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UK commissions EU migration impact study, promises no Brexit cliff-edge

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain commissioned an independent study on Thursday of what role European Union nationals play in the British economy, saying that Brexit would mean new immigration rules, but that there would be no sudden cut-off for workers or employers.

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EU court keeps Hamas on terrorism list, removes Tamil Tigers

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - The European Union's top court kept Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas on the EU terrorism blacklist on Wednesday and removed Sri Lankan separatist rebels, the Tamil Tigers.

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iRobot shares surge on strong sales of Roomba vacuum cleaners

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Shares in iRobot Corp jumped 23 percent to a record high on Wednesday after the Roomba robotic vacuum maker posted better-than-expected quarterly results and said it was buying its largest European distributor.

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Romania urges EU to end 'double standards' in food labeling

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania on Wednesday urged the European Union to address the "double standards" used by food companies in selling different products under identical labels in the bloc's eastern and western regions.

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UPDATE 1-Impact on banks from Britain's vote to leave the EU

July 26 (Reuters) - Global banks have said they could move thousands of jobs out of Britain to prepare for Brexit, the country's planned exit from the European Union.

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Congress is doing Russia a big favor

Since the annexation of Crimea in March 2014 and the subsequent involvement of Russia in the conflict in eastern Ukraine, Western powers -- led by the United States and European Union -- have been remarkably firm in maintaining a united front when it came to the hard business of dealing with Russia.

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BRIEF-Celanese confirms EC opened investigation involving co's subsidiaries

* Confirms that company learned in May 2017 that European Commission had opened competition law investigation involving certain units of company

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Russia, EU bristle at proposed new U.S. sanctions on Moscow, warn of action

MOSCOW/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Russia warned it was edging closer to retaliation against Washington after the House of Representatives backed new U.S. sanctions on Moscow, while the European Union said the move might affect its energy security and it stood ready to act too.

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Drugmaker GSK calls for at least two years' Brexit transition

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's pharmaceutical industry needs at least two years' transition to cope with the impact of the country leaving the European Union, the chief executive of GlaxoSmithKline said on Wednesday.

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Mainland Europeans outpace Britons as Ireland tourists for first time

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Visitors from mainland Europe in the second quarter accounted for more trips to Ireland than Britons for the first time since quarterly records began nearly two decades ago.

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Hungary dismisses top EU court adviser's statement on migrant quota challenge

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary's government said on Wednesday that a statement by an adviser to the top European Union court dismissing a Hungarian and Slovak challenge to the bloc's migrant quotas was a political statement which is short on legal arguments.

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EU steps up legal cases against east European states over migration

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission said on Wednesday it had stepped up its legal case against the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland over their reluctance to take in migrants from other EU countries.

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EU executive to start legal action against Poland over judiciary reform

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission said on Wednesday it would start legal action against Poland over a law reforming the judiciary that undermines the independence of judges and therefore breaks EU treaty rules.

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EU top court rules against ArcerlorMittal carbon challenge

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - The European Court of Justice on Wednesday ruled against steelmaker ArcelorMittal's challenge against how the European Union allocates free carbon permits.

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Autos and energy firms boost European shares as earnings roll in, banks held back

* Chipmaker ASM International falls as Q3 outlook disappoints

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Top EU court says Canada passenger data deal cannot be concluded as is

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - An agreement between the European Union and Canada to share airline passenger data that the two sides say is vital to fighting terrorism cannot be concluded in current form as parts of it are not in line with fundamental EU laws, the EU's top court said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Moody's says price hikes and cost cuts light a stable fire for European tobacco sector's outlook

* Moody's: price hikes and cost cuts light a stable fire for european tobacco sector's outlook

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BRIEF-iRobot acquires Robopolis SAS for $141 mln

* iRobot acquires its largest European distributor, Robopolis SAS

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Third of athletes believe matches have been fixed - report

(Reuters) - More than a third of athletes across 13 different sports believe match-fixing has taken place and some said they had been approached by fixers in the past year, a European report said on Tuesday.

