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EU summit: Compromise Deal on Eurozone Bank Supervisor.

The European Central Bank-led mechanism will have the power to intervene in any bank within the eurozone. A legislative framework is to be in place by 1 January next year, with the body starting work later in 2013. The deal appears to be a compromise between France and Germany, who earlier disagreed over the timing and over the number of banks the ECB would oversee. ...

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Pakistani Teen Activist on Way to Britain to Recover From Shooting by Taliban

The Pakistani schoolgirl activist shot in the head by the Taliban, is on her way to Britain for treatment as she struggles to overcome her injuries. A panel of Pakistani doctors and international experts say that Malala will require prolonged care to fully recover from the physical and psychological effects of trauma that she has received. ...

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Jerry Sandusky Sentenced to at Least 30 Years in Prison

Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky will likely spend the rest of his life in prison, after a judge handed down a prison sentence Tuesday, October 9th, for his convictions on child sexual abuse charges. Judge John Cleland said Sandusky will face no less than 30 years and no more than 60 years, with credit for time served. ...

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Hugo Chavez is Re-elected as Venezuelan President

President of Venezuela Hugo Chavez had a landslide victory on Sunday October 7th, 2012, in the Venezuelan Elections. On Monday October 8th, the Honourable Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, congratulated the Venezuelan President on his victory at the poles and the Venezuelan people for having what appeared to be a very free and fair election. ...

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Campaign Urges Saudi Chicken Boycott over Price Rises

People in Saudi Arabia are using social media websites to protest against a sudden increase in the cost of chicken. A Twitter campaign entitled "Let it Rot" is urging residents to punish traders, who it says have raised prices by as much as 40% in the past two weeks, by not eating chicken. Saudis regularly use social media to express their discontent in a country where political parties, unions and protests ...

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