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2012-05-10

Europe

Studying elsewhere in Europe

In this edition of U-talk, Csilla from Hungary asked: “This summer my niece will graduate from secondary school and she’s hoping to go to

In this edition of U-talk, Csilla from Hungary asked: “This summer my niece will graduate from secondary school and she’s hoping to go to

Europe

The chance of European intervention in Syria

The question in this edition of U-talk comes from Marianne in France. “I’m Syrian-born French, and I’m worried about the fate of my country. I’m

The question in this edition of U-talk comes from Marianne in France. “I’m Syrian-born French, and I’m worried about the fate of my country. I’m

Business

Bankia's woes

Bankia continued its descent into hell on Thursday in Madrid, despite partial nationalisation. The share price of Spain’s fourth biggest bank was

Bankia continued its descent into hell on Thursday in Madrid, despite partial nationalisation. The share price of Spain’s fourth biggest bank was

News

Will Obama's gay marriage backing become an election issue?

President Obama’s backing for same-sex marriage has brought impassioned and predictable responses. Conservative Christians called it “saddening”

President Obama’s backing for same-sex marriage has brought impassioned and predictable responses. Conservative Christians called it “saddening”

Business

Spain part nationalises Bankia

Trying to draw a line under a four-year banking crisis, the Spanish government has effectively taken over Bankia, one of the country’s biggest

Trying to draw a line under a four-year banking crisis, the Spanish government has effectively taken over Bankia, one of the country’s biggest

News

Hollande steps up pressure over Europe debt crisis

French president-elect Francois Hollande has been meeting Eurogroup head Jean-Claude Juncker in Paris. It comes a day after he came face-to-face

French president-elect Francois Hollande has been meeting Eurogroup head Jean-Claude Juncker in Paris. It comes a day after he came face-to-face

News

Socialists in third bid for Greek government

Hoping to succeed where his opponents have failed, Socialist Evangelos Venizelos has launched Greece’s third bid to form a coalition

Hoping to succeed where his opponents have failed, Socialist Evangelos Venizelos has launched Greece’s third bid to form a coalition

News

Thousands of UK police in anti-austerity march

Thousands of off-duty police officers have taken to the streets of London in a rare protest against austerity measures. They rallied against budget

Thousands of off-duty police officers have taken to the streets of London in a rare protest against austerity measures. They rallied against budget

Europe

MEPs told to change plastic bottle habit

The art of politics has never been easy, but in Brussels it seems to be very thirsty work. That is because last year the European Parliament used

The art of politics has never been easy, but in Brussels it seems to be very thirsty work. That is because last year the European Parliament used

Culture

Magical carousel set to open in Nantes

Standing 25 metres high, the Marine Worlds Carousel is part of an unprecedented artistic project in Nantes. But its magic is not yet

Standing 25 metres high, the Marine Worlds Carousel is part of an unprecedented artistic project in Nantes. But its magic is not yet

Culture

Kabul images win photography award

Young photographer Asef Ali Mohammad received his Sony World Photography Award at a ceremony in London for a series of images he captured of

Young photographer Asef Ali Mohammad received his Sony World Photography Award at a ceremony in London for a series of images he captured of

Culture

Spurlock's new comedy questions masculinity

Director Morgan Spurlock’s comedy documentary ‘Mansome’ questions the strength of man in an age of metrosexuals, while exploring male grooming habits

Director Morgan Spurlock’s comedy documentary ‘Mansome’ questions the strength of man in an age of metrosexuals, while exploring male grooming habits

News

Obama's symbolic gay support

Gay marriage is a big subject to raise in the six months before the American people vote on who will lead the country. Barack Obama is the first

Gay marriage is a big subject to raise in the six months before the American people vote on who will lead the country. Barack Obama is the first

Special_reports

Greece's anti-immigrant fence

Over 80 percent of all refugees and migrants into the European Union cross at the Turkish-Greek border. While Greece finds it difficult to cope with

Over 80 percent of all refugees and migrants into the European Union cross at the Turkish-Greek border. While Greece finds it difficult to cope with

News

Hamas leader on Syria and the EU

The European Union’s policy towards Gaza and the Palestinian Authority’s attitude to the conflict in Syria are just two of the topics raised in an

