Microsoft has warned about a new, unpatched software vulnerability affecting almost all Windows machines, which is remarkably similar to a flaw used in recent cyberattacks on the Ukrainian government.
The European economy is not out of the danger zone, European Central Bank Executive Board member Yves Mersch said, calling for further financial integration to overcome remaining impediments to growth.
FRANKFURT - Daimler AG's third-quarter operating profit rose 67 percent, driven by a one-off gain from the sale of a joint venture stake to Rolls-Royce and surging demand for luxury cars, it said on Oct. 23.
European Union leaders face heated negotiations today on a deal to toughen emission-reduction policies in the next decade and boost the security of energy supplies amid a natural-gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine.
OTTAWA -- The heart of the Canadian capital was thrown into panic and placed in lockdown on Wednesday after a gunman armed with a rifle or shotgun fatally wounded a corporal guarding the tomb of the unknown soldier at the National War Memorial, entered the nearby Parliament building and fired multiple times before he was shot and killed.
OTTAWA - A Canadian soldier was shot at the Canadian war memorial in Ottawa and a shooter was seen running towards the nearby parliament buildings where more shots were fired, according to multiple media and eyewitness reports on Oct. 22.
The EU's Jean-Claude Juncker won parliamentary approval on Oct. 22 for his new team of commissioners, allowing them to start work next month on reviving the economy and tackling challenges on the continent's borders.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is due to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Oct. 22, in a visit to mark next month's 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
The European Parliament votes on Wednesday in Strasbourg on whether to confirm in office the new European Commission, the EU executive to be led by Jean-Claude Juncker. Each of the 28 member states nominates a commissioner. All have passed individual confirmation hearings in the legislature.
LONDON -- The European Commission on Tuesday fined four major financial institutions 93.9 million euros, or about $120 million, over two types of activity that it deemed as cartel behavior.
HONG KONG -- For Apple in China, trouble seems to be the new normal.
Cybersecurity monitoring groups and security experts said on Monday that people trying to use Apple's online data storage service, known as iCloud, were the target of a new attack that sought to steal users' passwords and then spy on their activities.
Spanish news wire EFE says that that at least 11 of the 130 banks the European Central Bank is now in charge of testing have failed their reviews. That's across six countries.
The European Parliament has awarded its highest human rights accolade, the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, to Denis Mukwege, a Congolese gynecological surgeon who has treated thousands of women and risked his life in a campaign to end the use of mass rape as a weapon of war.
Of the many things that are worrying investors around the world, from tumbling oil prices to the spectre of recession and deflation in Europe, one of the most important, and least understood, is China’s debt. For the past few years China has been on a borrowing binge. Its total debt -- the sum of government, corporate and household borrowings -- has soared by 100 percent of GDP since 2008, and is now 250 percent of GDP; a little less than wealthy nations, but far higher than any other emerging market.
McDonald's Corporation is scheduled to announce its third fiscal quarter earnings report on Oct. 21. The fast food giant's bad phase does not seem to end, as the company faced some major operational headwinds in the last couple of months. For the last two years, quick service restaurants such as McDonald's, Yum! Brands, Burger King and Dunkin’ Brands have been facing stiff competition from fast-casual restaurants in terms of customer traffic. Since the onset of this year, the industry has been witnessing commodity inflation at a higher rate.
When Afsar Miae left his home near Teknaf in southern Bangladesh to look for work last month, he told his mother, "I'll see you soon." He said he expected to return that evening.
Congolese physician Denis Mukwege has been awarded the European Union's Sakharov human rights prize.
STOCKHOLM -- Sweden's military is working on two new observations that could be evidence of suspected "foreign underwater activity" near the country's capital, a senior naval officer said on Tuesday.
Ben Bradlee, the hard-driving editor who reigned over the Washington Post newsroom with the style of a well-dressed swashbuckler and the profane vocabulary of dockworker as the newspaper helped topple President Richard Nixon in the Watergate scandal, died on Tuesday at age 93.
HONG KONG -- Markets around the world have been jolted by fears that slowing growth and deflationary pressures in Europe, Japan and other major economies could derail the United States. But the health of China, for decades an engine of growth, has emerged as one of the most significant wild cards in the global economy.