The U.K. economy continued its robust expansion in the second quarter, and is now larger than at its pre-crisis peak at the start of 2008.» Read More
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party ruled out early elections as tens of thousands of anti-government demonstrators defied his call for an immediate end to protests.
South Africans prayed for Nelson Mandela's recovery on Sunday as the 94-year-old former president spent a second day in hospital.
Princess Madeleine of Sweden will marry New York banker Christopher O'Neill this weekend in a lavish ceremony expected to draw royalty from around the world.
A leading think tank in the U.K. has said it will not just be the 2015 election that hinges on austerity measures but the 2020 one too.
Germany's Bundesbank cut its growth outlook for Germany, as it sees exports rising slower than imports, but added that the country could see strong growth in the second quarter of this year.
Market concerns over Federal Reserve tapering, a weak patch in global economic data and a slower than expected recovery are not the start of a major "pull down", Goldman Sachs told CNBC.
A highly critical report by U.K. lawmakers has shone a light on deficiencies in the government's ability to spot national security risks after a deal struck between BT and Chinese mobile giant Huawei in 2005.
Eastern European frontier markets like Romania offer the best value around, according to industry stalwart Mark Mobius.
Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk said his country would have to tighten spending because revenues had been lower than expected.
The latest unemployment report from the government, issued on Tuesday, was held up by Mr. Rajoy as a sign that maybe, just maybe, the economy is getting better. The New York Times reports.
Greeks reacted with outrage at the International Monetary Fund's admission it erred in its handling of the country's bailout, berating it as too little too late.
John McFall, who described bank bosses as being "asleep at the wheel", has warned that proposals for the break-up of Royal Bank of Scotland could be swept aside by the chancellor.
Turkish stocks tumbled more than 5 percent on Thursday afternoon after Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan refused to back down in the face of protests.
If car sales are any sign, Britain's economy is doing just fine. These numbers, plus a raft of other positive data on Thursday, helped spur a rally in the pound.
Wednesday's sharp selloff in U.S. stocks should be a wake-up call for investors, Societe Generale's notoriously bearish strategist Albert Edwards said.
The Bank of England voted to keep benchmark interest rates unchanged at 0.5 percent, at Mervyn King's final policy meeting as Governor.
As political leaders arrive for the 61st annual Bilderberg conference in London, police have implemented a no-fly zone and used anti-terror laws to close-off streets to traffic.
France's unemployment rate rose to 10.8 percent in the first quarter of 2013, casting fresh doubt on President Francois Hollande's goal of reversing the rising jobless trend by year-end.
The European Central Bank left its interest rate and deposit rate unchanged on the back of improving economic data, following May's 25-basis-point reduction in the base rate to a record low of 0.5 percent.
Stock market operator NYSE Euronext on Thursday delayed the opening of its stock market indexes, attributing the late start of trade to technical issues which caused "aggravation" and "angst" among traders.
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Todd Horwitz, author and founder of Averagejoeoptions.com, says the S&P could break above the 2,000 mark on Friday and that all eyes are on next week's U.S. GDP data.
Andrii Kuzmenko, acting Ukrainian ambassador to the U.K., says Russia would see a retaliation from Ukraine as grounds to invade and urges the EU and U.S. to implement sectorial sanctions.
Jordan Crook, writer at TechCrunch, says shareholders should remain patient with Amazon as it's "making a land-grab" to bring in future yields.