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Argentina broke global trade rules: WTO 22 August 2014, 21:43 CET
Argentina broke global trade rules by imposing a raft of hurdles for goods sold by partners including United States, the EU and Japan, a WTO disputes panel ruled on Friday.

Belgrade says will not stop food exports to Russia 22 August 2014, 21:41 CET
EU candidate Serbia on Friday said it would honour a call from Brussels not to profit from Russia's ban on Western food -- but stopped short of saying it would curb its own exports.

EU 'deplores' Russia's 'clear violation' of Ukraine border 22 August 2014, 21:43 CET
The European Union sharply criticised Russia for a "clear violation" of the Ukrainian border on Friday after Moscow sent a large aid convoy into the restive east of the country.

Siemens wins EUR 650m wind turbine contract 21 August 2014, 17:47 CET
German engineering giant Siemens said Thursday it has won a contract worth 650 million euros ($862 million) to supply wind turbines to Norwegian power groups Statoil and Statkraft.

Newcomer Lithuania to get first euros from Germany 22 August 2014, 21:39 CET
Lithuania will receive its first euro banknotes from Germany when the Baltic state becomes the 19th member of the eurozone on January 1, the central bank said on Thursday.

Central Africa clashes kill five, wound dozens 21 August 2014, 17:45 CET
Five people have been killed in fighting this week between armed militants and French peacekeepers in the capital of the Central African Republic, a hospital source said in Thursday.

EU deplores 'outrageous' Foley killing 21 August 2014, 13:32 CET
The European Union on Thursday deplored the "outrageous" beheading of US journalist James Foley by Islamist jihadists calling the murder a brutal denial of "universally recognised values".

Eurozone economy holds onto timid recovery 21 August 2014, 17:50 CET
A timid economic recovery in the eurozone is still holding, a closely-watched survey showed on Thursday, but at a pace that promises only negligible growth for the year.

Outrage over EUR 461,000 fence at Dutch king's holiday home 20 August 2014, 17:19 CET
The Dutch state has spent almost half-a-million euros of taxpayers' money to lease land for a fence around King Willem-Alexander's Greek holiday home, Dutch media reported Wednesday.

Russia reveals huge cost of Western food ban 21 August 2014, 17:50 CET
Russia warned Wednesday that Moscow must spend billions of dollars in the coming years subsidising farmers in order to avoid a shortage caused by its ban on most Western food.

South-east Asia economic integration could worsen inequality: study 20 August 2014, 12:22 CET
A plan by South-east Asian countries to establish a European Union-inspired single market next year could worsen inequality and is likely to benefit men more than women, a new study warned Wednesday.

Sicilian hilltop houses on sale for one euro, great view included 20 August 2014, 18:08 CET
It's an offer you can't refuse: rustic abodes in a picturesque hilltop village on the island of Sicily, once home to Italian peasants and their donkeys, are up for sale for just one euro.

Huge discrepancies on heart disease in Europe 22 August 2014, 21:39 CET
Russians and Ukrainians aged 55 to 59 die from coronary heart disease at a higher rate than Frenchmen who are 20 years older, a study released Wednesday of Europe's cardiovascular health showed.

Putin, Poroshenko leader to meet EU officials Aug 26 19 August 2014, 16:58 CET
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko will meet with top EU officials in Belarus next week.

Activists urge EU to scrap science advisor job 19 August 2014, 15:32 CET
Nine major charities urged the European Commission on Tuesday to scrap a science advisor position it says puts too much power over sensitive policy into the hands of one person.

Merkel calls Russia sanctions over Ukraine 'necessary' 18 August 2014, 19:12 CET
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday said the European Union's sanctions against Russia were "unfortunately necessary" to convey that the West was serious in its stance on the Ukraine crisis.

Frontex suspends migrant flights back to Ebola-hit Nigeria 18 August 2014, 16:21 CET
EU border agency Frontex said Monday it had suspended flights taking migrants back to Nigeria, one of the west African countries hit by the worst-ever Ebola outbreak.

Eurozone exports hit by Russian crisis 18 August 2014, 16:54 CET
Economic crisis in Russia and sluggish demand from Turkey weighed on hopes for an export-led recovery in the eurozone in June, official data showed on Monday.

EU announces aid to growers hit by Russian embargo 18 August 2014, 18:01 CET
The European Commission on Monday announced a series of exceptional measures to help growers hit by a Russian ban on fruit and vegetable imports.

Israel ends export to EU of settler dairy, poultry produce 18 August 2014, 16:13 CET
Israel was to end its export of poultry and dairy produce to the European Union from Jewish settlements considered illegal by the international community, Israeli and European officials said on Sunday.

Brussels pleads with Germany to let wages rise 17 August 2014, 21:15 CET
Germany must increase workers' salaries to help its neighbours out of the economic slump, the European Union's employment commissioner Laszlo Andor said on Saturday.

Norway joins EU sanctions against Russia over Ukraine 15 August 2014, 17:07 CET
Norway followed the European Union by imposing sanctions against Russia on Friday, raising the stakes in a conflict that has already thrown the Nordic country's fish-farming sector into turmoil.

EU ministers agree on arming Iraq Kurds to end 'slaughter' 15 August 2014, 23:36 CET
EU ministers agreed at an emergency meeting on Friday to back the arming of overwhelmed Iraqi Kurdish fighters in the face of an onslaught by Islamic State militants.

Italy urges EU to take over migrant boat rescues 15 August 2014, 18:19 CET
Italy said Friday it wants to halt an operation to rescue boat migrants in the Mediterranean, urging the EU to take it over as the number of people crossing from north Africa surged past the 100,000 mark.

EU ministers 'alarmed' by Russian troops in Ukraine 15 August 2014, 15:42 CET
EU ministers expressed concern on Friday at reports of a Russian incursion into eastern Ukraine and threatened a vigorous response if Moscow failed to reverse course.