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Social unrest continues in France and Belgium

Train services have been reduced today in France, where rail workers have started an unlimited strike.

Train services have been reduced today in France, where rail workers have started an unlimited strike.

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French strikes multiply as Euro 2016 nears

Strike action is multiplying in France and the timing couldn’t be worse with the Euro 2016 football tournament due to start there in just 10 days…

Strike action is multiplying in France and the timing couldn’t be worse with the Euro 2016 football tournament due to start there in just 10 days…

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Gunshots, grenades and anger in Jerusalem

Israeli police shot dead a Palestinian they said tried to stab an officer near Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday, the latest in a spate of street attacks in the occupied territories.

Israeli police shot dead a Palestinian they said tried to stab an officer near Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday, the latest in a spate of street attacks in the occupied territories.

Europe

Anti-Uber protest brings central Brussels to a standstill

The Belgian capital of Brussels came to a standstill on Wednesday as some 300 taxi drivers protested against ride-hailing service Uber. Taxi drivers

The Belgian capital of Brussels came to a standstill on Wednesday as some 300 taxi drivers protested against ride-hailing service Uber. Taxi drivers

Culture

John Turturro picks up Lifetime Award at Jerusalem Film Festival

The 32nd edition of the Jerusalem Film Festival kicked off with Hollywood glamour, as John Turturro attended the opening. The US actor, writer and

The 32nd edition of the Jerusalem Film Festival kicked off with Hollywood glamour, as John Turturro attended the opening. The US actor, writer and

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American Civil War flag offends many as symbol of slavery

Held for nine murders in Charleston, South Carolina, Dylann Roof has also fired up passions in the United States over the flying of a southern battle

Held for nine murders in Charleston, South Carolina, Dylann Roof has also fired up passions in the United States over the flying of a southern battle

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Uneasy calm in Baltimore

An uneasy calm has settled on Baltimore with riot police lining streets where nights of rioting occurred as citizens expressed anger over the death

An uneasy calm has settled on Baltimore with riot police lining streets where nights of rioting occurred as citizens expressed anger over the death

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Yemen: a tinderbox in a Saudi-Iranian 'Cold War' shadow

Strategically important at the crossroads between East and West, Yemen’s four-year political crisis has recently been escalating into a full-blown

Strategically important at the crossroads between East and West, Yemen’s four-year political crisis has recently been escalating into a full-blown

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Brazil World Cup poor feel football trampling social needs

An Amazon forest chief marches with hundreds of native people alongside slum workers in Brazil. Brazilian police mounted on horseback deploy to

An Amazon forest chief marches with hundreds of native people alongside slum workers in Brazil. Brazilian police mounted on horseback deploy to

Business

Ukraine: acting President Turchinov appeals for international aid

In the battle for Ukraine’s political soul, the economy could end up caught in the middle of a tug-of-war. Acting President Oleksander Turchinov

In the battle for Ukraine’s political soul, the economy could end up caught in the middle of a tug-of-war. Acting President Oleksander Turchinov

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Ukrainian parliament announces start of election campaign

Ukraine’s acting president, Olexander Turchinov, has revealed that the country’s presidential election campaign will begin on Tuesday February 25th

Ukraine’s acting president, Olexander Turchinov, has revealed that the country’s presidential election campaign will begin on Tuesday February 25th

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Bosnia: decades of dissatisfaction flare into protest in Tuzla

The city of Tuzla, once a thriving powerhouse of Bosnian industry, has become a hotbed of protest. Twenty-two people, including 17 police officers

The city of Tuzla, once a thriving powerhouse of Bosnian industry, has become a hotbed of protest. Twenty-two people, including 17 police officers

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Scarlett Johansson controversy highlights Boycott Israel movement

Scarlet Johansson’s television advertisement for the Israeli-owned company Sodastream, which operates a factory in Ma’ale Adumim – an Israeli

Scarlet Johansson’s television advertisement for the Israeli-owned company Sodastream, which operates a factory in Ma’ale Adumim – an Israeli

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Gay woman in Hong Kong spurns father's double dowry offer

Don’t let appearances fool you, Gigi Chao isn’t lonely. The LGBT activist’s dad just doesn’t get it. She’s 33 and has been with her partner Sean

Don’t let appearances fool you, Gigi Chao isn’t lonely. The LGBT activist’s dad just doesn’t get it. She’s 33 and has been with her partner Sean

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EU-Ukraine trade deal could go ahead

The EU has held out a promise of more financial aid for Ukraine, if it signs a trade pact. Serhiy Arbuzov, Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister, has

The EU has held out a promise of more financial aid for Ukraine, if it signs a trade pact. Serhiy Arbuzov, Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister, has

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Euronews correspondent in Ukraine gives view on crisis

Claudio Rosmino: “In order to get a clearer understanding of how the crisis in Ukraine might play out I am joined by Sergio Cantone who is the

Claudio Rosmino: “In order to get a clearer understanding of how the crisis in Ukraine might play out I am joined by Sergio Cantone who is the

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Obama: Growing income inequality threat to "American dream"

In a landmark speech on the state of the US economy and society, US President Barack Obama on Wednesday warned against the dangers of a growing

In a landmark speech on the state of the US economy and society, US President Barack Obama on Wednesday warned against the dangers of a growing

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Violent protests in South West Colombia continue

Anti-riot police clashed with farmers, indigenous people in Cauca, all unhappy with the government. It’s the latest in a string of confrontations

Anti-riot police clashed with farmers, indigenous people in Cauca, all unhappy with the government. It’s the latest in a string of confrontations

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New Spanish border controls block thousands in Gibraltar

Thousands of people trying to leave Gibraltar have been stuck in lengthy queues as a result of new tighter Spanish custom controls. Tensions over

Thousands of people trying to leave Gibraltar have been stuck in lengthy queues as a result of new tighter Spanish custom controls. Tensions over

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EU's Ashton in Cairo calls for "inclusive" transition process

EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton has met with interim president Adly Mansour and army chief, General Al Sisi, as well as members of the

EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton has met with interim president Adly Mansour and army chief, General Al Sisi, as well as members of the

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Alexandria: US citizen dies in Egypt clashes

A US citizen has died in Alexandria as clashes between supporters and opponents of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi turned violent on Friday, but

A US citizen has died in Alexandria as clashes between supporters and opponents of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi turned violent on Friday, but

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Riots prompt focus on Sweden's poor immigrant suburbs

Almost a week of rioting in parts of Stockholm has highlighted social problems among the mainly immigrant communities in poor areas of Swedish

Almost a week of rioting in parts of Stockholm has highlighted social problems among the mainly immigrant communities in poor areas of Swedish