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French finance minister François Baroin has confirmed that the ratings agency Standard and Poor’s intends to strip France of its AAA credit rating. (photo, from lemonde.fr) (more…)

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The UK is the only EU member state which refused to back a tax and budget pact – known as a “fiscal compact” – aimed at tackling the eurozone debt crisis.

UK prime minister David Cameron (photo, from guardian.co.uk) said he had to protect key British interests, including its financial markets. (more…)

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Christine Lagarde (photo, from lemonde.fr), the French finance minister, will become the first woman to head the International Monetary Fund (IMF). (more…)

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On Sunday morning, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi reacted to overnight air attacks on government forces by France, the UK and the US, in order to execute a UN-mandated no-fly zone, voted on Thursday night. (more…)

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In the French city of Nantes, a coded manuscript (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) by Leonardo da Vinci has been discovered in a public library, after a journalist came across a reference to it in a Leonardo biography, the library said. (more…)

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The Spanish government has reportedly rejected the statement made earlier this month by the Basque separatist group Eta, saying that it is ready for a permanent ceasefire. (more…)

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In a video statement, Eta, the Basque separatist armed group, has declared a ceasefire.

Issued on Sunday on the Basque newspaper Gara‘s website, the video showed three masked men making a statement in Basque. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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