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  • SE Asia creates Economic Community, but challenges remain Saturday, 21 Nov 2015 | 12:05 AM ET

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— President Barack Obama promised Saturday that Islamic extremists would find no safe haven anywhere, while the leader of Muslim-majority Malaysia branded the Islamic State group as a "new evil" that has blasphemed the religion, and urged world leaders to confront it forcefully. Obama and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak were...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— Malaysia's leader on Saturday denounced the Islamic State as an "evil" terrorist group, saying his Muslim-majority country is ready to join others to defeat it while cautioning that a military solution alone was not enough. The summit of the 10- nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations, followed by a series of nine other summits...

  • ENGLEWOOD, Colo.— A Denver- area store called Isis Books& Gifts wants the world to know its name comes from the Egyptian goddess of healing and motherhood and it isn't run by terrorists. Co-owner Jeff Harrison said Wednesday that the suburban Denver shop has been vandalized five times in the past year or so, probably by people who mistake the name for ISIS, one of the...

  • Paris attacks to dominate APEC summit: Expert Tuesday, 17 Nov 2015 | 5:34 PM ET
    Paris attacks to dominate APEC summit: Expert

    At the APEC Summit, U.S. President Barack Obama will highlight that economics is the foundation of security , says Ernest Bower, senior adviser and Sumitro chair for SEA studies at CSIS.


  • NEW DELHI, Nov 9- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have to reverse course and engage with opposition leaders if he is to salvage his economic reform programme, senior aides said on Monday, after he suffered a humiliating state election defeat. Modi's nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party was hammered in Bihar by a regional alliance, even though the 65-...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 6- The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear appeals brought by Christian groups demanding full exemption from the requirement to provide insurance covering contraception under President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. Among those mounting objections are various Roman Catholic groups in Washington, D.C., including the Roman...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 5- Three major companies, citing the under-representation of minorities in science and technology fields, are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold affirmative action in university admissions in a closely watched case to be argued next month. Technology services company IBM Corp, chemical manufacturer DuPont and chip maker Intel Corp...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 25- Malaysia is hoping new incentives for "ethical" Islamic bonds and home loans will strengthen the country's sharia-compliant investment market and lure more private players to one of the world's largest Islamic financial sectors. In Friday's budget, Najib said Malaysia would cut taxes on issuance costs of SRI sukuk, and also that...

  • PM Modi breaks silence over India beef killing Wednesday, 14 Oct 2015 | 3:39 AM ET
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

    Two weeks after a man was lynched for allegedly eating beef sparked global outrage, Indian PM Narendra Modi finally broke his silence.

  • Why an Ohio church tipped pizza driver over $1,000 Tuesday, 13 Oct 2015 | 12:35 PM ET
    Cheese pizza was the most popular food ordered in New York City during the "blizzard."

    A Domino's driver was in tears when a church congregation tipped her $1,000 after she delivered a $5.99 pizza. USA Today reports.

  • Man in India killed for eating beef Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Man in India killed for eating beef

    A Muslim farmworker has been dragged from his home in an Indian village and beaten to death by an angry mob after rumors were spread that his family had been eating beef and storing the meat in their home.

  • Catholic school balances the Pope vs oil money Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 | 11:46 AM ET
    First lady Michelle Obama , Pope Francis and U.S. President Barack Obama wave from the balcony during an arrival ceremony at the White House on September 23, 2015 in Washington, DC.

    St. Gregory's University in Oklahoma owns and leases out 800 properties to oil and gas firms, despite Pope Francis’ call to arms against fossil fuel.

  • Pope 'not a policymaker' but a peacemaker: Analyst Saturday, 26 Sep 2015 | 12:01 PM ET
    Pope Francis attends Midday Prayer of the Divine with more than 300 U.S. Bishops at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle on September 23, 2015 in Washington, DC.

    Pope Francis is neither an economist or a policymaker, but one analyst told CNBC the pontiff can speak to 'what's working.'

  • PHILADELPHIA, Sept 25- Philadelphia leaders are anticipating an economic boost from the up to 1.5 million visitors expected for Pope Francis' visit this weekend, but skeptics say hopes for a big windfall are overblown. Democratic Mayor Michael Nutter said this week the pope's visit and the four-day World Meeting of Families, a Catholic gathering, is expected to...

  • CNBC update: Pope Francis to release pop LP Friday, 25 Sep 2015 | 3:30 PM ET
    CNBC update: Pope Francis to release pop LP

    CNBC's Sue Herera reports on the stories of the day, including a new pop album coming from... Pope Francis.

  • Pope to bring $417 million to Philly Friday, 25 Sep 2015 | 1:42 PM ET
    Pope to bring $417 million to Philly

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports on Pope Francis' travels around New York City.

  • Dalai Lama cancels all US visits next month Friday, 25 Sep 2015 | 12:51 PM ET
    The Dalai Lama.

    The Dalai Lama canceled all of his U.S. visits for October because of medical reasons, The Office of Tibet said Friday.

  • Pope Francis requests Ground Zero visit Friday, 25 Sep 2015 | 11:25 AM ET
    Pope Francis requests Ground Zero visit

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports from Ground Zero in New York City, where Pope Francis has arrived.

  • Pope message transcends church: Notre Dame prez Friday, 25 Sep 2015 | 9:29 AM ET
    Pope Francis addresses a joint session of Congress on September 24, 2014 in Washington, DC.

    The message of Pope Francis in his historic visit to the U.S. is one that all Americans can embrace, Notre Dame University's president says.