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Uganda Terror Trial: Five jailed for life for 2010 Al-Shabaab World Cup Bombings

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Obama in Hiroshima and Austria's close call (part 1)

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French labour strikes, raids on Google and McDonald's (part 2)

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Ukraine: Searching for missing people in Donbass

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Video: What remains of the Gezi movement in Turkey?

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Euro 2016: France readies for kick off

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Anne A-R : The people beyond the numbers: A photographic manifesto from the migrant trail

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Video: Ken Loach wins his second Palme d'Or in Cannes

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THE BUSINESS INTERVIEW

THE BUSINESS INTERVIEW

Latest update : 2014-04-14

Jean-Claude Trichet, former head of the European Central Bank

France’s new Prime Minister Manuel Valls says a strong single currency risks undermining his government's efforts to make France more competitive. But Jean-Claude Trichet, former President of the European Central Bank, thinks otherwise. "To put all the burden on the Central Bank is wrong", he says, "because inflation depends also very very much, in some countries, on social partners, depends very much on investments in the country itself."

By Markus KARLSSON

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2015-05-14 European Union

Will the UK stay in the EU?

The British election wasn't the nail-biter many had expected. The Conservative party won a majority in the House of Commons, which means they will be able to govern on their own....

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2015-05-07 eurozone

Eurozone: Is low growth the new norm?

The European recovery is picking up pace. New figures from the European Commission this week suggest that growth in the eurozone will be stronger than first thought, on the back...

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2015-04-30 mining

Demand for diamonds 'softening': De Beers CEO Mellier

For the past few months, the diamond market has been less than sparkling, forcing mining giant Anglo American, which owns De Beers, to scale down its production targets. However,...

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2015-04-23 Economic growth

Akinwumi Adesina: 'Real challenge' for African economies is obtaining 'inclusive growth'

Akinwumi Adesina is the outgoing agriculture minister of Nigeria, Africa's largest economy. He is also a candidate to become the next president of the African Development Bank....

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2015-04-16 French economy

'Liberalism is a French tradition', says France's most liberal man

Liberalism is a somewhat dirty word in France. It's often associated with capitalism and the "laissez-faire" of market deregulation that led to the financial crisis. Gaspard...

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