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  • Anti-government protestors in Taksim Square

    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 Pray for Hospitalized Mandela Sunday, 9 Jun 2013 | 5:08 AM ET
    Nelson Mandela

    South Africans prayed for Nelson Mandela's recovery on Sunday as the 94-year-old former president spent a second day in hospital.

  • Swedish Princess Prepares to Wed American Banker Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 4:24 PM ET
    Swedish Princess Madeleine and Christopher O'Neill arrive for the traditional National Day celebrations in Stockholm.

    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.

  • UK Austerity Could Last Until 2020: Think Tank Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 8:20 AM ET
    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne

    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.

  • Euro Zone Engine Sputters on Weaker Exports Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 4:09 AM ET

    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.

  • Don't Panic! Equity Markets to Go Higher: Goldman Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 3:59 AM ET

    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.

  • Cyber Security Questioned After UK Huawei Deal Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 3:33 AM ET

    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.

  • Mobius: Look East for Gains Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 1:48 AM ET
    Templeton's Mark Mobius

    Eastern European frontier markets like Romania offer the best value around, according to industry stalwart Mark Mobius.

  • Polish Leader Signals Austerity as Growth Slumps Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 12:39 AM ET

    Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk said his country would have to tighten spending because revenues had been lower than expected.

  • Down for So Long, This Is Good News for Europe Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 9:49 PM ET

    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.

  • For Hard-Hit Greeks, IMF Mea Culpa Comes Too Late Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 12:42 PM ET

    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.

  • UK Banking Commission Findings 'May Be Ignored' Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 12:00 PM ET

    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 Tumble as Leader Refuses to Back Down Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 10:33 AM ET

    Turkish stocks tumbled more than 5 percent on Thursday afternoon after Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan refused to back down in the face of protests.

  • Growing Signs the UK Economic Recovery Is Real Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 10:28 AM ET
    Clouds over the City of London

    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.

  • Stock Sell-Off Is a Wake Up Call: SocGen’s Edwards Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 8:59 AM ET

    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.

  • BoE Hold Rates as Mervyn King Bids Farewell Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 7:55 AM ET
    Mervyn King

    The Bank of England voted to keep benchmark interest rates unchanged at 0.5 percent, at Mervyn King's final policy meeting as Governor.

  • Bilderberg Protests: No-Fly Zone Over London Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 7:35 AM ET

    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.

  • French Jobless Rate Hits 14-Year High Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 6:54 AM ET
    Outside a French state employment agency, Pole Emploi

    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.

  • ECB Holds Rates and Cuts Growth Forecast Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 6:28 AM ET

    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.

  • Delay in Europe Indexes Open Causes 'Angst' Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 6:13 AM ET

    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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