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Costa Rica’s largest drugs bust nets five tonnes of cocaine bound for Netherlands

The Guardian Police in Costa Rica seized more than five tonnes of cocaine bound for the Dutch port of Rotterdam in the country’s largest ever drugs bust, officials said. Authorities on Saturday found the cocaine in Costa Rica’s Caribbean port of Limon, stashed inside a shipping container of decorative canopy plants bound for the Netherlands. […]

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Coronavirus updates: US flies out its Diamond Princess passengers as China cases pass 70,000 – live news

The Guardian 8.21pm EST20:21 China’s ambassador to Australia calls for change in travel ban for people coming from China China’s ambassador in Australia, Chen Jingye, is giving an interview on Sky News Australia about the coronavirus outbreak. “This is controllable. This is curable,” he says. “So we have every confidence and capacities to win against […]

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Thousands stranded at Heathrow due to check-in systems meltdown

The Guardian Heathrow airport has apologised after thousands of passengers had their flights cancelled or severely delayed due to “technical issues” affecting its departure boards and check-in systems. The situation at the airport on Sunday was described on Twitter by one passenger as “utter chaos”, while another shared pictures of whiteboards displaying handwritten flight numbers […]

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Companies paid record $1.43tn in dividends in 2019

The Guardian Companies paid out a record $1.43tn (£1.10tn) in dividends to shareholders around the world last year. The record-breaking annual dividend payout from listed companies was driven by strong performances in stock markets in North America and emerging economies, including by some unusually high special dividends, although global economic uncertainty slowed the annual pace […]