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Entrepreneurs swarm to Tallinn for new business ventures

Faced with the eurozone debt crisis, a new wave of web entrepreneurs on the continent have been running to an unlikely destination - Estonia. The small Baltic nation has defied the economic downturn and is offering fledgling companies a cheaper and less bureaucratic alternative to Western Europe. Skype is only one example of how companies can find success in the country. Our correspondents Anne Mailliet and Janis Laizans caught up with those looking to follow in its footsteps.

By Anne MAILLIET

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2016-05-05 Turkey

On the trail of US-exiled cleric Gulen, arch enemy of Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan once had a staunch ally in Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen. But the relationship between the two men soured to the extent that the...

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2016-05-04 United Arab Emirates

Gulf states starting to feel the pinch of cheap oil

Gulf countries have lost billions of dollars because of the fall in oil prices. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates all now need to cut spending and find...

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2016-05-03 Austria

Migrants: Austria building fence on border with Italy

Austria has begun building a fence and checkpoints on its border with Italy in a bid to keep migrants out. Following the closure of the Balkan route, Vienna fears that this...

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2016-05-02 Hezbollah

Lebanon pays price for conflict between Saudi Arabia and Hezbollah

Since the start of the year, relations between Saudi Arabia and Lebanon have taken a turn for the worse. The crisis began when Lebanon refused to sign an Arab League declaration...

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2016-04-29 Libya

Libya: Who's running the country?

The EU is mulling military operations in Libya to help shore up the new national unity government. The man at the head of this fragile, UN-backed coalition is Prime Minister...

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