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German minister backs K+S's Potash bid rejection

FRANKFURT, July 4 - A German regional minister gave his backing to potash miner K+S's rejection of an $8.8 billion-euro takeover bid by Canada's Potash Corp of Saskatchewan, saying K+S should remain a German company.

M&A, Markets, Stocks, 04 Jul 2015

Italy moves to keep steel, shipbuilder plants open

ROME, July 3 - The Italian government on Friday moved to keep open two major industrial plants which courts had ordered to be closed because of safety and environmental concerns.

03 Jul 2015

Shunning celebrity, judge in Petrobras probe downplays his power

SAO PAULO, July 3 - The judge presiding over Brazil's largest-ever corruption investigation defended his impartiality on Friday, in a case centered on state-run oil firm Petrobras that has swept up some of the country's most powerful executives.

UPDATE 1-Thousands head home after Tennessee train fire forced evacuation

July 3 - About 5,000 residents evacuated after the derailment of a freight train carrying flammable and toxic gas in eastern Tennessee were allowed home on Friday as investigators looked into the cause of the fiery accident.

Investigators probe Tennessee train fire that forced evacuation

July 3 - Investigators on Friday were looking into what caused a freight train carrying flammable and toxic gas to derail and catch fire in Tennessee, forcing the day-long evacuation of 5,000 people, officials said.

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