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  • An activist of the "Office for unusual measures" dressed as President Obama holds a sign reading "Sorry Angela" in front of the Chancellery in Berlin on Oct. 31, 2013.

    President Obama could unveil his decision on spying on foreign leaders and restricting NSA access to Americans' phone records as early as next week.

  • Angela Merkel

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has fractured her pelvis in a cross-country skiing accident, her spokesman said.

  • Pierre Moscovici

    The French Finance Minister said there were "no problems" left on the table between euro zone finance ministers.

  • The winners and losers of Germany's coalition

    Andreas Kluth, Berlin bureau chief at The Economist, and Irwin Collier, professor of economics at Freie Universitaet Berlin, discuss Germany's "Grand Coalition" ahead of Chancellor Angela Merkel being sworn in.

  • Euro sign outside the European Central Bank, Frankfurt, Germany

    Europe is seeking to agree by year-end on how to close failing banks, part of an ambitious plan to create a single banking framework.

  • 'If you pile up debts, one day it will kill you': Heraeus

    Dr. Jurgen Heraeus, chairman of the supervisory board of Heraeus, says that the European Central Bank's cheap money policy is "not good in the long run".

  • German policy could boost domestic consumption: Pro

    Tom Elliott, international investment strategist at DeVere Group, says the German coalition could produce more "consumption friendly policies" due to the influence of the SPD, helping to boost domestic consumption.

  • German coalition has brought 'stability' to country: Pro

    Carsten Nickel, senior vice president at Teneo Intelligence, says Germany has "crossed the first hurdle" on the way to a stable government after a coalition government was formed.

  • Merkel's conservatives and SPD agree to form coalition

    Thanos Papasavvas, fixed income and currencies strategist at Investec Asset Management, says the "continuity" German Chancellor Angela Merkel will bring to the euro zone is "key".

  • Former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero

    Former Spanish PM Jose Zapatero has said the problem with the euro zone is that its monetary policy was designed to aid Germany.

  • Invest outside the US: Pro

    Gerstein Fisher president and CIO Gregg Fisher says it's time for investors to take their eyes off the U.S. market and look at other areas around the world. Investors are underweight in emerging markets, Fisher adds.

  • Angela Merkel, German Chancellor and Chairwoman of the German Christian Democrats (CDU).

    The union representing German journalists advised its members on Thursday to stop using Google and Yahoo because of reported snooping by U.S. and British intelligence.

  • President Barack Obama has been bumped off the top spot of Forbes' ranking of the world's most powerful people.

  • Brazil to vote on internet data storage

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera follows Germany's uproar alleging the U.S. government taped Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone; and reports Brazil will vote to require internet companies to store data in its country.

  • Angela Merkel

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said reports of alleged US spying on the Allies shattered trust in the nation and undermined trade relationships.

  • Chancellor Merkel very angry: Pro

    The White House denied it tapped into German Chancellor Angela Merkel's personal phone. Michael Rubin, American Enterprise Institute, and radio show host John Batchelor, share their opinions.

  • White House denies spying on Merkel

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the White House is denying reports the U.S. was spying on German Chancellor Angela Merkel's personal cell phone.

  • Barely a year after European leaders set out an ambitious vision for the euro zone's future, progress has all but stalled.

  •  Potential for a CDU/SPD coalition

    Carsten Nickel, senior vice president at Teneo Intelligence, expects a German coalition deal to be struck before the end of November as Merkel meets with both SPD and the Greens this week.

  • Germany's grand coalition talks

    Christian Schulz, Senior Economist at Berenberg Bank discusses the talks between Angela Merkel's CDU party and the Green Party.