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Markets signal confidence in Slovenia banks

Slovenia on Tuesday sold $3.5 billion of 10-year and 5-year bonds at lower rates than last May, its finance ministry said. The level of demand and rates indicates increased confidence in its banking sector, after the government in December agreed to inject €3bn ($4bn) of capital into three state-owned banks.

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Only Western unity can stop Iran hostage-diplomacy

The Belgian parliament's recent decision to ratify its prisoner-exchange treaty with Iran is a grave mistake, and one which exemplifies the many downfalls of dealing with Iran's human-rights abuses on a case-by-case basis.

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Russia puts EU in nuclear-energy paradox

There's unprecedented international anxiety about the safety of Ukraine's nuclear reactors, but many European countries are also turning to nuclear power to secure energy supplies.

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