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  • PARIS, Aug 12- France kept its title as the world's top tourist destination in 2013, drawing nearly 85 million visitors despite a lackluster economic situation as Chinese interest intensified and North Americans surged back to the country.

  • In tech hiring case, a new player at the table Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 7:46 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 11- It's not often that a judge decides to blow up a settlement worth hundreds of millions of dollars because it is too low, but San Francisco attorney Daniel Girard convinced one Silicon Valley jurist to do exactly that.

  • BRUSSELS/ LONDON, Aug 11- European Union regulators on Monday began analysing product-by-product the impact of a Russian ban on EU food imports and agreed emergency measures to support peach and nectarine growers in what they described as a "signal of intent".

  • *High risk of Russia intervening in Ukraine- NATO head. LONDON, Aug 11- European shares rebounded on Monday from a two-week drop, with the German DAX market outperforming, after investors concluded Russia would not send troops into Ukraine any time soon.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1430 GMT / 10.30 AM ET Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 11:31 AM ET

    NEW YORK- Global stocks bounce after recent sell-offs and core government debt prices fall as markets see receding risks of direct conflict between Russia and Ukraine while Middle East tensions diminish.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 11- Global stocks bounced after recent sell-offs and core government debt prices fell on Monday as markets saw receding risks of direct conflict between Russia and Ukraine while Middle East tensions diminished.

  • DAX leads European rebound on Ukraine hopes Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 10:18 AM ET

    LONDON, Aug 11- European shares rebounded on Monday from a two-week drop after investors concluded Russia would not send troops into Ukraine any time soon. Late on Friday, Russia's Defense Ministry said it had ended military exercises in southern Russia that the United States had called "provocative." The Ukraine situation appears to be stabilizing.

  • *Europe, Asia track Ukraine- linked U.S. gains from Friday. LONDON, Aug 11- Global stocks bounced after recent sell-offs and core government debt prices fell on Monday as markets saw a lowered risk of direct conflict between Russia and Ukraine while Middle East tensions appeared less acute.

  • BRUSSELS, Aug 11- European Union regulators on Monday began analysing product-by-product the impact of a Russian ban on EU food imports announced in retaliation for Western sanctions over Moscow's actions in Ukraine.

  • LONDON, Aug 11- European shares rebounded on Monday from a two-week drop after investors concluded Russia would not send troops into Ukraine anytime soon. Late on Friday, Russia's Defence Ministry said it had ended military exercises in southern Russia that the United States had called "provocative." "The Ukraine situation appears to be stabilising.

  • Celebrated ice cream maker Berthillon dies at 90 Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 5:48 AM ET

    PARIS— Raymond Berthillon, the founder of the celebrated Paris ice cream parlor that bears his name, has died at age 90.. With lines of tourists down the street even in Paris' coolest weather, Berthillon's shop has become an institution in the decades since its founding.

  • *FTSEurofirst 300 up 1.1 pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 1.2 pct. PARIS, Aug 11- European shares rose in early trade on Monday, bouncing back from a sharp two-week slide and tracking a rally on Wall Street, after investors deemed Moscow was not about to send troops into Ukraine- a move which would intensify sanctions.

  • *Sanofi, MannKind aim to launch Afrezza in U.S. in Q1 2015. PARIS/ LONDON, Aug 11- French drugmaker Sanofi is betting on inhaled insulin as an alternative option to daily injections for diabetics by signing a worldwide licensing agreement with MannKind Corp worth up to $925 million.

  • Reuters Business News Schedule at 1900 GMT/1500 EDT Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    PRETORIA- South Africa's central bank steps in to rescue unsecured lender African Bank Investments, placing it under external supervision and announcing plans for a $940 million capital injection underwritten by local lenders. Europe's fragile economy put to test as Ukraine, Iraq sour mood.

  • *UK, EU regulators seek curbs on commission system. LONDON, Aug 10- Regulatory pressure to undo the traditional way brokers sell research alongside share dealing is alarming traders in Europe, who fear a further drop in business and more cost-cutting in an already tough environment.

  • Tunisia's fishermen save rising tide of migrants Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 | 4:44 AM ET

    ZARZIS, Tunisia— The fishermen of this small North African port are used to catching sea bass and sea bream in their nets, but lately they've been hauling in something else: shipwrecked migrants fleeing war-ravaged Libya on flimsy boats.

  • ARBIL, Iraq, Aug 9- Oil production from Iraqi Kurdistan remains unaffected despite an incursion by Islamic State militants along the autonomous region's border, its Ministry of Natural Resources said in a statement on Saturday.

  • GRAINS-Wheat pulls back, registers weekly gain Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 3:37 PM ET

    *Corn posts first weekly gain in seven weeks. *Attention turning toward Tuesday's USDA report. Worries by wheat investors this week about escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine, plus concern about poor quality in the western European harvest, sparked short-covering in Chicago after the price hit a four-year low last month.

  • BRUSSELS, Aug 8- Steel and mining company ArcelorMittal on Friday announced force majeure on a project that is planned to triple its iron ore production in Liberia because of the Ebola epidemic sweeping West Africa.

  • LONDON, Aug 8- Oil companies in Iraqi Kurdistan withdrew more staff on Friday as the United States launched airstrikes to defend the regional capital Arbil from Islamic State militants and Britain told its citizens to leave. London- listed Afren and Toronto- listed Oryx said on Friday they were cutting production at oilfields closest to the fighting.