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  • EU calls for proper implementation of Ukraine agreement

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union has seen some encouraging developments in Ukraine but wants better implementation of the Minsk ceasefire agreement between Kiev and pro-Russian rebels, the EU said on Tuesday. EU ambassadors, who met on Tuesday...
  • EU farmers to get more aid to deal with Russian food ban

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission on Tuesday announced a new set of measures, worth up to 165 million euros, to help fruit and vegetable producers hit by a Russian ban on agricultural imports. Last month Moscow imposed a one-year embargo on...
  • As crises flare in Iraq and Syria, Putin presses

    As crises flare in Iraq and Syria, Putin presses
    As a reader of Chicago Tribune opinion pages, you're a keen student of the moment — of whatever news and commentary drive the day. (You're also smart, accomplished and attractive even in deep puce.) Yet your focus on events du jour courts problems....
  • EU keeps Russia sanctions in place, sees 'encouraging' signs

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union decided on Tuesday to keep in place a package of economic sanctions against Russia over its support for separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine despite what it called "encouraging developments" on the ground after a...
  • Bulgaria needs urgent reforms after Sunday election: interim PM

    SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria needs a strong government after Sunday's parliamentary election that will pursue radical reforms aimed at dragging the country out of its "post-communist swamp", its caretaker prime minister said on Tuesday. The Balkan...
  • EU must put up resources for Mediterranean rescues: Amnesty

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union countries must cough up "considerable" resources for migrant rescues in the Mediterranean Sea before Italy can discontinue its own mission, or else many lives will be lost, human rights group Amnesty International...
  • No U.S. 'chlorine chicken' in Europe, EU's health nominee says

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The EU's nominee for health chief pledged on Tuesday to oppose the import of some U.S. foodstuffs such as chemically-treated meat that Washington hopes to be able to sell to Europe under a planned multi-billion-dollar transatlantic...
  • UK economy picks up in second quarter, recovery pace revised higher

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's economy grew more quickly than previously thought in the second quarter and its recovery from the financial crisis has been less sluggish than first estimated, according to official figures that use a new way of calculating...
  • Sweden's Malmstrom wins EU lawmaker approval as trade chief

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Sweden's Cecilia Malmstrom won European Parliament backing on Tuesday to become the European Union's next trade chief, people close to the matter said. Malmstrom, a free-trade advocate and a centrist politician, will be responsible...
  • EU budget rules - how much wiggle room is there?

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Three years ago, hardening euro zone fiscal rules was all the rage. Today, the game is how to fully use their "flexibility". The change shows how far the euro zone has traveled from trying to win back the confidence of investors at...
  • IRS fights Ingersoll-Rand over offshore money routing

    From Burger King to Charlotte, N.C.-based Chiquita, a wave of U.S. companies are looking to move their headquarters to lower-tax countries. The math seems pretty simple: By reincorporating somewhere such as Ireland or Bermuda, a company can slash its tax...
  • British EU exit 'wouldn't break my heart', PM Cameron says

    BIRMINGHAM England (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron said on Tuesday he would not be heartbroken if Britain left the European Union because he felt little attachment to a relationship he said was not serving British interests. Cameron, who has...