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Japan October trade deficit nearly doubles on energy bills
Japan October trade deficit nearly doubles on energy bills

Japan's October trade deficit nearly doubled from a year ago, official data showed Wednesday, as soaring post-Fukushima energy bills eclipsed an improving export picture.

Japan October trade deficit nearly doubles on energy bills
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Ukraine to debate Tymoshenko bill to save EU deal

Ukraine's parliament on Tuesday was set to debate a bill to let jailed former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko go abroad for treatment in a last-ditch attempt to save a crucial deal with the European Union.

Ukraine to debate Tymoshenko bill to save EU deal
Crisis-hit Maldives hold new presidential vote
Crisis-hit Maldives hold new presidential vote

The Maldives on Saturday voted in a run-off presidential election held under intense international pressure to elect a new leader and end months of political unrest.

Crisis-hit Maldives hold new presidential vote
Don't ignore Myanmar politics, Suu Kyi tells EU investors
Don't ignore Myanmar politics, Suu Kyi tells EU investors

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday told a European Union business forum that investors should not ignore the country's political challenges as it heads towards crucial 2015 elections.

Don't ignore Myanmar politics, Suu Kyi tells EU investors
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EU follows US in allowing portable electronics in-flight

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) said Wednesday it will allow passengers to use a range of mobile electronic devices in flight with very few restrictions.

EU follows US in allowing portable electronics in-flight
Rakhat Aliyev. ©youtube.com
Rakhat Aliyev no longer has Austrian passport

Austrian authorities have cancelled Rakhat Aliyev’s passport.

Rakhat Aliyev no longer has Austrian passport
©Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach
Euro "too strong", says European Commission's Tajani

European Commission Vice President Antonio Tajani said Wednesday the euro was overvalued and urged the zone's central bank to help exporters by weakening the single currency.

Euro "too strong", says European Commission's Tajani
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Morocco unveils scheme to recognise illegal immigrants

Morocco has unveiled details of an "exceptional operation" to give official papers to some of its 25,000-40,000 illegal immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa, many of whom hope to reach Europe.

Morocco unveils scheme to recognise illegal immigrants
European Union Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner, Olli Rehn.©Reuters/Francois Lenoir
EU to hold France, Germany to account in push for growth

The EU will this week test a new system to ensure states toe economic rules when it decides whether to challenge eurozone giants Germany and France, over their growth and deficit policies.

EU to hold France, Germany to account in push for growth
Ukraine talks deadlocked as EU clock ticks down
Ukraine talks deadlocked as EU clock ticks down

Ukraine's parliament on Friday failed to end days of deadlock over legislation that would allow jailed former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko to go abroad for treatment and pave the way for the signing of a key EU accord.

Ukraine talks deadlocked as EU clock ticks down
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EU countries resist extradition of fugitive Kazakhstan tycoons

Some of the EU countries are resisting extradition of fugitive Kazakhstan tycoon.

EU countries resist extradition of fugitive Kazakhstan tycoons
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Elephants walk Almaty first time in 23 years

Elephants walk Almaty first time in 23 years

Elephants walk Almaty first time in 23 years
Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry. Photo by Marat Abilov©
Kazakhstan mulls introducing visa-free entry for EU countries

Kazakhstan is planing to introduce visa-free regime for several European Union countries for summer periods starting from 2014.

Kazakhstan mulls introducing visa-free entry for EU countries
Kerry seeks EU support on Syria after G20 split
Kerry seeks EU support on Syria after G20 split

US Secretary of State John Kerry will Saturday seek to rally EU support for military strikes against Syria after a G20 summit failed to resolve bitter divisions between Washington and Moscow.

Kerry seeks EU support on Syria after G20 split
Photo by Marat Abilov©
Transport Ministry wants Kazakhstan airlines out of EU blacklist by year end

Kazakhstan Transport and Communications Ministry is planning to remove Kazakhstan airlines from the EU blacklist by the end of the year.

Transport Ministry wants Kazakhstan airlines out of EU blacklist by year end
Situation around Mr. Mukhtar Ablyazov will have no impact on Kazakhstan’s relations with the European Union: Foreign Ministry
Situation around Mr. Mukhtar Ablyazov will have no impact on Kazakhstan’s relations with the European Union: Foreign Ministry

Kazakhstan plays a crucial role for the EU given Kazakhstan’s proximity to sources of global instability.

Situation around Mr. Mukhtar Ablyazov will have no impact on Kazakhstan’s relations with the European Union: Foreign Ministry
Greek deputies approve reform bill tied to EU-IMF loans
Greek deputies approve reform bill tied to EU-IMF loans

Greece's parliament early on Thursday narrowly approved a sweeping bill of reforms tied to the country's next tranche of EU-IMF loans.

Greek deputies approve reform bill tied to EU-IMF loans
Greek PM faces week of protests over new austerity bill
Greek PM faces week of protests over new austerity bill

Greece's prime minister faces protests this week over a bill that must pass for the country to receive a fresh tranche of EU-IMF aid.

Greek PM faces week of protests over new austerity bill
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Astana administration undertakes to lower greenhouse gas emissions

Kazakhstan's capital Astana officially joined the European initiative 'Covenant of Mayors' in Brissels.

Astana administration undertakes to lower greenhouse gas emissions
Merkel to miss Croatia EU entry ceremony
Merkel to miss Croatia EU entry ceremony

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's decision to skip weekend celebrations marking Croatia's entry into the European Union sparked uproar on Friday in the Balkan state.

Merkel to miss Croatia EU entry ceremony