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  • Europe's right celebrates 'earthquake' win in vote Monday, 26 May 2014 | 4:36 AM ET
    French far-right Front National (FN) party president Marine Le Pen.

    Marine Le Pen's far right National Front scored a stunning first victory in European Parliament elections in France on Sunday.

  • Top 3 issues facing Europe’s new politicians Monday, 26 May 2014 | 2:24 AM ET

    Europe's next parliament has a tough job ahead. Here's a look at the key issues which pose a serious risk to the economic and political union.

  • Top priority is peace, says Ukraine’s Poroshenko Monday, 26 May 2014 | 1:17 AM ET
    Petro Poroshenko.

    Petro Poroshenko, the confectionery magnate that has declared victory in Ukraine’s presidential election, says his priority is to restore peace.

  • Darth Vader takes on champion boxer...and loses Monday, 26 May 2014 | 3:57 AM ET

    Boxer-turned-politician Vitaly Klitschko claimed victory in Kiev's mayoral elections but it was one of his rival candidates that raised the most eyebrows.

  • People queue to cast their vote in a polling booth on May 25, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine.

    After a victorious Ukraine presidential election, Poroshenko may struggle to restore stability to a country wrecked by political and economic crises.

  • 10 spectacular, awe-inspiring power stations Monday, 26 May 2014 | 2:39 AM ET

    Some of the world's most mesmerizing structures power our society. We take a look at ten of the most spectacular.

  • Thai coup leader gets royal endorsement Monday, 26 May 2014 | 2:37 AM ET
    Anti-coup protesters hold banners in front of portraits of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej during a demonstration at Victory Monument in Bangkok, Thailand.

    Thai coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha said he had been formally endorsed by the king, and warned he would use force if protests flared up again.

  • Flemish separatists big winners in Belgian election Monday, 26 May 2014 | 3:15 AM ET
    N-VA leader Bart De Wever

    A party that wants to dissolve Belgium was the chief winner of a parliamentary election on Sunday, setting the scene for months of deadlock before a new government can be formed.

  • Why you shouldn’t scoop up Thailand stocks Sunday, 25 May 2014 | 9:36 PM ET

    Bargain hunters sharpening their knives in hopes Thailand’s coup will bring buying opportunities should put the silverware away, Goldman said.

  • 10 game changers in cloud computing Sunday, 25 May 2014 | 7:14 PM ET

    While many companies have played significant roles in the development of cloud computing these ten companies that really got the ball rolling.

  • Hopes are high for a Modi-fied India Sunday, 25 May 2014 | 6:55 PM ET

    As Malaysia-based low-cost carrier AirAsia gets set for takeoff in India, CEO Tony Fernandes says there couldn't have been a better time to launch a new business in the country.

  • Japan, emerging markets in focus for Asia Sunday, 25 May 2014 | 6:56 PM ET
    Pedestrians cross a street in the Ginza district of Tokyo, Japan.

    Asian investors will likely pay attention to key data releases from the world's third-largest economy and emerging markets this week.

  • Vote for EU Parliament has no market message Sunday, 25 May 2014 | 9:51 PM ET
    A general view shows press crews working in the hemicycle of the European Parliament during the announcement of the European Parliament elections results in Brussels.

    Elections to the European Parliament will have no impact on the area's economic policies or on the euro's standing in world currency markets.

  • Who's buying Microsoft tablets? Sunday, 25 May 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    Microsoft launched its latest store location at the Garden State Plaza in New Jersey on Thursday, May 22, 2014.

    Hundreds showed up for the opening of a Microsoft store in New Jersey. But will the retail push mean more consumers buying products?

  • Confectionary magnate Petro Poroshenko claimed vicory in Ukraine’s presidential elections on Sunday after exit polls gave him 55 percent of the vote. But key questions remain. In a nutshell, here are the 64,000 hryvnia questions which Poroshenko needs to answer.

  • Obama promises year-end close to Afghanistan war Sunday, 25 May 2014 | 2:10 PM ET
    US President Barack Obama speaks during a surprise visit with US troops at Bagram Air Field, north of Kabul, in Afghanistan, May 25, 2014, prior to the Memorial Day holiday.

    President Barack Obama is promising U.S. forces in Afghanistan that America's longest war will come to a close at the end of the year.

  • China’s leader builds new military superpower Sunday, 25 May 2014 | 8:37 AM ET

    Driven by ambitions to make China a great power, President Xi Jinping is staking his political authority on a huge task: overhauling the Chinese military. The New York Times reports.

  • BoE policymaker: Earlier rate hike start possible Sunday, 25 May 2014 | 8:56 AM ET
    The Bank of England

    The Bank of England's plan to increase interest rates only gradually means it should move earlier than would otherwise be the case, a top BoE policymaker told BBC Radio on Sunday.

  • Hackers are watching you on infected webcams Saturday, 24 May 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
    Cyber crime hacker

    New malware, including Blackshades, allows hackers to spy on victims through infected webcams. Here's how to protect yourself.

  • Thai coup adds to challenges for economy Saturday, 24 May 2014 | 9:01 AM ET
    Thai army soldiers secure the grounds of the venue for peace talks between pro- and anti-government groups on Thursday in Bangkok, a few hours before the army chief announced armed forces were seizing power.

    Thailand's economy was already struggling before the country's military seized power in a bloodless coup Thursday, saying it needed to restore order after six months of protests aimed at ousting the elected government.

Best of CNBC

  • Liberland's coat of arms

    Europe’s newest “state” called Liberland has welcomed its first citizens, after a small group of libertarians declared independence for a patch of land on the border between Croatia and Serbia.

  • The U.K. has become disillusioned with the two main parties. Why and what does it mean for the 2015 general election?

  • Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, wearing a Jenny Packham dress, and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, with their new born baby daughter.

    After the birth the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's second child, CNBC takes a look at which brands been boosted by "the Kate Middleton effect."

CNBC Meets

  • American opera singer Jessye Norman

    CNBC Meets' Tania Bryer speaks to celebrated soprano opera singer Jessye Norman, who speaks about her childhood growing up in Augusta, Georgia.

  • US President Barack Obama presents the 2009 National Medal of Arts to opera singer Jessye Norman

    In part two, Norman talks about her big break in opera and some of the challenges she faced early on in her career, as well as her frustrations with the "racialism" she feels still exists in U.S. Congress.

  • As Jessye Norman tells CNBC that she once considered running for Congress, CNBC looks at some celebrities who've dabbled in politics.

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