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  • Russia shuts four McDonald's restaurants amid Ukraine tensions

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia ordered the temporary closure of four McDonald's restaurants in Moscow on Wednesday, a decision it said was over sanitary violations but which comes against a backdrop of worsening U.S.-Russian ties over Ukraine. The four...
  • EU regulator warns on possible MS drugs side effects

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Europe's drug safety regulator said multiple sclerosis treatments known as interferon beta need stronger label warnings because some patients treated with the drugs have suffered side effects affecting the kidney and other organs. A...
  • New Sochi circuit wins FIA seal of approval

    LONDON (Reuters) - Russia's new Sochi Formula One circuit has been cleared to host the country's first grand prix in October after a rave review from the sport's governing body. International Automobile Federation (FIA) technical head Charlie Whiting,...
  • Russian watchdog shuts four McDonald's restaurants in Moscow

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia ordered the temporary closure of four McDonald's restaurants in Moscow on Wednesday, a decision it said was over sanitary violations but which comes against a backdrop of worsening U.S.-Russian ties over Ukraine. The four...
  • Poland says sees signs Russia trying to extend food import ban to goods in transit

    WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland believes Russia may be seeking to extend its ban on imports of food products from the European Union to goods in transit through Russia, Deputy Prime Minister Janusz Piechocinski said on Wednesday. "We are receiving the first...
  • Swiss bliss: Hiking the Swiss Alps

    Swiss bliss: Hiking the Swiss Alps
    This year, a highlight of my European summer was the day I spent hiking in the Berner Oberland region of the Swiss Alps. I was with a wonderful group of traveling friends, all eager for a ramble in the high country. Fortunately, you don't have to be a...
  • Four protesters fly Ukrainian flag from Stalin-era Moscow landmark

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Four people who climbed a Moscow skyscraper on Wednesday and attached a Ukrainian flag to its spire have been charged with vandalism by Russian police and may face three years in jail. The protesters also managed to paint half a...
  • Barca appeal against transfer ban rejected - FIFA

    ZURICH (Reuters) - Barcelona have lost an appeal against a decision to ban them from the transfer market for two consecutive windows, football's world governing body FIFA said in a statement on Wednesday. As a result, Barca, who were found guilty of...
  • Lawmakers to re-examine tough inversion issue

    WASHINGTON Lawmakers are expected to return from their August recess with proposals to close a loophole that allows companies like Pennsylvania's Mylan Pharmaceuticals to avoid paying Uncle Sam by acquiring foreign competitors and reincorporating in...
  • Russian downturn hits Europe's beer makers

    COPENHAGEN/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Russia's drift toward recession has slashed Carlsberg's sales in the country, while fellow brewer Heineken escaped the worst thanks to its smaller exposure to eastern Europe. Carlsberg's dependence on Russia, where its...
  • Ukraine's Poroshenko to visit Brussels on Aug 30 at EU's invitation: website

    KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will pay a working visit to Brussels on August 30 at the invitation of top European Union officials, the presidential website said on Tuesday. Poroshenko confirmed he would accept the invitation in...
  • Russian sanctions to hit Dutch exports by $400 million euros: stats office

    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Sanctions Russia has imposed on agricultural products from the European Union will cut Dutch exports by "at least 300 million euros" ($400 million), based on 2013 figures, Statistics Netherlands said on Tuesday. The total value of...