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  • Denmark lays formal claim to North Pole Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 2:41 AM ET

    Denmark has become the first country to lay formal claim over the North Pole as the jostling over sovereignty in the Arctic heats up, the FT reports.

  • Russia denies another near collision in Baltics Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 5:29 AM ET

    MOSCOW— Russia's Defense Ministry on Sunday denied Swedish claims that for the second time this year a Russian military aircraft had nearly collided with a passenger jet over Sweden, insisting that the two planes were never less than 70 kilometers apart. Scandinavian Airlines, which was operating the commercial flight, also said the incident had been blown...

  • Last call for sleeper trains linking Berlin, Paris Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 1:56 AM ET

    It's the sleeper train from Paris, 20 minutes late. German railway company Deutsche Bahn is ending the sleeper service between Paris and Berlin this week, citing unsustainable losses. A mid-week journey from Berlin to Paris by night train costs from 70 euros and takes 12 hours.

  • Sweden targets Pirate Bay again after complaint Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 5:03 AM ET

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark— Swedish police have raided a server room in Stockholm in an action targeting the file-sharing website The Pirate Bay. Police spokesman Paul Pinder said Wednesday the raid took place after Rights Alliance, a Swedish Internet anti-piracy group, had reported Pirate Bay for alleged copyright violations. On its website, Rights Alliance head...

  • Lima climate talks set for record carbon footprint Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 12:16 PM ET

    LIMA, Peru— The current U.N. climate talks will be the first to neutralize all the greenhouse gas pollution they generate, offset by host country Peru's protection of forest reserves, organizers say. Now the bad news: The Lima conference is expected to have the biggest carbon footprint of any U.N. climate meeting measured to date. Eleven football fields of...

  • OTTAWA, Dec 8- Canada, accused by environmentalists of lack of action in the fight against climate change, said on Monday it has no chance of meeting its 2020 target for cutting greenhouse gas emissions unless it takes further steps. Under the 2009 Copenhagen Accord, Canada promised to cut emissions by 17 percent below 2005 levels by 2020. That means the country's...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Dec 19 Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    ATLANTA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart speaks on economic outlook and monetary policy before the Council for Quality Growth- 1730 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England holds quarterly financial policy committee meeting. BRUSSELS- Meeting of euro zone finance ministers to discuss 2015 draft budgets.

  • A handful of countries contributes most to climate Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 4:17 AM ET

    China and the United States combine for more than two-fifths. China accounts for about 30 percent of global emissions. U.S. government estimates show China doubling its emissions by 2040, barring major changes.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Dec 17 Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester gives a morning keynote before the 2014 Financial Stability Conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and the Office of Financial Research- 1345 GMT. WASHINGTON- U.S. Treasury Office of Financial Research Director Richard Berner gives a luncheon speech before the 2014...

  • *Telenor, TeliaSonera rally after deal to merge units. *Metro, Adidas sink on worries over exposure to rouble. PARIS/ LONDON, Dec 3- European stocks rose on Wednesday, led by Nordic exchanges after Norway's Telenor and Sweden's TeliaSonera agreed to merge their Danish operations.

  • DIARY -Top economic events to Dec 15 Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    CHARLOTTE, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Charles Plosser speaks on the economic outlook before the Charlotte Economics Club- 1730 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve issues the Beige Book of economic condition- 1900 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard and former Federal Reserve vice chair Donald Kohn...

  • European stocks knocked lower by commodity slump Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 8:34 AM ET

    *Vodafone dips on worries over potential bid for Liberty Global. Shares in UK telecom group Vodafone sank 4.4 percent on talk it would bid for cable operator Liberty Global. Sources said Vodafone is reviewing potential acquisitions, including Liberty Global, to counter pending consolidation among rivals in Britain.

  • COPENHAGEN, Nov 29- Greenland's ruling Siumut Party narrowly won a snap election, results showed on Saturday, but its new leader Kim Kielsen will need to build a coalition to form a government to deal with a shrinking economy and reassure foreign investors. Siumut, which has formed every single government in Greenland but one since 1979, won 34.3 percent of the...

  • COPENHAGEN, Nov 29- Greenland's ruling Siumut Party retained a slim majority in a snap election called after an expenses scandal, according to results issued early on Saturday, but its new leader Kim Kielsen will need to build a coalition to form a government. Opposition party Inuit Ataqatigiit, led by Sara Olsvig, won 33.2 percent, Greenland's official election...

  • NUUK/ COPENHAGEN, Nov 28- Greenlanders go to the polls on Friday with hopes for a mineral-rich independence from Denmark foundering on the reality of a tiny, shrinking economy. "Hammond accentuated all the differences between Denmark and Greenland. Greenland, whose capital Nuuk is closer to New York than Copenhagen, became a Danish colony in the early 19th...

  • Talk about OPEC's response to a 30- percent drop in global oil prices since June intensified this week after Venezuela called for increased cooperation within the cartel, as well as with non-members including top producer Russia. A special global meeting is being planned "very soon", Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Monday, while the head of...

  • Talk about OPEC's response to a 30- percent drop in global oil prices since June intensified this week after Venezuela called for increased cooperation within the cartel, as well as with non-members including top producer Russia. The head of Russia's state-backed oil giant Rosneft will fly to Vienna on Nov. 25, two days before OPEC members meet in the city.

  • LONDON, Nov 18- Brent crude oil steadied on Tuesday, holding above $79 a barrel after hitting a four-year low last week, as speculation intensified that OPEC could cut output at its meeting on Nov. 27 in Vienna. The head of Russia's state-backed oil giant Rosneft will fly to Vienna on Nov. 25, just two days before OPEC members meet in the city. "We are getting closer to...

  • LONDON, Nov 18- Brent crude oil reversed early losses to rise back towards $80 a barrel on Tuesday, recovering from last week's four-year low as speculation increased that OPEC could cut output at its meeting on Nov. 27. The head of Russia's state-backed oil giant Rosneft will fly to Vienna on Nov. 25, just two days before OPEC members meet in the city.

  • *Fugro leads industry rally as Boskalis takes stake. LONDON, Nov 10- European stocks rose on Monday, boosted by acquisition activity in the oil services industry, where Dutch group Boskalis took a stake in Fugro, and in the telecoms and food sectors. Boskalis denied any intention of making a full bid but its surprise purchase boosted takeover hopes in the sector and...