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Republicans debating remedies for corporate tax avoidance

Republicans debating remedies for corporate tax avoidance

Published 18/06/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump walks from Maine One as he returns to the White House in Washington, U.S., June 16, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

President Donald Trump and Republican leaders in Congress will soon confront a complex challenge for tax reform: how to limit U.S. corporate tax avoidance schemes that take advantage of low tax rates in foreign countries.

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Greek PM hopeful that deal will be reached at Eurogroup meeting

Greek PM hopeful that deal will be reached at Eurogroup meeting

Published 14/06/2017

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras attends a cabinet meeting at the parliament in Athens, Greece June 13, 2017. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has said he is optimistic that a deal paving the way for new loans for Greece will be reached at a meeting of euro zone finance ministers on June 15.

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Forget Trump White House, Belgium shows Melania the surreal

Forget Trump White House, Belgium shows Melania the surreal

Published 24/05/2017

U.S. First lady Melania Trump (L) walks with Amelie Derbaudrenghien, partner of Belgian's Prime Minister Charles Michel, at the Brussels Airport in Brussels, Belgium, May 24, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

As her reality TV star husband meets many of his Western allies for the first time as U.S. president on Thursday, Melania Trump will be offered a different take on the surreal by her hosts in Brussels.

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SpaceX successfully launches first recycled rocket booster

SpaceX successfully launches first recycled rocket booster

Published 31/03/2017

A recycled SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket soars toward space above a Virgin Airlines passenger jet, which had just departed Orlando International Airport, in Orlando, Florida, March 30, 2017. The launch marked the first time ever that a rocket was reused for spaceflight. REUTERS/Gregg Newton

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket recovered at sea from its maiden flight last year blasted off again from Florida on Thursday in the first successful launch of a recycled orbital-class booster, then capped the feat with another return landing on an ocean platform.

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Amazon.com wins $1.5 billion tax dispute over IRS

Amazon.com wins $1.5 billion tax dispute over IRS

Published 23/03/2017

An Amazon.com Inc driver stands next to an Amazon delivery truck in Los Angeles, California, U.S., May 21, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Amazon.com Inc on Thursday won a more than $1.5 billion tax dispute with the Internal Revenue Service over transactions involving a Luxembourg unit more than a decade ago.

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Nadal, Federer set up California clash with wins

Nadal, Federer set up California clash with wins

Published 15/03/2017

Mar 14, 2017- Indian Wells, CA, USA- Roger Federer (SUI) hits a volley as he defeated Steve Johnson (not pictured)7-6, 7-6 in the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal powered to third-round wins at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells on Tuesday to set up a mouth-watering rematch of their recent Australian Open final.

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Marx`s German birthplace to accept controversial Chinese statue

Marx`s German birthplace to accept controversial Chinese statue

Published 14/03/2017

FILE PHOTO: A monument to Karl Marx stands above his remains at the Highgate Cemetary in North London February 24. May 5 marks the 180th anniversary of the birth of Marx in Trier, Germany./CLH/File Photo

The German city of Trier has decided to accept a towering statue of Karl Marx from China marking next year's 200th birthday of the founding father of communism, despite some suggestions it sends a bad signal to Beijing over its human rights record.

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EU leaders grope for unity as Britain walks out

EU leaders grope for unity as Britain walks out

Published 10/03/2017

European Council President Donald Tusk (Bottom, C) chairs a European Union leaders' summit in Brussels, Belgium March 10, 2017. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Jan Bartunek and Waverly Colville

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Dutch paradox: Voters head for far right amidst rising prosperity

Dutch paradox: Voters head for far right amidst rising prosperity

Published 03/03/2017

The Dutch fishing village of Volendam hardly seems like a hotbed of discontent: tidy, prosperous, little crime or unemployment. Yet a third of its voters are likely to back anti-immigrant nationalist Geert Wilders in the March 15 general election.

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Airbus seeks new talks with European nations over A400M costs

Airbus seeks new talks with European nations over A400M costs

Published 22/02/2017

A waiter walks past an Airbus A400M military transport plane is parked at the Airbus assembly plant during an event in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain, December 1, 2016. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo

Airbus (AIR.PA) called for new talks with European governments to ease "heavy penalties" for delays to its A400M military aircraft on Wednesday, after taking a fresh 1.2-billion-euro ($1.3 billion) charge in the latest blow to Europe's largest defense project.

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