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2012-11-23

Business

Eurozone worried for France

The euro crisis has been in focus once more: not only did the eurogroup fail to reach an agreement over Greece – Moody’s also downgraded France

The euro crisis has been in focus once more: not only did the eurogroup fail to reach an agreement over Greece – Moody’s also downgraded France

News

DR Congo: Civilians flee as M23 attacks Sake

Thousands of Congolese civilians are on the move after rebel M23 troops fought with government forces for control of the town of Sake. The rebel

Thousands of Congolese civilians are on the move after rebel M23 troops fought with government forces for control of the town of Sake. The rebel

Europe

Swedish PM foresees EU budget deal next year

Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has told euronews that he is confident a deal can be struck on the EU budget when leaders meet next

Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has told euronews that he is confident a deal can be struck on the EU budget when leaders meet next

News

Walmart workers in pay protest on 'Black Friday'

Workers from the large American retailer Walmart have defied management to stage a series of strikes and demonstrations over pay and conditions, on

Workers from the large American retailer Walmart have defied management to stage a series of strikes and demonstrations over pay and conditions, on

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Protesters call for Egypt President Mursi to resign

Thousands of protesters have gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, demanding the resignation of Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi. The calls come

Thousands of protesters have gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, demanding the resignation of Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi. The calls come

News

More protests over huge fuel price hikes in Jordan

The sound of protest reverberates around the Jordanian capital Amman. Hundreds voiced their anger against moves to increase petrol prices and

The sound of protest reverberates around the Jordanian capital Amman. Hundreds voiced their anger against moves to increase petrol prices and

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Racist sniper jailed for life in Sweden

A gunman who shot dead two people during a spate of attacks on foreign-looking indiviuals in the Swedish city of Malmo has been jailed for

A gunman who shot dead two people during a spate of attacks on foreign-looking indiviuals in the Swedish city of Malmo has been jailed for

News

Man dies as floods hit UK

Torrential rain and high winds across much of the United Kingdom have caused widespread flooding with more severe weather on the way. A man has

Torrential rain and high winds across much of the United Kingdom have caused widespread flooding with more severe weather on the way. A man has

News

German Financial Times closes after huge losses

German business newspaper the Financial Times Deutschland is to close after piling up 250 million euros of losses during its 12 years on the news

German business newspaper the Financial Times Deutschland is to close after piling up 250 million euros of losses during its 12 years on the news

Europe

Failed summit as leaders reach no deal on EU budget

European leaders have failed to reach a deal on the next EU budget after two days of marathon talks.   But EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy

European leaders have failed to reach a deal on the next EU budget after two days of marathon talks.   But EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy

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Mursi going too pharaoh?

Critics of Egypt’s President may wonder if Mohammed Mursi has let success go to his head, after mediating effectively between Hamas and Israel over

Critics of Egypt’s President may wonder if Mohammed Mursi has let success go to his head, after mediating effectively between Hamas and Israel over

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Gallifa, the Catalan village that won't pay tax to Spain

Riding on a pro-independence wave across Catalonia, a village in the hills north of Barcelona is making its own stand for the separatist

Riding on a pro-independence wave across Catalonia, a village in the hills north of Barcelona is making its own stand for the separatist

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Catalonia's independence fever and federal Spain

Catalonia in northern Spain will hold an election this Sunday, set to measure just how badly voters want their own free state. It is a wealthy

Catalonia in northern Spain will hold an election this Sunday, set to measure just how badly voters want their own free state. It is a wealthy

Sport

QPR sack Mark Hughes

Queens Park Rangers have announced the departure of manager Mark Hughes following a dreadful start to the season. The 49 year old becomes the

Queens Park Rangers have announced the departure of manager Mark Hughes following a dreadful start to the season. The 49 year old becomes the

News

EU budget talks break up without agreement

European leaders have called off talks in Brussels over the long-term EU budget. Negotiations to fix the bloc’s finances for the 2014-2020 period

European leaders have called off talks in Brussels over the long-term EU budget. Negotiations to fix the bloc’s finances for the 2014-2020 period

Business

German-Swiss tax deal thrown out

Germany’s Bundesrat, the country’s upper house has thrown out a deal with Switzerland to tax assets stashed by Germans in Swiss bank accounts. It

