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  • Germany plans to tighten EU migration rules Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 7:39 AM ET

    BERLIN— The German government proposed measures Wednesday to tighten migration regulations for citizens from elsewhere in the European Union amid accusations of welfare abuse by poor immigrants from Bulgaria and Romania.

  • LONDON, Aug 26- British Prime Minister David Cameron is ready to back his Polish counterpart Donald Tusk as the next president of the European Council after receiving assurances he is sympathetic to the British leader's plans to reform the European Union.

  • Aug 26- It may well be a big deal that Mario Draghi is now talking fiscal stimulus, but the unlikeliness of this happening only underscores that he'll be forced to do more with monetary policy.

  • BERLIN/ PARIS, Aug 25- The euro zone's flat-lining economy took another hit on Monday when data showed German business sentiment sagging for the fourth month running, while a row over the lack of growth led the French government to resign.

  • Germans back Spanish minister for euro finance job Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 8:09 AM ET

    MADRID— German Chancellor Angela Merkel says her country will back Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos's candidacy to be the next head of the Eurogroup, the gathering of eurozone finance ministers that sets important policies for the currency union.

  • French government dissolves over economic policy Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 3:58 AM ET

    Prime Minister Manuel Valls offered up his Socialist government's resignation after accusing France's outspoken economy minister of crossing a line with his blunt criticism of the government's policies.

  • Russian aid trucks leave; highlight dire needs Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 | 2:55 AM ET

    DONETSK, Russia— Hundreds of Russian aid trucks returned home from rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Saturday, highlighting a dire need for long-term assistance to the region where homes and livelihoods have been destroyed by months of fighting.

  • KIEV/ DONETSK-IZVARINO BORDER CROSSING, Russia, Aug 22- T he United States demanded Moscow remove an aid convoy it sent into rebel-held eastern Ukraine without permission on Friday, accusing Russia of a flagrant violation of the sovereignty of its former Soviet neighbor and threatening more sanctions.

  • *Berlin fears response from Putin if eastern rebels crushed. BERLIN/ KIEV, Aug 21- After months of ratcheting up pressure on Vladimir Putin, concern is mounting in Berlin and other European capitals that an emboldened Ukraine's military successes in the east are reducing the chances of a face-saving way out of the crisis for the Russian leader.

  • But in an ironic twist, the feel-good triumph in Brazil may have come at a time when Germany's new "Wirtschaftswunder", or economic miracle, is coming to an end.

  • *Outlook for Q3 bleak due to Russia- Ukraine tensions. BERLIN, Aug 14- Europe's largest economy Germany suffered a surprise contraction in the second quarter, raising doubts about whether it can prop up growth across a continent where tougher sanctions against Russia are already fueling business anxiety.

  • *High risk of Russia intervening in Ukraine- NATO head. LONDON, Aug 11- European shares rebounded on Monday from a two-week drop, with the German DAX market outperforming, after investors concluded Russia would not send troops into Ukraine any time soon.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • *FTSEurofirst 300 up 1.1 pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 1.2 pct. PARIS, Aug 11- European shares rose in early trade on Monday, bouncing back from a sharp two-week slide and tracking a rally on Wall Street, after investors deemed Moscow was not about to send troops into Ukraine- a move which would intensify sanctions.

  • *Germany is Russia's biggest European Union trade partner. BERLIN, Aug 7- Companies in Germany, Russia's biggest trade partner in the European Union, are starting to feel the pain of a deepening standoff between the West and Moscow, with firms from defence to car manufacturing warning about a hit to business.

  • ISTANBUL, Aug 4- Cheers erupted from the packed stands when Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan scored his third goal in a celebrity soccer match to mark the opening of an Istanbul stadium. His orange jersey bore the number 12, a reminder of Erdogan's ambition to become the nation's 12th president in Turkey's first popular vote for its head of state, on Aug. 10.

  • Erdogan dominates Turkey's uneven presidential race Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 12:59 AM ET

    ISTANBUL, Aug 4- Cheers erupted from the packed stands when Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan scored his third goal in a celebrity soccer match to mark the opening of an Istanbul stadium. His orange jersey bore the number 12, a reminder of Erdogan's ambition to become the nation's 12th president in Turkey's first popular vote for its head of state, on Aug. 10.

  • "It is a really reassuring sign that BlackBerry is now less focused on firefighting and more focused on identifying and building for the long-term into enterprise services," said CCS Insight analyst Geoff Blaber. Still, BlackBerry shares fell 4 percent to $9.54 on Nasdaq and C $10.45 on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

  • BRUSSELS, July 25- When Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans spoke to his European Union peers of his grief and anger over the downing of a Malaysia Airlines airliner over eastern Ukraine, it was a turning point in Europe's approach to Russia.