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  • SYDNEY, Jan 19- The euro flirted with 11- year lows early on Monday as investors braced for the European Central Bank to take its boldest steps yet to combat deflation and revive the euro zone economy. The common currency last traded at $1.1561, not far from a trough of $1.14595 hit on Friday. "There will no doubt be a lot of wire traffic after Thursday's meeting about...

  • BERLIN/ FRANKFURT, Jan 16- German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with European Central Bank President Mario Draghi on Wednesday, a government spokesman said, ahead of a key ECB meeting at which the bank is poised to announce a scheme to print fresh money to buy state bonds. Launching the scheme, however, faces political obstacles such as opposition from Germany's...

  • BERLIN, Jan 16- German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with European Central Bank President Mario Draghi on Wednesday ahead of a rate-setting meeting next week at which the bank is widely expected to announce a quantitative easing programme, a government spokesman said. Both Merkel and Draghi appeared on Wednesday at a conference in Berlin hosted by German...

  • BERLIN, Jan 15- The German government is considering increasing public investment from next year following news that it reached its goal to balance the federal budget a year ahead of schedule, coalition sources said on Thursday. In November, amid pressure from European partners like France and Italy, Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble announced plans to...

  • EU may flirt with Moscow, not yet set to yield Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 9:42 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, Jan 15- The European Union's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has set out ways to tempt Russia into defusing the Ukraine crisis but the divided bloc is unlikely to ease sanctions or thaw chilly relations with Moscow any time soon. In a paper to be put to EU foreign ministers on Monday as they prepare a leaders' summit in March that will review...

  • BERLIN, Jan 14- Conflicting views between EU and German courts on whether the European Central Bank's 2012 bond-buying program broke EU law might mean Germany leaving the euro zone, the eurosceptic Alternative for Germany party said on Wednesday. AfD leader Bernd Lucke said that if the ECJ followed the adviser's opinion- which is usually what happens- it would...

  • LUXEMBOURG, Jan 14- The European Central Bank won crucial backing on Wednesday for its pledge to do whatever it takes to support the euro when a top EU legal adviser removed a hurdle to the bank's plans to buy government bonds to bolster the euro zone economy. Pedro Cruz Villalon, advocate general to the European Court of Justice, said a 2012 ECB bond-buying...

  • LONDON, Jan 13- Germany boasted on Tuesday it had balanced its budget for the first time since 1969 and pressed euro zone partners to follow its austere example rather than try to stimulate their stagnant economies with borrowing or central bank money-printing. Berlin had been aiming to achieve the so-called "schwarze Null" in 2015, but strong tax revenues and...

  • *Germany achieves "schwarze Null" a year ahead of schedule. BERLIN, Jan 13- Germany has balanced the federal budget for the first time in almost half a century, helped by strong tax revenues and rock-bottom interest rates, but the extra leeway is unlikely to translate into spending that could boost weak euro zone growth. It was the first time since 1969 that Germany...

  • *Kiev military report regular deaths of soldiers. BERLIN/ KIEV, Jan 13- Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France have scrapped plans for a summit this week on the conflict in Ukraine because of a lack of progress in implementing a four-month-old ceasefire agreement. The separatists and government forces blame each other for regular violations of the ceasefire which...

  • BERLIN, Jan 13- Germany has balanced the federal budget for the first time in almost half a century, helped by robust tax revenues and rock-bottom interest rates, the finance ministry said on Tuesday. It was the first time since 1969 that Germany achieved the feat and is a boon for Chancellor Angela Merkel's government, which wrote the goal into a coalition...

  • BERLIN/ MOSCOW, Jan 13- Germany, Russia, Ukraine and France have decided not to hold a summit on the conflict in Ukraine on Thursday because of a lack of progress in implementing a four-month-old ceasefire agreement. Lavrov said there would be another meeting of the so-called Contact Group- Russia, Ukraine, Europe's OSCE security watchdog and pro-Russian rebels-...

  • MOSCOW, Jan 12- The European Union will consider lifting sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis only if there is "real progress" in implementing a four-month-old ceasefire deal, Latvia's foreign minister said on Monday. Kiev and Moscow blame each other for the failure to implement the Minsk agreement in a conflict in which more than 4,700 people have been...

  • France declares 'war' on Islamic extremism Saturday, 10 Jan 2015 | 5:57 PM ET
    An American holds a sign as people gather for a vigil outside the Consulate General of France to pay tribute to the victims of an attack on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, in San Francisco.

    Prime Minister Manuel Valls declared that France was at war with radical Islam after harrowing terrorist attacks.

  • *Ukraine facing $15 billion funding gap, economists say. RIGA/ BERLIN, Jan 8- The European Union proposed on Thursday offering an additional 1.8 billion euros to help save Ukraine from bankruptcy as Kiev assured Germany it had credible plans to modernise. "Europe stands united behind Ukraine," Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told a news conference in...

  • BERLIN, Jan 8- German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that Europe could not consider lifting sanctions against Russia until all elements of a 12- point peace agreement signed in September between Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels were fully implemented. And she placed a high bar for easing a second round of punitive EU measures tied to Russia's...

  • BERLIN, Jan 8- German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that EU sanctions against Russia tied to its intervention in eastern Ukraine could only be lifted if there was full implementation of the Minsk agreement signed between Kiev and pro-Russian rebels back in September. Speaking at a news conference in Berlin with visiting Ukraine Prime Minister...

  • *Europe, Asia stocks up after U.S. snaps 5- day losing streak. LONDON, Jan 8- The dollar hit a nine-year high and stocks worldwide headed for their first back-to-back rise of the year on Thursday, encouraged by expectations for a U.S. rate increase and new stimulus this month from the European Central Bank. Europe's stock markets also advanced: London's FTSE rose 1.9...

  • *Europe, Asia stocks up after U.S. snaps 5- day losing streak. LONDON, Jan 8- The dollar hit a new 9- year high and stocks worldwide headed for their first back-to-back rise of the year on Thursday, as a confident sounding Federal Reserve added to hopes of aggressive new stimulus this month from the European Central Bank. Europe's stock markets also opened strongly...

  • BERLIN, Jan 8- Ukraine's prime minister blamed Russian intelligence on Thursday for a hacker attack aginst German government websites, for which a pro-Russian group claimed responsibility. The attack on Wednesday took place before Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk was due to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. "I strongly recommend that the Russian...