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  • Cyprus Offers Citizenship to Foreign Depositors Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 1:00 AM ET

    Cyprus will relax requirements for citizenship, including for bank depositors who lost large amounts of money in the deal with the EU and IMF, the president said on Sunday.

  • Topless Protesters Target Putin, Who 'Liked It' Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 1:44 PM ET
    Topless Protesters Target Putin, Who 'Liked It'

    Topless female protesters rushed at Russian leader Vladimir Putin during a visit to Germany. Putin later said, "I liked it," reports Tyler Mathisen. (0:54)

  • Emerging Markets Growth Is Deteriorating: Pro Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 2:30 AM ET
    Emerging Markets Growth Is Deteriorating: Pro

    Maarten-Jan Bakkum, global emerging markets strategist at ING Investment Management, says growth momentum in emerging markets is deteriorating and explains why India, Russia and Turkey are his preferred markets.

  • Did China Just Tell North Korea to Knock It Off? Sunday, 7 Apr 2013 | 11:53 AM ET

    Chinese leaders didn't directly name North Korea but everyone knew who they meant when the warned against "troublemaking on China's doorstep."

  • Airbus Beats Boeing to Top Spot in Jet Orders Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 3:30 AM ET

    Airbus recaptured the aircraft industry's top spot in the first quarter as U.S. rival Boeing fell behind on orders and grappled with the grounding of its newest jet.

  • 'Like a Funeral': Cyprus Bank Counted Down Brutal Death Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 5:41 AM ET
    Bank of Cyprus, also known as Laiki

    The death of Laiki, also known as Cyprus Popular Bank, was brutal. Board members said they had fought to the bitter end.

  • Kyrgyzstan Fights Over Gold at Top of the World Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 4:19 AM ET

    Nationalists in Kyrgyzstan are threatening to return to the streets to topple another government unless it expropriates the Kumtor goldmine, a treasure they say was sold off too cheaply to foreigners.

  • Russian Companies Worth Investing in: Expert Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 2:30 AM ET
    Russian Companies Worth Investing in: Expert

    Julian Mayo, CIO of Charlemagne Capital UK, says Russia is looking increasingly attractive due to its growing consumer market, high yielding companies and weak domestic investing base.

  • Cyprus Plans Tax Breaks, Casinos to Boost Economy Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 1:26 AM ET

    Cyprus plans to lift a ban on casinos and offer firms tax exemptions on profits reinvested on the island under a package of reforms to kickstart its ailing economy, its president said on Monday.

  • How US Boom Could Rattle Global Order Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 11:28 AM ET

    A dramatic shift in how energy is being produced and consumed around the world could lead to far-reaching changes in the geopolitical order.

  • Pfizer Profit Drops on Loss of Lipitor Exclusivity

    India's top court has dealt a serious blow to Western pharmaceutical firms who are increasingly focusing on India to drive sales.

  • Britain Opens Inquest Into Berezovsky's Death Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 3:00 AM ET
    Boris Berezovsky

    Britain opens a judicial inquiry into the death of Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky on Thursday to establish how he died in the locked bathroom of his vast mansion.

  • Fifth BRICS Summit Closes in South Africa Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 11:02 PM ET
    Fifth BRICS Summit Closes in South Africa

    Leaders of the BRICS countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - wrapped up their annual summit overnight. CNBC's Samantha Loring files this report from Durban.

  • Scuffle With Vladimir Putin's Bodyguards Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 3:48 PM ET
    Scuffle With Vladimir Putin's Bodyguards

    The security team for Russian President Vladimir Putin got in a small altercation with the South African security contingent after they wouldn't let the men inside a secure building.

  • Watch Out, World Bank: Here Comes the BRICS Bank Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 9:48 AM ET

    Leaders of the five BRICS nations plan to create a development bank in a direct challenge to the World Bank that they accuse of Western bias. The bank would use $50 billion of seed capital shared equally but dominated by China.

  • Could Billions of Euros Have Escaped Cyprus? Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 5:05 AM ET
    Could Billions of Euros Have Escaped Cyprus?

    Bill Blain, senior fixed income broker at Mint Partners, explains that while Cyprus is now "a done deal", one of the remaining big issues will be finding out how much money managed to escape the island despite banks being closed.

  • Should You Invest in Russia? Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 3:30 AM ET
    Should You Invest in Russia?

    Simon Luhr, CEO of FinEx Capital Managment, discusses whether investors are stepping up bearish bets against Russia.

  • See You in Court: Russians May Sue Over Cyprus Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 5:31 PM ET
    Bank of Cyprus employees move demonstration from their headquarters to the Central Bank of Cyprus (the buildings are next door to each other).  They chanted "resign, resign, resign" - calling for the Governor of the Central Bank to step down.

    Russian businesses and banks that face losses from the Cyprus bailout are considering legal action but may have a hard time making a case.

  • Cyprus Jitters: How It Could Still Go Wrong Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 1:56 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the NYSE

    Although markets initially held up in the face of renewed chaos, market watchers and analysts are warning that the flare up in the euro zone debt crisis could once again curb investor sentiment.

  • Hold 'Em or Fold 'Em: Costco, Verizon & More! Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 5:40 PM ET
    Hold 'Em or Fold 'Em: Costco, Verizon & More!

    How Russia might respond to a Cyprus tax, with CNBC's Robert Frank; and the "Fast Money" traders share their strategies to playing Johnson & Johnson, Verizon and Costco now.