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  • European stocks boosted by telecoms, China stimulus Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 11:54 AM ET

    *Telenet, KPN shares rise after Belgian deal. LONDON, April 20- European shares made a positive start to the week on Monday, thanks to deal-making in the telecoms sector and stimulus from China, though gains were not enough to entirely erase the losses from Friday's sharp sell-off. Volkswagen, the only German blue-chip stock to fall, was depressed after Scania order...

  • *Telenet, KPN rise after Belgian deal. LONDON, April 20- European shares got the week off to a positive start on Monday, thanks to deal-making in the telecoms sector and stimulus from China, though it was not enough to erase the losses from Friday's sharp sell-off. Telecoms stocks including Belgacom, Deutsche Telekom and Numericable were up 2 to 3 percent after...

  • OSLO, April 15- Average carbon dioxide emissions from new cars sold in the European Union fell 2.6 percent last year, beating goals set for 2015 as part of efforts to slow climate change, the European Environment Agency said on Wednesday. The most carbon-efficient cars were bought in the Netherlands, Greece and Portugal with the least efficient in Estonia, Latvia...

  • *To spend most in China and Russia. COPENHAGEN, April 15- IKEA, the world's biggest furniture retailer, plans to spend up to 3 billion euros on new shopping centres over the next 5-7 years, aiming to cash in on the popularity of its stores by collecting rent from retailers keen to set up nearby. Several supermarket groups such as France's Carrefour have pursued a...

  • This pressured Asian stocks, taking the MSCI emerging equities index further off recent six-month highs. But crude prices approached $60 a barrel on signs of falling U.S. production, benefiting Gulf markets such as Dubai and Saudi Arabia that rose as much as 1.9 percent. "The Chinese slowdown is real and permanent and that's a fundamental headwind for countries...

  • WASHINGTON, April 2- In a decision that could reshape U.S. tobacco regulation, a health advisory panel will vote next week on whether Swedish Match AB, a Stockholm- based maker of smokeless tobacco products known as snus, can claim they are less harmful than cigarettes. The closely watched vote could pave the way for the first Food and Drug Administration approval...

  • *Marks& Spencer surges after posting a rise in sales. LONDON/ PARIS, April 2- European equity indexes closed broadly flat on Thursday as losses among metals and energy stocks offset sharp post-results gains in retailer Marks& Spencer. "There is likely to be some debate about how the... sales figure has been achieved in light of highly visible late-year promotional...

  • European shares tread water ahead of Easter break Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 10:05 AM ET

    LONDON 1/ 4 PARIS, April 2- European shares dipped on Thursday, trading in a tight range ahead of the Easter break, with Greece still at the forefront of investors' minds after its lenders said Athens needed to do more to unlock financial aid. European Union officials said more work was needed on new measures that Athens sent to its creditors on Wednesday.

  • LONDON 1/ 4 PARIS, April 2- European shares dipped on Thursday, trading in a tight range ahead of the Easter break, with Greece still at the forefront of investors' minds after its lenders said the country needed to do more to unlock financial aid. European Union officials said more work was needed on new measures that Athens sent to its creditors on Wednesday.

  • BRUSSELS, March 31- European, Turkish and Chinese recyclers are set to benefit from strict new EU rules on breaking up old ships, but the practice of dismantling them on beaches in South Asia-- at great human and environmental cost-- will still be hard to stop. Of 1,026 ocean-going ships recycled in 2014, 641 were taken apart on beaches in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan,...

  • *Novo to submit interim trial data for Tresiba with FDA. The drug was rebuffed by the FDA two years ago. Citigroup's Peter Verdult said he believed the odds of U.S. approval were greater than 90 percent, given a small group of Novo staff sitting behind a communications "firewall" had already discussed the data with FDA.

  • *Draghi speech, Greece in focus in Europe. "The clear outcome from the FOMC meeting was that it was seen as dovish," said John Hardy, currency strategist at Saxo Bank in Copenhagen, adding that Bullard's comments weighed on the dollar. "It feels like the market does want to consolidate a bit here, this $1.075- 1.08 area has been a sticking point but I think we will get to...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to March 30 Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    LONDON- Bank of England to publish minutes of its March policy meeting- 0930 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Bank and Finans Outlook 2015. Sweden's Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves and Sweden's Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson will attend. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank board member Benoit Coeure speaks at the ILF conference on "What is the Goal of the Capital Markets...

  • WASHINGTON, March 13- Social media and other technology are making it increasingly difficult to combat militants who are using such modern resources to share information and conduct operations, the head of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency said on Friday. "New technologies can help groups like ISIL coordinate operations, attract new recruits, disseminate...

  • WASHINGTON, March 13- Social media and other technology are making it increasingly difficult to combat militants who are using such modern resources to share information and conduct operations, the head of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency said on Friday. "New technologies can help groups like ISIL coordinate operations, attract new recruits, disseminate...

  • Feb 24- An experimental therapeutic vaccine from Danish drugmaker Bavarian Nordic helped significantly extend survival in patients with advanced prostate cancer, according to results of a small early-stage trial conducted by the U.S. National Cancer Institute. Patients were treated with the company's Prostvac vaccine, in addition to escalating doses of...

  • Feb 23- Apple Inc said it would spend 1.7 billion euros to build two data centres in Europe that would be entirely powered by renewable energy and create hundreds of jobs. The company said the centres, in Ireland and Denmark, will power Apple's online services, including the iTunes Store, App Store, iMessage, Maps and Siri for customers across Europe.

  • Can free speech and blasphemy live together? Saturday, 21 Feb 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo poses near a banner which reads "Charlie Hebdo, Honorary citizen of Paris" displayed in front of the Paris City Hall January 9, 2015 after Wednesday's deadly attack at the Paris offices of weekly satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo by two masked gunmen who shouted Islamist slogans.

    Terror in Copenhagen and Paris has renewed an old debate: should free speech countries adopt or strengthen blasphemy laws?

  • 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...

  • STOCKHOLM, Feb 15- Danish police said they believed the man shot dead by officers in Copenhagen on Sunday was responsible for two shootings in the city at a freedom of expression event and a synagogue which killed two people and wounded five.