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  • Irish tax changes may cost U.S. groups billions

    Irish tax changes may cost U.S. groups billions
    LONDON (Reuters) - Ireland's plan to close a "Double Irish" tax loophole could cost U.S. companies including Apple and Google billions of dollars, although a new break and pressure to tackle tax avoidance elsewhere means they are unlikely to decamp....
  • French energy transition law to cut red tape on renewables

    PARIS (Reuters) - France's much-delayed energy transition bill passed a key hurdle on Tuesday after a clear majority of the lower house of parliament adopted a text that skirts the key nuclear issue but includes simplification measures likely to boost...
  • European Commission says Portugal deficit could rise

    LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal's headline 2014 budget deficit could reach 7.5 percent of gross domestic product when debts in the public transport sector and the rescue of Banco Espirito Santo are included, the European Commission said on Tuesday. The...
  • British ex-PM Blair may have been terrorism target, court hears

    LONDON (Reuters) - A man charged in Britain with terrorism offences at a trial so sensitive that prosecutors sought to have it heard entirely in secret might have been planning an attack on ex-prime minister Tony Blair, a court heard on Tuesday. Erol...
  • Russian hackers target NATO, Ukraine and others: iSight

    Russian hackers target NATO, Ukraine and others: iSight
    BOSTON (Reuters) - Russian hackers exploited a bug in Microsoft Windows and other software to spy on computers used by NATO, the European Union, Ukraine and companies in the energy and telecommunications sectors, according to cyber intelligence firm...
  • Swiss govt: 'Yes' in anti-immigration vote next month would damage EU ties

    ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland's government said on Tuesday that a result in favor of severely limiting immigration in a Nov. 30 referendum would imperil ongoing negotiations with the European Union after a similar anti-immigration vote in February...
  • EU to ban fish from Sri Lanka, saying lax on illegal fishing

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission proposed a ban on imports of fish from Sri Lanka for not tackling illegal fishing properly and lifted a ban on fish imports from Belize following the reform of its vessel inspection practices. The Commission...
  • After years of pressure, Luxembourg drops bank secrecy rules

    LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Luxembourg agreed on Tuesday to end its bank secrecy rules from 2017, yielding to a decade of pressure from Germany and the United States and marking a breakthrough in global efforts to reduce tax evasion. Luxembourg, whose...
  • EU watchdog attacks allowances paid by banks ahead of bonus cap

    LONDON (Reuters) - Europe's banking watchdog criticized lenders' use of allowances in the face of an impending cap on bonuses, signaling that top bankers in London could face a shake-up in their pay contracts. The European Banking Authority (EBA) is...
  • European firms in Russia say they fear being 'sacrificed' in Ukraine standoff

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - European companies in Russia warned on Tuesday they were being hurt by a Russian embargo on food imports as well as EU sanctions and risked being "sacrificed" in the standoff over Ukraine. In comments before Foreign Minister Sergei...
  • Europe examining ways to press Israel over settlements: diplomats

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - European officials are looking at new ways to press Israel to halt its building of settlements on land the Palestinians want for a state, as frustration over the construction program reaches a new high, European diplomats say. The...