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  • Up to 700 feared dead after boat sinks off Libya Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | 7:05 AM ET
    Members of a brigade headed by field commander Salah Bogheib and loyal to Khalifa Haftar -a retired general and former chief of staff for Moamer Kadhafi- hold up their guns as they fight alongside Libyan army troops against Islamist gunmen in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi.

    As many as 700 people were feared dead after a fishing boat packed with migrants capsized off the Libyan coast overnight, officials said on Sunday.

  • LONDON, April 18- British opposition leader Ed Miliband said on Saturday that he would set up a new government unit to prosecute employers who exploit migrant workers if his Labour Party wins power in the national election on May 7. More than 600,000 people migrated to Britain in the 12 months to September, up from over half a million the year before, while average...

  • US needs to catch up to digital Europe: Chambers Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 9:20 AM ET

    Europe could outpace the United States in the digital revolution, Cisco Systems chief John Chambers tells CNBC.

  • Marco Rubio kicks off presidential bid in Miami Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 6:28 PM ET
    Sen. Marco Rubio.

    Sen. Marco Rubio announced his presidential bid to the public on Monday from Miami, marking the third official Republican campaign.

  • Senator Marco Rubio of Florida plans to enter the 2016 race for the White House by urging voters to make a "generational choice" for leadership that takes the country in new directions, according to excerpts of his announcement speech. Rubio, a son of Cuban immigrants who rode the anti-establishment Tea Party wave of 2010 to national prominence, will announce his...

  • Senator Marco Rubio of Florida told top donors on Monday that he will run for the White House because he is "uniquely qualified" to represent the Republican Party in the 2016 presidential race, a source familiar with the matter said. He will be the third Republican to formally announce a White House bid, following Republican Senators Ted Cruz of Texas and Rand Paul...

  • Skilled worker visas 'exploited,' expert says Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 4:26 PM ET
    U.S. Visa and documents

    U.S. H-1B visas for temporary skilled workers are in high demand, but expanding the program won't solve the problem, experts said.

  • Immigration debate: Should H1-B visa quota increase? Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 2:50 PM ET
    Immigration debate: Should H1-B visa quota increase?

    H1-B is a non-immigrant visa in the United States that allows U.S. employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in specialty occupations. Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget and Policy and Bruce Morrison, Morrison Public Affairs, discuss whether the government should increase the quota on H1-B visas as demand outstrips supply.

  • WASHINGTON, March 25- The United States ranks near the bottom among major economies in terms of policies to allow hiring highly skilled immigrant workers, according to a study by a business lobbying group that supports relaxing immigration controls. A 62- page report, expected to be issued Wednesday by the Business Roundtable, found that the United States...

  • LONDON, March 12- Some young voters who backed Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives in Britain's last election are considering turning to Labour in May's ballot because they feel let down by the government's record of creating jobs and opportunity. Reuters spoke to ten first-time voters in the run up to the last election in 2010, when Labour Prime...

  • Trump: 'I could make this country great again' Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 12:02 PM ET
    Donald Trump

    Real estate mogul Donald Trump is considering a presidential run and will make a final decision on his candidacy in the not-too-distant future.

  • WASHINGTON, March 1- Congress narrowly averted a partial shutdown of the U.S. domestic security agency late on Friday night, but the forces behind the chaotic episode remain- fractious Republicans and House Speaker John Boehner's lack of control over them. In five to seven months, the federal debt ceiling will again be reached, and by October Congress must pass...

  • RAMSGATE, England, Feb 26- Thanet, a spur of southern England jutting into the North Sea, has been run by Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party for 117 of the last 130 years. But in recent years Thanet has been hit by an influx of East European immigrants and poor people on welfare, placed by local authorities into dirt-cheap housing which has resulted...

  • Homeland Security standoff: The Republican risk Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 10:28 AM ET
    Homeland Security

    The latest standoff on funding—for the Department of Homeland Security—is riskier for Republicans. CNBC's John Harwood explains.

  • Halting Obama immigration order was a good thing Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 10:04 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    Here’s why that judge in Texas did both Obama and immigrants a favor by blocking the president’s immigration order.

  • Immigration stalemate: The economic toll Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 4:01 PM ET
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky speaks to reporters on Feb. 24, 2015, in the Capitol in Washington, D.C.

    The legal and political debate over immigration reform often overlooks the economic cost of inaction.

  • CNBC update: Russia's 'propaganda campaign' Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 3:27 PM ET
    CNBC update: Russia's 'propaganda campaign'

    Sec. of State John Kerry is saying Russia is engaging in the most extensive propaganda campaign since the height of the Cold War, and a sinkhole swallowed two pedestrians, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.

  • Obama: US security funding lapse will hit economy Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 3:27 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama warned on Monday that a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security would hurt the U.S. economy.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 23- A short-term funding extension for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security gained ground on Monday among Senate Republicans as a possible option to deal with a stalled spending bill and a Friday deadline looming for a partial shutdown of the agency. The Senate failed for a fourth time to advance a $39.7 billion bill to fund the agency that...

  • President Barack Obama warned on Monday that a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security would suspend pay for more than 100,000 border patrol, port inspection and airport security agents. Homeland Security spending authority will expire at midnight on Friday unless Congress approves new funding. A new $39.7 billion budget for the...