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EU to Turkey: respect for rights 'imperative' to join bloc

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union on Tuesday delivered its most public criticism yet of Turkey's security crackdown since last year's failed coup, saying there could be no progress on Ankara's bid to join the bloc without an end to human rights abuses.

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E.U. Uneasy About Impact of New U.S. Sanctions on Russia

The European Union is divided over proposed American sanctions on Russia that could affect the Nord Stream 2 pipeline for Russian natural gas to Germany.

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European stocks spring higher led by banks, miners

* Jimmy Choo soars to record after takeover deal (Adds details, closing prices)

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Telecom Italia management shake-up fuels Vivendi's ambitions

MILAN/PARIS (Reuters) - France's Vivendi has tightened its grip on Telecom Italia by removing its CEO Flavio Cattaneo and paving the way for a joint venture between its own pay-TV Canal+ and the Italian group, in a boost to the French firm's ambitions to become a southern European media powerhouse.

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German developer to renovate Lisbon site for tech hub

LISBON (Reuters) - A German developer for the technology sector has reached an agreement to renovate a former military factory next to the Tagus River in downtown Lisbon, as the city's efforts to become a hub for European startups begins to attract foreign investors.

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G.M. Profit Falls 42%, to $1.7 Billion, Reflecting Sale of European Unit

The automaker’s second-quarter decline in profit was partially attributed to the pending sale of its Opel and Vauxhall divisions in Europe.

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Trump praises work on UK trade deal, says EU 'protectionist'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday praised ongoing work on a post-Brexit trade deal with Britain while criticizing the European Union's trade relationship with the United States, although he provided no other details.

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UK courts must keep jurisdiction over EU citizens' rights in Britain: Davis

PRAGUE (Reuters) - British courts should protect the rights of European Union citizens living in the country after it leaves the bloc, Brexit minister David Davis said on Tuesday, defending Britain's rejection of the EU's position.

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Eurex says EU euro clearing plans don't go far enough

LONDON, July 25 (Reuters) - European Union plans to supervise euro-denominated clearing in London after Brexit don't give the bloc's regulators enough power to intervene in a crisis, Germany's stock exchange said on Tuesday.

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Amazon has no problem hiring in UK despite Brexit uncertainties

LONDON (Reuters) - Amazon has had no problem hiring staff in Britain and plans an extra 450 high tech jobs, its UK boss said, despite the uncertain status of non-British European Union nationals.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Cautious Fed bets keep dollar glum, stocks strong

* European stock markets buoyed by strong German, French data

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Japan's Mizuho chooses Frankfurt for post-Brexit EU hub

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Mizuho Financial Group said it would set up a subsidiary in Frankfurt, the latest Japanese bank to choose the German city as its new base in the European Union as Britain...

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European stocks spring higher on reviving reflation trade

LONDON, July 25 (Reuters) - Strength among commodity firms and banking stocks as well as a string of solid updates boosted European shares in early deals on Tuesday.

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Chinese shipbuilders tap rising cruise demand, rattle European rivals

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - European shipbuilders' dominance in the $117 billion passenger ship industry may come under threat as Chinese rivals move into the sector to tap booming local demand for cruise holidays.

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Alphabet beats Wall Street estimates; revenue up 21 percent

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc surpassed expectations for quarterly revenue and earnings on Monday, reporting higher advertising sales across its platforms and trying to move past a record $2.7 billion European Union fine by taking the entire charge at once.

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EU increases pressure on Facebook, Google and Twitter over user terms

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union authorities have increased pressure on Facebook, Google and Twitter to amend their user terms to bring them in line with EU law after proposals submitted by the tech giants were considered insufficient.

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Campaign group Avaaz calls on EU to block Bayer's Monsanto deal

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Online campaigns group Avaaz has called on European Union antitrust regulators to block Bayer's purchase of Monsanto, saying it would hurt innovation and competition and push up prices.

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UPDATE 1-Campaign group Avaaz calls on EU to block Bayer's Monsanto deal

BRUSSELS, July 24 (Reuters) - Online campaigns group Avaaz has called on European Union antitrust regulators to block Bayer's purchase of Monsanto, saying it would hurt innovation and competition and push up prices.

