Europe

EU launches new trade dispute with US

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Subsidies for Boeing's new 777X jet program at centre of dispute.

A Greek olive branch for Steve Keen

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It is not so much evil austerity policies that are crippling Greece, but its membership of the eurozone.

Sanctions depend on Putin's choices: Kerry

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Top US diplomat says sanctions could be lifted within days if Russia backs down.

IMF's Lagarde disappointed by US inaction

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As the IMF's largest shareholder by far, Congressional approval remains critical.

Greek stocks plunge further 7%

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Rout on Greek markets extends to third day as investors worry about political moves.

Ukraine may buy Aust uranium

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Visiting Ukrainian president says consideration being given to govt's uranium supply offer.

Greece’s presidential gamble could trigger the next eurozone crisis

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Just as the Greek economy was finding its feet, political uncertainty has reared its head, with huge implications for the eurozone.

Greek stocks in historic 13% plunge

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Greek market sees worst day in almost three decades on surprise govt move.

Britain and the ‘Google Tax’

Britain should not follow France's lead and make a political target of corporations.

West seeks to undermine Russia: Putin

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Vladimir Putin accuses West of exploiting Ukraine crisis to Russia's detriment.

Osborne's crowd-pleasing budget creates new challenges

An overhaul of stamp duty, a scaling back of tax breaks for bankers and a ‘Google tax’ are all likely to please British voters, but the measures will do little to fix the budget deficit.

Sarkozy wins party leadership

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Nicolas Sarkozy in key win in comeback, seeks to retake French presidency in 2017.

Juncker survives no-confidence vote

European Commission head comfortably avoids no-confidence ruling despite tax scandal.

Gold slides ahead of Swiss vote

Gold heads lower as the market remains cautious head of Swiss referendum on gold holdings.

Banking system shut down in east Ukraine

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Ukraine govt makes push to isolate rebel-held strongholds in nation's east.

Women board member quota law in Germany

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Boards will need to fill 30 per cent of positions with women under new law.

Iran says oil glut to increase in 2015

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Iran says global oil glut to rise further next year.

New €315 billion plan for EU economy

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Jean-Claude Juncker unveils eagerly-awaited investment plan to "kickstart" Europe.

Australia hints at offshore subs

Australia sends strong signal that submarines will be built offshore.

Final push in Iran nuclear talks

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The clock is ticking on securing a deal to end the Iran nuclear crisis as deadline looms.

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