A journalist takes pictures of the electronic boards displaying stock prices in the reception hall in Athens stock exchange, Greece August 3, 2015. REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou

Greek bank stocks plunge

ATHENS - Greece's banking stocks plunge for the second day in a row, dragging the main Athens index down and reflecting the country's continuing financial and economic woes.  Full Article 


Earnings-day blues drags UK shares down 9:52am BST

LONDON - Top UK shares opened on a downbeat note on Tuesday, with a mixed bag of corporate earnings and weakness in the technology sector offsetting reports of activist stake-building.

A man works on the roof of a building site in Cheadle Hume, Britain July 10, 2015. Britain announced on Friday an overhaul of rules on how and where new houses can be built as it tries to address a chronic shortage of homes and put its economy on a sounder footing.   REUTERS/Andrew Yates

UK construction growth eases

Growth in Britain's construction industry slowed unexpectedly in July, hurt by a loss of momentum in housebuilding and civil engineering, according to a survey.  Full Article 

A sign is displayed outside of a branch of The Royal Bank of Scotland in central London, Britain May 20, 2015. REUTERS/Neil Hall

Government starts RBS sell-off

The UK government has sold a £2.1 billion stake in Royal Bank of Scotland to kick off the disposal of its holding seven years after bailing out the bank, sparking a political row.  Full Article 

Asylum seekers from various countries rest as they wait  to be registered inside a hall, used by German police as the first registration point, in Passau, Germany July 29, 2015. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

Immigrants in Germany swell to record high

BERLIN - The number of immigrants living in Germany rose by 3.7 percent last year to a record high of 11 million and a fifth of the population is of a migrant background.  Full Article 

A man talks on a phone in front of a giant advertisement promoting Samsung Electronics' new smartphone Galaxy S6 in central Seoul, South Korea, April 28, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Samsung's glamour days are over

SEOUL - For four years Samsung has basked in the success of its Galaxy smartphones, making billions of dollars competing with Apple in the premium mobile market. The coming years are set to be more sombre for the South Korean tech giant.  Full Article | Video 

Piper Hoppe, 10, from Minnetonka, Minnesota, holds a sign at the doorway of River Bluff Dental clinic in protest against the killing of a famous lion in Zimbabwe, in Bloomington, Minnesota July 29, 2015. REUTERS/Eric Miller

U.S. airlines end trophy hunter shipments

JOHANNESBURG - Three U.S. airlines have banned the transport of lion, leopard, elephant, rhino or buffalo killed by trophy hunters, in the latest fallout from the killing of Zimbabwe's Cecil the lion.  Full Article 

Suspected killer of Memphis officer surrenders to authorities

The man suspected of killing a Memphis police officer turns himself in after manhunt. Julie Noce reports

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