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Canada keeper Borjan joins Red Star from Ludogorets

BELGRADE (Reuters) - Canada goalkeeper Milan Borjan joined former European Cup winners Red Star Belgrade from Bulgarian champions Ludogorets Razgrad on a three-year contract on Monday.

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European stocks hit by autos inquiry, airlines price war fears

* Julius Baer jumps on biggest inflows since fin crisis (Updates with closing prices)

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BRIEF-Tocagen receives PRIME designation for Toca 511

* Tocagen receives European Medicines Agency Priority Medicines (PRIME) designation for Toca 511 in high grade Glioma Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Exclusive: Germany wants more EU sanctions on Russia over Siemens Crimea turbines - sources

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Germany is urging the European Union to add up to four more Russian nationals and companies to the bloc's sanctions blacklist over Siemens gas turbines delivered to Moscow-annexed Crimea, two sources in Brussels said.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-High-flying euro pushes down European shares

LONDON, July 24 (Reuters) - The euro hit a 23-month high on Monday against an ailing dollar, weighing on shares of European exporters before weaker-than-expected German business activity took the shine off the single currency.

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Autos, airlines hit in sluggish start to European trading week

* Gemalto plummets 16 pct on profit warning, broker downgrades

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BMW, VW and Daimler shares skid on EU probe of German carmakers

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German auto stocks took a hit in early Monday trading, weighed down by uncertainty over possible antitrust fines after European regulators said they were investigating allegations that carmakers were operating a cartel.

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Autos, airlines smoked in sluggish start to European trading week

LONDON, July 24 (Reuters) - European shares dipped on Monday with the autos sector hitting its lowest level this year after anti-trust regulators opened an investigation into regional carmakers while worries on escalating price wars hurt airlines.

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European banks struggle to solve toxic shipping debt problem

LONDON (Reuters) - Dutch shipowner Vroon is finding talks with banks tough going as it tries to navigate a way out of a long slump in the shipping industry. But it is not an easy time for the lenders either.

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Why Ukrainian forces gave up Crimea without a fight - and NATO is alert

KIEV/SEVASTOPOL, Crimea (Reuters) - The career of Sergei Yeliseyev helps to explain why Ukraine's armed forces gave up Crimea almost without a fight - and why NATO now says it is alert to Russian attempts to undermine military loyalty in its eastern European members.

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Asian shares slip as risk appetite ebbs, dollar sulks

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian stocks slipped on Monday as demand for riskier assets ebbed after their recent strong gains, while the European Central Bank's apparent equanimity at the euro's two-year highs left the dollar languishing.

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Ebbing risk appetite grounds Asian stocks, dollar sulks as euro strengthens

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian stocks slipped on Monday as demand for riskier assets ebbed after recent strong gains, while the euro's near-two-year high on the European Central Bank's seeming lack of concern about its strength left the dollar languishing near a 13-month low.

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Britain needs transitional deal with EU, to end before next election: minister

LONDON (Reuters) - British trade minister Liam Fox said on Sunday that he backed a transition agreement to smooth Britain's departure from the European Union, but it would have to come to an end before the next election due in 2022.

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UPDATE 1-EU sounds alarm, urges U.S. to coordinate on Russia sanctions

BRUSSELS, July 22 (Reuters) - The European Union sounded an alarm on Saturday about moves in the U.S. Congress to step up U.S. sanctions on Russia, urging Washington to keep coordinating with its G7 partners and warning of unintended consequences.

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France's far-right National Front party reaffirms anti-EU stance

PARIS (Reuters) - France's far-right National Front party reaffirmed on Saturday its anti-European Union stance while admitting voters' concerns over its policy to quit the euro, at the end of a two-day meeting aimed at analyzing its defeat in this year's election.

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EU sounds alarm, urges U.S. to coordinate on Russia sanctions

BRUSSELS, July 22 (Reuters) - The European Union sounded an alarm on Saturday about moves in the U.S. Congress to step up U.S. sanctions on Russia, urging Washington to keep coordinating with its G7 partners and warning of unintended consequences.

