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ROME • European Union (EU) leaders gathering in Rome on Saturday sought to reinforce the unity of the remaining member states, flagging a common defence as a priority, just four days before Britain... more
STOCKHOLM • Taking a hard line in Brexit negotiations will hurt the UK. That’s the message from Sweden, one of Britain’s closest allies in the European Union (EU), just days before Prime Minister... more
FRANKFURT • The euro- area’s accelerating economy is translating into faster job creation and stronger inflation pressures. A key gauge of activity 
rose to a near six-year high 
in March and... more
LONDON • Industry bodies representing the UK food supply chain have called on the government to seek a tariff-free trade agreement with the European Union (EU) during the coming Brexit negotiations.... more
HONG KONG • China Petroleum & Chemical Corp (Sinopec) said profits during the first-quarter (1Q) of this year are expected to more than double on higher crude prices and stable demand,... more
LONDON • UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd said Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp messaging system should open its encryption to security services and urged online companies to be more aggressive in shutting down... more
LONDON • London landlords are offloading some of their most valuable properties as demand 
from investors in the Asia-Pacific region continues despite the Brexit vote. Spurred by the record sale of... more
HONG KONG • China Southern Airlines Co, Asia’s biggest carrier by passengers, says it’s in talks with American Airlines Group Inc that may involve the issue of shares to the US company. While China... more
DUBAI • Emaar Malls PJSC, the shopping-centre unit of Dubai’s largest publicly-traded property developer, bid for online retailer Souq.com in a challenge to an offer made by Amazon.com Inc, according... more
WELLINGTON • Queensland is bracing for its worst cyclone in six years amid expectation that a severe weather system will cross the coast in the north of the Australian state early tomorrow. Cyclone... more

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