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Pedestrians in Shanghai's financial district last September. China's $300-billion sovereign wealth fund is looking for investment opportunities in debt-hit Europe even though it is not very optimistic about the region's prospects, a media report says.

 

AFP - China's $300-billion sovereign wealth fund is looking for investment opportunities in debt-hit Europe even though it is not very optimistic about the region's prospects, a media report said Saturday.

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An anti-Gadhafi rebel stands behind his anti-aircraft gun, as other rebels fire rocket launchers, seen at left, during fighting against pro-Gadhafi fighters, in Sedra, eastern Libya, Wednesday, March 9, 2011.  (AP / Hussein Malla)

 

BRUSSELS, Belgium — An emergency European Union summit on Libya brought a no-fly zone no closer, but leaders embraced a new Libyan opposition group as a viable partner after cutting all contact with strongman Moammar Gadhafi.

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Chart shows the birth rate for girls ages 15 to 19 years old from 1940 to 2009.  (J. Bell - AP)

 

ATLANTA — The rate of teen births in the U.S. is at its lowest level in almost 70 years.

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German troops have been stationed in France as a gesture of unity between the two countries.  (Photograph: Daniel Maurer/AFP/Getty Images)

 

German combat troops were stationed in France for the first time since the Nazi occupation during the second world war.

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Chancellor Angela Merkel would risk popular fury if she had to raise fresh funds for eurozone debtors at a time of welfare cuts in Germany.

 

Credit default swaps (CDS) measuring risk on German, French and Dutch bonds have surged over recent days, rising significantly above the levels of non-EMU states in Scandinavia.

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