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#Picasso painting sells for world record $179m in US

Spanish painter's Women of Algiers breaks auction record in New York sale, while Giacometti sculpture fetches $141.3m.

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#Shell receives conditional US Arctic drilling approval

Company stopped work there after mishap-filled 2012 season; Shell still needs federal permit, Seattle port permit.

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#Greece says it faces bankruptcy in weeks

No firm agreement yet on critical rescue loans, but euro zone ministers keep tough line on final tranche.

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#Nigeria borrows money to pay government salaries

Africa's biggest economy faces "revenue challenges" that have affected expenditure, finance minister says.

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#Qatar agrees to buy 24 Rafale fighter jets from #France

Hollande and Sheikh Tamim sign $7bn euro contract in Doha which includes training of Qatari pilots and technicians.

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US electric car pioneer #Tesla unveils 'home battery'

Device, which could fit on wall of garage or inside a house, could make solar-powered homes independent of energy grid.

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Police clash with protesters opposed to Milan Expo

Confrontations followed glitzy opening ceremony at site of event where PM hailed showpiece of culture and technology.

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Obama to strengthen 'indestructible' ties with #Japan

US president hosts PM Shinzo Abe at White House as two nations move closer to major 12-nation trans-Pacific trade pact.

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UK trader accused of US market crash granted $7.5m bail

The 36-year-old allegedly earned $40m within five years by manipulating market prices with lightning-fast software.

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EU charges #Gazprom with abusing gas market prices

Russian energy giant faces $10bn fine as anti-trust regulators accuse it of overcharging buyers in ex-Soviet states.

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