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CNBC's Ross Westgate reports European shares traded sharply lower, with Italian stocks the worst performers as political deadlock gripped the euro zone's third-largest economy.
Entertainment-to-telecoms conglomerate Vivendi said on Tuesday it could give no full-year group outlook until it had more clarity on key asset sales, prompting its shares to slip.
Tina Fordham, senior political analyst at Citi, tells CNBC that a combination of the Italian constitution and political maneuvering mean uncertainty is likely to drag on for months.
Simon Maughan, financials sector strategist at Olivetree Financial Group, tells CNBC that the markets won't react too negatively to the Italian elections, beyond the initial immediate dip, because the ECB are not yet concerned enough to step in.
Marco Cristofori, head of equity department at Centrobanca, tells CNBC why investors should steer well of getting involved with anything which is exposed to Italy as he expects a 10% market slowdown.
Mark Haefele, head of investment at UBS Wealth Management, tells CNBC that the long-term trade is long British pound versus Euro.
Steve Sedgwick asks what now for Italy, as markets react to the news of an inconclusive election result.
Political deadlock in Italy could provoke upheaval in the euro zone economy, as well as in the currency and equity markets, analysts told CNBC.
Karen Cho takes you through the European market open, where stocks have dropped on the inconclusive Italian election result.
Alberto Martinelli, professor of Political Science at Universita' La Statale, tells CNBC there is no majority possible in Italy even with Mario Monti.
Gerry Fowler, global head of equity & derivative strategy at BNP Paribas, tells CNBC that the Italian vote is a blow for further European integration.
Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany, said progress in lowering the odds of death at all ages has been so rapid since 1900 that life expectancy has risen faster than it did in the previous 200 millennia since modern man began to evolve from hominid species. The Financial Time reports.
Stephane Richard, CEO of France Telecom-Orange, tells CNBC that the European telecoms industry is weak, pays too much tax and needs a digital strategy.
Germany's central bank has called on France to stick to its EU-mandated budget deficit target, saying that any slippage by such a eurozone heavyweight would further undermine confidence in the bloc's fiscal discipline. The Financial Times reports.
European markets are braced for a sell off on Tuesday as Italy's election results could result in a political deadlock, causing economic chaos and further damage to the euro zone.
Jane Foley, senior currency strategist at Rabobank, tells CNBC that market euphoria has been disconnected from the fundamentals and the Italian election is a wakeup call.
Olivier d'Assier, Managing Director, Europe and Asia at Axioma says risks in the euro zone remain and problems within Italy will probably stay for another 3 to 4 months.
Italy faced political deadlock on Tuesday after a stunning election that saw the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement of comic Beppe Grillo become the strongest party in the country.
Simon Grose-Hodge, Head of Investment advisory, Singapore at LGT Bank tells CNBC why one should buy European equities and steer clear of peripheral bonds.
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European equities closed mixed on Thursday as oil prices and a slightly hawkish tone from the U.S. Federal Reserve managed to dent investor sentiment.
Discussing U.S. markets, Todd Horwitz, author & founder at Averagejoeoptions.com says he expects the U.S. Federal Reserve to hike rates sooner than expected.
CNBC's Phil Han reports on the new and upgraded Air Force One which will replace the current Boeing 747-200.