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  • Terrorism may pose risk to Europe’s growth: S&P Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 11:19 AM ET
    Military police soldiers patrol the Brussels Airport on November 18, 2015 in Zaventem, eastern Brussels.

    A worsening terrorist threat in Western Europe could eventually hamper economic growth in the region, S&P said on Thursday.

  • Paris attacks: What it means for luxury retail Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 10:23 AM ET
    A customer looks at discounted hand bags and purses for sale in the Galeries Lafayette SA luxury department store in Paris, France.

    Retail and luxury consumer goods have been in focus following the terror attacks in Paris last week, with analysts predicting a dent in demand.

  • Obama says Syria settlement needed to eliminate ISIS Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 6:36 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    Obama said it may take months for Russia, Iran & Syrian ruling elite to accept there can be no end to Syria's civil war while Assad remains in power.

  • Belgian police raids in wake of Paris attack Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 6:09 AM ET
    Military police soldiers patrol the Brussels Airport on November 18, 2015 in Zaventem, eastern Brussels.

    Our live blog kept an eye on news that Belgian police launched raids in Brussels in connection with last Friday's deadly Paris attacks.

  • Calls for Assad to go are fading out: Pro Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 5:40 AM ET
    Calls for Assad to go are fading out: Pro

    Andrew Peek, fellow in Middle Eastern affairs at American Foreign Policy Council, discusses whether there’s been a shift in strategic focus following the Paris attacks.

  • New raids in Brussels: What we know Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 5:20 AM ET
    New raids in Brussels: What we know

    Fresh raids are taking place in Brussels in the wake of the Paris attacks. CNBC’s Julia Chatterley reports the latest from Belgium.

  • Fresh terror raids in Belgium Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
    Belgium police undertaking fresh raids

    Belgium police have confirmed with CNBC that fresh raids related to the Paris attacks have been carried out in Brussels. CNBC’s Hadley Gamble reports the latest.

  • ISIS has changed operational strategy: Lecturer Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 4:40 AM ET
    ISIS has changed operational strategy: Lecturer

    Why did the terror attacks in Paris happen and could it have been prevented? Liverpool John Moores University lecturer, Peter Williams, weighs in.

  • ISIS: What is the West’s end goal? Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 4:20 AM ET
    ISIS: What is the West’s end goal?

    Emily Dyer, research fellow at Henry Jackson Society, says the West needs a “targeted approach” to ISIS, however, it’s unlikely the problem will be solved fully without putting “boots on the ground.”

  • Latest: Attack 'mastermind' hunted in deadly raid Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 | 5:13 PM ET

    Our live blog is tracking the latest developments in the hunt for the perpetrators of Friday's terror attacks in France.

  • SYDNEY/ TORONTO, Nov 19- A deadly mud slide at an iron ore mine in Brazil has reignited calls for safer ways to dispose of millions of tonnes of ore waste held back by man-made dams. The Nov. 5 disaster has been termed an "environmental catastrophe" by Brazil after sending waste across two states and liability could fall on Samarco's joint owners Vale and BHP Billiton.

  • Paris raid is over: French govt confirm Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 | 5:50 AM ET
    Paris raid is over: French govt confirm

    The French government has confirmed that the police raid in Saint Denis, Paris is over and seven arrests have been made on Wednesday.

  • Is the FX market immune to terror events? Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
    Is the FX market immune to terror events?

    The world has been living under the “shadow of terrorism” for many years now, so markets realize that the economic impact is often “transitory” says Alvin Tan, FX strategist at Societe Generale.

  • England beat France on night of solidarity at Wembley Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 | 1:21 AM ET
    International Friendly match between England and France at Wembley Stadium on November 17, 2015 in London, England.

    England beat France 2-0 in an emotional friendly at Wembley on Tuesday when more than 70,000 fans paid tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks.

  • Ryan to ask House to 'pause' US refugee program Tuesday, 17 Nov 2015 | 6:06 PM ET
    Thousands of displaced Syrians, Iraqis and Afghan's wait in squalid conditions to enter at a reception center on the island of Lesbos on October 14, 2015 in Mitilini , Greece.

    House Speaker Ryan plans to introduce a bill to pause the U.S. refugee program amid conflict over the fate of Syrian migrants.

  • In Paris, tourism dims but won't go out Tuesday, 17 Nov 2015 | 1:56 PM ET
    Korean tourists pose for a selfie outside the Louvre musem on Nov. 15, 2015 in Paris.

    Despite the latest string of terror attacks, international travel and tourism will not decline as much as one might expect.

  • A new front in the war on ISIS: Cut off its cash Tuesday, 17 Nov 2015 | 11:35 AM ET
    Militant Islamist fighters parade on military vehicles along the streets of northern Raqqa province, June 30, 2014.

    Even before last week's Paris attacks, U.S. officials had opened up a new front in the war on ISIS: cutting off its cash flow.

  • Reaction: US' Kerry meets with Hollande in Paris Tuesday, 17 Nov 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Belgian special forces police climb high on an apartment block during a raid, in search of suspected muslim fundamentalists linked to the deadly attacks in Paris, in the Brussels suburb of Molenbeek, November 16. 2015.

    Squawk Box Live watched as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived at the Elysee Palace in Paris to meet with French President Francois Hollande.

  • Fallout from attacks is measured in more than stocks Tuesday, 17 Nov 2015 | 8:47 AM ET
    A memorial of candles and flowers lays outside one of the restaurants that was attacked by ISIS terrorists in Paris.

    The economic cost of terrorism is a major issue with which policy makers and investors are grappling. The New York Times reports.

  • After Anonymous, UK threatens ISIS with cyberattack Tuesday, 17 Nov 2015 | 7:29 AM ET
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    Offense might just be the best form of defense when it comes to tackling the so-called Islamic State, says U.K. Finance Minister George Osborne.