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Greece coalition talks fail

Greece's politicians have yet again failed to agree a new government, after the latest round of coalition talks.

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European elections plunge Asian markets into doubt

A man speaks on a mobile phone in front of a securities firm's electronic stock board in Tokyo Credit: AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi

Asian stock markets were pummelled Monday by weekend election results in Greece and France that heightened uncertainty about Europe's ability to solve its debt crisis.

Japan's Nikkei 225 index plunged 2.6% to 9,134.26

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