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    SE Asia feels the burn as virus keeps China tourists at home

    Agence France-Presse . Luang Prabang | Updated at 12:20am on February 17, 2020

    Elephant parks unvisited, curios at markets unsold as tuk-tuks sit idle: Southeast Asia is facing billions of dollars in losses from a collapse in Chinese...

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    Families of 27 deceased workers to get Tk 2 lakh each from LWF

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:15am on February 17, 2020

    The labour ministry has approved financial assistance worth Tk 2 lakh, to be financed by the Labour Welfare Foundation under the ministry, for each of the...

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    Public, private researchers hunt coronavirus cure

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:45pm on February 15, 2020

    Researchers both public and private have launched efforts to combat the novel coronavirus that has already infected tens of thousands of people in China, and...

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    New budget plan sets stage for EU summit battle

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 10:37pm on February 15, 2020

    Brussels set the stage on Friday for a fierce budget battle at next week’s extraordinary EU summit, with a trillion-euro plan that meets no-one’s demands....

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    Blame game over 830m-euro settlement in VW’s German diesel cases

    Agence France-Presse . Frankfurt am Main | Updated at 10:35pm on February 15, 2020

    Consumer representatives and car giant Volkswagen each blamed each other on Friday for a breakdown in talks over a settlement for 400,000 German customers in...

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    Ants, bats, birds evicted for new German Tesla plant

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 10:23pm on February 15, 2020

    US electric car giant Tesla began clearing forest for its first European ‘Gigafactory’ near Berlin on Thursday, and is now racing against the clock to...

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    US annual inflation pace accelerates in January

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:23pm on February 14, 2020

    Surging fuel and medical costs ramped up the annual inflation rate Americans faced in January to its highest in more than a year, the government...

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    Hopes pale for German growth rebound after late 2019 flat-line

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 10:20pm on February 14, 2020

    Europe’s largest economy Germany marked time in the fourth quarter of 2019 as its exportoriented industry’s woes continued to weigh on growth, official data showed...

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    As China needs masks, phone and diaper makers fill void

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 11:54pm on February 13, 2020

    A diaper manufacturer in eastern China was closed for the Lunar New Year holiday when it heard from officials — China needed vast amounts of...

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    Airbus reports 2019 net loss of 1.36b euros

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:52pm on February 13, 2020

    Airbus on Thursday reported a net loss of 1.36 billion euros in 2019 after being hit by a 3.6-billion-euro fine over a bribery scandal and...

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