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UKRAINIAN OLIGARCH ARRESTED IN VIENNA IS GAS INDUSTRY MAGNATE DMYTRO FIRTASH- AUSTRIAN GOVERNMENT SOURCES.
KINGSTON, Jamaica-- An international media organization is calling for authorities in Barbados to drop criminal indecency charges against three journalists.
PARIS, March 13- The OECD said on Thursday it had postponed all activities related to Russia's accession to the organisation following a request from its 34 members.
BERLIN, March 13- China's top envoy to Germany has warned the West against punishing Russia with sanctions for its intervention in Ukraine, saying such measures could lead to a dangerous chain reaction that would be difficult to control.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testifies on the White House fiscal 2015 budget proposal before the House Budget Committee- 1400 GMT.
*State-controlled Sberbank postpones investment conference. MOSCOW, March 12- Russia's largest bank Sberbank has postponed one of the country's highest profile investment conferences due to volatility stemming from the situation in Ukraine, the bank said on Wednesday.
BRUSSELS, March 12- Europe appeared far away from making good its crisis pledge to tackle weak banks as lawmakers and country representatives failed on Wednesday to bridge differences over how to close down troubled lenders.
March 11- Senomyx Inc said its Sweetmyx food flavoring was determined to be safe, paving the way for customers such as PepsiCo Inc to add it in drinks to reduce the use of sugar or sugar substitutes.
11)@ (Corrects headline and paragraphs 1 and 2 in March 11 story to say the company, not the FDA, determined the product to be safe. March 11 (Reuters)- Senomyx Inc said its Sweetmyx food flavoring was determined to be safe, paving the way for customers such as PepsiCo Inc to add it in drinks to reduce the use of sugar or sugar substitutes.
*E.ON to close 13 GW of plants, Enel to mothball 8 GW. DUESSELDORF, Germany/ MILAN, March 12- E.ON and Enel, two of Europe's largest power utilities, said on Wednesday they plan to shut more plants and cut costs, joining rivals in warning that the industry crisis will weigh on profits for years to come.
MOSCOW, March 12- Russian mobile phone operator Vimpelcom has become the latest company to come under scrutiny over its operations in Uzbekistan, an authoritarian country where rival MTS had its assets confiscated.
*Few governments use stolen document database- Interpol. The international police agency Interpol said only a handful of governments from its 190 member countries actually made use of the database at its headquarters in Lyon, France.
BRUSSELS, March 12- European Union member states have agreed the wording of sanctions on Russia, including travel restrictions and asset freezes against those responsible for violating the sovereignty of Ukraine, according to a draft document reviewed by Reuters.
*U.S.-EU hold fourth round of talks in Brussels this week. BRUSSELS, March 12- Europe's reluctance to buy hormone meat or genetically modified food from the United States has exposed an "enormous gulf" that threatens the world's biggest trade pact, industry and labour groups told EU and U.S. negotiators on Wednesday.
*OPEC raises Feb output, pumps more than forecast demand. LONDON, March 12- World oil demand will increase more than expected in 2014, OPEC said on Wednesday, raising its prediction for a second straight month as economic growth picks up in Europe and the United States.
*Enel cuts dividend to 0.13 euros from 0.15 euros/ share. DUESSELDORF, Germany/ MILAN, March 12- E.ON and Enel, two of Europe's largest power utilities, are to shut more plants and cut costs, they announced on Wednesday, joining rivals in warning that the industry crisis will weigh on profits for years to come.
ZURICH, March 12- Switzerland's public prosecutor said on Wednesday it was investigating Gulnara Karimova, the daughter of Uzbekistan's president, on suspicion of money laundering.
SINGAPORE, March 12- Here is a timeline of events in the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner which vanished from radar screens on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing early on Saturday:. -Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Flight departs at 12:41 a.m., and is due to land in Beijing at 6:30 a.m. the same day.
Global police agency Interpol has said in 2013 passengers were able to board planes a billion times without their passports being screened against the agency's databases.
ZURICH, March 12- A nascent economic recovery in Europe helped Adecco, the world's largest staffing agency by sales, beat fourth-quarter profit forecasts and increase revenue for the first time in seven quarters.