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Daily Bulletin | 06.08.2011, 18:30 UTC

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DAILY BULLETIN | 06.08.2011 | 18:30 UTC
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WORLD
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Economy
US credit rating downgraded for the first time in history

The United States lost its top-notch status as a reliable economic player,
according to the rating agency S&P. The move comes after global stock
market losses, raising concern about the world's economic health.

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Arab World
Leading politician urges EU to withdraw diplomats from Syria

A leading member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats has
called for EU ambassadors to be withdrawn from Syria. Meanwhile, Germany's
foreign minister says change is inevitable in Damascus.

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World War II
Hiroshima continues to polarize on 66th anniversary

The US is the only country that has used an atom bomb in war and 66 years
after it dropped one on Hiroshima, opinions are still sharply divided about
the decision. The strong emotions are likely to last for decades more.

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EUROPE
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Ukraine
Ukrainian court jails former prime minister for contempt

The trial of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko took a new
turn after the judge ordered her arrested for disturbing the court
proceedings. Activists say the trial is a gimmick to silence the
opposition.

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SPORTS
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Bundesliga
Stuttgart and Wolfsburg share top spot with opening-match wins

Stuttgart are sharing the top spot on the Bundesliga table after thumping
Champions League semi-finalists Schalke 3-0 on Saturday. Level on points
and goals are Wolfsburg, who managed a convincing away win over Cologne.

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GERMANY
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Business
Bayer threatens to leave Germany over high electricity costs

German chemical giant Bayer has warned that it may be forced to leave the
country because of a rise in energy prices. The firm is already looking at
increasing its foothold in emerging economies such as China.

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CULTURE & LIFESTYLE
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Art
Noah's Ark has docked in Cologne

Europe's first floating amusement park with a Biblical theme has opened its
gangway in Cologne. Visitors can test their knowledge of the Bible while
getting cozy with life-size models of giraffes and other fuzzy fellows.

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BUSINESS
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From the Fringe
Entrepreneurs expose Berlin to old technology

Analog photo-booths have popped up at a number of locations around Berlin
and, through a network of family friends, spread to many parts of Germany
and other European capitals.

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NL PROMOTION
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