Banks weigh on European shares as market focuses on ECB

By Danilo Masoni MILAN, Sept 7 : European shares inched lower on Thursday, with banks under pressure before a European Central Bank policy meeting that is expected to provide little detail on plans to cut monetary stimulus. A fifth day of gains in auto stocks, however, helped German shares hit their highest level in two […]

EU court says Eastern states cannot refuse to take refugees

By Michele Sinner LUXEMBOURG, Sept 6 : The European Union’s top court roundly dismissed complaints on Wednesday by Slovakia and Hungary about EU migration policy, upholding Brussels’ right to force member states to take in asylum seekers. In the latest twist to a divisive dispute that broke out two years ago when over a million […]

North Korea tensions send European shares to six-month low

By Helen Reid and Danilo Masoni LONDON, Aug 29 : Rising geopolitical tensions sent European shares to their lowest in six months on Tuesday after a missile launch by North Korea sent jitters through Asian trading. The pan-European STOXX 600 fell 1 percent, firmly on track to make August its third month in a row […]

Miners bolster European shares, Provident Financial plummets

By Kit Rees LONDON, Aug 22 : A flurry of results for heavyweight mining stocks and a dramatic plunge in Provident Financial’s shares injected some energy into European shares on Tuesday, with the region’s benchmark set to break a three-day losing streak in a typically sleepy month for market activity. The pan-European STOXX 600 rose […]

Car rams into soldiers, injuring six, in Paris suburb

By Benoit Tessier and Johnny Cotton PARIS, Aug 9 : A car rammed into a group of soldiers in a Parisian suburb on Wednesday, injuring six before speeding off in what its mayor called a deliberate act. Levallois-Perret Mayor Patrick Balkany said the car, a BMW, was parked in an alley before it accelerated into […]