European Commission President Luxembourg Jean-Claude Juncker arrives to address the European Parliament to present a plan on growth, jobs and investment, in Strasbourg, November 26, 2014.   REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

Juncker unveils investment plan to kick-start EU growth

STRASBOURG, France - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker presents a plan to leverage some 300 billion euros of largely private new investment in the European Union, saying it is time to kick-start growth without adding to public debt.  Full Article 


Saudis signal no push for oil cut as market to 'stabilise itself' 11:56am GMT

VIENNA - OPEC leader Saudi Arabia signalled on Wednesday it was unlikely to push for a major change in oil output at the producer group's meeting this week, a day after Russia refused to cooperate in any production cut.

Thomas Cook Group plc Group Chief Executive Harriet Green leaves 10 Downing Street in London May 20, 2013. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

Thomas Cook hit by shock CEO departure

Holiday company Thomas Cook says CEO Harriet Green has been replaced by its chief operating officer, the abrupt departure of a woman credited with reviving the firm sending its shares tumbling.  Full Article 

A painted sign for a public house named 'The Banker' is seen in the City of London July 30, 2014. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Toxic bank culture will take "a generation" to fix

Bad behaviour that has cost British banks £38.5 billion in fines and compensation over the past 15 years will take a generation to fix, an independent think tank says.  Full Article 

An Everything Everywhere (EE) mobile phone store sign is seen in London February 20, 2013. REUTERS/Neil Hall

EE owners confirm takeover talks with BT

EE's German and French owners confirm they are in talks to sell Britain's biggest mobile network operator to BT as part of a wider review of its options.  Full Article 

A woman looks at a window display on Oxford Street in central London December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Olivia Harris

The battle for British pensioners' cash

Billions of pounds in savings that retiring British workers would have swapped for an income for life are up for grabs after recent rule changes - and fund managers are battling insurers for a slice of it.  Full Article | Related Story 

A woman picks a pack of buckwheat groats at a food market in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk November 25, 2014. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

Buckwheat woes give Putin food for thought

MOSCOW - As if Vladimir Putin did not have enough to worry about with Western sanctions, falling oil prices and a collapsing currency, there is also now the price of buckwheat.  Full Article 

Women sit on a bench in New York's Times Square May 31, 2012. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Fat to blame for half a million cancers a year

Some half a million cases of cancer a year are due to people being overweight or obese, and the problem is particularly acute in North America, the World Health Organization says.  Full Article 

A grave is seen inside the site of an archaelogical excavation at the town of Amphipolis, in northern Greece, in this handout photo taken November 7, 2014, and distributed by Greece's Culture Ministry on November 12, 2014. REUTERS/Hellenic Culture Ministry/Handout via Reuters

Tomb mystery holds Greeks in thrall

ATHENS - Greek archaeologist Katerina Peristeri dug in obscurity for years before unearthing a marble tomb from the time of Alexander the Great -- a find that has brought her instant fame.  Full Article