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  • 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.

  • Schneider in $5 billion takeover talks Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 1:30 AM ET
    Jean-Pascal Tricoire, CEO of Schneider Electric

    Schneider Electric said it was in early talks to buy Invensys to boost its industry automation business in a deal valued at about 3.3 billion pounds ($5 billion).

  • ‘Debt Peril’ Awaits UK Households If Rates Rise Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 1:20 AM ET

    Up to 650,000 more UK households face "debt peril" if mortgage rates rise unexpectedly before the economy returns to full strength. The Financial Times reports.

  • Swiss National Bank Sets Itself Up in...Singapore? Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 8:41 PM ET

    Swiss National Bank begins operations in Singapore, seeking to better manage its portfolio of assets denominated in the region's currencies. The Financial Times reports.

  • Portugal Requests Delay of Bailout Review Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 8:40 PM ET

    Portugal's government has requested a delay in the next regular review of the country's bailout by its creditors due to the "current political situation".

  • Royal Baby: Investing Tips for the Future Sovereign? Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 4:09 PM ET

    Which asset class would be an investment fit for the future king or queen? Vote below and let us know.

  • Deja Vu: Greek Unemployment Breaks Another Record Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 11:16 AM ET

    Fuelled by three years of austerity Athens has imposed in return for bailout funds from its foreign lenders, unemployment inched up to 26.9 percent in April.

  • Germany's Largest Landlord Admits 'Rocky' IPO Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 10:46 AM ET

    The CEO of Germany's Deutsche Annington told CNBC the float process had been "rocky", following its stock market debut on Thursday.

  • Top Threats to Euro: Banks and Youth Unemployment? Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 9:43 AM ET

    The poor health of the banking system and youth unemployment are the biggest threats to the euro zone's future economy, according to a Reuters poll of economists on Thursday.

  • Saudi princess charged with US human trafficking Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 9:12 AM ET
    Mugshot of Saudi Princess Meshael Alayban, 42, charged with human trafficking in California.

    Bail is set at $5 million for a Saudi princess accused in California with human trafficking for allegedly holding a domestic worker against her will.

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