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2012-04-20

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Marek Halter: you don't get democracy through the barrel of a gun

The French writer Marek Halter is an all-round intellectual and human rights activist. From humble beginnings he escaped life in a Warsaw ghetto to

The French writer Marek Halter is an all-round intellectual and human rights activist. From humble beginnings he escaped life in a Warsaw ghetto to

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Berlusconi: bunga bunga parties were 'burlesque'

Silvio Berlusconi has made an unexpected appearance at his trial in the so-called Rubygate case. The former Italian prime minister has been

Silvio Berlusconi has made an unexpected appearance at his trial in the so-called Rubygate case. The former Italian prime minister has been

Business

Debt swap slams Greek banks' profits

Greece’s four biggest banks have posted huge losses for last year as they wrote down the value of Greek government bonds. They were hit hard by

Greece’s four biggest banks have posted huge losses for last year as they wrote down the value of Greek government bonds. They were hit hard by

Business

IMF confident on filling crisis war chest

The International Monetary Fund said on Friday that it was closing in on its $400 billion target of cash reserves to ensure it has enough to respond

The International Monetary Fund said on Friday that it was closing in on its $400 billion target of cash reserves to ensure it has enough to respond

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Renewed protests over military handover in Egypt

Tens of thousands of Egyptians rallied in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday demanding that the ruling military council keeps to a promise to hand over

Tens of thousands of Egyptians rallied in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday demanding that the ruling military council keeps to a promise to hand over

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Strike hit Italy rages against Monti's labour reforms

Thousands have taken to streets of the Italian capital Rome to protest over government plans to introduce legislation that will make it easier for

Thousands have taken to streets of the Italian capital Rome to protest over government plans to introduce legislation that will make it easier for

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French election suspense

Strict rules apply to when results for France’s presidential vote this Sunday may be announced, yet the speed information gets around these days

Strict rules apply to when results for France’s presidential vote this Sunday may be announced, yet the speed information gets around these days

Business

Has Argentina a hidden agenda?

Tension is mounting between Argentina and a European country. There is bellicose rhetoric and the risk of a trade war looming. Sounds familiar. But

Tension is mounting between Argentina and a European country. There is bellicose rhetoric and the risk of a trade war looming. Sounds familiar. But

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Austerity starves Greek Orthodox Church of funds

The Greek Orthodox Church is being hit by widespread spending cuts at a time when the people arguably need its services most. There are complaints

The Greek Orthodox Church is being hit by widespread spending cuts at a time when the people arguably need its services most. There are complaints

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All-out war averted as South Sudan withdraws from disputed region

The threat of all-out war between Sudan and its new southern neighour has been likely averted after troops from South Sudan began withdrawing from

The threat of all-out war between Sudan and its new southern neighour has been likely averted after troops from South Sudan began withdrawing from

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Pakistani aircraft crashes in Islamabad 127 on board feared dead

A Pakistani Boeing 737 has crashed in bad weather close to Islamabad’s Benezir Bhutto International Airport. Reports claim that 118 passengers and

A Pakistani Boeing 737 has crashed in bad weather close to Islamabad’s Benezir Bhutto International Airport. Reports claim that 118 passengers and

Special_reports

Algeria: 50 years of independence

Just 50 years ago, Algeria turned the darkest page in its history. Half a century later, euronews is back on the trail of the architects of

Just 50 years ago, Algeria turned the darkest page in its history. Half a century later, euronews is back on the trail of the architects of

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Myanmar reforms prompt tourist boom

After decades of military dictatorship and international sanctions, Myanmar is experiencing a tourism explosion. Last year more than 400,000 people

After decades of military dictatorship and international sanctions, Myanmar is experiencing a tourism explosion. Last year more than 400,000 people

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Pakistani aircraft crashes in Islamabad, 127 on board

A Pakistani airliner with 127 passengers on board has crashed close to Islamabad’s Benazir Bhutto International airport. The Boeing 737 operated by

A Pakistani airliner with 127 passengers on board has crashed close to Islamabad’s Benazir Bhutto International airport. The Boeing 737 operated by

Culture

Oscar the orphan chimp gets his name in lights

A young chimp is the star of the latest movie from the world’s top wildlife documentary film-maker Alastair Fothergill. ‘Chimpanzee’ was made in

