| Aug 14, 2013
| 8:29 AM
The Eurozone, which has struggled with a debt crisis and a prolonged recession, saw its economy expand for the first time in 18 months, according to figures released Wednesday.
Eurostat, the European Union’s statistical agency, said the...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 3:35 AM
LONDON — Germans began heading to the polls Sunday morning in an election that will probably see their popular chancellor, Angela Merkel, voted in for a third term but forced to share power in government with one of the runner-up parties.
| Sep 23, 2013
| 10:03 AM
LONDON -- Fresh from her party’s best election showing in more than 20 years, German Chancellor Angela Merkel started the tricky task Monday of forming a new government after her preferred coalition partner was ousted from parliament in a shocking...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 6:54 AM
WASHINGTON -- Lael Brainard, the Treasury department's top official in dealing with global financial issues, will step down this week amid speculation she could be nominated to the Federal Reserve Board.
Brainard has served as undersecretary for...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 5:12 PM
ATHENS – Bowing to pressure from international lenders, Greece on Wednesday moved to put more than 25,000 state workers on notice for dismissal by the end of the year in the first official winnowing of its costly civil sector.
| Jul 26, 2013
| 6:40 AM
WASHINGTON -- A Federal Reserve pullback of its economic stimulus efforts could reignite the European debt crisis as that region struggles to recover from its longest-ever recession, the International Monetary Fund warned.
In its annual assessment of...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 8:23 AM
In an effort to avoid illness outbreaks from imported foods, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed new rules that would require importers to verify that their suppliers' standards are on par with those of domestic growers and processors....
| Jul 26, 2013
| 10:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- Clear communication and proper timing are key to the Federal Reserve ending its unprecedented stimulus efforts without damaging the improving U.S. economic recovery, the International Monetary Fund said Friday.
With Fed policymakers set to...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 10:44 AM
MADRID -- Lawmakers in the northeastern Spanish region of Catalonia voted Thursday to demand powers to hold a referendum on independence from Spain, ramping up their confrontation with a central government determined to avoid the breakup of the country....
| Nov 11, 2013
| 11:32 AM
LONDON – European and U.S. officials resumed negotiations Monday on a trans-Atlantic free trade agreement despite angry protests in Europe over American electronic spying and threats to call off the talks.
The five-day discussion in Brussels had...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 1:22 PM
LONDON -- More than two months after voters cast their ballots, Germany took a major step toward finally forming a government Wednesday after leaders of the main political parties agreed on a common agenda that Chancellor Angela Merkel said would solidify...