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2012-11-02

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Port workers call off strike in Mombasa

Workers at Kenya’s main port Mombasa have called off a strike that had brought the principal east African gateway to a standstill. They were

Workers at Kenya’s main port Mombasa have called off a strike that had brought the principal east African gateway to a standstill. They were

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Deschamps: 'The players need to give more to the team'

After the French football team were knocked-out of the euro 2012 in the quarter final stages, manager Laurent Blanc stepped down to be replaced by

After the French football team were knocked-out of the euro 2012 in the quarter final stages, manager Laurent Blanc stepped down to be replaced by

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White House candidates focus on swing states

The US President Barack Obama used the crucial swing state of Ohio as a launchpad for the latest campaign attack on his White House opponent Mitt

The US President Barack Obama used the crucial swing state of Ohio as a launchpad for the latest campaign attack on his White House opponent Mitt

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Ukraine opposition party complains of "stolen" votes

Tension is continuing to simmer in Ukraine after last weekend’s disputed parliamentary elections. Opposition supporters tried to stop police from

Tension is continuing to simmer in Ukraine after last weekend’s disputed parliamentary elections. Opposition supporters tried to stop police from

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Jobs worry many US voters

As industries drive America, the fanbelt of the US presidential election is the economy. So how will the Midwest state of Ohio vote? Ohioans build

As industries drive America, the fanbelt of the US presidential election is the economy. So how will the Midwest state of Ohio vote? Ohioans build

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French 'spies' attacked in Bulgaria

French foreign intelligence agents are reported to have been mistaken for thieves during a secret training mission in Bulgaria. The embarrassing

French foreign intelligence agents are reported to have been mistaken for thieves during a secret training mission in Bulgaria. The embarrassing

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US economy grim for many but not all

Most analysts agree that this November 6 election is mostly centred on economic concerns. We spoke to analyst Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia

Most analysts agree that this November 6 election is mostly centred on economic concerns. We spoke to analyst Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia

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Assessor: Sandy damage too big to estimate

Emergency services in the north eastern United States are continuing to uncover death and devastation, four days after superstorm Sandy crashed into

Emergency services in the north eastern United States are continuing to uncover death and devastation, four days after superstorm Sandy crashed into

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'Good', says Koshik the talking Korean elephant

Scientists who have investigated an elephant’s reported talking skills say there is clear evidence that he can speak Korean. The 22-year-old

Scientists who have investigated an elephant’s reported talking skills say there is clear evidence that he can speak Korean. The 22-year-old

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UN urges Iran to free jailed activists Panahi and Sotoudeh

A group of UN human rights experts have urged Iran to free jailed activists including film-maker Jafar Panahi and lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh. Both were

A group of UN human rights experts have urged Iran to free jailed activists including film-maker Jafar Panahi and lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh. Both were

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Jerusalem Christian pilgrimage site in water bill row

Jesus turned water into wine – now the church at the site where he is said to have been crucified needs cash to pay its water bills. The Church of

Jesus turned water into wine – now the church at the site where he is said to have been crucified needs cash to pay its water bills. The Church of

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States don't mean a thing if they ain't got that swing

Swing states, also named battleground states or purple states, are US states whose electoral votes are hotly contested between presidential

Swing states, also named battleground states or purple states, are US states whose electoral votes are hotly contested between presidential

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Greece gears up for another week of strikes

Greece is preparing for a week of strikes in protest at privatisations and austerity measures in general. In Athens a 24-hour transport strike

Greece is preparing for a week of strikes in protest at privatisations and austerity measures in general. In Athens a 24-hour transport strike

Business

Eurozone factory downturn deepens

There was no respite for the eurozone economy, as manufacturing in the region shrank for the 15th month running in October. Surveys of factory

There was no respite for the eurozone economy, as manufacturing in the region shrank for the 15th month running in October. Surveys of factory

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UN warns of possible 'war crimes' by Syria rebels

The United Nations has warned that an unverified video which appears to show Syrian rebels killing captured regime soldiers could constitute a war

The United Nations has warned that an unverified video which appears to show Syrian rebels killing captured regime soldiers could constitute a war

