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Latest update : 2014-02-13

French court rules against Sunday opening for DIY stores

France's highest administrative court has struck down a government order that allowed hardware stores to open on Sundays. Seven-day trading is strictly regulated in France, and the government must now rush to issue a new order to keep the shops open. Also, how protests in Bosnia are focusing on the country's failed privatisation programme.

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2014-08-21 Russia

Russia targets McDonald's over tensions with West

Russia's food safety authority has shut down four McDonald's restaurants in Moscow for apparently not complying with food safety standards. Surprise inspections have also been...

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2014-08-20 France

More than half of French households will pay no income tax this year

Just 48.5% of French households will pay income tax for 2013, according to new figures from the finance ministry. The figure is almost 5% lower than the previous year. The news...

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2014-08-19 China

Argentina seeks to cash in on Russia import bans

Argentina's industry and agriculture ministers are meeting officials in Moscow later as the country seeks to cash in on import bans on food from North America and Europe....

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2014-08-15 Airbus

Berkshire Hathaway stock hits $200,000

Shares in billionaire investor Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway broke a record high on Thursday to reach $200,000. The company has investments in many small and large-scale...

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2014-08-14 eurozone

Shock contraction in German economy as France stagnates

Europe's two largest economies have posted disappointing economic growth figures, with Germany seeing a shock contraction of 0.2% between April and June. The news has dampened...

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