Political Leaders


  • UK elections: Going to be a close one!  Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 4:50 AM ET

    With 99 days left to the UK general election, William Hague, leader of the House of Commons, says this is "one of the closest" elections in terms of the opinion polls.

  • Conservative's Hague: English laws for English people  Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 4:45 AM ET

    William Hague, leader of the House of Commons, discusses how the Conservative party aims for "fairness" when it comes to English votes.

  • Conservative's Hague: No coalition, thanks!  Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 4:40 AM ET

    William Hague, leader of the House of Commons, says he doesn't see a coalition between his Conservative Party and UKIP after May's general election.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Good day today  Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil was actually up on the day as the dollar was down. Nat gas was up on the day, as well, and gold was also positive today.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Dollar pressures oil  Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. A stronger dollar put downward pressure on oil, and nat gas was down even with the winter temperatures dropping.

  • Tsipras: He's clearly who the Greeks want  Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 11:15 AM ET

    Pierre Moscovici, EU economic commissioner, gives his thoughts on Greece's new Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras.

  • Greece: Lifting the debt burden  Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 11:10 AM ET

    There's not a lot of support for the potential of writing off Greek debt. Jeroen Dijsselbloem, president of Eurogroup however says they've already done a lot to lift the debt burden from Greece.

  • Greek coalition 'bumpiness' ahead  Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET

    Kerry Craig, global market strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management, talks about a Greek coalition, saying that the weeks ahead will show "bumpiness" in terms of market reaction.

  • 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.