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UK austerity budget

The British government has detailed a package of deep spending cuts aimed at cutting the country's deficit. Nearly half a million public sector jobs will be cut, as will welfare payments. Laura Lynch reports on Britain's new age of austerity.

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Italian leader issues economic warning

Italy's prime minister Silvio Berlusconi today warned parliament that Italy could be plunged into economic crisis if his opponents succeed in passing a �no confidence� measure against him tomorrow. The World's Gerry Hadden reports.