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  • Lofoten Islands, Norway

    Middle East-style oil wealth combined with a generous Nordic welfare model is slowly throttling big chunks of Norway's economy.

  • Boris Berezovsky

    British police searched for radiation and chemicals at former Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky's home near London on Sunday but found none, and said there was no evidence anyone else was involved in his still unexplained death.

  • Narrowing Fast — Bankers' Pay Premium Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 12:57 AM ET
    City of London

    Investment bankers still get paid much more than other professionals, but for the first time in a generation, the gap is narrowing. The Financial Times reports.

  • China's 'Internationalization' Won't Be Painless: WTO Sunday, 24 Mar 2013 | 10:48 PM ET
    World Trade Organization Director-General Pascal Lamy.

    The full globalization of the Chinese economy will not be painless Pascal Lamy, director general of the World Trade Organization, tells CNBC.

  • Cyprus in Last Ditch Talks to Save Economy Sunday, 24 Mar 2013 | 7:14 PM ET
    A shop displays a closing down sign in Nicosia, Cyprus.

    Cyprus held last-minute talks with international lenders on Sunday as doubts grew about whether a deal could be reached to save the Mediterranean island.

  • Cyprus to Contact Troika Monday for Bailout Talks Sunday, 24 Mar 2013 | 5:39 PM ET
    Lawmakers raise their hands to vote on the nation's banking crisis inside the Cypriot parliament in Nicosia, Cyprus, on Friday

    Cyprus plans to contact international lenders on Monday evening to invite them to the island for final talks on a comprehensive aid package for the Greece- exposed island, officials said.

  • Cyprus: Question Is How Small Will Banks Go? Sunday, 24 Mar 2013 | 11:25 AM ET
    Cypriots line up at a Laiki Bank ATM to withdraw their money.

    It appears the fight is no longer about whether both of Cyprus large banks will get smaller — they will. The only question is how. Bankers, politicians, and bureaucrats are throwing around all kinds of bank restructuring phrases.

  • In Moscow, Chinese Leader Warns Against Meddling Sunday, 24 Mar 2013 | 12:05 AM ET
    Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin

    Chinese President Xi Jinping warned against foreign interference in other nations' affairs during a speech in Moscow, sending a signal to the West and echoing a message often repeated by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

  • Oil's Gains on Cyprus Deal Seen Short-Lived Sunday, 24 Mar 2013 | 12:02 AM ET

    Benchmark oil prices gained early Monday, reflecting a broader "relief rally" in risk assets, after details emerged that Cyprus had struck the basis of a bailout deal with international lenders.

  • Cramer’s Game Plan: Ready for End of Quarter? Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 6:00 PM ET

    With the quarter quickly drawing to a close, Jim Cramer thinks the week ahead could be whopper.

  • Where’s the Long Awaited Market Correction? Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 4:37 PM ET

    With US economic optimism rising and the Fed money spigot wide open, turmoil in Cyprus didn't spark a major correction in stocks. Could lackluster earnings do the trick?

  • Ratings Agency Fitch May Cut UK's AAA Credit Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 3:29 PM ET
    The Chancellor is under pressure after the UK lost its AAA credit rating last month and the lack of growth in the economy, is predicted to reveal plans to continue with his austerity strategy to cut the UK's deficit.

    Fitch ratings agency warns that they may cut the UK's AAA credit rating due to the country's deep economic problems.

  • Cyprus: 'Next Few Hours Will Determine Our Future' Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 2:13 PM ET

    Cyprus' lawmakers geared up to vote on a series of bills put forward in a renewed effort to strike a bailout deal with European partners on Friday after talks with Russia collapsed.

  • Cyprus' Bailout Hopes All About Petrodollars Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 1:05 PM ET
    A sign on a Cyprus gas station limits customers to 30 euros to purchase gas.

    Cyprus has found itself right in the middle of a geopolitical game in which its gas potential is a tool in a showdown between Russia and the European Union.

  • Pier Luigi Bersani, leader of Italy's Democratic Party

    Italian parties reacted skeptically on Friday to center-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani's call for a government backed by all political forces, complicating efforts to end the stalemate left by last month's election.

  • CNBC Anchor Grills Barroso and Medvedev  Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 6:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Sedgwick grilled the president of the EU commission, José Manuel Barroso and the Russian prime minister, Dmitry Medvedev, on the relationship between Europe and Russia at a press conference in Moscow.

  • Slovenia in Danger Zone Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 4:57 AM ET
    Former Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa

    Slovenia, which is struggling to avoid a bailout, must issue a bond by June 6 to meet its financial obligations, the former Prime Minister said.

  • Britain's wholesale gas prices surged to a record high on Friday, after one of its three gas import pipelines shut down unexpectedly.

  • CNBC Anchor Reveals His 'Dirty Little Secret'  Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 3:41 AM ET

    Steve Sedgwick tells viewers what his "dirty little secret" is to stay warm in Russia's icy temperatures.

  • Pay for Credit Suisse Chief Executive Brady Dougan rose by more than one third to 7.77 million Swiss francs ($8.22 million) in 2012, the Swiss bank said on Friday.

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