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Eurozone: The case against ‘cash for reform’

EU bailouts were based on the belief that a wave of sovereign defaults could doom the single currency. But was it correct? ©Reuters Angela Merkel will today urge the German Bundestag to support a new…


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Photographer faces 'gag law' fine

Thousands of protesters marched against the so-called “gag law” in Spain two months ago Spanish police are looking to fine a woman who photographed officers parking in a disabled spot under a controversial new “gag…


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Russia to show mega H-bomb replica

The “Tsar Bomba” test created a gigantic mushroom cloud like this over the Arctic Russia will display a replica of the most powerful nuclear device ever to be exploded – the Soviet “Tsar Bomba” –…


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Russia prepares to force pace in Ukraine

©EPA Ukrainian troops on patrol last month near the rebel held city of Donetsk in the economically unviable breakaway east Concerns are mounting that the simmering conflict in Ukraine may again be about to boil…


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EM capital outflows surge towards $1tn

©Reuters A surge of capital gushing out of emerging markets has risen toward $1tn over the past 13 months, roughly double the amount that fled during the financial crisis amid slumping confidence in the world’s…


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China arrests 15,000 for web violations

©Reuters A crackdown on “cyber crime” by Chinese authorities appeared to reach a new level on Tuesday when police said they had arrested 15,000 people for online security violations. The announcement, posted on the website…


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Briton arrested over Dhaka blogger deaths

©AFP Bangladeshi authorities said on Tuesday they had arrested a British citizen and two others for the murder of secular bloggers hacked to death in the capital Dhaka on the orders of an Islamist extremist…


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Clinton opposes oil drilling in Arctic

©Reuters Hillary Clinton has broken ranks with President Barack Obama on the environment for the first time in the 2016 election campaign, saying the Arctic should not be exploited for offshore oil the day after…


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Google launches OnHub ‘smart router’

©Google Google’s OnHub router Google is attempting to put itself at the centre of domestic wireless networks with a new “smart router” that promises to improve WiFi quality and security. OnHub’s launch comes weeks before…


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Merkel under pressure over Greece vote

©AFP German chancellor Angela Merkel was on Tuesday night struggling to contain a rebellion in her own party against the latest €86bn Greece rescue programme, as the German parliament prepared to vote on Wednesday on…