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2012-07-02

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Kosovo granted full independence

Kosovo’s Prime Minister Hashim Thaci has described as “historic” a decision by western powers to stop overseeing the country following its

Kosovo’s Prime Minister Hashim Thaci has described as “historic” a decision by western powers to stop overseeing the country following its

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British Banks under political scrutiny

The focus on Barclays Bank following the interbank lending rate-fixing scandal has widened. Now all British banks will come under scrutiny in a

The focus on Barclays Bank following the interbank lending rate-fixing scandal has widened. Now all British banks will come under scrutiny in a

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Timbuktu destruction by sharia militants

Timbuktu, the World Heritage city in war-troubled Mali, is undergoing a steady destruction of centuries-old shrines by salafist

Timbuktu, the World Heritage city in war-troubled Mali, is undergoing a steady destruction of centuries-old shrines by salafist

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Mexico PRI President's high aspirations

A party long accustomed to power has a new look. Enrique Peña Nieto’s telegenic image has served the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) well.

A party long accustomed to power has a new look. Enrique Peña Nieto’s telegenic image has served the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) well.

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Euro 2012: The Kyiv clear-up begins

The party is over and the clean-up has begun. Dismantling the Euro 2012 fan-zone in the centre of Kyiv is just one job among many around the country

The party is over and the clean-up has begun. Dismantling the Euro 2012 fan-zone in the centre of Kyiv is just one job among many around the country

Business

Adieu Athens is Crédit Agricole's dream

Crédit Agricole’s share price surged on word that the French bank is starting to pull out of Greece. Three Greek lenders are said to have shown

Crédit Agricole’s share price surged on word that the French bank is starting to pull out of Greece. Three Greek lenders are said to have shown

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Iranians turn vegetarian - by force

It is one thing to choose not to eat meat, but quite another to be forced into vegetarianism. This trend seems to be the latest effect of

It is one thing to choose not to eat meat, but quite another to be forced into vegetarianism. This trend seems to be the latest effect of

Business

ECB tells Athens don't hope for bailout revamp

The European Central Bank has told Greece not to waste time trying to renegotiate its international bailout and water down the austerity measures

The European Central Bank has told Greece not to waste time trying to renegotiate its international bailout and water down the austerity measures

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Barclays Bank Diamond under more pressure to go

Marcus Agius who resigned as chairman of Barclays Bank is being seen as sacrificial lamb. “The buck stops with me,” he reasoned following the

Marcus Agius who resigned as chairman of Barclays Bank is being seen as sacrificial lamb. “The buck stops with me,” he reasoned following the

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ICC officials accused of spying freed in Libya

Four officials of the International Criminal Court, held by Libyan militia accused of espionage, have been freed after a month in detention. The

Four officials of the International Criminal Court, held by Libyan militia accused of espionage, have been freed after a month in detention. The

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Spain's euphoria and despair

The Spanish national team have arrived home following their 4-0 drubbing of Italy in the Euro 2012 final. Fans were still celebrating the

The Spanish national team have arrived home following their 4-0 drubbing of Italy in the Euro 2012 final. Fans were still celebrating the

Culture

Astana, the growing capital of Kazakhstan

In Kazakhstan the nearest seaside is thousands of kilometres away. In June the temperatures here are in the 30s Celsius and it is positively

In Kazakhstan the nearest seaside is thousands of kilometres away. In June the temperatures here are in the 30s Celsius and it is positively

Culture

Capital contrasts in Astana

Astana is a city of contrasts. There are few shades of grey in the capital of Kazakhstan which is determined to make its mark in Asia and beyond

Astana is a city of contrasts. There are few shades of grey in the capital of Kazakhstan which is determined to make its mark in Asia and beyond

Culture

The Art Connection

Lea Rasovszky, a 26-year-old Romanian artist certainly looks the part – but as they say the proof of the pudding is in the eating. She is on her way

Lea Rasovszky, a 26-year-old Romanian artist certainly looks the part – but as they say the proof of the pudding is in the eating. She is on her way

Culture

Dan Perjovschi: Contemporary art's great service to humanity

One day perhaps the young Romanian artists euronews met in Sibiu will get to experience an international city – just like Dan Perjovschi. His

One day perhaps the young Romanian artists euronews met in Sibiu will get to experience an international city – just like Dan Perjovschi. His

Culture

Jones goes nautical but nice for Vuitton in Paris

Louis Vuitton’s Kim Jones presented a deft and confident homage to the active man for spring-summer 2013 at Paris fashion week. There was something

Louis Vuitton’s Kim Jones presented a deft and confident homage to the active man for spring-summer 2013 at Paris fashion week. There was something

Business

What is Libor and why should we care?

