A long-awaited trial over the biggest U.S. offshore oil spill began on Monday, with governments, businesses and individuals blaming BP Plc mostly for the 2010 disaster that killed 11 rig workers and spilled 4 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.
An inconclusive election result in Italy that raises the specter of policy deadlock in the euro zone's third largest economy, appears to have stopped a stellar euro rally and could mark a turnaround in the currency's recent good fortunes, analysts said.
Italy faced political deadlock on Tuesday after a stunning election that saw the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement of comic Beppe Grillo become the strongest party in the country.
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is expected to provide soothing words about the Fed's easy money policies, but markets may react more to new bearish concerns out of Europe.
Mozilla is hoping to do for the mobile phone industry what it did for browsers: offer more choice and a more open platform for developers.
Furniture retailer Ikea says it has halted all sales of meatballs in Sweden after Czech authorities detected horse meat.
The U.K.'s biggest homebuilders have reported sharp increases in profits and signaled a positive year ahead though analysts question whether the good times will last against a backdrop of economic woes.
Royalty Pharma has made a $6.6 billion bid to buy Elan, seeking to scupper the drugmaker's plan to spend most of the proceeds from a major drug sale on deals.
France has been called the euro zone's 'problem child' but on several key economic metrics the U.K. isn't performing much better.
Forty-five people have been arrested in Spain during disturbances following a demonstration on Saturday by tens of thousands of people against spending cuts and allegations of government corruption.
British state-backed lender Royal Bank of Scotland is set to signal this week that it plans a partial sale of its U.S. bank Citizens this year or next.
Peter Toogood, Investment services director at Old Broad Street Research, tells CNBC that UK house prices have been declining since 2007.
An independent Scotland will be able to keep the pound, the UK government will argue next month – but only if Scottish ministers accept budget constraints set by London. The Financial Times reports.
Cypriot president-elect Nicos Anastasiades faces weeks of difficult talks with foreign lenders on a financial rescue for the island nation after sweeping to a resounding victory in a run-off election on Sunday.
At the root of Moody's decision to downgrade Britain's credit rating is a crucial economic reality: Britain has begun to trail its peers in Europe - even bailed-out euro zone economies - when it comes to bringing down its budget deficit and making it attractive for foreigners to buy its exports. The New York Times reports.
Moody's downgrade is a blow to the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, who has stuck to his plan to reduce government spending in the face of slowing economic growth.
The Spanish king's son-in-law appeared before a judge on the island of Mallorca on Saturday to respond to charges of tax fraud in a six-million-euro embezzlement case that has eroded public support for the once-popular royal family.
Two of the four leading candidates in the Italian election are convicted criminals. Such is the state of politics in the world's third most indebted country as Italians go to the polls this weekend to choose a new government.
Microsoft said a small number of its computers were infected with malware in an attack similar to the recent ones on Apple and Facebook. There was no evidence of customer data being affected.
Some concept cars never became production models, and they're holy grails for certain collectors. Read our list of 10 cars that never made it to the showroom.
Bitcoin fans learnt that one of the virtual currency's exchanges will enforce customer verification checks from Thursday.
Google is challanging Apple's iPhone with MotoX, the FT reports.
The recent move by the Swiss government to allow banks to sidestep secrecy laws won't prevent them from depositing money in the country.
Dolly Parton has formally opened the doors of the latest addition to her growing Dollywood theme park empire, the "DreamMore" resort.
Tania Bryer speaks to fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg about her extraordinary life.
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