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  • House panel unveils $578.6 billion for defense spending Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 10:38 AM ET

    The spending bill, which mirrors the broad defense policy bill the House passed last week, is to be considered Wednesday by the defense subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee. "This bill makes the most of a very tight budget, utilizing all resources to ensure that our military remains the best in the world and that they are ready and able to protect all...

  • STOCKHOLM— Sweden's financial watchdog agency has fined top banks Nordea and Handelsbanken after finding serious shortcomings in their efforts to prevent money laundering. Nordea on Tuesday received a warning and the maximum fine of 50 million kronor while Handelsbanken received a "remark" and a fine of 35 million kronor from the Swedish Financial...

  • Charlie Hebdo suffers post-attack divisions, departure Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 4:43 AM ET

    PARIS— French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo is facing new problems, with a top cartoonist leaving because of the emotional burden after terrorists killed his colleagues, and divisions over how to use donations from around the world. Cartoonist Renald Luzier, who drew the newspaper's first cover after the Jan. 7 attack killed 12 people, said in an interview...

  • Key ISIS figure killed in US raid   Monday, 18 May 2015 | 6:16 AM ET
    Key ISIS figure killed in US raid

    Edward Lawrence, NBC News, reports a U.S.-led coalition launched a successful raid on top ISIS leadership in Syria and killed the terrorist group's key money man.

  • Iraq's Ramadi falls to ISIS   Monday, 18 May 2015 | 4:20 AM ET
    Iraq's Ramadi falls to ISIS

    ISIS has seized the city of Ramadi in Iraq. CNBC's Hadley Gamble discusses the latest developments, saying this is a "major blow" for the government and its security forces.

  • Iraq's Ramadi falls to ISIS, security forces flee Sunday, 17 May 2015 | 3:04 PM ET
    ISIS fighter, North American ISIS fighter, Islamic State

    Ramadi fell to ISIS on Sunday, despite intensified American airstrikes in recent weeks, a big victory for the group.

  • West clings to fraying Ukraine deal despite doubts Sunday, 17 May 2015 | 8:13 AM ET
    Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko gestures during a news conference in Kiev, in this Dec. 29, 2014 photo.

    Western powers are clinging to a fraying peace deal in Ukraine, even though NATO is warning that Moscow may be preparing for a new offensive.

  • Japanese protest against PM Abe's security shift   Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 7:44 PM ET
    Japanese protest against PM Abe's security shift

    Tobias Harris, Japan analyst at Teneo Intelligence, discusses the public opposition against a legislation that would allow Japanese forces to defend other countries.

  • MOSCOW/ LONDON, May 14- Russian companies could return to international bond markets later this year after being frozen out by Western sanctions over Ukraine as investor appetite for the high-yielding debt picks up. The Minsk agreement to end fighting between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian government troops has been frequently violated, however,...

  • What's on Modi's agenda in China   Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 12:32 AM ET
    What's on Modi's agenda in China

    Apart from deeper economic engagements, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi will likely persuade China to expedite the settlement of border issues, says S D Muni, distinguished fellow at Institute for Defense Studies & Analyses.

  • Kerry's tough words won't scare Beijing: Pro   Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 9:44 PM ET
    Kerry's tough words won't scare Beijing: Pro

    Christian Whiton, principal at the DC International Advisory, discusses news that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will take a "tough approach" over disputes in the South China Sea.

  • Yemen war risk could strangle strategic sea trade routes Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 12:24 PM ET

    LONDON, May 13- With Middle East giants Saudi Arabia and Iran squaring up on opposing sides in the Yemen war, the dangers to vital oil tanker and goods voyages are growing daily. Millions of barrels of oil pass through the Bab el-Mandeb and Strait of Hormuz everyday to Europe, the United States and Asia- waterways which pass along the coasts of Yemen and Iran...

  • Iraqi refinery may be destroyed in battle to save it Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 4:50 AM ET

    BAGHDAD, May 13- Islamic State militants have dug trenches around natural gas and hydrogen tanks at Iraq's largest refinery, raising the stakes in a battle where the price of victory may be the refinery itself. The Baiji refinery remains contested despite more than 300 coalition air strikes in the vicinity since the Islamist insurgents overran the area last...

  • Kerry’s meeting with Putin: Why it’s so important Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 5:48 AM ET

    Secretary of State John Kerry’s trip to Russia, only his second since taking office, may be one of the most important journeys of his career.

  • Franchise boom: Veterans and military only   Friday, 8 May 2015 | 9:30 AM ET
    Franchise boom: Veterans and military only

    JDog Junk Removal & Hauling provides veterans and military families with an exclusive franchise opportunity. It's part of a broader, under-examined franchise boom among America's veterans, who own more than 66,000 franchises in the U.S. CNBC's Dina Gusovsky reports.

  • UPDATE 2-Saudi Arabia offers five-day Yemen ceasefire Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 10:31 AM ET

    RIYADH/ CAIRO, May 7- Saudi Arabia offered a five-day humanitarian truce on Thursday to the Houthi militia it has hit with weeks of airstrikes in neighboring Yemen, on condition that fighting across Yemen stops. The offer of a truce comes days after the Houthis started shelling Saudi border towns, prompting renewed airstrikes in Yemen, and as the militia advanced...

  • Milan rioters smash shops, throw smoke bombs Friday, 1 May 2015 | 11:56 AM ET

    Milan has been waiting since 2008 for this day and now it has finally come—but takeoff for the World Expo 2015 looks to be overshadowed by violent protests.

  • Smoke bombs, smashed windows in Milan   Friday, 1 May 2015 | 11:20 AM ET
    Smoke bombs, smashed windows in Milan

    As the Milan Expo kicks off today, protests have occurred in Milan, with individuals smashing windows and setting buildings alight. CNBC's Louisa Bojesen reports.

  • Yikes! Putin to have superhuman robo-soldiers Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 12:03 PM ET
    Exoskeleton soldier developed by Raytheon

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has an army of robotic soldiers in the works. The Fiscal Times reports.

  • Left-of-Hillary hopeful rips her on foreign policy Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 10:14 AM ET
    Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton's failed legacy as secretary of state puts the Democrat's presumptive lock on the 2016 nomination in jeopardy, says former Gov. Lincoln Chafee.