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German Carmakers Face Potential New Scandal Over Antitrust Issues

The European Commission said it is looking into accusations that Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW colluded on emissions and other technology.

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EU's car regulator warns against car diesel ban in cities

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Banning diesel cars in European cities could hamper automakers' ability to invest in zero-emission vehicles, the European Union's commissioner for industry has warned the bloc's transport ministers.

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EU antitrust regulators say probing possible German car cartel

BRUSSELS, July 22 (Reuters) - EU antitrust regulators are investigating allegations of a cartel among a group of German carmakers, the European Commission said on Saturday, a measure that could result in hefty fines for the companies.

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Hungarian PM offers support to Poland in row with EU

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Saturday that Budapest would defend Poland as the European Union threatens Warsaw with sanctions over its plans to extend government control over its courts.

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Hungary to support Poland amid European 'inquisition': PM Orban

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Saturday that Budapest would fight to defend Poland as the European Union threatens Warsaw with sanctions over its plans to extend government control over its courts.

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Roche's Tecentriq receives positive opinion from EU medicines agency

ZURICH (Reuters) - A European Medicines Agency (EMA) panel said on Friday it has recommended Roche's immunotherapy Tecentriq as a treatment for advanced bladder and lung cancer, setting the stage for European Commission approval this year.

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Lesser-known gene mutations may boost breast cancer risk in Jewish women

(Reuters Health) - Jewish women of European descent may be at risk for additional genetic mutations that increase their risk of breast cancer, according to a new study.

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BRIEF-Dream Global REIT announces pricing of inaugural EUR375 million European investment grade debt offering

* Dream Global REIT announces pricing of inaugural EUR375 million European investment grade debt offering

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U.S. special envoy to visit eastern Ukraine

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The envoy tapped to lead U.S. diplomacy on the Ukraine crisis will embark on a trip to eastern Ukraine and European nations on Friday for talks with officials, conflict monitors and "those who have been affected by Russian aggression," the State Department said on Friday.

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UPDATE 2-UK's Hammond told Goldman Sachs he wants long Brexit transition -source

LONDON, July 21 (Reuters) - British finance minister Philip Hammond told the board of U.S. investment bank Goldman Sachs that he was pushing for a lengthy transition period after Britain leaves the European Union, a source familiar with the talks said.

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Poland ejects protesters from ancient forest despite EU calls to halt logging operation

WARSAW (Reuters) - Security guards in Poland's Bialowieza Forest have forcibly ejected protesters who sought to stop the felling of trees in one of Europe's last primeval woods, a project that has drawn the threat of a European Union lawsuit.

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UPDATE 1-French banks pledge 1,000 post-Brexit jobs in Paris

PARIS, July 21 (Reuters) - French bankers pledged to create 1,000 jobs in Paris as part of a plan to shift their operations out of London once Britain leaves the European Union, following a meeting with France's finance minister, Bruno Le Maire.

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Bank of America picks Dublin as EU hub post Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - Bank of America has become the first Wall Street bank to pick Dublin to be its new base for its European Union operations as Britain prepares to leave the bloc, the firm said in a statement on Friday.

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EMA panel recommends against Nektar, Daiichi Sankyo's breast cancer drug

(Reuters) - European regulators on Friday recommended against granting approval to a breast cancer drug being developed by Nektar Therapeutics and Daiichi Sankyo's German unit.

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Janssen-Cilag's HIV drug gets EU regulatory panel's nod

(Reuters) - A European regulatory panel recommended granting approval to a treatment for HIV infection developed by Janssen-Cilag International, a unit of U.S. drugmaker Johnson & Johnson.

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Pfizer, Merck KGaA skin cancer drug gets EMA nod for approval

(Reuters) - European regulators on Friday recommended approving Pfizer Inc and Merck KGaA's immuno-oncology drug Bavencio to treat a rare type of skin cancer called Merkel cell carcinoma.

