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  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1430 GMT / 10.30 AM ET Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 11:31 AM ET

    NEW YORK- Global stocks bounce after recent sell-offs and core government debt prices fall as markets see receding risks of direct conflict between Russia and Ukraine while Middle East tensions diminish.

  • DAX leads European rebound on Ukraine hopes Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 10:18 AM ET

    LONDON, Aug 11- European shares rebounded on Monday from a two-week drop after investors concluded Russia would not send troops into Ukraine any time soon. Late on Friday, Russia's Defense Ministry said it had ended military exercises in southern Russia that the United States had called "provocative." The Ukraine situation appears to be stabilizing.

  • *RBS exploring sale of Coutts International. *Coutts International has come forward in U.S. tax probe.

  • *RBS exploring sale of Coutts International. *Coutts International has come forward in U.S. tax probe.

  • LONDON, Aug 11- European shares rebounded on Monday from a two-week drop after investors concluded Russia would not send troops into Ukraine anytime soon. Late on Friday, Russia's Defence Ministry said it had ended military exercises in southern Russia that the United States had called "provocative." "The Ukraine situation appears to be stabilising.

  • Liberian doctors to get experimental Ebola drug Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 4:47 AM ET

    MONROVIA, Liberia— Liberia announced Monday that it would soon receive doses of an experimental Ebola drug and give it to two sick doctors, making them the first Africans to receive some of the scarce treatment in a spiraling outbreak.

  • UN: Ebola outbreak a public health emergency Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 2:56 AM ET

    LONDON— The World Health Organization urged nations worldwide to donate money and resources to stop the spread of Ebola as it declared the outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency. It emerged in Guinea in March and has since spread to Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria.

  • WTO upholds 'rare earth' ruling against China Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 12:50 AM ET

    BERLIN— The World Trade Organization has upheld a ruling that China violated trade rules with restrictions on the export of "rare earths," the minerals used in mobile phones, hybrid cars and other high-tech products. Its ruling followed complaints by the United States, the European Union and Japan.

  • WASHINGTON/ ARBIL, Iraq, Aug 7- President Barack Obama said on Thursday he had authorized limited U.S. airstrikes to blunt the onslaught of Islamic militants in northern Iraq and began military airdrops of humanitarian supplies to besieged religious minorities to prevent a "potential act of genocide."

  • *Russia bans all meat, fish, poultry, dairy, fruit and veg from US, EU, Canada, Australia, Norway. MOSCOW/ DONETSK, Ukraine, Aug 7- Moscow banned imports of most food from the West on Thursday in retaliation against sanctions over Ukraine, a stronger than expected measure that isolates Russian consumers from world trade to a degree unseen since Soviet days.

  • *NY Times says Obama weighing airstrikes, White House cautious. *France, Pope urge international action to stop Islamists.

  • ARBIL, Iraq, Aug 7- Islamist militants surged across northern Iraq towards the capital of the Kurdish region on Thursday, sending tens of thousands of Christians fleeing for their lives, in an offensive that has alarmed the Baghdad government and world powers.

  • *Liberia declares 90- day state of emergency. FREETOWN/ MONROVIA, Aug 7- The army blockaded rural areas hit by the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone on Thursday, a senior officer said, after neighbouring Liberia declared a state of emergency to tackle the worst outbreak of the disease, which has killed 932 people.

  • ARBIL, Iraq, Aug 7- Islamic State militants extended their gains in northern Iraq on Thursday, seizing more towns and strengthening a foothold near the Kurdish region in an offensive that has alarmed the Baghdad government and regional powers.

  • ZURICH, Aug 7- Nestle announced an 8 billion Swiss franc share buyback on Thursday and revealed stronger sales growth in emerging markets in contrast to other big consumer products companies.

  • *Police in eastern Sierra Leone blockade Ebola-hit towns. FREETOWN/ MONROVIA, Aug 7- Police and soldiers in Sierra Leone blockaded rural areas hit by the deadly Ebola virus on Thursday, a senior officer said, after neighbouring Liberia declared a state of emergency to tackle the worst-ever outbreak of the disease, which has killed 932 people.

  • ZURICH, Aug 7- Adecco, the world's largest staffing company by sales, expects a modest economic recovery to keep demand for temporary workers stable in Europe as it reported a slight slowdown in underlying revenue growth in the second quarter.

  • LONDON, Aug 6- Well before settling a long-running oil price manipulation case this week, global oil trader Arcadia had shrunk itself to a leaner operation with an almost singular focus: trading the very contracts U.S. regulators accused them of rigging.

  • FRANKFURT/ MADRID, Aug 5- Bidders are readying indicative offers for the Spanish assets of Germany's top utility E.ON, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters, adding bids would value the whole portfolio at about 2 billion euros.

  • FREETOWN/ MONROVIA, Aug 4- Hundreds of troops deployed in Sierra Leone and Liberia on Monday to fight the worst outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, as the death toll climbed to 887 and three new suspected cases of the highly contagious disease were reported in Nigeria.