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Renault-Nissan CEO sees global car market up 1.5 percent in 2013

PARIS (Reuters) – The head of Renault & Nissan Motor , Carlos Ghosn, sees global auto market growth of just 1.5 percent this year, doubling to around 3 percent in…

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Italy cruise ship wreck to be raised on Sept 16

Salvage workers will attempt to raise Italy’s Costa Concordia cruise ship on Monday, weather permitting, in an unprecedented operation costing more than 600 million euros ($798 million), officials said. “If…

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Germany's Thomas Bach is man to beat in IOC vote for Jacques Rogge's successor

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Thomas Bach is the man to beat as the IOC elects a leader to take the Olympic body into the next decade. After awarding the 2020…

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Euro zone cannot just hope for further recovery – Coene

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The euro zone may have come out of recession, yet economic growth remains low & further reforms are needed to ensure a recovery fully takes hold, European…

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Gear system found in insect legs

A gear system similar to those used on bicycles has been found in insects – showing that nature developed cogs long before humans. The juvenile Issus – a plant-hopping insect…

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US balloonist fails in bid to cross Atlantic

An American adventurer’s bid to float across the Atlantic to Europe under a cluster of 370 colorful helium balloons failed when he was forced to land in the Canadian province…

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American sets off for Europe in rainbow balloon

In a scene reminiscent of the Pixar movie “Up,” an American adventurer set off Thursday in a daring bid to drift across the Atlantic in a wildly colorful cluster balloon….

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Vodafone says to speed up 4G development in Greece

ATHENS (Reuters) – Vodafone Group plans to speed up the development of 4G technology in Greece as part of its strategy to use proceeds from its Verizon deal to upgrade…

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How the low-cost Dacia became Europe's fastest-growing brand – by accident

FRANKFURT – The fastest-growing car brand in the European Union was never even supposed to be sold there. Dacia, the Romanian subsidiary of French manufacturer Renault, sells low-cost cars. Really…

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