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  • CHICAGO, Nov 6- U.S. wheat futures rose for the second day in a row o n T uesday amid concerns over the poor condition of the just-planted winter crop in the United States, and weather trouble in major exporters Australia and Argentina.

  • SEOUL, Nov 6- General Motors Co said it would not build its next-generation Chevrolet Cruze small car in South Korea, raising the possibility that it might shift the assembly to Europe to help boost efficiency at its money-losing unit there. Rocha said the new model would be built in five regions, including Europe, the United States and China, according to Choi.

  • BRUSSELS, Nov 6- A Hungarian law forcing judges to retire earlier violates EU law and must be repealed, the highest EU court has ruled, condemning a flagship reform of Prime Minister Viktor Orban's that Brussels sees as a sign of creeping authoritarianism.

  • Europeans Losing Faith in Their Parliament Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 10:29 AM ET

    When cracks recently appeared in beams of the European Parliament ’s main chamber, forcing its closing, one member, Nigel Farage of the U.K. Independence Party, proclaimed that he would “work for the day that the whole democratic facade of the European Parliament is shut as well,” the New York Times reports.

  • New measures to ease costs for average Germans come at a time when Chancellor Angela  Merkel has been pressing struggling European partners to slash public spending. The changes underscore just how uneven the economic outlook is across the continent.  The New York Times reports.

  • *Gazprom still faces challenge over ``take-or-pay'' clauses. MOSCOW/ WARSAW, Nov 6- Gazprom has reached a new agreement with Polish natural gas monopoly PGNiG on pricing of Russian gas deliveries to Poland, ending its last major pricing dispute in Europe.

  • MEXICO CITY, Nov 5- The world's leading economies will give themselves more wiggle room to meet their own targets for cutting budget deficits rather than risk aggravating a slowdown in many countries, chief among them the United States. It now looks out of reach for many economies, including the United States, as growth has slowed.

  • Global tourist arrivals close in on 1 billion - UN Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | 3:36 PM ET

    LONDON, Nov 5- International tourist arrivals grew 4 percent between January and August year-on-year and are heading for the 1 billion mark for the first time by December, the UN World Tourism Organization said on Monday.

  • *Technology key to new industrial model Brazil seeking. Trade and Industry Minister Fernando Pimentel told Reuters that Brazil has paved the way for a sustainable burst of economic growth with record-low interest rates and a competitive exchange rate.

  • MEXICO CITY, Nov 5- Leading world economies plan to give themselves more time to meet their own targets for cutting budget deficits rather than risk aggravating a slowdown in many countries, chief among them the United States, G20 finance officials said. But it now looks out of reach for many economies, including the United States, as growth has slowed.

  • G20 seeks more wiggle room on austerity pledges Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | 2:54 PM ET

    MEXICO CITY, Nov 5- Leading world economies plan to give themselves more time to meet their own targets for cutting budget deficits rather than risk aggravating a slowdown in many countries, chief among them the United States, G20 finance officials said. But it now looks out of reach for many economies, including the United States, as growth has slowed.

  • The $2.3- billion project by the small, British company London Mining Plc would also bring diesel power plants, a road and a port near Greenland's capital Nuuk.

  • VERKHNYAYA SINYACHIKHA, Russia, Nov 5- Factory smokestacks tower over weathered wooden houses in this provincial Russian town, part of the industrial heartland that helped propel Vladimir Putin into the presidency.

  • RPT-Russian developer bets on "Manhattan sur Seine" Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | 7:00 AM ET

    *Hermitage Plaza towers designed by UK architect Foster. PARIS, Nov 4- For Paris, a city whose priciest apartments boast mansard roofs and wrought-iron balconies, it's an audacious bet: a pair of shimmering, largely residential, luxury towers that might look more at home in Dubai or Shanghai.

  • VERKHNYAYA SINYACHIKHA, Russia, Nov 5- Factory smokestacks tower over weathered wooden houses in this provincial Russian town, part of the industrial heartland that helped propel Vladimir Putin into the presidency.

  • CAIRO, Nov 4- The international mediator on Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, called on Sunday for world powers to issue a U.N. Security Council resolution based on a deal they reached in June to set up a transitional government in a bid to end the bloodshed.

  • MEXICO CITY, Nov 4- Finance chiefs of the world's leading economies are ringing alarm bells over the U.S. fiscal cliff and Europe's debt woes at a meeting in Mexico this weekend as they look to push back deficit reduction targets to help boost growth.

  • RPT-G20 flags U.S. fiscal cliff, Europe's debt woes Sunday, 4 Nov 2012 | 11:59 AM ET

    *US budget uncertainty looms large over Mexico meeting. MEXICO CITY, Nov 4- Finance chiefs of the world's 20 leading economies are ringing alarm bells over the U.S. fiscal cliff and Europe's debt woes at a meeting in Mexico this weekend as they look to push back deficit reduction targets to help boost growth.

  • Russian developer bets on "Manhattan sur Seine" Sunday, 4 Nov 2012 | 9:56 AM ET

    *Hermitage Plaza towers designed by UK architect Foster. PARIS, Nov 4- For Paris, a city whose priciest apartments boast mansard roofs and wrought-iron balconies, it's an audacious bet: a pair of shimmering, largely residential, luxury towers that might look more at home in Dubai or Shanghai.

  • G20 flags U.S. fiscal cliff, Europe's debt woes Sunday, 4 Nov 2012 | 5:15 AM ET

    *US budget uncertainty looms large over Mexico meeting. MEXICO CITY, Nov 4- Finance chiefs of the world's 20 leading economies are ringing alarm bells over the U.S. fiscal cliff and Europe's debt woes at a meeting in Mexico this weekend as they look to push back deficit reduction targets to help boost growth.