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  • EU leaders order tougher sanctions against Russia Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— European Union leaders have ordered tougher sanctions against Russia because of its actions in Ukraine, asking the asked the European Investment Bank to sign no new financing agreements with Moscow.

  • CORRECTED-FACTBOX-Names in the frame for top EU jobs Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 9:21 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, July 16- European Union leaders meet on Wednesday to discuss candidates for several top jobs in the 28- member union after the election of former Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the executive European Commission.

  • *EU set to step up sanctions vs Russia over Ukraine. The 28 leaders were also set to step up sanctions against Moscow over separatist violence in eastern Ukraine, according to a draft statement seen by Reuters.

  • FACTBOX-Names in the frame for top EU jobs Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 6:44 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, July 16- European Union leaders meet on Wednesday to discuss candidates for several top jobs in the 28- member union after the election of former Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the executive European Commission.

  • LONDON, July 16- Britain's leading fraud prosecutor is evaluating material alleging UK aid might have been channelled to companies linked to James Ibori, a jailed Nigerian former oil state governor, a top government lawyer said on Wednesday.

  • BRUSSELS, July 16- European Union leaders meet on Wednesday to pick the bloc's new foreign policy chief after choosing Jean-Claude Juncker to head the executive European Commission, but it may take some weeks before other top EU jobs are finally carved up.

  • BRUSSELS, July 16- European Union leaders meet on Wednesday to pick the bloc's new foreign policy chief after choosing Jean-Claude Juncker to head the executive European Commission, but it may take some weeks before other top EU jobs are finally carved up.

  • STRASBOURG, France, July 15- Jean-Claude Juncker won a wide endorsement from the European Parliament on Tuesday to be the next head of the executive European Commission after setting out a "grand coalition" investment programme to help revive Europe's economy.

  • UK lawmakers debate emergency data-retention law Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 11:51 AM ET

    A series of government and opposition legislators spoke in the House of Commons to condemn the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill, which requires phone and Internet companies to store call and search records for a year.

  • UK PM promotes women, new faces in cabinet shakeup Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 4:34 AM ET

    LONDON— Britain's government became younger, more female and more Euroskeptic Tuesday as Prime Minister David Cameron shook up his top team ahead of an election next year. In the biggest Cabinet shuffle since Britain's coalition government took office in 2010, Cameron moved Philip Hammond from defense to foreign secretary.

  • Witty dealmaker Juncker to be EU's new CEO Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 2:39 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— The incoming leader of Europe's most powerful bureaucracy is a master of the backroom deal— and an outspoken and witty career politician who once advocated the right to lie in times of crisis.

  • LONDON, July 11- Britain's biggest privatisation in years was blighted by a fear of failure and poor advice from state-appointed banks, a committee of lawmakers said on Friday following an inquiry into the 2 billion pound sale of Royal Mail.

  • US given heads up about newspaper data destruction Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 4:01 AM ET

    The White House had publicly distanced itself on whether it would do the same to an American news organization. After news of the Guardian incident broke the following month, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said it would be "very difficult to imagine a scenario in which that would be appropriate."

  • LONDON, July 11- Britain's biggest privatization in years was blighted by a fear of failure and poor advice from state-appointed banks, a committee of lawmakers said on Friday following an inquiry into the 2 billion pound sale of Royal Mail.

  • UK govt seeks data retention law after EU verdict Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 5:04 AM ET

    LONDON— Concerned after a European court ruled in favor of citizens' right to privacy, Britain's prime minister pledged Thursday to rush through emergency measures to force phone and Internet companies to store call and search records for a year.

  • *Announces investments in Britain by Indian companies. MUMBAI, July 7- Britain's finance minister George Osborne praised India's new prime minister Narendra Modi on Monday for helping create a quick turnaround in investor sentiment, during a two-day trip aimed at opening up opportunities in defense and infrastructure.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • LONDON, July 4- British Prime Minister David Cameron's former media chief Andy Coulson was jailed for 18 months on Friday for being complicit in industrial scale phone-hacking by journalists at the Rupert Murdoch tabloid he edited. Three other senior journalists from the paper Greg Miskiw, Neville Thurlbeck and James Weatherup, were also sentenced on Friday.

  • LONDON, July 4- British Prime Minister David Cameron's former media chief Andy Coulson was jailed for 18 months on Friday for being complicit in industrial scale phone-hacking by journalists at the Rupert Murdoch tabloid he edited.