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Unions ground Alitalia flights from Rome's Fiumicino airport

More than 150 flights to and from Rome’s international Fiumicino airport were cancelled on Thursday (September 22) because of strike action.

More than 150 flights to and from Rome’s international Fiumicino airport were cancelled on Thursday (September 22) because of strike action.

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All eyes are on Bratislava

It’s the first time that the 27 leaders of the EU will meet since the UK voted to leave the bloc.

It’s the first time that the 27 leaders of the EU will meet since the UK voted to leave the bloc.

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When hope is stronger than hardship: bright ideas bring change to war-ravaged Ukraine

A collection of stories of Ukrainians who have started inspiring social and business projects in the eastern Donbas region, in the hope that development will help bring peace to a land now in its thir

A collection of stories of Ukrainians who have started inspiring social and business projects in the eastern Donbas region, in the hope that development will help bring peace to a land now in its thir

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LEGO expands to beat supply-chain bottlenecks

LEGO is blaming a lack of production capacity for a decline in revenue growth and profits in the first half of the year, addressing that with big investment plans.

LEGO is blaming a lack of production capacity for a decline in revenue growth and profits in the first half of the year, addressing that with big investment plans.

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2,000 jobs under threat at Caterpillar in Belgium

World's largest maker of heavy machinery begins consultation process that could lead to closure of plant in Charleroi.

World's largest maker of heavy machinery begins consultation process that could lead to closure of plant in Charleroi.

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Oil production freeze speculation increases

A freeze of oil output by major producers is looking more likely as Saudi Arabia signals a change in approach ahead of an OPEC meeting in Algeria later this month.

A freeze of oil output by major producers is looking more likely as Saudi Arabia signals a change in approach ahead of an OPEC meeting in Algeria later this month.

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Eurozone business growth weakens

Economic activity in the eurozone fell less than expected in July, but was still at its lowest since the start of 2015. The Brexit effect was not as bad as economists had feared.

Economic activity in the eurozone fell less than expected in July, but was still at its lowest since the start of 2015. The Brexit effect was not as bad as economists had feared.

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German exports plunge in May

There was an unexpected fall in exports from Germany in May and imports barely rose, further indicators of slowing growth in Europe's largest economy.

There was an unexpected fall in exports from Germany in May and imports barely rose, further indicators of slowing growth in Europe's largest economy.

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Holiday jobs mean big fall in Spanish unemployment

Tourism jobs boosted the number of people in work in Spain in June. The total of registered unemployed fell to its lowest level since September 2009.

Tourism jobs boosted the number of people in work in Spain in June. The total of registered unemployed fell to its lowest level since September 2009.

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Oil prices rise to almost double January's lows

Oil prices have hit their highest in 10 months due to a fall in stockpiles in the United States and supply disruptions in Canada, Nigeria, Venezuela and Libya.

Oil prices have hit their highest in 10 months due to a fall in stockpiles in the United States and supply disruptions in Canada, Nigeria, Venezuela and Libya.

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Brazil: boom to bust story continues as GDP shrinks again

Brazil's economy shrank for the fifth straight quarter between January and March. Agriculture, industry and services all declined amid a political crisis and sweeping bribery scandal.

Brazil's economy shrank for the fifth straight quarter between January and March. Agriculture, industry and services all declined amid a political crisis and sweeping bribery scandal.

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Eurozone manufacturing still lacklustre

Eurozone factory activity remained stagnant in May despite more price cuts. German production hit a four-month high, French manufacturing activity contracted again.

Eurozone factory activity remained stagnant in May despite more price cuts. German production hit a four-month high, French manufacturing activity contracted again.

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Tata Steel UK bid deadline passes

Monday was deadline day for potential buyers for Tata Steel UK including the Port Talbot works in south Wales.

Monday was deadline day for potential buyers for Tata Steel UK including the Port Talbot works in south Wales.

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'Made in Germany' sees increased international demand

German industrial orders rose more than expected in March with a strong jump in demand from countries beyond the eurozone.

German industrial orders rose more than expected in March with a strong jump in demand from countries beyond the eurozone.

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No buyers for Philips lighting division means it gets spun off

Medical equipment and technology firm Philips says it will sell a stake of at least 25 percent of its lighting division in an initial public offering of shares.

Medical equipment and technology firm Philips says it will sell a stake of at least 25 percent of its lighting division in an initial public offering of shares.

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Mitsubishi scandal drastically hits Japanese orders

Mitsubishi Motors says orders for its cars in Japan have halved since it announced last week that it cheated on fuel economy tests.

Mitsubishi Motors says orders for its cars in Japan have halved since it announced last week that it cheated on fuel economy tests.

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BP considers more spending cuts after 80 percent profit drop

BP has said it could reduce its capital spending further after reporting an 80 percent drop in profits in the first three months of the year.

BP has said it could reduce its capital spending further after reporting an 80 percent drop in profits in the first three months of the year.

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US authorities ask Mitsubishi about falsifying mileage data

US auto safety authorities have asked Mitsubishi for more information after it admitted falsifying mileage data for 635,000 cars sold in Japan.

US auto safety authorities have asked Mitsubishi for more information after it admitted falsifying mileage data for 635,000 cars sold in Japan.

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UK government could take stake in Tata steel as part of rescue plan

The British government has said it could take a stake of up to 25 percent in Tata's UK steel plants as part of a financial package to support a potential buyer.

The British government has said it could take a stake of up to 25 percent in Tata's UK steel plants as part of a financial package to support a potential buyer.

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Italy's Renzi visits Iran in bid to renew trade ties

The Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has begun a two-day trip to Iran, the highest-ranking European leader to visit since world powers stuck a

The Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has begun a two-day trip to Iran, the highest-ranking European leader to visit since world powers stuck a

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German factory orders dip in January, but only slightly

German industrial orders slipped in January by 0.1 percent from the previous month. A spike in orders from eurozone countries cushioned a drop in demand from domestic customers.

German industrial orders slipped in January by 0.1 percent from the previous month. A spike in orders from eurozone countries cushioned a drop in demand from domestic customers.

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Millions more Chinese 'zombie company' workers face the sack

China reportedly plans to lay off millions more workers at so-called 'zombie' companies to cut industrial overcapacity and pollution, according to sources close to the Beijing leadership.

China reportedly plans to lay off millions more workers at so-called 'zombie' companies to cut industrial overcapacity and pollution, according to sources close to the Beijing leadership.

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Davos: Kazakhstan seeks slice of new industrial age

As world economies struggle with global growth challenges, the Davos forum is a chance to share ideas and solutions. Amid plunging oil prices

As world economies struggle with global growth challenges, the Davos forum is a chance to share ideas and solutions. Amid plunging oil prices