A young chimp is the star of the latest movie from the world’s top wildlife documentary film-maker Alastair Fothergill. ‘Chimpanzee’ was made in

Culture

Cannes film festival line-up unveiled

The line up for the 65th Cannes Film Festival has been revealed, and according to the artistic director, American cinema is back in

The line up for the 65th Cannes Film Festival has been revealed, and according to the artistic director, American cinema is back in

Culture

Art Cologne welcomes connoisseurs with deep pockets

The German city of Cologne has opened its doors to the 46th running of the oldest art fair of its kind in the world. This year at Art Cologne there

The German city of Cologne has opened its doors to the 46th running of the oldest art fair of its kind in the world. This year at Art Cologne there

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Minor clashes ahead of Bahrain Grand Prix

Security has been tightened for this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix after pro-democracy protesters promised to mark the occasion with “three days of

Security has been tightened for this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix after pro-democracy protesters promised to mark the occasion with “three days of

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Syria: Russia urges a new Security Council resolution

Fresh amateur video uploaded on Friday purportedly shows heavy shelling and explosions in the Syrian city of Homs, in the latest sign that a

Fresh amateur video uploaded on Friday purportedly shows heavy shelling and explosions in the Syrian city of Homs, in the latest sign that a

Europe

First taste of European Parliament for Croatia

At the European Parliament in Strasbourg, President Martin Schulz welcomed 12 Croatian observer MEPs. It has become standard practice for countries

At the European Parliament in Strasbourg, President Martin Schulz welcomed 12 Croatian observer MEPs. It has become standard practice for countries

Business

EU condemns YPF nationalisation

The European Parliament has passed a resolution deploring the decision by Argentina’s government to nationalise a controlling stake in YPF, the

The European Parliament has passed a resolution deploring the decision by Argentina’s government to nationalise a controlling stake in YPF, the

Business

Nestle warns of difficult 2012

Nestle is warning 2012 will be a tough year due to sluggish growth in developed countries. However the world’s biggest food group said demand in

Nestle is warning 2012 will be a tough year due to sluggish growth in developed countries. However the world’s biggest food group said demand in

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Egypt rallies demand power handover is adhered to

Thousands of Egyptians have gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square calling for the ruling military council to keep to a pledge to hand over power by

Thousands of Egyptians have gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square calling for the ruling military council to keep to a pledge to hand over power by

Business

Olympus hopes for fresh start, ex-CEO angry

Olympus shareholders have voted through a new board of directors hoping to move on from one of Japan’s biggest ever corporate scandals.

Olympus shareholders have voted through a new board of directors hoping to move on from one of Japan’s biggest ever corporate scandals.

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Berlusconi in surprise appearance at Rubygate trial

Silvio Berlusconi has made an unexpected appearance at his trial in the so-called Rubygate case. The former Italian prime minister denies charges

Silvio Berlusconi has made an unexpected appearance at his trial in the so-called Rubygate case. The former Italian prime minister denies charges

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New Ground Zero tower set to be Big Apple's tallest

As the Twin Towers were before the 9/11 attacks, the new rebuilt World Trade Center in New York is also set to become the city’s tallest building

As the Twin Towers were before the 9/11 attacks, the new rebuilt World Trade Center in New York is also set to become the city’s tallest building

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France: Last day of campaigning for presidential poll

It is the last day of France’s election campaign with Socialist Francois Hollande widely expected to replace conservative Nicolas Sarkozy as

It is the last day of France’s election campaign with Socialist Francois Hollande widely expected to replace conservative Nicolas Sarkozy as

Sport

Athletico, Sporting take steps towards final

The final 15 minutes in both Europa League semi-finals caught fire as Athletico Madrid surged against Valencia to beat their higher-placed Liga

The final 15 minutes in both Europa League semi-finals caught fire as Athletico Madrid surged against Valencia to beat their higher-placed Liga

Culture

Voyage of Self-Discovery

There are lots of ways to see the world. You can go as a tourist, work abroad, study, or you can become a volunteer.   Saskia, Imanol, Pedro and

There are lots of ways to see the world. You can go as a tourist, work abroad, study, or you can become a volunteer.   Saskia, Imanol, Pedro and

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US says China has helped North Korea missile programme

The US government says it believes China has provided help for North Korea’s missile programme. Reports have suggested a missile transporting

The US government says it believes China has provided help for North Korea’s missile programme. Reports have suggested a missile transporting