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  • *U.S. air support helping Kurds in Mosul Dam drive. DOHUK, Iraq, Aug 17- Kurdish fighters pushed to retake Iraq's largest dam on Sunday in an attempt to reverse gains by Islamic State insurgents who have overrun much of the country's north, officials said.

  • DOHUK, Iraq, Aug 17- Kurdish fighters are advancing towards the militant-held city of Mosul, aiming to reverse gains by Islamic State insurgents, witnesses and a Kurdish peshmerga commander said on Sunday.

  • But in an ironic twist, the feel-good triumph in Brazil may have come at a time when Germany's new "Wirtschaftswunder", or economic miracle, is coming to an end.

  • Billionaire Berggruen drops stake in German chain Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 4:42 AM ET

    BERLIN— German-American billionaire Nicolas Berggruen has given up his stake in Germany's Karstadt department store chain after failing to turn the ailing company around. Last year, Berggruen sold a majority stake in Karstadt's sports stores and premium sites, which include Berlin's storied KaDeWe, to Austrian investor Rene Benko for 300 million euros.

  • Russia denies its vehicles destroyed in Ukraine Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 3:32 AM ET

    KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKY, Russia— Russia let Ukrainian officials inspect an aid convoy while it was still on Russian soil Friday and agreed that the Red Cross can distribute the goods in Ukraine's rebel-held city of Luhansk.

  • Europe spillover into US?     Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 1:39 PM ET

    Discussing whether bad data overseas in Europe may spill over to the U.S. market, with Jim McDonald, Northern Trust; Kenny Polcari, O'Neil Securities; and CNBC's Bob Pisani.

  • Put your money in US: Pro     Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 1:09 PM ET

    Discussing just how bad the economic situation in Europe is, with Zachary Karabell, Envestnet global strategy head, and Jack Rivkin, Altegris CIO.

  • Global checkup: Europe & emerging markets     Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 1:04 PM ET

    CNBC's Seema Mody reports on S&P 500 stocks with European exposure; and Dominic Chu reports which emerging markets rely on developed markets.

  • Roundup of bad European data     Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 1:01 PM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera provides insight to how the global market reacted to a weak German GDP number, and other bad data.

  • Berlin bans car service Uber Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 12:22 PM ET

    Aug 14- Berlin has banned car service Uber, which allows users to summon a ride on their smartphone, for not offering drivers and vehicles licensed to carry passengers, or full insurance cover, the German capital said.

  • European markets close: German contraction     Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the decline in German GDP and a Russian aid convoy appears to be headed to the Ukraine border.

  • Germany won't fall into recession: Economist     Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    Christian Schulz, senior economist at Berenberg Bank, explains that the weak German GDP was due to a combination of a "calendar effect" and the "Putin factor".

  • Euro zone concern     Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 10:12 AM ET

    Time to worry about Europe? Komal Sri-Kumar, Sri-Kumar Global Strategies president, discusses the impact of Russian sanctions on Germany's shrinking economy and stagnation in the euro zone.

  • Russia's impact on big German companies: Cramer     Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 9:01 AM ET

    The "Squawk on the Street" team discusses the impact of Russia-Ukraine on the contracting German economy and stagnation in the euro zone.

  • LONDON, Aug 14- Bond yields dropped to record lows across the euro zone on Thursday and the euro hovered near its weakest in nine months after Germany reported its economy shrank in the second quarter, fuelling expectations of more central bank stimulus. Germany said its gross domestic product shrank by 0.2 percent during the April-May period.

  • LONDON, Aug 14- Bond yields dropped to record lows across the euro zone on Thursday and the euro hovered near its weakest in nine months after Germany reported its economy shrank in the second quarter, fuelling expectations of more central bank stimulus. Germany said its gross domestic product shrank by 0.2 percent during the April-May period.

  • Berlin taxi drivers hail city's Uber ban Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 7:24 AM ET

    BERLIN— Berlin taxi drivers were celebrating Thursday after authorities banned the ridesharing service Uber from operating in the city because of safety concerns.

  • *Germany surprises by slipping into contraction. BERLIN/ BRUSSELS, Aug 14- The euro zone economy ground to a halt in the second quarter of the year, drained of vigor by contraction in Germany and stagnancy in France.

  • *Germany surprises by slipping into contraction. BERLIN/ BRUSSELS, Aug 14- The euro zone economy ground to a halt in the second quarter of the year, drained of vigour by surprisingly shrinking growth in Germany and stagnancy in France.

  • By Paul Carrel and Eva Taylor. FRANKFURT, Aug 14- Euro zone inflation will be weaker than previously expected this year and next, an updated survey for the European Central Bank indicated on Thursday, darkening the euro zone's economic outlook.