Barclays challenges legal action brought by US prosecutors alleging fraud in its "dark pool" trading operations.
Earnings at the US carmaker General Motors slump because of the cost of vehicle recalls.
Europe's Rosetta probe has acquired new images of the comet it is chasing through space.
Two sculptures, possibly by Rodin and Degas, are discovered in the home of the late art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt in Munich.
The UK government wants to scrap a community veto which allows local politicians to block a future £12bn nuclear waste repository.
The London 2012 Olympic Cauldron is going on display for the first time in a purpose-built gallery.
The European Aviation Safety Agency has joined the US in lifting its ban on flights to Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport.
US chipmaker Qualcomm claims some Chinese companies are misrepresenting sales to minimise their payments.
Burning wood to fuel power stations can create as many harmful carbon emissions as burning coal, according to a government report.
Could the latest Star Wars movie be about to film off the coast of County Kerry?
Gary Lineker, John Bishop and Frankie Boyle will be among the celebrities at the 2014 Edinburgh Television Festival, its organisers announce.
Nasa is asking for help to get data back from future science missions orbiting Mars or roaming its surface.
How Tutankhamun's tomb changed 1920s culture
There are questions over the ownership of the Banksy Spy Booth mural in Cheltenham, as Steve Knibbs reports.
Birdman, starring Michael Keaton and Edward Norton, will lead this year's Venice Film Festival line-up.
Alston Network, a UK subsidiary of the giant French engineering group Alstom, has been charged with corruption by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).
The unemployment rate in Spain falls below 25% for the first time in two years, as the economy begins to grow.
Scientists trying to understand the rise of antibiotic resistance believe pilgrimages could provide clues to the mechanisms behind its spread.
An Indian charity has set up a rehydration unit in their health centre to ensure local people get access to oral rehydration therapy
Ricardo Salgado, the former boss of the troubled Portuguese bank Banco Espirito Santo (BES) is arrested in Lisbon.