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  • MOSCOW, March 20- Russia described "sanctions rhetoric" as destructive on Friday and said it would do what is in its national interests after European Union leaders kept economic sanctions in place over the Ukraine crisis. In comments to reporters, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov also accused Kiev of violating the terms of a peace deal for eastern Ukraine that...

  • BRUSSELS— Top leaders of the European Union emerged from a meeting with the Greek prime minister early Friday telling him much what they have for weeks: Come up with a reform plan if you want more money to stay solvent. The EU leaders said Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras committed to providing a list of specific reforms in the coming days that would improve his...

  • EU summit: Chance of a Greek agreement?   Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 5:10 AM ET
    EU summit: Chance of a Greek agreement?

    Is there any chance of Greece coming up with reforms that works for both them and the European Union? CNBC's Julia Chatterley reports the latest from the EU summit.

  • French far right set to win in weekend vote Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 2:04 AM ET

    France’s Front National is poised to triumph in local elections this Sunday, in what will be a key test for the country’s struggling government.

  • Five themes Asia investors need to know Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 8:50 PM ET
    An Indonesian man looks at a running display showing share prices at the stocks exchange building in Jakarta.

    Volatility has become a market hallmark this year and investors across Asia are grappling with a slew of issues. Here are the top five themes.

  • BRUSSELS, March 19- European Union leaders agreed on Thursday that economic sanctions imposed on Russia will stay in place until a Ukraine peace deal is fully implemented, effectively extending them to the end of the year if need be. EU governments were divided on whether to act now to renew economic sanctions on Russia which expire in July or to wait several...

  • EU pledges to reduce dependency on Russian oil, gas Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 4:30 PM ET

    BRUSSELS— European Union leaders say they want to create a single energy market, in part to reduce the bloc's reliance on oil and gas from Russia. There has been growing concern among some European countries that Russia is using its position as one of Europe's biggest energy suppliers to exert political pressure on individual nations, particularly amid...

  • Europe close: German 10-year hits record low   Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 12:31 PM ET
    Europe close: German 10-year hits record low

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the German 10-year bund hitting a record low.

  • JERUSALEM, March 19- The day before Israel's election, with polls showing he could lose, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that the Palestinians would never have a state on his watch. The European Union called on Israel to commit to the two-state goal at a "crucial moment". The United Nations said the only way for Israel to remain democratic was to stick to...

  • Norges Bank not thinking of going negative   Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    Norges Bank not thinking of going negative

    Norway's Central Bank has surprised markets by keeping its rates on hold. Oystein Olsen, Governor of Norges Bank, discusses whether the bank would consider going into negative territory.

  • EU joins U.S. to try to stop China's new technology rules Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 11:47 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, March 19- The European Union on Thursday sharply criticized China's new cyber security rules, joining a global effort to challenge measures that U.S. and EU companies say could force them out of the Chinese market. China's banking regulator has adopted new standards requiring tech products to be "secure and controllable" for use in the financial...

  • What's done, what's next at the EU summit Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 10:45 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— European Union heads of state and government are meeting in Brussels through Friday to talk about economic and energy policies, the crises in Ukraine and Libya, and the Greek debt problem. —UKRAINE: Leaders agreed not to lift EU sanctions on Russia until all the points of a peace accord for eastern Ukraine have been fulfilled. EU leaders also asked the...

  • JERUSALEM, March 19- The day before Israel's election, with polls showing he could lose, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that the Palestinians would never have a state on his watch. The European Union called on Israel to commit to the two-state goal at a "crucial moment." The United Nations said the only way for Israel to remain democratic was to stick to...

  • BRUSSELS— Switzerland has signed a preliminary agreement with the European Union that will make it much harder for the 28- nation bloc's citizens to evade taxes by hiding money in Swiss vaults. The deal initialed in Brussels on Thursday envisages that both sides will start collecting bank account data on each other's citizens from 2017 and begin exchanging...

  • BRUSSELS, March 19- European Union leaders look likely to keep economic sanctions on Russia in place until a Ukraine ceasefire deal is fully working, after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday it would be wrong to ease pressure on Moscow prematurely. Merkel's comments suggest Germany will strongly encourage leaders meeting at a Brussels summit...

  • BRUSSELS— European Union leaders, losing patience with Greece's leftist government, warned Thursday that it needs to improve its balance sheet much faster if it wants their urgently needed money. "A deal is a deal," said Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, reflecting exasperation among many leaders about the pace at which Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is...

  • Is Putin about to provoke conflict beyond Ukraine? Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 7:02 AM ET

    A show of force by the Russian military on the anniversary of its annexation of Crimea has led to fears that Putin could seek more "foreign distractions."

  • EU links lifting Russia sanctions to peace in Ukraine Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 5:20 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— Ukraine urged the European Union on Thursday to stay united in keeping up sanctions pressure on Russia over the conflict in eastern Ukraine, as EU leaders gathered for a two-day summit. Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that if Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to divide Europe over Ukraine, a show of unity at the summit "will be...

  • Can Merkel and Tsipras rise above the tensions?   Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
    Can Merkel and Tsipras rise above the tensions?

    Ahead of EU summit, CNBC's Julia Chatterley, reports about the tensions between Greece and Germany ahead of a EU summit.

  • WASHINGTON, March 18- The United States has joined forces with Japan and the European Union to pressure China on new bank cybersecurity rules that have upset foreign companies, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday. Deputy Trade Representative Robert Holleyman said the United States would keep lobbying China to put a hold on the rules, which would force...