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Tunisia lose first World Cup match against England (1-2)

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MEDIAWATCH

'Aquarius', refugees and 'Europe's soul'

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THE DEBATE

Colombia's next president: Duque defeats left-wing Petro in runoff

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ENCORE!

Music show: Chiara Civello, Jay-Z and Beyoncé & Solidays festival

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FOCUS

How corruption has damaged Armenia's environment

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THE INTERVIEW

'Changing FARC peace deal would be a huge historical error for Colombia'

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TALKING EUROPE

EU ombudsman: 'Just raising an issue can be sufficient to change things'

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TALKING EUROPE

Trouble in the eurozone: New Italian government puts pressure on establishment

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BUSINESS DAILY

A daily update on the latest business and economic news. Live on weekdays at 8.15 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2016-07-13

Ireland confounds experts with economic growth of 26%

Ireland has surprised economists by reporting economic growth of 26% for 2015, the highest rate of expansion seen in a Western economy this century. The figures were boosted by corporate mergers which saw big global firms' profits counted as part of Ireland's GDP. Also today, Airbus announces it's reducing production of its A380 superjumbo.

By Stephen CARROLL

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2018-06-18 France

Ex-Carrefour boss urged to give up €13 million retirement package

French supermarket giant Carrefour is facing criticism over pay - not for its employees but for its former CEO Georges Plassat. He stepped down in July 2017 and his €13 million...

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2018-06-15 Donald Trump

US set to announce tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese goods

US President Donald Trump is expected to unveil a list of Chinese goods to target with a 25% duty later this Friday, setting the stage for a major escalation in trade tensions....

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2018-06-14 media

Comcast makes $65 billion offer to buy 21st Century Fox

A media merger frenzy is taking hold in the United States. Hot on the heels of a federal court's decision to allow AT&T to buy Time Warner, Comcast has made a $65 billion...

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2018-06-13 Federal Reserve

US Federal Reserve hikes interest rates on 'strong' economic growth

The US Federal Reserve has - as expected - raised interest rates for the second time in 2018. What does it say about the American economy? And how will international trade...

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2018-06-13 mergers & acquisitions

Tesla cuts more than 3,000 jobs

Electric carmaker Tesla is cutting more than 3,000 jobs, or 9% of its workforce. The job losses were announced in a company-wide email by CEO Elon Musk, which he then published...

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