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2012-10-02

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Iran's rial crisis linked to regime

To discuss the impact being felt in Iran by the weakening of its currency, we spoke to a professor at the Burgundy Business School in France, home to

To discuss the impact being felt in Iran by the weakening of its currency, we spoke to a professor at the Burgundy Business School in France, home to

Europe

EP mission in Ukraine to be suspended during election

The European Parliament will suspend its mission overseeing the appeal of former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoschenko until after elections in

The European Parliament will suspend its mission overseeing the appeal of former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoschenko until after elections in

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France's left split on fiscal pact vote

The focus in the French National Assembly was Europe with the first reading of the European Union fiscal pact which was agreed by EU leaders in

The focus in the French National Assembly was Europe with the first reading of the European Union fiscal pact which was agreed by EU leaders in

Business

Alstom's fund raising raises eyebrows

An unexpected move by Alstom to increase its capital in order to fund acquisitions has raised concerns about its financial strength. The French

An unexpected move by Alstom to increase its capital in order to fund acquisitions has raised concerns about its financial strength. The French

Business

No Spanish bailout request for now

Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has said that he has no plans to ask Brussels for a bailout soon. That followed a report Madrid could request

Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has said that he has no plans to ask Brussels for a bailout soon. That followed a report Madrid could request

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Iran can cope with falling currency, says Ahmadinejad

Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Tuesday that his country can overcome its currency crisis as the rial fell to new record lows against

Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Tuesday that his country can overcome its currency crisis as the rial fell to new record lows against

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Political revenge not on the agenda in Georgia says PM elect

The talking, listening and analysing has started in Georgia following the victory by Bidzina Ivanishvili and his six party coalition in the

The talking, listening and analysing has started in Georgia following the victory by Bidzina Ivanishvili and his six party coalition in the

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Austrian right wing politician jailed in bank scam plan

A former regional head of Austria’s conservative People’s Party has been sentenced to five and half years in jail. Josef Martinz and three others

A former regional head of Austria’s conservative People’s Party has been sentenced to five and half years in jail. Josef Martinz and three others

News

Strauss-Khan gang rape case dropped

French prosecutors have dropped their probe into gang rape allegations against former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Khan. The decision was taken after

French prosecutors have dropped their probe into gang rape allegations against former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Khan. The decision was taken after

Europe

EU report: Deposits should be separated from risky banking

Again, it is being recommended that high-risk investments and trading be separated from retail banking. This time, the proposal comes from a new

Again, it is being recommended that high-risk investments and trading be separated from retail banking. This time, the proposal comes from a new

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Georgia's Ivanishvili plans to work fast

Bidzina Ivanishvili doesn’t like politics; he said so recently, according to French paper l’Express. He said ‘two, three years maximum, that’s how

Bidzina Ivanishvili doesn’t like politics; he said so recently, according to French paper l’Express. He said ‘two, three years maximum, that’s how

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Georgians ponder future after elections

The frantic build up to what could prove to be historic elections has gone and on the streets of Tibilisi people are focusing on the future

The frantic build up to what could prove to be historic elections has gone and on the streets of Tibilisi people are focusing on the future

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Rome 'toga party' politician accused of corruption

A senior Rome regional politician has been arrested in a widening inquiry into government corruption in the capital. Franco Fiorito, former head of

A senior Rome regional politician has been arrested in a widening inquiry into government corruption in the capital. Franco Fiorito, former head of

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Gunmen kill 26 students in attack at college in Nigeria

Gunmen shot dead at least 26 students in an attack on their college residence in northeast Nigeria, a college spokesman said on Tuesday. The attack

Gunmen shot dead at least 26 students in an attack on their college residence in northeast Nigeria, a college spokesman said on Tuesday. The attack

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Butler feels "guilty of betraying Pope's trust"

Pope Benedict’s former butler, Paolo Gabriele, who is on trial for stealing papal documents alleging corruption in the Vatican and leaking them to

Pope Benedict’s former butler, Paolo Gabriele, who is on trial for stealing papal documents alleging corruption in the Vatican and leaking them to

Business

German car sales slide again

Car sales in Germany continue to fall. In September they were down by two percent from the same month last year, taking into account the fact that

Car sales in Germany continue to fall. In September they were down by two percent from the same month last year, taking into account the fact that

Business

Cost of borrowing goes down, down under

Australia’s central bank has cut its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point. It is now at the lowest level in three years – at

Australia’s central bank has cut its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point. It is now at the lowest level in three years – at

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Spain's job situation worsens

Spain’s jobless rate rose yet again in September as the services sector laid off more workers at the end of the summer tourist season. The latest

Spain’s jobless rate rose yet again in September as the services sector laid off more workers at the end of the summer tourist season. The latest

Nocomment

Shackled: bus factory protest

Workers at the Irisbus bus factory chained themselves to railings in front of the presidential palace in Rome to protest against the closure of their

Workers at the Irisbus bus factory chained themselves to railings in front of the presidential palace in Rome to protest against the closure of their

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Georgian president concedes defeat in parliamentary elections

Will it be a peaceful transfer of power in Georgia or could the elections results mark an uncertain future? Georgians are preparing for a new

Will it be a peaceful transfer of power in Georgia or could the elections results mark an uncertain future? Georgians are preparing for a new

Europe

EU: social security cover when working abroad

Question from Andrius in Vilnius: “I live in Lithuania. My employer wants to “post” me temporarily for a job in France. He said that under EU rules

Question from Andrius in Vilnius: “I live in Lithuania. My employer wants to “post” me temporarily for a job in France. He said that under EU rules

Culture

Neeson is back with Taken 2

Liam Neeson returns as a violently over-protective family man in ‘Taken 2’. The original ‘Taken’ became a surprise hit taking over 100m euros at

Liam Neeson returns as a violently over-protective family man in ‘Taken 2’. The original ‘Taken’ became a surprise hit taking over 100m euros at

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Kenyan and Somali troops flush al-Shabbab out of Kismayo

African Union and Somali troops have entered the strategic port town of Kismayo, the former stronghold of the al-Shabaab rebel group in

African Union and Somali troops have entered the strategic port town of Kismayo, the former stronghold of the al-Shabaab rebel group in

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Great Barrier Reef coral cover cut by half

Coral in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is disappearing at a faster rate than expected, according to a new study. Over the last thirty years

Coral in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is disappearing at a faster rate than expected, according to a new study. Over the last thirty years

Science_technology

Innovation at the forefront at Paris Motor Show

The car industry is always open to the advancement of technology. Not only because the car remains one of the most popular and necessary products in

The car industry is always open to the advancement of technology. Not only because the car remains one of the most popular and necessary products in

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Search for survivors after fatal ferry collision

Emergency services are searching the waters around an island south of Hong Kong after a boat packed with revellers collided with another ferry in

Emergency services are searching the waters around an island south of Hong Kong after a boat packed with revellers collided with another ferry in

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Pope's butler to testify at Vatican trial

Pope Benedict’s former butler is set to give evidence for the first time on the second day of his trial for stealing documents. Paolo Gabriele, 46

Pope Benedict’s former butler is set to give evidence for the first time on the second day of his trial for stealing documents. Paolo Gabriele, 46