NEW YORK The dollar rose to a one-week high against a basket of currencies on Tuesday on speculation that U.S. President Donald Trump was leaning towards nominating a Federal Reserve head who would be more inclined to raise interest rates at a faster pace.
BARCELONA Catalonia refused on Tuesday to bow to the Spanish government's demand that it renounce a symbolic declaration of independence, setting it on a political collision course with Madrid later this week. | Video
ROME Italy's president on Tuesday made a rare intervention to defend the country's central bank chief after the ruling Democratic Party (PD) criticised Ignazio Visco, whose mandate expires in less than two weeks.
ROME The Bank of Italy acted to protect peoples' savings and limit damage from the banking crises in recent years and was in constant contact with the government, sources at the central bank said on Tuesday.
BERLIN She has earned a reputation as Europe's chief crisis manager. Now Germany's Angela Merkel must forge a government out of an awkward group of allies bent on nailing down a coalition deal so tight it risks limiting her room to act if crisis strikes again.
DUBLIN Several more financial services firms have committed to shifting operations to Dublin as a result of Brexit but are not ready to make the move public, a senior official at the Irish agency competing to win foreign business said on Tuesday.
BELFAST Two Ireland rugby internationals accused of raping a woman in Belfast last year will stand trial over the charges, a Northern Irish court ruled on Tuesday.
MADRID A military F18 fighter plane crashed on the outskirts of Madrid on Tuesday killing its pilot, the Spanish Defence Ministry said. | Video
MADRID Spain's Constitutional Court said on Tuesday the referendum law passed by the Catalan government Sept. 6 to hold a vote on independence was void, a spokesman said.
ATHENS Greece fell into recession again last year, confounding its international creditors who had predicted some growth after years of budget austerity and bailouts.
BERLIN Germany's next finance minister should be politically independent from Chancellor Angela Merkel, the leader of the Free Democrats (FDP) said on Tuesday, rebuffing calls to keep the ministry in conservative hands.
BRASILIA France will propose changing the European Commission's mandate to negotiate a trade deal with South America's Mercosur bloc to include food safety provisions, its envoy to Brazil said on Monday.
ROME Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said on Tuesday he and the leader of the Northern League had agreed a pact to choose the candidate to head an eventual centre-right governing coalition, a newspaper reported.