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2012-04-19

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Love and chaos at Cannes 2012

The line-up for the 2012 Cannes Film Festival has been announced in the French capital and promises a blend of Hollywood star power with cinematic

The line-up for the 2012 Cannes Film Festival has been announced in the French capital and promises a blend of Hollywood star power with cinematic

Europe

MEP's vote in favour of data agreement

Personal information about passengers flying on airlines between Europe and the United States will be stored by the US. The Passenger Name

Personal information about passengers flying on airlines between Europe and the United States will be stored by the US. The Passenger Name

News

Dozens killed in Iraqi bomb blasts

At least 37 people died and more than 160 were injured in a series of deadly bomb blasts across Iraq on Thursday. The attacks appear to have been

At least 37 people died and more than 160 were injured in a series of deadly bomb blasts across Iraq on Thursday. The attacks appear to have been

News

France calls for up to 400 Syria monitors

France has called for at least 300 to 400 observers to be deployed to Syria to monitor a fragile truce following its 13-month uprising. French

France has called for at least 300 to 400 observers to be deployed to Syria to monitor a fragile truce following its 13-month uprising. French

Europe

How can we deal with extremism in Europe?

In this issue of The Network, euronews’ Chris Burns leads a discussion on extremism in Europe. Chris Burns: “The massacre at a Jewish school in

In this issue of The Network, euronews’ Chris Burns leads a discussion on extremism in Europe. Chris Burns: “The massacre at a Jewish school in

Business

IMF sees 'dark clouds' over the recovery

The International Monetary Fund’s Christine Lagarde has again delivered a mixed message about the global economic recovery and warned “the eurozone

The International Monetary Fund’s Christine Lagarde has again delivered a mixed message about the global economic recovery and warned “the eurozone

News

Azerbaijan kills head of al Qaeda linked group

Security forces in Azerbaijan claim to have killed the head of an al Qaeda linked group and arrested 19 of his followers. The leader, Azeri citizen

Security forces in Azerbaijan claim to have killed the head of an al Qaeda linked group and arrested 19 of his followers. The leader, Azeri citizen

Business

Property bubble slams CaixaBank

The bursting of the Spanish property bubble continues to hit bank profits there. On Thursday CaixaBank shares fell over two percent after it posted

The bursting of the Spanish property bubble continues to hit bank profits there. On Thursday CaixaBank shares fell over two percent after it posted

News

Georgia furious as South Ossetia gets KGB president

Georgia’s breakaway region of South Ossetia has a new president following the inauguration of Leonid Tibilov, a former KGB security chief. The

Georgia’s breakaway region of South Ossetia has a new president following the inauguration of Leonid Tibilov, a former KGB security chief. The

News

Legal challenge forces Britain to release colonial files

Secret files, once considered lost, related to British colonial handovers have been made public. The files cover controversial episodes such as the

Secret files, once considered lost, related to British colonial handovers have been made public. The files cover controversial episodes such as the

Culture

Inside the world of reggae legend Bob Marley

“Marley” paints a picture of the life, music and legacy of the Jamaican singer-songwriter. He died in 1981 at the age of 36, but had a lasting

“Marley” paints a picture of the life, music and legacy of the Jamaican singer-songwriter. He died in 1981 at the age of 36, but had a lasting

Culture

Azrié and Adonis collaborate on new album

Two leading Syrian artists have collaborated on a project that brings together the worlds of poetry and music. Abed Azrié sings the poems of

Two leading Syrian artists have collaborated on a project that brings together the worlds of poetry and music. Abed Azrié sings the poems of

News

Turkish officials search German ship for 'Syria-bound arms'

Turkish authorities searched a German-owned ship on Thursday over allegations that it might be carrying Iranian weapons bound for Syria. The

Turkish authorities searched a German-owned ship on Thursday over allegations that it might be carrying Iranian weapons bound for Syria. The

News

Three fired in US Secret Service prostitution probe

Three American Secret Service officers are to leave their jobs as an investigation continues into a prostitution scandal. The three were among 11

Three American Secret Service officers are to leave their jobs as an investigation continues into a prostitution scandal. The three were among 11

Europe

Upbeat mood for Nato and Russia's anniversary

At Nato headquarters in Brussels, foreign ministers marked the 10th anniversary of the Nato-Russia Council. As with all birthday parties everyone

