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2012-07-31

Business

BP profits plunge on massive writedown

British energy giant BP faces further troubles as lower oil and gas prices, as well as a decline in production due to maintenance work has a negative

British energy giant BP faces further troubles as lower oil and gas prices, as well as a decline in production due to maintenance work has a negative

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Syrian refugees tell of life inside Jordanian camp

Syrians fleeing the violence in their homeland said on Tuesday that conditions at Jordan’s new refugee camp must improve. The Zaatari camp opened

Syrians fleeing the violence in their homeland said on Tuesday that conditions at Jordan’s new refugee camp must improve. The Zaatari camp opened

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Russia forest fires leave 'green deserts'

Russian ecologists say devastating forest fires that have ravaged vast areas of Siberia have ruined the region’s ecosystem. The authorities argue

Russian ecologists say devastating forest fires that have ravaged vast areas of Siberia have ruined the region’s ecosystem. The authorities argue

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Spanish politician charged over fatal Cuba car crash

A Spanish politician has been charged with homicide in Cuba following a car crash that killed two government opponents, including leading dissident

A Spanish politician has been charged with homicide in Cuba following a car crash that killed two government opponents, including leading dissident

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US 'training bomb' triggers security scare in Oslo

Part of central Oslo was evacuated and special forces sent in after a fake bomb was left on a US embassy car by mistake. The device which had been

Part of central Oslo was evacuated and special forces sent in after a fake bomb was left on a US embassy car by mistake. The device which had been

Europe

EU strategy to rejuvenate construction industry

Hit by the financial crisis, the EU’s construction sector has lost 14 percent of its work force and nine percent of investment since 2008. The

Hit by the financial crisis, the EU’s construction sector has lost 14 percent of its work force and nine percent of investment since 2008. The

Business

US stimulus now or in September?

Is it time for the policymakers at the Federal Reserve to introduce some stimulus measures to try to energise the moribund US economy or will they

Is it time for the policymakers at the Federal Reserve to introduce some stimulus measures to try to energise the moribund US economy or will they

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Euro crisis: Monti sees the light

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti says he is starting to see light at the end of the tunnel with Europe’s debt crisis. This, despite new figures

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti says he is starting to see light at the end of the tunnel with Europe’s debt crisis. This, despite new figures

Business

Deutsche Bank slashes jobs

Job losses have been announced at Deutsche Bank as its second-quarter profit plunged. The investment banking division – which has for years been

Job losses have been announced at Deutsche Bank as its second-quarter profit plunged. The investment banking division – which has for years been

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Ukraine ratifies free trade accord with ex-Soviet states

Ukraine has become the third country to ratify a free trade area agreement with former Soviet countries in the Commonwealth of Independent

Ukraine has become the third country to ratify a free trade area agreement with former Soviet countries in the Commonwealth of Independent

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Indian government blames states for blackout

More than half of India’s 1.2 billion population are without power in the country’s second blackout in as many days. Road and rail networks shut

More than half of India’s 1.2 billion population are without power in the country’s second blackout in as many days. Road and rail networks shut

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Belgium: Dutroux's jailed ex-wife to transfer to convent

The jailed ex-wife of child killer Marc Dutroux is set to be released from jail within weeks, after a Belgian court ruled she could be transferred to

The jailed ex-wife of child killer Marc Dutroux is set to be released from jail within weeks, after a Belgian court ruled she could be transferred to

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Aleppo, the urban frontline

Most of the 2.5 million inhabitants have fled Aleppo, leaving the streets and buildings of Syria’s commercial hub to the fighters. President Assad’s

Most of the 2.5 million inhabitants have fled Aleppo, leaving the streets and buildings of Syria’s commercial hub to the fighters. President Assad’s

Culture

An A-Z of Olympic history at London's Royal Opera House

An exhibition of Olympic history has opened at London’s Royal Opera House, showcasing some of the incredible artefacts and images from the Olympic

An exhibition of Olympic history has opened at London’s Royal Opera House, showcasing some of the incredible artefacts and images from the Olympic

Culture

Whatever happened to the supermodels?

