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Latest update : 2011-08-10

Standard & Poors downgrades US credit rating

Three years after the subprime crisis, Washington is still suffering. Private debt from households and businesses has become public debt, reaching 100% of GDP. Years of tax cuts and increased spending have taken their toll - US growth is expected to be under 1% for 2011. Ratings agencies also believe Washington is not doing enough. Standard & Poors has now downgraded the nation's credit rating for the first time in its history.

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2017-03-30 Europe

Under EU rules, asylum seekers may be uprooted a second time

An estimated 22,000 asylum seekers currently in France are in a situation of legal limbo. They are deemed eligible to apply for asylum in the EU - but under what's known as the...

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2017-03-29 Europe

Italy: Anti-establishment mayor of Rome faces grim reality of power

Rome's first female mayor, Virginia Raggi, was hailed as a breath of fresh air when she swept to election victory on a wave of anti-establishment sentiment in June 2016. The Five...

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2017-03-28 Europe

Video: Putin building bridge from annexed Crimea to mainland Russia

It's been three years since Vladimir Putin signed off on Russia's annexation of Crimea - a unilateral act which landed Moscow with a wave of sanctions from Europe and the United...

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2017-03-27 Marine Le Pen

French presidential election: What attracts young voters to the far right?

The first round of France's presidential election is less than a month away and one thing seems clear: far-right National Front candidate Marine Le Pen is set to reach the second...

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2017-03-24 French Presidential Elections 2017

French Catholic voters remain faithful to scandal-hit Fillon

French conservative presidential candidate François Fillon is a practicing Catholic. In a book which kicked off his presidential bid, he wrote an entire chapter about his faith....

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