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TOP STORIES FROM EUROPE AT 1115 GMT
- Arkansas' Honorable nominated to federal post
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — President Barack Obama has nominated the chairwoman of the Arkansas Public Service Commission to serve on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
- $150K food safety grant to Trudeau Institute
SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — The Trudeau Institute in the Adirondacks has received a $150,000 federal grant to help fight food poisoning.
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- Largest UK retailer warns on profits, shares drop
LONDON (AP) — Tesco shares have dropped sharply after Britain's largest retailer by revenue issued another profit warning and slashed its dividend to shareholders by 75 percent.
- Russia's Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on pro-Russian separatists to release Ukrainian soldiers who have been surrounded by the rebels in eastern Ukraine.
- Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff in overhaul
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters.
- Worrying eurozone inflation sags again to 0.3 pct
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Inflation in the 18 countries that use the euro sank to 0.3 percent in August, a worrying sign of economic weakness that is putting pressure on the European Central Bank to take drastic steps to save a stalling recovery.
- EU weighs Ukraine policy, Russia sanctions
MILAN (AP) — European Union foreign ministers on Friday were set to weigh adopting a tougher stance on the Ukraine crisis amid increasing calls to beef up economic sanctions against Russia.
- Chinese e-commerce rivals challenge Alibaba
BEIJING (AP) — China's biggest property developer, Wanda Group, and Internet giants Baidu and Tencent unveiled a new e-commerce venture Friday in a challenge to industry leader Alibaba Group ahead of its U.S. stock offering.
- Eying China, Japan seeks record defense budget
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Defense Ministry is requesting its biggest ever budget to bolster its military ability to defend remote southern islands amid China's growing activity in the area.
- Key events in the history of Malaysia Airlines
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Key dates in the history of Malaysia Airlines from its start as a one route airline until its almost unfathomable double passenger jet disasters in 2014.
- Asia stocks drift, Tokyo steadies after weak data
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets drifted Friday following Japanese data showing that the region's second biggest economy is struggling to recover from a sales tax hike. European shares were marginally higher even as a report said eurozone inflation slipped.
- Earnings schedule for the week of 9/1/2014
There are no major companies scheduled to report quarterly earnings next week.
- Sedgwick district attorney warns of mail theft
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Sedgwick County district attorney says reports of mail theft are increasing in Wichita.