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  • UNITED NATIONS— Malaysia has told the U.N. Security Council that it plans to submit a resolution that would establish an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine last year. The flight heading from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur went down July 17 over eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people on...

  • CHICAGO, July 2 (Reuters)- Technology has long benefited Chicago's futures exchanges, historians say, even though electronic trading is the final blow for its human brokers, rendering obsolete the "open-outcry" futures pits on the trading floor where they have worked for generations. The rough-and-tumble times of the floor were an iconic part of Chicago, and...

  • *Corn hits 2015 highs as Informa trims crop forecast. *Wheat, soybeans end mixed ahead of U.S. holiday weekend. "The latest forecasts shifted the rain to the wettest areas of Indiana, Illinois and Ohio and that is putting some premium back into the market for corn and soybeans," said Brian Hoops, president of Midwest Market Solutions.

  • FRANKFURT, July 2- German potash miner K+ S rejected Potash Corp of Saskatchewan's 7.9 billion euro takeover bid on Thursday, saying it was too low and that the Canadian suitor could be planning to dismantle the company, putting jobs at risk. K+ S, which is the world's largest salt supplier but derives most of its earnings from potash fertilisers, also said it was not...

  • BERLIN— Germany releases May industrial orders figures for Europe's biggest economy. WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases international trade data for May, 8:30 a.m. Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for May, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases consumer credit data for May, 3 p.m.. WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases...

  • *Warning that vote will decide Greece's future in Europe. ATHENS/ WASHINGTON, July 2- The International Monetary Fund delivered a stark warning on Thursday of the huge financial hole facing Greece as angry and uncertain voters prepare for a referendum that could decide their country's future in Europe. Days after Greece defaulted on part of its IMF debt, the Fund,...

  • AMSTERDAM, July 2- Credit insurers are refusing to offer new cover to companies carrying out trade with Greece because of uncertainty over the solvency of Greek customers hit by capital controls, a Greek importer told Reuters. Without discussing specific cases, Amsterdam- based Atradius, said it was concerned that the referendum on whether to accept bail-out...

  • *Corn highest since Dec. 30 as Informa trims crop forecast. *Wheat, soybeans rebound from Wednesday declines. "The latest forecasts shifted the rain to the wettest areas of Indiana, Illinois and Ohio and that is putting some premium back into the market for corn and soybeans," said Brian Hoops, president of Midwest Market Solutions.

  • The International Monetary Fund certainly thinks so, according to a new report in which it argues Greece should get help. But Germany, another major creditor to Greece, is resisting, even though it knows better than most what debt relief can achieve. The 1953 agreement, in which Greece and about 20 other countries effectively wrote off a large chunk of Germany's...

  • WARSAW, Poland— Beata Szydlo led a little-known politician to a surprise victory in Poland's recent presidential election. The 52- year-old who managed the election campaign of President-elect Andrzej Duda is traveling the country these days in hopes of becoming Poland's next prime minister in the fall parliamentary election. The rising prominence of...

  • TOULOUSE, France, July 2- Airbus signed an agreement on Thursday to set up its second plant on Chinese soil in a deal that the European planemaker hopes will lead to lucrative new plane orders. Airbus hopes the increased presence in China will lead to more demand for its profitable but aging wide-body A330, which is due to be revamped with new engines soon to boost...

  • MOSCOW— A draft Dutch report into last year's crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine fails to offer a comprehensive picture, a Russian aviation official said Thursday. The Dutch Safety Board has made the draft available to representatives of Malaysia, Ukraine, the U.S., Russia, Britain, Australia and the Netherlands prior to the release of the...

  • BERLIN— A Google subsidiary has apologized for making Nazi concentration camps part of a mobile role-playing game. Niantic Labs says players of' Ingress' can propose historic location and monuments for inclusion in the game, in which two factions use smartphones to battle for control of these sites. In a statement to The Associated Press, Niantic Labs' founder...

  • *Warning that vote will decide Greece's future in Europe. ATHENS, July 2- As Greece heads to a referendum on Sunday that could decide its future in the euro zone, long queues at cash machines have become the most potent symbol of the cost of the deadlock between the left-wing government and its international lenders. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' rejection of what...

  • BERLIN— The German government is scrapping plans for a levy on the most-polluting coal-fired power stations and will instead phase some of the plants out. The Economy Ministry said Thursday that 13 percent of Germany's total lignite-burning power plant capacity will be put into a reserve role and then phased out entirely after four years.

  • BERLIN, July 2- Germany has abandoned plans for a levy on coal-fired power plants but will reduce brown-coal power generation to safeguard its 2020 carbon-reduction targets, coalition leaders agreed on Thursday. The plans, which follow months of wrangling within Angela Merkel's government, were welcomed by industry but condemned by environmental groups...

  • PARIS— A French appeals court ruled Thursday that a German product-testing company does not have to compensate more than 3,000 women with leak-prone breast implants— and now women who sued may have to pay back 5.8 million euros in collective damages they received in a lower-court ruling. But the appeals court in the southern city of Aix-en-Provence...

  • LONDON, July 2- The dollar was near a three-week high on Thursday and world stock markets had a delicate feel, as the implication of U.S. jobs data later for a possible Fed rate hike added to Europe's uncertainty over Greece. Europe's main bourses in London, Frankfurt and Paris and Milan opened largely flat having rallied on Wednesday but the mood remained skittish...

  • Alexis Tsipras told private Antenna TV station in an interview Thursday that he wants Greece to remain within the eurozone, but with a sustainable bailout agreement. He said a "yes" win would lead to a deal that puts additional burdens on Greece without growth. Greece's government says the International Monetary Fund's report on Greece "completely justifies"...

  • Here's how things look now: The left-wing party, Syriza, holds power in Athens. Greece actually did miss a loan payment to the International Monetary Fund late Tuesday. Part of the calm reflects hope that Greece ultimately will reach a deal with its creditors and that Greeks will vote Sunday to accept their demands and keep the euro. Improving economic conditions...