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Latest update : 2014-01-03

Finance dispute threatens Panama Canal expansion

An international financial dispute threatens to interrupt expansion of the Panama Canal, as overrun costs hit $1.6 billion. Meanwhile, global stock markets start 2014 on a slump, while Facebook is hit by a class action law suit over alleged privacy violations. Finally; the marijuana industry hits new highs, as cannabis goes on sale for recreational use in Colorado.

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2015-05-04 defence

France could surpass Russia in arms export league

France could surpass Russia as the world's second-biggest arms exporter this year if several big contracts are finalised. It comes as French President Hollande travels to Qatar,...

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2015-05-01 boxing

Are you ready to rumble? Mayweather-Pacquiao is biggest payday in sports history

Money versus Pacman. The long-awaited boxing match between two legends, Floyd "Money" Mayweather and Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao, is also the biggest payday ever. Both fighters will...

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2015-05-01 China

Milan kicks off World Expo amid protests

The World Expo officially kicks off this Friday in Milan despite protests over the €3.2bn cost. Opinions are divided over what the long-term effect will be on the economy....

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2015-04-30 Rafale fighter jet

Rafale reaches new heights with Qatar sale

After Egypt and India, Qatar is the latest country to sign on with France’s Dassault Aviation. It’s confirmed an order for 24 Rafale fighter jets – a deal valued at €6.3 billion....

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2015-04-29 Panama

Delayed Panama Canal project one step closer to completion

Over-schedule and over-budget, a multi-billion-dollar plan to expand the Panama Canal takes a step closer to completion, as the last of 16 giant locks is installed. Also, Twitter...

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