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  • How US Boom Could Rattle Global Order Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 11:28 AM ET

    A dramatic shift in how energy is being produced and consumed around the world could lead to far-reaching changes in the geopolitical order.

  • China Needs To Cut North Korea Loose: Pro     Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 5:30 PM ET

    Sean King, Senior Vice President, Park Strategies expects North Korea to carry through with its threat of rocket launches. He says that China needs to cut ties with North Korea.

  • North Korea's Nuclear Progress Left Unchecked     Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 7:35 PM ET

    Andrew Gilholm, Head of Asia Analysis, Control Risks says North Korea has gradually developed its nuclear and missile technology in the last 20 years without any real obstacles from the global community.

  • Government: Obama's Second Term Cabinet Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 2:11 PM ET

    Who will fill roles at State, Treasury and Defense?

  • An upcoming U.N. gathering about Internet oversight is raising alarms from a broad coalition of critics, including the U.S., tech giants such as Google and rights groups, concerned that changes could lead to greater efforts to censor Web content and stifle innovation in cyberspace.

  • Netanyahu’s Bomb Explodes on the Internet Friday, 28 Sep 2012 | 9:12 AM ET
    Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, points to a red line he drew on a graphic of a bomb while addressing the United Nations General Assembly on September 27, 2012 in New York City.

    The day after Benjamin Netanyahu's cartoon representation of an Iranian nuclear bomb went viral on the Internet, opinion was divided on whether the Israeli prime minister's headline-grabbing prop was a stroke of presentational genius or a cheap gimmick.

  • Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

    As protests against a U.S. made anti-Islam video continue across the world, the president of Indonesia, which has the world’s largest Muslim population, seeks to reassure investors that all steps will be taken to ensure stability and promote economic growth in his country.

  • Bulgaria Boasts Stability Amid European Turmoil: Pres Monday, 24 Sep 2012 | 12:46 PM ET
    Sofia, Bulgaria.

    Free market reforms and a 10 percent flat tax rate have helped transform Bulgaria into an island of stability in Europe.

  • New Ray Gun Used to Fight High Sea Pirates Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 2:10 PM ET
    Raytheon's Silent Guardian Protection System

    Gulf states are planning to use ray guns to protect their oil and gas infrastructure and also dissuade pirate attacks.

  • Will Russia Muzzle the Internet? Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 11:31 AM ET
    Vladimir Putin

    Secret negotiations among dozens of countries preparing for a UN summit could lead to changes in a global treaty that would diminish the Internet's role in economic growth and restrict the free flow of information.

  • Mugabe Was Not Given Any Tourism Title: UN Agency Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 10:20 AM ET

    A United Nations agency said Wednesday that it has not appointed Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as an official representative for tourism, refuting several newspaper reports that sparked outrage in the United Kingdom.

  • Stakes Are High in Struggle to Stop Syria Bloodshed Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 7:05 AM ET
    United Nations, New York city

    As many observers had expected, Russia and China used their veto privileges to block the latest attempt by members of the United Nations Security Council to take concrete measures to stop the bloodshed in Syria.

  • Anger After Russia, China Block UN Action on Syria Sunday, 5 Feb 2012 | 6:09 PM ET
    Protesters Gather At Syrian Embassy In London

    Western and Arab states voiced outrage on Sunday after Russia and China vetoed a U.N. resolution that would have backed an Arab plan urging Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to give up power, and Washington vowed harsher sanctions against Damascus.

  • The new head of the U.N. food agency said he expects food prices to remain volatile in 2012 —and more people will go hungry.

  • Egypt's Army Ruler to Give Statement Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011 | 9:59 AM ET

    The head of Egypt's ruling army council will deliver a statement to the nation later on Tuesday, state television said, as protests demanding an end to military rule intensify.

  • Cut Food Subsidies, Tackle Hunger: FAO Wednesday, 16 Nov 2011 | 9:47 AM ET
    Tomato Plant

    If feeding 7 billion people is proving hard, how will the world feed 9.1 billion people by 2050? That is the key question the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) faces as it seeks to increase production and improve distribution across the globe.

  • Libyan rebel fighters take cover as a bomb dropped by an airforce fighter jet explodes near a checkpoint on the outskirts of the oil town of Ras Lanuf on March 7, 2011. AFP PHOTO/MARCO LONGARI (Photo credit should read MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)

    In the final weeks of Col. Muammar el-Gaddafi’s rule, Chinese companies offered him large stockpiles of weapons in apparent violation of sanctions, officials in Libya said. The NYT reports.

  • Istanbul's Arasta Bazaar

    Turkish citizens went to vote Sunday in an election with a lot at stake.

  • Divided Libya Looks 'Increasingly Likely' Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 4:17 AM ET
    A Libyan jet bomber crashes after being shot down in Benghazi on March 19, 2011 as Libya's rebel stronghold came under attack, with at least two air strikes and sustained shelling of the city's south sending thick smoke into the sky.

    As anti-aircraft fire rang out across Tripoli for the third night in a row and US airstrikes yet to slow, one analyst told CNBC that there is a very real chance of Libya being divided between the Gaddafi-controlled West and rebel-controlled East.

  • BRIC Abstention on 'No-Fly Zone' Sets Tone: Analysts Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 6:16 PM ET
    An RAF Tornado GR4 aircraft is prepared for launch, the first UK air combat mission in support of UN Resolution 1973, at RAF Marham on March 19, 2011 in Norfolk, England.

    Analysts are warning that the decision of the BRIC nations not to support the no-fly zone in Libya is an indication that in years to come Gaddafi-like dictators will find it easier to wage war on their people without external intervention.

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