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Trade with Asia’s economic giant President Hollande begins French trade visit to China

Trade with Asia’s economic giant President Hollande begins French trade visit to China

April 25, AP – France accounts for just 1.3 percent of China’s foreign trade. Germany’s share amounts to around five percent. France is also burdened by a hefty trade deficit with China which amounted last year to 26 billion euros ($34 billion). President Francois Hollande has begun a visit to China as France strives to […]

April 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Spain’s unemployment rate jumped to a record high of 27 percent

Spain’s unemployment rate jumped to a record high of 27 percent

April 25, AP – The Spanish statistics body reported Thursday that the nation’s unemployment rate shot up from 26.02 percent in the last quarter of 2012 to 27.16 percent in the first three months of this year. Spain’s unemployment rate has jumped to a record high of 27.2 percent. According to Spain’s National Statistics Institute […]

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EU: Swiss government announce plan to limit immigration

EU: Swiss government announce plan to limit immigration

April 25, AP – The Swiss government announced on Wednesday that immigration limits to all European Union countries would be extended beyond existing restriction to newly joined members. Switzerland, which is not a member of the EU but which is a member of the “borderless” visa-free Schengen zone, said the measures would apply starting from […]

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NATO foreign ministers focus on “exchange of information”

NATO foreign ministers focus on “exchange of information”

April 23, AP – Entering the talks, NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said: “We can all see that the situation in Syria is getting worse. And we cannot ignore the risks of a regional spillover, with possible implications for allied security.” NATO foreign ministers are meeting in Brussels for what alliance officials said would be […]

April 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Spain arrests 2 suspected members of al-Qaida’s North-African branch

Spain arrests 2 suspected members of al-Qaida’s North-African branch

April 23, AP MADRID —Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz asserted to reporters Tuesday that there was “sufficient grounds” to warrant the arrests, adding that they were made to avoid “greater risks.” Despite their alleged links to the terror network, Fernandez Diaz described the two suspects — an Algerian and a Moroccan — as essentially acting […]

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Car bomb hit French embassy in Tripoli

Car bomb hit French embassy in Tripoli

April 23, AP – An apparent car bomb has hit France’s embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli. At least two guards were reportedly wounded in the attack. At least two guards were injured early Tuesday in a car bomb attack on the French embassy in Tripoli, an unnamed embassy official told the news agency Reuters. […]

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European Union to ease trade and economic sanctions on Myanmar

European Union to ease trade and economic sanctions on Myanmar

April 23, AP – Foreign ministers from the 27 nations in the European Union agreed on Monday in Luxembourg to lift trade and economic sanctions against Myanmar in recognition of the country’s ongoing democratic reforms. The EU has said it would ease back on economic sanctions against Myanmar despite objections from Human Rights Watch. An […]

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Serbian government unanimously approves Kosovo deal

Serbian government unanimously approves Kosovo deal

April 22, BELGRADE, Serbia AP— The Serbian government approved the deal unanimously at an extraordinary session and ordered ministries to implement it, said government spokesman Milivoje Mihajlovic. The agreement could end years of tensions and put the Balkan rivals on a path to European Union membership The Serbian government on Monday approved a landmark agreement […]

April 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
Qatar to buy tanks and weapons from Germany

Qatar to buy tanks and weapons from Germany

April 21, AP – German arms manufacturer Kraus-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) has just closed a billion dollar deal with Qatar that was five years in the making. On Thursday (18.04.2013), the Munich-based company announced that it signed a contract to deliver 62 Leopard 2 tanks and 24 self-propelled howitzers to the emirate. The price for the […]

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Germany debates surveillance cameras after Boston Marathon bombing

Germany debates surveillance cameras after Boston Marathon bombing

April 21, AP – Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich led the call for more widespread use of video cameras in public places, saying that the Boston Marathon bombing and the subsequent identification of two suspects showed the efficacy of such surveillance. The Boston Marathon bombing has prompted more debate on surveillance cameras in public places in […]

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