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2012-07-17

Sport

Tour de France: Schleck fails dope test

The Tour de France was stunned on Tuesday when Luxembourg’s Frank Schleck, third overall in last year’s race, has been pulled out the 2012 edition

The Tour de France was stunned on Tuesday when Luxembourg’s Frank Schleck, third overall in last year’s race, has been pulled out the 2012 edition

News

London's black cabs protest at Olympic lane ban

Controversy continues to dog the London Olympics. First it was security concerns now the capital’s strained transport network is in the

Controversy continues to dog the London Olympics. First it was security concerns now the capital’s strained transport network is in the

Business

Fed says prepared to do more, but no details

Members of the US Senate banking committee and the financial markets were disappointed by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s update on the

Members of the US Senate banking committee and the financial markets were disappointed by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s update on the

News

Flames lick Tenerife's UNESCO park

A wildfire raging in the Canary Islands has now entered a national park that is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Since it started on Sunday, the blaze

A wildfire raging in the Canary Islands has now entered a national park that is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Since it started on Sunday, the blaze

Business

Vital IMF loan talks underway in Hungary

Hungary has started what promise to be difficult talks with the International Monetary Fund on a vital loan. Budapest has central Europe’s highest

Hungary has started what promise to be difficult talks with the International Monetary Fund on a vital loan. Budapest has central Europe’s highest

Business

Bad connection? Alcatel-Lucent in more trouble

More bad news for Alcatel-Lucent as the French-American telephone equipment maker gave up on achieving its 2012 profit margin target. Investors

More bad news for Alcatel-Lucent as the French-American telephone equipment maker gave up on achieving its 2012 profit margin target. Investors

News

'Several injured' in Egypt train crash

A train crash near the Egyptian capital Cairo has slightly injured several people.    Security and medical officials have denied earlier reports that

A train crash near the Egyptian capital Cairo has slightly injured several people.    Security and medical officials have denied earlier reports that

News

Italy's economy dealt another tough blow

Italy’s economic outlook is moving from bad to worse according to ratings agency, Moody’s. It has downgraded 13 Italian banks, three days after

Italy’s economic outlook is moving from bad to worse according to ratings agency, Moody’s. It has downgraded 13 Italian banks, three days after

News

Iran seeks greater diplomatic role over Syria

UN special envoy Kofi Annan has said the situation in Syria has reached a “critical point”. He was speaking in Moscow where he met Vladimir Putin in

UN special envoy Kofi Annan has said the situation in Syria has reached a “critical point”. He was speaking in Moscow where he met Vladimir Putin in

News

First ever HIV prevention pill approved by the US

  A breakthrough pill said to reduce the risk of contracting HIV by up to 73%, has been given the green light by the US health regulator, the

  A breakthrough pill said to reduce the risk of contracting HIV by up to 73%, has been given the green light by the US health regulator, the

News

The road ahead as European car sales stall

PSA Peugeot Citroën may have been the first in Europe to announce lay offs and a plant closure, but industry watchers say it will not be the last

PSA Peugeot Citroën may have been the first in Europe to announce lay offs and a plant closure, but industry watchers say it will not be the last

Culture

Mona Hatoum's 'Projection' exhibition unveiled in Barcelona

Barcelona is honouring the work of contemporary artist Mona Hatoum with a major show. Entitled ‘Projection’, the exhibition is held in the rooms

Barcelona is honouring the work of contemporary artist Mona Hatoum with a major show. Entitled ‘Projection’, the exhibition is held in the rooms

Culture

Outfest turns 30

Outfest, L.A.‘s annual Gay and Lesbian Film Festival has reached its milestone 30th birthday. Reason enough then to pay tribute to one of the

Outfest, L.A.‘s annual Gay and Lesbian Film Festival has reached its milestone 30th birthday. Reason enough then to pay tribute to one of the

Europe

Microsoft could face more EU anti-trust fines

Microsoft could face more EU fines for failing to comply with an anti-trust settlement to give Windows users a choice of web browsers. The European

Microsoft could face more EU fines for failing to comply with an anti-trust settlement to give Windows users a choice of web browsers. The European

News

Italy arrests Mozzarella 'King'

Italian police have arrested the country’s so-called Mozzarella King on suspicion of Mafia involvement. Officers also seized assets worth 100 million

