Gas explosion in Austria causes wider problems for Europe

An explosion and fire that ripped through Austria’s main gas pipeline hub has killed one person and injured at least 18 others, prompting Italy to declare a state of emergency as flows from the strategic site were cut off. As Michelle Hennessy reports, news of the blast at the Baumgarten site, near Slovakia, sent gas prices in Europe soaring on fears it would restrict supply as winter sets in.

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UK inflation hits highest in nearly six years

British inflation unexpectedly rose to its highest level in nearly six years in November, tightening the post-Brexit vote squeeze on households whose spending is the main driver of the country’s economy. David Pollard reports.

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Politics weakens German investor morale

The mood among German investors worsened more than expected in December, reflecting uncertainty over the policies of a government yet to be formed, Britain’s expected exit from the EU and reforms in the bloc. Sonia Legg reports.

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El TLCAN y su papel en la obesidad en México

México, junto con Estados Unidos, es de los países más obesos en el mundo y parte de ese fenómeno se debe a la irrupción, con la firma del tratado de libre comercio, de una dieta que se basa más en alimentos procesados importados.
Source: Industriaalimenticia