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  • The French president Francois Hollande appeared the eternal optimist on Sunday when he told the nation that France was "in recovery" despite economic evidence to the contrary, prompting analysts to say Hollande was refusing to face up to France's economic reality.

  • UK house prices leap to record high Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 2:45 AM ET

    The price of houses in the U.K. hit a record high in July, according to online real estate portal Rightmove, which also doubled its forecast for 2013 prices.

  • Don't panic! UK recovery is 'firmly entrenched' Sunday, 14 Jul 2013 | 7:01 PM ET

    The U.K. economy will expand significantly more than forecast in 2013, according to an economic forecasting group, which has become the latest organization to up its growth outlook for Britain.

  • Business confidence back to financial crisis lows Sunday, 14 Jul 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    Worldwide business confidence has fallen back to its financial crisis lows, according to an economic sentiment survey by Markit.

  • Germany talked to UBS about big bank sale: Report Sunday, 14 Jul 2013 | 12:23 PM ET
    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, Pool)

    Germany approached Swiss Bank UBS to discuss selling the government's stake in Commerzbank, a magazine reported over the weekend.

  • Greece's bank rescue fund picked Eurobank to buy New Hellenic Postbank as part of consolidation in the sector and to meet a condition for the next tranche Greece's bailout.

  • Egypt announces criminal investigation of Morsi Sunday, 14 Jul 2013 | 12:31 AM ET

    Egypt announced a criminal investigation on Saturday against deposed Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

  • The world's largest yachts Saturday, 13 Jul 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    The world’s super yachts are some of the biggest and most expensive toys of the super rich. Which super yachts rank as the largest in 2013? Click ahead to find out!

  • Egypt's Islamists take to streets, protests peaceful Saturday, 13 Jul 2013 | 5:12 AM ET
    Supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi demonstrate in the street earlier this month.

    Tens of thousands of Egyptians marched in Cairo in the early hours of Saturday to demand ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi be reinstated, but there were no deadly clashes.

  • Businesses to cash in on royal seal of approval Saturday, 13 Jul 2013 | 1:58 AM ET
    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge talks with Chief Scout Bear Grylls (2nd L) and Sea Scout Rob Butcher (2nd R) as she attends the National Review of Queen's Scouts at Windsor Castle on April 21, 2013.

    As royalists eagerly await the arrival of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s baby, Britain’s businesses have jumped on the royal bandwagon.

  • Israeli fighter jets and Saudi missiles Saturday, 13 Jul 2013 | 12:17 AM ET

    Earlier this month, a report by Reuters on the state of Israeli air defenses flew under the radar.

  • Packed train derails near Paris, 7 believed dead Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 4:27 PM ET
    Rescuers work at the accident at the Bretigny-sur-Orge station

    A packed passenger train derailed and crashed into a station outside Paris, with at least seven people believed dead and dozens injured on the eve of a holiday weekend, authorities said.

  • Fitch cuts France's rating on budget, economy woes Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 10:37 AM ET

    Fitch on Friday cut France's credit rating to AA-plus on an uncertain economic outlook amid the ongoing euro zone crisis and the need for structural reform.

  • Portugal's bond market tanks as crisis deepens Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 10:36 AM ET
    Lisbon. Portugal

    The yield on Portugal's benchmark government bonds surged on Friday, following demands for a renegotiation of its bailout program, reigniting investor fears about the deteriorating political situation in the country.

  • UK will have to sacrifice some sacred cows Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 7:16 AM ET
    George Osborne, U.K. chancellor of the exchequer, leaves 11 Downing Street to testify at a Parliamentary Treasury Select Committee hearing

    The U.K. government will be forced to slash spending in education, the National Health Service (NHS) and international aid, areas previously ring-fenced from government cuts, according to economists.

  • Ireland set a class apart as S&P upgrades outlook Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 5:28 AM ET

    Ireland got a pat on the back by Standard & Poor's, which raised its outlook on the country's sovereign rating on Friday, highlighting the contrast between Ireland and its struggling euro zone counterparts.

  • Euro Zone Output Down as Recovery Remains Fragile Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 5:19 AM ET

    Euro zone factory output fell in May for the first time in four months, data showed on Friday, suggesting a fragile and uneven recovery in the bloc.

  • Break into the Bank of England… via an app Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 4:48 AM ET
    The Bank of England

    For the first time in its 300-plus-year history, the Bank of England has thrown open the doors of its gold vaults to the public – via a new virtual tour.

  • ECB's Constancio: Policy to remain loose for a while Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 4:13 AM ET

    The European Central Bank's monetary policy will stay loose for an extended period of time as Europe's recovery lags behind the U.S., the vice-president of the European Central Bank told CNBC.

  • Lloyds Sale Could Start as Early as September Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 2:00 AM ET

    As much as half of the government's £18 billion stake in Lloyds Banking Group would be sold to retail investors in a provisional scenario being sketched out by officials, the FT reports.

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