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  • Russia hints at tit-for-tat response to EU sanctions Saturday, 22 Mar 2014 | 8:08 AM ET
    People in Lenin Square attend a pro Russian rally after a day of voting on March 16, 2014 in Simferopol, Ukraine.

    Russia's foreign ministry said on Saturday that Moscow has the right of a tit-for-tat response to the second wave of sanctions imposed by the European Union over Russia's annexation of the Ukrainian region of Crimea.

  • Far-right gains in France's local elections: Polls Sunday, 23 Mar 2014 | 5:32 PM ET
    Paris Socialist Mayoral Candidate Anne Hidalgo

    Voting got underway in France on Sunday in the first round of mid-term local elections that could hit the ruling Socialist party with potentially heavy mid-term losses.

  • Venice votes in favor of independence Saturday, 22 Mar 2014 | 11:14 AM ET

    Italians in Venice and the surrounding region have voted in favor of breaking away from Italy, albeit in a referendum not recognized by Rome or regional authorities.

  • Russia's Putin signs laws to annex Crimea Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 7:37 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin, March 5, 2014.

    President Vladimir Putin signed legislation on Friday that completed the process of absorbing Crimea into Russia.

  • 'James Bond' cars go on display Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 11:53 AM ET

    The world's most famous secret agent's gadgets are coming to the London Film Museum. But if looking is not enough, all you need money—lots of it!

  • Crimea, Scotland…now Venice votes on breakaway Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 2:29 AM ET
    Voters leave a polling station after having casted their vote in Venice, Italy

    The number of regions striving for independence is growing: this week Venetians have been voting on breaking away from Italy, albeit in a referendum not recognized by the authorities.

  • Merkel: US shale gas imports an option for Europe Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 11:11 AM ET

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that imports of U.S. shale gas could eventually be an option for European countries seeking to diversify their energy sources.

  • Hollande braces for losses in French local vote Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 6:39 AM ET

    On Sunday, millions of French people will go to the polls for the first round of town hall elections, a vote that could punish the ruling socialist party and lead to a cabinet reshuffle.

  • Sarkozy denounces 'Stasi' phone-tapping Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 3:00 AM ET

    Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has attacked the phone-tapping conducted by magistrates investigating him, breaking his silence on the subject to liken the actions to those of the "Stasi" police of former Communist East Germany.

  • A Victorian solution to London's housing crisis? Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 12:25 AM ET

    A relaxation of London's planning laws will make it easier for developers to transform the captial's crumbling Victorian warehouses into flats.

  • EU adds 12 names to Russia sanctions, mulls further steps Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 11:00 PM ET
    Russian armed forces stand guard around the Ukrainian military base in the village of Perevalne, 20 km south of Simferopol.

    The EU is prepared to take further action against Russia if tensions with Ukraine escalate, leaders from three EU countries told CNBC.

  • Twitter outages in Turkey after PM threatens ban Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 7:29 PM ET

    Twitter users in Turkey reported widespread outages on Friday, hours after Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan threatened to ban the social media platform.

  • Europe adds 12 names to Russia sanctions Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 8:31 PM ET
    Troops displaying no identifying insignia but were mingling with local pro-Russian militants stand guard outside a government building on March 2, 2014, in Simferopol, Ukraine.

    European leaders added 12 people to a list of those subject to travel bans and asset freezes for their part in Russia's seizure of Crimea on Thursday.

  • S&P downgrades Russian outlook to 'negative' Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 1:37 PM ET
    Soldiers guard the Crimean parliament in Simferopol next to a sign that reads: "Crimea Russia."

    Standard & Poor's revised the outlook for the Russian Federation on Thursday to "negative" from "stable" on rising geopolitical and economic risks.

  • The Bank of England

    An ex-Credit Suisse trader has been fined £662,700 ($1.1 million) and banned from the industry for manipulating the U.K. bond market.

  • Ukraine: What next for battered economy? Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 6:58 AM ET
    Russian paramilitaries stand guard outside of a Ukrainian military base in the town of Perevevalne near the Crimean city of Simferopol on March 11, 2014 in Perevevalne, Ukraine.

    Ukraine is still reeling from the apparent loss of Crimea and trouble on its Eastern borders, but economic battles may ultimately be more important.

  • Irish bank bailout estimate was $65 billion short Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 7:37 AM ET

    Merrill Lynch advised the Irish government that just 16.4 billion euro ($22.6 billion) would be needed to rescue its banks from collapse in 2008.

  • Strauss-Kahn hedge fund aims to raise $2 billion Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 7:15 AM ET
    Dominique Strauss-Kahn

    A macro hedge fund launched by controversial ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn's firm, is aiming to raise $2 billion.

  • Russia retaliates to sanctions, bars 9 US officials Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 1:51 PM ET
    Russia has imposed sanctions on nine U.S. officials including John Boehner, Harry Reid and John McCain, in response to U.S. sanctions imposed on Russia.

    Russia says it has imposed entry bans on nine U.S. lawmakers and officials in retaliation to Washington's sanctions over Crimea.

  • Handbag wars: The great luxury goods divide Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 9:16 AM ET

    France's Hermes - maker of the iconic Kelly and Birkin leather handbags - posted a solid set of numbers Thursday, while across the Channel the CEO of Mulberry quit in the latest bout of turbulence for the group.

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