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Will the West guarantee loans to Ukraine

December 20, 2015 - UKRAINE

December 20, Minsk: Ukraine’s $23bn debt comes under scrutiny when a $3bn bond sold to Russia becomes due. President Vladimir Putin has said the sum can be repaid over three years provided the West gives guarantees.

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Inferno

December 18, 2015 - MOVIES

Inferno, directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones, is released. Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon (Hanks) awakens in a Florence hospital with no memory of the last few days or how he got to Italy. He soon finds himself fleeing mysterious assassins in the company of doctor Sienna Brooks (Jones), while unravelling clues provided by Dante Alighieri’s 13th century The Divine Comedy. Released by Columbia Pictures from December 18

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Doctors protest against spending cuts

December 16, 2015 - ITALY

December 16, Rome: Italy’s doctors strike in protest against spending cuts which, they say, will damage health care. The 2016 budget has reduced by more than €2bn spending previously agreed with regional governments.

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