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Iraqi forces break Islamic State’s siege of Amerli – video

Iraqi security forces and militia attack Isis positions in Sulaiman Bek, near the town of Amerli in northern Iraq, following US air strikes. Amerli had been under siege since June following Isis’s encirclement of the settlement. The 15,000 residents re…
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Chinese factory growth slows, but Ireland hits 15-year high – business live

Rolling business and financial news, as the latest PMI reports show how factories fared last monthIntroduction: Lots of manufacturing industry surveys coming up China slowsIreland surgesSpain OK 8.28am BST Spain Manufacturing PMI (Aug) comes in weaker …
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Death toll rises in Paris apartment block explosion

At least six dead, including two children, in blast initially thought to have been caused by a gas leak Continue reading…
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Iraqi forces take Amerli town from Islamic State fighters

US airstrikes and British, French and Australian aid assist the advances against Isis Continue reading…
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French PM calls for unity after Socialist party infighting

Manuel Valls greeted with applause and angry whistling during speech to party conference a week after dissolving government Continue reading…
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France’s economics ills worsen but all remedies appear unpalatable

Beset from right and left, president François Hollande could do with some good economic news. But he is at the mercy of Germany’s eurozone austerity drive and Merkel is unlikely to cut him much slack Continue reading…




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France’s economics ills worsen but all remedies appear unpalatable

Beset from right and left, president François Hollande could do with some good economic news. But he is at the mercy of Germany’s eurozone austerity drive and Merkel is unlikely to cut him much slack Continue reading…




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Eurozone fears of stagnation grow as France and Italy suffer

A stubborn lack of growth, rather than collapse, is now the enemy. But agreement is elusive Continue reading…
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Christine Lagarde given vote of confidence by IMF board

The International Monetary Fund chief can continue to effectively carry out her duties despite corruption investigationThe executive board of the International Monetary Fund has expressed confidence in its managing director, Christine Lagarde, after re…
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French socialists urged to consider end of 35-hour week by former WTO chief

Pascal Lamy says more working hours could help solve record unemployment if businesses and unions are on board Continue reading…
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