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2012-05-02

Sport

Referees gear up for Euro2012

It’s not only the players who have to get into shape for next month’s European championships in Poland and Ukraine. Some 72 referees and assistants

It’s not only the players who have to get into shape for next month’s European championships in Poland and Ukraine. Some 72 referees and assistants

News

All to play for in France's election

Ahead of Sunday’s French election euronews has been speaking to Gael Sliman, the director of France’s second-largest polling researchers,

Ahead of Sunday’s French election euronews has been speaking to Gael Sliman, the director of France’s second-largest polling researchers,

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UN threatens Sudan and South Sudan with sanctions

The United Nations Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution threatening both Sudan and South Sudan with sanctions if they don’t pull

The United Nations Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution threatening both Sudan and South Sudan with sanctions if they don’t pull

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French elections foreign policy interest low

As in many election campaigns, foreign policy is not one of the French public’s main interests. When the two finalists have mentioned it, foreign

As in many election campaigns, foreign policy is not one of the French public’s main interests. When the two finalists have mentioned it, foreign

News

New revelations emerge in case of missing Madeleine

A taxi driver has told Britain’s Evening Standard newspaper that a young girl – who looked like Madeleine McCann – got into his cab with four adults

A taxi driver has told Britain’s Evening Standard newspaper that a young girl – who looked like Madeleine McCann – got into his cab with four adults

Business

Bolivian takeover criticised

The European Union and Spain have spoken out again the Bolivian government’s nationalisation of the local unit of Spanish power transmission company

The European Union and Spain have spoken out again the Bolivian government’s nationalisation of the local unit of Spanish power transmission company

Business

Eurozone unemployment still rising

Unemployment in the eurozone has equalled the record high of 15 years ago, according to the latest data, driven by rises in Italy and Spain. Even

Unemployment in the eurozone has equalled the record high of 15 years ago, according to the latest data, driven by rises in Italy and Spain. Even

Business

Bolivian nationalisation criticised

The European Union and Spain have spoken out again the Bolivian government’s nationalisation of the local unit of Spanish power transmission company

The European Union and Spain have spoken out again the Bolivian government’s nationalisation of the local unit of Spanish power transmission company

Europe

Cyber crime and the threat of virtual terrorism

Crime in the cyber world is booming. It is said to be even more lucrative than the global drugs trade.   While authorities struggle to tackle that

Crime in the cyber world is booming. It is said to be even more lucrative than the global drugs trade.   While authorities struggle to tackle that

Business

UBS gets wealthy client boost

Refocusing on wealth management seems to have had a positive effect on UBS, the biggest Swiss bank. In the first quarter its core division regained

Refocusing on wealth management seems to have had a positive effect on UBS, the biggest Swiss bank. In the first quarter its core division regained

News

Boko Haram claims blasts at Nigerian newspaper offices

A video purported to be from Boko Haram claims the militant Islamist group carried out last week’s attacks at two offices of a Nigerian

A video purported to be from Boko Haram claims the militant Islamist group carried out last week’s attacks at two offices of a Nigerian

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Germany to establish petrol price regulator

Germany is to set up a new regulator, with orders to help stabilise the price of petrol in the country. The body will monitor the pumps at nearly

Germany is to set up a new regulator, with orders to help stabilise the price of petrol in the country. The body will monitor the pumps at nearly

News

Greenpeace flies into French nuclear plant

A Greenpeace protester paraglided into a French nuclear plant site to highlight what the environmentalists called “gaps in reactor security”. It

A Greenpeace protester paraglided into a French nuclear plant site to highlight what the environmentalists called “gaps in reactor security”. It

News

Around 20 injured in Portugal train collision

Two trains have collided in Portugal, according to media reports. A commuter service crashed into a stationary train at Cascais, a coastal town 30

Two trains have collided in Portugal, according to media reports. A commuter service crashed into a stationary train at Cascais, a coastal town 30

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Chinese dissident Chen leaves US embassy amid deal

He has now left the American embassy in Beijing, but Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng will remain in his homeland after winning concessions from

