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EILAT, Israel (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Monday triumphantly toured a display of dozens of rockets that navy commandoes intercepted on the Red Sea last week, allegedly on their way from Iran to the Gaza Strip, and angrily accused the international community of ignoring Iranian support for militant groups while falling victim to an outreach campaign by the new leadership in Tehran.
Chiquita Brands International, the US fresh food giant, and Ireland's Fyffes said Monday they will merge to create the world's biggest banana company. The transaction will create a combined company valued at $1.07 billion (770 million euro) named ChiquitaFyffes, a fresh produce company with annual revenue of $4.6 billion, the companies said in a joint statement. The combined company will become the leading global banana and other fresh produce company, with sales of more than 160 million boxes of bananas a year, they said. Chiquita was founded by Captain Lorenzo Dow Baker, who in 1870 bought bunches of bananas in Jamaica and sold them for a profit in New Jersey.