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  • Pope likes selfies—and why this matters Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 11:38 PM ET
    Pope Francis I

    Pope Francis plunged headlong on Thursday into some of the most divisive issues in Catholicism — speaking expansively about fighting abortion, contraception and gay marriage.

  • Anti-euro party powers ahead as German elections near Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 7:49 AM ET

    With just days to go until Germans head to the polls, Germany's establishment could still be in for a shock.

  • JPMorgan digs deep to settle 'London Whale' fiasco Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 9:47 AM ET
    Pedestrians walk by JP Morgan Chase & Company headquarters in New York.

    JPMorgan will settle with regulators for nearly $1 billion for the London Whale trading fiasco and other lapses, the Federal Reserve says.

  • Are Bernanke and others blowing a credit bubble? Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 10:58 AM ET

    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and U.K. Finance Minister George Osborne are creating the conditions for the next global credit bubble, according to Societe Generale's Albert Edwards.

  • Lufthansa signs record deal with Boeing, Airbus Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 11:58 AM ET

    German airline Deutsche Lufthansa announced its largest-ever aircraft order on Thursday, worth 14 billion euros ($19.0 billion).

  • Asos gets sales boost on tailor-made prices Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 9:58 AM ET

    Asos, the online fashion retailer, enjoyed a good summer this year with sales soaring 47 percent in the past three months compared with the same time last year.

  • Google to help the French press online Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 10:32 AM ET
    French President Francois Hollande (R) meets with Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt during a signing agreement at the Elysee Presidential Palace on February 1, 2013 in Paris.

    Google has offered an olive branch to France's newspaper industry and government with the launch of a €60m ($81m) fund to support the country's press online.

  • Euro zone’s ‘North-South divide’ to widen further Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 1:59 AM ET

    Economic differences between the euro zone's core and periphery look set to widen as the region's nascent recovery takes hold, according to a new report.

  • Sterling’s Fed honeymoon: Passionate but brief Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 7:10 AM ET

    Sterling enjoyed a short – but significant - fillip following the Fed’s surprise inaction on Wednesday, but the U.K.’s bumpy economic recovery soon put paid to the currency’s spike.

  • Greek premier pleads for halt to violence Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 6:55 AM ET

    The Greek Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras, has issued a plea for calm in a speech, amid protests on the streets of Greece.

  • Iceland’s biggest worry? The euro zone: Premier Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 3:29 AM ET

    The euro zone hasn’t learnt from the collapse of Iceland’s banking system, Iceland’s Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson told CNBC.

  • Portugal back in the spotlight as bailout risks return Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 4:50 AM ET

    As Portugal's international creditors return to begin their delayed review of the country's economy, there are increasing concerns that Portugal could need yet another bailout.

  • Hollande admits French taxes are ‘too much’ Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 1:28 AM ET
    French President Francois Hollande

    France's socialist president François Hollande has admitted that the country is hitting the tax buffers, after his famous election promise to impose a 75 percent tax rate on those earning more than 1 million euros ($1.3 million). The FT reports.

  • Italy seeks to lure back foreign investors Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 2:28 AM ET

    The Italian cabinet on Thursday is set to unveil tax incentives, consulting services and faster start-up rules for foreigners doing business in Italy, in a drive to lure more foreign investment.

  • Greek police raid Golden Dawn after stabbing Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 2:36 AM ET

    Greek police searched the offices of the Golden Dawn party after an anti-racism rapper was stabbed to death by a sympathizer of the far-right group.

  • Berlusconi to stay in politics despite conviction Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 12:16 PM ET

    Silvio Berlusconi vowed on Wednesday to remain at the center of Italian politics even if expelled from parliament because of a tax fraud conviction.

  • Europe’s recovery drive may be stuck in slow lane Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 11:22 AM ET
    Fiat plant in Melfi, Italy

    A sturdy recovery is still a distant prospect for Europe, despite recent upbeat economic data, ratings agency S&P said on Wednesday.

  • Europe sets out plans to stop Libor rigging Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 10:16 AM ET

    European Union regulators proposed new rules on setting commodity and interest-rate benchmarks on Wednesday that backed away from their earlier plans of a sweeping EU oversight.

  • Cyprus on track but bank concerns remain: IMF Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 10:35 AM ET

    Financially stricken Cyprus is on track with reforms to shore up its economy, the IMF said, but added that downside risks lurked from the banking's sector overhaul.

  • Manchester United earnings lifted by sponsorship Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 9:57 AM ET

    Premier League champions Manchester United reported record revenues of £363.2 million ($579.9 million) for the year on Wednesday driven by high-profile sponsorship deals.

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