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Belgian chocolate

Belgian chocolate makers believe their renowned pralines should have similar protection to that enjoyed by French champagne or Italy's Parma ham.

With thousands of jobs axed and many more under threat in London's financial center, City workers are leading an exodus from the City as they consider alternative careers and dramatic life changes.

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Europe's financial crisis is costing lives, with suicides and infectious diseases on the rise, yet politicians are not addressing the problem, health experts say.

Will Bernanke Revive the Gold Trade?

Gold fever is gripping the nation. Americans once again chose gold as their top investment choice in the CNBC All-America Economic Survey.

In shaping its targeted advertising strategy, Facebook is tapping into outside sources of data to learn even more about Facebook users, the NYT reports.

Jeroen Dijsselbloem

Twice in 8 days Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem has made unguarded comments which moved markets. And then had to retract them.

Following an uncomfortable 15 minutes with the BBC's Eddie Mair on Sunday morning, London Mayor Boris Johnson also has an in-depth interview with CNBC's Tania Bryer next month.

Lofoten Islands, Norway

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

Three-dimensional printing is gaining traction in business, medicine and among consumers, but most people have no idea how they work. Click ahead to find out how to fabricate a piece of jewelry—or perhaps even a human organ.

Ford Figo ad depicting Paris Hilton and the Kardashians

Ford and its Indian advertising agency have apologized for ads showing women in bondage.

Turkey could challenge any move by Cyprus to speed up offshore natural gas exploration as a way of attracting investment to save its economy, Turkish officials said.

For Cyprus—and for Europe—the clock is ticking, with the prospect of the eastern Mediterranean island exiting the euro zone or defaulting on its debt looming ever larger. Click ahead to see how the crisis has unfolded.

Ikea says its meatballs are now free of horse meat.

Furniture retailer IKEA's Swedish meatballs are returning to the menu after last month's horse meat scare, with new supply chain controls "from farm to fork," the company's head of foods said.

Constantly in the public eye since her birth, Chelsea Clinton has traditionally shied away from the media, yet she opens up for the CNBC Meets profile on her father.

The British media enjoy any opportunity to hail or condemn Margaret Thatcher, and the current Chancellor's 2013 budget gave them such a moment.

Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google Inc.

Eric Schmidt said he regrets coming to the social media revolution late during his ten years as Google's CEO.

Cyprus's citizens are facing up to a very uncertain future, with one Cypriot telling CNBC: "We are not like Greeks."

President Bill Clinton said Republicans need to openly state how their proposals, specifically tax cuts, would realistically work for the benefit of the American economy.

Newly elected Eurozone President and Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem attends an Eurogroup meeting.

For Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the new face of the euro zone, a furor over a decision to hurt savers in Cyprus has been a baptism of fire in his role as chairman of the Eurogroup of finance ministers of the currency area.

Russia could avenge the loss of billions of dollars in Cyprus by cutting Germany's energy supply, one analyst said.

With the legalization of online gambling in the U.S., European gambling firms see a huge opportunity.

Hillary Clinton

Former President Clinton says his wife, Hillary, is the most interesting person he knows and praised her as "an amazing human being."

The Bank of Cyprus headquarters in Nicosia, Cyprus.

While a unique case, Cyprus' unique bailout terms have sent a shudder through the multi-trillion dollar world of offshoring.

Cypriots protest outside the parliament building in Nicosia.

British expats in Cyprus have reacted angrily at proposals to force depositors to share in the bailout costs for Cyprus banks.

Guaranteed for 25 years, a British bedmaker's Mongolian cashmere mattress "pays off every morning of your life," said a company representative.

To celebrate Twitter's 7th birthday, we thought we'd share seven facts about the micro-blogging site that most people don't know.

Latvia's Prime Minister hit back at Paul Krugman's criticism of Latvia's austerity measures.

Mila Kunis

The star of "Ted," "Friends With Benefits," and "That 70s Show" told CNBC: "I've just started investing in stocks, which is new for me."

As Pope Francis assumes leadership of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics, he's got his work cut out for him on many fronts.

The world's biggest strip club businesses say that business is booming despite the recession, proving that "sex entertainment" still sells despite the global economic downturn. The strip club workers, however, tell a different story.

Pope Francis I

Will Pope Francis, the first Latin American to hold that title, bring a new energy to the Catholic Church ?