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The euro zone's private sector expanded in February with growth still close to the currency bloc's two and a half year high, but France bucked the trend, prompting concern over its economic growth at the start of 2014.
With at least 21 civilians killed, dozens of police dead or wounded and an overnight truce in shatters, events in Ukraine moved quickly on Thursday.
Nespresso hopes to tap the U.S. coffee market after the company revealed a new machine that serves larger cups of coffee.
BAE Systems posted a 3 percent rise in full-year profit on Thursday and said it expects earnings per share to fall by 5-10 percent in 2014.
Air France-KLM on Thursday posted a full year net loss of 1.83 billion euros ($2.51 billion), much wider than analysts had expected due to a tax impairment charge.
The jury trying Rebekah Brooks over phone-hacking charges should not hold her role as a former Rupert Murdoch editor against her, her lawyer said.
A British judge found on Thursday that Bernie Ecclestone had paid bribes to a German banker as part of a "corrupt agreement".
Deutsche Bank ended its decade-long battle with the heirs of late media mogul Leo Kirch on Thursday.
Pets at Home has become the latest company to come to the U.K. market, in what is set be the biggest year for IPOs in the retail sector in a decade.
"Kissing Coppers," a mural removed from a building in Brighton, England, was purchased by an anonymous telephone buyer, Fine Art Auctions Miami says.
Pope Francis penned a new missive on the injustices of poverty amid indications he is eyeing a major overhaul of the Vatican's financial house.
The U.K. unemployment rate rose in the three months to December, edging up to 7.2 percent, according to the Office for National Statistics.
The EU has called an extraordinary meeting of its foreign ministers on Thursday as the violence in Ukraine escalates.
Ex-U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair offered to advise Rupert Murdoch during his media empire's phone-hacking scandal, a court heard on Wednesday.
Sales for the U.K.'s recorded music industry rose for the first time in four years in 2013, according to BPI.
The British government has granted Scotland the power to issue its own bonds.
U.K. households are seeing the squeeze on their finances ease, feeling the most optimistic in five years, a new survey shows.
PSA Peugeot Citroen on Wednesday confirmed a capital tie-up with China's Dongfeng Motor as part of a 3 billion euro ($4.1 billion) fundraising program..
With the worst of weakness in the Russian beer market behind it, Carlsberg expects this year to be less challenging than last.
Vienna has held on to its title as the city with the highest quality of life, according to a 2014 survey.
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Vincenzo Scarpetta, political analyst at Open Europe, discusses what you need to know about this weekend's Spanish regional elections.
Christoph Schmidt, chairman of the German Council of Economic Experts, discusses Germany in relation to the ECB's monetary policy.
European equities closed mixed on Friday as investors focused on a central bank meeting in Portugal and a speech from U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.