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Greater Paris to ban old diesel cars from summer 2019

The Greater Paris region will become a low-emission zone from next summer, which will limit the circulation of old diesel cars, the regional authority decided on Monday.


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Posted 2018/11/12 19:40:48

Iraq rail service back on track after war with Islamic State

At Baghdad's grand but half-empty railway station, a single train is sputtering to life. It is the newly revived daily service to Falluja, a dusty town to the west once infamous as a Sunni insurgent stronghold.


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Posted 2018/11/12 19:00:39

Factbox - Too close to call: U.S. federal, state elections still in flux

Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives in the Nov. 6 elections and Republicans held onto a majority in the U.S. Senate, but a number of races remain undecided nearly a week later.


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Posted 2018/11/12 18:56:06

Iran honouring nuclear deal as new sanctions hit, IAEA report shows

Iran has continued to implement the main nuclear restrictions set by its 2015 deal with major powers even as the United States reimposed sanctions against Tehran, a U.N. atomic watchdog report showed on Monday.


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Posted 2018/11/12 18:28:36

Truck full of gas cylinders set on fire, three stabbed in Australia terror attack

A Somali-born man set fire to a pickup truck laden with gas cylinders in the centre of the Australian city of Melbourne on Friday and stabbed three people, killing one, before he was shot by police in a rampage they called an act of terrorism.


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Posted 2018/11/09 12:21:46

Melbourne stabber drove car loaded with gas cylinders - police

Australian police on Friday said a Somali man who stabbed three people in the city of Melbourne on Friday drove a car laden with gas cylinders which caught fire and that they are treating the attack as terrorism.


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Posted 2018/11/09 12:03:46

Islamic State claims responsibility for Melbourne attack

Islamic State said one of its fighters carried out a knife attack in Melbourne in Friday in which one person died and two were wounded.


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Posted 2018/11/09 12:03:46

German minister says Brexit deal more likely than not

German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said on Friday he was optimistic that Britain and its EU partners would clinch a deal on Brexit, saying success was more likely than failure.


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Posted 2018/11/09 11:13:41

FBI hopes to learn what drove ex-Marine to kill 12 in California bar

The FBI is hoping to build a clear profile of a former U.S. Marine combat veteran who killed 12 people in a crowded Los Angeles area bar to discover a motive for the latest shooting massacre in the United States.


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Posted 2018/11/09 10:47:29

FTSE falls as Fed stalls election rally; miners sink on weak prices

UK shares fell on Friday, ending two days of gains and taking their lead from weaker U.S. and Asian markets overnight after a hawkish Federal Reserve statement renewed worries about an imminent interest rate hike and weak metals prices weighed.


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Posted 2018/11/09 10:44:58

UK economy grows strongly in third quarter, with hints of tougher times ahead

- Britain's economy kept up healthy momentum during the third quarter, but this may prove a high watermark ahead of Brexit, official figures showed on Friday.


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Posted 2018/11/09 09:42:03

Stocks poised for biggest drop in two weeks on U.S. and China concerns

Global stocks were heading for their biggest drop in two weeks and emerging market currencies also slipped on Friday as a confident U.S. central bank and weak Chinese data hit demand for risky assets.


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Posted 2018/11/09 09:41:07

Exclusive - Russia clashes with Western oil buyers over new deals as sanctions loom

Russian energy majors are putting pressure on Western oil buyers to use euros instead of dollars for payments and introducing penalty clauses in contracts as Moscow seeks protection against possible new U.S. sanctions.


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Posted 2018/11/09 09:01:35

Butterfly effect: Low EU river stirs market 10,000 km away in Singapore

Low water levels on the Rhine river have caused a fuel supply deficit in parts of Europe's industrial heartlands that is sucking up cargoes from more than 10,000 km away in Singapore.


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Posted 2018/11/09 08:06:50

U.S. accuses China of violating bilateral anti-hacking deal

China has been violating an agreement with the United States aimed at stopping cyber espionage through the hacking of government and corporate data, a senior U.S. intelligence official said on Thursday.


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Posted 2018/11/09 08:05:26

UK retail sales fall ahead of year-end promotions - BDO

Spending in British shops declined in annual terms during October, an unpromising sign ahead of the crucial end-of-year period for already-squeezed retailers, a survey showed on Friday.


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Posted 2018/11/09 07:56:33

VW plans to sell electric Tesla rival for less than 20,000 euros - source

Volkswagen intends to sell electric cars for less than 20,000 euros (17,400 pounds)and protect German jobs by converting three factories to make Tesla rivals, a source familiar with the plans said.


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Posted 2018/11/09 07:47:39

Ex-Marine apparently acted alone in California bar shooting - FBI

A former U.S. Marine combat veteran opened fire in a Los Angeles area bar packed with line-dancing college students, killing 12 people in a mass shooting that stunned a bucolic Southern California community with a reputation for safety.


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Posted 2018/11/09 06:47:55

BMW third-quarter hit by upfront expenditure for electric car development

German carmaker BMW on Wednesday reported a 27 percent drop in third-quarter operating profit to 1.75 billion euros ($2.00 billion), missing analyst expectations amid currency headwinds and higher research and development expenses.


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Posted 2018/11/07 07:10:23

Stocks lose momentum, dollar softens after Democrats win U.S. House

Wall Street stock futures and Asian shares lost steam on Wednesday after Democrats won control of the U.S. House of Representatives, boosting the party's ability to block President Donald Trump's political and economic agenda.


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Posted 2018/11/07 07:08:48