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Thomas Kuban, who for over a decade filmed neo-Nazi concerts and other right-wing events, wears a disguise as he explains the use of one of the miniature cameras he used.

Disguises, pseudonyms and Hitler's salute were all part of one man's secret mission to infiltrate Europe’s far-right scene, the Global Post reports.

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and Queen Fabiola of Belgium

Belgium's prime minister, Elio Di Rupo, has rebuked Queen Fabiola for trying to shield some of her fortune from taxes.

New Poll Finds Half of All Americans Support Pot Legalization

Smoking pot in the Netherlands is now a city-by-city choice for tourists, the Global Post reports.

Germans take pride in their engineering and organisational skills but their country's reputation for efficiency has been exploded by a farcical series of delays in building Berlin's new international airport

Workmen clean the exterior of The Shard on April 16, 2012 in London, England.

The Shard opens to the public on February 1. CNBC got a sneak preview of London from 44 floors up on the Shard's viewing platform.

Daniel Day-Lewis and Steven Spielberg at the "Lincoln" premiere in November in Hollywood.

The Academy Award nominations were announced, and leave it to a small-business group to find an entrepreneur angle in Hollywood awards season.

Ireland has returned to the debt markets, peripheral bond yields have fallen and equities have rallied to 22-month highs. What can possibly go wrong?

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It's been heralded as a game-changer for the global oil industry: the boom of shale oil in the United States, and with it the real prospects of ramping up domestic energy production and reducing imports. But it also raises serious questions about where it leaves Gulf oil producers.

Marc Faber

Marc Faber told CNBC on Tuesday that he owns gold as an "insurance policy" despite a possible correction.

The United States dominates the list of places that global commercial real estate investors would prefer to put their money this year, while China has lost some luster and Turkey has added sparkle, according to a survey of international investors.

Highclere Castle

You don't have to be the Earl of Grantham to own your own British country estate. But it helps to have a royal-sized fortune. Here's what it costs to buy, own and maintain a grand estate in the U.K.

Ultra-Orthodox Jews pray  in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Diamond manufacturing is a dwindling trade in Israel. The country has one of the world's hottest diamond exchanges, but polishers and cutters of the precious stones have been replaced by cheaper workers in newer hubs like India and China.

French actor Gerard Depardieu

French actor Gerard Depardieu's flirtation with moving to Russia to escape tax hikes obscures the broader fact that wealthy Russians are fleeing their country.

Riga, Latvia

Latvia, feted by fans of austerity as the country-that-can and an example for countries like Greece that can’t, has provided a rare boost to champions of the proposition that pain pays.

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner and his fiance Crystal Harris

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner swapped his iconic silk pajamas for a tuxedo to marry Crystal Harris.

Red wine grapes

Warmer temperatures mean soon you may have to pay more for your favorite Bordeaux — if you can find it, the Global Post reports.

This year risks being a "groundhog year" for the U.K.'s embattled economy as it threatens to repeat much of 2012's gloom, according to an influential think tank.

The resurgence of German soccer began, like the country's economic comeback, after a long slide toward stagnation amid dire prophecies of impending irrelevance.

Silvio Berlusconi

Former Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, who is preparing to make a comeback in elections due in February 2013, has hinted at a conspiracy that toppled his government in November last year.

This has been “an exceptionally political year," starting with the problems of the euro zone and concluding with all eyes on Washington as the U.S. teetered atop the “fiscal cliff."

Diageo and Pernod-Ricard are predicting fizzy sales this December as Americans make merry at holiday parties.

Here's a Christmas dinner that may be too rich.

Incoming Bank of England Governor Mark Carney

On top of cramming for his U.K. citizenship test, incoming Bank of England Governor Mark Carney faces a hunt for a family home in London

Arsene Wenger the Manager of Arsenal speaks to Robin van Persie of Manchester United

The second-largest shareholder of U.K. soccer team Arsenal has told CNBC that he is ready to do all he can to help the team and is ready to take control of the club and buy the remaining shares.

The Russian billionaire who is one of Facebook's biggest investors believes that the social networking company's potential is "not fully understood."

Two young businessmen drinking champagne at bar counter

The scale of Libor manipulation at Swiss bank UBS was laid bare today in documents published by U.K. authorities which showed one trader openly boasting of keeping the benchmark rate artificially low.

Cindy Sparr boxes a AK-47 style rifle purchased by a customer at Freddie Bear Sports sporting goods store on December 17, 2012 in Tinley Park, Illinois.

The tragedy of Sandy Hook has sent the stocks of gun makers plummeting, even as consumers appear to be flocking to buy new firearms.

Francesca Pascale, Silvio Berluconi's 28 year old girlfriend.

Global media reports that the former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi announced his engagement have been dismissed by native Italians who say Berlusconi has been mis-translated.

French actor Gerard Depardieu

The French actor, accused by French government leaders of being "pathetic" and unpatriotic in trying to dodge taxes by buying a house over the border in Belgium, has hit back at politicians.

A customer holds a six-pack of Westvleteren 12 at Ales Unlimited on December 12, 2012 in San Francisco, California

Just 15,000 packs of six bottles of Westvleteren 12 were sold in the United States at $85 each this week.

McClaren P1

McLaren Automotive's new P1 "super car" made its North American debut this week in New York.