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French green tax won't come back without consensus - PM | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - The French government will not resurrect a controversial green tax that was suspended following violent protests unless a political consensus is reached on how to apply it, Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Friday.<p>France's Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault arrives to deliver …

Britain's housing market capable of suddenly turn scalding hot - BoE's Dale | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England is fully aware that Britain’s housing market has a “microwave-type quality” with a tendency to go suddenly from lukewarm to scalding hot, its chief economist said on Friday.<p>The Bank of England is seen against a blue sky in the City of London October 6, 2011. …

Heroic Uruguay deserves a Nobel peace prize for legalising cannabis

I used to think the United Nations was a harmless talking shop, with tax-free jobs for otherwise unemployed bureaucrats. I now realise it is a force for evil. Its response to a truly significant attempt to combat a global menace – Uruguay's new drug regime – has been to declare that it "violates …

'Despicable human scum': North Korea's statement on execution – in full

"Upon hearing the report on the enlarged meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, the service personnel and people throughout the country broke into angry shouts that a stern judgment of the revolution should be meted out to the anti-party, …

The once-powerful uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been executed for treason after being branded "despicable human scum". Full story: http://fw.to/MegMyfm Photo: AP

Czech coalition to run budget deficit to support growth | Reuters

PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech Republic’s next government will abandon efforts to balance the books but will keep its budget deficit below the EU’s limit as it seeks to spur spending and economic growth, the man likely to be the next prime minister said on Friday.<p>Czech Social Democratic Party (CSSD) …