Europe

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Air Berlin files for insolvency

Image copyright Reuters Air Berlin, Germany’s second-largest carrier, has filed for insolvency, after its main shareholder Etihad declared it would not be providing further financial support. The airline, which has accumulated debt for almost a…


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Fugitive Brazil singer held in Paris over deadly fight

Image copyright Rio poice Image caption Rio police have been searching for four suspects in connection with the death of Matías Sebastian Carena French police have arrested Brazilian singer Valterson Ferreira Cantuaria in Paris in…


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German growth slows but remains robust

Image copyright Reuters Germany’s economic growth slowed in the second quarter of the year but remained robust, according to official data. The country’s gross domestic product rose by 0.6% in the three months to June,…


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Record-sized data centre planned inside Arctic Circle

Image copyright Kolos Image caption The facility would be surrounded by water on three sides, which could aid security Plans to build the world’s “largest” data centre are being made public. The facility is set…


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Brexit: UK suggests 'temporary customs union' with EU

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The EU’s customs union means members charge the same tariff on goods coming from other countries The UK has set out the “ambitious new customs arrangement” it wants to…


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Have it your way

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHow customisation is luring the rich In the luxury market, unique customised items are one way of luring the rich. Italian entrepreneur Lapo Elkann explains how his…




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Belgian Malmedy giant omelette-fest defies egg scare

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Malmedy tradition is emulated in Bessières, France (pictured in April 2014) A traditional giant omelette made with 10,000 eggs will sizzle in Belgium on Tuesday, despite an ongoing egg…