Pastor James McConnell leaving  the magistrates court in Belfast on January 5, 2016 after being found not guilty of making ‘grossly offensive’ remarks about Islam. The judge said while he considered the remarks offensive, he did not consider them “grossly” offensive under the law.  AFP PHOTO / PAUL FAITHPAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images

The bizarre trial of elderly Belfast pastor James McConnell has ended with the right verdict: not guilty. His attack on Islam – made from the platform(...)

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Exports were a bright spot, up 1.7 per cent in the second quarter after growing by 1.3 per cent in the first quarter

The French economy came to an unexpected standstill in the three months to June after a strong first quarter, as a jump in exports was not strong eno(...)

Around half of Germany’s 30 blue-chip companies reported consensus-beating financial results for the April-June period

German economic growth accelerated in the second quarter of 2015 but by less than expected, with foreign trade acting as a support and domestic invest(...)

Euro area production levels in June “sheds a concerning light on the manufacturing recovery in 2015”. Photograph: Bloomberg.

Industrial production in the euro area fell more than economists forecast in June, raising some questions about the state of the region’s recovery. A(...)

The headquarters of Imtech. The Dutch engineering services company filed for protection from its creditors on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA/Daniel Bockwoldt

Royal Imtech, the Dutch engineering services company, filed for protection from its creditors yesterday, overwhelmed by accounting fraud in Germany th(...)

Germany’s DAX Index: rose 1.6 per cent on Wednesday while Italy’s benchmark FTSE MIB Index closed up 1.9 per cent, the most among major western-European markets. Photograph: Reuters/Stringer

European stocks climbed for the sixth time in seven days, led by a gain in commodity producers and a sharp rise in Société Générale shares after it(...)

A stack of Philips DVD recorders are displayed in a household items store in Utrecht. Philips said it expects a modest increase in sales this year

Philips reported higher quarterly medical equipment sales and improved margins in its consumer and lighting businesses on Monday but cautioned that gr(...)

German business morale weakened for a second straight month, suggesting concerns about the Greek debt crisis are hitting the mood in corporate boardro(...)

Shoppers in Berlin. Inflation rose for the first time in six months in the euro zone.

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