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Italy Thirsts for Tourists as Country Reopens to Europe

Italy reopened to travelers from Europe on Wednesday, three months after the country went into coronavirus lockdown, with all hopes pinned on reviving the key tourism industry as the summer season begins.

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Choueifat Industrialists Hold Important Meeting with Hoballah

The head and members of the Industrialists Association of Choueifat and Suburbs on Tuesday held an “important meeting” with Industry Minister Imad Hoballah and the Ministry's Director General Dany Jadoun, the Association said.

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Airline Angst as Spain to Sue over Virus Flight Chaos

Iberia protested Tuesday after the Spanish government pledged to sue 17 airlines for failing to inform travelers about their right to a refund for flights cancelled during the pandemic.

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Global Stocks Jump on Easing Coronavirus Crisis

World stock markets surged Tuesday on the back of an easing in both coronavirus lockdowns and China-U.S. tensions, dealers said.

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Syrian Stock Market Halts Trading for Assad Cousin's Company

Syria's stock market on Tuesday suspended trading for the largest cellular company in the country, owned by a cousin of the president and one of Syria's richest businessmen.

The decision by the Syrian Commission of Financial Markets and Securities marked another development in a deepening financial dispute within the Assad family, which has ruled Syria for five decades. The company, Syriatel, is one of the country's largest employers, with thousands of staff and 11 million subscribers.

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Athens Rejects 'Illegal' Turkey Drilling Plan

Greeve on Monday attacked Turkey's plan to carry out oil drilling in the eastern Mediterranean, describing it as "a new provocation."

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Greek Hoteliers Reopen, Anxious for Bookings

Greek hotel owners reopened Monday after a 10-week coronavirus-imposed shutdown, relieved to be back in business but anxious about how quickly customers will return.

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Lufthansa Supervisory Board Approves German Bailout Plan

Coronavirus-hit Lufthansa inched closer to securing a nine-billion-euro bailout from the German government after the airline's supervisory board approved a rescue plan on Monday.

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Few Tourists -- but No Gladiators -- at Rome's Colosseum

Rome's famed Colosseum reopened Monday after a three-month coronavirus lockdown but only a few hundred people were expected at Italy's top tourism site.

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U.S. Stocks Dip as Market Digests Protests, Reopenings

Wall Street stocks dipped in early trading Monday as markets digested a weekend of civil rights protest across the US as the country reopened from coronavirus shutdowns.

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