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  • 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.

  • BRUSSELS/ 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 neighbour.

  • OTTAWA, Aug 5- Canada and the European Union have finalized the text of a proposed free trade deal after months of disagreements, but implementation is still about two years away, Canadian officials said on Tuesday. The deal would make Canada the world's only major economy with preferential access to the world's two largest economies, the EU and the United States.

  • OTTAWA, Aug 5- Negotiators for Canada and the European Union have finalized the text of a proposed free trade deal after months of disagreements, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. The source said the draft text of the treaty would now be sent to Canada's 10 provinces and the EU's 28 member states for their comments.

  • MOSCOW, Aug 5- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday that Moscow should discuss possible retaliatory measures after the European Union imposed sanctions on a low-cost Russian airline over the Ukraine crisis, RIA news agency said.

  • NEW DELHI, Aug 5- India is confident that it will be able to persuade members of the 160- strong World Trade Organization to understand its concerns over food security which derailed a global trade deal last week, the country's trade minister said.

  • *India blocked WTO treaty on simplifying global customs rules. *India is largely excluded from a rush to negotiate in smaller groups. GENEVA, Aug 4- India has dealt a potentially fatal blow to the World Trade Organization's hopes of modernising the rules of global commerce and remaining the central forum for multilateral trade deals.

  • *Sanctions restrict Sberbank's access to EU capital markets. MOSCOW, Aug 1- Russia's top lender, Sberbank, faces rising borrowing costs and a squeeze on its margins after being included in the latest European Union sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.

  • *Comment comes after India derails global trade talks over food security objections. NEW DELHI/ GENEVA, Aug 1- India is willing to sign a global trade deal, which it has torpedoed, if other World Trade Organization members can agree to its parallel demand for concessions on stockpiling food, senior officials in New Delhi said on Friday.

  • MOSCOW, Aug 1- Officials from Russia, Ukraine and the European Union will discuss gas supplies on Sept. 12, the Interfax news agency quoted Russia's EU envoy, Vladimir Chizhov, as saying on Friday, but EU authorities said they knew nothing about the meeting.

  • MOSCOW, Aug 1- Ministers from Russia, Ukraine and the European Union will meet to discuss gas provision on Sept. 12, Interfax news agency quoted Russia's EU envoy, Vladimir Chizhov, as saying on Friday.

  • *India derails global trade talks over food security objections. Secretary of State John Kerry told Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday that India's refusal to sign a global trade deal sent the wrong signal, and he urged New Delhi to work to resolve the row as soon as possible.

  • *India derails global trade talks over food security objections. *Bloc of member states could exclude India and forge ahead.

  • SYDNEY/ GENEVA Aug 1- Several member states of the World Trade Organization voiced frustration after India's demands for concessions on agricultural stockpiling led to the collapse of the first major global trade reform pact in two decades.