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  • Dutch name emerges for EU post amid doubt about his chances

    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans was due to meet the president of the European Commission on Tuesday about a senior role in the European Union's executive body, Dutch public broadcaster NOS reported on Monday. The Netherlands...
  • Ban on buying Russian bonds eyed as EU envoys meet: sources

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europeans could be barred from buying new Russian government bonds under a package of extra sanctions over Moscow's military role in Ukraine that European Union ambassadors were to start discussing on Monday, three EU sources said....
  • Australia unveils fresh sanctions against Russia over Ukraine

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia on Monday unveiled fresh sanctions against Russia over what Prime Minister Tony Abbott called its "bullying" of neighboring Ukraine, where the Kremlin is accused of backing pro-Russian insurgent groups battling the...
  • Lavrov says Russia will defend economy against sanctions

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday any new sanctions from the European Union or the United States would force Russia to protect its economy, citizens and businesses. In the case of new sanctions over the Ukraine...
  • Euro zone factory growth slows in August amid Ukraine tension: PMI

    LONDON, (Reuters) - Euro zone manufacturing growth slowed slightly more than initially thought last month as new orders dwindled and factories suffered amid rising tensions in Ukraine, a business survey showed on Monday. Factories barely increased prices...
  • EU wields Russia sanctions threat but timing vague

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union threatened Russia with new trade sanctions if Moscow fails to start reversing its action in Ukraine, but sharp divisions among leaders at a summit in Brussels left the timing of any measures uncertain. After a...
  • Poll shows Britain's UKIP to win parliamentary seat after lawmaker defection

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP) will win its first directly elected parliamentary seat after the defection of a lawmaker from Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative party last week, an opinion poll on Sunday showed....
  • Russia and Ukraine trade soldiers at border: Russian news agencies

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ukraine has handed over a group of captured Russian paratroops and Russia has returned 63 Ukrainian soldiers who crossed into its territory last week, Russian news agencies quoted a paratroop commander as saying. RIA news agency quoted...
  • Travel letters: Couchsurfing.com another entry to sharing economy

    I read Catharine Hamm's article "Learning to Share" (Aug. 24) with great interest. I have been thinking a lot about our sharing economy and whether it is really just that. I was surprised that there was so little mention of Couchsurfing.com. I have just...
  • Merkel unhappy with Draghi's apparent new fiscal focus - Spiegel

    BERLIN (Reuters) - A German news magazine reported on Sunday that Chancellor Angela Merkel is unhappy with European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi for apparently proposing a greater emphasis on fiscal stimulus over austerity in order to boost growth in...
  • France arrests suspected jihadist minor before departure to Syria

    France arrests suspected jihadist minor before departure to Syria
    A 16-year-old girl suspected of trying to reach Syria to join Islamist rebels has been arrested in the southeastern city of Nice, France's interior minister said on Sunday. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said in a statement that border police at...
  • Ukrainian forces in port city prepare for 'Russian-led' assault

    NOVOAZOVSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukrainian forces and residents in Ukraine's eastern port of Mariupol braced for attack on Sunday from advancing pro-Russian rebels who Kiev says are backed by a Russian armored column in a new offensive that has tipped the...