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Britain Set to Announce Plans to Expand London Airport

The British government is expected to make a long-awaited decision Tuesday on increasing London's airport capacity, with speculation growing that controversial proposals to expand Heathrow will take off.

Environmental activists are set to hold a protest in anticipation of the announcement in the morning, blocking a fake runway outside parliament.

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Belgium Cannot Sign Off on EU-Canada Trade Pact

Belgium has conceded it cannot sign off on a landmark EU free trade deal with Canada because of continued objections from Wallonia and other regional leaders who rejected a late Monday deadline.

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Eurozone Business Activity Picks Up

Eurozone business activity picked up strongly in October to a 10-month high, recovering from a dip in September, as economic powerhouse Germany led the way, a closely watched survey showed Monday.

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China Firm to Buy US Insurance Giant Genworth for $2.7 bn

A Chinese conglomerate has agreed to buy New York-listed US insurance firm Genworth Financials for $2.7 billion, the latest in a Chinese buying spree of foreign assets.

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Saudi Says Oil Price Down Cycle 'Nearing End'

Saudi Oil Minister Khalid al-Falih said Sunday that the current down cycle of crude prices is close to an end as market fundamentals improve. 

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EU, Canada to Decide Monday on Trade Pact Signing Summit

The European Union and Canada will decide on Monday whether to gather for a summit later this week to sign the imperiled CETA trade pact, a European source told AFP.

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May to Lock Horns with First Ministers on Brexit Path

British Prime Minister Theresa May is to meet with the first ministers from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to plot the path towards Brexit, her office said Sunday.

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Reebok Starts Making Shoes in U.S. Again

Sports equipment manufacturer Reebok is bringing some of its shoemaking back to the United States, unveiling plans to open a new manufacturing lab next year using innovative liquid material and 3D drawing.

Some parts of the 300 pairs of shoes planned will come from Asia, but the most technical components will be manufactured in Wixom, Michigan, the company said Saturday.

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Last-Ditch Talks Aim to Save EU-Canada Trade Deal

The head of the European parliament and Canada's trade minister held last-ditch talks Saturday aimed at salvaging a trade deal threatened by a Belgian region's refusal to sign on.

EU assembly chief Martin Schulz also planned an 11th-hour huddle with Paul Magnette, head of Wallonia's socialist government which is blocking the agreement between Ottawa and the 28-nation European Union.

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EU's Juncker Hopes for Canada Trade Deal in a 'Few Days'

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday he hoped that a stalled EU free-trade deal with Canada can be struck in the coming days.

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