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EU medicines agency recommends approval of Novartis leukaemia drug Rydapt

ZURICH (Reuters) - A European Medicines Agency (EMA) panel recommended on Friday approval of a new Novartis drug to be used against a tough-to-cure form of blood cancer as the Swiss drugmaker makes headway on refreshing its oncology portfolio.

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UK sidelined as Europe looks beyond Brexit in aerospace

PARIS (Reuters) - Britain risks losing clout in the aerospace industry, one of its largest skilled employers, due to concerns over its departure from the European Union, a corporate overhaul at Airbus and a new Franco-German push on defense, industry insiders say.

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French banks could create 1,000 jobs in Paris post-Brexit: lobby

PARIS (Reuters) - French banks could shift about 1,000 jobs currently based in London to Paris to keep staff in the European Union after Britain exits the EU, said the French Banking Federation.

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CEE MARKETS-Zloty falls half a percent as political turmoil weighs

By Krisztina Than BUDAPEST, July 21 (Reuters) - The zloty fell half a percent on Friday, underperforming the region's other currencies as Poland's standoff with the European Union over a judicial reform bill and anti-government protests at home weighed on local markets. Poland's senate was expected to back new powers to enable politicians to appoint supreme court judges, defying the protesters massed in the streets overnight to decry what they see as a move towards authoritarian rul

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UPDATE 1-European shares flat as earnings fail to shake euro gloom

* Paysafe surges on 2.86 billion pound bid (Updates with price moves)

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European shares edge down as euro continues to weigh, earnings in focus

LONDON, July 21 (Reuters) - European shares edged down on Friday as a fresh flow of corporate earnings failed to change the mood of the previous session, dragged down by the European Central Bank's policy meeting, which pushed the euro close to a two-year high.

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Free movement of people to continue for at least two years after Brexit: media

LONDON (Reuters) - The free movement of European Union citizens to Britain will continue for at least two years after Brexit as part of a transitional deal, British media reported on Friday.

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African Markets - Factors to watch on July 21

NAIROBI, July 21 (Reuters) - The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Friday. - - - - - GLOBAL MARKETS The euro held near two-year highs against the dollar on Friday after the head of the European Central Bank said tapering of its stimulus will be on the table this autumn, while a solid global economic outlook kept Asian share prices near decade highs.

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China sends its best warships to European waters

One of China's most-advanced warships is leading a small flotilla to the Baltic Sea, where it will engage in exercises with the Russian Navy.

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Euro at two-year high, Asian shares barely budge

TOKYO (Reuters) - The euro held near two-year highs against the dollar on Friday after the head of the European Central Bank said tapering of its stimulus will be on the table this autumn, while a solid global economic outlook kept Asian share prices near decade highs.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Euro at 2-year high, Asian shares barely budge

TOKYO, July 21 (Reuters) - The euro held near two-year highs against the dollar on Friday after the head of the European Central Bank said tapering of its stimulus will be on the table this autumn, while a solid global economic outlook kept Asian share prices near decade highs.

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Turkey quake to cause small tsunami: EMSC

(Reuters) - A 6.7-magnitude earthquake off the southwestern coast of Turkey could cause a small tsunami in the area, European quake agency EMSC said, although Turkish officials said large waves were more likely than a tsunami.

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EU examines emissions collusion by German car makers: Handelsblatt

BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Commission is examining whether German automakers colluded in systems they used to clean exhaust emissions as part of investigations triggered by the Volkswagen scandal, the Handelsblatt daily reported on Thursday.

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UPDATE 1-EU examines emissions collusion by German car makers-Handelsblatt

BERLIN, July 20 (Reuters) - The European Commission is examining whether German automakers colluded in systems they used to clean exhaust emissions as part of investigations triggered by the Volkswagen scandal, the Handelsblatt daily reported on Thursday.

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EU examines emissions collusion by German car makers-Handelsblatt

BERLIN, July 20 (Reuters) - The European Commission is examining whether German automakers colluded in systems they used to clean exhaust emissions as part of investigations triggered by the Volkswagen scandal, the Handelsblatt daily reported on Thursday.

