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All Blacks drew 'line in sand' to burst Wallabies bubble - Read

SYDNEY The All Blacks were determined to draw a "line in the sand" against the Wallabies in the Rugby Championship opener after being impressed by their forwards during the June series against Ireland, captain Kieran Read said.

Rugby-All Blacks drew "line in sand" to burst Wallabies bubble - Read 18 Aug 2018

SYDNEY, Aug 18 The All Blacks were determined to draw a "line in the sand" against the Wallabies in the Rugby Championship opener after being impressed by their forwards during the June series against Ireland, captain Kieran Read said.

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Falling offshore T-bond holdings highlight U.S. cash repatriation 17 Aug 2018

LONDON Dollars are going home. In low-tax jurisdictions from Ireland to the Bahamas, the stock of Treasury bond holdings is down $22 billion (£17.32 billion) this year in a sign U.S. companies are repatriating cash held offshore after changes to how foreign earnings are taxed.

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Falling offshore T-bond holdings highlight U.S. cash repatriation 16 Aug 2018

LONDON Dollars are going home. In low-tax jurisdictions from Ireland to the Bahamas, the stock of Treasury bond holdings is down $22 billion this year in a sign U.S. companies are repatriating cash held offshore after changes to how foreign earnings are taxed.

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France fumes at proposed post-Brexit EU sea trade links 11 Aug 2018

PARIS France deems unacceptable a European Commission proposal to exclude French ports from a re-routing of a strategic trade corridor between Ireland and mainland Europe after Brexit, the government said.

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France fumes at proposed post-Brexit EU sea trade links 11 Aug 2018

PARIS France deems unacceptable a European Commission proposal to exclude French ports from a re-routing of a strategic trade corridor between Ireland and mainland Europe after Brexit, the government said.

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Ireland's Henderson family agrees purchase of 50 Poundworld stores 09 Aug 2018

LONDON Ireland's Henderson family said on Thursday it had agreed to buy around 50 Poundworld stores, having struck a deal with the administrator of the collapsed British discount retailer.

Ireland's Henderson family agrees purchase of 50 Poundworld stores 09 Aug 2018

LONDON, Aug 9 Ireland's Henderson family said on Thursday it had agreed to buy around 50 Poundworld stores, having struck a deal with the administrator of the collapsed British discount retailer.

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Ryanair strike widens as German, Dutch pilots join Friday stoppage 08 Aug 2018

BERLIN/FRANKFURT Ryanair will cancel about one in six of its flights on Friday after pilots based in Germany voted to join 24-hour stoppages set to hit Europe's biggest airline in Ireland, Sweden and Belgium at the height of the holiday season. | Video

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Pilot strike forces Ryanair to cancel 250 flights in and out of Germany 08 Aug 2018

DUBLIN Ryanair was forced to cancel 250 flights scheduled to run to and from Germany on Friday after pilots there announced they would join a 24-hour walkout planned in Ireland, Sweden and Belgium.

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Empty hotels, idle boats - What happens when a Pacific island upsets China

KOROR, Palau Empty hotel rooms, idle tour boats and shuttered travel agencies reveal widening fissures in the tiny Pacific nation of Palau, which is caught in an escalating diplomatic tug-of-war between China and Taiwan.