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Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Tesla Motors dealing as states play factory poker
From the start, little has been typical about Tesla Motors' plan for a US$5-billion factory to make batteries for a new generation of electric cars.
Dutch brewing giant Heineken on Monday announced selling Mexican-based packaging business Empaque to U.S.-based Crown Holdings in a deal worth more than one billion dollars.
Germany achieved a surplus in its public finances equivalent to 1.1 percent of overall economic output in the first six months of this year, official data showed on Monday.
Spain's third-biggest bank by capitalization CaixaBank is to buy Barclays' Spanish operations for 800 million euros (US$1.1 billion) as the British bank undergoes major restructuring, Barclays said on Sunday.
Kenyan commandos on the frontline of a poaching war
With camouflage uniforms, assault rifles, night vision goggles, thermal imaging devices and radios, wildlife rangers in Kenya's Ol Jogi rhino sanctuary prepare for night patrol in the “war” against poaching.
Science-fiction superhero flick “Guardians of the Galaxy” was on course to claim top spot at the North American box office this weekend as the worst summer blockbuster season in nearly a decade limps to a close.
Monday, September 1, 2014
Iraq breaks months-long jihadist siege
Iraqi forces, aided by US air strikes, have broken through to the jihadist-besieged Shiite town of Amerli where thousands have been trapped for over two months with dwindling food and water supplies.
Search for survivors after six die in Paris building explosion
Rescue workers searched throughout the night for two people missing after an explosion ripped through an apartment building outside Paris, killing six and reducing half a residential block to rubble.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine.
European leaders Saturday named Polish Premier Donald Tusk the next EU president and Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini to head its diplomatic service as the bloc faces a series of challenges topped by Ukraine.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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