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  • Finnish president to raise Ukraine at meeting with Putin

    YALTA Crimea (Reuters) - Finland's president is to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in southern Russia on Friday, but both governments played down prospects for any breakthrough in the crisis over Ukraine. With tensions running high between...
  • Ukrainian parliament backs bill to open gas pipelines to EU, U.S. firms

    KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's parliament approved a law on Thursday to allow gas transit facilities to be leased on a joint venture basis with participation from firms in the European Union or United States. Ukraine will hold 51 percent and foreign partners...
  • U.N. chief Ban names Spanish diplomat as new Libya envoy

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday named Spanish diplomat Bernardino Leon as the world body's special envoy to Libya, which is experiencing the worst fighting between armed factions since the 2011 fall of Muammar...
  • France approves arms shipments to Kurds fighting Islamic State in Iraq

    France approves arms shipments to Kurds fighting Islamic State in Iraq
    France will send weapons to Kurdish forces in northern Iraq to help them fight the Islamic extremists who have taken control of swaths of territory in the north and west of the country, the government in Paris announced Wednesday. President Francois...
  • Too much regulation spoils a good haircut

    Too much regulation spoils a good haircut
    The city should impose only essential regulations to protect Chicagoans because too much regulation spoils a good haircut, and car-service competition, too. When my hair gets a little shaggy, I walk to the corner barber, plunk down $20 plus a tip, and 20...
  • EU hopes to build support group for Iraq against Islamic State

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union hopes to build a "support group" with Middle Eastern countries, including Iran, to help Iraq stave off the threat from Islamic State fighters, a senior EU official said on Thursday. EU foreign ministers, who will...
  • Almost half of Finnish firms see hit from Russia sanctions

    HELSINKI (Reuters) - Almost half of Finland's companies are being hurt by the sanctions the European Union and Russia have imposed on each other over the Ukraine crisis, a survey by the Chamber of Commerce showed on Thursday. Russia is Finland's third-...
  • Qualcomm denies direct financial links with Chinese antitrust expert

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc, under investigation for possible monopolistic practices in China, said it had no direct financial links with an antitrust expert sacked from a government advisory post after state media reported he had received payments...
  • Slovak PM warns 'meaningless' Russia sanctions jeopardize EU economy

    PRAGUE (Reuters) - Slovakia's prime minister criticized European Union sanctions against Russia over Ukraine, saying they would only threaten economic growth in the 28-member bloc. "Why should we jeopardize the EU economy that begins to grow?" Robert...
  • Eastern European recovery starts to slow

    PRAGUE (Reuters) - Growth was weaker in much of the EU's emerging east in the second quarter, auguring a broad slowdown for the rest of the year as western Europe struggles and the whole region starts to feel the impact of the Ukraine crisis. The...
  • Finland's Niinisto to Putin: sanctions bite both, let's discuss Ukraine

    SOCHI Russia (Reuters) - Finnish President Sauli Niinisto told his counterpart Vladimir Putin on Friday that Western sanctions against Moscow and the food ban Russia introduced in response were damaging bilateral ties and proposed to seek ways to end...