Rescuers struggled to reach a ferry carrying around 500 passengers that caught fire off Greece's coast amid high winds and rough seas.
German leader Angela Merkel appealed to the Russian government to use its influence on separatists in eastern Ukraine.
Slumping oil prices have put Russia's economy on course for a sharp recession next year, its finance minister said on Friday.
Russia said its currency crisis was over despite its forex reserves plunging and inflation surging over 10 percent.
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Dan Morris, global investment strategist at TIAA-CREF, says he is overweight equities outside of the U.S.
Jim Strugger, derivatives strategist at MKM Partners, says 2018 or 2019 could be the end of the current U.S. economic cycle.
Jessica Simmonds, owner of Okishima and Simmonds, shows you how to make your own Christmas wreath.