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European Central Bank  president Mario Draghi: said Greek banks remain saddled with soured loans, and regulators may need to stress-test them earlier in 2018 than originally planned. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

National Bank of Greece is planning the first bond sale by a Greek bank since 2014, before an impasse with international lenders crippled the nation’s(...)

A Syrian boy receives treatment at a hospital in Aleppo on Thursday. Photograph: George Ourfalian/AFP/Getty

I wept for Aleppo this week. Literally and metaphorically. It’s an out-of-body-like experience to watch, through the international media, the oblitera(...)

Traders  on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday. The S&P 500 index experienced its biggest decline in four weeks. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

It was a good day for banks on stock markets Wednesday but not good enough to offset weakness in commodity and energy stocks. Markets across Europe an(...)

Refugees and migrants queue to receive food in a makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian border. Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters

The RAF’s Red Arrows could not have picked a more unsuitable location for their annual overseas training than the skies above the Ritsona refugee camp(...)

Police near the scene of a raid on an apartment building that was aimed at finding Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the Belgian militant suspected of organising  terror attacks that killed 130 people last Friday, in the northern Paris suburb of St-Denis. Photograph: Pierre Terdjman/New York Times

Investigators sorting through body parts from a flat in Paris raided by French police on Wednesday now believe Hasna Aitboulahcen, a woman who died th(...)

The building materials giant’s stock climbed 5 per cent to close at €26.76. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Key stock markets in Europe and Asia rallied as expectations built that the US Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next month, while the US dol(...)

Permanent TSB rose 4.94 per cent to €4.25 on the back of an interim management statement in which it said financial performance improved in the third quarter

European shares rose yesterday, supported by a weak euro but against the background of concerns for political stability in Portugal. DUBLIN Perman(...)

Ryanair rose by 3.2 per cent after a strong set of results in the six months to the end of September. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

The Iseq rose by 1.1 per cent as European shares had a positive start to the week after business surveys from around the euro zone beat expectations.(...)

People using the ATM outside a National Bank branch in Athens on Saturday. Greek’s battered banks need up to €14 billion in fresh capital in order to survive. Photograph: Reuters/Michalis Karagiannis

Greece’s four main banks have until Friday to outline how they will raise €14.4 billion in fresh capital to meet European Central Bank stress tests. T(...)

Amam, a 17-year-old refugee from the Syrian town of Latakia, shouts after his sister and mother were detained by Hungarian police outside the railway station in Budapest on Wednesday. Photograph: Reuters

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban travels to Brussels on Thursday for talks with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker as the refugee (...)

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