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  • UK firms face probe over rogue detectives Friday, 4 Oct 2013 | 8:58 AM ET

    Nineteen blue-chip British companies who hired corrupt private investigators will be investigated for criminal offences, a U.K. watchdog said.

  • Telecoms industry in ‘eat-or-be-eaten’ mode Friday, 4 Oct 2013 | 7:58 AM ET

    Big moves in the telecoms sector this week highlight the waning attraction of the heavily saturated U.S. and Europe markets and are also a clear sign that the industry could soon be dominated by just a few big players.

  • China charm offensive may not revive UK investment Friday, 4 Oct 2013 | 10:15 AM ET
    Prime Minister David Cameron (R) and Chancellor George Osborne (L)

    Politicians like Chancellor George Osborne are off to China to try and drum up business. Will it work?

  • France targets Amazon to protect bookshops Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 3:29 PM ET

    France's parliament has passed a law preventing internet booksellers from offering free delivery in an effort to protect bookshops from Amazon. FT.

  • What’s the deal with the Commonwealth? Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 11:55 AM ET

    Is the loss of Gambia from the Commonwealth a cause for concern for either the U.K. or Gambian citizens?

  • Ireland’s latest austerity cut: Its government Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 6:10 AM ET

    Ireland is set to enact the most fundamental change to any bailed-out country’s political system since the euro zone credit crisis began.

  • More workers are ‘close to breaking point’ Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 5:46 AM ET

    A growing number of British workers are "close to breaking point," according to new research, which reveals that people are working harder, despite signs of a turnaround in the U.K.'s economy.

  • Budget tensions flare up... in Europe Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 7:39 AM ET
    The European Parliament in Belgium

    European Union lawmakers have thrown out cuts made to the 2014 budget for the 28-country bloc, further inflaming tensions over the long-running spending battle.

  • It's not 'game-over' for Berlusconi yet, analysts say Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 2:22 AM ET
    Silvio Berlusconi;Renato Brunetta

    After making a dramatic U-turn to support Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta, analysts are asking what's left for Silvio Berlusconi.

  • Gazprom could face anti-trust charges: EU regulator Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 4:50 AM ET

    Russian gas company Gazprom faces being charged with antitrust practices, the head of the European Union's (EU) antitrust regulator said on Thursday.

  • Payday lenders: Is the 'clock ticking'? Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 3:22 AM ET

    Lenders who loan small amounts of money at high interest rates to borrowers until their next payday or welfare payout face new restrictions.

  • Golden Dawn party leader Nikolaos Mihaloliakos delivering a speech to members in February.

    The leader of Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party was sent to jail pending trial on charges of belonging to a criminal group, a court official told Reuters early on Thursday, the first such action in decades against an elected party chief.

  • 'Incomprehension': Europe flummoxed by US shutdown Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 3:42 PM ET

    European leaders have garnered thinly veiled—and sometimes overt—criticism from across the Atlantic for how they've navigated their domestic crises.

  • BP wins reprieve over Gulf spill payouts Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 1:38 AM ET

    BP won a legal reprieve in its effort to force the administrator of a settlement related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

  • He said what?! Silvio Berlusconi's 'greatest' hits Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 8:26 AM ET
    Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi

    Silvio Berlusconi is renowned for his off-color remarks and personal scandal.

  • Trichet: 'Totally absurd' not to raise debt limit Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 12:05 PM ET
    Jean-Claude Trichet, former president of the European Central Bank

    The former president of the European Central Bank also told CNBC the shutdown signals "enormous difficulty" for the nation's democratic processes.

  • 'Our plan is to back business': UK Prime Minister Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 8:20 AM ET
    British Prime Minister David Cameron

    U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron used his closing speech at his party's conference to reiterate the Conservatives' commitment to business, calling Britain "the land of opportunity".

  • ECB keeps all options open to support recovery Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 8:43 AM ET

    The European Central Bank on Wednesday left the door open for further ultra-cheap loans to European banks, saying the bank had an array of instruments at its disposal to support the nascent recovery.

  • Why Europe is crying over spilled milk Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 9:25 AM ET

    Plans to scrap the European Union's milk quota have been met with anger as politicians and analysts warn that volatility in prices could hit some countries' already-fragile economies.

  • Letta wins confidence vote as Berlusconi backs down Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 7:44 AM ET
    Italian prime minister Enrico Letta

    Italy's Prime Minister Enrico Letta has won a vote of confidence by a resounding margin, just days after his government seemed to be teetering on the brink of collapse.

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