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Lufthansa to cancel 3,800 flights

Mon, 2014-03-31 10:47
German airline Lufthansa says it will cancel 3,800 flights this week because of a strike by pilots.

Apple and Samsung row back in court

Mon, 2014-03-31 09:33
The latest round in a bitter tit-for-tat legal row between Apple and Samsung will begin again on Monday in California.

Pub hours extended for World Cup

Mon, 2014-03-31 08:41
The government has agreed that pubs can stay open for England matches that have a late kick-off.

Eurozone inflation falls to 0.5%

Mon, 2014-03-31 07:42
Inflation in the 18-nation eurozone fell to 0.5% in March, marking its lowest rate since November 2009.

The boss who rolled with the punches

Mon, 2014-03-31 04:59
A profile of serial entrepreneur Shaa Wasmund, who continues to enjoy a varied business career that has covered areas such as the internet and boxing.

Network Rail plans £38bn investment

Mon, 2014-03-31 03:06
The operator of Britain's train tracks and stations, Network Rail, announces a five-year plan to invest £38bn in rail infrastructure.

Frozen is highest-grossing animation

Mon, 2014-03-31 02:35
The Disney musical recently reached $1.072 billion (£644.5m) at the worldwide box office, overtaking Toy Story 3.

China demand boosts Huawei profits

Mon, 2014-03-31 02:25
Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei says strong demand from China helped it to increase annual profits by 34%.

Alibaba invests in Chinese mall firm

Sun, 2014-03-30 21:18
Chinese internet giant Alibaba invests $692m in Intime, a Chinese mall operator, as the firm continues its investment spree ahead of its public stock offering.

Japan output slows in February

Sun, 2014-03-30 20:45
Factory output in Japan declined by 2.3% in February, official figures show, ahead of a planned tax increase on 1 April.

Brazil secures Rio slum in mass raid

Sun, 2014-03-30 19:39
Brazilian security forces move into a slum near Rio airport, as part of efforts to drive out drugs gangs before this year's football World Cup.

Berlin: The next Silicon Valley?

Sun, 2014-03-30 19:10
Ambitious, clever and cheap - Berlin's tech challengers

Art keeps Marrakech on the cultural map

Sun, 2014-03-30 19:07
Marrakech's thriving arts scene draws on the old and new

Vatican halts 'trillion euro fraud'

Sun, 2014-03-30 11:03
Italian police arrest two men who were allegedly trying to deposit trillions of euros in fake bonds in the Vatican bank.

Is Cuba ready for business?

Sun, 2014-03-30 08:07
Cuba's charm offensive to draw in foreign investors

Mass Taiwan rally against China deal

Sun, 2014-03-30 07:06
Taiwanese opponents of a controversial trade deal with China hold a mass rally in Taipei, saying it will leave Taiwan too dependent on Beijing.

VIDEO: Digging deeper for diamonds

Sat, 2014-03-29 05:25
Sierra Leone is named for its hills but known worldwide for its diamonds - but to find more of the precious stone miners are having to dig deeper and use more sophisticated techniques.

VIDEO: Making it as a 'mumpreneur' in Dubai

Sat, 2014-03-29 05:23
As many women across the Gulf struggle to balance their career with family commitment, some are bucking the trend and setting up their own business.

GM adds 824k cars to ongoing recall

Fri, 2014-03-28 19:06
GM adds 824,000 more cars to an ongoing recall over defective ignition switches that have caused some to shut off while the car was on the road.

Blackberry posts $5.9bn annual loss

Fri, 2014-03-28 16:06
Smartphone maker Blackberry reports a loss of $5.9bn for its latest financial year, but says it is on "a path to returning to growth and profitability".