At the European Union summit, sanctions on Russia is all the talk. U.K. prime minister David Cameron says the pressure must be kept on Russia while President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, stated that EU needs a consistent strategy towards Russia. CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports.» Read More
STRASBOURG, France, Oct 22- The European Union will have a new executive in place next month led by Jean-Claude Juncker following its approval in a vote by the European Parliament on Wednesday. Addressing the chamber before his European Commission was approved by 423 votes to 209, the former Luxembourg premier warned that voters were losing patience with EU...
*Further talks needed to bolster east Ukraine ceasefire. MILAN, Oct 17- Russia and Ukraine made progress on Friday towards resolving a row over gas supplies, but European leaders said Moscow had to do much more to prop up a fragile ceasefire and end fighting in eastern Ukraine. The mooted deal aimed at re-opening Russian gas supplies to Ukraine ahead of the cold...
*Russia and Ukraine to carry on talking after tough meeting. MILAN, Oct 17- Russia, Ukraine and European governments failed to make any progress towards solving the crisis in Ukraine on Friday in talks that the Kremlin said were "full of misunderstandings and disagreements". Further discussions were scheduled later in the day, but there were few expectations of...
MILAN, Oct 17- Talks between Russia, Ukraine and European governments on Friday were "full of misunderstandings and disagreements", the Kremlin said, undercutting more upbeat messages from leaders hoping for a breakthrough in the Ukraine crisis. Russian President Vladimir Putin shook hands with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko at the start of a...
Adding to the sense that rate rises might come later than recently thought, the Fed has sounded worried about the impact on the U.S. economy of the slowdown in Europe and in Asia. British finance minister George Osborne called on the European Central Bank to do more to help growth, despite the concerns of Germany about the risks of the central bank buying...
LONDON, Oct 9- The risk of a new recession in the euro zone and caution from the U.S. Britain's economy has staged a much stronger than expected recovery since mid-2013. Adding to the sense that rate rises might come later than recently thought, the Fed has sounded worried about the impact of the slowdown in Europe as well as in Asia.
BRUSSELS, Oct 1- The installation of a new executive team for the European Union hit a first major obstacle on Wednesday when EU lawmakers ordered Britain's Jonathan Hill to return next week to try again to convince them he could be trusted to oversee financial services in the bloc.
BRUSSELS, Oct 1- Britain's choice for the European Commission disarmed EU lawmakers with a combination of charm, grasp of financial regulation and a stated commitment to European integration at a hearing in the European Parliament on Wednesday.
BRUSSELS, Oct 1- Britain's controversial choice for the European Commission declared his support for closer European financial integration at the start of an expected tough confirmation hearing in the European Parliament on Wednesday.
British Prime Minister David Cameron tells CNBC that the government's economic plan is working with unemployment down and GDP growth rising.
*George Osborne seeks to regain initiative after Europe split. BIRMINGHAM, England, Sept 29- British finance minister George Osborne spelled out plans for more spending cuts on Monday, betting that voters will accept his tough approach to fixing the economy and give an election victory to his Conservative Party next year.
*George Osborne seeks to deflect from Europe split. BIRMINGHAM, England, Sept 29- British finance minister George Osborne sought on Monday to deflect voter attention from a Conservative party split over Europe by pledging more spending cuts to help the government's finances back to surplus.
By Andy Bruce and Costas Pitas. LONDON, Sept 29- British mortgage approvals slipped a three-month low in August, according to official data, falling slightly more than expected and adding to signs the housing market has cooled in recent months.
The U.K. government is set to vote on whether the country should join the U.S. in its air strikes to tackle the Islamic State in Iraq. CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports.
NEW YORK/ BEIRUT, Sept 25- French fighter jets struck Islamic State targets in Iraq on Thursday and the United States hit them in Syria, as a U.S.-led coalition to fight the militants gained momentum with an announcement that Britain would join.
LONDON, Sept 24- Prime Minister David Cameron said he wanted Britain to join U.S.-led air strikes against the Islamic State militant group after the Iraqi government requested London's help and he recalled parliament to secure its approval for military action.
LONDON, Sept 24- British lawmakers will vote on Friday whether to join U.S.-led airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq after Baghdad requested help, the British government said on Wednesday. The U.S. has been leading the airstrikes against Islamic State in Iraq and has in the last few days extended its attacks to positions in Syria.
ARBIL, Iraq, Sept 24- Aid agencies are tightening security measures in the Middle East and increasingly outsourcing work to local organizations to limit their exposure to multiplying risks across the region.
British Prime Minister David Cameron was caught on tape saying the Queen "purred" when he told her that Scotland had voted against independence.
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron defends his decision to hold a referendum on Scottish independence, but said he was "extremely worried" about the result.