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EU, United States, strike accord on derivatives regulation

BRUSSELS, July 11 (UPI) -- U.S. and European finance regulators said Thursday they have reached agreement on shared rules for the derivatives market.

Europe falls a bit short on transparency

BRUSSELS, June 13 (UPI) -- Members of the European Union can do more to ensure transparency in the extractive industries, the European commissioner for internal market and services said.

EP panel OKs stricter reporting rules for extractive industries

BRUSSELS, June 3 (UPI) -- Oil and gas companies would have to disclose more details of payments made to national governments under legislation backed by European Parliament committee.

EU locks step with Dodd-Frank

BRUSSELS, April 10 (UPI) -- A European decision on the extractive industries will bring a "new era of transparency" to an industry that often escapes scrutiny, an EU commissioner said.
Jack Lew to press for stimulus in Europe

Jack Lew to press for stimulus in Europe

BRUSSELS, April 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew's two-day trip to Europe will center on increasing demand to stimulate the global economy, a senior official said.

French dis-connection

PARIS, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- The downgrading of its debt by Moody's led to a further downgrade of the eurozone's two bailout funds. France is becoming part of the euro's problem, rather than part of a solution.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
Obama to push 'immediate' euro rescue plan

Obama to push 'immediate' euro rescue plan

BERLIN, June 7 (UPI) -- Europe has weeks to save the euro and must create an "immediate" rescue plan, the United States and Britain plan to tell Germany Thursday, Britain said.

White House: New moves ahead to save euro

BRUSSELS, June 6 (UPI) -- Europe will likely soon step up its effort to overcome the euro crisis, the White House said, as Spain said it could no longer save its banking system alone.

The euro's new rules

BASEL, Switzerland, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The euro crisis grinds on but we have learned some useful and long-denied realities.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Euro crisis turns surreal

PARIS, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The euro crisis is becoming surreal, in that everything that possibly could go wrong is now doing so, all at once.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

EU commissioner proposes a bank tax

BRUSSELS, May 26 (UPI) -- The European Union commissioner for internal markets proposed an international effort to tax banks to avoid future taxpayer bailouts.

French fishermen call off blockade

PARIS, April 16 (UPI) -- French fishermen called off a blockade of English Channel ferry ports Thursday after the government said it would release $5 million to support the industry.

EU rejects U.S. poultry, maintains ban

BRUSSELS, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- European Union agriculture ministers have voted to keep United States poultry out of European market because of U.S. cleaning practices.
Food crisis multidimensional, analysts say

Food crisis multidimensional, analysts say

UNITED NATIONS, April 27 (UPI) -- The rise in worldwide food prices left traders in Chicago scrambling to keep up with orders and Egyptians rioting for bread, economists say.
France's food fight

France's food fight

LONDON, April 16 (UPI) -- France has fought a stubborn and increasingly desperate rearguard action for the past 30 years to protect its farmers against the competition of world markets through the mechanism of Europe's Common Agricultural Policy. But the answer to food shortages is fewer tariffs and more competition for farmers everywhere to sell wherever they can.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

U.S., France offer to help Lebanon

WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- France and the United States Monday offered to help Lebanon defend its sovereignty.

Rice warns North Korea, assures allies

WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice warned North Korea Monday the United States can defend itself and its allies against any nuclear threat.

French minister hopeful on EU referendum

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia, April 4 (UPI) -- French Foreign Minister Michel Barnier said Monday he believes the French people will approve a forthcoming referendum on the European Union constitution.

French challenge U.S. on Sudan

UNITED NATIONS, March 24 (UPI) -- France delayed introduction of a resolution to the U.N. Security Council Thursday to try Sudanese war crimes at the International Criminal Court.

Bush tells Syria to leave Lebanon

WASHINGTON, March 2 (UPI) -- President Bush bluntly told Syria Wednesday to remove its troops and intelligence operatives from Lebanon.

U.S.: no sign Syrians leaving Lebanon

WASHINGTON, March 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department said Tuesday there were no signs Syria would withdraw from Lebanon in line with U.N. resolutions.

U.S., France demand Syrian withdrawal

LONDON, March 1 (UPI) -- The United States and France Tuesday reiterated their call for a full and immediate withdrawal of all Syrian military and intelligence forces from Lebanon. U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and French Foreign Minister Michel Barnier made the demand

Rice: Syria must withdraw from Lebanon

LONDON, March 1 (UPI) -- Syria must immediately withdraw from Lebanon, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice reiterated Tuesday.

U.S. mourns slain Lebanese leader

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department condemned the killing of former Lebanese leader Rafik Hariri, coupling it with a call for Syria to withdraw from the country.

Rice: U.S., Europe must work together

PARIS, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday the United States and Europe must work together to advance common ideals.
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