Ryanair CEO says sees no growth in Germany in 2019

BERLIN (Reuters) – Ryanair (RYA.I) does not expect to grow in Germany next year, after closing its bases in the northern German city of Bremen and at Weeze near Duesseldorf, Chief Executive Michael O’Leary told Reuters on Wednesday. Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary holds a news conference in Machelen near Brussels, Belgium October 9, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo Ryanair said earlier ...

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How Russia moved into Central Africa

DAKAR (Reuters) – When Central African Republic (CAR) pleaded for help last year to fight marauding militias, former colonial ruler France offered guns it had seized off Somalia. But Russia objected and donated its own weapons instead. FILE PHOTO: A general view shows a part of the capital Bangui, Central African Republic, February 16, 2016. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola/File Photo By early ...

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Ballon d’Or: Who is the third-best player in the world?

AC Milan and Brazil forward Kaka (centre) was the last man other than Lionel Messi (left) or Cristiano Ronaldo to win the Ballon d’or, back in 2007 The Ballon d’Or – the most high-profile individual award in men’s football – will be handed out in Paris at the start of December. So far, so traditional. However, this year there is ...

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Afghan lawmaker among five killed in Taliban blast ahead of elections

KABUL (Reuters) – An Afghan lawmaker contesting this week’s parliamentary elections was among five people killed on Wednesday by a bomb planted under his office chair, officials said, an attack claimed by the Taliban. The MP, Abdul Jabar Qahraman, was killed as he prepared for Saturday’s election, a senior government official said, becoming the 10th candidate killed in the past ...

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Charlie Condell: UK teenager in record attempt has bike stolen

Image copyright CHARLIE CONDELL Image caption Charlie Condell has ridden through 17 countries so far A British teenager who is trying to become the youngest person to cycle solo around the world has had his bike stolen in Australia. Charlie Condell, 18, has already ridden through Europe and Asia since embarking on an eight-month journey in July. However he woke ...

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Fujifilm wins appeal in battle with Xerox over aborted merger

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Fujifilm Holdings Corp (4901.T) has won an appeal in its legal battles with Xerox Corp (XRX.N), with a New York court overturning preliminary injunctions requested by an activist investor that had blocked their planned merger. FILE PHOTO: Fujifilm Holdings’ logos are pictured ahead of its news conference in Tokyo, Japan January 31, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Xerox ...

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