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  • MH17 shot down by separatists: UK PM     Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    Russia must end its support to Ukrainian separatists and its attempt to destabilize Ukraine, says U.K. Prime Minister, David Cameron, saying there is evidence of Russian providing training to rebels.

  • It's a 'defining moment for Russia': Cameron     Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    David Cameron, U.K. prime minister, says now is a "defining moment" for Russia and that the EU and the West should be ready to "fundamentally change" their approach to Russia.

  • EU extends Iran sanctions hold-off until November Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 10:34 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— The European Union has agreed to keep holding off on some sanctions against Iran as negotiations continue on a comprehensive deal restricting the Islamic republic's nuclear program. On Saturday, they were extended until Nov. 24. On Monday, the EU extended its suspension of those sanctions, also until Nov. 24.

  • Scotland currency union 'unfeasible', say lawmakers Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 5:48 AM ET
    A shopkeeper erects a British Union flag next to Scottish Saltire flag as he prepares the front of his store for business

    A new report by U.K. lawmakers has found that a currency union is neither "feasible nor desirable" for Scotland or the country it leaves behind.

  • European markets close: Recoup losses     Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including concerns for Volvo and AbbVie's deal with Shire PLC.

  • MH17: Should a ceasefire be agreed?     Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Andrew Wood, associate fellow for the Russia and Eurasia at Chatham House, says the European Union should respond with heightened sanctions to the downing of the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane.

  • US-EU trade talks sour amid chlorine chicken fears Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 7:25 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— Visions of chlorine-drenched chickens and the prospect of genetically modified "Frankenfood" invading dinner tables across the European Union are proving serious impediments to the signing of a sweeping free trade agreement between the United States and the 28- country bloc.

  • Ian Bond, director of foreign policy at the Centre for European Reform and Carlo Gallo, founder of Enquirisk, discuss the plane crash in eastern Ukraine and the possibility of more sanctions on Russia.

  • *Ecuador joins Colombia, Peru in group with EU trade deals. BRUSSELS/ QUITO July 17- Ecuador sealed a free-trade deal with the European Union on Thursday, giving the Andean nation greater access to the EU's 500 million consumers and offering the EU's fragile economy another market for its cars, whisky and luxury goods.

  • European markets close: Russian sanctions     Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including concern over the effect of Russian sanctions and Volkswagen denies it's making a bid for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

  • Who will the sanctions hurt the most?     Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    Frank Schauff, CEO of the Association of European Businesses, argues that the latest U.S. sanctions against Russia will impact European businesses.

  • *EU steps up sanctions vs Russia over Ukraine. BRUSSELS, July 16- European Union leaders failed to agree at a summit on Wednesday on sharing out a package of top jobs in the 28- nation bloc, including a new foreign policy chief, and postponed the decision until late August.

  • *EU to suspend new loans for Russia through EIB, EBRD. BRUSSELS, July 16- European Union leaders agreed on Wednesday to sanction Russian companies that help destabilize Ukraine and to block new loans to Russia through two multilateral lenders.

  • *EU steps up sanctions vs Russia over Ukraine. The 28 leaders did agree to step up sanctions against Russia over separatist violence in eastern Ukraine shortly after Washington also tightened the screw.

  • EU leaders order tougher sanctions against Russia Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— European Union leaders have ordered tougher sanctions against Russia because of its actions in Ukraine, asking the asked the European Investment Bank to sign no new financing agreements with Moscow.

  • CORRECTED-FACTBOX-Names in the frame for top EU jobs Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 9:21 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, July 16- European Union leaders meet on Wednesday to discuss candidates for several top jobs in the 28- member union after the election of former Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the executive European Commission.

  • But Russian shares fell for the third straight session, with a 0.5 percent fall as investors worried that Russia may be hit by another wave of sanctions for its involvement in Ukraine when European Union leaders meet later in the day.

  • FACTBOX-Names in the frame for top EU jobs Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 6:44 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, July 16- European Union leaders meet on Wednesday to discuss candidates for several top jobs in the 28- member union after the election of former Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the executive European Commission.

  • Is the EU too soft on Russia?     Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 1:35 AM ET

    Riccardo Monti, president of the Italian Trade Agency, discusses the EU/Russia trading relationship and says that while the bloc should put pressure on Russia, it should be done in "a smart way".

  • BRUSSELS, July 16- European Union leaders meet on Wednesday to pick the bloc's new foreign policy chief after choosing Jean-Claude Juncker to head the executive European Commission, but it may take some weeks before other top EU jobs are finally carved up.