US accuses Russia of land grabs

2015-02-26 11:15

A UN-backed ceasefire shows signs of finally taking hold in Ukraine, even as the United States accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of destabilising the country through land grabs.

EU renews sanctions on Zimbabwe, Mugabe

2015-02-20 22:25

The EU has renewed for another year its sanctions against Zimbabwe, including a travel ban and asset freeze on President Robert Mugabe and his wife, according to a notice.

EU, UK 'sleepwalked' into Ukraine crisis - lawmakers

2015-02-20 22:16

The EU and UK "sleepwalked" into the Ukraine crisis, failing to grasp its exceptional nature and lacking the ability to read political shifts in Russia, British lawmakers say.

Leaders renew backing of tattered Ukraine ceasefire

2015-02-20 10:35

The leaders of Ukraine, Germany, France and Russia have renewed support for a tattered ceasefire in eastern Ukraine despite violations - including the storming of a key town by pro-Russian rebels.

Michael Power: Greece isn’t the only one in trouble

2015-02-19 14:28

Michael Power from Investec Asset Management discusses the Greece/EU talks which have broken down, and potential outcomes of a deal not being reached.

EU introduces new rules to make cooking greener

2015-02-18 18:48

The sale of energy wasting ovens and cooking hobs will be banned across the EU after the latest set of rules to make household appliances more efficient takes effect.

EU hot and cold, waiting for Greece to bend

2015-02-17 15:56

European Union finance ministers have wielded enticements and veiled threats to press Greece to stay in an international bailout as financial markets slipped.

Zim receives EU aid after decade of sanctions

2015-02-16 15:48

The EU has given Zimbabwe $267m, the first time the bloc has given financial aid to the southern African nation's government since imposing sanctions in 2002.

Eurozone economy accelerates thanks to Germany

2015-02-13 14:00

Eurozone economic growth has accelerated unexpectedly as the bloc's largest member, Germany, expanded at more than twice the expected rate.

Eurogroup agrees on way forward for Greece

2015-02-12 13:30

Eurozone finance ministers have agreed on a way forward to deal with Greece's financing problems and discussions will continue in the coming days.


Greece makes more concessions to eurozone

2015-02-24 13:45

Greece's new leftist-led government has climbed down further to eurozone creditors on its plans to halt privatisations, boost welfare and raise the minimum wage.

Zimbabwe, Zambia to repair Kariba Dam

2015-02-20 22:25

Urgent repairs to avert the collapse of the gigantic, power-generating Kariba Dam between Zimbabwe and Zambia will begin this year.

Germany softens tone ahead of Greek debt talks

2015-02-20 15:45

European Union paymaster Germany has softened its tone as eurozone finance ministers raced to break a deadlock over Athens' debts.

Germany holds up Greek bid for loan extension

2015-02-20 09:45

Germany has rejected a Greek proposal for a six-month extension to its eurozone loan agreement, saying it was "not a substantial solution."

Italy: Libya is a ticking time bomb

2015-02-18 21:02

Italy has issued its strongest warning yet about the danger of ISIS establishing a stronghold in Libya from where it could attack Europe and destabilise neighbouring states.

Big Three ratings agencies defy new curbs

2015-02-18 11:15

Revenues and margins at Europe's "Big Three" credit rating agencies are back to pre-financial crisis levels and the trio are in line for more business.

EU hangs tough, waiting for Greece to bend

2015-02-17 12:45

European Union finance ministers have piled pressure on Greece to remain in an international financial rescue programme as the euro weakened.

Russian singer, ministers top EU sanctions list

2015-02-16 12:45

The EU has published a new list of Ukrainians and Russians targeted with sanctions for undermining Ukraine's independence.

Eurozone in need of radical change

2015-02-13 09:48

The eurozone needs fundamental changes to the way it is run or it faces endemic unemployment and the trap of low economic growth for years to come.

Europe and Greece eager to solve differences

2015-02-09 15:44

Greece must respect European Union rules as it seeks an alternative to an extension of an EU/IMF bailout and must recognise Greek voters' ardent hopes for a change.

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