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Latest update : 2012-08-10

Five years of financial woes

August 9th 2007 is widely accepted as being the day the global financial crisis really got under way. That was the day when French bank BNP Paribas expressed its fears over the subprime mortgage market in the US, starting domino effect of economic misery that is still casting a shadow over most Western countries. Five years on, the Eurozone is still in major trouble and there's little sign of things improving in the near future.

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2015-03-26 France

French baking taking over the world

France is well known for its culinary traditions and the nation's dishes are already famous worldwide. Now, its bread has become a rising star too, with bakers from across the...

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2015-03-25 Iraq

Iraq's Duluiyah, a symbol of Sunni resistance to jihadists

Iraqi government forces and Iran-backed Shia militia are hoping to soon retake Tikrit, Saddam Hussein's hometown, where jihadists have been holding out for several weeks. But...

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2015-03-24 India

India: Beef ban criticised

Cows are a sacred animal in India, a majority Hindu country. But the western state of Maharashtra has gone one step further in protecting the animals: it has banned beef...

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2015-03-23 Ebola

Video: One year on, Liberia on the road to recovery

One year after the first Ebola case was declared in West Africa, we look at the progress made in fighting the deadly disease. Before a new case was confirmed on Friday, Liberia...

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2015-03-20 Spain

Andalusia elections a key test for Spanish anti-austerity party

Voters in Andalusia head to the polls this weekend for the region's local elections. The vote is the first big test in a key election year in Spain - especially for the new...

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