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Almost 1 billion passengers through EU airports last year

BRUSSELS — The number of air travel passengers in the European Union increased by 5.9 per cent last year, continuing a steady rise over the past decade. Airports in the EU saw 972.7 million passengers travel in the 28-nation bloc. Britain saw the most traffic, taking a quarter of all passengers, with 249 million. It…

http://nationalpost.com/pmn/travel-pmn/almost-1-billion-passengers-through-eu-airports-last-year

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Germany, England seal World Cup qualification; Poland close

Germany and England booked places at the World Cup in Russia next year, while Poland was made to wait for qualification in Europe despite thrashing Armenia 6-1 on Thursday. Defending champion Germany never looked like missing out as early goals helped it to beat Northern Ireland 3-1 in Belfast, maintaining its perfect record with nine…

http://nationalpost.com/pmn/sports-pmn/germany-england-seal-world-cup-qualification-poland-close

Germany, England seal World Cup qualification; Poland close

Germany and England booked places at the World Cup in Russia next year, while Poland was made to wait for qualification in Europe despite thrashing Armenia 6-1 on Thursday. Defending champion Germany never looked like missing out as early goals helped it to beat Northern Ireland 3-1 in Belfast, maintaining its perfect record with nine…

http://nationalpost.com/pmn/sports-pmn/germany-england-seal-world-cup-qualification-poland-close

For Adidas and rivals, sponsorships are good business

FRANKFURT — Multi-million dollar sponsorship deals of the kind between Adidas and the University of Louisville — in focus after a scandal over alleged bribes paid to high school athletes — are not just an effort to burnish the image of sports gear makers. They can be a cost-efficient way to boost sales against tough…

http://nationalpost.com/pmn/sports-pmn/for-adidas-and-rivals-sponsorships-are-good-business

Spartak Moscow charged for racist abuse in Liverpool game

NYON, Switzerland — UEFA has charged Spartak Moscow with racist behaviour following alleged monkey chants at a junior game against Liverpool. The charge relates to a UEFA Youth League match in Moscow on Sept. 26, hours before Spartak and Liverpool played in the Champions League. British media reported the monkey chants were believed to be…

http://nationalpost.com/pmn/sports-pmn/spartak-moscow-charged-for-racist-abuse-in-liverpool-game

RAF jets escort Ryanair flight amid fears of security threat

LONDON — Royal Air Force Typhoon jets escorted a Ryanair flight from Lithuania to London Stansted after what appears to be a hoax security threat. The plane was travelling from Kaunas, Lithuania to Luton Airport but was diverted to Stansted. All flights have now resumed after being held for 10 minutes just before 9 a.m.…

http://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/raf-jets-escort-ryanair-flight-amid-fears-of-security-threat

Eurozone economy ‘energized’ at third quarter’s end

LONDON — A closely watched survey shows that the eurozone economy picked up steam at the end of the third quarter, reinforcing hopes about the pace of the single currency bloc’s recovery. In a monthly survey, financial information company IHS Markit says that its main gauge of business activity struck a four-month high in September.…

http://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/eurozone-economy-energized-at-third-quarters-end

Man City: Aguero injured in road accident

MANCHESTER, England — Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has been injured in a road accident in the Netherlands, the English Premier League club said Friday. The incident took place on Thursday, on his day off. City did not disclose the nature of 29-year-old Aguero’s injuries. The club said the Argentina striker was returning to Manchester…

http://nationalpost.com/pmn/sports-pmn/man-city-aguero-injured-in-road-accident

PSG style, Man Utd goals, Chelsea drama in Champions League

GENEVA — More routs, stunning losses and late drama made for a standout night in the Champions League on Wednesday. Paris Saint-Germain tore apart five-time European champion Bayern Munich, and got goals from bickering forwards Edinson Cavani and Neymar in a 3-0 win that was the night’s defining performance. Yet another four-goal display from Manchester…

http://nationalpost.com/pmn/sports-pmn/psg-style-man-utd-goals-chelsea-drama-in-champions-league

At risk?: Equifax hack has businesses uneasy about security

NEW YORK — The Equifax breach is reminding small business owners that they may be vulnerable to cybercriminals. Companies that provide security and other technology services to small businesses say they’ve had an increase in calls from customers since Equifax revealed that the personal information of 143 million Americans had been exposed. The hack galvanized…

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