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2012-06-07

Sport

Donetsk: The Ukrainian city with English football heritage

Donetsk, one of the host cities of Euro 2012. An industrial city with a strong footballing heritage, which to this day remains at the cutting edge of

Donetsk, one of the host cities of Euro 2012. An industrial city with a strong footballing heritage, which to this day remains at the cutting edge of

Europe

EU ministers agree Schengen treaty changes

EU home affairs ministers have unanimously approved plans to reform the bloc’s passport free travel Schengen treaty. The deal agreed in Luxembourg

EU home affairs ministers have unanimously approved plans to reform the bloc’s passport free travel Schengen treaty. The deal agreed in Luxembourg

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Spanish debt downgraded to BBB

A leaked IMF report due to be published next week says Spain’s banks will need a cash injection of at least 40 billion euros. Thursday ended with

A leaked IMF report due to be published next week says Spain’s banks will need a cash injection of at least 40 billion euros. Thursday ended with

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Greek prosecutors seek arrest of 'happy slappy' far-right MP

Greek prosecutors have issued an arrest warrant for a far-right MP who slapped a left-wing opponent on live television. Golden Dawn spokesman Ilias

Greek prosecutors have issued an arrest warrant for a far-right MP who slapped a left-wing opponent on live television. Golden Dawn spokesman Ilias

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Napolitano says Italy stands with Emilia-Romagna

The Italian President, Giorgio Napolitano, has visited the earthquake-sticken region of Emilia-Romagna to tell its people they will not be abandoned

The Italian President, Giorgio Napolitano, has visited the earthquake-sticken region of Emilia-Romagna to tell its people they will not be abandoned

Europe

EU told to do more to end child institutionalisation

More action at an EU level is desperately needed to prevent the worrying number of children who end up in care, child protection groups say

More action at an EU level is desperately needed to prevent the worrying number of children who end up in care, child protection groups say

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UN chief says monitors 'shot at' in Syria

UN chief Ban ki-Moon has condemned Wednesday’s reported massacre in Syria calling it an “unspeakable barbarity”. He was speaking at the start of a

UN chief Ban ki-Moon has condemned Wednesday’s reported massacre in Syria calling it an “unspeakable barbarity”. He was speaking at the start of a

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Cameron warns Merkel to take action on euro crisis

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday warned German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the euro is at risk without decisive action from

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday warned German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the euro is at risk without decisive action from

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Russian protesters beware

With public order high on the Kremlin’s agenda, President Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party has struck back. Following the biggest protests ever

With public order high on the Kremlin’s agenda, President Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party has struck back. Following the biggest protests ever

Business

French unemployment climbs, Paris plans layoff clampdown

France’s new Socialist government plans to make it more expensive for companies to lay off workers, even as new data showed France’s jobless rate at

France’s new Socialist government plans to make it more expensive for companies to lay off workers, even as new data showed France’s jobless rate at

Business

Sunny times ahead for Club Med?

As European holidaymakers tighten their belts, Club Med is feeling the pressure with booking from the region falling, even as they rise from other

As European holidaymakers tighten their belts, Club Med is feeling the pressure with booking from the region falling, even as they rise from other

Business

Italian quake damage estimate grows

Italy continues to count the cost of two earthquakes and multiple smaller aftershocks in the north of the country. Around 2,000 farms suffered

Italy continues to count the cost of two earthquakes and multiple smaller aftershocks in the north of the country. Around 2,000 farms suffered

News

Euro 2012 - Frankie Says: It's Germany!

Following my extraordinary clairvoyance in forseeing an exceptional result in the Eurovision Song Contest for Norway, (last place), euronews has

Following my extraordinary clairvoyance in forseeing an exceptional result in the Eurovision Song Contest for Norway, (last place), euronews has

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UN observers blocked from Syria 'massacre' site

UN observers say they have been blocked from entering the Syrian village of Mazraat al Qabbeer, scene of an apparent massacre of 78 people including

UN observers say they have been blocked from entering the Syrian village of Mazraat al Qabbeer, scene of an apparent massacre of 78 people including

Special_reports

Greece - broke but not broken

In Athens, closed down shops, soup kitchens and charity clinics have become all too familiar sites – the result of an austerity plan many Greeks say

