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*The UK is a great place to do business, says Starbucks EMEA boss. LONDON, April 16- Starbucks Corp will move its European headquarters to London from the Netherlands this year and pay more tax in the UK as a result, the company said on Wednesday.
LONDON— Prime Minister David Cameron's former communications chief said under oath Tuesday that he was never involved in phone hacking when he was the editor of a Rupert Murdoch- owned tabloid, though he acknowledged he hadn't known at the time that the practice was illegal.
LONDON— Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson took the stand at Britain's phone hacking trial Monday, saying his affair with fellow executive Rebekah Brooks was wrong but didn't lead him to share work secrets with her.
LONDON, April 14- British Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday called on Russia to unequivocally condemn the occupation of government buildings in eastern Ukraine.
*Would bolster Britain's economic recovery. LONDON, April 14- Britain's recovery from its deepest recession in decades looks set to pass a milestone this week when a six-year run of declining living standards is expected to show a turnaround.
*Biggest increases from Britain, UAE. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, which is considering changing its definition of what constitutes aid, said states in the Paris- based club doled out $134.8 billion last year.
*EU, China seek to put aside trade tensions. BRUSSELS, March 31- Chinese President Xi Jinping won a promise from the European Union on Monday to consider a multi-billion-dollar free-trade deal with his country, a long-held goal for Beijing which divides Europe. Both China and the EU have something to gain from increased trade.
*Daily turnover of yuan in London around $15.6 bln. LONDON, March 26- Britain and China will sign an agreement next week to set up the first clearing service for renminbi trading outside Asia, putting London in a prime position to offer yuan trade business in Europe.
*Russia says wants to engage with West. THE HAGUE/ MOSCOW, March 25- Russia and the West sought to draw a provisional line under the Ukraine crisis on Tuesday after major industrialised nations warned Moscow of tougher economic sanctions if it goes beyond the seizure of Crimea.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 21- Turkey's abrupt ban on Twitter Inc stirred concerns on Friday that the country may pull the plug on other social media and Internet services as it grapples with internal turmoil. Some people within Google feared an imminent blackout in the wake of Twitter's ban, the Journal cited the people as saying.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 21 (Reuters)- Twitter Inc said on Friday it hopes access to its social media service in Turkey will be restored soon, a day after it was blocked by the country's government. Analysts and observers said they were not immediately concerned that the ban in Turkey could embolden other governments to follow suit and clamp down on Twitter.
*EU leaders meet on Russia, Ukraine and energy issues. *Leaders may add up to 12 names to Russia travel-ban, asset-freeze list.
Federal Reserve policy decision than the continuing military tensions between Ukraine and Russia. This shift in focus towards the Fed away from geopolitical concerns over Russia and Ukraine put a floor under stocks, which had opened lower following a strong start to the week.
LONDON, March 19- British finance minister George Osborne will announce a pre-election budget on Wednesday that is likely to offer some tax relief to voters but will stick closely to his tough decade-long plan to fix the public finances.
MOSCOW/ KIEV, March 18- Defying Ukrainian protests and Western sanctions, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty in Moscow on Tuesday making Crimea part of Russia again but said he did not plan to seize any other regions of Ukraine.
Osborne looks determined to stick to his message that Britain is only half-way through the belt-tightening plan he launched in 2010 to fix Britain's still wide budget deficit.
SEVASTOPOL/ KIEV, March 10- A pro-Russian force opened fire in seizing a Ukrainian military base in Crimea on Monday and NATO announced reconnaissance flights along its eastern frontiers as confrontation around the Black Sea peninsula showed no sign of easing.
U.K. prime minister, David Cameron, says should it go forward, the Crimean referendum would be viewed as illegal and that there would be consequences for Russia if it continued to intervene.
Germany will be represented, however, perhaps reflecting its delicate position due to deep economic and energy ties with Russia. German Economy Minister and Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel travelled to Moscow for talks with his Russian counterpart and Putin on Thursday.
WASHINGTON, March 6- China agrees with the United States that the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine must be respected in its dispute with Russia, the White House said in statement on Wednesday after top-level contacts between the two countries.