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2012-07-26

Europe

Debt-stricken Catalonia eyes Spanish bailout aid

Overspending by Spain’s 17 autonomous regions is one of the reasons behind the country’s economic woes. During a property boom, they raked in a

Overspending by Spain’s 17 autonomous regions is one of the reasons behind the country’s economic woes. During a property boom, they raked in a

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London shares Olympics with the world

Nial O’Reilly euronews, Lyon, France: So after years of meticulous preparation all eyes are on London as the Games get underway. Joining us now is

Nial O’Reilly euronews, Lyon, France: So after years of meticulous preparation all eyes are on London as the Games get underway. Joining us now is

Business

Unilever gains from emerging markets focus

Unilever is enjoying the success of its marketing strategy of focusing on emerging economies. The world’s second largest consumer goods producer

Unilever is enjoying the success of its marketing strategy of focusing on emerging economies. The world’s second largest consumer goods producer

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Evita: Please buy with me Argentina

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of Evita’s death, Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez unveiled a commemorative banknote in her honour. Based

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of Evita’s death, Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez unveiled a commemorative banknote in her honour. Based

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London 2012: The changing face of the Olympics

Olympic fever is gripping London, as the British capital becomes the first city to host the Summer Games for a third time. England rugby legend

Olympic fever is gripping London, as the British capital becomes the first city to host the Summer Games for a third time. England rugby legend

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Athens and Brussels hold key bailout talks

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras were locked in talks all day Thursday, as Athens tried to

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras were locked in talks all day Thursday, as Athens tried to

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No immunity for Slovak MPs

Slovak MPs have voted to strip themselves of criminal immunity. Public opposition to politicians’ immunity had grown recently due to a scandal

Slovak MPs have voted to strip themselves of criminal immunity. Public opposition to politicians’ immunity had grown recently due to a scandal

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Booby trap for Russian Patriarch

A topless female activist has thrown herself at Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill as he touched down in Ukraine. The Femen protestor ran towards

A topless female activist has thrown herself at Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill as he touched down in Ukraine. The Femen protestor ran towards

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London buzzes ahead of the Olympic ceremony

The heat is on in London as hundreds of thousands of people come together in the city on the eve of the opening ceremony for the Olympic Games

The heat is on in London as hundreds of thousands of people come together in the city on the eve of the opening ceremony for the Olympic Games

Business

Greece euro exit chances mount

The chances of Greece leaving the euro in the next 12 to 18 months have now risen and stand at about 90 percent according to experts at the US bank

The chances of Greece leaving the euro in the next 12 to 18 months have now risen and stand at about 90 percent according to experts at the US bank

Business

French unemployment near 13 year high

The number of people out of work in France rose for the 14th month in a row in June. There was an increase of 0.8 percent from the previous month

The number of people out of work in France rose for the 14th month in a row in June. There was an increase of 0.8 percent from the previous month

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Tenjin Matsuri Festival in Osaka

The annual Tenjin Festival in Osaka culminated in a grand boat procession on the city’s Okawa River. Legend has it that the god, enshrined in Osaka’s

The annual Tenjin Festival in Osaka culminated in a grand boat procession on the city’s Okawa River. Legend has it that the god, enshrined in Osaka’s

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'Sex Workers Freedom Festival' in India

After being denied visas to travel to the US to attend the annual International AIDS Conference, sex workers from around the world have been staging

After being denied visas to travel to the US to attend the annual International AIDS Conference, sex workers from around the world have been staging

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Assad on way out says Turkish PM

Assad’s days are numbered according to Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan. That statement came as Syrian government forces said they were

Assad’s days are numbered according to Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan. That statement came as Syrian government forces said they were

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Huge crowds cheer on Olympic torch

The Olympic torch is drawing huge crowds as it continues its journey through London. The bearers are a mix of sports personalities, well known

The Olympic torch is drawing huge crowds as it continues its journey through London. The bearers are a mix of sports personalities, well known

Culture

Utøya massacre survivor: 'I grew up in one hour'

Ida Sandvik Knudsen is a survivor of the Utøya massacre, in Norway, where Ander Behring Breivik killed 77 people in a gun and bomb attack last

