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  • 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.

  • Merkel ally criticises French over Alstom deal Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 4:32 AM ET

    BERLIN, June 23- A conservative ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel accused France on Monday of showing "ice-cold" national interests in choosing GE over Siemens for an alliance with Alstom, and also questioned whether Paris had the fiscal leeway to buy a large stake in the French firm.

  • Merkel ally criticizes French over Alstom deal Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 4:32 AM ET

    BERLIN, June 23- A conservative ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel accused France on Monday of showing "ice-cold" national interests in choosing GE over Siemens for an alliance with Alstom, and also questioned whether Paris had the fiscal leeway to buy a large stake in the French firm.

  • PARIS, June 23- Observing the build-up to this week's European Union summit, which is due to nominate the next president of the executive European Commission and draw up a policy agenda for the next five years, is like watching a slow-motion train wreck.

  • BERLIN, June 19- German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble warned on Thursday in the clearest terms yet about the risks of loose monetary policy for Europe's largest economy, saying low interest rates were already spawning "dangerous" rises in domestic property prices.

  • BRUSSELS, June 19- European Union countries need stricter controls to protect citizens from spying, a top data protection official said on Thursday, a warning that may rekindle a debate about snooping before an EU summit next week.

  • *EU Commission says EU food safety laws will not change. BRUSSELS, June 17- A planned EU/U. But after a year of talks on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, agriculture is emerging as one of the most difficult areas.

  • *More budget leeway key for Italy's support for Juncker. BRUSSELS/ ROME June 17- The European Union, supported by Germany, is working to meet an Italian demand to shift focus from austerity towards growth, in a deal that could help cement Jean-Claude Juncker as the next European Commission president.

  • *More budget leeway key for Italy's support for Juncker. *Germany supports Italy's push for more room for budget manoeuvre.