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  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— Well-heeled Middle Eastern fans of Italian jewelry and watch maker Bulgari will soon be able to surround themselves in the luxury brand at all hours of the day. The Rome- based jeweler and Dubai property developer Meraas on Monday announced plans for 188 Bulgari- branded homes in the glitz-loving Gulf city. Started by a Greek...

  • CATANIA, Italy, April 24- An Italian judge on Friday ordered that the presumed captain of a migrant boat that sank with the loss of more than 700 lives should remain in custody after prosecutors asked for him to be charged with multiple homicide and people-trafficking. Mohammed Alì Malek, 27, denies that he was in charge of the heavily overloaded fishing boat...

  • *EU summit agreed to triple search and rescue mission off Libya. *Land routes into Europe also deadly; train kills 14 migrants. BRUSSELS/ SKOPJE, April 24- British and German warships made ready to sail for waters off Libya as Europe ramped up rescue operations in the Mediterranean after up to 900 desperate migrants drowned last weekend on a boat heading for Italy.

  • *Mohammed Ali Malek denies being in command of overloaded boat. CATANIA, Italy, April 24- An Italian judge on Friday ordered that the presumed captain of a migrant boat that sank with the loss of more than 700 lives should remain in custody after prosecutors asked for him to be charged with homicide and people-trafficking. However Catania chief prosecutor...

  • *Members willing to carry out attacks in Pakistan, Afghanistan. ROME, April 24- Italian police were arresting 18 people on Friday suspected of belonging to an armed group linked to al Qaeda who were plotting attacks on the Vatican as well as in Pakistan and Afghanistan. In the tapped conversations, the suspects discuss "a big jihad in Italy," added Mario Carta, head of...

  • Kim Kardashian, Kanye West video-leak lawsuit can proceed Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 3:12 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's lawsuit against the co-founder of YouTube over leaked footage of their marriage proposal should move forward, a California appeals court ruled Wednesday. Kardashian and West have shown a likelihood they could win their case against Chad Hurley, who posted footage of the couple's elaborate marriage proposal two...

  • COPENHAGEN, Denmark— Bound by the laws of the sea to help vessels in distress, shipping companies say Europe's migration crisis has placed unreasonable demands on their crews to act as lifesavers in the Mediterranean. We shouldn't be doing the rescuing in any case, "said Dimitrios Banas of the European Community Shipowners' Associations. The Mediterranean is...

  • But Reuters polls of more than 250 economists across Europe and North America show only modest upgrades to growth forecasts and a reluctance to relinquish a depressed inflation view, despite the rush of rate cuts and central bank cash that most respondents believe is far from over. Germany's DAX index has rallied more than 20 percent since the start of the year...

  • European markets close: Greek debt curve   Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 11:28 AM ET
    European markets close: Greek debt curve

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the Greek deal, and Italian banks.

  • Helped by a blind eye from Italian authorities and visa-free travel inside Europe, migrants can relatively easily make it all the way to Scandinavia before they apply for asylum— even though European Union rules state they should do so in the first EU country they enter. Of the 435,000 people who applied for asylum last year in the 28- nation European Union,...

  • *Two more rescues underway near Libya, one off Greece. CATANIA, Italy/ LUXEMBOURG April 20- The European Union proposed doubling the size of its Mediterranean search and rescue operations on Monday, as the first bodies were brought ashore of some 900 people feared killed in the deadliest shipwreck while trying to reach Europe. Malta's Prime Minister Joseph...

  • European markets close: Big Greek payments   Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 11:25 AM ET
    European markets close: Big Greek payments

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a decree from the Greek government.

  • *Two more rescues underway near Libya, one off Greece. CATANIA, Italy/ LUXEMBOURG April 20- EU foreign ministers met on Monday under pressure to produce more than words to save migrants drowning in the Mediterranean, as the first bodies were brought on shore of hundreds feared killed in a shipwreck while trying to reach Europe. Italy and Malta were working to rescue...

  • *Death toll from Sunday's shipwreck off Libya still unclear. CATANIA, Italy/ LUXEMBOURG April 20- European Union foreign ministers met on Monday under pressure to produce more than words and save desperate migrants drowning in the Mediterranean, as bodies of the deadliest known wreck of its kind were brought ashore in Malta. The death toll from Sunday's...

  • *Death toll from Sunday's shipwreck off Libya still unclear. VALLETTA/ CATANIA, Italy, April 20- European Union foreign ministers gathered in Luxembourg on Monday under pressure to produce more than words as bodies were brought ashore in Malta among hundreds feared drowned in the latest Mediterranean migrant tragedy. Sunday's shipwreck off Libya appears to...

  • Bodies from migrant boat disaster brought to Malta Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 4:13 AM ET

    *Death toll from Sunday's shipwreck off Libya still unclear. The death toll from Sunday's shipwreck off the coast of Libya was uncertain after officials said there had been at least 700 people on board, some reportedly locked in the hold. Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on Monday the United Nations should mandate a force to intervene directly in Libya...

  • Vacationers to Europe will fare better with the average ticket down 3 percent to $1,619, about $50 less than last summer. Flights to Hawaii, Florida and New Orleans are cheaper, but travelers heading to New York, Denver and San Francisco can expect to pay more. Overall fares are down but it will cost more this summer to fly to cities like Amsterdam; London; Budapest,...

  • *Italy calls for emergency EU meeting this week. PALERMO, Italy April 19- As many as 700 migrants were feared dead on Sunday after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean, raising pressure on Europe to face down anti-immigrant bias and find money for support as turmoil in Libya and the Middle East worsens the crisis. If the death toll is confirmed, it will bring to...

  • *Italy calls for emergency EU meeting this week. PALERMO, Italy April 19- As many as 700 people were feared dead after a fishing boat packed with migrants capsized off the Libyan coast overnight in what officials said may be the Mediterranean's worst disaster as thousands flee poverty and war to Europe. Only last week, around 400 migrants were reported to have died...

  • *One of several options proposed for EU to help Libya. BRUSSELS, April 19- The EU is considering sending warships to the Libyan coast to combat oil and arms smugglers but fears that could encourage more migrants to take to sea in hopes of being rescued and taken to Europe, according to an EU document seen by Reuters. Another option suggested in the paper is that EU...