Libor – the London Interbank Offered Rate – is the average cost of borrowing at which Britain’s banks lend each other money. It is calculated

Libor – the London Interbank Offered Rate – is the average cost of borrowing at which Britain’s banks lend each other money. It is calculated

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Croatia rescues immigrant boat in Adriatic

Croatian coastguards have intercepted a small boat in the Adriatic and rescued 65 illegal immigrants on board. The vessel was heading for Italy

Croatian coastguards have intercepted a small boat in the Adriatic and rescued 65 illegal immigrants on board. The vessel was heading for Italy

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Switzerland: Gotthard rail tunnel reopens

Switzerland’s main north-south railway has been re-opened to goods trains one month after it was closed because of a landslide. The line, which

Switzerland’s main north-south railway has been re-opened to goods trains one month after it was closed because of a landslide. The line, which

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Germany: Families mark tenth anniversary of air crash

Exactly a decade after a mid-air plane crash over Germany’s Lake Constance, grieving families have gathered to remember the 71 people killed. Among

Exactly a decade after a mid-air plane crash over Germany’s Lake Constance, grieving families have gathered to remember the 71 people killed. Among

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Arab League urges Syrian opposition to unite

The head of the Arab League has urged Syrian opposition groups to show more unity in their fight against the regime of President Bashar

The head of the Arab League has urged Syrian opposition groups to show more unity in their fight against the regime of President Bashar

Science_technology

Shoe designed to win

A running shoe that promises to shave fractions of a second off sprinters’ race times has been designed by a student, Luc Fusaro. His lightweight

A running shoe that promises to shave fractions of a second off sprinters’ race times has been designed by a student, Luc Fusaro. His lightweight

Business

Fiat's Iveco to close five European plants

Falling sales of lorries mean Fiat Industrial’s Iveco is to shut five plants by the end of this year. They are at Chambery in France; Graz in

Falling sales of lorries mean Fiat Industrial’s Iveco is to shut five plants by the end of this year. They are at Chambery in France; Graz in

Business

Dire deficit warning for France

A strong warning has been issued by France’s national audit office on the state of the economy. It said the new Socialist government of Francois

A strong warning has been issued by France’s national audit office on the state of the economy. It said the new Socialist government of Francois

Business

New high for eurozone unemployment

The number of people without a job in the eurozone in May rose to the highest since the introduction of the euro. With increased lay-offs in

The number of people without a job in the eurozone in May rose to the highest since the introduction of the euro. With increased lay-offs in

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German spy chief steps down over terror probe

The head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency has quit. Heinz Fromm is stepping down amid mounting criticism of errors made in the investigation

The head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency has quit. Heinz Fromm is stepping down amid mounting criticism of errors made in the investigation

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Spain: Wildfire debris reaches third biggest city

Smoke and ash from raging wildfires has reached Spain’s third biggest city, Valencia. Residents have reported breathing problems as flames continue

Smoke and ash from raging wildfires has reached Spain’s third biggest city, Valencia. Residents have reported breathing problems as flames continue

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Barclays chairman quits - other banks face probe

Barclays chairman Marcus Agius was tight-lipped and in sombre mood as he left his London home and refused to answer questions following his

Barclays chairman Marcus Agius was tight-lipped and in sombre mood as he left his London home and refused to answer questions following his

Nocomment

Space capsule lands safely in Kazakhstan

The Soyuz space capsule and its three-man crew landed safely in southern Kazakhstan Sunday, July 1 bringing an end to their six-and-a-half-month

The Soyuz space capsule and its three-man crew landed safely in southern Kazakhstan Sunday, July 1 bringing an end to their six-and-a-half-month

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Venezuela: Chavez defies cancer to launch re-election bid

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez has shaken off his struggle with cancer to launch a bid for re-election. Health problems have taken their toll on

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez has shaken off his struggle with cancer to launch a bid for re-election. Health problems have taken their toll on