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Congress Political Leaders


  • Working tax credits to be left unchanged

    George Osborne, U.K. finance minister, announces a change in direction on reforms to working tax credits, which have been the focal point of several political arguments in the U.K., and says the government will run a budget surplus of 0.5 percent by 2020.

  • UK to cut public spending by £20B

    Sir Ian Cheshire, U.K. government's lead non-executive, discusses the sharp cuts to public services needed to reduce the U.K. government's budget deficit.

  • Rescue services personnel working near the covered bodies outside a restaurant following a shooting incident in Paris, France, November 13, 2015.

    An investigation into the November 13 attacks in Paris widened on Tuesday when Belgium issued a warrant for a "dangerous" new suspect.

  • Can the UK balance its budget by 2020?

    Richard Fuller, Conservative MP, and Rain Newton-Smith, director of economics at the CBI, discuss whether or not the U.K. finance minister George Osborne can reduce the country's budget deficit.

  • UK government to cut public spending

    Simon Wells, chief U.K. economist at HSBC, talks about possible public spending cuts which U.K. finance minister George Osborne is likely to announce today.

  • Belgian soldiers patrol in central Brussels as police search the area during a continued high level of security following the recent deadly Paris attacks, Belgium, November 24, 2015.

    Did Belgian bungling over jihadists lead to the Paris attacks? Are French jibes at their small neighbor a tactic to disguise failings closer to home?

  • Russia-Turkey tensions on the rise

    Hadley Gamble, CNBC correspondent, reports on the growing tension between Russia and Turkey after a Russian military jet was shot down by Turkey.

  • Tax on tampons to fund women’s health charities Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015 | 7:00 PM ET
    Tax on tampons to fund women’s health charities

    George Osborne, U.K. finance minister, says the 5 percent tax on women's sanitary products will be given to charities helping women.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil up, but for how long? Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Oil up, but for how long?

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets.

  • Portugal names Socialist leader as prime minister Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015 | 7:31 AM ET

    Portugal named Antonio Costa as prime minister on Tuesday, leading to the country's first Socialist government to be backed by the far left.

  • How can the West tackle terrorism? Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015 | 5:20 AM ET
    How can the West tackle terrorism?

    Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, radio and television host and best-selling author, says the threat from ISIS must be taken seriously and criticizes President Obama's foreign policy.

  • Majority of Britons now want 'Brexit': Poll Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015 | 5:16 AM ET

    A new survey has shown a swing in opinion with a majority of Britons now wanting to forgo membership of the European Union.

  • Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea in this still image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft provided by the United States Navy May 21, 2015.

    China said it would continue to build military and civilian facilities on its artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea.

  • After Paris: Europe steps up security measures Friday, 20 Nov 2015 | 9:20 AM ET
    A French police officer stands guard at the Franco-Italian border in Menton, France, on Nov. 15, 2015, after the deadly attacks in Paris on Friday.

    Europe's justice and interior ministers gather in Brussels today for an emergency meeting sparked by last week's terror attack in Paris.

  • Poll: Trump retakes lead in GOP race; Cruz gains Friday, 20 Nov 2015 | 7:24 AM ET
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

    The NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll shows Trump has the front-runner spot, with 28% support among Republican and independent voters who lean Republican.

  • What can be done about Syria's Assad? Friday, 20 Nov 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    What can be done about Syria's Assad?

    Hadley Gamble, CNBC correspondent, reports from Paris about the disagreements between world leaders about whether Syrian President Bashar Assad should be involved in the fight against ISIS.

  • Will Syria affect the US election? Friday, 20 Nov 2015 | 2:00 AM ET
    Will Syria affect the US election?

    Alex White, country analysis director for the Economist Intelligence Unit, says voters don't have a lot of confidence in political leaders to address the problem of Syrian refugees.

  • Southeast Asia will have integrated market by year-end Friday, 20 Nov 2015 | 12:11 AM ET

    The project to build an integrated Southeast Asian market will be rolled out by the end of 2015, but currency union is not on the cards yet.

  • Remembering the JFK assassination Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 3:00 PM ET
    Remembering the JFK assassination

    On November 22nd, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was shot while traveling in a motorcade in Dallas. Here is the live coverage from NBC.

  • Terrorism may pose risk to Europe’s growth: S&P Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 11:19 AM ET
    Military police soldiers patrol the Brussels Airport on November 18, 2015 in Zaventem, eastern Brussels.

    A worsening terrorist threat in Western Europe could eventually hamper economic growth in the region, S&P said on Thursday.