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  • Japan condemns ISIS execution Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 6:04 AM ET
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

    The Japanese Prime Minister on Sunday called the killing of a Japanese captive by Islamic State militants "outrageous."

  • Global turmoil: A 'world in transition' Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 10:30 AM ET
    Global turmoil: A 'world in transition'

    John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State "remains optimistic" in this current world of turmoil, giving three examples of individuals giving up their terror-related worlds for a life of "building" and not "destroying."

  • Ukraine crisis needs more global attention Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 10:15 AM ET
    Ukraine crisis needs more global attention

    At Davos, Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia wants a greater international response to the Ukraine crisis.

  • Georgia PM: All in for EU membership Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Georgia PM: All in for EU membership

    At Davos, Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia, wants to transform Georgia into a European state, as "integration is the choice of our people."

  • Falling oil? I worry more about terror: Norway PM Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 6:52 AM ET

    Norway may be Europe's biggest oil exporter, but its premier is less concerned about energy prices than security issues around terrorism and Russia.

  • World: We need 'consistent pressure' on Russia Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    World: We need 'consistent pressure' on Russia

    Discussing the Ukraine crisis, Pavlo Klimkin, minister of foreign affairs in Ukraine, weighs in on why there's no progress with other countries on the Minsk agreement.

  • Does Egypt have a perception problem? Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 11:10 AM ET
    Does Egypt have a perception problem?

    Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, president of Egypt says it is the media who "substantially contributing to creating the perception" and they must have an "enlightened perspective" on all that happens in Egypt.

  • 2016: The 'new face' of Ukraine? Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 10:40 AM ET
    2016: The 'new face' of Ukraine?

    At Davos, Aivaras Abromavicius, economy minister of Ukraine, says the country wants to use this crisis to "kickstart reforms" and "clean up the house", including tackling economic, corruption and tax issues by 2016.

  • At least 6 killed in shelling attack in east Ukraine Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 6:39 AM ET

    At least six civilians were killed on Thursday when a shell or a mortar hit a trolleybus stop in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, a Reuters witness said.

  • Egypt President: 'This is the new Egypt' Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 4:20 AM ET
    Egypt President: 'This is the new Egypt'

    At Davos, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, President of Egypt, says that the "new Egypt" is a civilised one, and says that terrorism is an issue that must be combated at its source.

  • Italian PM: We declared a war on corruption Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Italian PM: We declared a war on corruption

    Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi says the country has declared war on corruption and that there are effects with those words.

  • Ukraine President: Must stop this 'terrorism' Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Ukraine President: Must stop this 'terrorism'

    At Davos, Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko talks to CNBC about how the country needs help from the rest of the world to stop its conflict with Russia.

  • European Union is the 'best club' Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    European Union is the 'best club'

    At Davos 2015, Dalia Grybauskaite, president of Lithuania, talks about the tensions between Ukraine and Russia, saying she supports Ukraine and we will not embrace "terroristic behavior or military aggression."

  • '5in15': What world business leaders think Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 4:50 AM ET
    '5in15': What world busniess leaders think

    At the World Economic Forum, the world's economic and business leaders give their thoughts on the '5 in 15' global issues.

  • Ukraine says Russian troops launched new assaults Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 12:53 PM ET
    Local residents inspect their home, which was damaged by last night's shelling in the village of Sartan, near Mariupol January 20, 2015.

    Ukrainian forces came under attack by Russian regular forces north of the conflict zone in Eastern Ukraine.

  • Too much unprecedented change, too few leaders Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
    Too much unprecedented change, too few leaders

    The World Economic Forum will see a flurry of world leaders; however Rajeev Vasudeva, CEO of Egon, says that there is a "shortage of leaders" to deal with the today's complex problems and many are "failing."

  • Crises are the 'new normal' Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 5:40 AM ET
    Crises are the 'new normal'

    We cannot predict the next crisis or how it will impact businesses, Judith Rodin, president at Rockefeller Foundation, tells CNBC, adding that firms should think about diversifying and building resilience.

  • Ukrainian troops retake most of Donetsk airport Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 2:00 AM ET
    Ukrainian army forces patrol in the Tonenkoe town near Donetsk International Airport

    Ukrainian troops recaptured almost all the territory of Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine they had lost to separatists in recent weeks.

  • The Great Wall of Saudi Arabia? Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    ISIS ISIL Iraq

    Saudi Arabia has been constructing a 600-mile barrier on its border with Iraq since September, with the aim of keeping out ISIS militants.

  • Global conflict is world’s top threat: Davos Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 8:15 AM ET
    Pro-Russian activists seized the main administration building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk.

    Conflicts that impact whole regions are the biggest threat to world stability in 2015, the World Economic Forum warned on Thursday.