CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as stocks rise ahead of the Fed meeting later this week.» Read More
WASHINGTON, June 17- The International Monetary Fund said Ireland was on track with the conditions of its bailout program, and disbursed the European country's next chunk of aid on Monday.
President Barack Obama sparred with Russia's Vladimir Putin over how to end the war in Syria on Monday during an icy encounter at a G8 summit where divisions over the conflict eclipsed the rest of the agenda.
Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras faced a double challenge on Monday from coalition partners and a court hearing.
PARIS, June 16- France's ruling Socialists on Sunday called for a weaker euro and changes to EU rules on budget deficits, accusing the center-right governments of Britain and Germany of creating economic hardship across the European Union.
WASHINGTON, June 14- The head of the International Monetary Fund said she was satisfied with the cooperation between the IMF and European lenders, amid criticism about the flaws in the relationship.
*France trying to shield French culture from Hollywood. LUXEMBOURG, June 14- France was adamant on Friday that it would block an EU free-trade deal with the United States unless its culture was shielded from the might of Hollywood and Silicon Valley.
*France trying to shield French culture from Hollywood. LUXEMBOURG, June 14- EU states sought to reassure France on Friday that its culture would be shielded from the might of Hollywood and Silicon Valley, urging Paris not to block a free-trade deal with the United States that could boost transatlantic business.
The gloom started with former Prime Minister George Papandreou of Greece. Small Greece, he argued, had been made the scapegoat for a larger political and economic failure.
BOR, Serbia/ LONDON, June 13- Serbia's mining sector, stagnant since the wars that tore Yugoslavia apart in the early 1990 s, looks set for a revival as volatile commodity prices increase the allure of countries in Europe with established infrastructure and skilled labour.
*E-cigarettes sold as less harmful alternative to tobacco. LONDON, June 13- Puffing on slim metal tubes loaded with pale yellow liquid, two London businessmen say they have between their lips a cure for what the U.N. calls "one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced".
LONDON, June 13- Financial sector companies pulled European stock markets lower on Thursday, dominated by worries over the impact and possible scaling back of central bank support for the economy, while UK lender RBS suffered from the departure of its chief executive.
GENEVA- The death toll in Syria reached at least 93,000 at the end of April, but the true number from the violence now in its third year may be much higher, the United Nations human rights office said on Thursday.
Buses and subway trains stopped running in Athens on Thursday as Greek workers began to stage a nationwide strike in protest against the "sudden death" of state broadcaster ERT.
LONDON, June 13- European shares sold off again on Thursday with banks and commodity stocks- two of the sectors most exposed to broader economic fortunes- the top fallers on concerns about stimulus unwinding and Greek political turbulence.
LONDON, June 13- European shares sold off again on Thursday with banks and commodity stocks, sectors most exposed to the broader economic fortunes, the top fallers on concerns about stimulus unwinding and Greek political turbulence.
Nikos Koukoutzos, General Manager at Kleemann Hellas speaks about navigating through the Greek debt crisis and the company's increasing focus on China and other emerging markets.
*Lower-rated debt recovers broadly after sharp sell-off. LONDON, June 12- Lower-rated euro zone bonds stabilized on Wednesday after a recent sell-off driven by concerns over the future of global monetary stimulus, but trade was expected to remain choppy.
Nikos Tsimpidas, political editor and union representative at ERA, the Greek National Broadcaster, comments on the actions taken to combat the shutdown of Greece's state broadcaster.
Joel Stainton, senior strategist at SEB Futures, comments on the downgrade of the Greek benchmark index to emerging market status, and says that the market is going through an unwinding of the quantitative easing carry trade.
KARLSRUHE, Germany, June 12- The European Central Bank defended itself in a German court on Wednesday against suggestions that its role should be more limited, clashing with Germany's Bundesbank over its main tool in calming the euro crisis.