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  • 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.

  • Happiness Matters, Merkel Tells Germany Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 5:40 AM ET

    The path to happiness is an elusive one for many and even more so for Germans it would seem. But Germany's leader Angela Merkel had some handy advice for her compatriots.

  • Poland, Austria Exchange Tie-Up Nearing Solution Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 2:12 AM ET

    Despite cooling of talks between Austria and Poland about a possible merger of their two stock exchanges, CEO of the Warsaw index has given his strongest hint yet that a deal is drawing closer.

  • IMF Finds Major Mistakes in Bailout of Greece Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 8:00 PM ET

    An International Monetary Fund study is highly critical of its own and the EU's handling of Greece's first $144 billion bailout.

  • French Opposition Chief Extends Olive Branch to Germany Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 12:06 PM ET

    France must improve its relationship with Germany, the leader of France's opposition party said on Wednesday, following speculation about a rift between the countries' leaders.

  • Europe Stocks ‘Super Cheap’ Compared to US Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 9:20 AM ET

    European equities relative to their U.S. counterparts are the cheapest they have been for 25 years, and analysts predict there is still 15 percent upside in the S&P 500.

  • Ex-Murdoch Editor Rebekah Brooks Denies Hacking Charges Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 8:39 AM ET
    Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks, center.

    Rebekah Brooks, a former executive to Rupert Murdoch and a close friend of Prime Minister David Cameron, pleaded not guilty in a London court on Wednesday to charges related to phone hacking.

  • Why Latvia Wants to Join the Euro Zone Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 6:31 AM ET
    Riga, Latvia

    Latvia is due to get the green light to become the 18th member of the euro zone on Wednesday, prompting questions over why the small, economically successful Baltic nation wants to join the troubled currency union.

  • Secret Meeting of Rich and Powerful Comes to UK Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 4:34 AM ET
    Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne (R) and shadow chancellor Ed Balls

    As Her Majesty the Queen celebrates 60 years since her coronation, another formidable bastion of power and dominance passes its own Diamond Jubilee: the Bilderberg Group meets in Watford, U.K. this week for the 61st time.

  • Europe Woes Ease But Euro Zone Growth 'Some Way Off' Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 4:29 AM ET

    Europe's economic woes eased slightly last month, but a chronic shortage of new orders means an economic recovery in the euro zone still looks some way off.

  • Wine vs. Solar Panels: China Hits Back at EU Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 3:29 AM ET

    China launched an anti-dumping and anti-subsidy probe in European wine on Wednesday in response to the European Union's decision to impose duties on imports of Chinese solar panels.

  • Spain's Parliament Calls Time on Subsidized Cocktails Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 3:04 AM ET

    Parliament's subsidised cocktails stirred up outrage amongst the Spanish public. So the heads of political parties agreed to take them off the menu.

  • Horsemeat Scandal Pushes Tesco Into Quarterly UK Fall Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 2:52 AM ET

    Tesco, the world's third-biggest retailer, slipped back to an underlying sales decline in the U.K. in the first quarter, raising doubts about a costly recovery plan for its home market.

  • A pedestrian walks pass stickers applied to the windows of a former butcher’s shop in Belcoo, Northern Ireland, outside Enniskillen on June 1, 2013.

    Local councils in Northern Ireland have painted fake shop fronts and covered derelict buildings with huge billboards to hide the economic hardship being felt.

  • EU Gives China Two Months to Resolve Solar Row Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 9:54 PM ET

    The European Union is to impose duties on imports of Chinese solar panels from Thursday, but announced a dramatically reduced initial rate after pressure from some large member states.

  • Europe Faces Mass 'Employee Exodus': Report Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 10:43 AM ET

    European firms face a "mass employee exodus" over the next three years as the economy in the euro zone recovers and workers search for better opportunities, new research has found.

  • Caution Urged Over UK Shale Gas Estimates Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 7:10 AM ET
    Drill pipe at a shale gas exploration site in Singleton, U.K.

    Following UK firm IGas' news that a larger amount of shale gas than previously thought may be available in the north of England, the British Geological Survey (BGS) has urged caution.

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