More than 100,000 people demonstrated on the streets of Dublin today in protest against the Irish government’s decision to accept a bank bailout from the EU. The market boost from Ireland’s decision didn’t last long, and the bond market has responded to the continuing European debt crisis with record yields. Investors speculate on which country will be next to need a rescue, and even German bonds are feeling the crunch, as doubt emerges as to how long Germany can keep on rescuing the other member states of the EU.
In other news, an Egyptian-born lesbian teenager in Wales is terrified that she will be deported to her native country. Since her family fled Egypt she has “come out”, but now her parents have been refused asylum in the UK, and she may be deported.
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