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  • Cold War gadgets…inspired by Bond Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 5:46 AM ET

    The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) found inspiration for its gadgets from the fictional "James Bond" series, according to new research by a U.K. university.

  • Royal baby, golf and cricket: betting heats up Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 3:45 AM ET
    Royal baby, golf and cricket: betting heats up

    Rory Scott, U.K. public relations manager at Paddy Power, discusses betting odds on cricket and golf ahead of the week end's events as well as on the awaited royal baby.

  • Why Portugal has to 'save itself' by Sunday Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 3:44 AM ET
    Portugal's parliament votes during a non confidence bid on Thursday.

    Portugal's government survived a vote of no confidence on Thursday, but a self-imposed deadline to come to an agreement over the country's bailout looms on Sunday.

  • Vodafone hit by Germany and Italy woes Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 3:08 AM ET

    Vodafone posted an as expected first-quarter 3.5 percent drop in its key organic service revenue as increasing competition in Germany and Italy wiped out improvements in India.

  • Citi says shun this best-performing bank stock Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 2:46 AM ET
    The Canary Wharf business district in London.

    Analysts at Citi on Friday released a note to warn of their "neutral" rating on top-performing banking stock, offering alternative investing advice and telling investors to stay away from the "love-in".

  • Beacon focus of Boeing fire probe; investors on edge Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 1:53 AM ET

    British aviation investigators identified an emergency beacon made by Honeywell International as a likely source of last week's blaze on a Boeing Co 787 Dreamliner and called for it to be turned off, spurring a rally in Boeing shares.

  • Cook hot dogs, add champagne, and make money Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 1:02 AM ET
    A hot dog from Bubbledogs, which serves gourmet hot dogs with fine champagne

    As London becomes more accustomed to American quality fast-food, the Brits can't help but add a bit of class: champagne goes really well with hot dogs.

  • How to get rich, Russian billionaire edition Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 12:47 AM ET

    Russia's top ten billionaires are all self-made businessmen who made their fortunes in the chaotic business world that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

  • Vivendi spurns $8.5 billion Universal Music bid Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 11:17 PM ET
    Jean-Bernard Lévy, Chm & CEO, Vivendi

    SoftBank proposed an $8.5 billion bid for Universal Music about three months ago but was turned down, according to several people familiar with the proposal. The FT reports.

  • Dubai offers dieters gold for shedding pounds Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 8:13 PM ET

    Dubai has once again outdone the world in flashy extravagance by tantalizing dieters with a one-time offer: a gram of gold for every kilogram (2.2 pounds) lost over the course of a one-month challenge.

  • Lew to Europe: Focus on growth and jobs Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 8:00 PM ET
    U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew

    At a G20 meeting, US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has told Europe it is time to focus on boosting growth as President Obama has done since the 2008 financial crisis.

  • Ex-Greek minister: Greece needs a 40% debt haircut Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 12:17 PM ET

    Petros Doukas, Greece's former deputy finance minister, has said the country needs a "sizable haircut" of 40 percent on its current debts.

  • Nokia misses estimates; sales to China halve Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 8:32 AM ET

    Finnish mobile maker Nokia shipped fewer phones than forecast in the second quarter, despite a 32 percent rise in sales of its flagship Lumia smartphone.

  • Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy

    Dissent is growing within the ranks of Spain's ruling center-right People's Party over a corruption scandal, but there are few signs of any rebellion strong enough to topple Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.

  • Germany offered Greece further aid to establish a growth fund on Thursday, but a German member of the European Parliament (MEP) told CNBC the amount was too small, and came two years too late.

  • Is a perfect storm brewing in euro zone? Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 5:57 AM ET
    Municipality employees shout slogans against the Greek Government in front of the Greek Parliament during a demonstration as Greek lawmakers prepared to vote late Wednesday on a controversial new austerity package involving a huge shake-up of the civil service with thousands of jobs on the line.

    Growing political tensions in a number of euro zone countries could lead to a renewed bout of instability on the continent.

  • One of Putin's biggest critics gets 5 years in jail Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 5:19 AM ET

    A Russian judge sentenced protest leader Alexei Navalny to five years in prison on Thursday after convicting him of large-scale theft.

  • Europe earnings pounded by China exposure Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 4:50 AM ET

    In the first big day of earnings in Europe there was one word on every CEO's lips: China.

  • Nasdaq chairman warns about 'bubbly valuations' Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 4:36 AM ET

    Nasdaq OMX chairman Borje Ekholm warned of "bubbly valuations" in financial markets as a result of ultra-loose monetary policy from the world's largest central banks.

  • Publicis CEO: Digital, US rebound driving revenues Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 3:49 AM ET
    Publicis CEO Maurice Levy

    Publicis CEO Maurice Lévy said on Thursday that growth in U.S. ad spending and digital had helped the company's sales accelerate in the second quarter.

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