Eurozone Jobless Rate Hits Record High

The European Union said Wednesday that the jobless rate in the eurozone hit 11.6 percent in September, up a tenth of a percentage point from August — a record high. The EU said another 146,000 workers lost their jobs, leaving more than 18 million people out of work

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Mali Troop Deployment Nears Reality

A senior official of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) said the deployment of an African-led military force to Mali is only a matter of weeks, probably by the end of November or early December, once a final authorization has been made by the UN Security Council

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