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Pressure mounts on EU after migrant boat disaster

As many as 700 migrants were feared dead on Sunday after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean, raising pressure on Europe to face down anti-immigrant bias and find money for support as turmoil in Libya and the Middle East worsens the crisis.

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BA, Iberia quit European trade body over policy row

International Airlines Group (IAG) said its subsidiaries British Airways and Iberia had quit a European airline trade group after disagreeing with the policy of other members towards competition in the skies. IAG has a history of

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GHEDEX to highlight affordable higher education

Some of the affordable higher education destinations in Europe will be featured at an upcoming global higher education exhibition in Muscat, Oman. GHEDEX 2015 will run from April 20 to22 at the Oman International Exhibition Centre

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Global flame retardants' market to hit $7bn

Global demand for flame retardants is projected to expand 4.6 per cent per year through 2018 to 2.8 million metric tonne, valued at $7 billion. The gains will be stimulated by an acceleration in electronic product, motor vehicle,

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Aviation protectionism 'will hurt industry'

Aviation is a global industry, not a regional business, and that any moves to impede foreign carrier access and limit competition would affect the world air transport industry, warned James Hogan, Etihad Airways president and chief executive off

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Equities, oil 'best asset classes for 2015'

Equities will be the best-performing asset class in the next 12 months according to 51 per cent of high net worth (HNW) investors in Europe, while a fifth (18 per cent) said oil could outperform in 2015, according to a report. How

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UPS plans $1bn investment in Europe

United Parcel Service (UPS) plans to invest 1 billion euros ($1.06 billion) in Europe to expand its package delivery network, German magazine Wirtschaftswoche reported on Sunday, without citing its sources. "We will strongly

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FedEx to buy TNT for $4.8bn to expand in Europe

FedEx Corp is seeking to buy Dutch package delivery firm TNT Express for an agreed €4.4 billion ($4.8 billion), aiming to succeed where United Parcel Service failed two years ago when its bid was blocked by competition regulators.

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CERN restarts 'Big Bang' Collider

Scientists at Europe's physics research centre CERN on Sunday restarted their "Big Bang" Large Hadron Collider (LHC), embarking on a bid to probe into the "dark universe" they believe lies beyond the visible one.

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Thomas Cook on track as Europe shows signs of improvement

British holiday company Thomas Cook is confident of meeting its full-year expectations, buoyed by higher winter bookings and improved trading across Europe ahead of its key summer season, it said on Tuesday. For the summer, when h

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