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  • Business growth slows in China and Europe, Russia sanctions still to bite

    LONDON/BEIJING - Business growth in China and across Europe slowed this month, surveys showed on Thursday, providing more evidence that the world economy is stuttering and may need more monetary stimulus to keep it going. Euro zone private business...
  • Thai junta leader appointed PM by hand-picked parliament

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha was appointed prime minister on Thursday by a legislature he hand-picked, giving the army chief a veneer of legitimacy even while the military presses on with efforts to silence its...
  • Swiss bliss: Hiking the Swiss Alps

    Swiss bliss: Hiking the Swiss Alps
    This year, a highlight of my European summer was the day I spent hiking in the Berner Oberland region of the Swiss Alps. I was with a wonderful group of traveling friends, all eager for a ramble in the high country. Fortunately, you don't have to be a...
  • Four protesters fly Ukrainian flag from Stalin-era Moscow landmark

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Four people who climbed a Moscow skyscraper on Wednesday and attached a Ukrainian flag to its spire have been charged with vandalism by Russian police and may face three years in jail. The protesters also managed to paint half a...
  • Barca appeal against transfer ban rejected - FIFA

    ZURICH (Reuters) - Barcelona have lost an appeal against a decision to ban them from the transfer market for two consecutive windows, football's world governing body FIFA said in a statement on Wednesday. As a result, Barca, who were found guilty of...
  • Lawmakers to re-examine tough inversion issue

    WASHINGTON Lawmakers are expected to return from their August recess with proposals to close a loophole that allows companies like Pennsylvania's Mylan Pharmaceuticals to avoid paying Uncle Sam by acquiring foreign competitors and reincorporating in...
  • Russian downturn hits Europe's beer makers

    COPENHAGEN/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Russia's drift toward recession has slashed Carlsberg's sales in the country, while fellow brewer Heineken escaped the worst thanks to its smaller exposure to eastern Europe. Carlsberg's dependence on Russia, where its...
  • Amicus's lead drug nears approval as late-stage trial succeeds

    (Reuters) - Amicus Therapeutics Inc moved a step closer to bringing its first drug to the market after trial results paved the way for its lead drug to become the first oral treatment for patients with a disorder that causes an abnormal build-up of fat....
  • France's Hollande says to speed up reforms, ease tax on poorest

    PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday he would accelerate reforms while at the same time giving tax breaks to poorer households as he tries to win back confidence from voters who do not trust he can lift the country out of...
  • Turkish soldier killed in clashes with Kurdish militants

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - At least one Turkish soldier was killed and another wounded in clashes with Kurdish militants in eastern Turkey as tensions escalated, local media reported, potentially undermining government efforts toward direct peace talks. A...
  • Ukraine rebel movement faces uncertain future

    DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - The resignations were abrupt and unexpected, two quick-fire blows to a separatist movement already suffering reversals on the battle field of eastern Ukraine. Alexander Borodai, the premier of the self-proclaimed Donetsk...