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(MENAFN - AFP) Lufthansa pilots turned up the pressure on management in a dispute over early retirement provisions Monday by calling a fourth day of walkouts, the latest challenge to cost-cutting at Europe's older airlines.

Just a day after pilots at French flag carrier Air France ended their longest-ever strike, Lufthansa pilots announced nearly a full-day of stoppages on ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Lloyds Banking Group has sacked eight workers and withheld bonuses in disciplinary measures linked to the Libor interest rate-rigging scandal, the state-rescued lender said on Monday.

Earlier this year, Lloyds was fined £218 million ($353 million, 279 million euros) by British and US regulators regarding its submissions to the British Bankers' Association ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Inflation in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, remained stuck at its current ultra-low levels for the third month in a row in September, preliminary data showed on Monday.

According to a flash estimate released by the federal statistics office Destatis, German inflation this month stood at just 0.8 percent year-on-year, unchanged since July.

The last ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) They carry photos, bags of food -- and hope. But what the families idling at the gate of this Ebola centre in Monrovia lack is news of the fate of their sick loved ones inside.

George Williams brought his wife and daughter to the Island Clinic on Tuesday and since then has had "no news, no contact with my family".

"I trust the doctors and the government," ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) A drug developed by Swiss giant Roche to treat an aggressive form of breast cancer has been shown to extend patients' lives by almost 16 months, researchers said Sunday.

Patients who took the new Perjeta drug in combination with chemotherapy and Roche's older anti-cancer drug Herceptin lived a median of 56.5 months, compared to 40.8 months for people in the ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Liberia's chief medical authority has placed herself in quarantine following the Ebola death of her deputy, health officials and humanitarian sources said on Sunday.

Dr Bernice Dahn, who is also a deputy health minister, opted to put herself in isolation after her assistant died of the infectious disease on Thursday.

Dahn and her assistant's staff, whom ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Pilots with Germany's Lufthansa will stage a strike on long-haul flights on Tuesday, their latest walkout in the ongoing dispute with management over early retirement provisions, their union said.

Vereinigung Cockpit called on its members to strike on long-haul flights departing from Frankfurt between 8:00 am and 11:00 pm (0600-2100 GMT) on Tuesday.

The ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Global winemaker Treasury Wine Estates on Monday said takeover talks with two global private equity groups had ended, prompting a share price fall.

Treasury -- which owns major brands including Penfolds, Rosemount Estate and Wolf Blass -- last month said it had received non-binding proposals from Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and partner Rhone Capital as well as ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Swiss voters on Sunday rejected a plan for a seismic shift from the country's all-private health insurance system to a state-run scheme.

Referendum results showed that almost 62 percent of voters had shot down a reform pushed by left-leaning parties which say the current private system is busting the budgets of ordinary residents.

The results also underlined ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) The European Union is to accuse US tech giant Apple of taking illegal aid from the Irish state through sweetheart tax deals over two decades, the Financial Times reported on Monday.

A European Commission investigation into Apple's tax affairs in Ireland, where it has enjoyed a rate of less than 2.0 percent, found that the company benefitted from illegal state ...

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