ROME - Striking workers took to the streets in cities across Italy on Friday to protest against cuts to public services and labour reforms proposed by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.
ROME - Italy's top court cleared fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana on Friday over charges of hiding hundreds of millions of euros from Italian tax authorities.
BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel thanked ECB President Mario Draghi for spelling out to leaders at an EU summit that governments must play a role in boosting the faltering euro zone economy, and said it was their firm intention to do so.
BRUSSELS - France and Italy sought on Friday to bridge stark differences with Germany over how to avert economic stagnation and deflation, but Chancellor Angela Merkel warned her peers against repeating the euro zone's debt crisis.
BRUSSELS/LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron challenged a demand from the European Union for an additional 2.1-billion-euro payment into this year's EU budget after a revision of economic statistics showed his country was better off.
PARIS - Sales trends at Italian fashion brand Gucci showed signs of turning the corner in the third quarter, particularly in major markets such as western Europe and China, despite remaining negative, owner Kering said on Thursday.
ROME - The European Commission has asked Italy to explain why its draft budget for next year will breach debt-reduction goals it promised the European Union, a step that may lead to demands from Brussels for changes to the spending package.
ZURICH - Swiss retailer Migros apologised on Wednesday after dairy creamers decorated with images of Adolf Hitler and Italian fascist wartime leader Benito Mussolini found their way into restaurants in Switzerland.
MILAN - Italian car parts maker Sogefi reported on Tuesday a net loss for the first nine months of the year, hit by weakness in South America and costs for restructuring in Europe, and said Chief Executive Guglielmo Fiocchi would leave the company.
FRANKFURT/MILAN - German vehicles group Daimler is in advanced talks to take a minority stake in Italian motorcycle manufacturer MV Agusta [IPO-MVAG.MI], a source in Italy familiar with the situation said on Tuesday.
ISTANBUL/BEIRUT - A senior Syrian Kurdish official on Friday rejected a report from Turkey's president that Syrian Kurds had agreed to let Free Syrian Army fighters enter the border town of Kobani to help them push back besieging Islamic State insurgents. | Video