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  • *Lukoil says operations in Iraq unaffected by violence. MOSCOW, Aug 19- Lukoil, Russia's second biggest oil producer, said on Tuesday it had shipped 1 million barrels of oil produced from southern Iraq's giant West Qurna-2 oilfield, its first shipment from the field, despite a surge of violence in Iraq.

  • European markets close: Europe rises     Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a rally for European stocks as Ukraine tensions ease and London home owners slash prices.

  • LONDON/ MILAN, Aug 15- Canadian plane and train maker Bombardier and Japanese industrial giant Hitachi are the two frontrunners to buy Finmeccanica's rail subsidiaries, several sources close to the auction process said.

  • *Merger to create Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. MILAN, Aug 14- Sergio Marchionne has shown he is determined to let nothing stand in the way of Fiat's merger with Chrysler, but a share price slide may yet force the CEO to hit the brakes on plans to turn the world's No. 7 carmaker into a top player.

  • European markets close: German contraction     Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the decline in German GDP and a Russian aid convoy appears to be headed to the Ukraine border.

  • *Germany surprises by slipping into contraction. BERLIN/ BRUSSELS, Aug 14- The euro zone economy ground to a halt in the second quarter of the year, drained of vigor by contraction in Germany and stagnancy in France.

  • *Germany surprises by slipping into contraction. BERLIN/ BRUSSELS, Aug 14- The euro zone economy ground to a halt in the second quarter of the year, drained of vigour by surprisingly shrinking growth in Germany and stagnancy in France.

  • *Germany surprises by slipping into contraction. *France flatlines, government rips up growth forecast. BERLIN/ PARIS, Aug 14- Germany's economy shrank in the second quarter and France again failed to conjure up any growth, snuffing out any signs of a recovery in the euro zone which is now also weighed down by tit-for-tat sanctions with Russia.

  • *Germany surprises by slipping into contraction. *France flatlines, government rips up growth forecast. BERLIN/ PARIS, Aug 14- Germany's economy shrank in the second quarter and France again managed to conjure up no growth, data showed on Thursday, snuffing out any signs of a recovery in the euro zone which is now weighed down by tit-for-tat sanctions with Russia.

  • AP video journalist Simone Camilli killed in Gaza Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 12:58 PM ET

    BEIRUT— Simone Camilli was a consummate storyteller— a passionate, talented newsman with an eye for detail and the ability to convey events with powerful video images that touched people around the world.

  • NEW DELHI/ LONDON, Aug 13- Italy's claims that a sale of parts of insolvent Italian steelmaker Lucchini to India's JSW Steel will be concluded within days are premature, a top JSW executive said on Wednesday.

  • European markets close: Equities rise     Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a rebound for the Greek economy and a wage growth problem in the U.K.

  • AP video journalist, translator killed in Gaza Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 7:19 AM ET

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip— Six people— including an Associated Press video journalist— were killed Wednesday when leftover ordnance believed to have been dropped in an Israeli airstrike blew up in the Gaza Strip.

  • European markets close: Germany drops     Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a plunge in German investor confidence and a lift for Greek banks.

  • European markets close: Russian exposure     Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a strong technical rebound led by Russian linked stocks.

  • Italians go to school to learn about corruption Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 2:54 AM ET

    These are the kinds of questions that city bureaucrats pondered recently in Florence in what has been billed as Italy's first anti-corruption class for public officials. Italy, the birthplace of the Mafia, is notorious for its problems with corruption— and these days it's awash with scandals that have tainted some of its most important public works projects.

  • Reuters Business News Schedule at 1900 GMT/1500 EDT Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    PRETORIA- South Africa's central bank steps in to rescue unsecured lender African Bank Investments, placing it under external supervision and announcing plans for a $940 million capital injection underwritten by local lenders. Europe's fragile economy put to test as Ukraine, Iraq sour mood.

  • FRANKFURT/ MILAN/ LONDON, Aug 8- Several Italian utilities and private equity groups are expected to hand in tentative offers worth about 2 billion euros for E.ON' s Italian unit early next week, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

  • ROME, Aug 8- Middle Eastern airline Etihad will buy almost half of Alitalia and pour 560 million euros into the lossmaking Italian flag carrier in a turnaround effort that will involve heavy job losses, under a long-delayed deal signed on Friday.

  • CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including those stocks hit hardest by Russia and major Europe indices have entered correction territory.