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2005-11-09 21:45:31

By Matthew Bigg PARIS (Reuters) - Hundreds of cars were burned in France overnight in riots after the government imposed emergency measures aimed at halting two weeks of unrest rooted in discontent over conditions in poor suburbs. French police said at 2 a.m. on Thursday they had arrested 155 people and 299 cars were burned, compared to 195 people arrested and 458 cars burned at the same time the previous night. A school in Belfort in eastern France was destroyed and vandalism at...

2005-11-09 17:47:55

By Matthew Bigg PARIS (Reuters) - France imposed emergency measures on Wednesday in 38 suburbs, towns and cities, but in a 14th night of violence youths clashed with police in the southwestern city of Toulouse and seven cars were burned. By 10:30 p.m., however, there were few other confirmed reports of unrest elsewhere in France. Authorities in the Paris area, scene of some of the worst violence, said Wednesday appeared calm compared to previous nights. Some 350 police officers were...

2005-11-09 06:10:00

By Jon Boyle PARIS -- France imposed a state of emergency in 38 urban zones, towns and cities including Paris on Wednesday after youths threw firebombs at police and torched hundreds of cars in a 13th night of violence. Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin published a decree invoking a 50-year-old law that gives senior government officials the power to impose curfews, although official figures showed a sharp drop in unrest. Police said 617 vehicles were set ablaze across the country...

2005-11-09 05:45:46

By Jon Boyle PARIS (Reuters) - France imposed a state of emergency in 38 urban zones, towns and cities including Paris on Wednesday after youths threw firebombs at police and torched hundreds of cars in a 13th night of violence. Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin published a decree invoking a 50-year-old law that gives senior government officials the power to impose curfews, although official figures showed a sharp drop in unrest. Police said 617 vehicles were set ablaze across...

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2005-08-03 13:08:10

ESA -- ESA's Venus Express spacecraft has just completed its last phase of testing in Europe and is ready to be shipped to its launch site at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. One and a half years after its sister spacecraft Mars Express arrived at Mars, Europe's newest planetary probe is ready to depart on the first leg of its journey to Earth's own sister planet, the mysterious Venus. Venus Express was proposed in 2001, as a mission concept to take as much as possible of the Mars...

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2005-06-16 22:30:00

A bed-rest study with female participants will help scientists understand changes to the immune response and decreased resistance to infection in space. Investigators with the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) are researching the immune system as part of the Women's International Space Simulation for Exploration (WISE), a collaborative venture that includes NASA, the European Space Agency, the Centre National D'Ó°tudes Spatiales (French Space...


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