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  • BERLIN, July 23- For lawmaker Jan van Aken, little symbolizes more potently all that he finds indefensible about Germany's arms exports than the German and French-made anti-tank missile that he was shown in northern Syria. From its serial number, he believes the 1970 s MILAN rocket was sold legitimately by France to then Syrian leader Hafez al-Assad.

  • *American cancels flight from Philadelphia to Tel Aviv. July 22- U.S. air carriers Delta Air Lines, American Airlines Group and United Airlines on Tuesday halted flights to Israel under directions from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to ensure passenger safety as turmoil in the region has intensified.

  • Thirst for US craft beer grows overseas Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 12:35 PM ET

    The move also marks a continuing departure from the status quo of mass market lagers or stouts, demonstrating a willingness of American breweries to explore— and innovate— old world beer styles from Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom.

  • *Investors wary after Malaysian plane downed over Ukraine. LONDON, July 18- European shares edged lower on Friday as the downing of a passenger plane over Ukraine stoked tensions between Russia and the West and outweighed some strong earnings reports from Sweden.

  • LONDON, July 18- Oil producer Norway's crown jumped on Friday, boosted by concerns about Europe's energy supply as tensions between Russia and the West over Ukraine rose. Other major currency markets calmed after an initial surge for the traditionally safe-haven yen and Swiss franc following the downing of a passenger jet over eastern Ukraine on Thursday.

  • Electrolux posts Q2 loss on restructuring costs Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 6:22 AM ET

    STOCKHOLM— Swedish home appliance maker Electrolux says improved demand in Europe and the United States boosted the company's second-quarter profit 27 percent to 815 million kronor from 642 million kronor a year earlier.

  • Volvo sees Q2 profit up 21 percent, sales flat Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 5:08 AM ET

    STOCKHOLM— Swedish truck maker AB Volvo says profit in the second quarter jumped 21 percent on the back of cost savings, efficiency schemes and streamlined production.

  • LONDON, July 18- The euro and the dollar gained ground against the yen on Friday, recovering from a surge of money into the traditional security of the Japanese currency a day earlier due to worries over Ukraine.

  • Ericsson sees $394 million second-quarter profit Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 4:07 AM ET

    STOCKHOLM— Wireless equipment maker Ericsson says second-quarter profit rose 76 percent to 2.7 billion kronor mainly due to higher margins on its premium products, lower restructuring charges and improved overall efficiency.

  • Memo from Microsoft exec Elop announcing job cuts Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:01 AM ET

    Microsoft Executive Vice President Stephen Elop sent employees of the company's devices business a memo detailing its job cut plans. Microsoft said it would cut up to 18,000 jobs over the next year, with about 12,500 related to Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's phone business in April.

  • Swedish court upholds detention order on Assange Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 12:14 PM ET

    STOCKHOLM— A Swedish court on Wednesday upheld its detention order on Julian Assange, reaffirming the legal basis for an international warrant for the WikiLeaks founder which has kept him hiding in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London for two years.

  • CORRECTED-FACTBOX-Names in the frame for top EU jobs Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 9:21 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, July 16- European Union leaders meet on Wednesday to discuss candidates for several top jobs in the 28- member union after the election of former Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the executive European Commission.

  • FACTBOX-Names in the frame for top EU jobs Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 6:44 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, July 16- European Union leaders meet on Wednesday to discuss candidates for several top jobs in the 28- member union after the election of former Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the executive European Commission.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to July 30 Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen delivers a second day of testimony on the U.S. central bank's semiannual monetary policy report before the House Financial Services Committee- 1400 GMT.

  • *Software AG down 14 pct after cutting sales outlook. LONDON, July 15- European shares were little changed on Tuesday as a gloomy outlook statement from Software AG was partly offset by strong earnings reports from Scandinavian companies such as H&M.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to July 24 Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    STRASBOURG- ECB President Mario Draghi speaks at the Quarterly Hearing before the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies on the central bank's semiannual monetary policy before the Senate Banking Committee- 1400 GMT.

  • Business events scheduled for the coming week Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 2:10 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases retail sales data for June, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases business inventories for May, 10 a.m.. BERLIN— Germany's ZEW institute releases its monthly index of investor confidence in Europe's biggest economy.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to July 23 Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    CAMBRIDGE, United States- Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer speaks on "Financial Sector Reform" before a Martin Feldstein Lecture event hosted by the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge- 2030 GMT.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to July 22 Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    BEIJING- Sixth round of the U.S.- China Strategic and Economic Dialog will be held in Beijing, China. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew and Secretary of State John Kerry will join their respective Chinese co-chairs, Vice Premier Wang Yang and State Councilor Yang Jiechi, for the Dialog.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to July 18 Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 8:02 PM ET

    CHARLOTTE, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker speaks on "Economic Outlook, July 2014" before a luncheon hosted by the Rotary Club of Charlotte in Charlotte- 1700 GMT.