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*Russia proposes' corridor' for encircled Kiev troops. *NATO source says more than 1,000 Russian troops in Ukraine. LAKE SELIGER, Russia/ KIEV, Aug 29- Ukraine called on Friday for full membership in NATO, its strongest plea yet for Western military help after accusing Russia of sending in armored columns that have routed its troops on behalf of pro- Moscow rebels.
*Decisions will help shape EU policy on economy, Ukraine. WARSAW/ BRUSSELS/ PARIS, Aug 28- Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk is seriously considering a proposal that he take the post of president of the European Council, a Warsaw government spokeswoman said on Thursday, linking his decision to the crisis in neighbouring Ukraine.
*EU leaders to hold jobs summit on Saturday in Brussels. BRUSSELS/ PARIS, Aug 28- Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk has emerged as clear favorite for the key post of president of the European Council when EU leaders meet for a special summit on Saturday, several sources familiar with the selection process said.
LONDON, Aug 28- Emerging stocks retreated from three-year highs on Thursday, with Moscow- listed shares falling the most as reports of Russian military incursions into Ukraine dented hopes for a resolution to the crisis. The MSCI emerging equities index was down 0.4 percent, while debt insurance costs for Russia and Ukraine both rose to multi-week highs.
*EU leaders to hold jobs summit on Saturday in Brussels. BRUSSELS/ PARIS, Aug 28- Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk has emerged as clear favourite for the key post of president of the European Council when EU leaders meet for a special summit on Saturday, several sources familiar with the selection process said.
*U.S.- Russia ties soured by Ukraine crisis. MOSCOW, Russia, Aug 21- Russia said on Thursday it was investigating dozens of McDonald's restaurants, in what many businessmen said was retaliation for Western sanctions over Ukraine they fear could spread to other symbols of Western capitalism.
Aug 21- For other related diaries, please. NEW DELHI- Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will attend a banking event in New Delhi. NEW DELHI- RBI Deputy Governor Rama Subramaniam Gandhi will participate in a panel discussion on G20- 0830 GMT.
*All eyes on Fed minutes, Jackson Hole speeches. WARSAW, Aug 20- The dollar reached an 11- month high against the euro and a basket of major currencies on Wednesday, buoyed by optimism over the health of the U.S. economy. The greenback broke through resistance around $1.3300 and last November's high of $1.3295 per euro in morning trade in Europe.
Aug 19- For other related diaries, please. WARSAW- National Bank of Poland holds Monetary Policy Council meeting. BANGKOK- Bank of Thailand will release the minutes of its August interest rate meeting.
*Competition set to rise in Middle East, Asia. As the European Union's second biggest apple producer, Poland has some 700,000 tonnes of the fruit it usually sells to Russia but can't, because Moscow has a food embargo on many EU and U.S. goods as part of tit-for-tat sanctions related to the Ukraine crisis.
*Russia originally blamed food standards from Polish apple ban. NOWE GROBICE, Poland, Aug 7- Slawomir Kedzierski's workers had just finished loading 20 tonnes of Polish apples onto two trucks destined for Russia when news came through of the embargo.
WARSAW, Aug 1- Poland's manufacturing sector, burdened by one of Europe's highest interest rates and strong trade links with Russia, shrank for the first time in 13 months in July, while factory activity roared ahead in the Czech Republic and Hungary.
Marek Belka, governor of the National Bank of Poland, says a slowdown in the euro zone economy would have a knock-on effect on the country's economy.
Marek Belka, governor of the National Bank of Poland, says interest rates are as likely to go up as they are to go down.
Marek Belka, governor of the National Bank of Poland, says he sees "no reason" to step down over the leaked tape scandal, but is "embarrassed" and "sorry" for that damage caused to the bank.
Peter Attard Montalto, emerging market economist at Nomura, discusses the political scandal in Poland, saying it has put the independence and credibility of the central back in question.
The Defense Department has approved the international sale of drones with an operating system that works on other drones.
Europe’s dependence on Russian gas has declined for years, but the standoff in Ukraine has Europe seeking alternatives.
The European bond market is signaling that the continent's economy is "probably going to be OK," Starwood Capital's Barry Sternlicht tells CNBC.
Vice President Joe Biden warns Russia that the United States will respond to any aggression against NATO allies.