LONDON, June 17- Britain and China signed deals on Tuesday worth more than 14 billion pounds during a visit by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, with energy and finance dominating the trade agenda.
*China keen to put rights row behind it. LONDON, June 17- A $20 billion liquefied natural gas deal and a move to strengthen London's position in offshore yuan trading will crown a visit by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to Britain on Tuesday.
*China warned Britain on eve not to lecture it on rights. Britain's relations with China took a nosedive in 2012 after Prime Minister David Cameron met the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader whom Beijing says is a separatist.
LONDON, June 13- China's ambassador warned the British government on Friday not to lecture his country on human rights if it wanted strong economic ties, days before Chinese Premier Li Keqiang was due to fly to Britain.
*After aggressive China push, German firms look to other markets. *Politicians in Berlin keen to avoid dependence on China.
BERLIN- German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny. TOKYO- Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg visits Japan and meets with Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda. **BAMAKO/ DAKAR- German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle visits Mali and Senegal.
BEIJING-- Police in a heavily Tibetan region of far west China are offering tipsters a reward of $7,700 for information about planned self-immolations in a bid to stem a tide of fiery protests against Chinese rule.
The Dalai Lama said on Thursday he would step down as Tibet's political leader, a move seen as transforming the government-in-exile into a more assertive and democratic body in the face of Chinese pressure.