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  • BRUSSELS, Oct 21- The European Union imposed sanctions on Tuesday on 12 Syrian government ministers, two senior military figures and a United Arab Emirates company it accused of helping supply oil to Syria. The EU imposed similar sanctions on Colonel Mohammed Bilal, a senior officer in the Air Force Intelligence Service of Syria, and Major-General Ghassan...

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 21- European Union antitrust regulators are set to fine JPMorgan, UBS and Credit Suisse collectively over $115 million for rigging Swiss franc LIBOR benchmark interest rates, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters. Royal Bank of Scotland alerted the European Commission to the wrongdoing and so would not be penalized for its own role in the...

  • OSLO, Oct 20- The United States and European Union want the U.N. to stress the low cost of fighting climate change in a draft handbook on the issue that it is compiling, a leaked document showed on Tuesday. The United States wants the handbook to do more to show that the costs of action "will be almost insignificant relative to projected growth," the document showed.

  • European markets close: ECB QE     Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the ECB's buying of covered bonds and SAP reports a disappointing earnings outlook.

  • Pedestrians sit at outdoor tables beneath McDonald's branded parasols at a closed McDonald's Corp. restaurant, the first to open in the Soviet Union, on Pushkin Square in Moscow, Russia.

    Russia is increasing hygiene and finance related probes on McDonald's chain outlets, reports the Financial Times.

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 20- The European Union has ended a long-running telecoms row with China, the EU's trade chief said on Monday, dropping a threat to levy punitive tariffs on Chinese telecoms exports and easing tensions between two of the world's top trading powers. As Reuters reported exclusively on Oct. 8, the deal struck between Brussels and Beijing sets out a...

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 20- The European Union has ended a long-running telecoms row with China, the EU's trade chief said on Monday, dropping a threat to levy punitive tariffs on Chinese telecoms exports and easing tensions between two of the world's top trading powers. As Reuters reported exclusively on Oct. 8, the deal struck between Brussels and Beijing sets out a...

  • EU seeks $1.27 billion in Ebola aid for W. Africa Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 5:55 AM ET

    LUXEMBOURG— The European Union committed itself Monday to step up efforts toward getting 1 billion euros in aid to fight Ebola in West Africa and rejected the idea of halting direct flights coming from the region. So far, the overall anti-Ebola total for the EU, including EU national contributions, stands at 500 million euros, with Britain contributing 160...

  • Germany, France hammer out EU budget deal: Report Sunday, 19 Oct 2014 | 10:32 AM ET

    Germany and France are secretly discussing a deal to let European officials approve Paris's draft 2015 budget, a report said on Sunday.

  • We may give Ukraine gas this winter: Russia Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 1:02 PM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin

    Russia and Ukraine agreed to a deal for gas supplies for the winter period.

  • European markets close: Greece rebounds     Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 11:26 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the ECB's announcement to reduce its "haircut" on Greek debt.

  • EU, Singapore conclude investment protection talks Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 7:43 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, Oct 17- The European Union has concluded talks on a free trade deal with Singapore by adding investor protection clauses, which critics like Germany say give multinationals too much power. German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said last month that Germany rejected investment protection agreements and that it would not sign a trade pact concluded...

  • Can EU muddle through economic tension?     Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 6:53 AM ET

    Douglas Rediker, International Capital Strategies, provides perspective on whether a cohesive unit in Europe can address its economic concerns as the ECB considers quantitative easing against Germany's push back.

  • Will QE1 ever happen in Europe?     Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 6:51 AM ET

    There's a rebound in European market Friday but the problems that plague the euro zone are not going away any time soon, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • European bonds: It's every country for itself now Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 1:32 PM ET
    A visitor walks beneath a display of stock market information at the Athens Stock Exchange, Oct. 15, 2014.

    After more than a year of interest rates across Europe moving lower in lockstep, the last 24 hours show a breakdown.

  • European markets close: Negative inflation     Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 11:27 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including low inflation data.

  • EU vows to beef up Ebola exit tests in West Africa Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 9:34 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— European Union nations are promising to reinforce passenger screening for Ebola at the airports in the hardest-hit West African nations and coordinate a common approach for the deadly virus at EU entry points. EU health chief Tonio Borg said Thursday the World Health Organization and the EU will look into "conflicting reports" about whether the...

  • *Exxon Mobil says refinery strategic regardless of EU policy. ANTWERP, Belgium, Oct 16- Exxon Mobil is pouring $1 billion into a refinery in the European Union, setting aside concerns ranging from poor margins to EU green energy rules due to be agreed next week that will cut demand for oil. Heavy industry and some nations, such as coal-dependent Poland, have argued...

  • EU pledges support for Greece as markets plunge Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 7:55 AM ET

    ATHENS, Greece— The European Union is promising Greece continued financial support, in the hopes of calming market turmoil triggered by concerns over the government's survival and the future of its bailout program. Jyrki Katainen, vice-president of the European Union's executive Commission, said Greece had made "immense progress" since the 240 billion euro...

  • *Exxon Mobil says refinery strategic regardless of EU policy. ANTWERP, Belgium, Oct 16- Exxon Mobil is pouring $1 billion into a refinery in the European Union, setting aside concerns ranging from poor margins to EU green energy rules due to be agreed next week that will cut demand for oil. Heavy industry and some nations, such as coal-dependent Poland, have argued...