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Collapse of U.K. Construction Giant Rattles the Government

Advertisement LONDON — The British government scrambled Monday to contain the damage as the country’s second largest construction firm was forced into liquidation after losing money on a series of contracts and racking up around $ 1.35 billion in debt. ...

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A Blot on Ireland’s Past, Facing Demolition

Advertisement DUBLIN — The General Post Office in Dublin, center of the 1916 rebellion against British rule, is today a shrine to Irish freedom. Three blocks to the east, on a quiet, run-down side street, stands a monument to a ...

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A380’s Days May Be Numbered, Airbus Says

Advertisement The days may be numbered for the world’s largest passenger aircraft. Airbus, the European aerospace group that makes the A380 superjumbo, said on Monday that it would have to end production of the plane if its only major customer, ...

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The Guardian, Britain’s Left-Wing News Power, Goes Tabloid

The Guardian, Britain’s Left-Wing News Power, Goes Tabloid

Advertisement LONDON — The Guardian, the British newspaper that won a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of national security leaks in the United States but whose aggressive international expansion has triggered heavy losses, switched to a tabloid format on Monday ...

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In Czech Election, a Choice Between Leaning East or West

Advertisement A people feeling left out, condescended to and ignored. A fear that outsiders fleeing war and poverty in Muslim nations threaten the homeland. And a deep distrust of institutions, especially governments that seem disconnected from daily concerns. From Poland ...

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