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Citigroup, Deutsche Bank beef up Frankfurt presence in Brexit response

LONDON/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Two global banks, Citigroup and Deutsche Bank , are beefing up their presence in Frankfurt to deal with the impact of Britain leaving the European Union.

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UPDATE 2-Citigroup, Deutsche Bank beef up Frankfurt presence in Brexit response

LONDON/FRANKFURT, July 20 (Reuters) - Two global banks, Citigroup and Deutsche Bank, are beefing up their presence in Frankfurt to deal with the impact of Britain leaving the European Union.

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EU may not stop democratic slide in Poland but Warsaw risks consequences

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union executive holds only limited leverage to stop ruling nationalists eroding the rule of law in Poland but they risk facing consequences including sharp cuts in EU funds that help develop the ex-communist state.

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Banks hope to keep staff in London if soft Brexit deal struck

LONDON (Reuters) - Banks which are shifting operations to avoid disruption once Britain leaves the European Union hope only a handful of people will eventually have to leave London, industry sources say.

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Europe's cashed-up companies get comfy with capex

LONDON (Reuters) - Sitting on $1 trillion in cash and emerging from years of caution, European companies are now showing the strongest year-on-year growth in capital spending plans in the world.

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EU seeks U.N. alliance against torture trade, lethal drugs

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is rallying dozens of countries to stop the trade of torture equipment and lethal-injection drugs, which could make it harder for the United States to perform executions, a top EU official said on Thursday.

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In beer halls and boardrooms, the Brexit diaspora gets organized

BERLIN (Reuters) - Robert Anderson was enjoying a drink with a compatriot in a Munich beer hall a few weeks before Britain's referendum on leaving the European Union when he realized he and other Britons who stood to lose a lot of rights would have to get organized.

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Citigroup says may need to create 150 jobs in EU due to Brexit

LONDON, July 20 (Reuters) - U.S. bank Citigroup said on Thursday that it may need to create 150 new jobs in the European Union to deal with the impact of Britain leaving the bloc, as it confirmed it would headquarter its EU trading operations in Frankfurt.

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UK government says parliament to debate EU repeal bill on September 7

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will hold its first full parliamentary debate on Sept. 7 on legislation which will sever the country's ties with the European Union, the leader of the lower House of Commons, Andrea Leadsom, said on Thursday.

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UK watchdog said funds poorly prepared for Brexit vote turbulence

LONDON, July 20 (Reuters) - Asset managers did not plan properly or have clear procedures for valuing their property funds under stressed market conditions like those in the aftermath of Britain's June 2016 vote to leave the European Union, the UK's markets watchdog said on Thursday.

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Britain says UK-EU trade deal should be 'one of easiest in human history'

LONDON (Reuters) - A bespoke trade deal between Britain and the European Union should be "one of the easiest in human history" to reach, British trade minister Liam Fox said on Thursday.

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UK to give update on Fox-Sky merger on Thursday -opposition Labour Party

LONDON, July 20 (Reuters) - The British government will update parliament on Thursday on the next steps in Twenty-First Century Fox's bid for European pay-TV group Sky , the opposition Labour Party said on Twitter.

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European shares ride global equity wave, ECB policy meeting eyed

LONDON, July 20 (Reuters) - European shares extended their gains in early deals on Thursday, lifted by buoyant global markets, hours ahead of a highly anticipated policy meeting at the European central bank.

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Asia stocks hit 9-1/2-year high, markets await BOJ, ECB meetings

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian shares scaled near-decade peak on Thursday, bolstered by a surge in global stocks to a record high on strong U.S. corporate earnings, while investors awaited the Japanese and European central bank meetings for clues on their policy outlooks.

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In Poland, an Assault on the Courts Provokes Outrage

Polish leaders want to put courts under political control, prompting protests from the opposition, the European Union and three former Polish presidents.

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Austrian activist, 25,000 supporters seek right to bring class-action suit against Facebook

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) heard arguments on Wednesday over whether to allow a class action suit against Facebook, brought by Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems - and about 25,000 other users across the globe.