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Pope Warns Overeating is 'Avenue of Personal Destruction'

The pope on Wednesday contrasted the world's 820 million hungry people with those who turn food into "an avenue of personal destruction" through overeating, in comments to mark World Food Day.

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Most of Grounded Swiss A220 Fleet Resumes Flying after Checks

Switzerland's main airline said that it expected more than half its fleet of Airbus A220s to resume flying on Wednesday after checks proved their engines were in "perfect condition."

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Polish Court Jails Couple in 200-Million-Euro Ponzi Scheme

A Polish court on Wednesday jailed a married couple who swindled 18,000 clients out of a total of 200 million euros ($225 million) in a massive Ponzi scheme.

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Sterling Dips on Report of 'Impossible' Brexit Deal

Sterling slid Wednesday on a report that a Brexit deal might be impossible unless the UK government budges from its stance, dealers said.

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China Sees 'No Difference' with US on Trade Deal

China said Tuesday there was "no difference" with the United States on reaching a trade agreement, amid scepticism over what US President Donald Trump has called a "substantial phase one" deal.

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Asian Markets Edge Up but Caution Keeps Traders in check

Asian markets mostly rose but investor caution returned as the optimism fanned by Donald Trump's much-vaunted China trade deal wore off, while the pound was boosted by a report saying a Brexit deal was taking shape.

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Bangladesh Uber Drivers Strike for Commission Cut

Bangladesh's already congested capital Dhaka was further disrupted Monday as thousands of Uber drivers went on strike in the city of 20 million, demanding a cut in the commission they pay to the global ridesharing giant.

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French Energy Giant Total to Buy 37% Stake in India's Adani Gas

Total has agreed to buy a 37.4 percent stake in India's Adani Gas, the two firms said Monday, with the French giant spending $600 million to expand its access to the energy-hungry country.

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Nigeria Says No 'Time Limit' on Border Closure for Goods

Nigeria's customs chief on Monday said a ban on goods coming into the country across its land borders will last as long as it takes for neighbors to stem the flow of smuggled merchandise. 

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Asian Markets Rally after China, US Reach Partial Trade Deal

Asian investors on Monday cheered a partial trade deal between China and the United States, sending regional markets rallying, though observers were sceptical about the overall significance of the agreement.

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