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Kraft Foods Group and Heinz are to merge creating what the companies say will be the third-largest food and beverage company in the US. The...

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Dutch meat wholesaler Willy Selten BV’s owner has gone on trial for allegedly selling 300 tonnes of horse meat as beef, during one of...

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Credit The US Senate has announced plans to create an online database of all legal products sold on the market today that still contain asbestos....

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Sometimes things go wrong in even the very best businesses. It’s hard to keep standards high all the time. But when things do slip...

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Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz has made individual liberty the key theme of his presidential campaign announcement. Speaking at Liberty University in Virginia, Ted Cruz...

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Starbucks has decided to remove #Race Together hashtag from customers' cups. The diversity and racial inequality campaign has been ditched after it was criticized as...

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Texas Senator Ted Cruz has confirmed his bid for the US presidency, becoming the first Republican to declare his campaign for the White House...

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Nicolas Sarkozy's conservative Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) party and its allies have taken first place in the first round of French local...

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Former Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, who transformed the island country from a small port city into a wealthy global hub, has died...

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French people are voting in local elections in which Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Front party (FN) is expected to score big gains. Voters are...

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Abdullah Ocalan, the imprisoned leader of Kurdistan Workers' Party in Turkey, has renewed a call for his fighters to end their armed struggle in...

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House Speaker John Boehner plans to visit Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel next month. Republicans have been highly critical of President Barack Obama over...

Global Trade Peaking in Africa by Way of the Middle East

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As the world economy becomes more globalized, developed nations are starting to look at those that are less wealthy as prime places to trade...

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Amazon's plans to begin testing drones for online deliveries have been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The FAA has granted Amazon a certificate...

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President Barack Obama talked about a mandatory voting in the US during his speech at the City Club of Cleveland on March 18. The president...

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Thailand’s former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has been ordered by the Supreme Court to stand trial for negligence over a controversial rice subsidy scheme. Yingluck...

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Seventeen foreign tourists and two Tunisians have been killed after gunmen targeted Bardo Museum in Tunis, PM Habib Essid says. Italian, Spanish, Polish and German...

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Benjamin Netanyahu has won a fourth term as Israel’s prime minister after his right-wing Likud Party has won a surprise victory in the country's...

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Israel's ruling party Likud and the opposition Zionist Union are neck-and-neck in the country's general election, according to exit polls. Estimates by two Israeli broadcasters...

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Malaysia has unveiled plans for a new airline, called flymojo, after signing a $1.5 billion deal with Bombardier for 20 new aircraft. The new carrier...

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Lufthansa pilots have announced they would go on strike on March 18, affecting the airline's short and medium-haul flights. The strike action was called by...

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McDonald's is under investigation after 28 employees in 19 different US cities said they suffered injuries due to hazardous equipment and lax safety standards. Some...

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Nearly six million Israelis are expected to polls to vote for a new parliament on March 17. The new elections are expected to be a...

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Burger King has decided to drop sugary soft drinks from kids' meals following similar moves by McDonald's and Wendy's earlier this year. The fast-food giant...

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IKEA is closing its lifestyle website in Russia over fears it could flout the country's law banning the promotion of gay values to minors. In...