Political Leaders


  • Europe ‘ready to work’ with Syriza—with provisos Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 10:31 AM ET
    Supporters of opposition leader and head of radical leftist Syriza party Alexis Tsipras cheers at exit poll results January in Athens, Greece.

    Euro zone officials are ready to discuss Greece’s debt burden with Syriza — but only if the anti-austerity party sticks to bailout conditions.

  • Syriza forms a government: Reaction  Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 4:30 AM ET

    Socrates Lazarides, CEO of Athens Exchange Group, says he's not worried about Greece's future because it's in the "best position" due to low oil prices, interest rates and the euro.

  • Syriza's win brings concern  Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 4:00 AM ET

    This weekend's elections in Greece -- and the possibility of a coalition with an extreme right-wing party -- has given rise to concerns about Greece. CNBC's Julia Chatterley reports.

  • ECB now faces another battle: Dealing with Greece Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 8:47 AM ET

    The ECB faces another task: Dealing with Greece. Syriza is seen in power after Sunday's election, and has plans for how to deal with Greece's debt.

  • Obama: US will consider more steps to stop Russia Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 7:18 AM ET
    Ukrainian army forces patrol in the Tonenkoe town near Donetsk International Airport

    Barack Obama said on Sunday that the U.S. would consider all additional options short of military action to rein-in Moscow's activities in Ukraine.

  • Police arrest 4 Islamist terror suspects in Spain Saturday, 24 Jan 2015 | 5:33 PM ET
    Police forces gather in street outside the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris

    Spain's authorities arrested four people in its North African enclave of Ceuta suspected of belonging to a militant Islamist network.

  • Rep. Issa: GOP issues in focus  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 6:52 AM ET
    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif) at the 2015 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    Rep. Darrell Issa, (R-Calif.), weighs in the on the Republican agenda, including trade agreements, Keystone and tax reform.

  • CNCB's Hadley Gamble reports on what the death of King Abdullah means for the political landscape in the Middle East.

  • Commodities tomorrow: ECB squeezes oil  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. The ECB's QE announcement put downward pressure on oil today, as did a huge weekly build. Nat gas settled down, as well, as inventories were down less than expected. Gold was higher on the day.

  • Ukraine's plea to the world  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 6:51 AM ET

    Our main goal is to build a modern European democratic country, says Vitali Klitschko, Kiev Mayor, discussing Ukraine's conflict with Russia, the need for international aid and the country's energy needs.

  • Irish PM: ECB shouldn't cave into political pressure  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 5:40 AM ET

    At the World Economic Forum, Enda Kenny, Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland, says the European Central Bank should help the region's economy without giving into political pressure.

  • Egypt President: 'This is the new Egypt'  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 4:20 AM ET

    At Davos, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, President of Egypt, says that the "new Egypt" is a civilised one, and says that terrorism is an issue that must be combated at its source.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil up on the day  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 3:40 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil was up on the day, as traders continued to seek the bottom. Nat gas was up on colder weather forecasts, and gold was down today.

  • Chinese economy: No loss of momentum  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 12:20 PM ET

    At Davos, Li Keqiang, the Chinese Premier makes his first keynote address saying that China's economy will not lose speed or momentum but continue to thrive.

  • Italian PM: We declared a war on corruption  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi says the country has declared war on corruption and that there are effects with those words.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Nat gas hit on warmer temps  Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. WTI was down more than $2 on the day. The IMF cutting its growth forecast and weak China data were among the reasons why.

  • IHS 'skeptical' about China's economy  Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 11:40 AM ET

    With China's economic growth at a 24-year low, Nariman Behravesh, chief economist at IHS, says Chinese policymakers are caught "in a balancing act" between low growth and reform.

  • Davos 2015: The biggest themes  Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET

    At 2015's World Economic Forum in Davos, CNBC's Hadley Gamble says that one of the biggest topics this year will be "global instability."

  • Larry Kudlow, CNBC's senior contributor, explains why middle-income wage earners will benefit from a cut in corporate taxes.

  • Breaking down President Obama's tax plan  Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 8:03 AM ET

    Jason Furman, Council of Economic Advisers, provides a preview of President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday night where he is expected to talk about tax reform.