Ukraine's opposition accused President Viktor Yanukovich of betraying national interests after talks with Russia, though both countries said nothing had been agreed.» Read More
Nov 29- Atrium Innovations Inc said a group of investors, including European private equity firm Permira funds, would buy the dietary supplements maker for about C $751.2 million. Atrium shareholders will receive C $24 in cash per share, a nearly 23 percent premium to the stock's Thursday close on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
*Ukraine scorns EU but may not join Russia- led bloc. The Russian president sees his " Eurasian Union", in which Ukraine would play a central role, as a future rival to China, the United States and the European Union. Without Ukraine, he will lose all enthusiasm for it, "said Gleb Pavlovsky, a former Kremlin spin doctor who has also worked in Ukraine.
*Renault sees Russian market growing next year. BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT, France, Nov 28- R enault- Nissan will build a second engine with Russian partner AvtoVAZ and aims to overcome a decline in Lada sales in a market set to overtake Germany within two years, Renault's regional boss said on Thursday.
Americans mark Thanksgiving with travel, parades, shopping. NEW YORK- Americans gather to celebrate Thanksgiving, stuffing turkeys for family feasts, braving high winds and the bitter cold along parade routes and starting their holiday shopping one day earlier this year.
Editor: Maureen Bavdek +1 646-223-6200 Global Picture Desk:+ 65 6870 3775 Global Graphics Desk:+ 65 6870 3595. WASHINGTON- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, offering signs of a steady improvement in the labor market.
KIEV, Nov 27- Student Taras Zagorbenskyy jumped on a bus from western Ukraine as soon as he saw on a social networking site that others were gathering in Kiev to protest President Viktor Yanukovich's walking away from a landmark deal with the European Union.
MOSCOW, Nov 27- A Ukrainian bank has sought to restructure its Eurobonds, becoming the first casualty of jittery markets since President Viktor Yanukovich walked away last week from a free trade pact with the European Union.
TBILISI, Nov 27- Five years after it fought a war with Russia, Georgia is preparing to defy its former Soviet masters again by initialling an accord on strengthening ties with Europe.
KIEV, Nov 26- Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich said on Tuesday he would attend an EU summit this week, but, criticising the bloc for a' humiliating' financial aid offer, declared he would sign a free trade pact only when it suited Ukraine's interests.
LONDON/ BRUSSELS, Nov 26- A weak deal at U.N. climate talks in Warsaw underlines how hard it will be for EU leaders to forge an agreement on 2030 environment and energy goals early next year as some governments and businesses seek to place economics first.
*Ukraine to work out economic "roadmap" with Russia. KIEV, Nov 26- Ukraine said on Tuesday it would not let itself become an East-West' battleground' and that its president would attend an EU summit to explain why he had walked away from a landmark trade deal in favour of closer cooperation with Moscow.
KIEV, Nov 26- Ukraine has not finalised a deal with Russia on possible new financial credits after suspending preparations for signing a trade agreement with the European Union, Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said on Tuesday. Asked at a briefing if final agreement had been struck with Moscow for fresh loans, Azarov replied: "Of course not".
BRUSSELS/ KIEV, Nov 25- The European Union expressed strong disapproval on Monday of Russian pressure on Ukraine to reject an EU trade deal, while police fired tear gas at pro- Europe protesters in the former Soviet republic, torn once more between East and West. Moscow has accused the European Union of putting the squeeze on Kiev, too.
MOSCOW, Nov 25- Debt-laden Russian miner Mechel has been granted a waiver on the terms of a $1 billion syndicated loan until the end of 2014, bringing relief in talks with its creditors that have unsettled investors.
Ukraine's rejection of a EU trade deal, was met with dismay. However, economic analysts said a move towards Russia and away from Europe could benefit Ukraine over the coming months.
BRUSSELS/ KIEV, Nov 25- The European Union expressed strong disapproval on Monday over Russia's pressure on Ukraine to reject an EU trade deal, while police fired tear gas at pro- Europe protesters in the former Soviet republic's capital, Kiev. At the same time, Moscow has accused the European Union of putting the squeeze on Kiev, too.
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia-- The U.S. captain of the Greenpeace ship seized by the Russian coast guard described on Sunday the stress and fear he and the other 29 people on board felt when they were thrown into Russian jails, with no idea when they would get out.
LONDON, Nov 25- Turkey's stock market surged 1.6 percent on Monday after Iran sealed a historic nuclear deal with the West read as reducing political risk in the oil-producing Middle East and opening the door to more trade with one of the region's biggest countries.
MUMBAI, Nov 25- Lupin Ltd, India's No. 4 drug maker by revenue, may come from the land of cheap generics but it is betting on high-margin branded drugs in the United States to drive growth.
GENEVA, Nov 25- President Barack Obama has pulled off a historic deal with Iran on curbing its nuclear program but he and other global leaders now have tough work ahead turning an interim accord into a comprehensive agreement.