President Putin called for immediate talks on Ukraine, although his spokesman said this did not mean Moscow endorsed rebel calls for independence.» Read More
The EU threatened Russia with new trade sanctions if Moscow fails to start reversing its action in Ukraine, but the timing of any measures is uncertain.
Less than a month before Scotland holds a referendum on whether to leave Britain, Wales is watching with a mix of envy, excitement and trepidation.
Ukraine and Russia exchanged captured soldiers, Russian news agencies said.
Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko also said EU leaders agreed to prepare new sanctions on Russia, conditional on progress of his peace plan.
Britain and six other states are to create a new joint expeditionary force of at least 10,000 personnel to bolster Nato's power in response to Russia.
The first indications of an upturn raise hopes as Greece's finance minister aims to steer the country out of its catastrophic recession.
Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb said European Union leaders would not decide on sanctions against Russia at a summit in Brussels on Saturday.
Britain hiked its terrorism threat level to "severe" on Friday in response to possible attacks being planned in Syria and Iraq.
Top-flight English soccer clubs spent a record level on new players this summer, a Deloitte study showed.
Shares in Tesco closed nearly 7 percent lower, after the supermarket slashed profit expectations for the year and cut its dividend.
Shares in Salvatore Ferragamo surged on Friday, after the company reported strong earnings that defied worries about China.
Euro zone inflation continued to fall in August, boosting expectations that the ECB will try bolster the region's economy by announcing more stimulus.
Financial institutions have joined forces to propose a new framework that aims to negate complicated disputes such as the fight over Argentina's default.
The contest for the final remaining top EU job has become a two-person race between the leaders of Poland and Denmark. The FT reports.
A volcanic eruption has occurred near Iceland's Dyngjujokull glacier, prompting authorities to raise the warning code for aviation to red.
The ECB is facing a critical debate about whether to embark on an American-style quantitative easing program. Here are the implications.
Russia has “well over 1,000 troops” operating inside Ukraine, Nato warned. The Financial Times reports.
France's new economy minister has questioned the country's short working week, suggesting firms should be given more freedom.
Ukraine said on Thursday that Russian forces had entered the country and its Ambassador warned of the threat of a "full-scale war".
Official data revealed that German inflation was unchanged in August, a day ahead of region-wide figures which will be closely watched by investors.
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Peter Thal Larsen, Asia editor at Reuters Breakingviews, discusses China's debt level and highlights that as most of the debt is held domestically, it is easier for the authorities to sort it out.
Timothy Ash, head of emerging markets research at Standard Bank, says the West and markets are "sleep-walking through the Ukraine crisis" and ignoring the ongoing "full-scale war".
Sean Corrigan, chief investment strategist at Diapason Commodities Management, says gold looks "vulnerable" with a tight trading range.