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  • MISSOULA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Narayana Kocherlakota speaks before a Town Hall open forum- 0100 GMT. LONDON- Swedish Riksbank Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley speaks at Deutsche Bank's headquarter in London on the Swedish central bank's latest report- 0930 GMT. ANKARA- German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble and...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 3- U.S. wheat futures sank to multi-year lows on Thursday, weighed down by ample supplies and weak demand for U.S. exports, traders said. The Chicago Board of Trade reported heavy deliveries against expiring wheat and corn contracts on Wednesday evening, reflecting the easy availability of supplies on the cash market. Egypt's government buyer...

  • Migrants, including thee men from Benin, who had arrived by train to Germany sit on cots while waiting to register at a center for migrants at a facility of the German Federal Police (Bundespolizei) on August 31, 2015 in Rosenheim, Germany.

    People displaced by wars in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan are fleeing to Europe, where leaders are divided over how to handle the influx.

  • PARIS— French investigators have formally identified a washed-up piece of airplane debris found in July on a remote island in the Indian Ocean as part of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777 that disappeared more than a year ago with 239 people aboard. Malaysian authorities had already declared that the wing fragment was from the jet that went missing en...

  • NEW YORK— A painting of a female nude by Amedeo Modigliani that caused a scandal nearly a century ago is going on the auction block for the first time ever. It was among a series of female nudes created for his friend and dealer Leopold Zborowski. It's been exhibited at major museums around the world including New York's Museum of Modern Art.

  • PARIS— More than 1,000 tractors— and a few cows— descended on Paris on Thursday in a boisterous protest by farmers who blocked highways to express their anger over falling prices for their goods and high taxes. Andie Le Mellionnec, 59, has run a dairy farm in western France for 40 years. Sporting a red hat, traditional to his home region of Brittany, and a Breton flag as a...

  • US Muslims hope new billboards reclaim Islam's message Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 12:05 AM ET

    The New York- based Islamic Circle of North America has erected 100 billboards over the summer that feature statements such as: "Muhammad believed in peace, social justice, women's rights" and "Muhammad always taught love, not hate; peace, not violence." They are in cities including Boston; New York; Phoenix; San Diego; El Paso and Austin, Texas; Memphis, Tennessee;...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Sept 15 Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    PARIS- French Finance Minister Michel Sapin holds a press conference- 0500 GMT. AOMORI, Japan- Bank of Japan board member Takahide Kiuchi speaks in Aomori- 0130 GMT. MISSOULA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Narayana Kocherlakota speaks before a Town Hall open forum- 0100 GMT.

  • European shares gain, China moves and U.S. data help Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 10:23 AM ET

    *China intervention helping calm market jitters- traders. LONDON, Sept 2- European equities gained on Wednesday after a volatile start to the week, drawing support from brokerage measures in China to invigorate the country's battered markets and from expectations of policy-easing by major central banks. "Possible actions by some central banks such as China...

  • BONN, Germany, Sept 2- National plans for limiting greenhouse gas emissions fall short of tough action needed to slow climate change under a United Nations agreement due in Paris in December, European researchers said on Wednesday. The national plans are meant as the building blocks of a Paris accord due to be reached at a summit from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11.

  • *China intervention helping calm market jitters- traders. *Alstom up on report GE deal set for green light. China, the epicenter of worries over the global growth outlook, enjoyed a late market recovery after nine Chinese brokerages pledged to buy more than 30 billion yuan of shares, according to the China Securities Journal.

  • JAKARTA, Sept 2- Indonesia will pledge to increase its commitments on cutting greenhouse gas emissions growth by 29 percent by 2030, the environment and forestry minister said on Wednesday, but giving few details on how this would be done. Indonesia, ranked third in the amount of land covered by tropical forests and the world's top palm oil producer, is likely to...

  • Schengen: Europe's open borders in question Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 6:35 AM ET

    Schengen, on the vine-flanked Moselle where old enemies France and Germany meet, gave its name 30 years ago to the code which removed border controls between most European states. "It's not Schengen that's the problem," the commissioner in charge of it, Dimitris Avramopoulos, told Reuters as Budapest, Vienna and Berlin bicker about what to do with thousands of...

  • LONDON, Sept 2- Emerging equities fell for the third day running on Wednesday, approaching six-year lows on deepening concerns about global growth, as oil price weakness fuelled another drop in the Russian rouble. Chinese mainland shares bounced off early losses after a range of brokerages pledged additional funds to buy shares while Hong Kong shares fell 1...

  • LONDON, Sept 2- Fresh government intervention to support China's jittery markets and bets on a more dovish stance from central bankers provided limited respite from a stock market sell-off on Wednesday as oil resumed its fall. European equities gave up early gains, with commodities stocks the hardest hit, as U.S. crude fell more than $1 to $44.39 a barrel.

  • European shares recover from rough ride Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 3:58 AM ET

    *China intervention helping calm mkt jitters- traders. *ECB meeting, China holiday seen also soothing. LONDON, Sept 2- European stock markets recovered from a rough start to the week on Wednesday, rising almost 1 percent as traders pointed to intervention in China that helped calm wobbly markets and hopes for more central bank action.

  • PARIS— Hundreds of Eurostar train passengers trying to travel under the English Channel were stranded in France and Britain after migrants climbed on tracks overnight in the port city of Calais, officials said Wednesday. The problems overnight are the latest in a summer wracked by travel disruptions and diplomatic tensions around Calais, where thousands of...

  • *Tree cover losses rise in Brazil and Indonesia- study. "This analysis identifies a truly alarming surge in forest loss in previously overlooked hotspots," Nigel Sizer, a WRI director, said in a statement, pointing to West Africa, Asia's Mekong River Basin, South America's Gran Chaco region and Madagascar. Tree cover loss also rose in Brazil and Indonesia, home to some...

  • *Tree cover losses rise in Brazil and Indonesia- study. Brazil and Indonesia, which contain some of the world's biggest tropical forests, both saw a small rise in tree cover loss last year, while losses accelerated in some previously overlooked regions, according to data compiled by the U.S.-based World Resources Institute think-tank. "This analysis identifies...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Sept 14 Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank holds monetary policy meeting. Speakers:- International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde, Reserve Bank of India Deputy Governor Urjit Patel, Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso, Indonesia Finance Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro and IMF Monetary and Capital Markets Department Division Chief Ulric...