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  • SYDNEY/ PARIS, March 27- U.S. soybeans edged lower on Monday, hovering close to a five-month low amid ample global supplies of the oilseed and strong South American production. The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade fell 0.3 percent to $9.73 a bushel after hitting $9.72-1/ 4 a bushel, a five-month low already hit on Friday.

  • BERLIN— The Latest on migration issues in Europe:. A Syrian refugee in Germany won't pursue further legal action against Facebook after a court rejected his call for an injunction forcing the company to seek and delete posts falsely linking him to crimes committed by migrants. He added that the legal proceedings were "dangerous for my families in Syria and in...

  • *Europe's biggest economy set for solid growth. *Graphic: Germany on the rise http://bit.ly/2o051gr. BERLIN, March 27- German business morale hit its highest level in nearly six years in March, suggesting company executives in Europe's largest economy are brushing off concerns about the threat of rising protectionism and Germany's own election issues.

  • BRUSSELS— The European Union approved the proposed merger of Dow Chemical and DuPont on Monday, declaring itself satisfied with commitments the companies have made to divest businesses. Both plan to join in a $62 billion deal and then break apart into three separate, publicly traded companies. Part of Dow's petrochemical business also will be sold—...

  • BERLIN— A Syrian refugee in Germany won't pursue further legal action against Facebook after a court rejected his call for an injunction forcing the company to seek and delete posts falsely linking him to crimes committed by migrants. He added that the legal proceedings were "dangerous for my families in Syria and in Germany." These started appearing in...

  • FRANKFURT, Germany— A top banking supervisor says that British banks must put down solid roots if they want European banking licenses to keep access after the UK leaves the European Union. "Banks that have their EU base in London— which includes British banks but also non-European ones— could lose access to the other 27 EU countries if Britain opts to break away...

  • *Europe's biggest economy set for solid growth. BERLIN, March 27- German business morale hit its highest level in nearly six years in March, suggesting company executives in Europe's largest economy are brushing off concerns about the threat of rising protectionism and Germany's own election issues. The surprisingly strong business climate index, published...

  • BERLIN— A closely watched survey shows that business confidence in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, has unexpectedly risen to a six-year high. The Ifo institute said Monday that its monthly confidence index rose to 112.3 points in March from 111.1 last month. The Ifo institute, which surveys some 7,000 companies for its monthly index, said the survey hit its...

  • BERLIN, March 27- German business morale brightened unexpectedly in March, a survey showed on Monday, suggesting company executives in Europe's largest economy are brushing off concerns about the threat of rising protectionism. The Munich- based Ifo economic institute said its business climate index, based on a monthly survey of some 7,000 firms, rose to 112.3...

  • BRUSSELS— The European Union's presidency says people's privacy must be protected following British calls for police access to encrypted messages in case of attacks. Maltese Interior Minister Carmelo Abela said Monday "there is a fine line here. London attacker Khalid Masood sent a WhatsApp message that can't be accessed because it was encrypted.

  • PARIS— French Guiana faced a nationwide strike Monday over crime and economic difficulties, amid protests that have paralyzed the French territory in South America, halted flights and a rocket launch and prompted a U.S. travel warning. The unrest is a reminder of the deep economic, social and racial divides between France's mainland and former colonies from...

  • MADRID- Chicago Fed President Charles Evans and ECB Chief Economist Peter Praet speaks in Madrid- 1300 GMT. DALLAS, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in moderated question-and-answer session before the Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations 1700 GMT. ONTARIO- Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz will attend...

  • MADRID- Chicago Fed President Charles Evans and ECB Chief Economist Peter Praet speaks in Madrid- 1300 GMT. DALLAS, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in moderated question-and-answer session before the Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations 1700 GMT. ONTARIO- Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz will attend...

  • WASHINGTON— Ivanka Trump is planning a trip to Germany to attend a summit on the economic empowerment of women, a senior administration official said Sunday. The first daughter was invited by German Chancellor Angela Merkel during Merkel's recent White House visit, said the official, who was not authorized to discuss details of the trip by name and requested...

  • Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, lead candidate of the German Christian Democrats (CDU), reacts after initial elections results gave the SPD a second place finish behind the CDU in Saarland state elections.

    Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives won a regional election in the western state of Saarland, in a blow to the rival Social Democrats.

  • PARIS— French voters just won't tolerate corruption in politics anymore— that appears to be the message from the swift downfall of the country's powerful security minister. Five years ago, Hollande campaigned on the promise to make the French Republic "exemplary." The case comes as France's electoral campaign is being affected by a string of corruption...

  • PARIS— Police in Monaco say robbers have carried out an armed heist at a luxurious Cartier jewelry shop in Monte Carlo and one of the suspects has been captured. The Monegasque police authority said three individuals carrying at least one firearm targeted the shop Saturday afternoon near the famed casino square in the French principality.

  • LAS VEGAS— When the Monte Carlo casino closes its eight-table poker room in about a month as part of a $450 million overhaul, the Las Vegas Strip will be down nearly a quarter of the tables it had a decade ago. And unlike the boom years when they competed for card fans after everyman Chris Moneymaker won the World Series of Poker's main event in 2003, poker's appeal in...

  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

    After mixed signals sparked concern, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will attend a NATO meeting at the end of March, NBC News reports.

  • BERLIN— The European Union's transport commissioner is calling for a continentwide car toll system that would enable motorists to use all European roads without having to stop at borders. Many countries in the 28- nation EU have highway toll systems, but they are separate and work in different ways. Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc told Germany's Welt am...