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EU's Tusk says CETA signing summit still possible on Thursday


BRUSSELS A planned EU-Canada summit to sign a free trade deal was still possible on Thursday, European Council President Donald Tusk said on Wednesday, as Belgian politicians entered a second day of talks on the future of the pact.

GlaxoSmithKline beats forecasts as weak pound provides windfall

LONDON GlaxoSmithKline beat quarterly sales and profit expectations and said it expected even bigger gains in 2016 thanks to a weak pound, which has continued to fall after Britain's vote in June to leave the European Union.

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EU parliament refers scuffling UKIP lawmakers to police

STRASBOURG French police will look into a scuffle in the European Parliament between two members from the UK Independence Party, which left one in hospital with a head injury, the speaker of the EU legislature said on Wednesday.

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EU proposes to phase in some bank capital rules: EU document

LONDON Banks in the European Union will get more time to adjust to new rules aimed at making sure that lenders hold enough capital against risky assets on their trading books, an EU document showed on Wednesday.

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Belgians keep EU, Canada in suspense on trade deal

BRUSSELS Feuding Belgian politicians, keeping Canada and the European Union waiting, resume talks on Wednesday with hopes fading that they will unblock a Transatlantic free trade deal in time for a planned signing summit.

Oct 25 2016

P&G profit beats on cost cuts, demand for home care goods

Procter & Gamble Co , the maker of Tide detergent and Pampers diapers, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by cost-cutting and strong demand for its baby, feminine and home care products. | Video

Oct 25 2016

Failure of EU trade deal would leave Canada in tough position

OTTAWA The looming failure of free trade talks with the European Union would derail Canada's push to reduce its dependence on the United States and potentially complicate negotiations with other nations, such as India and China.

Oct 25 2016

Belgian talks on EU-Canada trade break, to go on Wednesday

BRUSSELS Belgian negotiators failed on Tuesday to break a deadlock between federal and regional authorities that is blocking a free trade deal between the European Union and Canada and will resume early on Wednesday, Foreign Minister Didier Reynders said.

Oct 25 2016

Whirlpool profit and outlook miss estimates; stock falls

CHICAGO Whirlpool Corp reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit on Tuesday and gave a disappointing outlook, citing soft demand, tough competition in the U.S. market and the post-Brexit weakness of the British pound, and its shares fell 12 percent.

Oct 25 2016

Britain's May defies critics to back new $22 billion Heathrow runway

LONDON Britain backed a $22 billion expansion of London's Heathrow Airport on Tuesday, ending 25 years of indecision with an ambitious plan to boost global trade links following the vote to leave the European Union. | Video

Oct 25 2016

German couple accused of torturing women to death appear in court

PADERBORN, Germany A couple accused of luring women to their house in western Germany and torturing them so badly that at least two died went on trial on Wednesday, accused of murder by neglect.

Britain, France want U.N. sanctions over Syria toxic gas attacks

UNITED NATIONS Britain and France pushed on Tuesday for the United Nations Security Council to impose sanctions on Syrian government forces blamed for three gas attacks by an international inquiry as Syrian ally Russia said it was still studying the findings.


PM says Italy cannot handle rate of migrant arrivals

ROME Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Tuesday said that the country cannot handle the same number of migrant arrivals next year that it has seen in 2016, calling on other European countries to do more.

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