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  • Merkel wins resounding victory in German election Sunday, 22 Sep 2013 | 4:22 PM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel celebrates at her the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party's headquarters in Berlin on September 22, 2013, after the German general elections.

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party performed better than expected in Sunday's elections, almost certainly guaranteeing a third term for her, but conflicting projections put her just short of an absolute majority.

  • ECB's Asmussen says Ireland must keep to austerity Saturday, 21 Sep 2013 | 7:52 AM ET

    Ireland should not ease up on austerity in next month's budget but stick to targets for cuts and tax hikes, ECB official Joerg Asmussen said.

  • Vodafone gets EU nod for $10 billion takeover Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 11:28 AM ET

    Vodafone won EU approval on Friday for its 7.7 billion euro ($10.43 billion) acquisition of Germany's largest cable company, Kabel Deutschland.

  • Telecom Italia investors in talks to do... nothing Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 11:04 AM ET
    Pedestrians pass a Telefonica SA fixed-line public telephone in Madrid, Spain

    Telefonica is in talks with the Italian core shareholders in Telecom Italia to keep the same ownership structure for another six months, two sources told Reuters.

  • Tensions remain as lenders return to Greece Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 9:53 AM ET

    The speed at which shutters come down in central Athens at the first sign of protest highlights the tensions in a country that has been through a great deal of political and economic pain.

  • Artificial support? Bra price-fixing probe launched Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 6:56 AM ET

    The U.K.'s antitrust watchdog has launched an investigation into whether some of the country's largest department stores had fixed the price of sports bras with a manufacturer.

  • Foxtons valued at $1 billion in London listing Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 2:16 AM ET

    Britain's Foxtons priced its London listing at the top of its range, valuing the estate agent at $1 billion, and defying concerns the property market is overheating.

  • Armenia's sovereign bond enjoyed strong demand when it came to market on Thursday - perhaps in part because of its celebrity nickname.

  • How a German tech giant trims its US tax bill Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 5:13 AM ET

    Legal tax dodging is a bugbear of Germany's finance minister, but one of the largest tech firms using such techniques is German, Reuters reports.

  • Eight held over alleged Barclays cybertheft Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 4:19 AM ET

    Eight men have been arrested over the alleged theft of $2.1 million by taking control of a Barclays branch computer system

  • Russia's Putin says he may seek re-election in 2018 Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 1:51 AM ET

    President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he may seek re-election in 2018 and charted a conservative course drawn from Orthodox Christian values, saying the West was not an example for Russia.

  • Adidas hit by wet golf season, scraps 2013 goals Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 1:26 AM ET

    German sports apparel maker Adidas warned on 2013 profit, saying a distribution problem in Russia and poor trading at its golf business meant targets were no longer attainable.

  • Pope likes selfies—and why this matters Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 11:38 PM ET
    Pope Francis I

    Pope Francis plunged headlong on Thursday into some of the most divisive issues in Catholicism — speaking expansively about fighting abortion, contraception and gay marriage.

  • Anti-euro party powers ahead as German elections near Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 7:49 AM ET

    With just days to go until Germans head to the polls, Germany's establishment could still be in for a shock.

  • JPMorgan digs deep to settle 'London Whale' fiasco Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 9:47 AM ET
    Pedestrians walk by JP Morgan Chase & Company headquarters in New York.

    JPMorgan will settle with regulators for nearly $1 billion for the London Whale trading fiasco and other lapses, the Federal Reserve says.

  • Are Bernanke and others blowing a credit bubble? Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 10:58 AM ET

    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and U.K. Finance Minister George Osborne are creating the conditions for the next global credit bubble, according to Societe Generale's Albert Edwards.

  • Lufthansa signs record deal with Boeing, Airbus Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 11:58 AM ET

    German airline Deutsche Lufthansa announced its largest-ever aircraft order on Thursday, worth 14 billion euros ($19.0 billion).

  • Asos gets sales boost on tailor-made prices Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 9:58 AM ET

    Asos, the online fashion retailer, enjoyed a good summer this year with sales soaring 47 percent in the past three months compared with the same time last year.

  • Google to help the French press online Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 10:32 AM ET
    French President Francois Hollande (R) meets with Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt during a signing agreement at the Elysee Presidential Palace on February 1, 2013 in Paris.

    Google has offered an olive branch to France's newspaper industry and government with the launch of a €60m ($81m) fund to support the country's press online.

  • Euro zone’s ‘North-South divide’ to widen further Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 1:59 AM ET

    Economic differences between the euro zone's core and periphery look set to widen as the region's nascent recovery takes hold, according to a new report.

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