* Fukushima's slow decontamination prevents evacuees returning
BRUSSELS, Aug 31 - Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico slammed European Union sanctions on Russia as "meaningless and counterproductive" and threatened to veto additional measures, highlighting the internal divide within the EU over its tough stance on Russia.
BRUSSELS, Aug 31 - European Union officials will draw up proposals for new sanctions on Russia over its action in Ukraine within a week, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said on Sunday.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug 30 - California's lawmakers ended a two-year session on Saturday with a package of bills that reflected deep disagreement over pressing issues including undocumented migrants, the social safety net and measures to cope with a severe drought.
PARIS, Aug 29 - French low-cost telecoms carrier Iliad is ahead of schedule on its 2015 goal to reach annual sales of 4 billion euros ($5.3 billion) and will probably have 15 percent mobile market share by the end of this year, its finance chief said.
No related earnings announcements are currently scheduled within the next 7 days.