GIFT WRAPPED: The first gate to be used on a new set of locks on the Panama Canal arrives at Miraflores Locks in Panama City. The news locks are part of a group of 16 gates to be used for the Panama Canal expansion. (Ed Grimaldo, AFP)
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European leaders aim to agree a new decade of energy policy to cut climate-warming gas emissions out to 2030 at an EU summit.
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Europe is to earmark €200m into the development of Ebola vaccines, as well as drugs and diagnostic tests, according to reliable sources.
Tesco CEO Dave Lewis says there is more it can do on prices, but it was not the only way for the embattled British supermarket to win back lost market share.
A talent shortage in Britain's financial services and technology sectors has pushed salaries in the industry up by 2.6% in the last year.