Europe

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Mourners push the coffin of Bano Abobakar Rashid, 18, the first victim of the shooting rampage at Utoeya to be buried, during her funeral at a church in Nesodden, near Oslo, Norway, Friday July 29, 2011.  (Lefteris Pitarakis/Associated Press)

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World stocks hit five-week highs last Thursday as data on U.S. private sector hiring boosted optimism

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel reacts as she attends a debate about a bailout package for Greece at the German parliament Bundestag in Berlin on June 10, 2011.

 

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BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday that it's important to avoid doing anything that could endanger the global economic upswing as Europe battles the debt crisis in Greece and beyond.

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Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn gestures during his bail hearing inside of the New York State Supreme Courthouse in New York May 19, 2011.  (Credit: Reuters/Richard Drew/Pool)

 

PARIS (Reuters) - Europe may miss Dominique Strauss-Kahn's leadership in its hour of need even more than will the International Monetary Fund and the French left.

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Former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn, second left, stands with his attorneys William Taylor, left, and Marc Agnifico, second from right, after his bail hearing in New York State Supreme Court, Thursday, May 19, 2011.  (AP / Richard Drew)

 

PARIS — The lawyer for a French writer who alleged former International Monetary Fund head Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted her eight years ago says she won't file a criminal complaint against him for now.

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