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Latest update : 2014-01-13

France's Total invests in UK shale gas exploration

The French firm Total has become the first major oil company to invest in shale gas exploration in the UK. The British government is hoping that the controversial extraction of the gas will bring an economic boom to the country. Also, we find out why French taxi drivers are calling for stricter regulation of private hire car services.

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2015-04-28 Greece

Greece reins in Varoufakis in bailout team 'reshuffle'

After months without a breakthrough, the Greek government has "re-shuffled" the team charged with negotiating Athens’ bailout – effectively sidelining the outspoken Finance...

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2015-04-27 Volkswagen

End of an era as Volkswagen's Piech resigns

After a public power struggle with his chief executive, Ferdinand Piech has stepped down as chairman of Volkswagen. He spent two decades as the most prominent voice at Germany’s...

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2015-04-24 British Royal Family

Alice, Posh or Tyrone? Bookmakers take bets on new royal baby name

Brits are already placing bets on everything from dates to weights for the second royal baby. A whopping 83% are betting it will be a girl. We find out what names are the odds-on...

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2015-04-23 Brazil

Turmoil leads to first loss in decades for Petrobras

Brazil's state-controlled oil giant Petrobras reported a $7.2bn loss for last year. The firm was hit hard by writedowns and corruption charges. Plus, the European Union takes on...

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2015-04-22 retail

Tesco's tough times: Supermaket chain reports record loss

Tesco, the world's third-largest retailer, has reported the biggest pre-tax loss in its 96-year history, of €8.9 billion. The company's earnings were hit by a writedown of the...

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