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  • *APEC leaders' summit on Nov. 18-19 in Manila. MANILA, Nov 16- Regional tensions over the South China Sea and security concerns after the attack by Islamist militants on Paris could eclipse efforts by Pacific-rim leaders this week to boost trade and growth across a region of around 3 billion people. Philippines officials say there has been no intelligence...

  • BELEK, Turkey, Nov 15- The BRICS group of emerging nations called on the Group of 20 top developed and developing nations on Sunday to strengthen their macroeconomic policy cooperation to prevent bad effects from a weak global economy and reduce risks to growth. Leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, who met on the sidelines of the G20 summit in the...

  • *World leaders gathering for G20 summit in Turkey. *Turkey says it stands with France in fighting terrorism. BELEK, Turkey, Nov 14- Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan urged world leaders on Saturday to prioritise the fight against terrorism as they gathered for a summit in southwestern Turkey, saying the Paris attacks claimed by Islamic State showed the time for...

  • MOSCOW, Nov 14- Russia said it was beefing up its security measures on Saturday following the attacks in Paris, placing security services on high alert, urging vigilance among citizens and promising tighter transport safety measures. Islamic State, which has claimed responsibility for Friday's attacks in Paris that killed 127 people, has released a video...

  • MOSCOW, Nov 13- Russian President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro, the Kremlin said on Friday. The two leaders discussed bilateral relations including in the energy sector, the Kremlin said. They agreed to meet on Nov. 23 at summit of gas-exporting countries in Teheran, Maduro said on state television...

  • LONDON, Nov 10- A senior Russian banker has denied identifying the younger daughter of Russian President Vladimir Putin as an official at Moscow State University. Andrey Akimov, deputy chairman of Gazprombank, challenged a Reuters report published today in which he was quoted as identifying Katerina Tikhonova, a deputy vice-rector at the university, as...

  • Man on mountain top

    These two asset classes are showing troubling signs of a bubble, says Ron Insana. That could mean a top is near for stocks, too.

  • LONDON/ MOSCOW, Nov 10- Vladimir Putin's elder daughter, Maria, has kept out of the spotlight even more than her sister. Born on Apr. 28, 1985, Maria studied biology at St. Petersburg University and medicine at Moscow State University. Maria is a PhD candidate at the Endocrinology Research Centre in Moscow, which runs a charity project, Alfa-Endo, that helps children...

  • Forbes unveils list of world's most powerful people

    Michael Noer, executive editor of Forbes, discusses the magazine's annual ranking which saw Russian President Vladimir Putin voted as the world's most powerful person for the third year in a row.

  • 'I feel honored that Putin wants to see me'

    Singer Elton John says he wants "to put his foot in the water" to change the situation of LGBT people in Russia.

  • ISIS ISIL Iraq

    The market may not be prepared for a geopolitical event, says Ron Insana. Is it time to play defense in your portfolio?

  • President Barack Obama speaks at the Rutgers University-Newark S.I. Newhouse Center for Law and Justice on November 2, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey.

    Obama says if GOP candidates can't handle debate moderators, how can they deal with Putin. NBC News reports.

  • Fighting Putin's power grab

    Garry Kasparov, Russian pro-democracy leader, explains why Vladimir Putin needs to be stopped and discusses his book, "Winter is Coming."

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

    In an interview, Trump was more than willing to opine on the big issues that would face a presidential nominee and a president.

  • Will further sanctions be placed on Russia?

    Andrey Kostin, president and chairman at VTB Bank, says he does not expect new sanctions but the existing sanctions may be broadened.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (R).

    Most of the foreign policy talk among 2016 GOP candidates has involved accusing President Obama of weakness. But there are exceptions.

  • President Barack Obama has thrown away decades of foreign policy wins in the Mideast, says Niall Ferguson, a Harvard historian and biographer of Henry Kissinger.

  • Oleg Deripaska

    Record-low oil prices, international sanctions and an expensive interventionist foreign policy — can things get any worse for the Russian economy? The answer varies according to which Russian captain of industry you speak.

  • Putin: US not providing enough information on Syria

    Russia President Vlaimir Putin denounces American cooperation in Syria and remains hopeful the peak of his country's crisis has passed, reports CNBC's Geoff Cutmore.

  • Putin: US isn't giving enough info on Syria

    Russian President Vladimir Putin discusses the country’s position in the Syrian crisis and recent remarks made by U.S. president Barack Obama.