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Edward Hadas: Detroit, decay and solidarity

LONDON, July 31 (Reuters Breakingviews) - The bankruptcy of the city of Detroit has many causes, including poor management, industrial history and dysfunctional American sociology. I think there is also an ethical problem: too little cross-border solidarity. Full story

Analysis: Population trends cloud Europe's post-recession outlook

LONDON (Reuters) - Slowly but unsurely, Europe is facing up to population trends that will sap long-run economic growth and force nations to choose between cutting pensions and welfare benefits or paying higher taxes to maintain them. Full story

Global markets: Europe mixed ahead of Fed

   CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as investors await economic data from the U.S. and a monetary policy announcement from the Federal Reserve.

BNP Paribas hit in Q2 by tough European backdrop

BNP Paribas says its net profit slipped nearly 5 percent in the second quarter as investment banking continued to suffer from the tough economic conditions in Europe. Full story

Oracle President: 'We've been the best performing tech co...

   President, Mark Hurd, Oracle, thinks his company is going to do better going into fiscal 14. "Performance has ranked up pretty well, and we gained share," he says, adding, "we've grown 5 percent in Europe."

Thomson Reuters revenue edges up on legal, accounting strengths

(Reuters) - Thomson Reuters <TRI.N> <TRI.TO> said on Tuesday that second-quarter revenue rose 2 percent as gains at its legal and accounting businesses helped offset weakness in the financial division, mainly in Europe. Full story

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Greece pleads for Europe to adopt growth policies

Italy's Letta rebukes Europe for 'serious mistakes' in Greek bailout

Europe banks get set for dividend lift - if regulators allow

Migrants say 31 missing after boat sinks off Libya: ANSA

Afghan eyes Iran deal to boost trade to Europe, India

Germany's Schaeuble set to stay center stage in euro crisis

EU, China resolve solar dispute - their biggest trade row by far


  European shares close higher despite mixed data

CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe, as investors watch for signs the euro zone is coming out of recession.

  European markets close mixed

CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, amid a wave of M&A activity.

  Europe in the clear?

Fast Money traders Mike Murphy and Stephen Weiss debate the bear versus bull case on home builders. Is it time to get short? Josh Brown discusses if it is time to get in on the European rebound; and Paul Richards, UBS, says "it is going to be a very ve...

  Spain train investigation focuses on train’s drivers

Almost everyone on board the train that hurtled off the rails in Spain was either killed or injured.  Five Americans, in Europe for their daughter’s wedding, were among the wounded. NBC’s Keir Simmons reports.

  NBC News Update: July 25nd, 2013

An investigation into one of Europe's worst disasters, The pope visits a slum in Brazil to focus on the poor, and is it a donkey or Zebra, or both?

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European Union Trade Commissioner De Gucht addresses a news conference in Brussels
European Union Trade Commissioner De Gucht addresses a news conference in Brussels

European Union Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht addresses a news conference at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels July 29, 2013. China and the European Union have agreed there is a "window for discussions" over the next few months to try to resolve trade disputes over Chinese imports