Italian police have arrested the country’s so-called Mozzarella King on suspicion of Mafia involvement. Officers also seized assets worth 100 million

News

Warning system saves live in Turkey blaze

Emergency services in Turkey are praising the early warning system that ensured there were no casualties when an Istanbul skyscraper caught

Emergency services in Turkey are praising the early warning system that ensured there were no casualties when an Istanbul skyscraper caught

News

King's Ransom - Spain's Juan Carlos takes a pay cut

Spain’s King Juan Carlos has volunteered for a 7.1 per cent pay cut – the same cut that has been imposed on civil servants throughout the

Spain’s King Juan Carlos has volunteered for a 7.1 per cent pay cut – the same cut that has been imposed on civil servants throughout the

News

UN report reveals number of Syria refugees has almost tripled

As British Foreign Secretary William Hague visits Syrian refugees in Jordan, a United Nations report reveals the number of people who have fled the

As British Foreign Secretary William Hague visits Syrian refugees in Jordan, a United Nations report reveals the number of people who have fled the

News

Floods cause yet more misery in China

Torrential rains that have already affected two million people in southern Chinese provinces are continuing to batter many areas. Dozens of people

Torrential rains that have already affected two million people in southern Chinese provinces are continuing to batter many areas. Dozens of people

Science_technology

Sounds of the future

Life is full of little noises. The satisfying click when you know the lid is on right or the cacophony of sounds from your average kitchen appliance

Life is full of little noises. The satisfying click when you know the lid is on right or the cacophony of sounds from your average kitchen appliance

Europe

EU refuses to help farmers hit by low milk prices

The European Commission has rejected a call from a number of countries – led by Estonia and Poland -to help dairy farmers hit by the falling price of

The European Commission has rejected a call from a number of countries – led by Estonia and Poland -to help dairy farmers hit by the falling price of

News

Tensions flare amid Peugeot-Citroen job cuts

After the shock announcement of planned job cuts at PSA Peugeot Citroen, it’s time for negotiations. The French government initiated discussions with

After the shock announcement of planned job cuts at PSA Peugeot Citroen, it’s time for negotiations. The French government initiated discussions with

News

Syria army 'uses helicopters' to attack Damascus rebels

The Syrian army is said to have used helicopters for the first time in Damascus to attack at least one district where rebels have been gaining the

The Syrian army is said to have used helicopters for the first time in Damascus to attack at least one district where rebels have been gaining the

Business

German business morale still downbeat

German analysts and investors were pessimistic again in July – for the third month running. A survey by the ZEW think tank shows the eurozone

German analysts and investors were pessimistic again in July – for the third month running. A survey by the ZEW think tank shows the eurozone

Business

Athens and Madrid's difficult debt quest

The Greek government is still struggling to raise cash from investors in the one area where it is not reliant on bailouts. On Tuesday it sold 1.65

The Greek government is still struggling to raise cash from investors in the one area where it is not reliant on bailouts. On Tuesday it sold 1.65

Business

Yahoo gets 'geek' boss from Google

Yahoo has poached one of Google’s top engineers as its latest chief executive to try to restore it as an Internet powerhouse. Marissa Mayer will

Yahoo has poached one of Google’s top engineers as its latest chief executive to try to restore it as an Internet powerhouse. Marissa Mayer will

Sport

Ten memorable Olympic moments

What are your favourite sporting moments from the Summer Olympic Games? euronews has selected for you 10 examples of extraordinary Olympic

What are your favourite sporting moments from the Summer Olympic Games? euronews has selected for you 10 examples of extraordinary Olympic

News

National park threatened as fires rage in Canaries

The battle is on in the Canary Islands to put raging forest fires under control, including one in Tenerife which is threatening a precious nature

The battle is on in the Canary Islands to put raging forest fires under control, including one in Tenerife which is threatening a precious nature

News

Spain: Arrests and asset seizures after fuel fraud bust

Police in Spain have arrested 30 people for fuel fraud totalling 120 million euros. Suspects in 15 Spanish provinces are being detained for a scam

Police in Spain have arrested 30 people for fuel fraud totalling 120 million euros. Suspects in 15 Spanish provinces are being detained for a scam