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The U.S. economy is on course to generate a trade deficit of $700 billion which can be considered as America's net contribution to the world economy.
Rescue teams have pulled 265 people off a stricken car ferry which caught fire off the coast of Greece, the Italian navy said on Monday.
Few countries have invested more heavily in Russia than Germany after the Cold War ended. But now the rush is going in reverse. The NYT reports.
German leader Angela Merkel appealed to the Russian government to use its influence on separatists in eastern Ukraine.
Rescuers struggled to reach a ferry carrying around 500 passengers that caught fire off the coast of Greece amid high winds and rough seas.
Germany's growth may top expectations next year and Europe's situation isn't as bad as many people think, the Bundesbank's president told a newspaper.
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, in its worst economic crisis since 1998.
Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a cap on rising vodka prices, as he battles to preserve his popularity.
Visa and MasterCard, the world's largest credit card companies, ended their support of Crimean banks following U.S.-imposed sanctions.
London's residential property is changing, with new developments increasingly offering the condominium-style living typical in some other parts of the world.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has scrapped New Year's holidays for government ministers because of the unfolding economic crisis.
Germans have welcomed renewable energy, even as electric bills doubled. But enthusiasm appears to be waning with a plan for high-voltage transmission lines. The New York Times reports.
Economic crisis in Russia could shake the ties between Putin and the Russian oligarchs believed to be part of his inner circle. Global Post reports.
Queen Elizabeth II will use her Christmas broadcast to call for international reconciliation and to praise workers fighting Ebola in Africa.
Ukraine's bonds have had a terrible year as the country's conflict with Russia wears on, but could be a canny buy in 2015?
Currency strategists are pondering whether there is more volatility in store for the ruble.
Global investors shouldn't be looking at Russia as the tip of a systemic Russia-leads-to-contagion crisis, Douglas Rediker said.
Standard & Poor's on Tuesday put Russia on Creditwatch Negative.
Two years on, the 75% French "super-tax" tax is due to expire at the end of this month.
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European shares followed the rally in Asian and U.S. equities, opening higher on Monday.
Tom Elliott, international investment strategist at DeVere Group, says Saudi Arabia is a low--cost producer that could be driving down the oil price to disrupt Shia regimes in Syria an Iraq.
Dan Morris, global investment strategist at TIAA-CREF, says he is overweight equities outside of the U.S.