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El Salvador bans metal mining in world first

El Salvador on Thursday became the first country in the world to ban the mining of metals in what campaigners called a landmark move for environmental protection.

Microsoft quarterly profit up 28 percent at $4.8 bn

Microsoft on Thursday reported a strong jump in profits in the just-ended quarter but revenue fell short of expectations in the tech giant’s first earnings report incorporating social network LinkedIn.

Trump targets aluminum in week of trade tensions

In a week full of trade discord, US President Donald Trump vowed Thursday to take action to boost the American aluminum industry which has been “unfairly damaged” by imports.

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