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  • MOSCOW, Feb 6- German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande arrived in Moscow on Friday for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the Ukraine crisis. The trip by Merkel and Hollande follows five hours of late-night talks with Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko in Kiev on Thursday. Their initiative follows fierce fighting...

  • MOSCOW, Feb 6- The rouble and Russian shares continued to rally on Friday as markets awaited the outcome of high-level peace talks to end the war in eastern Ukraine and the oil price firmed. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin later on Friday to discuss details of a new plan to end the...

  • MOSCOW, Feb 6- The Russian rouble opened broadly stronger on Friday and shares rose, supported by higher oil prices and possible progress on the Ukraine crisis. Market players were waiting for the results of a meeting on resolving the Ukraine crisis between Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois...

  • Greek radicals play it safe with debt advisers Lazard Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 2:08 PM ET

    LONDON, Feb 5- Soon after politicians from the far-left Syriza party won power in Greece they said they had hired Lazard to advise them on restructuring their debt. Lazard cemented its position as the eminence grise of debt negotiations when it secured the biggest restructuring deal in history for Athens in 2012.. Geopolitical turmoil and economic shocks keep...

  • MOSCOW, Feb 5- Russian assets reversed their early session losses on Thursday, with markets players betting that German and French leaders' visits to Kiev and Moscow would take the edge off the Ukraine crisis. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande plan to fly together to Kiev and Moscow with a proposal to resolve the conflict.

  • Decision will push Athens central bank to support lenders. FRANKFURT/ BRUSSELS, Feb 4- The European Central Bank abruptly cancelled its acceptance of Greek bonds in return for funding on Wednesday, shifting the burden onto Athens' central bank to finance its lenders and isolating Greece unless it strikes a new reform deal. The decision came just hours after...

  • PARIS, Feb 4- Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras voiced confidence on Wednesday on reaching a deal on its debt, receiving a guarded welcome from French President Francois Hollande who reminded him that Athens must pay back its debts. Hollande said Europe should show more "solidarity" after the election of the anti-bailout government in Athens, which he said "...

  • *PM Tsipras says Greece will respect EU rules. FRANKFURT/ BRUSSELS, Feb 4- Greece's new leftist government appealed to the European Central Bank on Wednesday to keep its banks afloat as it seeks to negotiate debt relief with its euro zone partners, but Germany rejected any roll-back of agreed austerity policies. Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said after...

  • Hollande to CEOs: Fight terror, climate change Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 10:18 AM ET
    French President Francois Hollande looks on during a conference in Milan, Oct. 8, 2014.

    French President François Hollande called on the business community to fight terrorism and climate change at Davos.

  • Davos '15: Gates, Soros, Pharrell to tackle crises Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 11:28 AM ET
    An armed member of the Swiss Police watches from the roof of the Hotel Davos ahead of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015.

    Back on this week, the World Economic Forum in Davos is as big as ever with lofty ambitions to match.

  • Confusion as French hunt shooting suspects Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 9:14 PM ET

    After a long day of rapidly changing information, U.S. counterterrorism officials told NBC News Wednesday night that they cannot be certain what the status is of the three suspects in the Paris attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine.

  • Paris shooting: 12 dead in attack Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 9:08 AM ET
    Paris shooting: 12 dead in attack

    CNBC's Stéphane Pedrazzi provides the latest on the terrorist attack at a Paris magazine that left at least 12 dead.

  • Ukraine ceasefire may take hold soon Saturday, 6 Dec 2014 | 11:30 PM ET

    French President Hollande said after an impromptu visit to Russia for crisis talks on Saturday that a ceasefire could take hold in Ukraine soon.

  • S&P: Negative outlook for France's risky reform Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 4:52 PM ET
    Tourists take pictures under the rain in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

    Standard & Poor's cut its outlook for France to negative from stable on Friday, citing concerns about the country's economic recovery.

  • 'Skeptical' about France's deficit cut plan: Pro Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 3:00 AM ET
    'Skeptical' about France's deficit cut plan: Pro

    Bill Blain, strategist from Mint Partners, says France has "made no effort" to bring its deficit to the 3 percent target demanded by the EU.

  • French hostage beheaded by IS in Algeria Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 1:25 AM ET
    French hostage beheaded by IS in Algeria

    CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi reports on the news that a French hostage has been beheaded by the Islamic State in Algeria and France's response to the situation.

  • France has 'lived above its means': Adecco CEO Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 1:20 AM ET
    France has 'lived above its means': Adecco CEO

    Patrick de Maeseneire, CEO of Adecco Group, says the French economy is in a "difficult" place.

  • France: President to 'persist on present course' Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 4:20 AM ET
    France: President to 'persist on present course'

    Douglas Webber, professor of political science at INSEAD, comments on the political crisis is France and explains why President Hollande would survive a confidence vote.

  • France 'can't afford' austerity: MP Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 3:30 AM ET
    France 'can't afford' austerity: MP

    Karine Berger, MP and economy national secretary for the Socialist Party, says France needs policies that will foster economic growth.

  • French PM Valls presents government resignation Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 3:35 AM ET
    French PM Valls presents government resignation

    French Prime Minister Manuel Valls presented the resignation of his government to President Francois Hollande. CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi reports.