• 'The Lion King' earns record box office Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 9:46 AM ET

    With a worldwide gross of over $6.2 billion, "The Lion King" stage musical has now achieved the most successful box office total of any work in any media in entertainment history, The Associated Press has learned.

  • BERLIN/ PARIS, Sept 21- Germany and France will try to reconcile divergent visions of how to fix Europe's economy on Monday when Manuel Valls makes his first visit to Berlin as French prime minister and holds talks with Angela Merkel.

  • Spanish judge indicts 9 persons for cyber fraud Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 | 5:19 AM ET

    MADRID— A Spanish judge charged nine people with fraud Sunday for allegedly participating in the theft of $45 million after a massive hacking of a bank's card payments system. Authorities in the United States calculated that $45 million were stolen, making it one of the biggest heists in the 20th century.

  • LONDON, Sept 19- The FTSEurofirst 300 index touched its highest level in more than six years on Friday after Scotland voted against independence, but trimmed gains in late trading on profit taking and on speculation about a downgrade of France. Britain's FTSE 100 index also closed up 0.3 percent, although off its intra-day highs.

  • LONDON, Sept 19- Europe's FTSEurofirst 300 index hit a 6-1/ 2- year high on Friday after Scotland's vote against independence and Spanish shares outperformed as concerns about the Catalan separatist movement eased.

  • PARIS, Sept 19- European shares trimmed their gains in afternoon trade on Friday, with traders citing mounting expectation of an imminent credit downgrade of France that pulled the Paris blue-chip index into negative territory.

  • Spain's Telefonica buys Brazilian operator GVT Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 8:18 AM ET

    MADRID— Spanish telecoms company Telefonica says it has reached a deal to buy Brazilian operator GVT from French media conglomerate Vivendi. Telefonica says it will pay 4.66 billion euros in cash as well as 12 percent of the shares in its Brazilian unit, Telefonica Brasil, into which GVT will be integrated.

  • BRUSSELS/ PARIS, Sept 19- European Union and NATO officials expressed undisguised relief on Friday at Scotland's clear vote against independence from Britain, but some fretted that the genie of separatism may be out of the bottle in Europe.

  • Vivendi sheds broadband unit for nearly $10 bln. Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 7:26 AM ET

    Vivendi has closed the deal to sell its Brazilian broadband business to Spain's Telefonica for cash and shares worth nearly $10 billion.

  • LONDON, Sept 19- European equities surged on Friday, with a key index hitting a 6-1/ 2- year high after Scotland's decision to vote against independence buoyed equity markets and eased concerns about similar separatist movements in Spain.

  • The link between illegal fishing and piracy Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    A trawler moored in Dakar on Jan. 5, 2014.

    Fishery poaching is wiping out shoreline stocks and pushing poor fishermen from some countries toward piracy.

  • BRUSSELS/ PARIS, Sept 19- European Union and NATO officials expressed undisguised relief on Friday at Scotland's clear vote against independence from Britain, but some fretted that the genie of separatism may be out of the bottle in Europe.

  • *Bund yields edge up as uncertainty over Scotland subsides. LONDON, Sept 19- Spanish bonds and stocks were Europe's top performers on Friday as markets viewed Scotland's vote against independence as diminishing prospects of a stronger push for secession in Catalonia.

  • Scotland vote affects US investors: Jim O'Neill Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 2:13 PM ET
    Campaigners wave Scottish Saltires at a "Yes" campaign rally in Glasgow, Scotland, Sept. 17, 2014.

    U.S. investors should be concerned about Scotland's vote on independence, Jim O'Neill says.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 18- The Federal Reserve on Thursday disciplined Spain's Santander over paying out a dividend without approval, as it tightens control of how foreign banks manage risk in the United States.

  • European markets close: Markets await Scots vote     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 11:26 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including anticipation for the Scottish vote and protesters in Kiev "trash" a pro-Russian deputy.

  • Barcelona, Spain, tops innovative cities contest Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 8:02 AM ET

    Barcelona was awarded 5 million euro as top finisher. Four others were awarded 1 million euros each: the metropolitan area of Kirklees, England, and the cities of Stockholm; Warsaw, Poland; and Athens, Greece.

  • Strong euro dents 1st-half profits for Zara owner Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 4:14 AM ET

    MADRID— Spanish fashion retailer Inditex, which owns Zara stores, says net profit fell by 2.4 percent in the first half of 2014 despite robust sales, mainly due to the impact of a strong euro. The company said Wednesday that profit for February to July was 928 million euros compared with 951 million euros for the same period in 2013..

  • *Brussels will review any state capital injections. DUBLIN/ FRANKFURT, Sept 16- For the first time since its financial crisis struck in 2008, Europe is carrying out stress tests that could force change at banks with strong political connections.

  • After Scotland, watch out for these separatists Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Scotland’s independence vote has piqued the hopes of other separatist groups in Europe. Click ahead to learn which regions may try to imitate Scotland.