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  • *Russia eyes meat, milk imports from Latin America. MOSCOW/ ISTANBUL, Aug 8- Turkey and Latin American countries such as Brazil look likely to emerge as key winners from Russia's decision to ban most European Union and U.S. food imports in retaliation for Western sanctions over Moscow's role in Ukraine.

  • LONDON, Aug 8- OPEC trimmed its 2014 global oil demand growth forecast for a second consecutive month and said the group managed to increase output in July despite violence in Iraq and Libya, pointing to more comfortable global supplies.

  • Poland to complain to WTO over Russian embargo Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 6:23 AM ET

    WARSAW, Aug 8- Poland will file a complaint to the World Trade Organisation over the Russian ban on Polish exports of fruit and vegetables, Polish Agriculture Minister Marek Sawicki said.

  • KIEV, Aug 8- Ukraine expects that a decision on disbursement of a second $1.4 billion tranche of aid by the International Monetary Fund under a $17 billion loan programme will be adopted on Aug. 29, Central Bank chief Valeria Hontareva said on Friday.

  • *Rare earth firms down after China loses appeal at WTO. HONG KONG, Aug 8- China shares eked out slim gains in choppy trade on Friday, buoyed by better-than-expected Chinese export growth that helped offset concern about the cooling housing market, while Hong Kong pared its early morning losses.

  • UNITED NATIONS, Aug 7- The U.N. Security Council condemned on Thursday recent attacks by Islamic State militants in Iraq and called for international support for the country after the 15- member body held an emergency meeting on the situation.

  • BRASILIA, Aug 7- South America's Mercosur group is waiting for the European Union to take the next step toward a free trade agreement that has been in the works for nearly two decades, Brazilian Trade Minister Mauro Borges said on Thursday.

  • *NATO chief accuses Russia of "reckless" policy in Ukraine. KIEV, Aug 7- The head of NATO called on Russia to "step back from the brink" of war by pulling its troops back from the Ukrainian border and warned further intervention in Ukraine would bring it greater isolation in the world.

  • *NATO chief accuses Russia of "reckless" policy in Ukraine. KIEV, Aug 7- The head of NATO called on Russia to "step back from the brink" of war by pulling its troops back from the Ukrainian border and warned further intervention in Ukraine would bring it greater isolation in the world.

  • GENEVA, Aug 7- China lost an appeal at the World Trade Organization in a case brought by the United States, the European Union and Japan to challenge China's restrictions on exports of rare earths, according to a WTO Appellate Body ruling published on Thursday.

  • GENEVA, Aug 7- China lost an appeal at the World Trade Organization in a case brought by the United States, the European Union and Japan to challenge China's restrictions on exports of rare earths, according to a WTO Appellate Body ruling published on Thursday.

  • China's appeal fails to overturn WTO rare earths ruling Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 11:06 AM ET

    GENEVA, Aug 7- China has lost its appeal at the World Trade Organization in a case brought by the United States, the European Union and Japan to challenge China's restrictions on rare earths exports, according to a WTO Appellate Body ruling published on Thursday.

  • *Kiev suspends ceasefire near MH17 crash site. KIEV, Aug 7- NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk discussed possible Western alliance support for Ukraine's defensive strength on Thursday, while more of its troops were killed in fresh clashes with separatists.

  • Draghi says Ukraine crisis a risk to the euro zone Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 9:10 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, Aug 7- The crisis in Ukraine represents a risk to the euro zone economy, although the likely impact of European sanctions on Russia and retaliatory measures is uncertain, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said on Thursday.

  • BRUSSELS, Aug 7- European Union antitrust regulators will decide by Sept. 11 whether to clear British broadcaster BSkyB's planned $9 billion takeover of Rupert Murdoch's pay-TV companies in Germany and Italy, the European Commission said on Thursday.

  • *Russia ban is in retaliation for Western sanctions. MOSCOW, Aug 6- Russia has escalated an economic battle set off by the crisis in Ukraine with a ban on all food imports from the United States and on fruit and vegetables from the European Union, dropping any pretence these might be for food safety reasons.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 6- Exports of crude oil from U.S. shores jumped in June to the highest since the 1950 s, according to U.S. data, topping OPEC member Ecuador in supplying global markets and underscoring the dramatic shift in global flows.

  • *Western bank still expects robust Russia profits. MOSCOW, Aug 6- Russia will ban all imports of U.S. food products as well as fruit and vegetables from the European Union after President Vladimir Putin ordered retaliation for Western sanctions against Moscow, a state news agency reported on Wednesday.

  • *NATO says Moscow could use "humanitarian" pretext to invade. MOSCOW/ DONETSK, Ukraine, Aug 6- Russia will ban all imports of food from the United States and all fruit and vegetables from Europe, the state news agency reported on Wednesday, a sweeping response to Western sanctions imposed over its support for rebels in Ukraine.

  • MOSCOW/ DONETSK, Ukraine, Aug 6- Russia has massed around 20,000 combat-ready troops on Ukraine's border and could use the pretext of a humanitarian mission to invade, NATO said on Wednesday, its starkest warning yet that Moscow could soon mount a ground assault against its neighbor.