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Mourners pay respects at Nelson Mandela Memorial Service
Marathon EU talks over bail-out fund for banks
Marathon talks between European Union finance ministers have brought the creation of a central body to deal with failing banks closer to fruition. The aim is to avoid using taxpayer money to bail out or wind up lenders.
Blockades removed but pro-Europe protesters remain on streets of Kyiv
Some pro-EU protesters have remained on the streets of Kyiv after riot police moved in to break up blockades of government buildings. The EU's top diplomat hopes talks can defuse Ukraine's political standoff.
Thailand's prime minister rejects protesters' demand to step down
Thailand’s prime minister has said she intends to remain in office on a caretaker basis until snap elections early next year. The opposition is demanding an unelected "people’s council" be appointed to curb corruption.
Faulty breast implant company PIP founder Mas gets four years in jail
The founder of a now-defunct French company that used industrial-grade silicone in breast implants has been given four years in prison for fraud. Hundreds of thousands of women received the faulty implants.
France suffers first casualties of CAR mission, Hollande to visit Bangui
Two French soldiers have been killed in clashes in the Central African Republic (CAR). The country’s first casualties of the current military mission came just hours before France’s president was to visit the country.
Authors launch global appeal for digital rights
Over 550 writers from 83 countries have signed a petition calling on the UN to adopt an international bill of digital rights. They speak of government intransigence in protecting citizens from electronic spying.
EADS job cuts under fire from Germany, France
European aerospace company EADS has been criticized by Berlin and Paris for slashing 5,800 jobs as it downsizes its military business. EADS warns even more jobs are at risk if governments keep cutting defense budgets.
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