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LONDON, June 24- Rebekah Brooks, the former boss of Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper arm, was acquitted on Tuesday of orchestrating a campaign to hack into phones and bribe officials in the hunt for exclusive news.
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.
DUNDEE, Scotland, June 22- Gordon Brown, once ranked Britain's most unpopular prime minister in half a century, may yet emerge as the man who convinces Scots to reject independence. But in the industrial towns of Scotland where the fate of the United Kingdom will be set by 1 million as yet undecided voters in a Sept. 18 referendum, few rival Brown's influence.
BRUSSELS, June 19- The hardline Islamist group that has seized parts of Syria and Iraq is probably training and directing foreign fighters to carry out attacks in Europe and elsewhere, the European Union's counter-terrorism coordinator said on Thursday.
LONDON, June 18- When Britain elects a new government in May next year, business faces a difficult choice: Conservatives who could pull the country out of the European Union, or Labour waving the threat of tougher regulation.
LONDON, June 17- Britain and China signed deals on Tuesday worth more than 14 billion pounds during a visit by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, with energy and finance dominating the trade agenda.
*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.
*China keen to put rights row behind it. LONDON, June 17- A $20 billion liquefied natural gas deal and a move to strengthen London's position in offshore yuan trading will crown a visit by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to Britain on Tuesday.
MOSCOW, June 17- Oil major BP will sign a deal worth around $20 billion later on Tuesday to supply China National Offshore Oil Corporation with liquefied natural gas, BP Chief Executive Bob Dudley said at a conference in Moscow.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will arrive in London on Monday evening for talks on billion-dollar trade deals.
*China warned Britain on eve not to lecture it on rights. Britain's relations with China took a nosedive in 2012 after Prime Minister David Cameron met the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader whom Beijing says is a separatist.
BERLIN, June 15- The Alternative for Germany failed to make as big a splash in European elections last month as its eurosceptic counterparts in France and Britain.
LONDON, June 13- China's ambassador warned the British government on Friday not to lecture his country on human rights if it wanted strong economic ties, days before Chinese Premier Li Keqiang was due to fly to Britain.
*Hollande says France still matters in EU. *Diplomats, ministers say Paris absent on key issues. That is precisely what French President Francois Hollande did at a meeting of European Union leaders last month after his Socialist party's humiliating defeat by the hard right National Front in European Parliament elections.
LONDON/ PARIS, June 11- Taxi drivers sowed traffic chaos in Europe's top cities on Wednesday by mounting one of the biggest protests ever against Uber, a U.S. car service whose smartphone app summons rides at the touch of a button.
LONDON/ PARIS, June 11- Taxi drivers sowed traffic chaos in Europe's top cities on Wednesday by mounting one of the biggest ever protests against Uber, a U.S. car service which allows people to summon rides at the touch of a button.
LONDON/ PARIS, June 11- Commuters in London, Berlin, Paris and Madrid faced a day of traffic chaos on Wednesday as taxi drivers mounted one of the biggest protests against the threat of Uber, a U.S. car service which allows people to summon rides at the touch of a button.
LONDON/ PARIS, June 11- Commuters faced a day of traffic chaos in London, Berlin, Paris and Madrid on Wednesday as taxi drivers mounted one of the biggest protests against Uber, a U.S. car service which allows people to summon rides at the touch of a button.
LONDON, June 6- IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde ruled herself out of the running for the job of European Commission president on Friday, saying she intended to complete her term in charge of the International Monetary Fund.