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  • Egypt President defends recent price hikes Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 11:07 AM ET

    CAIRO— Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi defended Monday his recent decisions to partially lift subsidies on fuel that caused a public outcry, calling them a necessary "bitter pill" to revive his nation's ailing economy.

  • TASIKMALAYA, Indonesia, July 7- The closest and dirtiest presidential race in Indonesia's young democracy could be decided on Wednesday among the mosques and rice paddies of West Java, the nation's most populous province.

  • Nonprofits' contraceptive cases next for justices Sunday, 6 Jul 2014 | 8:54 AM ET

    That's the difficult question behind the next legal dispute over religion, birth control and the health care law that is likely to be resolved by the Supreme Court.

  • Groups want to see Montana judge's racist emails Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 2:04 PM ET

    BILLINGS, Mont.— A group of American Indians wants a court to preserve and eventually release an investigative file containing inappropriate emails sent by a federal judge, including a racist message involving President Barack Obama.

  • *Helps banks to navigate restrictions in Turkey, Algeria. In January, Dubai- based Noor Islamic Bank changed its name to Noor Bank. Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, the emirate's largest sharia-compliant lender, now plans to call itself Abu Dhabi International Bank when operating abroad.

  • Justices sometimes do agree: Your privacy matters Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Supreme Court justices found more common ground than usual this year, and nowhere was their unanimity more surprising than in a ruling that police must get a judge's approval before searching the cellphones of people they've arrested.

  • Ultra-Orthodox Jews in un-Orthodox high-tech jobs Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 2:07 PM ET
    Tech advisor, Hillel Fuld, left, meets with Jeremie Berrebi of Kima Ventures, a haredi angel investor.

    Though ultra-Orthodox Jews may lack basic math skills, Torah studies provide them with tools applicable to Israel's booming high-tech industry

  • Reaction to Supreme Court birth control decision Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 3:23 AM ET

    The Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies like the Oklahoma-based Hobby Lobby chain of arts-and-craft stores can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, if they have religious objections.

  • Birth control ruling sparks political clash Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 3:14 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— A sharply divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law.

  • Pro-life and pro-choice demonstrators eagerly awaited the U.S. Supreme Court decision on contraception on Monday. CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports on the ruling.

  • Judge Richard Holwell, weighs in on the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that employers can refuse to pay for contraception coverage for employees. Holwell says it's a 1st amendment issue that should have little impact on Obamacare. Judge Holwell also comments on the labor union fee decision.

  • The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled employers can refuse to pay for contraception coverage for employees. CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports the details.

  • Court: Religious rights trump birth control rule Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 10:19 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— A sharply divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law.

  • Unholy smoke: Pope condemns legalization of pot Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 8:49 AM ET
    Pope Francis.

    Legalizing recreational drugs won't produce the desired effects, Pope Francis told a drug enforcement conference. NBC News reports.

  • Key facts about the group wreaking havoc in Iraq Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 12:33 PM ET
    This undated file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 shows fighters from the al-Qaida linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) marching in Raqqa, Syria.

    While seizing key Iraqi cities has catapulted ISIS onto the world’s radar, the Sunni group has been around for years. NBC News reports.

  • *Baghdadi controls cross-border swathes of Syria, Iraq. BEIRUT, June 11- The leader of radical Sunni fighters who have made rapid military advances in Iraq is the rising star of global jihad, driven, Islamist fighters say, by an unbending determination to fight for and establish a hardline Islamic state.

  • INSIGHT-Leader of Iraq insurgents is jihad's rising leader Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    *Baghdadi controls cross-border swathes of Syria, Iraq. BEIRUT, June 11- The leader of radical Sunni fighters who have made rapid military advances in Iraq is the rising star of global jihad, driven, Islamist fighters say, by an unbending determination to fight for and establish a hardline Islamic state.

  • Repercussions of Cantor defeat     Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood provides insight into how Washington is wrapping its head around David Brat's upset of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

  • Elephant in the room at Virginia primary     Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 6:10 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood provides insight to what some say may have played a role in the defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor by tea party challenger David Brat in the Virginia Republican primary.

  • Malaysia declares Cadbury's chocolate pork-free Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 3:37 PM ET

    Malaysia found no pork products in Cadbury chocolate after a test last month found traces of pig DNA.