Successful supermodels from the 1940’s through to the 1980’s have teamed up to share their personal careers and beauty stories in the new

Successful supermodels from the 1940’s through to the 1980’s have teamed up to share their personal careers and beauty stories in the new

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France begins Afghanistan troop pullout

France has begun withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan, a process expected to take five months. The first group of combat troops – based at

France has begun withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan, a process expected to take five months. The first group of combat troops – based at

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Facebook fiasco hits UBS profit

UBS has suffered a surprise slump in profit. The Swiss bank’s second-quarter net profit more than halved to the equivalent of 354 million euros

UBS has suffered a surprise slump in profit. The Swiss bank’s second-quarter net profit more than halved to the equivalent of 354 million euros

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Russian opposition leader charged with theft

Russian investigators have charged protest leader Alexei Navalny with theft, threatening one of president Vladimir Putin’s most outspoken opponents

Russian investigators have charged protest leader Alexei Navalny with theft, threatening one of president Vladimir Putin’s most outspoken opponents

Sport

Born to run? How our genes affect our sporting talent

To win the Olympics athletes need dedication, hours of training and lots of perseverance, but they also require one vital ingredient they have no

To win the Olympics athletes need dedication, hours of training and lots of perseverance, but they also require one vital ingredient they have no

Nocomment

London statues get new hats

Various statues across London, including the famous Admiral Lord Nelson figure in Trafalgar Square, received specially commissioned headwear to

Various statues across London, including the famous Admiral Lord Nelson figure in Trafalgar Square, received specially commissioned headwear to

Business

Eurozone record jobless amid tame inflation

The number of people out of work in the eurozone hit a record high in June.   The latest figures from Eurostat, the EU’s statistics office, showed

The number of people out of work in the eurozone hit a record high in June.   The latest figures from Eurostat, the EU’s statistics office, showed

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Fighting in Aleppo: eyewitness testimony

Euronews spoke with Majed Abdul-Nour, a freelance journalist in Aleppo who described the sustained violence. He says aid agencies are struggling to

Euronews spoke with Majed Abdul-Nour, a freelance journalist in Aleppo who described the sustained violence. He says aid agencies are struggling to

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Battle for Syrian city of Aleppo rages on

The battle for Aleppo continued on Tuesday as rebels denied government claims that the Syrian military had retaken the district of

The battle for Aleppo continued on Tuesday as rebels denied government claims that the Syrian military had retaken the district of

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India hit by second huge power cut

India has been hit by a second major power blackout in two days. Officials estimate that the electricity supply to more than half its 1.2 billion

India has been hit by a second major power blackout in two days. Officials estimate that the electricity supply to more than half its 1.2 billion

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London 2012: Day three

China continued their impressive gold medal haul at the London Olympics on Monday when the country’s gymnasts stormed to the top of the podium to

China continued their impressive gold medal haul at the London Olympics on Monday when the country’s gymnasts stormed to the top of the podium to

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Australian police smash international drug ring

Australian Federal Police said on Tuesday that they have smashed an international drug ring after seizing half a tonne of heroin and crystal

Australian Federal Police said on Tuesday that they have smashed an international drug ring after seizing half a tonne of heroin and crystal

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UN set for North Korea flood aid

Heavy rains continue to pound parts of North Korea, disrupting a clean up operation from major floods that have killed 88 people. A United Nations

Heavy rains continue to pound parts of North Korea, disrupting a clean up operation from major floods that have killed 88 people. A United Nations

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Ebola virus: Fears latest outbreak could reach Uganda capital

Uganda has stepped up public health advice after the latest outbreak of the Ebola virus killed 14 people. Officials are worried that the current

Uganda has stepped up public health advice after the latest outbreak of the Ebola virus killed 14 people. Officials are worried that the current