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Thursday, 10 November 2011

Lead item

European debt crisis spiralling out of control "Fears that Europe's sovereign debt crisis was spiralling out of control have intensified as political chaos in Athens and Rome, and looming recession, created panic on world markets. Reports emerging from Brussels said that Germany and France had begun preliminary talks on a break-up of the eurozone."


Thursday, 10 November 2011

General item

Italy pushed closer to financial brink "The difference this time is that Italy, the third largest economy in the euro zone, is on a different scale than those other, much smaller European nations."

New York Times

Ukraine's last chance? "In a case overseen by her arch-rival (president Viktor Yanukovych), Tymoshenko has been convicted of 'abuse of power' - a judgment that has landed her seven years in prison."

New York Review of Books

Thursday, 10 November 2011

General item

Russian grave digger dresses up 29 bodies in his apartment "Anatoly Moskvin had always been open about his interest in the dead and eagerly described how he loved to rummage through cemeteries, studying grave stones to uncover the life stories behind them."


And finally

Watch Rick Perry's campaign end before your eyes (video) From today's debate, already being referred to as one of the most damaging moments in US presidential debate history. 

Rick Perry