Dec 172013

Ireland exits bailout programme: Ireland was one of the countries most hit by the Eurozone’s financial crisis. Europe and the International Monetary Fund stepped in with loans to the Irish government worth totalling 67.5bn euros. Now, three years on, the bailout is formally over and Ireland will have to meet its borrowing needs in the financial markets.
16 December 2013


Weather ‘behind ozone hole’: Scientists have been puzzled by the hole in the ozone layer, which forms each year over Antarctica, but has been changing in size from year to year. Now Nasa researchers say the changes are mostly due to the weather – not the ozone-destroying chemicals in the atmosphere. The findings were presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco.
13 December 2013


Putin closes Russian news agency: Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has closed down the country’s state-owned news agency RIA Novosti. He announced it will be replaced by a news agency called Russia Today, led by one of the Kremlin’s strongest supporters.
9 December 2013

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