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Angela Merkel is poised to allow the eurozone's €750bn (£605bn) bailout fund to buy up the bonds of crisis-hit governments in a desperate effort to drive down borrowing costs for Spain and Italy and prevent the single currency from imploding.
Kumi Naidoo, the global head of Greenpeace, is losing patience with the ability of companies and financial institutions to move away from their destructive behaviour.
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As the spotlight of investors' attention swings from Greece to Spain, the mood in Italy has been one of increasingly nervous apprehension.
Pakistan's top judge disqualified the country's prime minister from office on Tuesday, in a move likened to a "judicial dictatorship" by some commentators outraged that the head of government should be deposed by anything other than parliament.
BBC director general Mark Thompson's valedictory appearance before MPs on Tuesday touched on many of the controversies of his eight years in charge – executive pay, the lack of older women on screen and the rights and wrongs of BBC1's The Voice.
Greece's politicians appeared to be close to announcing the formation of a government as Europe's leaders geared up for tough negotiations with the new prime minister, Antonis Samaras, about rewriting the conditions of its bailout.
The prospect of a cull of government ministers has been raised by an overhaul of Whitehall departments under which no area of civil service work will go unchallenged.
The Heat lead the series 3-1.