

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Diplomatic row between Argentina and Spain over YPF oil row

Argentina’s decision to take control of Spanish firm Repsol’s shares in one of Argentina’s largest oil producing companies could have political

Argentina’s decision to take control of Spanish firm Repsol’s shares in one of Argentina’s largest oil producing companies could have political

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'I demand that I be freed,' Breivik tells court

Anders Behring Breivik asked an Oslo court to acquit him of terror and murder charges on Tuesday, justifying his massacre of 77 people because Norway

Anders Behring Breivik asked an Oslo court to acquit him of terror and murder charges on Tuesday, justifying his massacre of 77 people because Norway

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Iran's president warns against foreign intervention

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has warned that the country’s armed forces will make the enemy regret any act of aggression. His comments

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has warned that the country’s armed forces will make the enemy regret any act of aggression. His comments

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Celebrations in Buenos Aires over YPF nationalisation

People happy about the decision by Argentina’s government to nationalise Spanish-run oil company YPF gathered in the plaza outside government house

People happy about the decision by Argentina’s government to nationalise Spanish-run oil company YPF gathered in the plaza outside government house

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Breivik trial adjourned amid questions over judge's impartiality

The trial of Anders Behring Breivik, the man who killed 77 people last July, was temporarily suspended on Tuesday. As the trial entered its second

The trial of Anders Behring Breivik, the man who killed 77 people last July, was temporarily suspended on Tuesday. As the trial entered its second

Nocomment

N Korea marks Kim Il-sung centenary

North Korea has held a massive dance party in Pyongyang’s central square to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of former leader and state

North Korea has held a massive dance party in Pyongyang’s central square to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of former leader and state

Nocomment

Sri Lanka: Mahmoud Abbas state visit

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrives at the presidential palace in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrives at the presidential palace in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo.

Nocomment

Attacks put Kabul on high alert

An 18-hour Taliban attack on the Afghan capital ended when insurgents, who took refuge overnight in two buildings, were overcome by heavy gunfire

An 18-hour Taliban attack on the Afghan capital ended when insurgents, who took refuge overnight in two buildings, were overcome by heavy gunfire

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Australian PM Gillard spells out Afghan exit plan

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Tuesday announced plans to pull most of the country’s troops out of Afghanistan next year. The premier

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Tuesday announced plans to pull most of the country’s troops out of Afghanistan next year. The premier

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Norway's mass murderer shows no pity for victims

Smirking and showing no remorse Anders Behring Breivik pleaded not guilty to the massacre of 77 people in Norway last year. As the prosecution at

Smirking and showing no remorse Anders Behring Breivik pleaded not guilty to the massacre of 77 people in Norway last year. As the prosecution at

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Angry Madrid criticises Argentina's move on YPF

Argentina’s plans to seize control of its biggest oil company YPF has drawn howls of protest from Madrid. Spain is angry as its energy giant Repsol

Argentina’s plans to seize control of its biggest oil company YPF has drawn howls of protest from Madrid. Spain is angry as its energy giant Repsol

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US-Philippines play war in China's backyard

Despite noisy domestic protests the annual war games in the Philippines with the US and Philippine armed forces deploying over 7000 men is going

Despite noisy domestic protests the annual war games in the Philippines with the US and Philippine armed forces deploying over 7000 men is going

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Berlusconi and his stripper nuns

With Italians more concerned about the economy, former premier Silvio Berlusconi has been off the front pages for some months. But once again the

With Italians more concerned about the economy, former premier Silvio Berlusconi has been off the front pages for some months. But once again the

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New World Bank president is a swinger

The new president of the World Bank is just another guy in a suit ordering our lives we hear you cry; only unusual for being born in Korea and thus

The new president of the World Bank is just another guy in a suit ordering our lives we hear you cry; only unusual for being born in Korea and thus