European equities closed flat on Thursday, as investors reacted to earnings and banking news.
Greece's Justice Minister suggested German property could be confiscated to compensate for the Nazi occupation of Greece in WWII, according to reports.
Europe closed sharply down on Tuesday, as the sell-off in US stocks gained momentum, with investors spooked by oil price weakness and dollar strength.
The terrorist group "Islamic State" has rarely been out of the headlines but could financial pressures undermine its ambitions -- and existence?
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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.
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.