He has now left the American embassy in Beijing, but Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng will remain in his homeland after winning concessions from

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New Hungarian president sworn in

Hungary’s governing Fidesz party has elected Janos Ader, a strong ally of prime minister Viktor Orban, as the country’s new president. Opposition

Hungary’s governing Fidesz party has elected Janos Ader, a strong ally of prime minister Viktor Orban, as the country’s new president. Opposition

Europe

EU finance ministers seek deal on bank buffers

European finance ministers have met in Brussels to try to strike a deal on so-called bank capital cushions. EU states continue to remain deeply

European finance ministers have met in Brussels to try to strike a deal on so-called bank capital cushions. EU states continue to remain deeply

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Crucial TV debate could decide French election

The French election faces what president Nicolas Sarkozy calls a “moment of truth” when he comes face-to-face with socialist rival Francois Hollande

The French election faces what president Nicolas Sarkozy calls a “moment of truth” when he comes face-to-face with socialist rival Francois Hollande

Science_technology

Game on for eye tracking technology

Computer games can be played using eye-tracking technology to control the action on screen. All players have to do is look at what they want to

Computer games can be played using eye-tracking technology to control the action on screen. All players have to do is look at what they want to

Business

German unemployment stabilising

Germany’s jobless rate edged higher last month when adjusted for seasonal factors – such as weather. But the seasonally-unadjusted data showed

Germany’s jobless rate edged higher last month when adjusted for seasonal factors – such as weather. But the seasonally-unadjusted data showed

Business

The only way is up for Greek credit rating

Standard & Poor’s has raised Greece’s credit rating. It is now no longer in default territory, but remains firmly in the junk category with a

Standard & Poor’s has raised Greece’s credit rating. It is now no longer in default territory, but remains firmly in the junk category with a

Business

BSkyB posts record results

BSkyB, Britain’s dominant pay-TV group, has posted a record nine-month operating profit, boosted by strong growth of its broadband service. That

BSkyB, Britain’s dominant pay-TV group, has posted a record nine-month operating profit, boosted by strong growth of its broadband service. That

News

Deadly clashes in Egypt ahead of presidential poll

At least 11 people have been killed in the Egyptian capital Cairo, after violent clashes broke out between Islamist protesters and individuals

At least 11 people have been killed in the Egyptian capital Cairo, after violent clashes broke out between Islamist protesters and individuals

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Obama in Kabul on anniversary of Bin Laden death

On the anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden the US president has said the defeat of al Qaeda is within reach. He was addressing troops on a

On the anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden the US president has said the defeat of al Qaeda is within reach. He was addressing troops on a

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Dissident Chen leaves US embassy in China

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng has left the US embassy in Beijing, after being there for six days. Reports say the American ambassador

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng has left the US embassy in Beijing, after being there for six days. Reports say the American ambassador

Science_technology

New life for old metal mines

The European Union imports huge amounts of metal. Yet buried deep in Europe’s bowels is a treasure trove of copper, zinc and other precious

The European Union imports huge amounts of metal. Yet buried deep in Europe’s bowels is a treasure trove of copper, zinc and other precious

Nocomment

Putin and Medvedev grab a beer after May Day march

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and president-elect Prime Minister Vladimir Putin went to a local bar for a beer and snacks after joining thousands

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and president-elect Prime Minister Vladimir Putin went to a local bar for a beer and snacks after joining thousands

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Suicide car bombing in Kabul after Obama visit

The Taliban staged a suicide car bomb attack in Kabul shortly after President Obama’s departure from his surprise visit. At least seven people are

The Taliban staged a suicide car bomb attack in Kabul shortly after President Obama’s departure from his surprise visit. At least seven people are

Culture

Dark Shadows not merely make-up

Johnny Depp is back on screens wearing yet another outrageous make-up design, this time as a time-shift vampire turning up lost in 1972. The director

Johnny Depp is back on screens wearing yet another outrageous make-up design, this time as a time-shift vampire turning up lost in 1972. The director