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  • LONDON, March 29- Prime Minister Theresa May will file formal Brexit divorce papers on Wednesday, pitching the United Kingdom into the unknown and triggering years of uncertain negotiations that will test the endurance of the European Union. Nine months after Britons voted to leave, May will notify EU Council President Donald Tusk in a letter that the UK really...

  • PARIS— The mayors of Paris, London and Seoul are creating a system to grade vehicles based on their emissions in real-life conditions, after growing uncertainty about automakers' efforts to skirt rules intended to limit pollutants. Meeting Wednesday in Paris, they said the idea is to provide transparency so consumers know how much a car pollutes and push for...

  • LONDON, March 29- Gold edged higher on Wednesday as uncertainty about Brexit talks, French elections and U.S. "The general picture is still positive with dips seen as buying opportunities," said Carsten Fritsch, analyst at Commerzbank in Frankfurt. Prime Minister Theresa May will file formal Brexit divorce papers on Wednesday, pitching the United Kingdom into...

  • LONDON, March 29- Prime Minister Theresa May will file formal Brexit divorce papers on Wednesday, pitching the United Kingdom into the unknown and triggering years of uncertain negotiations that will test the endurance of the European Union. Nine months after Britons voted to leave, May will notify EU Council President Donald Tusk in a letter that the UK really...

  • BRUSSELS— The European Union has expressed regret about President Donald Trump's decision to undo U.S. policies for fighting global warming and is wondering how he will live up to Washington's international climate commitments. EU Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Canete said in a statement Wednesday that "we regret the U.S. is rolling back the main pillar of...

  • BAD VILBEL, Germany, March 29- The head of German drugmaker Stada, whose company is at the center of a takeover battle, confirmed he had been the victim of wiretapping last year. "I have no reason to assume that any confidential business information went into the wrong hands," Chief Executive Matthias Wiedenfels told a news conference on Wednesday after the group...

  • BEIJING— China's government says it will stick to its promises to curb carbon emissions after President Donald Trump eased U.S. restrictions on fossil fuel use that were meant to control global warming. A foreign ministry spokesman, Lu Kang, said Wednesday that curbing climate change is a "challenge faced by all mankind" and said Beijing was committed to...

  • March 28- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved Roche Holding AG's multiple sclerosis drug Ocrevus, putting the potential blockbuster drug back on track after a delay caused by regulators' concerns over manufacturing issues. Roche said Ocrevus will be available to people in the United States within two weeks. The drug's entry into the U.S....

  • LONDON, March 29- Prime Minister Theresa May will file formal Brexit divorce papers on Wednesday, pitching the United Kingdom into the unknown and triggering years of uncertain negotiations that will test the endurance of the European Union. Nine months after Britons voted to leave, May will notify EU Council President Donald Tusk in a letter that the UK really...

  • BERLIN— European regulators blocked the proposed merger of Germany's Deutsche Boerse and the London Stock Exchange on Wednesday, saying it would effectively have created a European monopoly in clearing bonds. They shot down the pair's third attempt at a merger, which would have united the stock exchanges of Germany, Britain and Italy as well as several of the...

  • BRUSSELS— European Union regulators block proposed merger of Deutsche Boerse and London Stock Exchange.

  • BEIJING, March 29- China is still committed to the Paris climate change accord agreed in 2015, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday, after U.S. Trump's main target is former president Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan, which required states to slash carbon emissions from power plants- a key factor in the United States' ability to meet its commitments under the...

  • LONDON, March 29- Prime Minister Theresa May will file formal Brexit divorce papers on Wednesday, pitching the United Kingdom into the unknown and triggering years of uncertain negotiations that will test the endurance of the European Union. Nine months after Britons voted to leave, May will notify EU Council President Donald Tusk in a letter that the UK really...

  • LONDON, March 29- European shares rose on Wednesday, following Wall Street's late surge, while sterling was the biggest loser on major currency markets ahead of the formal triggering of Britain's exit process from the European Union later in the day. Prime Minister Theresa May will notify EU Council President Donald Tusk in a letter that Britain really is...

  • *SBM's Monaco state backers keen on Japan- Galaxy president. TOKYO, March 29- Macau casino operator Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd on Wednesday said it has partnered Societe des Bains de Mer, hoping the Monaco peer will help it trump rivals to win a license in Japan's nascent gambling market. "All of the entities of Monaco and the principality... are very enthusiastic...

  • *SBM's Monaco state backers keen on Japan- Galaxy president. TOKYO, March 29- Macau casino operator Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd on Wednesday said it has partnered Societe des Bains de Mer, hoping the Monaco peer will help it trump rivals to win a license in Japan's nascent gambling market. "All of the entities of Monaco and the principality... are very enthusiastic...

  • Germany's Foreign Ministry says Britain will remain a "close partner and friend" despite the decision to leave the European Union, but that "being a close friend is not the same as being part of the family." The ministry said Wednesday that EU negotiations with Britain will initially be about exiting the bloc, and then, "on this basis the new relationship between...

  • LONDON, March 29- Lloyd's of London, the world's largest speciality insurance market, has picked Brussels for its planned European Union subsidiary, The Insurance Insider reported late on Tuesday. Lloyd's has been one of London's financial services firms most vocal about the need for a European Union subsidiary if Britain has no access to the single market...

  • LONDON, March 29- Prime Minister Theresa May will file formal Brexit divorce papers on Wednesday, pitching the United Kingdom into the unknown and triggering years of uncertain negotiations that will test the endurance of the European Union. Nine months after Britons voted to leave, May will notify EU Council President Donald Tusk in a letter that the UK really...

  • BARI/ MILAN, March 28- Italian police broke up a protest by environmentalists trying to 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...