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  • MEXICO CITY, Nov 17- A key round of talks to update the NAFTA trade pact formally opened on Friday, but within hours Canada was complaining about inflexibility by the United States, which is demanding big changes, a union leader said. Canada and Mexico went into the talks prepared to address hard-line U.S. demands that they had previously dismissed as unworkable,...

  • Nov 17- The U.S. State Department approved a possible $10.5 billion sale of Raytheon Co's Patriot missile defense system to Poland, the Pentagon said on Friday. NATO member Poland has sped up efforts to overhaul its military following Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula in 2014 and in response to Moscow's renewed military and political...

  • Nov 17- The U.S. State Department approved a possible $10.5 billion sale of Raytheon Co's Patriot missile defense system to Poland, the Pentagon said on Friday. NATO member Poland has sped up efforts to overhaul its military following Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula in 2014 and in response to Moscow's renewed military and political...

  • Nov 17- The U.S. State Department approved a possible $10.5 billion sale of Raytheon Co's Patriot missile defense system to Poland, the Pentagon said on Friday. NATO member Poland has sped up efforts to overhaul its military following Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula in 2014 and in response to Moscow's renewed military and political...

  • MEXICO CITY, Nov 17- A key round of talks to update the NAFTA trade pact formally opened on Friday with Canada and Mexico seeking to show more flexibility about addressing hard line U.S. demands that they had previously dismissed as unworkable. Negotiators met in Mexico City for the fifth of seven planned rounds that are due to wrap up by the end of March to avoid...

  • Nov 17- The U.S. State Department approved a possible $10.5 billion sale of Raytheon Co's Patriot missile defense system to Poland, the Pentagon said on Friday. NATO member Poland has sped up efforts to overhaul its military following Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula in 2014 and in response to Moscow's renewed military and political...

  • BONN, Germany— As negotiations at the global climate conference in Bonn, Germany, draw to a close Friday, here's a look at which steps will be taken in the coming years to further international efforts to curb global warming:. —Dec. 12, 2017: French President Emmanuel Macron has invited more than 100 world leaders to Paris for the second anniversary of the landmark...

  • MOSCOW, Nov 17- Gazprom said on Friday it had held talks with Japan's Mitsubishi Corp. on Friday about cooperation at the Russian gas giant's Sakhalin-2 liquefied natural gas plant. The talks, in the Russian city of St Petersburg, were between Gazprom head Alexei Miller and Takehiko Kakiuchi, the president and CEO of Mitsubishi Corp, Gazprom said in a statement.

  • *Prague's local markets are closed due to national holiday. BUDAPEST/ BUDAPEST, Nov 17- The zloty firmed on Friday as Poland released data showing a bigger than expected pick-up in wage growth, which could make hawks in the Polish central bank louder. Accelerating wage increases help drive economic growth and inflation in Central Europe.

  • PANAMA CITY/ TORONTO, Nov 17- In the spring of 2007, a succession of foreigners, many from Russia, arrived at Panama City airport to be greeted by a chauffeur who whisked them off in a white Cadillac with a Donald Trump logo on the side. "Mr Nogueira was an outgoing and lively young man," remembered Justine Pasek, who was crowned Miss Universe by Donald Trump in 2002 and was...

  • BUDAPEST/ BUDAPEST, Nov 17- The zloty slipped on Friday before the release of wage data that could give Polish rate setters clues about inflationary pressure. Accelerating wage increases help to drive economic growth and inflation, which would be exacerbated in Poland by a labor shortage, with many of its workers moving to richer Western countries.

  • BUDAPEST/ BUDAPEST, Nov 17- The zloty slipped on Friday before the release of wage data that could give Polish rate setters clues about inflationary pressure. Accelerating wage increases help to drive economic growth and inflation, which would be exacerbated in Poland by a labour shortage, with many of its workers moving to richer Western countries.

  • FRANKFURT- ECB President Mario Draghi, Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann and Deutsche Bank CEO John Cryan speak at the Frankfurt European Banking Congress "Europe into a New Era How to Seize the Opportunities" in Frankfurt, Germany- 0830 GMT. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank executive board member Sabine Lautenschlager speaks at IIF European CRO Forum in...

  • FRANKFURT- ECB President Mario Draghi, Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann and Deutsche Bank CEO John Cryan speak at the Frankfurt European Banking Congress "Europe into a New Era How to Seize the Opportunities" in Frankfurt, Germany- 0830 GMT. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank executive board member Sabine Lautenschlager speaks at IIF European CRO Forum in...

  • MOSCOW, Nov 16- Russia on Thursday named nine U.S. government-sponsored news outlets likely to be labelled "foreign agents" under a new law that is being rushed through parliament in response to what Moscow says is unacceptable U.S. pressure on Russian media. On Wednesday, Russia's lower house of parliament approved the law, allowing Moscow to force foreign media...

  • MOSCOW, Nov 16- Russia on Thursday named nine U.S. government-sponsored news outlets likely to be labeled "foreign agents" under a new law that is being rushed through parliament in response to what Moscow says is unacceptable U.S. pressure on Russian media. On Wednesday, Russia's lower house of parliament approved the law, allowing Moscow to force foreign media...

  • MOSCOW— Russia's Justice Ministry has warned several U.S. government-funded news outlets they could be designated as foreign agents under a new bill that has yet to be fully approved. The bill, endorsed by Russia's lower house on Wednesday, comes in response to U.S. demands that Russian state-funded RT TV register as a foreign agent. The loosely phrased Russian...

  • *Britain, Canada, Marshall Islands launched initiative. BONN, Germany, Nov 16- Twenty countries and two U.S. states have joined an international alliance to phase out coal from power generation before 2030, environment ministers said on Thursday. The alliance includes Angola, Austria, Belgium, Britain, Canada, Costa Rica, Denmark, El Salvador, Fiji, Finland, France,...

  • BRUSSELS, Nov 16- The head of the European Council, Donald Tusk, has urged EU nations to swiftly adopt a change of rules to help the bloc in its attempt to regulate Russia's planned Nord Stream 2 pipeline. Tusk has sided with member nations such as Poland and the Baltic states that argue Nord Stream 2 would increase the EU's dependence on Russia's state gas export...

  • BEIJING, Nov 16- Russia's Rosneft has approved a 2018 deal to supply CEFC China Energy about 12 million tonnes of crude oil as part of the Chinese firm's $9.1 billion investment in the Russian oil major, a Chinese source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Thursday. Of the total supply, CEFC expects to receive 8 to 10 million tonnes of ESPO crude from Russia's...