George Osborne says any further eurozone integration should not damage interests of non-euro members

In a strong message to the European Union and in a bid to protect London as a major financial centre, UKs Chancellor George Osborne is set to spell out Britains demands for a renegotiated settlement with the EU when he meets his counterpart Wolfgang Schauble in Germany. This could be the start of details slowly emerging on what exactly Prime Minister David Cameron will be seeking as part of the UKs referendum on whether to remain a member or leave the EU. Nov 3, 2015

Observers say fear overshadowed Turkish election

European election observers voiced concerns on Monday (2 November) over Turkeys snap elections which saw the ruling AK Party sweep back to power. A jubilant President Tayyip Erdogan cast the return of Turkeys Islamist-rooted Justice and Development Party to single-party rule as a vote for stability that the world must respect, but opponents fear it heralds growing authoritarianism and deeper polarisation. Nov 2, 2015

China: First home-made passenger plane rolled off line

The C919, Chinas first homemade large passenger aircraft, was rolled out of the final assembly line in Shanghai on Monday (2 November). The plane designed to have 158 seats and a standard flight range of 4,075km was developed by Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC). Nov 2, 2015