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  • 'Uneasy Calm' in Euro Zone Bonds Could Be Over Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 3:49 AM ET

    Attention may be focused on rising yields in major economies, but Europe's peripheral bond yields are also on the rise again.

  • Vodafone Bids $13.3 Billion for German Cable Giant Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 3:37 AM ET

    British mobile operator Vodafone said on Wednesday it had made an offer to buy Germany's biggest cable company Kabel Deutschland.

  • Turkish Police Clear Square After Night of Turmoil Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 3:33 AM ET

    Turkish riot police fought running battles with pockets of protesters overnight, clearing the central Istanbul square that has been the focus of nearly two weeks of protests.

  • Sainsbury Outshines Tesco with Quarterly Sales Rise Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 2:16 AM ET

    J Sainsbury, Britain's No. 3 supermarket chain, met forecasts for underlying sales growth in its first quarter, outperforming major rivals.

  • Want to Attend G8? Britain Tells Leaders to Pay Up Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 1:54 AM ET

    Two days of accommodation at a lakeside golf hotel in Northern Ireland don't come cheap- and Britain has irritated its fellow Group of Eight states by sending them hefty advance bills for the summit it is hosting there.

  • MSCI Lowers Greece to Emerging Market Status Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 1:49 AM ET

    Equity index provider MSCI on Tuesday lowered Greece to emerging market from developed market status, citing failure to qualify on several criteria for market accessibility.

  • ECB Board Member: Room to Cut Rates Further Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 1:21 AM ET

    The European Central Bank has room to cut interest rates further, Executive Board member Peter Praet said on Tuesday, adding that the central bank is paying "great attention" to euro zone inflation.

  • Turkish Police and Protesters Clash Again Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 12:14 AM ET

    Taksim Square erupted in chaos on Tuesday night as the police hit protesters with tear gas and water cannons, sending thousands of people fleeing streets. The New York Times reports.

  • Greek State TV, Radio Broadcasts Go Off the Air Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 7:37 PM ET
    Thousands of demonstrators gather outside the Greek public television and radio broadcaster ERT headquarters in Athens northern suburb, after Greece's government announced on June 11, 2013 the immediate closure of ERT in a move that reportedly affects about 2,700 jobs

    Greek state TV and radio went off air Tuesday, after the government said it would temporarily close state-run broadcasts and lay off 2,500 workers.

  • GlaxoSmithKline Fires R&D Boss in Data Scandal Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 6:35 PM ET
    A worker in vaccine production at drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline in Saint-Amand-les-Eaux, France.

    GlaxoSmithKline fired the head of its R&D operations in China after a tipster spurred an inquiry that found "misrepresented" data were used in a multiple sclerosis study.

  • Turkish Turmoil: Scenes From the Protests Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 6:10 PM ET
    Protesters respond as riot police use tear gas to disperse the crowd during a demonstration near Taksim Square on June 11, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. Istanbul has seen protests rage on for days, with two protesters and one police officer killed

    A series of protests in Turkey against the government of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has rocked that country, rattling investor confidence. Click here to see more.

  • Airbus Sets First Flight of New A350 Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 5:16 PM ET

    With next week's Paris Air Show just around the corner, Airbus announced on Tuesday that the first flight of its new A350 XWB (extra wide body) jet will take place on Friday.

  • Floods Could Cost Germany Billions in Damage Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 2:29 PM ET
    Firemen evacuate residents from a district flooded by the Saale river in Meissen, Germany. Flooding in some areas of eastern and southern Germany is the worst in 400 years. At least four people are dead and tens of thousands have been forced from their homes.

    Floods that have devastated parts of Germany could briefly impede growth in Europe's biggest economy and result in an economic loss of 12 billion euros.

  • Apollo Snaps Up $155 Million of Premier Foods Debt Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 1:32 PM ET
    ars of Branston Pickle, produced by Premier Foods Plc, are displayed for sale at a supermarket in London, U.K.

    Apollo Global Management has snapped up £100 million ($155 million) of debt in Premier Foods, Britain's biggest branded goods company.

  • In Spain's Crisis, Hide the Oranges Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 1:19 PM ET
    A farmer in Valencia, Spain shows off his crop of oranges. The area is famous for producing high quality fruit.

    Spain's crisis has created orange grove gangs who rob agricultural commodities worth thousands.

  • Clashes as Turkish Riot Police Enter Taksim Square Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 12:11 PM ET

    Turkish riot police fired water cannons and teargas at hundreds of anti-government protesters in Istanbul's Taksim Square on Tuesday, but the country's prime minister remained defiant.

  • EU Unveils Plan to Halt European Steel Sector Decline Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 11:06 AM ET

    The European Commission unveiled an array of measures and recommendations on Tuesday to revive Europe's steel industry, hurt by tumbling demand and plant closures.

  • Asleep on the Job: Banker’s Costly Nap Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 7:49 AM ET

    A German bank employee accidentally transferred millions from a customer’s account when he fell asleep at his computer.

  • French Homeless Squat in Offices Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 5:49 AM ET
    Migrants look at their windows in a former retirement house while gendarmes prepare to evacuate them

    The squat at Number 2 rue de Valenciennes is both a political battleground and a symbol of France's dysfunctional housing market.

  • Is Russia Too Corrupt for International Business? Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 5:30 AM ET

    Despite efforts by the Russian government to tackle corruption, concerns are mounting that a failure to stamp out the practice will continue to damage the country's international reputation and, ultimately, its economy.

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