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Europe shares hold gains as US claims fall – MarketWatch

Europe shares hold gains as US claims fall – MarketWatch

By William L. Watts, MarketWatch FRANKFURT (MarketWatch) — European stocks traded near session highs Thursday as Wall Street appeared set to extend a historical winning streak after first-time claims for […]

Europe Ramps Up Calls to Arm Syrian Rebels – Voice of America

— Europe’s two biggest military powers, France and Britain, are ramping up calls for the European Union to arm Syrian rebels.  French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius added more pressure on Thursday, saying France and Britain would act unilaterally if the rest of the 27-member bloc resisted lifting an arms embargo against Syria. The embargo […]

New Pope Shifts Church’s Center of Gravity Away From Europe – New York Times

The new pope will be called Francis, and he is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. He is the first non-European pope in more than 1,200 years and the first member of the Jesuit order to lead the church. “I would like to thank you for your embrace,” the new pope, dressed in […]

Merkel’s Reform Crown Slips at Home as She Turns Europe German – Bloomberg

Merkel’s Reform Crown Slips at Home as She Turns Europe German – Bloomberg

The political heirs to a decade-old strategy that turned Germany into the economic powerhouse of Europe risk squandering the gains. Ten years to the day since Gerhard Schroeder unveiled a welfare and labor-market overhaul that economists credit with reinvigorating the German economy, his Social Democratic Party is backtracking while his successor as chancellor, Angela Merkel, […]

Europe stocks open higher; DAX up 0.8% – MarketWatch

Europe stocks open higher; DAX up 0.8% – MarketWatch

By William L. Watts FRANKFURT (MarketWatch) — European shares jumped out of the gate Thursday with […]

Oil down on rising US supplies, Europe data – Huffington Post

BANGKOK — Oil prices were pushed lower Thursday by higher-than-expected U.S. crude inventories and disappointing industrial production in Europe. Benchmark oil for April delivery was down 24 cents to $92.28 per barrel at midday Bangkok time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract fell 2 cents to close $92.52 on the […]

Kindle Fire HD 8.9 launched in Europe and Japan, gets permanent price cut in … – Engadget

Amazon Launches Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ in Europe and Japan; Introduces New, Lower Price Largest-display, highest-resolution version of Amazon’s best-selling tablet now available in Europe and Japan New, lower price for Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ in the US – starting at just $269 for Wi-Fi and $399 for 4G SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mar. 13, 2013– (NASDAQ: AMZN) […]

Amazon cuts Kindle Fire HD 8.9 price, sends it to Europe, Japan – CNET

Amazon cuts Kindle Fire HD 8.9 price, sends it to Europe, Japan – CNET

Amazon is launching its Kindle Fire HD 8.9 in Europe and Japan today, which means a lower price for the tablet in the U.S., the company announced. In the U.S., the Wi-Fi version now starts at $269 and the 4G device starts at $399. Customers in the U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and Japan can […]

Europe Hit By Heavy Snow, Slows Trains, Flights, Roads – Huffington Post

PARIS — Snow-choked European cities are struggling to get planes, trains and roads moving again after a surprisingly intense, late-season storm. A few flights were canceled Wednesday and many were facing long delays at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports and the Frankfurt Airport. Eurostar train service under the English Channel resumed Wednesday after […]

EUROPE MARKETS: Italy Auction, Data Weigh On Europe Stocks – Fox Business

MADRID –  European stock ended mostly lower Wednesday as investors moved to cash in on recent gains, while weaker-than-expected manufacturing data and a rise in Italian borrowing costs weighed on sentiment. ASM International NV, Commerzbank AG and Inditex SA were among the biggest decliners. The Stoxx Europe 600 index shed 0.05 point, or less than […]