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Samsung recalls millions of dangerous washing machines

After the problems with its Note 7 smartphones, Samsung is having to recall about 2.8 million top-loading washing machines in the US.

After the problems with its Note 7 smartphones, Samsung is having to recall about 2.8 million top-loading washing machines in the US.

Business

Inflation means inflation with post-Brexit price rises

Inflation in Britain jumped in September, and it was mostly more expensive clothes and costlier fuel which pushed it up, rather than the weaker pound.

Inflation in Britain jumped in September, and it was mostly more expensive clothes and costlier fuel which pushed it up, rather than the weaker pound.

Business

Unilever and Roche results better than expected

Consumer goods giant Unilever has reported better then expected Q2 sales. Swiss drugmaker Roche also beat market expectations.

Consumer goods giant Unilever has reported better then expected Q2 sales. Swiss drugmaker Roche also beat market expectations.

Business

Philips split: IPO likely for lighting division

Philips has confirmed that will almost certainly use an initial public offering of shares to investors to turn its lighting division in a standalone company.

Philips has confirmed that will almost certainly use an initial public offering of shares to investors to turn its lighting division in a standalone company.

Science_technology

Robots ready to run our lives...starting in the kitchen

When it comes to ideas, the sky is the limit regarding what’s on display at the CES in Las Vegas. Chip making giant Intel has teamed up with Ninebot

When it comes to ideas, the sky is the limit regarding what’s on display at the CES in Las Vegas. Chip making giant Intel has teamed up with Ninebot

Science_technology

Driverless cars steal the show at CES

Driverless cars are all the rage at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, which features plenty of smart, driverless, electric and

Driverless cars are all the rage at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, which features plenty of smart, driverless, electric and

Science_technology

Virtual reality headset sales will skyrocket in 2016

Virtual reality is hardly virtual anymore. At this year’s Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show, more than forty exhibitors are showcasing virtual

Virtual reality is hardly virtual anymore. At this year’s Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show, more than forty exhibitors are showcasing virtual

Business

CES 2016 - Las Vegas becomes a technology fest

There was a song and a robot with a welcome to this year’s Consumer Electronic’s show. The one-time toy has grown up into a practical smart helper

There was a song and a robot with a welcome to this year’s Consumer Electronic’s show. The one-time toy has grown up into a practical smart helper

News

European retailers strike early with sales after autumn disappoints

High street heaven for shoppers as stores offer clothing bargains after warm autumn, but fears about terror take the fun out of bargain-hunting in France

High street heaven for shoppers as stores offer clothing bargains after warm autumn, but fears about terror take the fun out of bargain-hunting in France

Business

The Force Awakens - as do Star Wars cash tills

The Force has awakened – and so have the cash registers. The seventh Star Wars film is tipped to become the year’s biggest box office success and a

The Force has awakened – and so have the cash registers. The seventh Star Wars film is tipped to become the year’s biggest box office success and a

Business

Eurozone growth confirmed at 0.3% in third quarter

The week after the ECB extended its stimulus programme and cut a key bank rate for the eurozone, data from the European Union’s Statistics Agency

The week after the ECB extended its stimulus programme and cut a key bank rate for the eurozone, data from the European Union’s Statistics Agency

Business

More shoppers go online for Black Friday bargains

Euphoric and excited amid the frenzy to secure the best bargains, they poured into New York stores as soon as the doors opened. Black Friday actually

Euphoric and excited amid the frenzy to secure the best bargains, they poured into New York stores as soon as the doors opened. Black Friday actually

News

USA: estimates suggest early Black Friday sales not up to the mark

Cheers could be heard outside shops US-wide as Black Friday sales kicked off slightly earlier than usual. In an effort to compete with online

Cheers could be heard outside shops US-wide as Black Friday sales kicked off slightly earlier than usual. In an effort to compete with online

