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Check out this owl-themed bar, it’s a hoot! Tue, 24 Feb '15 | 11:37 AM ET

Hipster cafe capital London will soon have Annie the Owl, the UK’s first bar where people can sip cocktails while an owl perches on your shoulder.

Singapore's decision to hike taxes on its top earners has raised questions on whether this may erode the city state's longer-term competitiveness.

Draghi unveils new innovative banknote  Tue, 24 Feb '15 | 10:58 AM ET

The 20 euro note has been updated to beef up its security features, including one feature "you won't have seen before".

Cupid strikes for Hong Kong women in China Mon, 23 Feb '15 | 10:48 PM ET
Upon seeing a converted wrought-iron bodied Beetle being used for private weddings around Mexico in the 1960s, Volkswagen de Mexico built two more to be used as display vehicles for its sponsorship of the 1968 Olympic Games. The vehicle on display at the LeMay museum was built on a new 1968 chassis and given to the United States Northeast distributor.

Traditionally, older and poorer Hong Kong men find mainland Chinese brides. But in recent years, highly educated Hong Kong women go to the mainland to find a husband. The Financial Times reports.

Nests made from swiftlets' saliva are being mixed into coffee and cereal as the producers seek to broaden its appeal, and their profit margins.

Classic cellphones: 10 iconic handsets Mon, 23 Feb '15 | 1:18 AM ET

CNBC takes a look at some of the most iconic mobile phones of the last 30 years...

Here's the most digital EU country  Mon, 23 Feb '15 | 7:00 PM ET

Digital has become increasingly important for the economy and some countries are better at it than others. Here's the European Commission's ranking of the EU's digital societies.

European markets might be cheering a deal to extend Greece's aid, but many ordinary Greeks feel their government has backtracked from its promises.

Unemployed? Queen Elizabeth II needs a driver Mon, 23 Feb '15 | 11:29 AM ET

The British royal family is offering one lucky person the opportunity to work for them.

Which Oscar song sums up Greek crisis? Sun, 22 Feb '15 | 10:46 PM ET

With the 87th Academy Awards underway in Los Angeles, tell us which nominated song best describes the ongoing Greek drama:

Look no further: Japan Inc. wants you Sun, 22 Feb '15 | 5:51 PM ET

Corporate Japan is reaching beyond its shores to attract new talent, offering lucrative training programs to recruit employees.

Careful, your bonus is in danger!  Sun, 22 Feb '15 | 7:00 PM ET

U.K. financial sector professionals will have received over £100 billion in bonuses since the beginning of the financial crisis by the end of March. But could hefty bonuses be a thing of the past?

Why Greece will never repay its debt Mon, 23 Feb '15 | 12:14 AM ET

European officials should accept that Greece may never repay its $366 billion debt, analysts told CNBC, even if Athens secures a bailout extension.

'Birdman' wins Oscar for best picture Mon, 23 Feb '15 | 1:51 AM ET
Director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, winner of Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Motion Picture for 'Birdman' attends the 87th Annual Academy Awards Governors Ball at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California.

The dark comedy "Birdman" won the film industry's highest recognition on Sunday, the Academy Award for best picture.

Academy Awards: Did you know?  Fri, 20 Feb '15 | 10:00 AM ET

CNBC takes a look at some of the more unknown facts about the Academy Awards.

Wearable tech has seen a surge in interest, with many tech giants preparing to unveil new products. But before the Apple wearable comes the... banana.

As fashion fanatics worldwide make notes on this season’s hottest looks, North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un, gets in the spirit with a new hairdo.

3 of the worst millennial money habits Tue, 17 Feb '15 | 7:33 AM ET

Here's how to stop overspending, undersaving and racking up credit card debt.

Think saving for retirement is hard? Try planning how to draw down those funds. But these experts can help.

Can free speech and blasphemy live together? Sat, 21 Feb '15 | 12:00 PM ET
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo poses near a banner which reads "Charlie Hebdo, Honorary citizen of Paris" displayed in front of the Paris City Hall January 9, 2015 after Wednesday's deadly attack at the Paris offices of weekly satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo by two masked gunmen who shouted Islamist slogans.

Terror in Copenhagen and Paris has renewed an old debate: should free speech countries adopt or strengthen blasphemy laws?

Is AI 'our biggest existential threat'? Sun, 22 Feb '15 | 9:00 AM ET

The man who heads an organization devoted to boosting artificial intelligence research thinks fears about the technology are overblown.

A Frederick's of Hollywood fashion show.

Frederick's of Hollywood will close at least one-third of its stores, according to a report.

First fries, now nuggets: McD's tests shake-up Wed, 18 Feb '15 | 12:54 PM ET
From left: McDonald's Chicken McNuggets and Burger King Chicken Nuggets

As the nugget war between McDonald's and Burger King continues to rage, the Golden Arches is testing a new addition to its arsenal.

What's inside those $167,000 Oscar gift bags? Thu, 19 Feb '15 | 10:13 AM ET
Meryl Streep

"Oscar" nominee gift bags — stuffed with more than 80 gifts— are worth a record $167,000-plus each, this year, USA Today reports.

Why pot gives people the 'munchies' Wed, 18 Feb '15 | 12:16 PM ET

Marijuana might make brain cells that normally suppress the appetite reverse their behavior and encourage eating, says a new study.

Would you eat the world’s oldest burger? Thu, 19 Feb '15 | 10:50 AM ET

Two Aussies have preserved a McDonald’s quarter pounder with cheese (in its original wrapping) for 20 years -- and it’s showing no signs of rotting.

Snow business: Does Davos still matter? Tue, 17 Feb '15 | 5:19 AM ET

Are a few days in January a small Swiss mountain town relevant to the way the world will be shaped for the rest of the year?

Could peer-to-peer energy sharing offer those living in 'energy poverty' hope for a brighter future?

Largest human migration taking place  Thu, 19 Feb '15 | 5:00 AM ET

CNBC's Phil Han reports on the start of Chinese New Year and the travel plans underway by millions of Chinese.

Gruell's "white gold" caviar

White fish roe of the albino sturgeon combined with 22 carat gold leaf costs over $100,000 per kilo.