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  • Trump will attend a G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7 and 8, the White House says after Trump spoke by phone to German Chancellor Angela Merkel. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate will have a final vote on April 7 on Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, even as more Democrats oppose his confirmation.

  • The top Republican in Congress stands by Devin Nunes, a Trump ally who heads the House of Representatives intelligence committee and is under fire for his handling of an investigation into possible Russian ties to the president's election campaign. Trump will attend a G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7 and 8, the White House said after Trump spoke by phone...

  • *Praet's ex-counselor replaced in Brussels top job. FRANKFURT, March 28- The European Central Bank has replaced the head of its Brussels office and annulled four more appointments after staff complaints about unlawful hirings and promotions, internal documents seen by Reuters show. Under the staff changes, Stephane Rottier, a former counselor to chief...

  • BARI/ MILAN, March 28- Italian police broke up a protest by environmentalists trying prevent the removal of a grove of olive trees dating back centuries standing in the way of a $40 billion pipeline to bring Asian gas to Europe. The trees, including some more than 100 years old, are in the path of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline, the final stage of the so-called southern...

  • The top Republican in Congress stands by Devin Nunes, the head of the House of Representatives intelligence committee, who is under fire for his handling of an investigation into possible Russian ties to Trump's election campaign. Trump will attend a G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7 and 8, the White House said after Trump spoke by phone to German...

  • BRUSSELS, March 28- A joint bid by German cement producers HeidelbergCement and Schwenk for Cemex's Croatian business faces a European Union veto, two sources said on Tuesday. There is still a chance that European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager may be convinced by the concession, the people said. HeidelbergCement and Schwenk want to buy Cemex...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— U.S. regulators have approved the first powerful, injected medicine to treat serious cases of the skin condition eczema. The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved Dupixent for moderate or severe eczema, which causes red, fiercely itchy rashes on the face, arms and legs. Dupixent will have an initial list price of $37,000 per year, according...

  • *Concerns rivals could buy shares if Qatar sells. LONDON/ FRANKFURT, March 28- A merger of Hapag-Lloyd and United Arab Shipping Company has hit a snag, with the German shipping line and some banks seeking assurances that UASC's top shareholder Qatar remain committed to the deal for the long term, sources say. Two finance sources, who declined to be identified citing...

  • LONDON, March 28- Currency traders showed little sign of heightened nerves on Tuesday ahead of Britain's formal launch of negotiations on leaving the European Union. British Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon Treaty with a formal notification of Britain's intent to leave the bloc on Wednesday, kicking off a two-year period...

  • LITOVEL, Czech Republic— As vinyl records make a global comeback, so do turntables. The biggest maker of quality turntables, a company in the Czech Republic called SEV Litovel, has increased its production fourfold between 2009 and 2016, when it made 124,825 units. Some 400 employees— a workforce that has doubled in size in the last five years— make a number of types...

  • PARIS— Paris and London, traditional rivals when it comes to attracting tourists and industry, have signed a business agreement to cooperate in attracting visitors and companies. The two cities, which are linked by rail, have seen their rivalry intensify recently as Paris hopes to welcome finance jobs that are expected to leave London because of Brexit.

  • Britain is set to trigger the start of negotiations on Wednesday. EU officials have insisted the divorce terms must be settled before talks on a new relationship with Britain can begin, while London had hoped the two things could be done simultaneously. From now on, Weber said, the parliament would be looking out for the 27 EU nations and its 440 citizens first and...

  • LONDON, March 28- Banks are treading carefully, enacting two-stage contingency plans, to avoid losing nervous London- based staff as they work out how many jobs will have to move to continental Europe as Britain exits the European Union. British Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger formal EU divorce proceedings on Wednesday, launching two years of...

  • BRUSSELS— The European Union's antitrust chief said Tuesday that the bloc's executive Commission has approved Danish government subsidies for a large proposed offshore windfarm in the Danish section of the Baltic Sea. EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager said the aid for the Kriegers Flak windfarm was in line with European Union guidelines...

  • *ECJ upholds EU sanctions vs Russia over Ukraine crisis. LUXEMBOURG, March 28- Europe's top court on Tuesday upheld European Union sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine conflict, including on its largest oil group Rosneft, in a ruling that asserts the court's jurisdiction over the bloc's foreign policy. The EU slapped sanctions on Russia after it annexed Crimea...

  • BERLIN— Leftist protesters are claiming responsibility for torching a half dozen police transport vehicles in Hamburg ahead of this year's G-20 summit in Germany. In a message on a leftist forum online, an anonymous poster wrote the attack was meant to "heat up the days before the summit," the dpa news agency reported Tuesday. The G-20 summit is planned for July 7...

  • LONDON, March 28- Sterling traded within a tight range on Tuesday, outperforming other major peers against the dollar, apparently disregarding Britain's looming formal launch of negotiations on leaving the European Union. British Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger Article 50 of the EU constitution with a formal notification of Britain's intent to...

  • LONDON, March 28- Sterling traded within a tight range on Tuesday, outperforming other major peers against the dollar, apparently disregarding Britain's looming formal launch of negotiations on leaving the European Union. British Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger Article 50 of the EU constitution with a formal notification of Britain's intent to...

  • LUXEMBOURG, March 28- Europe's top court on Tuesday upheld European Union sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine conflict, including on its largest oil group Rosneft, in a ruling that asserts the court's jurisdiction over the bloc's foreign policy. The EU slapped sanctions on Russia after it annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 and stepped them up as Moscow went on...

  • BRUSSELS— The European Union's top court has ruled that the bloc's economic sanctions on Russian companies over the crisis in Ukraine are valid. Rosneft wants to annul a decision by EU leaders in July 2014 to restrict certain financial transactions and sensitive exports imposed after Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula. The Luxembourg- based ECJ...