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  • COPENHAGEN, June 27- Shipping giant A.P. The attack came as computer servers across Europe and in India were hit by a major ransomware attack. The company handles around 25 percent of all containers shipped on the key Asia- Europe route.

  • *Cyber attack causes disruption in Russia and Ukraine. MOSCOW/ KIEV, June 27- A major ransomware attack on Tuesday hit computers at Russia's biggest oil company, the country's banks, Ukraine's international airport as well as global shipping firm A.P. Nobody can recover your files without our decryption service, "the message said, according to a screenshot posted...

  • AMSTERDAM, June 27- Seventeen shipping container terminals run by APM Terminals have been hacked, including two in Rotterdam and 15 in other parts of the world, Dutch broadcaster RTV Rijnmond reported on Wednesday. APM's website was difficult to reach and phones at its headquarters in The Hague and offices in Rotterdam went unanswered. A spokeswoman for the...

  • BASEL, June 27- Switzerland's Syngenta, the crop protection company acquired by ChemChina, has vowed to bulk up its seeds business and join the chase for assets rival Bayer must sell to gain regulatory approval for its takeover of Monsanto. "We are very interested in seed assets from remedies and beyond that," Chief Executive Erik Fyrwald told a news conference at...

  • BERLIN— Britain's Treasury chief told a German audience on Tuesday that his country wants to keep its economy "anchored" in the European mainstream as it leaves the European Union. Formal negotiations on Brexit started last week, with Britain's EU departure expected in March 2019. Britain's government has faced pressure to soften its Brexit stance after Prime...

  • PARIS— A new and highly virulent outbreak of data-scrambling software— apparently sown in Ukraine— caused disruption across the world Tuesday. Ukraine and Russia appeared hardest hit by the new strain of ransomware— malicious software that locks up computer files with all-but-unbreakable encryption and then demands a ransom for its release.

  • *Diesel forum to hold first meeting on Aug. 2. BERLIN, June 27- Germany will discuss a national plan to cut pollution from diesel engines and set up a new organisation to test vehicles to try to restore consumer confidence after Volkswagen's emissions scandal, ministers said on Tuesday. "We want emissions to fall across Germany," Transport Minister Alexander...

  • *New institute to involve consumer organisations, NGOs. BERLIN, June 27- Germany will set up a new organisation to test vehicle emissions to try to restore consumer confidence after Volkswagen's emissions scandal revealed an industry-wide pollution problem, the transport ministry said on Tuesday. Since Volkswagen admitted to cheating U.S. diesel emissions...

  • BRUSSELS— As the European Union fines Google for abusing its dominance in online searches, here is a look back at the key dates in the bloc's legal tussle with the technology company. November 2010- The EU opens formal inquiry into whether Google manipulates search results in a way that favors its own business. May 2014- In a separate case, the European Court of...

  • BRUSSELS, June 27- More EU integration is a "foregone conclusion", and France and Germany will take the lead on post-Brexit reforms starting this year, the European Union's second-in-command said, adding that he hoped the east-west split in the bloc would heal. But election victories for Emmanuel Macron in France and the pro-EU incumbent in the Netherlands have...

  • COPENHAGEN/ FRANKFURT, June 27- Wind farm operators are betting on a new generation of colossal turbines, which will dwarf many skyscrapers, as they seek to remain profitable after European countries phase out subsidies that have defined the green industry since the 1990 s. These massive machines will each stand 300 metres tall almost as high as London's Shard,...

  • BRUSSELS— European regulators fined Google a record 2.42 billion euros for abusing its dominance of the online search market in a case that could be just the opening salvo in Europe's attempt to curb the company's clout on that continent. Even so, Europe's crackdown is unlikely to affect Google's products in the U.S. or elsewhere. Margrethe Vestager, Europe's...

  • *Brokerage applies to operate new entity in Frankfurt. TOKYO, June 27- Nomura Holdings Inc is applying for a licence to operate a new entity in Frankfurt, as Japan's largest brokerage gears up for Britain's exit from the European Union in 2019.. Several other banks are preparing to shift their EU base to Frankfurt from London.

  • Trump is touting what he calls "energy dominance" as the White House hosts a series of events focused on jobs and boosting U.S. global influence. The previous weeks were largely overshadowed by ongoing probes into whether Trump campaign officials colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election, as well as scrutiny over Trump's firing of James Comey as FBI...

  • FRANKFURT, Germany— European Central Bank head Mario Draghi signaled the bank could trim back its stimulus efforts if the economy keeps strengthening, but said that any such move would be gradual and cautious. Draghi's said in a speech Tuesday at an ECB conference in Sintra, Portugal, that "a considerable degree" of stimulus support was still needed and that "we...

  • TOKYO, June 27- Nomura Holdings Inc said on Tuesday it is applying for a license to operate a new entity in Frankfurt, as Japan's largest brokerage group prepares for Britain's exit from the European Union. Nomura said in a statement it would be prepared to provide uninterrupted service to clients by the time of Britain's exit from the bloc, regardless of the final...

  • DUESSELDORF, June 27- The chief executive of Deutsche Telekom praised the performance of its T-Mobile US business while declining to comment on renewed merger speculation in the American mobile market. The U.S. is bigger than our European business and our management there is fantastic, " Tim Hoettges said. "The probability for this transaction gets hit hard," a...

  • DUESSELDORF, June 27- The chief executive of Deutsche Telekom praised the performance of its T-Mobile US business while declining to comment on renewed merger speculation in the American mobile market. The U.S. is bigger than our European business and our management there is fantastic, " Tim Hoettges said. "The probability for this transaction gets hit hard," a...

  • *Bailout opens rift between Germany and Italy. As lawmakers digested details of the rescue, which involves the state rather than investors bearing most of the cost, many criticised Rome for breaking with the spirit of a framework known as banking union-- and the European Commission in Brussels for allowing it do so. Under a deal sealed over the weekend, Italy will...

  • STOCKHOLM, June 27- Volvo Cars and Swedish car safety supplier Autoliv have signed a deal with U.S. firm Nvidia Corp, best known for its graphics technology in computer games, to develop software systems for self-driving cars. A joint venture between Volvo, owned by China's Zhejiang Geely Holdings, and Autoliv will work with NVIDIA to develop systems that use...