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James (Whitey) Bulger, a legendary Boston crime boss indicted in 19 murders and who is on the F.B.I.’s 10 Most Wanted list, was arrested by federal authorities Wednesday night in Santa Monica, the New York Times reports.
Despite political uncertainty induced by recent social turmoil, the Arabic Gulf region can remain attractive to Western investors, experts told CNBC on Wednesday.
President Obama will talk about troop numbers in Afghanistan when he makes a prime-time speech from the White House on Wednesday night. But behind his words will be an acute awareness of what $1.3 trillion in spending on two wars in the past decade has meant at home: a ballooning budget deficit and a soaring national debt at a time when the economy is still struggling to get back on its feet, the New York Times reports.
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the government is trying to figure out how much money was actually sent to Iraq and how much was stolen.
President Barack Obama will set the course for drawing down the U.S. war in Afghanistan on Wednesday, when he is expected to announce plans to bring roughly 10,000 American troops home in less than a year.
The announcement that Ryanair will develop a new airplane with state-backed Chinese aircraft manufacturer COMAC on Tuesday at the Paris Air Show is the latest step towards a Chinese-made large commercial airplane.
The New York Fed will not tell investigators how many billions of dollars in US currency it shipped to Iraq during the early days of the US invasion there, the special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction told CNBC Tuesday.
The Chinese come to the Paris Air Show as both the world’s largest purchaser of jetliners and a budding manufacturer projected by some to one day challenge the dominance of Boeing and Airbus.
The aerospace sector is “closer to the beginning than the end” of an upswing in orders, the chief executive of Boeing told CNBC Monday.
The House appears likely to vote this week on a measure that would limit financing for the American military efforts in Libya, using the chamber’s appropriations power to push back against the White House, which did not seek Congressional authorization for the mission, the New York Times reports.
Given the doom and despondency across so many parts of the EU economy and with European governments tumbling over themselves to reverse years of living beyond their means, next week's Paris Air Show at Le Bourget should provide something to cheer, writes Howard Wheedon, Senior Strategist at BGC Partners.
And it’s off - the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix that was recently reinstated on Oct. 30 has been postponed yet again.
The aviation industry is in recovery mode, but a lot depends on whether positive forecasts for 2011 and 2012 pan out. The Paris Air Show in late June will shed some light on that.
As OPEC ministers met in Vienna this week it became clear that the cartel is now divided between those wanting to raise output, like Saudi Arabia, and those wanting to hold it and keep prices high.
Investors may be wary of putting their money in the Middle East and the Arab peninsula given the political turmoil which has shaken the region in recent months, but it offers investment opportunities worth considering, one fund manager told CNBC.
Al-Qaeda's plans to recruit terrorists via a new English-language magazine have been disrupted by the British intelligence agency MI6, which replaced bomb-making instructions on the website with recipes for cupcakes, UK newspaper the Daily Telegraph reported on Friday.
Even as Yemen’s political crisis deepens, the country is on the brink of an economic collapse so dire it could take years to recover, and hobble efforts to rebuild its fragmented society, the New York Times reports.
The state of emergency in Bahrain, a business hub scrambling to salvage its business-friendly brand, has now been lifted.
The pledge that emerged from the G8 summit in Deauville sees international development banks supplying $20 billion in aid to Tunisia and Egypt for 2011-2013. That is in addition to bilateral support.