Business

Alibaba sales break Singles' Day record in China

China’s e-commerce market leader Alibaba says online sales during Singles’ Day have exceeded last year’s total of $9.3 billion (8.6 billion euros)

China’s e-commerce market leader Alibaba says online sales during Singles’ Day have exceeded last year’s total of $9.3 billion (8.6 billion euros)

Business

Refugee influx into Germany 'could boost tobacco sales'

The influx of refugees into Germany could boost tobacco sales, according to industry analysts. With many fleeing Syria where nearly half of men

The influx of refugees into Germany could boost tobacco sales, according to industry analysts. With many fleeing Syria where nearly half of men

Business

Poor clothes sales hit Marks & Spencer's profits

Marks and Spencer has reported disappointing sales in clothing and homeware. Several factors have been cited for a 1.2 percent decline in general

Marks and Spencer has reported disappointing sales in clothing and homeware. Several factors have been cited for a 1.2 percent decline in general

Business

Renzi presents Italy's tax-cutting budget

The Italian budget unveiled on Thursday by the prime minister is a mixture of tax cuts and investment that may please the people – and cause rumbles

The Italian budget unveiled on Thursday by the prime minister is a mixture of tax cuts and investment that may please the people – and cause rumbles

News

West Bank Palestinians, some want to fight, others hope quietly

Euronews has been talking to Palestinians about what day to day life is like in the West Bank, in the refugee camp city of Tul-Karem and then in

Euronews has been talking to Palestinians about what day to day life is like in the West Bank, in the refugee camp city of Tul-Karem and then in

Business

Swiss watch exports fall as Apple dents demand

Swiss watch exports fell in August, amid signs that competition from Apple’s smartwatches may be denting demand. Shipments declined by 1.6 percent to

Swiss watch exports fell in August, amid signs that competition from Apple’s smartwatches may be denting demand. Shipments declined by 1.6 percent to

News

How many hours do you have to work to buy an iPhone?

Londoners would have to work twice as long as people in Zurich to afford an iPhone, a new study has shown. In its prices and earnings review

Londoners would have to work twice as long as people in Zurich to afford an iPhone, a new study has shown. In its prices and earnings review

Business

Swiss inflation hits 56-year-low

Inflation in Switzerland has slumped to its lowest level since 1959. Consumer prices posted their biggest monthly fall in 56 years in August, the

Inflation in Switzerland has slumped to its lowest level since 1959. Consumer prices posted their biggest monthly fall in 56 years in August, the

Business

UK economy grew by 0.7 percent in second quarter

In the UK economic growth remained steady at 0.7 percent for the second quarter according to official figures. Analysts had been expecting such a

In the UK economic growth remained steady at 0.7 percent for the second quarter according to official figures. Analysts had been expecting such a

Business

Japanese consumers still not spending enough

Consumer spending in Japan unexpectedly fell in July, threatening the country’s gradual recovery. The development puts more pressure on policymakers

Consumer spending in Japan unexpectedly fell in July, threatening the country’s gradual recovery. The development puts more pressure on policymakers

Europe

What can I take with me when I travel within the EU?

This week on UTalk, a question from Mary in Dublin: “I will be travelling to several EU countries this summer. I was wondering if I am I allowed to

This week on UTalk, a question from Mary in Dublin: “I will be travelling to several EU countries this summer. I was wondering if I am I allowed to

Business

Microsoft says Windows 10 is a "new era" in personal computing

Microsoft launched its Windows 10 operating system on Wednesday, hailing the return of much-missed “Start” menu. Windows 10 can run across PCs

Microsoft launched its Windows 10 operating system on Wednesday, hailing the return of much-missed “Start” menu. Windows 10 can run across PCs

News

Angry French farmers compare themselves to Greece

‘Le Foll, your Greece awaits you’ read one protest banner in which French farmers appeared to compare the crisis on the hands of Agriculture Minister

‘Le Foll, your Greece awaits you’ read one protest banner in which French farmers appeared to compare the crisis on the hands of Agriculture Minister