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  • Schaeuble says 'too many' EU finance ministers push for public investments

    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said "too many" of his European Union colleagues believed an investment shortfall in the region should be corrected with public investments. He was speaking at a conference also due to be...
  • NATO to create new 'spearhead' force to respond to crises

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO leaders will respond to the Ukraine crisis by agreeing this week to create a "spearhead" rapid reaction force, potentially including several thousand troops, that could be sent to a hotspot in as little as two days, officials...
  • Hollande, Draghi agree on threat of deflation: official

    PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande and European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi agreed on Monday that deflation and weak growth were threatening the European Union's economy, an official in the president's office said. Draghi called...
  • 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....
  • Ukraine rebels seek 'special status', crisis talks to resume on Friday

    MINSK (Reuters) - Pro-Russia separatists sat down for preliminary Ukraine peace talks on Monday due to resume later this week in the Belarusian capital Minsk, saying they would be prepared to stay part of Ukraine if they were granted "special status"....
  • Iran's Zarif 'quite optimistic' of Iran nuclear agreement

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif voiced optimism after talks with European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on Monday that a dispute over Tehran's nuclear program can be resolved by a Nov. 24 deadline. "I am...
  • Investors look past Ukraine, focus on ECB

    Investors look past Ukraine, focus on ECB
    LONDON (Reuters) - World markets advanced on Monday despite the conflict in Ukraine, focusing on whether the European Central Bank will announce plans for economic stimulus when it meets this week. Ukraine reported its forces were under fire from Russian...
  • Afghanistan expected to send defense minister to NATO summit

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Afghanistan is expected to send its defense minister to a NATO summit in Wales this week, NATO officials said on Monday, after a political crisis dashed hopes that a newly-elected president could make his debut on the international...
  • 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...