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Trump backs Facebook VP who says Russian meddling aimed at dividing America

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Russia's intent in meddling in U.S. politics was to sow fear and hatred among Americans, according to Robert Goldman.

Germany's defense minister names the single biggest threat to global stability

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Cyberattacks are the greatest challenge threatening global stability, the German defense minister told CNBC Saturday.

Russia interference should be countered with 'the truth' and not 'more propaganda,' NATO chief says

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NATO has to respond in different ways to Russia's interference in other political systems, its secretary general told CNBC Saturday.

Russia is embarking on an 'amazing, positive journey' with Saudi Arabia, Russian investment chief says

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The head of Russia's $10 billion investment fund has nothing but praise for Saudi Arabia, citing economic diplomacy as the catalyst for improved relations between the two countries.

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Here's what you need to know if you have inflation jitters

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Here's what higher rates means for your student loan tab, savings account, mortgage and credit cards.

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Britain's pro-Brexit UKIP dumps leader Henry Bolton for girlfriend's racist jibe vs. Meghan Markle

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Members of the anti-EU party voted to remove their leader over his leadership of the party and racist comments.

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Are you a new bitcoin millionaire and in the market for a yacht? You might be in luck

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First Malibu mansions, next ultra luxurious yachts — the ways in which cryptocurrency enthusiasts can spend their virtual riches is growing.

SpaceX 's next salvo in the space wars: Launching test satellites to bring the Web to billions

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SpaceX is on a collision course with the world's biggest telecom and satellite manufacturing companies.

US's greatest vulnerability is ignoring cyber threats from adversaries, foreign policy expert says

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America's greatest vulnerability is its continued inability to acknowledge the extent of its adversaries' capabilities when it comes to cyber threats, says Ian Bremmer.

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Europe and Gulf countries need to spend more to help Syria, Red Cross president says

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European and Gulf countries need to give more cash to war embattled Syria, the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) told CNBC Saturday.

Trump's national security adviser: Evidence that Russia meddled in US election 'incontrovertible'

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"The evidence is now really incontrovertible and available in the public domain," H.R. McMaster said in Munich.

US government is 'exceptionally vulnerable' to cyberattacks, security expert says

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The United States is "vulnerable" to cybersecurity attacks and need to step up their defense mechanisms, the co-founder of the computer security firm CrowdStrike told CNBC Saturday.

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Russia investment chief to US: Let's keep 'business' separate from 'politics'

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The comments come amid the highest tensions the two countries have seen since the Cold War.

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Russia's Lavrov says reports on US election interference 'just blather'

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov declined to comment on Saturday on U.S. indictments of 13 Russians and three Russian companies.

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Pressure mounts on FBI director to resign as Florida community reels

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Pressure is mounting on the FBI director to resign after his agency admitted it failed to investigate the man accused of killing 17 people in Florida.

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Post-Brexit security deal must transcend ideology, UK's May tells Europe

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Britain and the EU should sign a new security treaty and must not let ideological differences block co-operation after Brexit, Prime Minister May said.

Worldpay and Visa are reversing duplicate Coinbase transactions

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Worldpay and Visa said they are reversing duplicate transactions that recently caused unauthorized withdrawals for some users of Coinbase.

Saturday, Feb 17

Kudlow: Here's why Trump should embrace a 'King Dollar' as part of his economic strategy

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There is still a missing pillar in Trump's economic agenda, and that is a sound dollar strategy.

Friday, Feb 16

Special counsel Mueller: Russians conducted 'information warfare' against US to help Trump win

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The indictment says that the defendants allegedly, by early to mid 2016, were "supporting the presidential campaign of then-candidate Donald J. Trump."

US government is nowhere close to regulating bitcoin, White House cybersecurity czar says

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Rob Joyce emphasized the need to better understand the cryptocurrency's risks and benefits before embarking on any sort of regulatory regime.

Surging inflation will save the dollar as the Fed ramps up rate hikes, wealth manager says

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After years of moribund price increases, inflation is back and it is set to alter monetary policy, an investment manager told CNBC Friday.

China is creating a massive global zone to spread its influence. Here's what it looks like

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It's widely seen as an attempt to build a massive, multi-national zone of economic and political influence.

Thursday, Feb 15

Soros compares Facebook, Google to casinos, accuses them of 'deliberately engineering addiction'

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"It is only a matter of time before the global dominance of the U.S. internet companies is broken," George Soros said.

Cyril Ramaphosa elected as president of South Africa after Zuma departure

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African National Congress (ANC) leader Cyril Ramaphosa has been sworn in as South Africa's new president, following his predecessor Jacob Zuma's departure Wednesday night after a long power struggle.

Shadowy criminals are prowling the seas and putting food supplies in danger

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Fishing that is illegal, unreported or unregulated, called IUU fishing, has never posed the threat that it does today.

China: We are a 'Near-Arctic State' and we want a 'Polar Silk Road'

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Through the Belt and Road Initiative, China's Arctic policy poses a challenge, not a threat, to the U.S., experts say.

Wednesday, Feb 14

Amazon has partnered with Bank of America for its lending program: Sources

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Amazon has partnered with Bank of America Merrill Lynch for its lending program, but its loan growth has slowed.

Apple said it wants to become 'cash neutral' — which could be a huge boost for earnings

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Apple's earnings could pop as much as 30 percent higher than current estimates if the company buys back 10 percent of its shares each year.

Russia and China are developing 'destructive' space weapons, US intelligence warns

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Russia and China could possess "destructive" space weapons, American intelligence said.

Uber's loss jumped 61 percent to $4.5 billion in 2017

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Uber revealed results to investors on Tuesday that showed the ride-hailing company's cost-cutting efforts paying off.

Tuesday, Feb 13

Netanyahu says he will continue to lead Israel despite possible criminal indictment

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Police have recommended to Israel's attorney general that Netanyahu be charged with bribery in two cases.

A.I. will be 'billions of times' smarter than humans, says expert

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Ian Pearson, a futurist at Futurizon, said there will need to be a link between AI and a human brain.

Cryptocurrency market will hit $1 trillion valuation this year, CEO of top exchange says

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Jesse Powell, founder and CEO of Kraken, said Tuesday that the cryptocurrency market would continue to see an "acceleration" of growth.

Unilever tells Facebook and Google: Drain the 'swamp' or lose advertising

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Unilever has threatened to boycott Facebook and Google if the tech giants fail to efficiently police extremist and illegal content.