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  • BERLIN, Sept 2- It is not yet certain Germany can refrain from any net new borrowing in 2015 as set down in its draft federal budget, a senior lawmaker from Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats said on Tuesday.

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 2- Expectations for further policy action at the European Central Bank's meeting on Thursday are running high after ECB President Mario Draghi pledged to use all available tools to keep prices in check.

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 1- Europeans could be barred from buying new Russian government bonds under a package of extra sanctions over Moscow's military role in Ukraine that European Union ambassadors were to start discussing on Monday, three EU sources said.

  • BERLIN, Sept 1- Germany posted its biggest budget surplus since reunification in the first half of 2014, underscoring the strength of its finances just as it encounters growing pressure to spend more to bolster growth in Europe.

  • Austerity debate flares as Europe recovery fades Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 11:48 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, Germany— Europe's economic recovery is in danger. Europe's lack of growth is looming larger and larger, however, and the ECB says it can't save the economy alone. While unemployment in the United States has fallen to 6.2 percent from 10 percent at its peak in Oct. 2009, Europe's is at 11.5 percent— still near last summer' 12 percent.

  • *European markets shrug off Ukraine- Russia tension. LONDON, Sept 1- European markets advanced despite the conflict in Ukraine, focusing on whether the European Central Bank will announce plans for economic stimulus when it meets this week.

  • Booming budget surplus raises pressure on Germany Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 8:50 AM ET

    *Germany achieves H1 budget surplus of 16.1 billion euros. BERLIN, Sept 1- Germany posted its biggest budget surplus since reunification in the first half of 2014, underscoring the strength of its finances at a time it faces growing pressure to loosen the fiscal reins and spend more to bolster growth in Europe.

  • *European markets shrug off Ukraine/ Russia tensions. LONDON, Sept 1- European markets cautiously navigated warnings that the conflict in Ukraine was sliding out of control, focusing instead on whether the European Central Bank will strengthen its stimulus plans when it meets this week.

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 1- Europeans could be barred from buying new Russian government bonds under a package of extra sanctions over Moscow's military role in Ukraine that European Union ambassadors were to start discussing on Monday, three EU sources said.

  • BERLIN, Sept 1- Germany posted a budget surplus of 16.1 billion euros in the first half of 2014, highlighting the strength of the country's finances at a time when Berlin faces pressure to loosen the fiscal reins and spend more to boost flagging growth in Europe. The figures could increase pressure on Germany to do more to boost growth in Europe.

  • Anti-euro party's success poses dilemma for Merkel Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 2:38 AM ET

    BERLIN— The success of a new anti-euro party in a German state election intensifies a dilemma for Chancellor Angela Merkel: how to handle a rival whose rise could make it more difficult for her party to form coalition governments around the country.

  • *Took Draghi to task about Jackson Hole comments- Spiegel. BERLIN, Aug 31- A German news magazine reported on Sunday that Chancellor Angela Merkel is unhappy with European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi for apparently proposing a greater emphasis on fiscal stimulus over austerity in order to boost growth in Europe.

  • BERLIN, Aug 31- A German news magazine reported on Sunday that Chancellor Angela Merkel is unhappy with European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi for apparently proposing a greater emphasis on fiscal stimulus over austerity in order to boost growth in Europe.

  • *Ukrainian leader warns of all-out war with Russia. BRUSSELS, Aug 30- European Union leaders on Saturday chose Poland Prime Minister Donald Tusk to chair their Council and named Italian Federica Mogherini to run the bloc's foreign relations, as the EU prepared to threaten Russia with new sanctions over Ukraine.

  • Business Highlights Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 5:40 PM ET

    Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff in overhaul. KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters.

  • *FTSEurofirst 300 flat, Euro STOXX 50 down 0.1 pct. *Airlines down after volcano eruption in Iceland. LONDON, Aug 29- European shares were poised to end a positive August on a softer note on Friday after euro zone inflation data slightly cooled market speculation about fresh monetary stimulus by the European Central bank.

  • MOSCOW, Aug 29- The Ukraine conflict has evoked many memories of the Cold War, including a footloose attitude to the truth. But there are also some European powers, including Germany and France, who despite being on the opposite side of the crisis share Putin's desire not to paint it as an out-and-out war between Russia and Ukraine.

  • *FTSEurofirst 300, Euro STOXX 50 up 0.1 pct. *Euro STOXX 50 set for best monthly gain since Feb. LONDON, Aug 29- European shares trimmed their early gains on Friday as euro zone inflation data slightly cooled market speculation about fresh monetary stimulus by the European Central bank.

  • German economic fears growing but Merkel strong Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 5:12 AM ET

    "She holds her line, and this gives the German electorate the impression she is doing a good job in the interests of Germany," said Nils Diederich, a political scientist at Berlin's Free University. Merkel's support stands at 65 percent according to the latest polls, and her party was also by far the most popular in Germany.

  • Europe shares inch; Tesco sinks after warning Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    *FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.3 pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 0.5 pct. PARIS, Aug 29- European shares rose in early trade on Friday, recovering some of the ground lost in the previous session as investors awaited inflation figures that may shed light on the European Central Bank's next policy move.