Special_reports

The Great Escape: children break free from crises

We hear the uplifting story of 13 year old Kesz Valdez, once reduced to scrabbling for survival among the rubbish tips of Manila, now he is the proud

We hear the uplifting story of 13 year old Kesz Valdez, once reduced to scrabbling for survival among the rubbish tips of Manila, now he is the proud

Business

Draghi's first year in power

One year ago ECB President Mario Draghi took office in the midst of tough times and since then has introduced a raft of measures against the eurozone

One year ago ECB President Mario Draghi took office in the midst of tough times and since then has introduced a raft of measures against the eurozone

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NYC Marathon goes on as planned

The 43rd edition of the New York city marathon will go ahead as planned on Sunday despite the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. Mary Wittenberg

The 43rd edition of the New York city marathon will go ahead as planned on Sunday despite the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. Mary Wittenberg

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Obamamania over in sub Saharan Africa

Kenya rejoiced as “Africa’s son” became the president of the United States in 2008. Yet it is unclear whether Africans will take to the streets and

Kenya rejoiced as “Africa’s son” became the president of the United States in 2008. Yet it is unclear whether Africans will take to the streets and

Business

Sharp's credit downgraded as loss worries mount

Japanese electronics giant Sharp saw its shares fall further on Friday after it warned of a huge loss for the year and said it might not be able to

Japanese electronics giant Sharp saw its shares fall further on Friday after it warned of a huge loss for the year and said it might not be able to

Business

RBS braced for Libor probe fines

Royal Bank of Scotland, which faces fines for its part in the Libor global interest rate rigging scandal, has said it wants to reach a settlement as

Royal Bank of Scotland, which faces fines for its part in the Libor global interest rate rigging scandal, has said it wants to reach a settlement as

Business

Regulators to fortify bank's capital reserves

Four of the world’s largest banks – Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, HSBC and JPMorgan Chase – have been told by regulators that they should boost their

Four of the world’s largest banks – Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, HSBC and JPMorgan Chase – have been told by regulators that they should boost their

Culture

Maguire dumps the Spidey suit for 'The Details'

You might say the devil is in ‘The Details’, the hoped-for breakout role for Tobey Maguire after ‘Spiderman’. And with only three films in 10 years

You might say the devil is in ‘The Details’, the hoped-for breakout role for Tobey Maguire after ‘Spiderman’. And with only three films in 10 years

Culture

Alt-J pick up 2012 Mercury prize

The Mercury Album of the Year nominees for 2012 covered a diverse range of styles and genres, highlighting what has been an exciting period for

The Mercury Album of the Year nominees for 2012 covered a diverse range of styles and genres, highlighting what has been an exciting period for

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Space shuttle Atlantis begins Florida retirement

You thought the Space Shuttle had been retired?   Two of them have already been turned into museum pieces and now the last – Atlantis - has made its

You thought the Space Shuttle had been retired?   Two of them have already been turned into museum pieces and now the last – Atlantis - has made its

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Some relief for Obama as US payrolls rise sharply

There was better than expected jobs news for President Barack Obama just days before the US presidential election. Employers there stepped up

There was better than expected jobs news for President Barack Obama just days before the US presidential election. Employers there stepped up

Europe

Do you feel like a European Citizen?

Is there really such a thing as European citizenship? If so, what exactly is it? Do Europeans feel like citizens of Europe or citizens only of their

Is there really such a thing as European citizenship? If so, what exactly is it? Do Europeans feel like citizens of Europe or citizens only of their

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Bahrain protest ban fails to stop street clashes

A much-criticised ban on all demonstrations and public gatherings introduced in Bahrain this week appears to have fallen on deaf ears. Pictures

A much-criticised ban on all demonstrations and public gatherings introduced in Bahrain this week appears to have fallen on deaf ears. Pictures

Business

euronews business awards: Vote now!

If you’re inspired by the way European SMEs are using the internet to grow, check the videos of the contest participants on this interactive map and

If you’re inspired by the way European SMEs are using the internet to grow, check the videos of the contest participants on this interactive map and