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Argentine union steps up pressure on president

Strike call made as salary negotiations between governments and teachers' unions delay start of school for children.

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Iceland to lift capital controls from financial crisis

Individuals, firms and pension funds will be free to take money out of Iceland from Tuesday onwards.

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Riots in Athens as farmers protest austerity cuts

Greek farmers fought with riot police in the capital on Wednesday.

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Airport closure in Abuja disrupts travellers

Thousands of travellers to Nigeria are facing at least six weeks of severe disruption while Abuja International Airport is closed for runway repairs.

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Lebanon looks to develop oil industry

Huge reserves of hydrocarbons lie untapped beneath Lebanese waters because of years of war and political problems.

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Uber's Travis Kalanick apologises for berating driver

Travis Kalanick promises to work on his leadership style after video of him lashing out at a driver went viral.

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Saudi Arabia wants oil prices to rise to $60 in 2017

OPEC heavyweight and Gulf allies believe the rise would increase investment without causing a jump in US shale output.

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PM Stefan Lofven wants to curb flow of foreign workers

Stefan Lofven says unemployed at home, including refugees, should fill jobs such as dishwashers and waiters.

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Ex-IMF boss Rato sentenced to jail for embezzlement

Court finds IMF's 2004-2007 boss Rodrigo Rato and dozens more bankers guilty of using undeclared corporate credit cards.

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Four Indonesians richer than poorest 100 million

Gap between rich and poor has grown faster in Indonesia than in any other country in Southeast Asia, Oxfam reports.

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