Germany’s Bundesrat, the country’s upper house has thrown out a deal with Switzerland to tax assets stashed by Germans in Swiss bank accounts. It

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Egypt clashes as protesters slam new presidential powers

Cairo’s Tahrir Square has once again seen thousands of Egyptians converge, this time to denounce President Mohammed Mursi’s decision to grant himself

Cairo’s Tahrir Square has once again seen thousands of Egyptians converge, this time to denounce President Mohammed Mursi’s decision to grant himself

Business

Business sentiment rises in Germany

In Germany there are indications Europe’s largest economy can regain some momentum as business sentiment rose for the first time in seven months in

In Germany there are indications Europe’s largest economy can regain some momentum as business sentiment rose for the first time in seven months in

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Cairo in uproar over Mursi's plan to rule by decree

Cairo is in uproar following President Mursi’s announcement that he will rule by decree until a new parliament is installed. Our correspondent

Cairo is in uproar following President Mursi’s announcement that he will rule by decree until a new parliament is installed. Our correspondent

Culture

Lohan's Liz Taylor performance savaged by critics

The American actress Lindsay Lohan has managed to stay out of court long enough to make a TV movie which the producers say is a biography of

The American actress Lindsay Lohan has managed to stay out of court long enough to make a TV movie which the producers say is a biography of

Culture

Women photographers exhibit in Paris

Two outstanding female photographers have been showing their work at the latest photo fair in Paris. They have been championed by East Wing, an

Two outstanding female photographers have been showing their work at the latest photo fair in Paris. They have been championed by East Wing, an

Special_reports

Class music on three continents

A musical education does not just produce musicians. Researchers say it also boosts young people’s self-esteem. The film “Buena Vista Social Club”

A musical education does not just produce musicians. Researchers say it also boosts young people’s self-esteem. The film “Buena Vista Social Club”

Europe

Slim chance of budget deal angers MEPs

EU officials have downplayed any chance of any agreement on the bloc’s budget this weekend. It means that European leaders will be back to do it

EU officials have downplayed any chance of any agreement on the bloc’s budget this weekend. It means that European leaders will be back to do it

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Chinese resisting the march of the builders

They are called “nail houses”, for their refusal to be hammered down by developers busy covering China’s biggest cities with concrete and tower

They are called “nail houses”, for their refusal to be hammered down by developers busy covering China’s biggest cities with concrete and tower

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Scientists fail to find fantasy island

For the last 10 years Sandy Island in the Pacific has featured on maps and satellite images, but as it lay in a little-explored region of the ocean

For the last 10 years Sandy Island in the Pacific has featured on maps and satellite images, but as it lay in a little-explored region of the ocean

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Living under the volcano of Gaza

Half the people of Kibbutz Mefalsim, a communal settlement two kilometres from Gaza, have gone to safer places in Israel. The 400 mainly Argentinean

Half the people of Kibbutz Mefalsim, a communal settlement two kilometres from Gaza, have gone to safer places in Israel. The 400 mainly Argentinean

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Israeli troops kill Palestinian on the Gaza border

A Palestinian man has been shot dead close to the Israeli/Gaza border. It is the first reported killing since the ceasefire came into force on

A Palestinian man has been shot dead close to the Israeli/Gaza border. It is the first reported killing since the ceasefire came into force on

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Egyptian opposition calls for a day of protests following Mursi decree

Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi’s decision to award himself sweeping new powers has – once again – brought demonstrators out onto the streets of

Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi’s decision to award himself sweeping new powers has – once again – brought demonstrators out onto the streets of

Nocomment

UK braces for flash floods

Strong winds and heavy rainfall battered parts of the UK for a second day with Devon in the west of England facing some of the worst

Strong winds and heavy rainfall battered parts of the UK for a second day with Devon in the west of England facing some of the worst

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EU staggers through budget summit

Disagreements a-plenty are filtering out of the EU Budget Summit, which is struggling to set a coherent financial course for the EU for the seven

Disagreements a-plenty are filtering out of the EU Budget Summit, which is struggling to set a coherent financial course for the EU for the seven