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  • Israel attacks Gaza for first time since summer Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 6:14 PM ET
    A Palestinian woman takes some of her belongings from her partially destroyed home across the street from where a high rise apartment building in Gaza City was targeted by Israeli airstrikes, Aug. 26, 2014.

    It was Israel's first airstrike on the Palestinian territory since this summer's war.

  • FBI: North Korea Gov't behind Sony attack Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    FBI: North Korea Gov't behind Sony attack

    The FBI have stated that North Korea's government is responsible for the Sony attack. Neil Ashdown, deputy head of Asia analysis at IHS, weighs in, saying that it's difficult to "definitively attribute" a hacking attack to a particular group or state.

  • UK PM: Must keep pressure on Russia Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 4:10 AM ET
    UK PM: Must keep pressure on Russia

    At the European Union summit, sanctions on Russia is all the talk. U.K. prime minister David Cameron says the pressure must be kept on Russia while President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, stated that EU needs a consistent strategy towards Russia. CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports.

  • Grybauskaite: Putin looking for 'someone to blame' Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 11:20 AM ET
    Grybauskaite: Putin looking for 'someone to blame'

    At the EU Summit, CNBC's Hadley Gamble discusses Vladimir Putin's "swipe" at EU leaders, whilst talking to Finland's prime minister Alexander Stubb and Lithuania's Dalia Grybauskaite about Putin's speech.

  • EU bans investment in Crimea, targets oil sector Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 7:50 AM ET
    Pro-Russian activists seized the main administration building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk.

    The EU banned investment in Crimea on Thursday, halting European help for Russian Black Sea oil and gas exploration.

  • Putin: Russia must be 'protected' Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 4:50 AM ET
    Putin: Russia must be 'protected'

    Russia's Vladimir Putin responds to Ukraine Crisis and Russia's stature compared to the rest of the world. CNBC's Geoff Cutmore reports the President's remarks.

  • Is Russia's bear just a 'stuffed animal'? Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 4:50 AM ET
    Is Russia'a bear just want a 'stuffed animal'?

    Russian President Vladimir Putin says that other countries perceive Russia as a country which should just "sit quietly", rather than try and maintain its sovereignty and independence.

  • Putin on Ukraine: Game-changing move? Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 4:40 AM ET
    Putin on Ukraine: Game-changing move?

    Vladimir Putin spoke about the Ukraine Crisis in his press conference, saying Russia was ready to mediate. Is that a game-changer? Alexander Branis, director at Prosperity Capital, weighs in.

  • Russia to act as mediator? Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 4:30 AM ET
    Russia to act as mediator?

    Russian President Vladimir Putin discusses the Ukraine Crisis and ongoing military situation, saying that Russia is ready to act as a mediator.

  • Russia positive on the economic year Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 4:00 AM ET
    Russia positive on the economic year

    Russian President Vladimir Putin talks about the current state of the Russian economy and how he's still positive. CNBC's Geoff Cutmore analyses the remarks.

  • Cheap oil doesn't apply to the US military Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 11:01 AM ET
    U.S. soldiers with military vehicles during a training mission in the Laghman province of Afghanistan, December 15, 2014.

    The military pays far more than civilians because of operations and safety and transport.

  • Pakistani security officials in Peshawar, Pakistan during February 2014

    At least 130 people, most of them children, were killed on Tuesday when Taliban gunmen stormed a school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar.

  • Sydney won't be defeated by tragic event Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 5:30 AM ET
    Sydney won't be defeated by tragic event

    Sydney's Lord Major, Clover Moore says Australia will not be defeated by this hostage event. CNBC's Matt Taylor reports more on how Australia's public has coped.

  • Libyan oil terminals forced to close Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 5:25 AM ET
    Libyan oil terminals forced to close

    Two of Libya's key oil terminals have been closed after clashes broke out, disrupting the country's crude export capacity. CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports.

  • Could Australia have predicted this hostage attack? Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 4:30 AM ET
    Could Australia have predicted this hostage attack?

    Discussing the unfolding events of the Sydney hostage situation, Benjamin MacQueen, senior lecturer of Politics and International Relations at Monash University, discusses whether the Australian government could have predicted this event.

  • Australia Commissioner: 'We're doing all we can'

    New South Wales (NSW) police commissioner, Andrew Scipione told a news conference that the force was continuing to investigate not speculate, and "we're doing all we can" to solve this current hostage situation in Sydney.

  • Donetsk, Ukraine

    Ukraine is still on the radar of international investors, according to a minister, and has only a "minimal" risk of defaulting.

  • Were the Hong Kong protests a success? Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 4:45 AM ET
    Were the Hong Kong protests a success?

    Peter Thal Larsen, Asia editor at Reuters Breakingviews, says the Hong Kong protesters have got their message across, but hadn't managed to get closer to "true universal suffrage".

  • Russia PM talks sanctions, economy Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    Russia PM talks sanctions, economy

    Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev discusses the possibility of a budget review in 2015, and how western sanctions are impacting the economy.

  • The 10 toughest countries for business Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 8:45 AM ET

    CNBC.com takes a look at the world's most difficult countries in which to do business, based on a report from the World Bank.