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The World This Week - 29 August 2014 (part 2)

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The World This Week - 29 August 2014

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Alain Choquette: A Hilarious Magician in Paris

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France welcomes Iraqi Christian refugees

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Emmanuel Macron: A new economy minister with a pro-business agenda

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Latest update : 2014-05-13

Pfizer boss to face UK lawmakers over Astrazeneca bid

The Chief Executive of US pharmaceutical firm Pfizer, Ian Read, faces a grilling by British politicians this Tuesday over his company’s bid for rival Astrazeneca. Pfizer has made two offers to buy the Anglo-Swedish firm, worth $106 billion, but both have been rejected by its board. The US drugs maker has said it will pursue its takeover efforts, and warned that Astrazeneca faces challenges if it stands alone. Also today: a chance to apply for the "most fun job in China".

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2014-08-29 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17

Google rivals Amazon with delivery drone tests

Google has unveiled its drone delivery project, which it has been testing with flights in Australia. The move by the internet giant puts Google directly in competition with...

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2014-08-28 aviation

New French economy minister signals changes to 35-hour week

France's new economy minister, Emmanuel Macron, has signalled that he'd like to see changes made to the 35-hour working week. In an interview he gave the day before he was...

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2014-08-27 French politics

Macron-economics, the former banker turned minister

A former investment banker and adviser to President Hollande, Emmanuel Macron, has been appointed France's new Economy Minister. His appointment will be a marked change from his...

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2014-08-26 French economy

France's new ministers face economic battle

France's new ministers will face an uphill battle to improve the country's economic fortunes, after a bitter row over austerity policies forced the collapse of the last...

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2014-08-22 technology

US judge calls Argentina bond swap offer illegal

The US judge at the centre of Argentina's debt default has said a new offer to bondholders from President Cristina Fernandez is illegal. The Argentinian president had offered...

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