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  • *Berlin and Athens at odds. *Greece could run out of money by end of March. With EU paymaster Germany and the new radical leftist-led government in Athens digging their heels in over demands that Greece stick to strict austerity conditions in its international bailout programme, the two sides seemed far apart hours before a crucial Eurogroup meeting in Brussels.

  • Putin calls West's bluff over Ukraine peace deal Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 12:52 PM ET

    MOSCOW, Feb 18- Vladimir Putin has called Europe's bluff over east Ukraine as Russia- backed separatists seize a strategic town in defiance of a ceasefire brokered by France and Germany. But declaring the agreement dead would be likely to force Europe to impose new economic sanctions on Russia and increase pressure on U.S. "There is the notion that the West goes to...

  • France passes reform bill: Reaction Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    France passes reform bill: Reaction

    The French government has passed an economic reform bill by decree. Christian Keller, economist at Barclays weighs in on the rare, but "good move."

  • PARIS, Feb 17- The French government said on Tuesday it could pass President Francois Hollande's economic reform bill by decree, removing the risk of it being blocked by a backbench rebellion. The reform package is needed to persuade the European Commission to give Paris more time to get its public finances into line with EU rules. A government source said Prime...

  • PARIS, Feb 17- Francois Hollande faces a major test on Tuesday when his flagship economic reform bill is put to parliament, 10 days before the European Commission rules on whether France's reforms go far enough to avoid sanctions for its budget slippages. The legislation, which responds to longstanding demands by the European Commission that France open up...

  • PARIS, Feb 17- French lawmakers vote on Tuesday on President Francois Hollande's flagship economic bill, which is a key part of his efforts to convince the European Commission that France is carrying out reforms and should not be punished for its fiscal slippages. Here are the main reforms in the bill:. In specially designated tourist zones- mainly in Paris-...

  • PARIS, Feb 17- Francois Hollande faces a major test on Tuesday when his flagship economic reform bill is put to parliament, 10 days before the European Commission rules on whether France's reforms go far enough to avoid sanctions for its budget slippages. The legislation, which responds to long standing demands by the European Commission that France open up...

  • COPENHAGEN, Feb 15- Danish police shot and killed a man in Copenhagen on Sunday they believe was responsible for two deadly attacks at an event promoting freedom of speech and on a synagogue. The prime minister described the first shooting, which bore similarities to an assault in Paris in January on the office of weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo, as a terrorist...

  • Egypt's decision to buy 24 of the Dassault Aviation fighters follows failures by successive French governments to sell the plane and leapfrogs three years of inconclusive talks for a 126- plane contract with India. Sisi has been looking to upgrade Egypt's military hardware over fears Islamist militias in neighboring Libya could take control and directly...

  • Does the Ukraine cease-fire change anything? Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 4:50 AM ET
    What will this

    Discussing the cease-fire, Daragh Mcdowell, senior Russia analyst at Verisk Maplecroft, says the cease-fire doesn't change anything in the "grand scheme of things."

  • BRUSSELS, Feb 12- French President Francois Hollande said Egypt would order 24 Rafale fighter jets, a naval frigate and related military equipment in a deal to be signed in Cairo on Monday worth more than 5 billion euros. The contract would make Egypt, aiming to upgrade its military hardware amid fears the crisis in neighbouring Libya could spill over, the first...

  • MINSK, Feb 12- Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine agreed a deal offering a "glimmer of hope" for an end to conflict in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, but the United States said continued, intense fighting ran counter to the spirit of the accord. The deal, announced after more than 16 hours of discussions through the night in the Belarussian capital Minsk, was followed...

  • Stubbs: Seeing more Russian state control Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Stubbs: Seeing more Russian state control

    Discussing the cease-fire between Ukraine and Russia, Alexander Stubbs, Prime Minister of Finland, says "we're seeing more elements of state control" with Russia trying to do everything to save its economy.

  • PARIS, Feb 12- France and Egypt have agreed a deal worth more than 5 billion euros for the sale of Dassault Aviation- built Rafale fighter jets, a naval frigate and missiles, a French source close to the matter said on Thursday. The deal would make Egypt, which has been looking to upgrade its military hardware over fears the crisis in neighbouring Libya could spill...

  • BRUSSELS/ FRANKFURT, Feb 12- The European Central Bank raised pressure on Greece on Thursday to extend a bailout deal with its international creditors as new leftist prime minister Alexis Tsipras told EU leaders austerity is killing his economy and they must find an alternative. Other leaders said it was up to Greece to respect budget discipline and economic...

  • MINSK, Feb 12- Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine agreed a deal that offers a "glimmer of hope" for an end to fighting in eastern Ukraine after marathon overnight talks. In a further sign of its fragility, a Ukrainian military spokesman said around 50 tanks, 40 missile systems and 40 armoured vehicles had crossed overnight into eastern Ukraine from Russia.

  • *Tsipras in Brussels for EU summit as euro talks stall. BRUSSELS, Feb 12- Greece's radical new prime minister Alexis Tsipras was in Brussels on Thursday to lay out his case for more financial help to fellow EU leaders following finance ministers' failure to narrow differences overnight. "Oh yes," Tusk said with theatrical emphasis when asked by reporters if he was...

  • MINSK, Feb 12- The leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine have agreed a deal to end fighting in eastern Ukraine, participants at the summit talks said on Thursday. The news came as Ukraine was offered a $40- billion lifeline by the International Monetary Fund to stave off financial collapse. The Minsk summit agreement offered hope for eastern Ukraine,...

  • Minsk agreement: Must be implemented Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
    Minsk agreement: Must be implemented

    Discussing the ceasefire deal reached between Russia and Ukraine, Rob Carnell, chief international economist at ING, says while it's a positive start, there needs to be an "implementation on the ground" to ensure that the agreement follows through.

  • MOSCOW, Feb 12- Russian assets strengthened sharply on Thursday after leaders at four-party talks in Minsk said a ceasefire had been agreed to halt fighting in eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said a general ceasefire would come into place at midnight on Feb 15 and that there was a commitment for all foreign military to be withdrawn from...