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  • BARCELONA, Spain— Leading Spanish social activist Ada Colau said Monday the fight against evictions, poverty and corruption will be her priority as new mayor of the country's second city, Barcelona. Backed by the new far-left We Can party that has shaken up Spanish politics, Colau beat the candidate of the Catalonia region's long-dominant conservative...

  • *Volumes thin with London, Frankfurt and New York closed. LONDON, May 25- European equities fell on Monday, with the Spanish and Greek stock markets hit by investors' concerns over Greece's debt problems and a poor local election result for the Madrid government. Athens' main index equity index fell 1.2 percent after Greece's interior minister said on Sunday the...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to June 4 Friday, 22 May 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    SINTRA, Portugal- European Central Bank board member Vitor Constancio chairs session 2 on "Structural Perspectives on European Employment, Productivity, and Growth in a Global Context" at an ECB forum on Central Banking "Inflation and Unemployment in Europe"- 0800 GMT. SINTRA, Portugal- Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer participates in a panel...

  • And that means pretty soon you'll have your very own mini Times Square at the bar, right on the bottle. "Everyone likes to see their name in lights," says Brandon Laidlaw, president and chief operating officer of Pleasanton, California- based Medea vodka, which recently introduced a liquor bottle equipped with an LED message band that can be programmed to scroll any...

  • The new arms race in the South China Sea Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 1:19 PM ET
    An Indonesian naval vessel.

    Defense spending among nations in the South China Sea region is rising, but most of it isn't going to the United States.

  • MADRID— A judge overseeing the fraud and money laundering case involving former International Monetary Fund chief Rodrigo Rato has ordered him to put up 18 million euros as collateral to unblock his financial accounts. Rato headed the IMF from 2004 to 2007 and is a historic figure in Spain's ruling Popular Party, which has been hit hard by the case ahead of...

  • European markets close relativity flat   Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 11:26 AM ET
    European markets close relativity flat

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a meeting with EU leaders.

  • Wealth gap widens in developed world Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 4:47 PM ET
    A musician plays a flute sitting on the footpath next to New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) building in New York.

    A new story shows the wealth gap widening among countries in the developing world.

  • European markets close: Greece, Burberry & more   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 11:22 AM ET
    European markets close: Greece, Burberry & more

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the ECB meeting on Greece, and Burberry earnings.

  • Marseille Prosecutor Brice Robin said Tuesday that death certificates for everyone aboard the doomed Airbus A320 jet have been signed and turned over to officials at German airline Lufthansa, parent company of the low-cost airline. Authorities say co-pilot Andreas Lubitz intentionally crashed the Barcelona- Duesseldorf flight into a mountain, but are...

  • European markets close: Powerful rally   Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    European markets close: Powerful rally

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including ECB comments lifting stocks and bonds.

  • Airbus orders checks on A400M electronic systems Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 8:06 AM ET

    The five national air forces flying the hulking gray aircraft must "perform one-time checks of the Electronic Control Units on each of the aircraft's engines before next flight," Airbus said. "Additional detailed checks" must be carried out if engines or ECUs are replaced in the future, Airbus said. A further five aircraft were due to be delivered to Germany this...

  • MADRID— The prosecutor has called on a Spanish judge to slash the 2.7 million-euro bail set for Princess Cristina while she awaits trial for tax fraud, a Balearic Islands justice tribunal official said Tuesday. The official said prosecutor Pedro Horrach filed the petition before Palma de Mallorca court investigating magistrate Jose Castro but she could not...

  • European markets close: Greek endgame   Monday, 18 May 2015 | 11:26 AM ET
    European markets close: Greek endgame

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including ECB executive board member Yves Mersche saying the ECB is in an endgame in Greece.

  • Spain expects stronger economic growth this year Monday, 18 May 2015 | 6:27 AM ET

    MADRID— Spain's economy minister the country's economic growth is likely to pick up speed and could hit 3.5 percent this year. Spain was battered by the financial crisis and only emerged from a double-dip recession at the end of 2013. Its economy has grown for the past seven quarters. The ruling conservative Popular Party hopes the recovery can limit its plunge...

  • Europe stocks dive Friday   Friday, 15 May 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Europe stocks dive Friday

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including some of the automotive makers stocks moving lower.

  • Europe stocks rally, good news from Greece   Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 11:28 AM ET
    Europe stocks rally, good news from Greece

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including Mario Draghi speaking at the IMF, and the turnaround in trading over the session.

  • Spain to offer free, unlimited Wi-Fi in 46 airports Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 7:12 AM ET

    Airport authority AENA says its board has approved a plan that envisions making Spanish airports among Europe's best for fast and free Wi-Fi service for passengers. AENA said in a statement Thursday that faster speeds will be offered, plus a premium service for passengers willing to pay for it. The U.N.' s World Tourism Organization says Spain is the No. 3...

  • Poor European close, Greece running out of time   Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 11:28 AM ET
    Poor European close, Greece running out of time

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the bond market selloff moving into equities.

  • *Nepal yet to recover from last month's disaster. CHAUTARA, Nepal, May 12- A second powerful earthquake in less than three weeks spread panic in Nepal on Tuesday, bringing down buildings weakened by the first disaster and killing at least 66 people, including 17 in neighbouring India and one in Chinese Tibet. The new 7.3 magnitude quake was centred 76 km east of the...