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What Happened on 18 May 2012

ECOWAS troops arrive in Guinea Bissau

The first group of a West African peacekeeping force has landed in Guinea Bissau in a bid to boost… Read More.

Greece names caretaker cabinet

A cabinet of professors and diplomats has been sworn in in Greece to guide the troubled eurozone state into… Read More.

Syrian National Council head to resign

The head of Syria’s main opposition alliance, the Syrian National Council, is to resign just days after he was… Read More.

UK signs $79 million pork deal with China

The UK has signed a $79 million trade deal to sell British pork to China, the world's biggest market… Read More.

Moody's cuts credit ratings of 16 Spanish banks

Ratings agency Moody's has cut the credit ratings of 16 Spanish banks, dealing a further blow to the country struggling… Read More.

Float values Facebook at $104 billion

Facebook has priced its shares ahead of one of the most eagerly-awaited share flotations in recent stock market history. The… Read More.

Rwanda's Mafisango dies in car crash

Rwandan soccer player Patrick Mafisango has died in a car accident at the age of 32. Read More.

London 2012 VIP tickets still unsold

A quarter of the packages for the London Olympics still have not been sold, according to the company behind… Read More.

China Mobile in talks with Apple

The world's biggest mobile phone network, China Mobile, is in talks with Apple and could soon offer its customers… Read More.

HP reportedly considering job cuts

Hewlett-Packard is considering cutting its workforce by 8 to 10 percent, equal to a minimum of 25,000 jobs, according to… Read More.

UK songstress Adele picks up two Ivor Novello awards

UK singer Adele has won two prizes at the Ivor Novello songwriting awards. The star was named songwriter… Read More.

Disco queen Donna Summer dies at 63

U.S. singer Donna Summer, famous for disco classics such as I Feel Love and Love To Love You Baby, has… Read More.