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Delta Air Lines Bought an Oil Refinery. It Didn’t Go as Planned.

Delta Air Lines Bought an Oil Refinery. It Didn’t Go as Planned.

Delta Air Lines Bought an Oil Refinery. It Didn’t Go as Planned. Delta Air Lines Bought an Oil Refinery. It Didn’t Go as Planned. Such issues apparently did not factor into Delta’s thinking when the airline paid $150 million for the struggling Trainer refinery, which ConocoPhillips had idled six months earlier, citing pressure from imports, weak demand and regulatory costs. …

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Mike Pompeo claims WHO has been ‘bought’ by China in meeting with MPs, reports say

Mike Pompeo claims WHO has been ‘bought’ by China in meeting with MPs, reports say

Mike Pompeo claims WHO has been ‘bought’ by China in meeting with MPs, reports say Mike Pompeo claims WHO has been ‘bought’ by China in meeting with MPs, reports say US secretary of state Mike Pompeo has claimed the head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has been “bought” by China and suggested that his failings have led to the …

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U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on Medieval Treasure Bought by Nazis

U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on Medieval Treasure Bought by Nazis

U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on Medieval Treasure Bought by Nazis U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on Medieval Treasure Bought by Nazis BERLIN — After hundreds of years residing in a cathedral in Braunschweig, Germany, the Guelph Treasure has had a comparatively active century. The trove of medieval religious art was sold just before the stock market crash in 1929, …

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A Beverly Hills Hotel, Bought With Looted Money, Goes on Sale

A Beverly Hills Hotel, Bought With Looted Money, Goes on Sale

A Beverly Hills Hotel, Bought With Looted Money, Goes on Sale A Beverly Hills Hotel, Bought With Looted Money, Goes on Sale For sale: Boutique hotel, convenient to Hollywood. 116 rooms, rooftop pool, jet-setting clientele. Previous owner spent $40 million on renovations before becoming an international fugitive. Asking price: $100+ million. If that sounds like a steal — even in …

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I Bought a Car From Northern Italy as the Pandemic Took Hold

I Bought a Car From Northern Italy as the Pandemic Took Hold

I Bought a Car From Northern Italy as the Pandemic Took Hold I Bought a Car From Northern Italy as the Pandemic Took Hold Imagine what it would have been like to unwittingly arrange to buy an oxcart in Pompeii on or about the 23rd of August, 79 A.D. — I’m the 21st-century version of that guy. I bought a …

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Bought for a Song: An Indonesian Craze Puts Wild Birds at Risk

Bought for a Song: An Indonesian Craze Puts Wild Birds at Risk

CURUP, Indonesia — Hiding in the dense Sumatran jungle, the poacher chose a thin branch, coated it with homemade glue and played a snippet of birdsong on an old cellphone. Within moments, three tiny birds alighted on the branch and were trapped. Known as ashy tailorbirds, they were destined for the Indonesian island of Java, where they were likely to …

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