Ida Sandvik Knudsen is a survivor of the Utøya massacre, in Norway, where Ander Behring Breivik killed 77 people in a gun and bomb attack last

Culture

Sweet little mystery of the Sugar Man

In the late 1960s in Detroit, a mysterious singer-songwriter of Mexican parentage named Rodriguez was discovered. Although his first album ‘Cold

In the late 1960s in Detroit, a mysterious singer-songwriter of Mexican parentage named Rodriguez was discovered. Although his first album ‘Cold

Culture

Moscow art exhibition for 'Iron Curtain' furniture

Moscow’s Heritage art gallery believes that Soviet furniture is an art form all of its own. It has opened an exhibition called “Avant-Garde and post

Moscow’s Heritage art gallery believes that Soviet furniture is an art form all of its own. It has opened an exhibition called “Avant-Garde and post

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Spain: crisis strains generational relationships

Against the backdrop of speculation that Spain may be the next eurozone member to need a bailout, the country’s economic crisis is having an effect

Against the backdrop of speculation that Spain may be the next eurozone member to need a bailout, the country’s economic crisis is having an effect

Culture

Don Giovanni the great seducer: bonus interview

More excerpts from our interviews (in English and Italian) with bass-baritone Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, soprano Carmen Giannattasio and tenor Saimir

More excerpts from our interviews (in English and Italian) with bass-baritone Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, soprano Carmen Giannattasio and tenor Saimir

Europe

Is giving up sovereignty the only way to save the euro?

It was another summit that managed to avoid a train wreck. With the future of the euro at stake, European leaders agreed before the summer break to

It was another summit that managed to avoid a train wreck. With the future of the euro at stake, European leaders agreed before the summer break to

Science_technology

Tate and Google team up for new art project

“This Exquisite Forest” is an online collaborative art project, presented by the Tate Modern gallery and Google, which enables people to create short

“This Exquisite Forest” is an online collaborative art project, presented by the Tate Modern gallery and Google, which enables people to create short

Business

ECB's Draghi to the euro's rescue?

The head of the European Central Bank has pledged to ensure that the euro’s future. Mario Draghi’s signalled was that the ECB will take on the

The head of the European Central Bank has pledged to ensure that the euro’s future. Mario Draghi’s signalled was that the ECB will take on the

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Italy's 'limbo' pensioners protest

Italians caught in a welfare limbo under the government’s austerity measures have been demonstrating in Rome. Known as the “esodati”, up to 300,000

Italians caught in a welfare limbo under the government’s austerity measures have been demonstrating in Rome. Known as the “esodati”, up to 300,000

Business

Cameron talks tough on economy

With Britain mired in recession, Prime Minister David Cameron has been trying to take advantage of the Olympic games being held in the UK to help

With Britain mired in recession, Prime Minister David Cameron has been trying to take advantage of the Olympic games being held in the UK to help

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Syria conflict centres on Aleppo

Aleppo has become the main arena for conflict as bloody battles are staged in Syria’s second largest city. Following a major assault on the rebels

Aleppo has become the main arena for conflict as bloody battles are staged in Syria’s second largest city. Following a major assault on the rebels

Culture

Don Giovanni the great seducer

The poet E.T.A Hoffmann called Mozart’s Don Giovanni “the opera of all operas” and for the 90th anniversary of the Festival Arena di Verona, the

The poet E.T.A Hoffmann called Mozart’s Don Giovanni “the opera of all operas” and for the 90th anniversary of the Festival Arena di Verona, the

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From Grease to Greece: Travolta and De Niro on holiday

Swapping the silver screen for golden beaches, Robert De Niro and John Travolta have been in Greece on holiday with their families. For the stars

Swapping the silver screen for golden beaches, Robert De Niro and John Travolta have been in Greece on holiday with their families. For the stars

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Spotlight on Greece as Barroso heads to Athens

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso is due in Athens today, as the pressure mounts on Greece to follow through with austerity measures

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso is due in Athens today, as the pressure mounts on Greece to follow through with austerity measures