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  • EU warns Russia against using gas for politics Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 8:17 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— The European Union is warning Russia that interfering with gas deliveries to Ukraine to apply political pressure would backfire by damaging its reputation as a reliable supplier for the EU.

  • BRUSSELS,- The European Parliament backed a law on Wednesday to help keep alien species of plants and wildlife out of Europe and limit their spread in the event they do get in. Non-native plant and animal life are estimated to cost the European Union 12 billion euros a year in damage and control costs.

  • European markets close: Banks drive rally     Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a European rally led by a drop in euro zone inflation to 0.5% and a rally in financials.

  • EU banking union 'bogus': Pro     Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 3:45 AM ET

    Philippe Legrain, author of the European Spring, discusses why he thinks the banking union is "bogus".

  • Here's what you need to know about Ukraine crisis Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 3:40 PM ET
    Demonstrators hold Russian flags during a rally in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on April 5, 2014.

    At the end of February, Ukraine's months-long conflict erupted into a series of violent clashes. Here's what you should know.

  • *German RWE begins small gas deliveries to Ukraine. VELKE KAPUSANY, Slovakia/ FRANKFURT, April 15- U nprecedented talks across the European Union on Tuesday showed it scrambling for solutions on the ground to break its dependence on Russian gas and help supply Ukraine.

  • CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including pressure on Italian stocks, and a rise for London home prices.

  • Warnings fly in tense call between Obama and Putin Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 9:38 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House April 14, 2014 in Washington.

    President Obama said to President Putin during a phone call that Russia would have to face further sanctions if it continues its actions in Ukraine.

  • Global markets: European shares lower     Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 6:12 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as the annual rate of inflation in the United Kingdom drops to 1.6 %.

  • LUXEMBOURG, April 14- The European Union agreed on Monday to step up sanctions against Russia over Ukraine by expanding a list of people targeted with asset freezes and visa bans, and said the bloc could hold an emergency summit next week to adopt further measures.

  • LUXEMBOURG, April 14- The European Union could hold an emergency summit next week to impose further sanctions against Russia if there is no breakthrough at talks with Ukraine scheduled for Thursday in Geneva, France's foreign minister said on Monday.

  • European markets bounce back     Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including pressures from potential QE in the euro zone and a down day for financials and airlines.

  • PRAGUE, April 14- The Czech Republic wants to continue expanding nuclear energy capacity despite cancelling a tender to build two new units and believes the European Union should be more supportive of atomic power, Industry Minister Jan Mladek said on Monday.

  • EU moves to sanction more Russians over Ukraine Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 9:31 AM ET

    LUXEMBOURG— European Union foreign ministers decided Monday to sanction more Russians with asset freezes and visa bans as a sign of the trade bloc's outrage over Moscow's ongoing interference in Ukraine, a high-ranking EU official announced.

  • LUXEMBOURG, April 14- The European Union threatened Russia with more sanctions on Monday over its actions in eastern Ukraine, which Britain said was being destabilised by Moscow, although some EU states said diplomacy should be given more time.

  • CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including news Glencore Xstrata is selling its Peruvian mine.

  • Axel Weber, chairman of UBS, says that the problems in the euro zone still remain and debt markets are "underpricing" the risk.

  • LUXEMBOURG, April 14- European Union foreign ministers will hold talks on Monday to discuss how to toughen sanctions against Russia for its actions in Ukraine without losing the support of some EU governments worried about antagonising a power with an energy stranglehold over Europe.

  • *France looking to expand business ties to Latin America. HAVANA, April 12- France's foreign minister met with Cuban President Raul Castro on Saturday during the first visit to the island by such a high-ranking French official in 31 years and a sign of the quickening pace of improving ties between the European Union and Havana.

  • CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the selloff in tech and the chances of QE in the EU.

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