Wed 10 Feb 2016 | 5:43 EST

Scant hope of Syria peace breakthrough as Russia pounds rebels 5:27am EST

PARIS/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Major powers meeting in Germany on Thursday aim to revive Syria peace efforts, but with Russia backing a government push for a military victory, opposition delegates and Western officials see little hope of a diplomatic breakthrough.  Full Article

Banks lead Europe shares higher, oil up before Yellen 4:33am EST 

LONDON (Reuters) - European stocks rose on Wednesday, rallying after losses in Asia, as concerns about the health of banks that have hammered shares globally in recent days eased and oil prices recovered from Tuesday's steep falls.  Full Article