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  • UK anti-EU UKIP party wins parliamentary seat Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 11:40 PM ET
    UK Independence Party (UKIP) parliamentary candidate Mark Reckless

    Britain's anti-EU UKIP party won its second seat in parliament on Friday, defeating PM David Cameron's Conservatives in a special election.

  • 'Preparing' for 2016 presidential bid: Rick Perry Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 2:53 PM ET
    Texas Governor Rick Perry.

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry told CNBC Monday he was thinking about and preparing for another White House run in 2016.

  • Sweden's center-left opposition appeared headed for a narrow election victory on Sunday, on a platform of increased spending on job schemes, healthcare and schools.

  • Putin trying to destroy Ukraine, says prime minister Saturday, 13 Sep 2014 | 3:37 AM ET
    Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk

    Ukraine's prime minister said on Saturday Russian President Vladimir Putin aimed to destroy his country's independenceand said only NATO could defend the ex-Soviet republic.

  • Scottish unionists a nose ahead, latest polls show Saturday, 13 Sep 2014 | 1:39 AM ET

    Supporters of keeping Scotland in the United Kingdom have clawed back a tiny lead over separatists, opinion surveys show, less than a week before Scots vote.

  • US, EU ready sanctions to stop oil hunt in Russia Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 2:41 AM ET
    U.S. President Barack Obama, right, listens to Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting in Los Cabos on the sidelines of the G20 summit.

    The US and EU plan to stop billions of dollars in oil exploration in Russia by energy companies including Exxon Mobil and BP.

  • US protests intercept of Navy jet by China warplane Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 | 4:54 AM ET

    The United States charged on Friday that a Chinese fighter pilot conducted a "dangerous intercept" of a Navy patrol plane in international air space this week, flying a few yards (meters) from the U.S. jet and performing acrobatic maneuvers around it.

  • Support grows for Israel in conflict: Poll Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 4:02 PM ET
    Israeli artillery fire near the Israeli-Gaza border on July 25, 2014.

    Americans strongly favor treating Israelis and Palestinians equally in the conflict in Gaza, according to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll.

  • Obama says US trumps China for investment Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 2:15 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City, July 30, 2014.

    Obama also used the speech to lampoon Congress, saying it should "stop being mad all the time. Stop just hating all the time."

  • Deal on scandal-plagued VA finally arrives Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 3:38 PM ET
    Exterior view of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center on May 8, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona.

    A key senator and congressman on Monday announced a deal to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • Obama likely won't get tax reform done: Economist Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 3:00 PM ET
    President Obama speaks in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, D.C.

    President Obama may want to end tax inversions, but one economist says this is why the president probably won't accomplish it.

  • Ukraine accuses rebels of destroying MH17 evidence Saturday, 19 Jul 2014 | 7:29 AM ET
    part of plane is seen amongst the wreckages of MH17 after it was downed close to Russia's border with Ukraine near the town of Donetsk.

    Fighting and artillery barrages flared near the Russian border in the hours after President Barack Obama called the loss of flight MH17 a "wake-up call" to Europe.

  • A part of plane is seen amongst the wreckages of a Flight MH17 after it was downed close to Russia's border near the town of Donetsk, Ukraine.

    Rebels and international observers have yet to agree on a security zone around the site where a Malaysian airliner crashed in eastern Ukraine, they said on Saturday, complicating efforts to secure evidence.

  • MH17 crisis a wake-up call to Europe over sanctions Saturday, 19 Jul 2014 | 3:22 AM ET
    Wreckage of MH17 near the town of Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine.

    The downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 threatens to escalate a tense, months-long stand-off between the west and Russia over Ukraine to dangerous new levels. The FT reports.

  • Obama: At least one American killed in MH17 crash Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 12:27 PM ET

    In a statement to the press, President Barack Obama said he does not see a U.S. military role beyond what is currently being done.

  • Kerry lands in Baghdad as insurgency spreads Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 4:24 AM ET

    John Kerry landed in Baghdad on Monday to press the Prime Minister to form a more inclusive government in response to a Sunni insurgency.

  • Hundreds of thousands vote in HK democracy 'poll' Sunday, 22 Jun 2014 | 5:31 AM ET
    A volunteer hands a voter's ID card at a polling station in Hong Kong on June 22, 2014.

    Nearly 600,000 votes have been cast in three days of an unofficial referendum on democratic reforms in Hong Kong, part of a civil campaign that has been branded illegal by the former British colony and by Communist Party authorities in Beijing.

  • Ukraine peace plan gets limited support from Putin Sunday, 22 Jun 2014 | 12:40 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin

    Russia's Vladimir Putin on Saturday voiced limited support for Ukraine's unilateral ceasefire in its conflict with pro-Russian separatists, but told President Petro Poroshenko there had to be talks with the rebels to prevent the truce collapsing.

  • Mud flung as Indonesia presidential race heats up Sunday, 22 Jun 2014 | 12:05 AM ET
    Supporters of  Joko Widodo, governor of Jakarta and presidential candidate

    One of the two hopefuls in Indonesia's presidential election has been accused of being a closet Christian, the other of being a foreigner and unfit to lead the nation.

  • US shifts focus away from Iraq airstrikes Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 6:19 PM ET
    President Barack Obama makes a statement on Iraq on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on June 13, 2014.

    The president has shifted his focus away from airstrikes in Iraq as an imminent option for slowing a fast-moving Islamic insurgency officials said.