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  • French government dissolves over economic policy Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 3:58 AM ET

    Prime Minister Manuel Valls offered up his Socialist government's resignation after accusing France's outspoken economy minister of crossing a line with his blunt criticism of the government's policies.

  • FRANKFURT, Aug 22- German venture capital firm Rocket Internet and Zalando, Europe's biggest specialist online fashion retailer, are both on the brink of announcing plans to list on the Frankfurt stock exchange, several sources with knowledge of the matter said.

  • Roche to buy US biotech firm InterMune for $8.3B Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 | 12:49 PM ET

    BERLIN— Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche said Sunday it has reached an $8.3 billion deal to buy InterMune Inc., a California- based developer of treatments for lung diseases. The companies have reached an agreement under which Roche will acquire InterMune in an all-cash transaction, paying $74.00 per InterMune share, Roche said.

  • Protesters against brown coal form human chain Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 | 11:36 AM ET

    BERLIN— Several thousand people have formed a human chain across the German-Polish border to protest the expansion of open-cast mining for brown coal in the region.

  • Lufthansa pilots' union threatens new strikes Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 | 4:42 AM ET

    BERLIN— A union representing Lufthansa's pilots is threatening a new round of strikes in a long-running dispute over wages and early retirement benefits. The Vereinigung Cockpit union says in a statement it may order pilots to strike "starting immediately" because negotiations have failed to achieve their goals.

  • Russian aid trucks leave; highlight dire needs Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 | 2:55 AM ET

    DONETSK, Russia— Hundreds of Russian aid trucks returned home from rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Saturday, highlighting a dire need for long-term assistance to the region where homes and livelihoods have been destroyed by months of fighting.

  • Yellen signals uncertainty about a rate increase Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming— If anyone thought Janet Yellen might clarify her view of the U.S. job market in her speech here Friday, the Federal Reserve chair had a message:. The picture is still hazy. "Uncertainty is the key word," said Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Economics.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Sep 5 Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    JACKSON HOLE, United States- Bank of England Deputy Governor Ben Broadbent, Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda and Central Bank of Brazil Governor Alexandre Antonio Tombini take part in a panel discussion on "Labor markets and monetary policy" at Kansas Fed's annual Jackson Hole symposium.

  • JACKSON HOLE, Wyo, Aug 22- The European Central Bank is prepared to respond with all its "available" tools should inflation in the euro zone drop further, ECB President Mario Draghi said on Friday in remarks that opened the door to possible policy action in September.

  • JACKSON HOLE, Wyo, Aug 22- European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi is confident that stimulus steps announced in June, helped by a weaker euro, will boost demand in the ailing euro zone economy, but stressed on Friday that the central bank stands ready to do more.

  • Draghi: ECB can't do it all, governments must act Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 2:30 PM ET

    FRANKFURT, Germany— European Central Bank head Mario Draghi said Friday the bank is ready to do more to boost the shaky recovery in the 18 countries that use the euro— but warns governments must join in efforts to reduce stubbornly high unemployment.

  • European markets close: Rally over     Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a consolidation for European stocks and a decline for Russia related stocks.

  • *European shares wobble as Russia convey enters Ukraine. NEW YORK, Aug 22- The high-flying dollar moved higher again on Friday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the worrisome U.S. labor markets requires policymakers to move cautiously when eyeing interest rate hikes. Tensions over Ukraine increased and blunted a European stocks run-up, and U.S.

  • Germany sues Swiss bank for communist-era fortune Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 10:17 AM ET

    BERLIN— Germany is suing a Swiss bank to reclaim millions of euros that once belonged to communist East Germany. BvS, an agency tasked with recovering and managing the communist-era funds, says it asked Zurich's regional court last week to force Bank Julius Baer to return 135 million euros.

  • Yellen: Job market makes Fed hesitant on rate hike Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming— If anyone thought Janet Yellen might clarify her view of the U.S. job market in her speech here Friday, the Federal Reserve chair had a message:. The picture is still hazy. "Uncertainty is the key word," said Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Economics.

  • Europe launches 2 navigation satellites Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 9:16 AM ET

    BERLIN— The European Space Agency says two satellites for its new global navigation system have been lifted into orbit aboard a modified Soyuz rocket. Friday's launch from Kourou, French Guiana, had been delayed by a day due to bad weather. Once the two satellites are fully deployed, ESA will have six of the 30 planned satellites in orbit for its Galileo system.

  • At Jackson Hole, central bankers eye varying goals Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 9:01 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The central bankers meeting this week at their annual conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, aren't exactly in sync. By contrast, the European Central Bank is considering more stimulus. This year, central banks in Mexico, Sweden and South Korea, among others, have lowered rates.

  • *European shares wobble as Russia convey goes into Ukraine. LONDON, Aug 22- The high-flying dollar steadied on Friday as markets waited for steers on U.S. monetary policy, while escalating tensions over Ukraine halted a strong run-up by European stocks.

  • Germany backpedals on claim Qatar funds extremists Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 7:50 AM ET

    BERLIN— Germany is seeking to calm a diplomatic spat with Qatar after the Gulf nation took umbrage at a German official's claim that it is funding the extremist Islamic State group. Gerd Mueller told public broadcaster ZDF that "the key word is Qatar."

  • FRANKFURT, Aug 22- German venture capital firm Rocket Internet and Zalando, Europe's biggest fashion retailer, are each on the brink of announcing plans to list on the Frankfurt stock exchange, several sources with knowledge of the matter said.