Thursday, August 4, 2011

From the Heart of Europe | 04.08.2011, 14:00 UTC

DEUTSCHE WELLE
FROM THE HEART OF EUROPE | 04.08.2011 | 14:00 UTC
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EUROPE
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Politics
IMF head to be investigated over abuse of power

The head of the IMF, Christine Lagarde, has come under suspicion for abuse
of power. A French court ruled she should be investigated for her role in
settling a financial dispute while she was France's finance minister.

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Eastern Europe
Berlin seeks to bridge partisan divide in Albania

The EU has called on Albania to put aside partisan differences and work for
the common good, but to no avail. Now Berlin wants to take a shot at
resolving the political gridlock in this economically troubled nation.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
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Russia
Belarus rejects Putin's call for unification with Russia

Nostalgia for the Soviet Union or election tactic? Vladimir Putin's calls
for a possible annexation of Belarus and South Ossetia into Russia have
sparked criticism in Minsk and elsewhere.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
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Kosovo
Kosovo rejects NATO-Serbia deal

NATO forces and Serbian officials have reached an accord on the disputed
crossings in Kosovo's north. The government in Pristina, however, has
rejected the deal out of concern that its sovereignty could be weakened.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
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Economy
Berlusconi seeks to soothe market nerves over Italy

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has sought to restore calm, as
yields on Italian government bonds shot to record highs, prompting renewed
concern that the country may need aid from the eurozone.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
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Justice
France to extradite Noriega to Panama

Now behind bars in France, after serving two decades in a Miami prison it
looks like former military dictator Manuel Noriega will soon be doing time
in his native Panama.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
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BUSINESS
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Trends
Central banks and major investors join gold rush

Private and institutional investors have long used gold as a safeguard
against financial crises. Now, more and more central banks are buying the
precious metal to hedge against the euro and dollar debt crises.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
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Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn to publish monthly punctuality statistics online

In a move towards greater transparency, German rail operator Deutsche Bahn
will start publishing monthly punctuality statistics in September. The
company says it wants to balance public perceptions with hard facts.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
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GERMANY
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Labor Market
Germans less and less satisfied with their jobs

The German economy is booming. Nevertheless, the country's workers have
never been more unsatisfied with their jobs. Researchers say stagnant
incomes and declining job security are to blame.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
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