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Earlier this month, a report by Reuters on the state of Israeli air defenses flew under the radar.
A packed passenger train derailed and crashed into a station outside Paris, with at least seven people believed dead and dozens injured on the eve of a holiday weekend, authorities said.
Fitch on Friday cut France's credit rating to AA-plus on an uncertain economic outlook amid the ongoing euro zone crisis and the need for structural reform.
The yield on Portugal's benchmark government bonds surged on Friday, following demands for a renegotiation of its bailout program, reigniting investor fears about the deteriorating political situation in the country.
The U.K. government will be forced to slash spending in education, the National Health Service (NHS) and international aid, areas previously ring-fenced from government cuts, according to economists.
Ireland got a pat on the back by Standard & Poor's, which raised its outlook on the country's sovereign rating on Friday, highlighting the contrast between Ireland and its struggling euro zone counterparts.
Euro zone factory output fell in May for the first time in four months, data showed on Friday, suggesting a fragile and uneven recovery in the bloc.
For the first time in its 300-plus-year history, the Bank of England has thrown open the doors of its gold vaults to the public – via a new virtual tour.
The European Central Bank's monetary policy will stay loose for an extended period of time as Europe's recovery lags behind the U.S., the vice-president of the European Central Bank told CNBC.
As much as half of the government's £18 billion stake in Lloyds Banking Group would be sold to retail investors in a provisional scenario being sketched out by officials, the FT reports.
Schneider Electric said it was in early talks to buy Invensys to boost its industry automation business in a deal valued at about 3.3 billion pounds ($5 billion).
Up to 650,000 more UK households face "debt peril" if mortgage rates rise unexpectedly before the economy returns to full strength. The Financial Times reports.
Swiss National Bank begins operations in Singapore, seeking to better manage its portfolio of assets denominated in the region's currencies. The Financial Times reports.
Portugal's government has requested a delay in the next regular review of the country's bailout by its creditors due to the "current political situation".
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Fuelled by three years of austerity Athens has imposed in return for bailout funds from its foreign lenders, unemployment inched up to 26.9 percent in April.
The CEO of Germany's Deutsche Annington told CNBC the float process had been "rocky", following its stock market debut on Thursday.
The poor health of the banking system and youth unemployment are the biggest threats to the euro zone's future economy, according to a Reuters poll of economists on Thursday.
Bail is set at $5 million for a Saudi princess accused in California with human trafficking for allegedly holding a domestic worker against her will.
The court also sentences British investment fund head William Browder in absentia to nine years in prison in a case that will further undermine President Vladimir Putin's reputation in the West.
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European stocks ended the day higher on Thursday, after moving into the red earlier in the afternoon.
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