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  • MOSCOW, July 16- Russia is in talks with the New Development Bank, set up by the BRICS group of major emerging economies, about raising more than $1 billion, Deputy Finance Minister Sergey Storchak told reporters on Monday. If Russia borrows from the New Development Bank, it may trim its borrowing plan at home where it uses so-called OFZ treasury bonds to cover...

  • *EU says China knows what it needs to do to open up. BEIJING, July 16- China could open its economy if it wished, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Monday, with the European Union calling on countries to avoid a trade war even as pressure mounts on Beijing over its industrial policies. Playing host to Juncker and European Council President...

  • *EU says China knows what it needs to do to open up. BEIJING, July 16- China could open its economy if it wished, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Monday, with the European Union calling on countries to avoid a trade war even as pressure mounts on Beijing over its industrial policies. Playing host to Juncker and European Council President...

  • Trump blames Washington for poor Russia ties ahead of Putin summit. President Donald Trump blamed U.S. foolishness for bad relations between Washington and Moscow, while the Kremlin said it expected a tough meeting. LONDON- British Prime Minister Theresa May will face the anger of Brexit supporters in her party on Monday when they try to force her to change...

  • BUDAPEST, July 16- Hungary's forint led a firming of Central Europe's most liquid currencies on Monday in what market players described as a technical correction which broke a weakening trend. 322.15 versus the euro, but was still the worst-performing currency in Central Europe so far this year. "The forint's weakening was overdone, and now we can see a...

  • *EU says China knows what it needs to do to open up. BEIJING, July 16- China could open its economy if it so wished, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Monday, with the European Union calling on countries to avoid a trade war even as pressure mounts on Beijing over its industrial policies. Playing host to Juncker and European Council President...

  • BEIJING, July 16- China could open its economy if it wishes, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Monday in Beijing, as Beijing comes under growing pressure over its industrial policies amid an escalating trade war with Washington. Playing host to Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang stressed...

  • President Donald Trump's criticism of Russia's Nord Stream -2 gas pipeline to Europe is an egregious example of unscrupulous competition and it worries Moscow, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted as saying on Monday. Speaking shortly before Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin sit down together for a summit in the Finnish capital, Peskov also...

  • WASHINGTON— A U.S. lobbying firm sought to recruit the ambassadors of France, Germany and several other countries to demonstrate international support for severing Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska's control of Rusal, the aluminum manufacturing giant sanctioned by Washington. Documents made public by the Justice Department show that Mercury LLC drafted...

  • BEIJING, July 16- The European Union will open an annual meeting with China on Monday, and will be looking to fend off overtures for an anti-U.S. alliance as China seeks a European counterbalance to U.S. tariffs. This year's talks come with the United States and China increasingly mired in a trade dispute with no sign of negotiations on the horizon.

  • On eve of Russia summit, Trump calls European Union' a foe'. President Donald Trump rattled allies once more by labeling the European Union a foe with regard to trade. GAZA- A ceasefire largely held on Sunday along a tense Gaza- Israel border on Sunday following a day of fierce fighting, but Israel remained on high alert and boosted its air defenses in case hostilities...

  • Gaza ceasefire largely holding after day-long flareup. GAZA- A ceasefire between Israel and Gaza militant groups appeared to be holding on Sunday, ending the most intensive flare-up in violence around the Palestinian enclave since a 2014 war. -When Yolany Padilla was released from immigration custody in Seattle last week, she assumed she would be quickly...

  • -When Yolany Padilla was released from immigration custody in Seattle last week, she assumed she would be quickly reunited with her 6- year-old son, who had been taken from her at the U.S.- Mexico border two months earlier. Woman survives seven days on radiator water after California crash. -An Oregon woman who disappeared a week ago was rescued from the bottom of a...

  • WASHINGTON— A U.S. lobbying firm sought to recruit the ambassadors of France, Germany and several other countries to demonstrate international support for severing Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska's control of Rusal, the aluminum manufacturing giant sanctioned by Washington. Documents made public by the Justice Department show that Mercury LLC drafted...

  • LONDON- British counter-terrorism police said on Friday they believed they had found the source of the Novichok nerve agent that killed a woman in southwest England and left her partner critically ill in hospital. QUETTA, Pakistan- A suicide bomber killed 128 people at an election rally in southwestern Pakistan in the second election-related attack on...

  • The previous week, Katenberg's hacking crew had been bombarding the Hillary Clinton campaign's email accounts with fake Google warnings, trying to get her Brooklyn- based staff to panic, enter their passwords and open their digital lives to Russia's intelligence services. An hour later he sent out a barrage of new malicious messages to more than 70 people,...

  • Palestinian teenager killed in Israel- Gaza border protests. GAZA- Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian teenager during protests along the Gaza border on Friday, Gaza medical officials said, and an Israeli soldier was wounded during the demonstrations that had turned violent, the military said. QUETTA, Pakistan- A suicide bomber killed 128 people at an...

  • The previous week, Katenberg's hacking crew had been bombarding the Hillary Clinton campaign's email accounts with fake Google warnings, trying to get her Brooklyn- based staff to panic, enter their passwords and open their digital lives to Russia's intelligence services. An hour later he sent out a barrage of new malicious messages to more than 70 people,...

  • *Crown, forint, zloty weaken as dollar resumes gains. BUDAPEST, July 13- Central Europe's most liquid currencies eased on Friday as the dollar got a new boost from Thursday's U.S. inflation data which reaffirmed expectations for further gradual Fed rate hikes. With the dollar strengthening, the Czech crown, the forint and the zloty eased 0.1-0.2 percent versus the...

  • **BEIJING- Chinese President Xi Jinping meets World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, Director-General of UNESCO Audrey Azoulay, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk in Beijing- 0730 GMT. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia will release the minutes of July monetary policy meeting 0130 GMT.