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Pilots reject Air France offer to end strike

French union the National Syndicate of Airline Pilots (SNPL) has rejected an Air France proposal that would end a week-long strike, stating that the offer failed to resolve the pilots' grievances.

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Huge demand swells Alibaba's market value

Alibaba has debuted as a publicly traded company and quickly risen nearly 40 percent in an initial public offering, or IPO, that offered investors a way to tap into the prosperous Chinese middle class.

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China's Alibaba makes huge trading debut

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's shares surged by more than 40 percent in their first day of trading on Friday as investors jumped in to buy what looks likely to be the largest IPO in history, lifting the Chinese online retailer's value to $244bn.

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Air France pilots' strike sparks travel chaos

Airline Air France-KLM pilots began a week long strike at the French arm of the business over company plans to expand its low cost subsidiary Transavia, cancelling more than half of its due flights on Monday.

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South Korea gears for cigarette price hike

South Korea has proposed a tax hike that would nearly double cigarette prices as the government tries to reduce one of the world's highest smoking rates among adult males.

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Ex-US envoy probed for money laundering

Zalmay Khalilzad

A former US ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq and the United Nations has been caught up in a suspected money-laundering inquiry that led to a freeze on bank deposits he and his wife hold in Austria.

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#Australia signs uranium deal with #India

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has sealed a civil nuclear deal to sell uranium to India and also offered to increase supplies of conventional fuel to help it overcome chronic shortages.

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BP faces $49bn bill for Gulf oil disaster

BP faces a total of $49bn in costs and fines for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spil disaster, after a federal judge ruled the company acted with "gross negligence''.

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Ex-New York mayor returns to lead #Bloomberg

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is to return as head of Bloomberg, the data and financial news company he founded in 1981, replacing Daniel Doctoroff who has decided to step aside, the company has said.

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#France halts warship delivery to #Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin France has suspended the delivery of the first of two Mistral-class warships to Russia "until November" after fierce criticism from its allies given the crisis in Ukraine.

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