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Eye to eye: Democrats and Republicans refuse to back down

With just a week to go, Democrats and Republicans still can't find a compromise. If the Treasury can't raise extra cash by Tuesday August 2nd, the US will default on its loans. US President Barack Obama wants to solve the problem by raising Washington's debt ceiling, i.e. how much money the country is allowed to borrow. But Republicans strongly disapprove of the plan - and time is running out.

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2014-04-24 work

Bangladesh: Textile workers' lives still at risk?

One year on from Bangladesh's worst ever industrial disaster - over 1,100 people were killed when the Rana Plaza factory collapsed - many people are still waiting for...

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2014-04-23 marijuana

Copenhagen seeks to decriminalise use of cannabis

When it comes to drug gangs, countries like Colombia, Mexico and El Salvador probably spring to mind, but not Denmark. And yet, Copenhagen has a massive organised crime problem,...

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2014-04-22 Vatican

'Pope-mania' hits John Paul II's Polish hometown

Pope Jean Paul II, the first and only Polish pope, who worked hard to bring an end to communism, will soon be canonised as a saint. In Poland, where more than 80% of the...

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2014-04-21 USA

Romania strengthens military cooperation with the US

The US decision to send more Marines to Romania dates back to late last year. But now, joint military exercises between the two countries have a more urgent feel with Russian...

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2014-04-18 unemployment

Bosnia: Hopes of change among disempowered citizens

The war may have ended almost 20 years ago, but today Bosnia is going through a different kind of crisis: a political one. Major protests broke out in the city of Tuzla in...

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