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  • PARIS, France, Jan 19- French carmaker Renault will make "massive investments" in China, it said on Monday, aiming to ramp up sales of locally-built vehicles in the world's biggest car market and cut its dependence on cash-strapped Europeans. Renault has lagged European rivals such as France's PSA Peugeot Citroen and Germany's BMW and Mercedes in expanding in...

  • BRUSSELS— The European Union's foreign ministers on Monday ruled out any easing of sanctions against Russia as long as fighting rages in eastern Ukraine, despite concerns about the economic consequences. The ministers stressed that the flare-up in fighting in and around Donetsk had further dampened any hope for a breakthrough in the diplomatic standoff in...

  • LONDON, Jan 19- European stocks and bonds rose on Monday as investors shrugged off the steepest fall in Chinese shares for over six years and bet the European Central Bank will unveil a bond-buying economic stimulus package later this week. While European investors were in a relatively bullish mood on Monday, Greece and China remained risks and the dust...

  • LONDON/ PARIS, Jan 19- European shares hit a seven-year high on Monday as Italian banks rallied, boosted by the prospect of a significant corporate governance revamp, and Swiss shares clawed back some of last week's sharp losses. Broader market sentiment has been supported by expectations the European Central Bank will unveil plans to buy sovereign bonds at the...

  • PARIS— The high-speed Eurostar train service is resuming full service but experiencing delays, two days after smoky cargo caused a shutdown of traffic beneath the English Channel. The service was hit with yet another setback Monday: A small fire broke out near the tracks north of Paris, according to the regional firefighter service. The 50- kilometer Channel...

  • *Experts see IEA's $100 billion estimate as too low. The International Energy Agency said late last year that almost 200 of the 434 reactors in operation around the globe would be retired by 2040, and estimated the cost of decommissioning them at more than $100 billion. The IEA's head of power generation analysis, Marco Baroni, said that even excluding waste...

  • European shares hit seven-year high, all eyes on ECB Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 4:07 AM ET

    *Germany's DAX up 0.7 pct, hits fresh record high. PARIS, Jan 19- European shares hit a seven-year high on Monday, lifted by growing expectations that the European Central Bank is about to embark on a bond-buying program to support the euro zone economy. Julius Baer featured among the top gainers, up 5.3 percent, after the private bank said it did not suffer any losses...

  • Tourist numbers in Paris drop following terror attacks Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 | 10:51 AM ET

    PARIS— Gray skies over a half-empty Eiffel Tower. Tourism officials couldn't give figures of the number of sightseers in the immediate aftermath of the attacks, but visits by The Associated Press to major sites and interviews with vendors indicated an initial drop in visitors. An Eiffel Tower spokeswoman insisted that the attraction had recorded no drop in...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 18- President Barack Obama will deliver his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Tuesday at 9:00 pm EST. The White House has signaled repeatedly that tax reform would be a potential area of compromise with the Republican-controlled Congress. He will also push for Trade Promotion Authority to speed trade deals...

  • NEW DELHI— Air India says one of its flights was delayed after a pilot allegedly assaulted a ground engineer on board an aircraft as he prepared to take off for Paris from the southern Indian city of Chennai. Airline spokesman G.P. Rao says authorities have ordered an inquiry into Saturday's incident, which delayed the flight by an hour with 122 passengers on...

  • WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama argued Friday that a resurgent fear of terrorism across Europe and the United States should not lead countries to overreact and shed privacy protections, even as British Prime Minister David Cameron pressed for more government access to encrypted communications used by U.S. companies. The response to the Paris attacks...

  • The White House said the studies, by the U.S. space agency NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, showed a need for action to reduce rising world emissions of greenhouse gases. The scientists said the record temperatures were spread around the globe, including most of Europe stretching into northern Africa, the western United States, far...

  • Separate studies by the U.S. space agency NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration showed that the 10 warmest years on record have taken place since 1997.. The scientists said the record temperatures were spread around the globe, including most of Europe stretching into northern Africa, the western United States, far eastern Russia into...

  • Separate studies by NASA the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration showed that with the exception of 1998, 10 of the warmest years on record have occurred since 2000.. Since 1880, when record-keeping began, Earth's average surface temperature has warmed by about 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit, a trend that is largely driven by the increase in carbon...

  • Commodities traders' costs soar with Swiss franc's leap Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 2:29 PM ET

    LONDON, Jan 15- A dramatic rise in the value of the Swiss franc sent costs soaring for the country's commodity trading houses on Thursday, adding to pressures from tax and regulatory uncertainty that has already pushed many abroad. The Swiss National Bank shocked financial markets on Thursday by scrapping a three-year-old cap on the franc, sending the...

  • Jan 15- The European Central Bank will almost certainly embark on a sovereign bond purchase program, and possibly announce one as soon as next week, according to economists in a Reuters poll. After exhausting almost every other policy tool- interest rates are rock-bottom, banks have been flooded with cheap cash and financial securities snapped up- buying...

  • *Faltering euro zone and China, disinflation biggest risks. BENGALURU, Jan 15- Global economic growth will be modest at best in the coming year as weak inflation persists, Reuters polls showed on Thursday, while a faltering euro zone and China could restrain it further. Economists polled over the past week by Reuters say the biggest risk to the global economy this...

  • French watchdog asks: Did TV stations endanger hostages? Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 10:00 AM ET

    PARIS— France's broadcasting watchdog met with television and radio executives on Thursday to discuss "failures" in the coverage of last week's terror attacks after some relatives of hostages accused certain French TV stations of endangering the captives in a bid to produce high ratings. The accusations relate to coverage of France's most dramatic terror...

  • BRUSSELS, Jan 15- The following is the text of a discussion paper sent by EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini to the 28 members of the European Union, spelling out options for future relations with Russia. In this context the question arises whether to complement that policy with a more proactive approach in order to induce a policy change from Russia.

  • New book to feature unpublished Hemingway conversations Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 8:14 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Previously unpublished conversations with Ernest Hemingway will be featured in a new book this fall. St. Martin's Press announced Wednesday that it had acquired A.E. Hotchner's "Hemingway in Love." According to St. Martin's, Hotchner will draw upon taped conversations and "assiduous" notes to provide new details on Hemingway's romantic life in Paris,...