At Nato headquarters in Brussels, foreign ministers marked the 10th anniversary of the Nato-Russia Council. As with all birthday parties everyone

News

Berners-Lee: 'Go Geek' to solve the copyright conundrum

Clearing the minefield that is online copyright law lies in the hands of web programmers, according to the inventor of www, Tim Berners-Lee.   He was

Clearing the minefield that is online copyright law lies in the hands of web programmers, according to the inventor of www, Tim Berners-Lee.   He was

News

'New Syrian political party' stages Damascus rally

Protesters describing themselves as members of one of Syria’s newest political parties rallied outside the country’s finance ministry on

Protesters describing themselves as members of one of Syria’s newest political parties rallied outside the country’s finance ministry on

Business

France's economic woes overshadow election

The state of France’s economy tops the list of voter concerns in the presidential election. Both the candidates in the second round – Socialist

The state of France’s economy tops the list of voter concerns in the presidential election. Both the candidates in the second round – Socialist

News

Seven tonnes of hashish discovered in Italy drug bust

Police in Italy have seized seven tonnes of cannabis in Genoa, during an operation that has led to international arrests. Nine men in Canada and

Police in Italy have seized seven tonnes of cannabis in Genoa, during an operation that has led to international arrests. Nine men in Canada and

Special_reports

Consequences of conflict

According to UNICEF, in countries torn apart by armed conflict, 39 million primary school children do not go to school – and tempting them back into

According to UNICEF, in countries torn apart by armed conflict, 39 million primary school children do not go to school – and tempting them back into

News

Israel marks Holocaust Memorial day

Two minutes silence was marked across Israel on Thursday to remember the victims of the Holocaust. Sirens echoed across the country to mark the

Two minutes silence was marked across Israel on Thursday to remember the victims of the Holocaust. Sirens echoed across the country to mark the

Science_technology

Sounding-out ways to beat prostate side-effects

Doctors in the UK say a new treatment for prostate cancer, using ultrasound, could leave patients suffering far-fewer side-effects than existing

Doctors in the UK say a new treatment for prostate cancer, using ultrasound, could leave patients suffering far-fewer side-effects than existing

News

Iran denies cutting off oil to EU nations

Iran denied on Thursday that it has halted oil exports to a number of EU countries. Last week, two state-owned broadcasters said Tehran had stopped

Iran denied on Thursday that it has halted oil exports to a number of EU countries. Last week, two state-owned broadcasters said Tehran had stopped

Business

German growth forecast revised upwards

Germany’s leading economic institutes have revised their growth forecasts for the country in 2012 upwards slightly. The eight institutes, whose

Germany’s leading economic institutes have revised their growth forecasts for the country in 2012 upwards slightly. The eight institutes, whose

Business

Nokia promises more cost cuts

Struggling mobile phone maker Nokia has promised it will make more, substantial cost cuts after reporting a slightly bigger than expected loss in the

Struggling mobile phone maker Nokia has promised it will make more, substantial cost cuts after reporting a slightly bigger than expected loss in the

Business

Spain sells bonds but pays higher yields

Spain managed to sell all the government bonds it wanted at its latest auction – 2.5 billion euros worth. But investors’ worries about the state of

Spain managed to sell all the government bonds it wanted at its latest auction – 2.5 billion euros worth. But investors’ worries about the state of

News

Sudan's Bashir vows to retake disputed oil region

Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir vowed on Thursday to retake the disputed oil producing region of Heglig from South Sudan. “We will not give them an

Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir vowed on Thursday to retake the disputed oil producing region of Heglig from South Sudan. “We will not give them an

News

Storm wreaks havoc in Turkey

At least five people in Turkey have been killed since extreme weather began battering the country on Wednesday. A storm has brought strong winds

At least five people in Turkey have been killed since extreme weather began battering the country on Wednesday. A storm has brought strong winds

News

India fires missile with intercontinental nuclear range

India has successfully launched a missile with nuclear capabilities that has the range to reach China and parts of Europe. Only the permanent

India has successfully launched a missile with nuclear capabilities that has the range to reach China and parts of Europe. Only the permanent

Nocomment

Mexico's Popocatepetl erupts

Mexican authorities raised the alert level for the Popocatepetl volcano to five on a seven-level warning scale. The volcano has been erupting

Mexican authorities raised the alert level for the Popocatepetl volcano to five on a seven-level warning scale. The volcano has been erupting