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  • Paris shootings: A 'barbaric' attack Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 11:40 AM ET
    Paris shootings: A 'barbaric' attack

    France has the highest Muslim population proportionately of any European country. Margaret Gilmore, senior associate fellow at RUSI, discusses how this has "raised tensions" and how Wednesday's "barbaric attack" is not a representation of religious beliefs

  • Paris shootings: 'Planned in advance' Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Paris shootings: 'Planned in advance'

    Margaret Gilmore, senior associate fellow at RUSI, discusses the potential strategy behind the terrorists behind the shootings in Paris on Wednesday.

  • Paris shootings: Gunmen still at large Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 11:05 AM ET
    Paris shootings: Gunmen still at large

    It has been confirmed that 12 people died after gunmen opened fire on the Parisian office of magazine "Charlie Hebdo". CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi reports the latest.

  • Why Iran's economy won't be opening anytime soon Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 11:22 AM ET
    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani

    Iran's president may sincerely want to liberalize his country's economy, but that's unlikely to happen—for now, anyway.

  • Some Iranians gain from sanctions: Economist Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 1:50 AM ET
    Tehran, Iran

    Iran's government actually benefits from sanctions as they provide an excuse for the country's economic difficulties, an ex-presidential adviser said.

  • Should investors stick to domestic markets? Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 5:50 AM ET
    Should investors stick to domestic markets?

    With political uncertainty around the world, will investors stick to domestic markets? Michael W. Gurka, founder and president of BruinHill Partners, weighs in.

  • How global problems aid US equities Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 5:30 AM ET
    How global problems aid US equities

    Dan Greenhaus, chief global strategist at BTIG, discusses the impact of global disturbances on U.S. equities.

  • Russia is in 'distress' Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 4:35 AM ET
    Russia is in 'distress'

    Discussing the outlook for Russia, Benoit Anne, head of EM strategy at Societe Generale, says that things for Russia could well get worse, and a sovereign rating downgrade may be the next "bombshell."

  • Will geopolitics be a big risk for 2015? Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 5:35 AM ET
    Will geopolitics be a big risk for 2015?

    The markets will always react to geopolitical issues due to its uncertainty, yet Hilary Kramer, president and chief investment officer at A&G Capital remains bullish, as the markets keep thriving through any big issue like Ebola or ISIS.

  • The Russian ruble in 2015 Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 4:40 AM ET
    The Russian ruble in 2015

    The factors behind the decline in the Russian ruble - including sanctions and low oil prices - are likely to stay put for now, says Carlo Gallo, founder & director at Enquirisk.

  • Get ready for an even stormier year than 2014 Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 2:10 AM ET

    The geopolitical storms which rocked markets in 2014 are unlikely to calm in the coming year, with a raft of warnings about a new era of instability.

  • Russia's growing list of problems Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 8:34 PM ET
    Vladimir Putin

    The Russian railway's death toll is part of life under Putin, as the country sometimes fails to provide basic infrastructure despite prospering over the past 14 years.

  • Putin's counterproductive moves with Ukraine Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 5:30 AM ET
    Putin's counterproductive moves with Ukraine

    Russia's recent moves with Ukraine appear "counterproductive" says John Peet, Europe editor at "The Economist".

  • Oil volatility is going to persist: CEO Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 5:00 AM ET
    Oil volatility is going to persist: CEO

    Oil prices could drop further to $40 and market volatility is "going to persist" due to political turbulence, says Ana Cukic Armstrong, CEO of Armstrong Investment Managers.

  • No breather for Putin—or ruble—as Russia slumps Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 3:23 PM ET
    People walk past boards showing currency exchange rates in Moscow, December 17, 2014.

    The Russian ruble tumbled to a one-week low on Monday, after new figures showed the country’s economy shrinking for the first time in over 5 years.

  • Oil hits fresh five-year low, looks past Libya Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    Firefighters work to put out a fire on an oil tank at the port of Es Sider in Ras Lanuf, Libya, Dec. 29, 2014.

    U.S. crude futures hit a new five-year low, reversing earlier gains on concerns about Libyan supply.

  • Merkel appeals to Russia over Ukraine Sunday, 28 Dec 2014 | 7:16 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin

    German leader Angela Merkel appealed to the Russian government to use its influence on separatists in eastern Ukraine.

  • Rocket hits tank at Libya's biggest oil port Thursday, 25 Dec 2014 | 12:51 PM ET
    Libya North Africa

    A rocket hit a tank at the eastern Libyan oil port Es Sider, officials said on Thursday.

  • Ukraine: Is it time to buy? Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 4:42 AM ET

    Ukraine's bonds have had a terrible year as the country's conflict with Russia wears on, but could be a canny buy in 2015?

  • Ukraine votes to ax nonaligned status, eyes NATO Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 5:54 AM ET
    Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko speaks before Congress

    Ukraine's parliament votes for the country to renounce its "nonaligned" status and work towards membership of the NATO alliance.