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Lebanon's Stalling Economy: Key Figures

Lebanon, whose government hopes to raise billions of dollars at a donor meeting in France on Friday, is the world's third most-indebted country.

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Britain to Ban Ivory Sales

Britain will ban sales of ivory in a bid to help preserve the world's dwindling elephant population, the government announced Tuesday.

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Fox Says Disney May Buy Sky News in Fresh Takeover Twist

Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox on Tuesday proposed selling rolling TV channel Sky News to Disney in order to finally seal control of pan-European satellite broadcaster Sky.

Fox -- which for a long time has sought to buy the 61 percent of British pay TV giant Sky that it does not already own -- has also offered to ring-fence the 24-hour news channel instead, it said in a statement, as it looks to allay concerns over Murdoch's increasing media influence.

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World Stocks Drift Lower on Trade War Fears

Europe's stock markets slid Tuesday following a Wall Street slump driven by trade war fears and technology sector woes.

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Report: Foreign Investment in France Hit 10-Year High Last Year

Foreign investment in France rose 16 percent in 2017 to levels not seen for a decade as President Emmanuel Macron's bid to attract money from abroad gains pace, a government report said Tuesday.

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Elon Musk Makes Light of Tesla's Woes in April 1 Twitter Prank

Elon Musk, the flamboyant boss of Tesla and SpaceX, took to Twitter on April Fool's day to joke the electric car-maker, which has been rocked by bad news, was going bankrupt.

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Alibaba Acquisition Values Meal-Deliverer at $9.5 Billion

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba said Monday it was acquiring full ownership of leading food-delivery firm in a deal that values the Shanghai-based start-up at $9.5 billion.

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China Slaps Retaliatory Tariffs on 128 U.S. Products

China on Monday imposed tariffs on 128 U.S. imports worth $3 billion, including fruit and pork, retaliating for U.S. duties on steel and aluminum that Beijing said "seriously infringed" Chinese interests.

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France Braces for Mass Rail Strikes

France braced Monday for the start of three months of rolling rail strikes, the first in a series of walkouts affecting everything from energy to garbage collection as President Emmanuel Macron's reform agenda comes up against resistance.

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African Americans Largely Left Out among High-Paying Jobs

Jonathan Garland's fascination with architecture started early: He spent much of his childhood designing Lego houses and gazing at Boston buildings on rides with his father away from their largely minority neighborhood.

But when Garland looked around at his architectural college, he didn't see many who looked like him — there were few black faces in classroom seats, and fewer teaching skills or giving lectures.

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