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  • UK, France Rivalry Grows — over Farms Wednesday, 9 Dec 2009 | 6:00 AM ET

    The renewed rivalry between France and the UK is still growing. And this time agriculture is the altercation.

  • Greece Faces 'Race Against Time': FinMin Wednesday, 2 Dec 2009 | 5:29 AM ET

    The world may be focused on the debt crisis that has submerged the emirate of Dubai, but in Europe investors are also watching the situation unfolding in Greece and whether it could be the next shoe to drop.

  • Farrell: Forget About Dubai—Worry About This Tuesday, 1 Dec 2009 | 8:58 AM ET
    Dubai Palm Island

    It is hard to tell how the situation will work out and/or whether it will still act as a trigger for a broader correction in the "risk" oriented trades. It could be shrugged off as unsurprising since, as the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, "investors have known for months that Dubai World was dangerously indebted."

  • Who Is Dubai Contagion Likely to Affect Most? Tuesday, 1 Dec 2009 | 7:01 AM ET

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  • Ashton Goes from Unknown to Top Diplomat Friday, 20 Nov 2009 | 8:21 AM ET

    European heads of states appointed Baroness Catherine Ashton as the European Union's foreign-policy chief, the so-called first EU Foreign Minister, Thursday evening.

  • Please Give Generously – It's for the UK Government Thursday, 19 Nov 2009 | 8:55 AM ET

    A British charity is pioneering the idea of reducing the country's bulging debt by encouraging people to buy gift vouchers that will be sent to the Treasury.

  • Back Off, Regulators! Tuesday, 10 Nov 2009 | 10:24 AM ET
    Gavel

    A weird thing is happening right now, and it borders on the dangerous. Companies want to merge, and partner, and collaborate, and they have lots of cash on the balance sheet, ready to do deals that may help jumpstart their businesses, light a fire under sluggish markets, increase efficiencies, and generate nice returns for their investors. Yet federal agencies in this country and abroad aren't merely getting more active when it comes to scrutinizing the deals, they're getting activist.

  • Bank of England Faces Tough Decision on Stimulus Thursday, 5 Nov 2009 | 4:07 AM ET

    The Bank of England's injection of 175 billion pounds ($289 billion) into the economy hasn't yet pulled Britain out of recession, and the central bank now faces a difficult decision on whether to raise the stakes.

  • Intel in the Anti-Trust Crosshairs, but Why? Wednesday, 4 Nov 2009 | 11:59 AM ET
    Intel's headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo filed some salacious charges this morning, accusing Intel of using "illegal threats and collusion" to control the microprocessor market.

  • In Tough Times, Diageo Still Going High End Wednesday, 4 Nov 2009 | 8:13 AM ET

    Joint ventures with a family business and a show-business icon are key in Diageo's vodka plans.

  • Crisis Sweeps Through Central and Eastern Europe Tuesday, 3 Nov 2009 | 3:34 AM ET
    The European Union's former communist members spooked the West earlier this year, when some investors and analysts believed their crumbling economies could send shockwaves through the system and even sink the EU.The International Monetary Fund and the EU have pumped billions of euros in Central and Eastern European countries to alleviate the pain of the crisis, but their economies are still suffering. Click ahead to see what they expect for this year.

    The International Monetary Fund and the EU have pumped billions of euros in Central and Eastern European countries, but their economies are still suffering.

  • Do you remember that very strong European Competition czar who battled Microsoft and Intel, accusing them of anti-competitive behavior? The question now is: will she be strong enough to battle Germany’s Angela Merkel?

  • $17 Million 'Gem of Tanzania' Actually Worth $160 Friday, 2 Oct 2009 | 9:42 AM ET
    Gem of Tanzania

    An enormous precious stone listed on a now bankrupt company's books for the value of 11 million pounds ($17.4 million) is probably not worth more than 100 pounds, British media reported Friday.

  • Europe to Release Some Bank Stress Test Results Saturday, 26 Sep 2009 | 6:42 AM ET

    Twenty-two large banks in Europe may have accumulated credit losses of close to $580 billion for this year and next, the New York Times reports.

  • Speculation that the European Commission could order a breakup of Lloyds Banking Group is nonsense, but the possibility that the Commission could order the group to sell some assets should come as no surprise, a senior commission officer told CNBC Thursday.

  • Boeing-Airbus Dispute: WTO Rules in Favor of US Friday, 4 Sep 2009 | 3:30 PM ET
    An Airbus A380 in take off.

    The World Trade Organization on Friday handed the United States and European Union its long-awaited intial decision in their dispute over government financing for airplane makers.

  • Sun's Server Share Hit as Antitrust Scrutiny Looms Wednesday, 2 Sep 2009 | 3:51 AM ET
    Sun Microsystems's headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    Uncertainty about Sun Microsystems' future appears to have contributed to serious erosion in the company's market share for computer servers in the latest quarter, according to new data being released Wednesday.

  • Second Stimulus Needed to Avoid Lost Decade: Krugman Monday, 10 Aug 2009 | 2:42 AM ET
    Recovery sign

    The world economy needs a second stimulus if it is to avoid the fate of Japan in the 1990s when it was stuck with years of sluggish growth, Nobel laureate and professor of economics Paul Krugman told CNBC.

  • Sick with Swine Flu? You Can Still Fly Thursday, 30 Jul 2009 | 9:27 AM ET

    The European Union's transport chief said Thursday that airlines cannot arbitrarily bar suspected swine flu sufferers from flights.

  • Farrell: Now, Now, Children Wednesday, 8 Jul 2009 | 12:10 PM ET

    Well, the Administration can't say "give it time to work" and have some others say "we need another one before this one has had time to do its thing." Talk about creating a box needlessly. And don't you find it curious that the meat of the Stimulus package, the shovel-ready job-creation part of the deal, is due to hit just about in time for the midterm elections?