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Bulgaria and Greece Break Ground on Long-Delayed Gas Pipeline

Bulgaria and Greece on Wednesday launched construction of a long-delayed pipeline to link their gas networks, considered key for weaning Sofia off its heavy energy dependence on Russia.

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U.N. Says Gender Diversity Good for Businesses and Economies

Companies that improve gender diversity -- especially at the top -- perform better and rake in higher profits, while countries that increase women employment see better economic growth, the U.N. said Wednesday.

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Qualcomm Shares Sink 12% after U.S. Antitrust Ruling

Chip maker Qualcomm saw its shares sink nearly 12 percent in premarket trading Wednesday after a U.S. judge ruled that the company violated antitrust law.

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U.S. McDonald's Hit with Sexual Harassment Complaints

McDonald's workers filed dozens of  new sexual harassment charges against the fast food giant, advocates said Tuesday, escalating a years-long battle for unionization in the U.S. and stronger worker protections. 

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Mexico to Auction Lamborghini, Porsches Seized from Criminals

Mexico announced Tuesday it will auction off scores of luxury cars seized by police, as its austerity-crusading president seeks to send a message in a country where powerful criminals often wield their bling with impunity.

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Adidas, Nike, PUMA Say New Tariffs on China Would be 'Catastrophic'

Adidas, Nike and PUMA on Tuesday urged US President Donald Trump to prevent the shoe industry from falling victim to the trade war with China, saying new tariffs could be "catastrophic."

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Cyprus to Ramp Up Exploratory Gas Drilling

Cyprus will ramp up its search for gas, a minister said on Tuesday, after Turkey announced plans to carry out its own drilling in waters off the Mediterranean island.

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Egypt Raises Electricity Prices to Spur Economic Recovery

Egypt's electricity minister announced a further price rise Tuesday, the latest in a series of austerity measures aimed at getting the country's economy back on track.

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UAE Offers Golden Visas to Investors, 'Exceptional Talents'

The United Arab Emirates said Tuesday it has launched a permanent residency scheme to attract wealthy individuals and highly skilled workers to the oil-rich Gulf country.

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Frugal Fare for Ramadan in Damascus as War Saps Spending

Abu Anas al-Hijazi scanned the stalls in the Syrian capital's Bab Srija market but bought nothing. For the cash-strapped 45-year-old wedding singer, this Ramadan is a frugal one.

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