Euro zone leaders have rushed to dismiss talk of any haircut or forgiveness of Greek debt, but economists wonder how long Europe can Greece's demands.
A victorious Syriza looks to have formed a coalition government with an unlikely ally: the right-wing Independent Greeks party.
As Russia's economic woes continue, there are fears for the stability of Russia's financial system.
Elections in Greece this weekend could prove a test bed for anti-establishment, populist parties throughout Europe.
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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.