MILAN/ROME - The top investor in troubled Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena said it would only support the lender's planned January share issue if it is postponed to the second quarter of next year, throwing the operation into doubt.
JOHANNESBURG - A week ago, South African President Jacob Zuma was a leader on the back foot, ridiculed in a front-page cartoon by a newspaper accusing him of blowing $20 million (12 million pounds) of public money on a security upgrade to his private home.
ROME - Italy's centre-left Democratic Party (PD) is expected to elect as its leader the charismatic mayor of Florence, Matteo Renzi, an outsider who promises both a chance of renewal and a threat to Prime Minister Enrico Letta's already fragile coalition.
BERLIN - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has invited euro zone officials to a meeting in Berlin on Friday in a bid to come closer to a solution on a planned European resolution mechanism to deal with troubled banks, a German newspaper said on Friday.
WARSAW - BNP Paribas has agreed to buy the Polish business of its Dutch rival Rabobank for $1.4 billion (857 million pounds), as the French bank returns to the acquisition trail after a period of re-structuring and seeks growth outside the euro zone.
MILAN - An Italian court has ruled in favour of the expulsion of ex-Ku Klux Klan leader and former Louisiana politician David Duke from Italy, where he had been living for a year and a half, local police said on Thursday.
WARSAW - BNP Paribas has agreed to buy the Polish business of its Dutch rival Rabobank for $1.4 billion (856.3 million pounds), as the French bank returns to the acquisition trail after a period of re-structuring and seeks growth outside the eurozone.
ROME - Italy's electoral law is unconstitutional, its top court ruled on Wednesday, piling pressure on political parties to reform a system blamed for creating parliamentary deadlock.
MILAN - Italy's state-backed fund Fondo Strategico Italiano (FSI), one of the bidders for a minority stake in Versace, is willing to put in an offer valuing the whole fashion house at 1.1 billion euros ($1.5 billion), people familiar with the issue said.
ROME - Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta dismissed signs of growing tension in his government on Tuesday, ahead of a confidence vote next week to confirm his new majority after Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia party quit the ruling coalition.
JOHANNESBURG - South Africans united in mourning for Nelson Mandela on Friday, but while some celebrated his remarkable life with dance and song, others fretted that the anti-apartheid hero's death would leave the nation vulnerable again to racial and social tensions. | Video
The criminal complaint against Ross William Ulbricht, known as "Dread Pirate Roberts."