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  • BRUSSELS, Oct 1- The installation of a new executive team for the European Union hit a first major obstacle on Wednesday when EU lawmakers ordered Britain's Jonathan Hill to return next week to try again to convince them he could be trusted to oversee financial services in the bloc.

  • The patient, now hospitalized in Dallas, had flown from Ebola-ravaged Liberia through Brussels to Texas, the Liberian information ministry said. JetBlue Airways and American Airlines said they were closely following guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • European shares end lower on poor data, Sainsbury slips Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 12:25 PM ET

    *Sainsbury, Nexans drop after warning on sales outlook. LONDON, Oct 1- European shares finished lower on Wednesday weighed down by disappointing regional manufacturing data and concerns about European earnings after retailer Sainsbury and cable maker Nexans issued sales warnings.

  • Wireless auction gives glimpse of shrinking Brazil market Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 11:52 AM ET

    SAO PAULO, Oct 1- Brazil's auction of next-generation wireless spectrum was most notable for what was missing: one of the country's four big carriers and, with it, the heated competition that officials hoped for.

  • Foreign banks resist losses on Spanish motorway rescue Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    *Cash-strapped Spain reluctant to take on bulk of loans. MADRID, Oct 1- Foreign banks are dragging out a 2.3 billion euro rescue plan for bankrupt Spanish motorways, seeking better terms to recoup more of the money they lent the nine toll road companies, three sources said.

  • Disappointing data hits European shares, Sainsbury slips Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    *Nexans, Sainsbury drop after warning on sales outlook. LONDON, Oct 1- European shares slipped on Wednesday following disappointing regional manufacturing data and on concerns about European earnings after retailer Sainsbury and cable maker Nexans issued sales warnings.

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 1- Britain's choice for the European Commission disarmed EU lawmakers with a combination of charm, grasp of financial regulation and a stated commitment to European integration at a hearing in the European Parliament on Wednesday.

  • UK leader promises tax cuts, EU battle Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 8:11 AM ET

    LONDON— Squeezed between insurgent anti-Europeans, a skittish party and suspicious voters, Britain's prime minister promised a tough stance on the EU and tax cuts for millions in a bid to bolster support for his Conservative Party before a national election next year.

  • Britain's Hill starts ordeal in EU parliament Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 7:42 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, Oct 1- Britain's controversial choice for the European Commission declared his support for closer European financial integration at the start of an expected tough confirmation hearing in the European Parliament on Wednesday.

  • *Mood swing from austerity seen helping France's case. PARIS, Sept 30- From Athens to Madrid and Dublin to Rome, France can count on a sympathetic hearing in several European capitals in its campaign for leniency over the latest broken promise to bring its public finances into shape.

  • EU keeps Russia sanctions in place for now Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 9:26 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— European Union ambassadors have decided to keep Ukraine- related sanctions against Russia in place for the time being.

  • EU budget rules - how much wiggle room is there? Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 7:32 AM ET

    *Credibility of EU deficit curbs at stake in France, Italy. *France has less scope because deficit above 3 pct limit. Interpreting how much wiggle room the EU treaties offer has become a new source of contention among governments, a North-South divide pitting Italy and France against Germany that poses its own risks to the stability of the 15- year-old currency.

  • EU says Apple gets illegal tax benefits in Ireland Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 6:13 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— Apple risks having to repay Ireland tax rebates worth billions of dollars after the European Union's competition watchdog said Tuesday the company appears to be benefiting from illegal tax deals there.

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 29- The woman likely to become the EU's new trade chief sought to reassure lawmakers on Monday that U.S. companies will not be able to challenge Europe's safety and environmental rules if Brussels and Washington agree the world's biggest trade deal.

  • By Barbara Lewis and Adrian Croft. BRUSSELS, Sept 29- European Union regulators will provide more details on Tuesday of their reasons for launching in-depth inquiries into tax arrangements reached by Ireland with Apple and by Luxembourg with a Fiat subsidiary.

  • New EU trade chief seeks reset in US trade talks Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 9:34 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— Acknowledging strong public skepticism in Europe over free trade talks with the U.S., the European Union's incoming trade chief on Monday called for a "fresh start" and more transparency in the negotiations.

  • Russia warns Ukraine, EU over free-trade pact Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 5:40 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Sept 29- Russia issued a new warning on Monday that it would retaliate if the European Union or Ukraine push ahead with moves to implement a free-trade agreement. Russia says its economy would be hurt by the free trade deal because it would allow Ukraine to export cheaper European goods to Russia, undercutting local products.

  • *Serbia hopes to reserve 200 mcm of gas in Hungary. NOVI SAD, Serbia, Sept 26- Serbia's chief gas distributor said it hoped to reserve 200 million cubic metres of gas in neighbouring Hungary for the coming winter, while its own inflows of Russian gas were down by 20 percent for a third day on Friday.

  • *Raise concerns about European Commission structure. BRUSSELS, Sept 26- Anger among left-wing EU lawmakers at the choice of a Spanish conservative to run the bloc's climate change policies could disrupt the process of installing a new executive for the European Union in the next month.

  • LONDON/ BRUSSELS, Sept 25- A row over how strictly new rules on bankers pay are enforced in Britain and across Europe flared on Friday after the European Union banking regulator was reported to be preparing to clamp down on allowances being paid to staff.