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  • BRUSSELS, Nov 30- The European Union unveiled its biggest defence funding and research plan in more than a decade on Wednesday to reverse billions in cuts and send a message to U.S. Part of a broader push to revitalise defence cooperation, the European Commission proposed a 5 billion-euro fund to let governments club together to buy new helicopters and planes to...

  • BRUSSELS, Nov 30- The European Union unveiled its biggest defense funding and research plan in more than a decade on Wednesday to reverse billions in cuts and send a message to U.S. Part of a broader push to revitalize defense cooperation, the European Commission proposed a 5 billion-euro fund to let governments club together to buy new helicopters and planes to...

  • BRUSSELS, Nov 30- The European Union unveiled its biggest defense research plan in more than a decade on Wednesday to reverse billions of euros in cuts and send a message to U.S. Part of a broader push to revitalize defense cooperation, the European Commission proposed a 5 billion-euro fund and a lifting of rules preventing the EU's common budget and its...

  • BRUSSELS, Nov 30- The European Union unveiled its biggest defence research plan in more than a decade on Wednesday to reverse billions of euros in cuts and send a message to U.S. Part of a broader push to revitalise defence cooperation, the European Commission proposed a 5 billion-euro fund and a lifting of rules preventing the EU's common budget and its...

  • ROME, Nov 29- Italy holds a referendum on Dec. 4 on the government's plan for a comprehensive reform of the constitution. Before the blackout started on Nov. 18, the final battery of surveys all showed the' No' camp well ahead, but with up to 25 percent of voters still undecided. The vote is on Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's plans to abolish the elected upper house Senate...

  • ROME, Nov 29- Italy holds a referendum on Dec. 4 on the government's plan for a comprehensive reform of the constitution. Before the blackout started on Nov. 18, the final battery of surveys all showed the' No' camp well ahead, but with up to 25 percent of voters still undecided. The vote is on Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's plans to abolish the elected upper house Senate...

  • ROME, Nov 29- Italy holds a referendum on Dec. 4 on the government's plan for a comprehensive reform of the constitution. Before the blackout started on Nov. 18, the final battery of surveys all showed the' No' camp well ahead, but with up to 25 percent of voters still undecided. The vote is on Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's plans to abolish the elected upper house Senate...

  • ROME, Nov 29- Italy holds a referendum on Dec. 4 on the government's plan for a comprehensive reform of the constitution. Before the blackout started on Nov. 18, the final battery of surveys all showed the' No' camp well ahead, but with up to 25 percent of voters still undecided. The vote is on Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's plans to abolish the elected upper house Senate...

  • ROME, Nov 29- Italy holds a referendum on Dec. 4 on the government's plan for a comprehensive reform of the constitution. Before the blackout started on Nov. 18, the final battery of surveys all showed the' No' camp well ahead, but with up to 25 percent of voters still undecided. The vote is on Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's plans to abolish the elected upper house Senate...

  • ROME, Nov 29- Italy holds a referendum on Dec. 4 on the government's plan for a comprehensive reform of the constitution. Before the blackout started on Nov. 18, the final battery of surveys all showed the' No' camp well ahead, but with up to 25 percent of voters still undecided. The vote is on Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's plans to abolish the elected upper house Senate...

  • ROME, Nov 29- Italy holds a referendum on Dec. 4 on the government's plan for a comprehensive reform of the constitution. Before the blackout started on Nov. 18, the final battery of surveys all showed the' No' camp well ahead, but with up to 25 percent of voters still undecided. The vote is on Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's plans to abolish the elected upper house Senate...

  • ROME, Nov 29- Italy holds a referendum on Dec. 4 on the government's plan for a comprehensive reform of the constitution. Before the blackout started on Nov. 18, the final battery of surveys all showed the' No' camp well ahead, but with up to 25 percent of voters still undecided. The vote is on Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's plans to abolish the elected upper house Senate...

  • BRUSSELS, Nov 29- The European Commission should focus on enforcing European Union budget rules rather than proposing fiscal stimulus, the chair of the Eurogroup of euro zone finance ministers said on Tuesday, in remarks that echo Germany's position on tight spending. The Commission proposal was meant to stimulate more spending by Germany, the euro zone's...

  • ATHENS, Greece— A senior European Union official says Greece could reach an agreement with its creditors by the end of the year to ease its bailout debt repayments. A deal would be key to making Greece's debt and bailout program sustainable. Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem echoed those remarks from Brussels.

  • Despite its lofty ambition, the same document appears to concede that the U.K. will have to quit the EU's single market of 500 million people once it leaves the 28- nation bloc. EU leaders have filled the vacuum by heaping pressure on Britain, warning that the U.K. it will have to leave the tariff-free single market if it seeks to limit immigration from EU countries,...

  • LONDON, Nov 28- Regulators should complete work on their new bank capital rules without diluting them, otherwise it would be harder to draw a line under the financial crisis, a global central banking official said on Monday. Regulators will seek to complete Basel III at a meeting of the 28- country Basel Committee, which sets the standard for global regulation, on...

  • BRUSSELS, Nov 25- Senior officials from Britain's EU partners gather next week to coordinate plans for looming Brexit negotiations with Prime Minister Theresa May- but they can do little in detail until London works out what it wants. Michel Barnier, the French former minister who will lead the negotiations for the European Commission, will host Tuesday's...

  • BRUSSELS, Nov 25- Senior officials from Britain's EU partners gather next week to coordinate plans for looming Brexit negotiations with Prime Minister Theresa May- but they can do little in detail until London works out what it wants. Michel Barnier, the French former minister who will lead the negotiations for the European Commission, will host Tuesday's...

  • MOSCOW, Nov 25- Russia and Ukraine are about to meet in Brussels with officials from the European Commission to discuss the resumption of gas supplies to Ukraine, halted after Moscow annexed the Crimean peninsula in 2014, the EU Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic said on Friday. Novak also said that Russia was ready to resume gas...

  • LONDON, Nov 25- Sterling steadied on Friday, on track for its best run of weekly gains against the euro since early 2015, with investors switching their primary focus from the political risks facing Britain as it exits the EU towards those facing the euro zone. While still almost 10 percent weaker against the euro compared with before Britain's vote to exit the...