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Has a New Recipe Ruined Scotland's Popular Irn-Bru Soda?
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:34

The makers of Irn-Bru, Scotland’s super-sweet orange soda, recently changed its century-old recipe and cut the sugar content in half. Many Scots are...

Europe markets edge higher amid earnings; HSBC shares fall 3%
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:32

European stocks were slightly higher Tuesday morning, as investors monitored the release of the latest batch of corporate earnings. Europe News

Pope Francis Names New Sex Abuse Panel Amid Criticism
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:33

Pope Francis renewed his advisory panel on child protection, after a two-month lapse, amid growing criticism of his record on clerical sex abuse. WSJ...

Latvia Detains Top ECB Official in Anticorruption Probe
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:42

A top European Central Bank official was detained over the weekend by Latvia’s anticorruption agency as part of a criminal investigation, in the lat...

Macron Law Jolts French Labor Market
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:34

Some of France’s largest employers are seizing on President Emmanuel Macron’s labor-system overhaul to undertake mass layoffs, heralding a sea cha...

ECB Freezes All Payments by Latvia Bank Amid U.S. Probe
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:49

The ECB has frozen all payments by a Latvian bank, following accusations by the U.S. that the small bank laundered billions in illicit funds, includin...

Stronger European Earnings Augur More M&A, Higher Dividends
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:05

European companies are reporting higher revenues and profits as the continent benefits from the fastest pace of economic growth in a decade, prompting...

Latvian central bank boss released on bail
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:10

The Baltic state's anti-corruption agency suspects Ilmars Rimsevics of seeking a €100,000 bribe. BBC News - Europe

Major Russian mafia trial opens in Spain
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 02:39

A Russian MP and 17 others go on trial in Madrid accused of mafia money-laundering. BBC News - Europe

'No equity bear market but more corrections' seen by Citi strategists
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 01:35

Synchronized tapering of global central bank stimulus programs could prompt more volatility in equity and corporate and sovereign bonds, Citi said. E...

Reinsurers Hit by Catastrophe Losses, Rising Competition
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:41

Reinsurers are being hit by a one-two punch of soaring catastrophe losses and low renewal rates as insurers turn to other avenues to spread risk. WSJ...

KFC branches in UK forced to close after chicken shortage
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 21:35

Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) has apologized to its customers in the U.K. after branches of the fast-food chain were forced to close because they'...

Iceland's mooted circumcision ban sparks religious outrage
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 19:34

Jewish, Muslim and Christian leaders condemned the move, calling it an attack on religious freedom. BBC News - Europe

Avalanche in French Alps kills father and daughter
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:44

The man, 43, and his 11-year-old daughter were skiing in an area at risk at the Val d'Isère resort. BBC News - Europe

Russia interference should be countered with 'the truth' and not 'more propaganda,' NATO chief says
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:43

NATO has to respond in different ways to Russia's interference in other political systems, its secretary general told CNBC Saturday. Europe News

European markets seen higher as global rebound continues; euro zone discusses next ECB deputy
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:46

Equities in Europe are seen higher on Monday as global sentiment continues to rebound. Europe News

With ISIS defeated, Iraqi prime minister vows to end sectarian politics as elections loom
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:35

With elections just months away, Iraq's prime minister has called on the country's political system to reform itself and move away from its ...

Finland's new pandas enjoy snow
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:46

Finland's new pandas were being allowed outside for the first time since arriving in the country last month. BBC News - Europe

'I fix umbrellas to save the world'
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:07

Thierry Millet is possibly Europe’s last remaining artisanal umbrella repair man. BBC News - Europe

Israel-Poland spat: Swastikas drawn on Polish embassy in Tel Aviv
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:21

It comes after Israel condemned the Polish PM for saying Jews were among perpetrators of the Holocaust. BBC News - Europe

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