Miscellany

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    New space industry emerges: on-orbit servicing

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on November 18, 2018

    Imagine an airport where thousands of planes, empty of fuel, are left abandoned on the tarmac....

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    Argentines suffer as govt austerity budget passes

    Agence France-Presse . Buenos Aires | Updated at 12:00am on November 17, 2018

    In the Buenos Aires metro, Roberto stands in his empty snack bar and shrugs as people hurry past. He knows the problem: ‘There’s simply no...

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    Diesel driving bans self-destructive: German minister

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 12:00am on November 17, 2018

    Efforts by courts to impose diesel driving bans are ‘self-destructive’ and put German prosperity at risk, the transport minister warned Friday, as tempers flared in...

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    Walmart upbeat on outlook as sales global growth continues

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on November 17, 2018

    Global retail giant Walmart is more upbeat about earnings for the year, despite tamping down expectations just a month ago, after posting sales growth across...

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    Italy worried by Germany’s economic slowdown

    Agence France-Presse . Milan | Updated at 12:00am on November 17, 2018

    Italy’s finance minister Giovanni Tria warned Thursday of the potential repercussions of the slowdown of the German economy and slammed the EU for failing to...

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    EU states wary of losing fishing rights in Brexit deal

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 12:00am on November 17, 2018

    Some EU member states have concerns about the draft Brexit deal, particularly about access to fishing in British waters, but there is little appetite in...

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    ECB sees ‘no reason’ for eurozone slowdown

    Agence France-Presse . Frankfurt | Updated at 12:00am on November 17, 2018

    European Central Bank president Mario Draghi said Friday he saw ‘no reason’ why growth in the eurozone should wither, minimising a sharp slowdown in the...

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    May fights rebellion over Brexit deal

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:00am on November 17, 2018

    British prime minister Theresa May battled Friday to salvage a draft Brexit deal and her own political future.After a tumultuous Thursday in which ministers resigned...

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    US orders restriction on e-cigarette sales, youth use surges

    AFP | Updated at 12:00am on November 17, 2018

    US regulators Thursday ordered sharp restrictions on sales of e-cigarettes, as national data showed a 78 per cent single-year surge in vaping among young people,...

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    US economy looks solid but worries lurk in the details

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on November 17, 2018

    The US economy is producing solid statistics showing it remains in prime health, but a closer look at reports released Thursday revealed less rosy details.A...

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