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European judges solve Rubik's Cube legal puzzle

The Rubik’s Cube, a multicolored three-dimensional puzzle, that has been a fixture in children’s toy boxes for forty years.

The Rubik’s Cube, a multicolored three-dimensional puzzle, that has been a fixture in children’s toy boxes for forty years.

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'Misleading at best and flat out wrong at worst' US reacts to Greenpeace TTIP leak

Greenpeace has released leaked secret TTIP negotiation documents that show the US is applying pressure on the EU to weaken EU protection laws on the environment and public health.

Greenpeace has released leaked secret TTIP negotiation documents that show the US is applying pressure on the EU to weaken EU protection laws on the environment and public health.

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Ukraine beefs up sanctions against Russian products

Ukraine has imposed new sanctions against Russia as a tit-for-tat trade war escalates. On Wednesday, vegetables, fish and confectionery were added

Ukraine has imposed new sanctions against Russia as a tit-for-tat trade war escalates. On Wednesday, vegetables, fish and confectionery were added

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EU accuses Google of abusing market position

EU anti-trust officials have formally charged Google with abusing its market position. The EU can fine companies up to ten percent of their annual

EU anti-trust officials have formally charged Google with abusing its market position. The EU can fine companies up to ten percent of their annual

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Frankfurt court stops Uber trading in Germany

A regional court in Germany has become the first to break ranks and order website Uber off the road. Frankfurt Regional court has ruled drivers in

A regional court in Germany has become the first to break ranks and order website Uber off the road. Frankfurt Regional court has ruled drivers in

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Tobacco giants muscle in on e-cigarette market

The big tobacco companies have launched an assault on the emerging so-called “e-cigarette” market as their sales figures for traditional leaf

The big tobacco companies have launched an assault on the emerging so-called “e-cigarette” market as their sales figures for traditional leaf

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Taiwan: more than 100,000 demonstrate against China trade deal

More than 100,000 protesters took to the streets of Taiwan’s capital Taipei on Sunday to protest against a trade pact with China. Critics say the

More than 100,000 protesters took to the streets of Taiwan’s capital Taipei on Sunday to protest against a trade pact with China. Critics say the

Business

After solar panels and wine, now its steel tubes

Steel is the latest issue in a rapidly escalating trade conflict between the European Union and China. Brussels is reportedly going to protest to

Steel is the latest issue in a rapidly escalating trade conflict between the European Union and China. Brussels is reportedly going to protest to

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Japan's 'third arrow' and a wine fuelled trade war

Japan’s prime minister has outlined his latest reforms plan. He wants to encourage foreign investment and simplify laws in an attempt to kick-start

Japan’s prime minister has outlined his latest reforms plan. He wants to encourage foreign investment and simplify laws in an attempt to kick-start

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Storm in a wine glass

France has said it will defend its producers in the face of threats from China to target European wine imports in an anti-dumping and anti-subsidy

France has said it will defend its producers in the face of threats from China to target European wine imports in an anti-dumping and anti-subsidy

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European wine the next victim of EU-China trade war?

European wine may be the latest victim in the trade war between the EU and China. In what appears to be an exercise in tit-for-tat, China has

European wine may be the latest victim in the trade war between the EU and China. In what appears to be an exercise in tit-for-tat, China has

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Egypt cuts gas supply to Israel after pipeline attacks

Egypt’s announcement that it has stopped supplying gas to Israel has been hailed by many Egyptians and the country’s media. Cairo has blamed unpaid

Egypt’s announcement that it has stopped supplying gas to Israel has been hailed by many Egyptians and the country’s media. Cairo has blamed unpaid

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Kurds halt oil exports to Iraq in row over late payments

A row about late payments has led to the suspension of oil exports to Iraq from its autonomous Kurdish region. After a deal struck last year, the

A row about late payments has led to the suspension of oil exports to Iraq from its autonomous Kurdish region. After a deal struck last year, the

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China in the dock over rare earth minerals

Europe, the United States and Japan have joined forces against China’s restrictions of rare earth mineral exports. The materials are critical to

Europe, the United States and Japan have joined forces against China’s restrictions of rare earth mineral exports. The materials are critical to

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Reebok fined over inaccurate ad claims

Sports shoe maker Reebok was fined on Thursday by American regulators over claims that its shoes helped strengthen leg and buttock muscles. Trading

Sports shoe maker Reebok was fined on Thursday by American regulators over claims that its shoes helped strengthen leg and buttock muscles. Trading