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Finland's national debt is reported to have exceeded the EU-norm of 60 percent of the GDP and reached as high as 63.1 percent, a level previously recorded only in the crisis years of the 1990s.

Finland's growing national debt has been a standing source of concern for European officials. According to the latest report from Statistics Finland, the national debt has exceeded EU limits, reaching 63.1 percent of GDP in March.

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The British pound slumped to its 2009 lowest recently due to declines in the oil and stock markets, with the broader UK economy insufficiently robust to support a higher exchange rate, yet, the GBP devaluation prospects are still questionable.

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Many people in the months since the November terrorist attacks in Paris have rushed to blame immigrants for an increasingly dangerous world, but a new study indicates that that assessment of the situation may be a bit off base.

Researchers at Warwick University in Coventry, England, have found that not only does an increase in migration not increase the risk of terrorism in a destination country, it can actually decrease the number of attacks. Overall, the study found that immigrants tend to adopt host country customs and skills, decreasing the likelihood of terrorist attacks.