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2012-05-25

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Egypt: Islamist set to take on military man in election run-off

With most of the votes counted in Egypt’s landmark presidential election, the Muslim Brotherhood claims its candidate is topping the polls. Mohamed

With most of the votes counted in Egypt’s landmark presidential election, the Muslim Brotherhood claims its candidate is topping the polls. Mohamed

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Moscow tells Baku to 'Grab a Granny' for Eurovision

A group of grandmothers is hardly the first to spring to mind when you think of Russian girl bands.   The Buranovo Grannies — combined age more than

A group of grandmothers is hardly the first to spring to mind when you think of Russian girl bands.   The Buranovo Grannies — combined age more than

Business

Facebook share sale, cause for celebration?

The first week after the IPO was not easy for Facebook and others in the financial world. Trading did not start when it should have and the shares

The first week after the IPO was not easy for Facebook and others in the financial world. Trading did not start when it should have and the shares

Sport

EURO2012: Czech Republic

The Czech Republic head to Euro2012 fancying their chances of qualifying out of a relatively easy Group A that includes co-hosts Poland, Russia and

The Czech Republic head to Euro2012 fancying their chances of qualifying out of a relatively easy Group A that includes co-hosts Poland, Russia and

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Quebec student rebellion

The ‘city that never sleeps’ label pretty much fits the Canadian city of Montreal for its unrelenting and increasingly noisy student protests, with

The ‘city that never sleeps’ label pretty much fits the Canadian city of Montreal for its unrelenting and increasingly noisy student protests, with

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Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania anti-gay criticism

The European Parliament has condemned Hungary, Latvia and Lithuania for their lack of action against homophobia. Non-EU Russia, Ukraine and Moldova

The European Parliament has condemned Hungary, Latvia and Lithuania for their lack of action against homophobia. Non-EU Russia, Ukraine and Moldova

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Ukraine dispute over Russian-language continues

Ukraine’s parliamentary speaker has cancelled Friday’s session after the row over use of the Russian language rumbled on for a second day

Ukraine’s parliamentary speaker has cancelled Friday’s session after the row over use of the Russian language rumbled on for a second day

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'Phaetons' under threat on Turkish islands

They have been trotting the streets of the Turkish Princes’ islands for generations. But now horse and carts – or Phaetons – could have the reigns

They have been trotting the streets of the Turkish Princes’ islands for generations. But now horse and carts – or Phaetons – could have the reigns

Business

EU-Argentina trade friction increases

The European Union has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organisation against import restrictions imposed by Argentina, adding to Buenos Aires

The European Union has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organisation against import restrictions imposed by Argentina, adding to Buenos Aires

Europe

Tymoshenko: Election will be dirtiest in Ukrainian history

Eugenia Timoshenko is the daughter of Yulia Tymoshenko, the opposition leader and former Ukrainian Prime Minister who has been sentenced to seven

Eugenia Timoshenko is the daughter of Yulia Tymoshenko, the opposition leader and former Ukrainian Prime Minister who has been sentenced to seven

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Germany changes law on organ donations

Germany has changed the law on organ donations in a bid to get more people to come forward. Germans over the age of 16 will be regularly asked if

Germany has changed the law on organ donations in a bid to get more people to come forward. Germans over the age of 16 will be regularly asked if

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Economic troubles lead to healthcare troubles in Greece

The state of healthcare in Greece is suffering because of the country’s economic crisis, with many people unable to afford to visit the hospital or

The state of healthcare in Greece is suffering because of the country’s economic crisis, with many people unable to afford to visit the hospital or

Business

Bankia needs further massive bailout

Spain’s Bankia has reportedly asked the government for a 19 billion euro bailout. That would take the total cost of rescuing the country’s

Spain’s Bankia has reportedly asked the government for a 19 billion euro bailout. That would take the total cost of rescuing the country’s

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Syria rebels release Lebanese hostages

Syrian rebels have freed a group of Lebanese pilgrims kidnapped in the northern province of Aleppo. The 13 Shiites were taken hostage on Tuesday as

Syrian rebels have freed a group of Lebanese pilgrims kidnapped in the northern province of Aleppo. The 13 Shiites were taken hostage on Tuesday as

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Hollande takes withdrawal message to Kabul

French President François Hollande has wasted no time in taking his message of an early French withdrawal to Afghanistan, and in person. He flew in

French President François Hollande has wasted no time in taking his message of an early French withdrawal to Afghanistan, and in person. He flew in

