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  • LONDON/ MILAN, July 16- European shares fell on Monday, led lower by commodity stocks as an upbeat update from Deutsche Bank and expectations of a strong earnings season kept a lid on losses. Basic resources and autos were also lower as data from key commodity consumer China showed economic growth slowed in the second quarter amid growing worries over a trade war...

  • LONDON, July 16- Euro zone government bond yields rose across the board on Monday after strong U.S. data sparked a selloff in U.S. Treasury yields to 2.61 percent- their highest level since August 2008. This gap reflects a divergence between the rate outlook in the United States, where the Federal Reserve is raising borrowing costs, and the euro area where the...

  • LONDON, July 16- High-grade euro zone bond yields hovered near recent lows on Monday as softening Chinese growth kept investors wary about the potential global economic impact of a trade dispute between the United States and other major countries. China's economy expanded at a slower pace in the second quarter as Beijing's efforts to contain debt crimped...

  • *Advisers say some expats unaware of continued UK tax obligations. Accountants and wealth planners say they are encountering widespread confusion about UK tax obligations among Britons thinking of moving abroad- many for the first time and not necessarily as their first choice- as employers put plans in motion to move jobs after Britain voted to leave the...

  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has not dared to crack the South Korean market, where  Coupang is the fastest-growing and best financed e-commerce site of all time.

    Amazon workers in Spain went on strike on Monday to protest working conditions at the e-commerce giant's warehouses.

  • MILAN/ FRANKFURT, July 16- Flying robots that can travel dozens of kilometres without stopping could be the next big thing for power companies. Utilities in Europe are looking to long-distance drones to scour thousands of miles of grids for damage and leaks in an attempt to avoid network failures that cost them billions of dollars a year. Italy's Snam, Europe's...

  • French President Emmanuel Macron (L) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (2nd L) speaks as US President Donald Trump (C) arrives for a family picture during the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) summit at the NATO headquarters, in Brussels, on May 25, 2017.

    The German-led European Union does not want to balance its trade accounts with the U.S., Michael Ivanovitch writes.

  • BASRA, Iraq, July 15- Iraqi police fired in the air to disperse hundreds of protesters who tried to storm a government building in Basra and demonstrated near an oil field, police said, wounding 48 people in unrest over poor services that has swept southern cities. Protesters lambasted his Dawa Party, which has dominated Iraqi politics since a 2003 U.S.-led...

  • BASRA, Iraq, July 15- Iraqi police fired in the air as hundreds of protesters tried to storm the main provincial government building in Basra on Sunday, wounding seven demonstrators, police sources said, in unrest over poor state services that has swept southern cities over the past week. Troubles in Basra have reinforced the widely-held view that Iraqi leaders...

  • BASRA, Iraq, July 15- Iraqi police fired in the air as hundreds of protesters tried to storm the main provincial government building in Basra, wounding six people on Sunday in a week of unrest that has swept southern cities over poor services, police sources said. Security forces also faced demonstrations about four km from Eni's Zubair oil field near Basra, a...

  • *Iraq's main commodities port shut. BASRA, Iraq July 13- Hundreds of Iraqis stormed the airport and halted air traffic in the Shi'ite holy city of Najaf on Friday, extending protests about poor government services and corruption following demonstrations in the southern city of Basra. Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, expressed...

  • *Iraq's main commodities port shut. BASRA, Iraq July 13- Hundreds of Iraqis stormed the airport and halted air traffic in the Shi'ite holy city of Najaf on Friday, extending protests about poor government services and corruption following demonstrations in the southern city of Basra. Earlier in the day, protesters took to the streets of the oil city Basra for a...

  • ROME, July 13- Italy will not ratify the European Union's free trade agreement with Canada, Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Friday, although Canadian officials played down the threat to the accord, which mostly took effect last year. "If so much as one Italian official... continues to defend treaties like CETA, they will be removed," added Di Maio, who leads the...

  • *Iraq's main commodities port shut. BASRA, Iraq July 13- About 100 protesters demanding jobs and better services from Iraq's leaders closed access to Umm Qasr commodities port near the southern city of Basra on Friday, port employees said. After nearly a week of demonstrations, Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, expressed solidarity with...

  • *Iraq's main commodities port shut. BASRA, Iraq July 13- About 100 protesters demanding jobs and better services from Iraq's leaders closed access to Umm Qasr commodities port near the southern city of Basra on Friday, port employees said. After nearly a week of demonstrations, Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, expressed solidarity with...

  • ROME, July 13- Italy will not ratify the European Union's free trade agreement with Canada, Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Friday, potentially scuppering the EU's biggest accord in years. Canada says 98 percent of the treaty is already in effect. Of the 28 European Union countries, Italy has the most food products with PDO and PGI labels.

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  • ROME, July 13- Italy will not ratify the European Union's free trade agreement with Canada, Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Friday, potentially scuppering the EU's biggest accord in years. "If so much as one Italian official... continues to defend treaties like CETA, they will be removed," added Di Maio, who leads the anti-establishment 5- Star Movement,...

  • Juventus fans buy the shirt of Cristiano Ronaldo in the Juventus Store.

    The deal suggests that streaming services are also disrupting the market for live sports, long considered a stable of cable packages. 

  • An agreement on the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union is “slightly less likely” now after the resignations of two key players, says Lord William Hague, former U.K. foreign secretary.