The Israeli military says several Palestinian gunmen have been killed in a gun battle that broke out Monday in a Palestinian refugee camp in the West Bank during an army raid meant to arrest suspects allegedly involved in a botched attack on Israelis. The Palestinian Health Ministry did not immediately confirm the deaths, saying only that three were injured, one of them critically. The raid comes days after an earlier incursion in the Aqabat Jabr camp, which is near the Palestinian city of Jericho, a desert oasis in an area of the West Bank that rarely sees such unrest, where troops were also searching for the suspects.
Aurubis AG, Europe's largest copper producer, on Monday posted a fall of about 24% in quarterly earnings as high energy prices and inflation burdened despite strong demand. The company confirmed upbeat earnings estimates for its full financial year. Aurubis posted operating earnings before taxes (operating EBT) in the first quarter to end-December of its 2022/23 financial year of 125 million euros ($134.95 million) from 164 million in the same year-ago quarter.
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