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Brazil’s economy has entered recession after official figures showed it contracted by 1.9% between in Q2 2015 compared with the previous three months. Analysts had...

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Vassiliki Thanou, Greece's top Supreme Court judge, has been appointed caretaker prime minister ahead of early elections next month. Greece’s President Prokopis Pavlopoulos named Vassiliki...

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Syriza rebels will form a new party trying to govern Greece, local media reports. Former Prime Minister and left-wing Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras stood down...

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France’s far-right Front National (FN) has expelled its founder, Jean-Marie Le Pen, following a feud with daughter and party leader Marine Le Pen. Jean-Marie Le...

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Finland is planning to start a pilot project that would see the state pay people a basic income regardless of whether they work. The details...

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Greek PM Alexis Tsipras has announced he is stepping down and has called an early election. Alexis Tsipras had faced a rebellion within his ruling...

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According to Greek media, PM Alexis Tsipras is set to call a snap election for September 20. Alexis Tsipras has faced a rebellion within his...

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Oil prices and stock markets around the world have seen further falls, sparked by the renewed fears over the health of the global economy. China...

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Pierre Nkurunziza has been sworn in for a controversial third term as Burundi president. The ceremony came as a surprise, as Pierre Nkurunziza had been...

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German parliament has voted by a large majority to approve a third bailout deal for Greece. In total 453 members of parliament voted in favor,...

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Hundreds of Hillary Clinton’s emails from her private server are to be reviewed to see if they contain classified information. The State Department identified the...

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In a recent interview, Donald Trump says he wants to end the automatic right to citizenship for all children born in the US. Under the...

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Voters in Sri Lanka are going to the polls in a general election, with former President Mahinda Rajapaksa hoping to return to office as...

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Mass protests have been held across Brazil with demonstrators calling for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff. Support for Dilma Rousseff has fallen to single-digit...

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Hilary Clinton has hit back at her Republican rival Jeb Bush over who is responsible for instability in Iraq and the rise of the...

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Eurogroup has agreed a third bailout deal for Greece after the Greek parliament backed the plan. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said the deal sent...

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The Greek parliament has approved the draft details a third bailout in five years after talks that lasted through the night and well into...

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Russia has announced it is extending its list of countries subject to a food import ban in retaliation for Western sanctions over the Ukraine...

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Greece’s economy grew by 0.8% in Q2 2015, confounding expectations of a steep contraction. The official figures, based on a flash estimate, also revised a...

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Jeb Bush has blamed President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton for the current unrest in the...

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China's Central Bank has cut the yuan’s rate against the US dollar for a second day. The move sent fresh shockwaves through Asian markets, but...

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has agreed to hand over to the FBI the private email server that she used on duty. Hillary Clinton’s...

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Greece's finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos has announced his country has broadly agreed the substance of a bailout deal with its creditors. "Two or three small...

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The Chinese yuan has been devalued to its lowest rate against the US dollar in almost three years. China’s central bank said the move was...

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GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump has defended his relations with women, calling them "tremendous", but stopped short of apologizing for attacking Fox News moderator...