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Europe subdued, Russia shares tumble on new sanctions

The euro was stuck near its lowest level since November and Russian shares tumbled for a third straight day on Monday as new European sanctions for Moscow chilled the already frosty relationship between the two.

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Russia takes aim at McDonald's burgers as U.S. ties worsen

McDonald's burgers and shakes may become the latest victims of worsening ties between Moscow and Washington after a Russian consumer watchdog agency accused the U.S. chain of sanitary violations.

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EU reaches preliminary deal on Russia economic sanctions

European Union ambassadors reached a preliminary agreement on Friday to push ahead with hard-hitting economic sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis but details remained to be worked out, diplomats said.

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Swatch Group denies working with Apple on smartwatch

Swiss watchmaker Swatch Group has denied a media report saying it was working with technology company Apple on a smartwatch, a wearable device with interactive functions.

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ECB says website hacked, no sensitive data affecte

The European Central Bank said on Thursday its website had been hacked and some email addresses and other contact information stolen but insisted no market-sensitive data were affected.

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Google under fire from regulators over response to EU privacy ruling

Google's handling of "right to be forgotten" requests from European citizens will come under fire from the continent's privacy watchdogs on Thursday, after the search engine restricted the removal of Internet links to European sites only.

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TalkTalk attracts 185,000 new customers to its family TV offer

British broadband provider TalkTalk added 185,000 subscribers to its TV service in its first quarter, taking its base to more than 1.1 million and helping revenue rise 3.1 percent to 434 million pounds ($741 million).

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EBay plans to expand in Russia despite sanctions

Internet auction site eBay Inc said it planned to expand in Russia, still its top priority among emerging marketseven though the country faces increasing Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.

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StubHub was victim of cyber fraud ring; arrests to be announced

eBay Inc's StubHub online ticket resale service said it was the victim of a massive international cyber fraud ring, the details of which authorities plan to disclose on Wednesday as they announce arrests in the case.

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Fighting flares in Ukraine as crash investigators arrive

Fighting flared in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Monday as investigators began to inspect the bodies of victims of the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 last week.

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Ze Germans - 10 points to PR success in Germany

After successfully developing an innovative start-up on home soil, the next step for many American companies is setting a course for the great leap across the pond. In case a start-up aims at expanding to the German market, 10 points in regards to PR strategies need to be kept in mind.

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin speaks during a news conference on the second day of the G20 summit in Los Cabos June 19, 2012. REUTERS/Andres Stapff

Further sanctions would have 'chilling effect' on Russia: IIF

The Institute of International Finance warned on Friday that further sanctions on Russia would have a "broader chilling effect on Russia" and its companies who are already largely excluded from raising foreign capital.

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Apple should do more to tackle in-app purchases problem: EU

Apple has provided no concrete and immediate solutions to tackle the problem of adults and children racking up credit card bills by making "in-app" purchases on tablets and mobile phones, the European Commission said on Friday.

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Malaysian airliner downed in Ukraine war zone, 295 dead

A Malaysian airliner was brought down in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, killing all 295 people aboard and sharply raising the stakes in a conflict between Kiev and pro-Moscow rebels that has set Russia and the West at daggers drawn.

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LVMH and eBay settle litigation over fake goods

LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton and eBay Inc have settled a long-running court battle over the sale of counterfeit luxury goods on the U.S. company's online auction website.

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