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Texan pays record $110,000 to kill Pakistan’s RARE national animal (PHOTO, VIDEOS)

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A Texas trophy hunter sparked outrage in Pakistan after he was photographed with a dead Astore Markhor, the country’s official animal. However, as more details emerged about the hunt, it appears the anger was misplaced. Bryan Kinsel Harlan, an entrepreneur from Dallas, Texas, paid a record US$110,000 to shoot the animal in Pakistan’s northern Himalayan Read More

Two dinners talked Brexit in Brussels last night. One was private

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By Mark Stone, Europe correspondent It was a busy night for the chefs at the British ambassador’s residence in Brussels on Monday night. The opulent building, sandwiched between the Swiss and American embassies on the Belgian capital’s grand Rue Ducale, was the venue for two separate but simultaneous dinners. One, we knew about – the Read More

Global stocks ride high as 'risk-on' reigns supreme

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LONDON (Reuters) – World shares and bond yields rode a renewed surge in risk appetite on Tuesday as investors turned optimistic about U.S.-China trade talks and cheered Washington’s deal to avoid another government shutdown. The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Staff Tokyo’s Read More

Mars One dreams plummet back to Earth as company goes bankrupt

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Mars One, the company that promised to colonize Mars with human volunteers and make a reality TV show about it, has gone bankrupt, crushing the dreams of its willing participants and drawing ‘I told you so’s’ from its critics. The company hoped to send people on a one-way trip to Mars where they would settle Read More

With Iran squeezed out, U.S. oil takes on new rivals in Europe

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MOSCOW/NEW YORK (Reuters) – When the global oil trading industry gathered for its biggest annual meeting in Asia in September last year, U.S. oil producing companies came well prepared. FILE PHOTO: A pumpjack is shown outside Midland-Odessa area in the Permian basin in Texas, U.S., July 17, 2018. REUTERS/Liz Hampton/File Photo U.S. giant Exxon Mobil Read More

Swiss say Bombardier trains still fall short of expectations

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FILE PHOTO – The logo on the headquarters of the Swiss Federal Railways SBB is seen in Bern, Switzerland May 11, 2016. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich ZURICH (Reuters) – Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) said on Monday that new Bombardier trains have yet to live up to expectations and that both companies were working to correct issues, including Read More

UBS revamps compensation scheme for 10,000 staff

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss bank UBS is seen in Zurich, Switzerland October 25, 2018. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo ZURICH (Reuters) – UBS (UBSG.S) has reorganized its pay policy for 10,000 back-office workers, Switzerland’s biggest lender said on Monday, changing how their bonuses are calculated. The staff — mainly working in functions like human resources, Read More

Airopack's debt revamp collapses, cites accounting issues

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ZURICH (Reuters) – Airopack’s (AIRN.S) recapitalization plan collapsed as lenders including Apollo Global Management (APO.N) demanded repayment following the discovery of “inadequate sales and accounting practices”, the Swiss aerosol packaging maker said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Leon Black, Chairman, CEO and Director, Apollo Global Management, LLC, May 1, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo Shares in the Read More

Rolex backs Ellison's SailGP with long-term partnership

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LONDON (Reuters) – Swiss watchmaker Rolex raised its aquatic profile on Monday in a long-term partnership with SailGP, a new $1 million winner-takes-all series backed by Oracle (ORCL.N) boss Larry Ellison. FILE PHOTO: Oracle Team USA Helmsman Russell Coutts gestures to photographers after winning the Match Racing Championship at the America’s Cup World Series Newport Read More

Qatar revamps investment strategy after Kushner building bailout

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LONDON/NEW YORK/DUBAI (Reuters) – When news emerged that Qatar may have unwittingly helped bail out a New York skyscraper owned by the family of Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law, eyebrows were raised in Doha. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump, flanked by White House senior advisor Jared Kushner, meets with Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Read More