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  • EU warns Russia against using gas for politics 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:19 am
  • BRUSSELS - The European Union is warning Russia that interfering with gas deliveries to Ukraine to apply political pressure would backfire by damaging its reputation as a reliable supplier for the EU.

  • EU seeks cheaper power, curbs renewable subsidies 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 7:20 am
  • BRUSSELS - The European Union's executive arm is curbing subsidies for renewable energies to help drive electricity prices down.

  • Italy forecasts growth of 0.8 percent this year 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 3:37 pm
  • MILAN - Italian Premier Matteo Renzi's government has approved a budget framework that puts economic growth at 0.8 percent this year.

  • Married couples separated by German language test 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 5:08 am
  • BERLIN - Michael Guhle met the love of his life on the beach of a little fishing village in Vietnam. Thi An Nguyen was selling freshly cooked mussels and fruit to the German tourist and they immediately clicked. Soon the Berlin nursing home worker was saving up all of his money and vacation days to visit Nguyen.

  • Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen to quit 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 6:43 pm
  • HELSINKI - Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen says he will resign as head of the government and leader of the conservatives when the party meets to elect a new leader in June.

  • European parliament adopts 'net neutrality' law 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 1:57 pm
  • AMSTERDAM - The European Parliament voted Thursday to stop Internet providers from charging for preferential access to their networks - a step cheered by consumer groups and startups but bemoaned by the telecommunications industry.

  • France to renegotiate deficit target with EU 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 9:58 am
  • PARIS - France's new finance minister sparked a dispute with Europe on his first day in office Thursday when he suggested Paris renegotiate the speed at which it cuts its budget deficit to limits set by the European Union.

  • Eurozone unemployment stuck near record high 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 11:31 am
  • BRUSSELS - The 18-country eurozone may have emerged from recession last year, but that has done little good to the jobs market, with unemployment stuck near a record high since then.

  • Obama plays up US-Europe bond amid Russia tension 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 1:00 pm
  • BRUSSELS - President Barack Obama and European Union leaders presented a unified front Wednesday against Russia's annexation of Crimea, promoting trans-Atlantic trade as an antidote to Russia's influence in the region and a way to help Europe become less dependent on Moscow for energy.

  • Obama: Nuke security deal makes world safer 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 5:57 pm
  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands - President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that a security summit took "concrete steps" to prevent nuclear material falling into the hands of terrorists even though Russia and China failed to sign an agreement to beef up inspections.