Business

Aramco, Sumitomo plan petrochemical expansion

Saudi Aramco and Japan’s Sumitomo Chemical plan to go ahead with a 5.6 billion euro expansion of a petrochemical project in Saudi Arabia. The

Saudi Aramco and Japan’s Sumitomo Chemical plan to go ahead with a 5.6 billion euro expansion of a petrochemical project in Saudi Arabia. The

Business

Eurozone citizens back common currency

A new opinion polls show eurozone citizens from Germany to Greece would vote to keep the euro if their countries held a referendum tomorrow. Six

A new opinion polls show eurozone citizens from Germany to Greece would vote to keep the euro if their countries held a referendum tomorrow. Six

Business

Athens stock market plunges

Fears over Greece’s economic future mean the massive sell off continues on the Athens Stock Exchange. On Friday it opened at a historical low with

Fears over Greece’s economic future mean the massive sell off continues on the Athens Stock Exchange. On Friday it opened at a historical low with

Europe

Tymoshenko case: should the EU boycott Euro2012?

In this edition of Utalk, Lesya from Paris asks: “Do you think the possibility of EU countries boycotting Euro 2012 in Ukraine will help Yulia

In this edition of Utalk, Lesya from Paris asks: “Do you think the possibility of EU countries boycotting Euro 2012 in Ukraine will help Yulia

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Egypt: two candidates in presidential run-off

Results released by the Muslim Brotherhood suggest an Islamist and a former military man will go head to head in a run-off in Egypt’s first free

Results released by the Muslim Brotherhood suggest an Islamist and a former military man will go head to head in a run-off in Egypt’s first free

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Differences remain after Iran nuclear talks in Baghdad

After two days of talks in Baghdad over Iran’s disputed nuclear programme, it seems world powers have made little headway in resolving the main

After two days of talks in Baghdad over Iran’s disputed nuclear programme, it seems world powers have made little headway in resolving the main

Culture

Cannes: Antiviral by Cronenberg son

Horror flick Antiviral, competing at Cannes, was directed by Brandon Cronenberg, son of the more famous David. David Cronenberg, who was on the red

Horror flick Antiviral, competing at Cannes, was directed by Brandon Cronenberg, son of the more famous David. David Cronenberg, who was on the red

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Hollande flies into Afghanistan for lightning visit

New French President François Hollande has made a surprise flying visit to Afghanistan. Hollande’s predecessor, Nicolas Sarkozy, had already

New French President François Hollande has made a surprise flying visit to Afghanistan. Hollande’s predecessor, Nicolas Sarkozy, had already

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Muslim Brotherhood claims lead in Egypt presidential poll

With the polls closed and counting underway in Egypt’s landmark presidential election, the Muslim Brotherhood is claiming that its candidate is

With the polls closed and counting underway in Egypt’s landmark presidential election, the Muslim Brotherhood is claiming that its candidate is

Special_reports

Cees Maas, former Dutch Treasurer-General

He is one of the ‘architects’ of the European Single Currency: Cees Maas, the former Treasurer-General of The Netherlands was one of the driving

He is one of the ‘architects’ of the European Single Currency: Cees Maas, the former Treasurer-General of The Netherlands was one of the driving

Special_reports

Jan Kees de Jager, Dutch Finance Minister

The Finance Minister of the Netherlands, Jan Kees de Jager, explains his austerity budget to euronews reporter Hans von der Brelie. His main

The Finance Minister of the Netherlands, Jan Kees de Jager, explains his austerity budget to euronews reporter Hans von der Brelie. His main

Special_reports

The Dutch face austerity

The economic and financial crisis has overthrown governments all-over Europe. In the Netherlands, the political parties have clashed over austerity

The economic and financial crisis has overthrown governments all-over Europe. In the Netherlands, the political parties have clashed over austerity

Business

Astana Forum debates global economic problems

By hosting the Astana Economic Forum in its newly created capital Astana, Kazakhstan is hoping to match places like Davos, which influence the future

By hosting the Astana Economic Forum in its newly created capital Astana, Kazakhstan is hoping to match places like Davos, which influence the future

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Baku: Eurovision protesters arrested

Police detained around three dozen people in Baku at an opposition protest. It was staged in the Azeri capital just days before the Eurovision Song

Police detained around three dozen people in Baku at an opposition protest. It was staged in the Azeri capital just days before the Eurovision Song

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Brawl in Ukrainian parliament

Opposition and pro-president deputies fought in Ukraine’s parliament, during a debate on a Russian language bill.

Opposition and pro-president deputies fought in Ukraine’s parliament, during a debate on a Russian language bill.