In Athens, closed down shops, soup kitchens and charity clinics have become all too familiar sites – the result of an austerity plan many Greeks say

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Eight firefighters die in Siberian forest fire

At least eight Russian firefighters have died battling a blaze in a Siberian forest. They were part of a team of parchutists drafted in to put the

At least eight Russian firefighters have died battling a blaze in a Siberian forest. They were part of a team of parchutists drafted in to put the

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US will work with 'any country' that wants a democratic Syria

The situation in Syria continues to dominate diplomatic events, with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discussing the crisis at the Global

The situation in Syria continues to dominate diplomatic events, with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discussing the crisis at the Global

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France touches down in Ukraine for Euro 2012

The French national football team arrived in Ukraine on Thursday ahead of their Euro 2012 opening game against England in four days time. Les Bleus

The French national football team arrived in Ukraine on Thursday ahead of their Euro 2012 opening game against England in four days time. Les Bleus

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Spain passes bond auction test

Spain demonstrated on Thursday that it could still borrow on the international credit markets – and what was more at an affordable, though rising

Spain demonstrated on Thursday that it could still borrow on the international credit markets – and what was more at an affordable, though rising

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Greek Communist party deputy slapped on live TV

A debate live on Greek television showed just how tempers can be frayed during a political debate. The spokesman for the far right Golden Dawn

A debate live on Greek television showed just how tempers can be frayed during a political debate. The spokesman for the far right Golden Dawn

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Strong demand seen for Spanish bonds

There was strong demand for Spanish bonds during an auction held on Thursday. The country sold 2.1 billion euros worth of medium and long term

There was strong demand for Spanish bonds during an auction held on Thursday. The country sold 2.1 billion euros worth of medium and long term

Culture

Sibiu's theatre festival brings crowds to Romania

The city of Sibiu has hosted its annual International Theatre Festival, an event that has become Europe’s third largest performing arts festival

The city of Sibiu has hosted its annual International Theatre Festival, an event that has become Europe’s third largest performing arts festival

Culture

Madagascar goes to Monte Carlo

Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, and Gloria the Hippopotamus set out to return to New York after escaping Africa. Dependent on the

Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, and Gloria the Hippopotamus set out to return to New York after escaping Africa. Dependent on the

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Germany's Merkel backs 'two-speed' Europe

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday backed deeper political union between EU members, saying that she would accept a ‘two-speed’ Europe if

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday backed deeper political union between EU members, saying that she would accept a ‘two-speed’ Europe if

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Villareal coach Preciado dies of heart attack

Manuel Preciado, the new boss of Spanish football team Villarreal, has died of a heart attack only a day after being appointed to the job. The

Manuel Preciado, the new boss of Spanish football team Villarreal, has died of a heart attack only a day after being appointed to the job. The

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World's tallest man big in Hong Kong

The world’s tallest man, Sultan Kosem, who measures 2.51m tall, appeared at a Guinness World Records event in Hong Kong. Kosen said he has stopped

The world’s tallest man, Sultan Kosem, who measures 2.51m tall, appeared at a Guinness World Records event in Hong Kong. Kosen said he has stopped

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Polish zoo asks 'psychic elephant' to pick Euro winners

At Krakow Zoo, Citta the Elephant has been asked to pick the winners for the EURO 2012 soccer matches. On Thursday, she backed Poland to triumph over

At Krakow Zoo, Citta the Elephant has been asked to pick the winners for the EURO 2012 soccer matches. On Thursday, she backed Poland to triumph over

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Italy police hold man who 'confessed' to school bombing

Italian police are holding a man who they say has confessed to a bombing outside a school which killed a teenage girl. The 68-year-old suspect was

Italian police are holding a man who they say has confessed to a bombing outside a school which killed a teenage girl. The 68-year-old suspect was

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Enterprise ferried down New York Hudson to floating museum

A former WWII aircraft carrier has found a more futuristic purpose as the new home of the space shuttle Enterprise. Crowds gathered to cheer and

A former WWII aircraft carrier has found a more futuristic purpose as the new home of the space shuttle Enterprise. Crowds gathered to cheer and