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Greece unemployment hits highest rate in European Union

BBC-The latest unemployment rate for Greece has risen to 26.8%, the highest figure recorded in the European Union (EU). The official Greek data for October sees Greece overtake Spain as the country with the highest unemployment rate in Europe. The

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Kabul to Seek More Control Over U.S. Aid

Wall Street Journal- By Nathan Hodge Afghanistan this week plans to ask during President Hamid Karzai’s Washington visit for more U.S. assistance to be channeled directly to government coffers, the country’s top finance official said. Control over aid money has

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UK economy 'contracted in fourth quarter'

BBC-The UK economy contracted by 0.3% in the last three months of 2012, according to the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR). The NIESR blamed it on artificially strong growth in the third quarter. If the figure is

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UK economy ‘contracted in fourth quarter’

BBC-The UK economy contracted by 0.3% in the last three months of 2012, according to the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR). The NIESR blamed it on artificially strong growth in the third quarter. If the figure is

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Kabul municipality’s revenue up by 33pc

PAN by Zarghona Salehi- The Kabul Municipality’s revenue reached 2.5 billion afghanis ($ 48.6 million) during the first nine months of the current Afghan calendar year, showing a 33 percent hike, an official said on Thursday. In an exclusive interview

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Rising fuel prices linked to road blockades

PAN-Fuel, excluding diesel, and gold prices went up in Kabul markets during the outgoing week, dealers said on Thursday. Haji Sultan, who owns a wood stall in Dashti-i-Barchi neighbourhood, said 560 kilograms of cedar wood went up by 200 afghanis

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Microsoft to close Windows Live Messenger on 15 March

MSN News-Microsoft has announced plans to shut down its Messenger service (formerly Windows Live Messenger/MSN Messenger) and move users to Skype from 15 March 2013. The sad news came in the form of an official email from Microsoft. It is

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