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French Industry Hits the Beach to Woo Future Recruits

A few steps from the sea in the Normandy resort of Deauville, a group of curious holidaymakers in flip-flops and beach garb pepper a technician with questions as he extols the capabilities of a cutting-edge 3D modelling machine.

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Trump Says U.S. 'Not Ready' to Make Trade Deal with China

President Donald Trump said Friday he was not ready to finalize a trade deal with Beijing and signaled he might cancel talks set for September, raising the stakes in the intensifying U.S.-China trade war.

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European Stocks and Pound Slide on Italy, UK Woes

European stock markets slumped Friday and the pound hit a fresh two-year low versus the euro as traders reacted to a fast-moving Italian political crisis and official data showing the UK's Brexit-facing economy is on the brink of recession.

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Economic Consequences of Italy's Political Crisis

Italy's political situation is once again in flux after far-right Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini pulled the rug out from under the ruling coalition.

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Eid Reprieve: Palestinian Economic Woes Save Sacrificial Lambs

The financial crisis in the Palestinian territories is causing hard times for residents but may lead to an unexpected reprieve for many sheep.

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UK Economy Shrinks 0.2% in Second Quarter on Brexit

Britain's economy unexpectedly shrank in the second quarter, official data showed Friday, with output faltering on Brexit turmoil.

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Beijing Calls U.S. Ban on Chinese Firms 'Abuse of State Power'

Beijing on Thursday said U.S. rules banning technology giant Huawei and other Chinese firms from government contracts amounted to  "abuse of state power" amid an escalating China-U.S. trade war.

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Trump: Not 'Thrilled' with Strong U.S. Dollar, Hurts Manufacturing

President Donald Trump said Thursday he is not happy with the strong U.S. dollar, which is hurting American manufacturing, and blamed the Federal Reserve for keeping interest rates too high.

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UK Embassy in Beirut Says Applications for Chevening Masters Scholarships are Open

Applications for Chevening Scholarships to study in the UK are open between 5 August and 5 November 2019, with applications to be submitted via www.chevening.org/apply, the British embassy in Lebanon said in a statement on Wednesday.

Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with demonstrable leadership potential who also have strong academic backgrounds. The scholarship offers full financial support for future leaders to study for any eligible master’s degree at any UK university whilst also gaining access to a wide range of exclusive academic, professional, and cultural experiences.

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Trump Says Federal Reserve 'Must Cut Rates Bigger and Faster'

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday kept up pressure on the Federal Reserve, demanding more stimulus as Wall Street looked set to tumble on economic fears.

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