Former president Sarkozy is set to announce his return to politics after a slim victory for the socialist government in a confidence vote.» Read More
Moderate Iranian cleric Hassan Rohani beat conservative rivals to win the presidency, it was announced Saturday.
Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas came under renewed pressure to quit on Saturday over charges that a close aide abused her powers.
A top U.S. banking regulator called Deutsche Bank's capital levels "horrible" and said it is the worst on a list of global banks based on one measurement of leverage ratios.
Art Basel, one of the world's most prestigious modern and contemporary art fairs, opened its doors this week. But with back-to-back fairs on art collectors and dealers' agenda, is "fair fatigue" setting in?
Bank of England Deputy Governor Paul Tucker will stand down later this year, giving the Canadian an early chance to start reshaping the BoE's upper echelons.
U.K. aerospace giant BAE Systems must adjust its cost-base, according to newly appointed chairman, Roger Carr.
Turkish protesters said on Friday Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan had pledged hold off on plans to redevelop an Istanbul park until a court ruled on the project.
The euro has gained more than 4 percent against the U.S. dollar since mid-May, but forex analysts tell CNBC that the single currency is headed lower.
Amid a sea of gloomy economic data and rising tensions, the next few months could prove decisive for whether the euro zone economy sinks or swims.
A deeper-than-expected recession is hurting Italy's public finances but it can still keep the budget deficit below 3 percent of output without more fiscal tightening.
Activists plan a show of "civil disobedience" in London's Canary Wharf on Friday to protest against capitalism.
Germany is seeking to delay EU membership talks with Turkey scheduled for this month, in response to PM Erdogan's actions. The Financial Times reports.
Washington's PRISM spy scandal dents Barack Obama's image ahead of his Europe trip. The GlobalPost reports.
President Barack Obama has authorized sending weapons to Syrian rebels for the first time, after the White House said it has proof the Syrian government had used chemical weapons.
Iran votes on Friday in a presidential election unlikely to result in seismic shifts in its troubled relations with the West and Gulf Arab neighbors.
Hopes of a deal to boost the world economy at next week's G-8 summit were at risk on Thursday, as France and Canada resisted a push for a trade and tax package. The FT reports.
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday his patience had run out after almost two weeks of anti-government protests and gave a final warning to those occupying a central Istanbul park to leave.
Czech authorities on Thursday said investigators were raiding national government offices in connection with a criminal investigation, but declined to provide further details.
Following Stephen Hester's shock departure from the RBS, bookmaker Ladbrokes has published odds on who could be the part-nationalized bank's new chief executive.
Greece's jobless rate rose to 27.4 percent in the first quarter of 2013 from 26 percent in the previous three-month period as economic activity slumped.
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David Frost, CEO of the Scotch Whisky Association, says the Scottish Whisky industry is worried about the impact independence would have on the sector - especially on exports.
Kit Juckes, global head of foreign exchange strategy at Societe Generale, reacts to the release of the Bank of England's latest minutes which show U.K. unemployment fell further to 6.2 percent.
Philip Rush, senior U.K. economist at Nomura, says that whatever the outcome of the Scottish referendum, markets will see "big moves" on Friday but that the probability of a Yes has been "overstated".