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  • TAORMINA, Italy, May 27- Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations pledged on Saturday to fight protectionism, overcoming resistance from U.S. However, the United States remained isolated from the other six G7 nations over climate change, demanding more time to decide whether to honour its commitments to reduce carbon emissions under the 2015 Paris...

  • President Donald Trump arrives at the ancient Greek Theater during the Summit of the Heads of State and of Government of the G7, the group of most industrialized economies, plus the European Union, on May 26, 2017 in Taormina, Sicily.

    The messaging effort will also focus on advancing Trumps stalled policy agenda and likely involve more trips out of Washington that will feature raucous rallies.

  • Opposition supporters set up a burning barricade during clashes with security forces at a rally against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela May 20, 2017.

    The country's ability to keep making payments may be "in doubt," but its willingness is "strong," says one analyst.

  • *G7 leaders hold two days of talks in Sicily. TAORMINA, Italy, May 26- Leaders from the world's major industrialised nations failed to persuade U.S. President Donald Trump to back a landmark climate deal at a G7 summit in Sicily on Friday after hours of talks that were described by Germany's leader as "controversial".

  • Jared Kushner under FBI scrutiny

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the highlights of President Trump's first trip abroad as well as the news that Trump advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner is now embroiled in the Russia probe by the FBI.

  • BRATISLAVA, May 26- A top European Commission official said on Friday European Union members would be asked within days to give the bloc's executive a mandate to negotiate with Russia over the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which has bitterly divided the bloc. The planned 9.5 billion euro pipeline project has led to a split between Eastern European and Baltic Sea...

  • (L-R) Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, U.S. President Donald Trump, Hungarian Prime Minister Voktor Orban and Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May pose for a family photo during a NATO summit at their new headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, May 25, 2017.

    In Brussels, Trump admonished other NATO members for not paying their "fair share" for defense.

  • LONDON, May 26- Russia demanded on Friday that Ukraine should pay $325 million now while awaiting the outcome of a legal dispute over $3 billion lent by Moscow to Kiev in 2013.. Judge William Blair deferred his ruling, which will also include a decision on the rate of interest and the legal costs to be paid by Ukraine. Moscow wants the bond to be repaid in full but...

  • LONDON, May 26- Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week and the Reuters stories related to them. The ECB meets on June 8 amid a growing clamour to begin "normalising" monetary policy. A major determinant of the policy path Mario Draghi outlines that day will be next week's euro zone inflation figures.

  • LONDON, May 26- Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week and the Reuters stories related to them. The ECB meets on June 8 amid a growing clamor to begin "normalizing" monetary policy. A major determinant of the policy path Mario Draghi outlines that day will be next week's euro zone inflation figures.

  • MOSCOW, May 26- Russia's biggest bank Sberbank will provide no new financing for indebted food and retail company Agrokor until the lender has reached an understanding with the Croatian government, Sberbank's chief executive said on Friday. Sberbank CEO German Gref said cooperation with the Croatian government had so far been "not simple."

  • MOSCOW, May 26- The chief executive of Russian bank Sberbank said on Friday that cooperation with the Croatian government over heavily indebted food producer Agrokor was "not simple." German Gref told reporters in Moscow that Sberbank, a major creditor to Agrokor, was not yet ready to talk about new financing for Agrokor until it had reached an agreement with the...

  • ANKARA, May 26- In a bid to resolve a trade row with Russia, Turkey has proposed Moscow lifts its ban on imported Turkish tomatoes during periods when Russian growers are unable to produce their own. "We understand Russia would like to develop its domestic production but they are in a position to continue trading with Turkey while doing that," a senior Turkish...

  • TAORMINA, Italy, May 26- Leaders from the world's major industrialised nations began talks on Friday at a G7 summit in Sicily which is expected to expose deep divisions with U.S. The two-day summit, at a cliff-top hotel overlooking the Mediterranean, began a day after Trump blasted NATO allies for spending too little on defence and described Germany's trade...

  • White House senior advisor Jared Kushner (C) sits alongside U.S. President Donald Trump (L) and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross (2nd L) as they prepare to meet with Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and the Saudi delegation at the Royal Court in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 20, 2017.

    Investors will keep an eye on a Washington today as new reports have surfaced that Jared Kushner is now under FBI scrutiny.

  • Thwarting cyber-attacks against a vulnerable America: Endgame CEO

    Nathaniel Fick, Endgame CEO talks about providing the tools to protect corporations and people from security breaches.

  • TAORMINA, Italy, May 26- Talks between U.S. President Donald Trump and other leaders of the world's rich nations at the G7 summit on Friday were expected to be "robust" and "challenging" after he had lambasted NATO allies and condemned German trade policies a day earlier. Later, the leaders of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States will hold...

  • *Finland and Russia agree to increase overflights. HELSINKI, May 26- Finnair has been allowed to increase its flights from Helsinki to Asian destinations over Siberia according to a new deal between Russia and Finland, the ministry of transport and communications said on Friday. Finnair, majority-owned by the state, depends on attracting traffic flows between...

  • *G7 leaders to hold two days of talks in Sicily. TAORMINA, Italy, May 26- Leaders of the world's rich nations braced for contentious talks with Donald Trump at a G7 summit in Sicily on Friday after the U.S. president lambasted NATO allies for not spending more on defence and accused Germany of "very bad" trade policies. The summit will kick off with a ceremony at an...

  • We've never seen an OPEC deal with such strong compliance

    Sabine Schels, head of commodities research at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, says that the market is most worried about Libyan and Nigerian oil production.