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Italian finance minister to boost market with striptease

BBC business correspondent Richard Stark admitted, ‘I think at this stage it is very difficult for anyone to talk about this without using expressions like ‘pull it off’, ‘single-handedly,’ or ‘at a stroke’, and then sniggering for about twenty minutes.’

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Posted: Aug 6th, 2011
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Saudi Arabia bans the wearing of berets and strings of garlic

‘Those people who insist on stepping out with baguettes under their arm are undermining the basic standards of our society,’ said King Abdullah.

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Posted: Apr 13th, 2011
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Existential crisis won’t stop me shaving or enjoying life, vows French film hero

not quite sure why he's here‘We yearn for the easy truths of God’s existence, yet our own intelligence tells us to undermine this sole prop to our happiness by enquiring. But, hey, no point moping – you’ve got to get on with it haven’t you, eh?’

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Posted: Nov 28th, 2010
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French doubts about military pact as sniggering UK minister announces ‘Operation Crabtree’

The French government has admitted to private doubts about the UK’s commitment to the recent military pact between the two countries, after British defence secretary Liam Fox announced that the first UK-French joint military exercise will be called ‘Operation Crabtree’.

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Posted: Nov 18th, 2010
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Britain ‘chuffed’ with name-check in George W. Bush book

Haven't been so happy since Ronald Reagan only slightly mis-pronounced 'London'A carnival atmosphere erupted as it was discovered that the small island nation had been name-checked in the former president’s memoirs – and not just once!

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Posted: Nov 14th, 2010
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