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Published on 21 December 2011 at 10:51

Turkish President Abdullah Gül has tried unsuccessfully to reach his French counterpart Nicolas Sarkozy to discuss the bill to be debated on December 21 in the French parliament criminalizing denial of Armenian genocide (1915-17).


He has avoided Gül's telephone calls for two days – Zaman

The French government is to recommend that women with breast implants produced by French company PIP in the past decade should have them removed. The implants were made from substandard, industrial-grade silicone, and have associated health risks such as ruptures and cancers.

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30,000 women in danger – Libération

Department of Health has warned up to 50,000 British women that breast implants produced by French company PIP may be defective.


Breast implant panic spreads to UK – The Independent

George Osborne suffered a big setback last night when rating agency Moody's warned that Britain faced “formidable and rising challenges” and could lose its prized AAA credit rating.


Euro crisis threatens the UK’s triple-A credit status – The Times

After a EU-ECB-IMF troika review, the Portugueuse government is to drastically reduce severance pay. It will no longer be calculated on a basis of 30 days pay for every year worked in a company, but from 8 to 12 days.


Severance pay to be reduced by 70% – Público

A top secret document from an intelligence whistleblower has claimed that half of senior IRA members during the Northern Irish Troubles were British agents.


Half the IRA’s leaders were agents – The Belfast Telegraph

Having accepted a loan from contractors close to him and his family, German president Christian Wulff is in the spotlight for alleged conflict of interest. The single headline "Geht's noch?" in German can mean two things in English.


Are you crazy? / Can this go on? – Die Tageszeitung

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