The European Union’s policy towards Gaza and the Palestinian Authority’s attitude to the conflict in Syria are just two of the topics raised in an

News

No survivors found after Russian plane crashes in Indonesia

Relatives of those onboard a doomed Russian passenger jet that crashed in Indonesia have been told there are no signs of life at the scene. The

Relatives of those onboard a doomed Russian passenger jet that crashed in Indonesia have been told there are no signs of life at the scene. The

Europe

MEPs cut mobile roaming rates again

From July, mobile phone charges for EU citizens when travelling inside the bloc will become cheaper. The cuts agreed by MEPs reduce once more the gap

From July, mobile phone charges for EU citizens when travelling inside the bloc will become cheaper. The cuts agreed by MEPs reduce once more the gap

News

Merkel rejects calls for growth stimulus in Europe

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is resisting calls for a relaxation of the austerity drive she has prescribed as a remedy for the eurozone debt

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is resisting calls for a relaxation of the austerity drive she has prescribed as a remedy for the eurozone debt

Business

Greek unemployment at record high

The number of people out of work in Greece has hit a new record. The unemployment rate was 21.7 percent of the workforce in February and in the

The number of people out of work in Greece has hit a new record. The unemployment rate was 21.7 percent of the workforce in February and in the

News

Anger on the streets after Damascus blasts

Mangled, smouldering cars, a huge crater three metres deep in a highway which was main artery around the south of the city and a fragile ceasefire

Mangled, smouldering cars, a huge crater three metres deep in a highway which was main artery around the south of the city and a fragile ceasefire

News

Death toll rises in Damascus blasts

Officials have confirmed at least 55 people have been killed and more than 372 wounded in two blasts which rocked the Syrian capital of

Officials have confirmed at least 55 people have been killed and more than 372 wounded in two blasts which rocked the Syrian capital of

News

Voter apathy as Algeria goes to the polls

Algerians are electing a new parliament that officials say will bring democracy to a country largely unaffected by the ‘Arab Spring’ revolutions in

Algerians are electing a new parliament that officials say will bring democracy to a country largely unaffected by the ‘Arab Spring’ revolutions in

News

Olympic flame lit during cermony in Greece

The final countdown is on to the London 2012 Olympic Games. The flame that will burn at the main stadium has been lit during a traditional ceremony

The final countdown is on to the London 2012 Olympic Games. The flame that will burn at the main stadium has been lit during a traditional ceremony

Science_technology

Scientist study the ocean

Global warming is having a serious impact on the earth’s water cycle. The water cycle is the continuous movement of water on, above and below the

Global warming is having a serious impact on the earth’s water cycle. The water cycle is the continuous movement of water on, above and below the

Business

Fitch: Sukhoi crash 'to hit orders'

The crash of a Sukhoi Superjet 100 while on a demonstrator flight in Indonesia has dealt a major blow to Russia’s attempts to build up its civil

The crash of a Sukhoi Superjet 100 while on a demonstrator flight in Indonesia has dealt a major blow to Russia’s attempts to build up its civil

Business

Battered Sony sees return to profit

Sony has announced a record loss of 4.4 billion euros in the year just ended, but is predicting a return to profit in the current financial

Sony has announced a record loss of 4.4 billion euros in the year just ended, but is predicting a return to profit in the current financial

Business

Repsol profit eases YPF worries

There was some good news for Spanish energy group Repsol as its quarterly profit came in better than expected. That eased concerns about its

There was some good news for Spanish energy group Repsol as its quarterly profit came in better than expected. That eased concerns about its

News

Damascus blasts "deplorable," says UN mission chief

The head of the UN observer mission in Syria has condemned the latest violence to hit the capital Damascus. Members of the monitoring team have

The head of the UN observer mission in Syria has condemned the latest violence to hit the capital Damascus. Members of the monitoring team have

News

Euronews correspondent at scene of Damascus blast

Minutes after two bomb blasts ripped through the streets of Damascus our correspondent Bora Bayraktar was at the scene which he says was one of

Minutes after two bomb blasts ripped through the streets of Damascus our correspondent Bora Bayraktar was at the scene which he says was one of