European equities finished slightly higher on Friday as investors reacted to a slew of corporate earnings news.
Greece appeared no closer to a reforms-for-aid deal after the country's finance minister met with his euro zone counterparts on Friday.
As the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge await the birth of their second child, some experts said there could be another boost to the U.K. economy.
A Saudi billionaire has caused a storm on social media, after reportedly offering 100 luxury cars to 100 Saudi fighter pilots.
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CNBC Meets' Tania Bryer speaks to celebrated soprano opera singer Jessye Norman, who speaks about her childhood growing up in Augusta, Georgia.
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