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  • BEIJING, July 7- China's economic growth quickened in the second quarter from the previous three months, but further modest government support measures will still be needed, Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday. His cautiously optimistic remarks may boost market confidence ahead of China's second-quarter economic report due on July 16.

  • China signs deal to purchase 100 Airbus helicopters Sunday, 6 Jul 2014 | 10:47 PM ET

    BEIJING, July 7- Airbus Group NV's helicopter division signed agreements on Monday to sell 100 helicopters to Chinese companies.

  • INSIGHT-How to fix a broken market in antibiotics Sunday, 6 Jul 2014 | 4:59 AM ET

    LONDON, July 6- The drugs don't work- and neither does the market, when it comes to antibiotics. Totally resistant forms of the lung infection emerged in India just a few years ago and have now been detected worldwide.

  • BERLIN, July 6- A German intelligence chief warned, as Chancellor Angela Merkel embarks on her latest visit to China, that some firms in Europe's biggest economy face a growing threat from industrial espionage by Chinese government agencies with huge resources.

  • Merkel urges big push on EU-US free trade deal Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 12:33 PM ET

    BERLIN, July 3- Germany's Angela Merkel made a strong plea on Thursday for the European Union and the United States to complete their talks about forming a new transatlantic free trade area. But the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership has met resistance in Europe, including concerns about imports of U.S. food and the need to protect European culture.

  • ECB can't stimulate growth without reform: Pro     Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Without structural reforms there is "nothing" the ECB can do to stimulate growth in peripheral countries, says Christoph Schmidt, chairman of the German Council of Economic Experts.

  • BERLIN, July 3- Germany's lower house of parliament approved the introduction of a nationwide minimum wage of 8.50 euros per hour on Thursday, following a heated months-long debate between politicians and businesses who warned it would cost jobs. That has been the reality for millions of employees in Germany.

  • BERLIN, July 3- Germany's lower house of parliament approved on Thursday the introduction of a nationwide minimum wage of 8.50 euros per hour, one of the flagship reforms of Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition partner, the centre-left Social Democrats.

  • BERLIN, July 3- Germany's lower house of parliament is set to approve a controversial nationwide minimum wage on Thursday despite last-minute disputes over whether the Social Democrats' flagship labour market project goes too far or not far enough.

  • *Economist Jim O'Neill to head new antibiotics panel. LONDON, July 2- Prime Minister David Cameron called on Wednesday for global action to tackle the threat of drug-resistant superbugs and said Britain planned to take a leading role in finding ways to spur the development of new antibiotics.

  • BERLIN, July 2- German Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet approved a 2015 budget plan on Wednesday which for the first time in over four decades includes no net new borrowing, according to participants.

  • UK's Cameron calls for global action on superbug threat Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 4:06 AM ET

    *Economist Jim O'Neill to head new antibiotics panel. LONDON, July 2- Prime Minister David Cameron called on Wednesday for global action to tackle the threat of drug-resistant superbugs and said Britain planned to take a leading role in finding ways to spur the development of new antibiotics.

  • LONDON, July 1- Boeing is poised to win a $3 billion jet order from UK carrier Monarch Airlines, ousting its European rival Airbus for a key victory two weeks before the Farnborough Airshow, industry sources said on Tuesday.

  • *Putin says he and Europe could not sway Poroshenko on ceasefire. KIEV, July 1- Ukrainian forces struck at pro-Russian separatist bases in eastern regions with air and artillery strikes on Tuesday after President Petro Poroshenko announced he would not renew a ceasefire but go on the offensive to rid Ukraine of "parasites".

  • BERLIN, June 26- The German government has cancelled a contract with U.S. telecoms firm Verizon Communications inc as part of an overhaul of its internal communications, prompted by revelations last year of U.S. government spying.

  • YPRES, Belgium/ BRUSSELS, June 26- European Union leaders gathered in Belgium for a solemn ceremony on Thursday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War One, determined to display unity despite deep disagreement over who should head their most influential institution.

  • EU leaders unite for WW1 memorial before Juncker battle Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 9:07 AM ET

    YPRES, Belgium/ BRUSSELS, June 26- European Union leaders gathered in Belgium for a solemn ceremony on Thursday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War One, determined to display unity despite deep disagreement over who should head their most important common institution.

  • Merkel calls Putin again on Ukraine Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 7:47 AM ET

    MOSCOW/ KIEV, June 26- German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin for the second time in two days on Thursday to discuss how to help resolve the crisis in eastern Ukraine, the Kremlin said.

  • *Britain set for defeat over Juncker as Dutch, Swedes switch. BRUSSELS, June 25- Britain's slender hopes of securing Italian support in its campaign to stop Jean-Claude Juncker becoming European Commission president crumbled on Wednesday when Germany offered Rome a gentler interpretation of EU budget rules.

  • BERLIN, June 25- German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that her coalition government agreed that countries should use the flexibility built into Europe's Stability and Growth Pact to promote growth, competitiveness and create jobs.