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Second Post-Sanctions Airbus Joins Iran Fleet

Iran received its second new Airbus plane Saturday under an order that Tehran placed last year after a partial lifting of international sanctions.

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US Economy Adds 235,000 New Jobs in February

The US economy had another strong month of job creation in February, the Labor Department reported Friday -- a result sure to boost already high expectations that the Fed will raise interest rates next week.

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German Trade Surplus Rises Alongside US Tensions

Germany's trade surplus ticked upwards in January, official data showed Friday, as attacks from the Trump White House over the nation's export strength intensify.

Europe's largest economy exported 18.5 billion euros ($19.6 billion) more than it imported, according to preliminary data adjusted for seasonal and calendar effects from federal statistics office Destatis.

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China Expects 'Relatively Stable' Yuan in 2017

China's central bank governor said Friday the yuan should be "relatively stable" this year after losing seven percent of its value in 2016 amid accusations by US President Donald Trump of currency manipulation. 

People's Bank of China Governor Zhou Xiaochuan said the world's number-two economy was expected to stabilise after posting its slowest growth in more than a quarter of a century last year, with benefits for the yuan.

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Tunisair Suspends All Flights Over Worker Row

Tunisair announced Thursday the suspension of all its flights because of a row between pilots and technicians.

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French-Swiss Firm Lafarge Ready to Sell Cement for Trump's Wall

French-Swiss group LafargeHolcim is ready to sell its cement to build U.S. President Donald Trump's controversial border wall, the company's CEO said in an interview.

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Metro Aims to Break New Ground in Car-Mad Qatar

Qatar's metro, once completed, will run hundreds of kilometers across ultra-modern Doha, along the coast and into its expanding suburbs. But whether car-mad Qataris will actually use it remains an open question.

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Samsung Heir Denies Charges at Preliminary Hearing

The heir to the Samsung business empire denies all charges in connection with a wide-ranging corruption scandal, his lawyers told a preliminary hearing Thursday.

Lee Jae-Yong, 48, was not present at Seoul Central District court for the hearing, which comes as his giant company -- the world's biggest smartphone maker -- struggles to recover from a recall scandal.

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Lawmakers to Quiz Merkel over Role in VW's 'Dieselgate'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces Wednesday a grilling by lawmakers investigating if her government shielded Volkswagen from regulators despite knowing the auto giant was carrying out emissions cheating.

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British Ambassador Visits UK Supported Projects in Zahle

With determination, perseverance and training, small and medium enterprises in Zahle have turned into professional businesses with new organizational structures and expanded their market with UK Aid support under the flagship project ‘INTAJ’ led by Mercy Corps.

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