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  • The auto industry, which has focused its lobbying efforts on influencing emissions standards being crafted by lawmakers in Berlin and Brussels, has been caught off guard by efforts to enforce pollution standards at a regional level. Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler and Stuttgart- based rival Porsche have joined Volkswagen to agree updates to engine...

  • *Moody's: Poland's judiciary reform is credit negative. BUDAPEST/ WARSAW, July 31- The zloty steadied near 3- month lows against the euro on Monday as flash data due later in the day was expected to show a rise in Polish inflation, making it unlikely, though, that the central bank will lift interest rates. Analysts expect Poland's annual inflation to tick up to 1.6...

  • BRUSSELS, July 29- The European Commission launched legal action on Saturday against what it sees as Polish government attempts to undermine the independence of judges. EU commissioners decided to launch the "infringement procedure" for violating European Union law at a meeting on Wednesday, the first step in a legal process that may end at the bloc's top court,...

  • EU commissioners decided to launch the "infringement procedure" for violating European Union law at a meeting on Wednesday, the first step in a legal process that may end at the bloc's top court, pending publication of Poland's new law. Poland's eurosceptic, nationalist government has rejected Brussels' objections as "blackmail" and unjustified criticism, but...

  • President Donald Trump speaks during a lunch meeting with Senate Republicans to discuss healthcare at the White House in Washington, July 19, 2017.

    U.S. President Donald Trump will sign legislation that imposes sanctions on Russia, the White House said on Friday.

  • President Donald Trump will sign legislation that imposes sanctions on Russia, the White House said on Friday, after Moscow ordered the United States to cut hundreds of diplomatic staff and said it would seize two U.S. diplomatic properties in retaliation for the bill. The U.S. Senate had voted almost unanimously on Thursday to slap new sanctions on Russia,...

  • *Russia hits back after U.S. Senate sanctions vote. President Donald Trump will sign legislation that imposes sanctions on Russia, the White House said on Friday, after Moscow ordered the United States to cut hundreds of diplomatic staff in retaliation for the measures and said it was seizing two U.S. diplomatic properties. The legislation was in part a response...

  • *EU official: Not sure Britain know what it wants. LONDON, July 28- Britain's progress towards life outside the European Union became more entangled on Friday, with divisions deepening over Northern Ireland's border and even the type of divorce Britain actually wants. Britain responded that it was confident that enough progress could be made to start the second...

  • *Russia hits back after U.S. Senate sanctions vote. MOSCOW, July 28- Russia on Friday ordered the United States to cut hundreds of diplomatic staff in retaliation for a new round of U.S. sanctions, and said it was seizing two U.S. diplomatic properties. The legislation was in part a response to conclusions by U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia meddled in the 2016...

  • MOSCOW, July 28- Russia on Friday ordered the United States to cut hundreds of diplomatic staff in retaliation for a new round of U.S. sanctions, and said it was seizing two U.S. diplomatic properties. Moscow's decision, which had echoes of the Cold War, was announced by the Foreign Ministry a day after the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved new sanctions on Russia.

  • *Russia hits back after U.S. Senate sanctions vote. MOSCOW, July 28- Russia on Friday ordered the United States to cut hundreds of diplomatic staff in retaliation for a new round of U.S. sanctions, and said it was seizing two U.S. diplomatic properties. Moscow's decision, which had echoes of the Cold War, was announced by the Foreign Ministry a day after the U.S. Senate...

  • BRUSSELS, July 27- European Union states have given initial backing to a German proposal to blacklist several more Russian nationals and companies over the delivery of Siemens gas turbines to Crimea, but made no final decision, diplomats said. Berlin made the proposal at a Brussels meeting of 28 EU ambassadors on Wednesday after it emerged that the turbines had...

  • BUDAPEST/ PRAGUE, July 27- The zloty eased on Thursday, under pressure from political tension over Poland's reforms of its judiciary, while more dovish than expected comments from the U.S. It has been hit by bills passed by parliament to allow the government to fire and appoint judges, which triggered street protests and criticism from Brussels.

  • BERLIN, July 27- Europe must be prepared to respond in kind if the United States' proposed new sanctions against Russia end up hurting its companies, an influential German industry association said on Thursday. U.S. lawmakers reached an agreement on Wednesday paving the way for the U.S. Senate to pass a bill as early as this week to impose the new sanctions on Russia...

  • BUDAPEST/ PRAGUE, July 27- The zloty eased on Thursday, under pressure from political tension over Poland's reforms of its judiciary, while more dovish than expected comments from the U.S. It has been hit by bills passed by parliament to allow the government to fire and appoint judges, which triggered street protests and criticism from Brussels.

  • *China, Mexico, South Africa, Argentina strong. *Brazil profit declines for sixth consecutive quarter. BRUSSELS, July 27- Strong growth in China, Mexico and new market South Africa helped Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewer, to increase earnings in the second quarter.

  • With Washington preoccupied by an attempt to renegotiate its existing NAFTA treaty with Canada and Mexico, the EU has an opportunity to become the top setter of common business standards in a series of new deals. Now it has much of Asia and Latin America in its sights for trade treaties, while a far-reaching pact with Canada will already enter force in September.

  • *Russia warns of retaliation, damage to U.S.- Russia ties. WASHINGTON/ MOSCOW/ BRUSSELS, July 26- U.S. lawmakers reached an agreement on Wednesday paving the way for the U.S. Senate to pass a bill as soon as this week to impose new sanctions on Russia and bar President Donald Trump from easing sanctions on Moscow without Congress' approval. Earlier on Wednesday, Russia...

  • *Russia warns of retaliation, damage to U.S.- Russia ties. MOSCOW/ BRUSSELS, July 26- Russia warned it was edging closer to retaliation against Washington after the House of Representatives backed new U.S. sanctions on Moscow, while the European Union said the move might affect its energy security and it stood ready to act too. The lower house of the U.S. Congress...

  • *Russia warns of retaliation, damage to U.S.- Russia ties. MOSCOW/ BRUSSELS, July 26- Russia warned it was edging closer to retaliation against Washington after the House of Representatives backed new U.S. sanctions on Moscow, while the European Union said the move might affect its energy security and it stood ready to act too. The lower house of the U.S. Congress...