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European Stock Markets Dip after US Kills Iran General

European stocks fell at the open on Friday, with investors rattled after a US strike killed top Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani, fanning fears of a Middle East conflict.

In initial trade, London's benchmark FTSE 100 index of major blue-chip companies reversed 0.3 percent to 7,578.79 points.

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Oil Prices Surge after US Strike Kills Iranian General

Oil prices soared more than four percent Friday following news that the US had killed a top Iranian general, fanning fresh fears of a conflict in the crude-rich region.

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On Day 29, French Rail Strike Makes History

A labor walkout that has frustrated Paris commuters and marooned thousands of holiday travelers in France dragged into its 29th day on Thursday, becoming the country's longest continuous railway strike with no end in sight.

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Volkswagen in Talks to Settle German 'Dieselgate' Mass Lawsuit

Car giant Volkswagen said Thursday it would open talks on a possible settlement in a mass lawsuit brought by hundreds of thousands of German diesel car owners over emissions cheating.

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Stock Markets Usher in New Year with Big Gains

Global stock markets powered ahead Thursday as investors welcomed 2020 with a raft of strong gains after China's central bank announced fresh stimulus, dealers said.

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UK Manufacturing Shrinks Again

Britain's manufacturing activity slumped in December for the eighth month in a row, hit by Brexit jitters and global trade tensions, data showed Thursday.

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Tesla Delivers First Batch of China-Made Cars

Tesla delivered its first batch of China-made cars on Monday, less than a year after the electric vehicle company broke ground on its first plant outside the United States.

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France Waits on Macron as Pension Strike Stretches On

French union leaders upped their calls on Monday for President Emmanuel Macron to give ground on a planned pension overhaul, despite signs that support is flagging for a grueling transport strike now in its 26th day.

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European Stock Markets Lower on Year-End Profit-Taking

European stock markets were lower Monday following a mixed performance across Asia as investors wind down and take profits at the end of year.

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Asian Stocks Mixed on Year-End Profit Taking

Asian markets were mixed in early trade Monday, with activity thinning out as investors wind down for the end of the year, with lingering optimism over easing US-China trade tensions driving some gains.

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