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Erdogan sworn in as new president of Turkey. But can country rediscover its fading economic zeal?
The European Union is stepping in to save its dairy from going sour.
Australia's ailing flag carrier was sent into a tailspin Thursday, as the airline reported its biggest ever loss.
The meeting on Tuesday between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko, marks the beginning of a new phase in the conflict between the two countries.
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The ancient town of Byblos has long been a draw for visitors to Lebanon's picturesque west coast.
Could underwater gas fields in the Eastern Mediterranean end up uniting Cyprus?
They have stood quietly among us for centuries, often unnoticed. But now, some of England's historic statues have been given a voice.
Shenan Chuang turned Ogilvy China into the world's third biggest ad agency, CNN's Kristie Lu Stout asks how she did it.
Luay al-Khatteeb spoke to CNN about the impact of ISIS' march through northern Iraq, and the militant group's control of some oil fields. He explained how they used the oil fields to raise funds, and how it could impact global prices. This is an edited version of the conversation.
Could you live in 300 square feet? Developers are betting on it with a new wave of luxury micro-condos.
When LEGO released a set of figures collectively called the Research Institute -- featuring a scientist, astronomer and a palaeontologist -- it sold out worldwide within a few days.
A 20-minute drive from Kiev takes you to a neighborhood that feels more like Beverly Hills than central Ukraine.
Oman is looking to open up its interior to tourists and is being helped along the way by a number of international hotel resort brands.
The European Union is spending more than $167 million to soothe the pain being felt by fruit and vegetable farmers hit by Russian food sanctions.
Russia's beef with the west has escalated after the country banned fruit, vegetables, dairy and meat products from a host of Western nations including the U.S., Australia, Canada and those of the European Union.
Usually, airstrikes, rebels seizing control of oil fields and refineries, plus a severe refugee crisis are a recipe for market panic.
Young creatives are piling into working class districts in cities like London and New York. But is the speed of change pricing out long time residents?
A lawyer by day and cake maker by night, Sungeni Mtalimanja turned her passion for baking into a business in Malawi.
Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan has made history as the country's first directly elected president but his ambitious economic plans could be scuttled by the region's volatile geopolitics.
Want to launch a mega-successful Kickstarter campaign? Here's how to do it.
Ojey's Designs Limited is a Kenyan startup specializing in making contemporary furniture from old bicycle parts.
Turkey is positioned as the geographic, economic and political bridge straddling both Asia and Europe. How Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan performs if he secures a first round victory in Sunday's Presidential election will determine if this sizable emerging market can restore its luster as an engine for growth and a regional political force.
Turkey's economy, fattened with foreign investment during its boom-times, has stalled amid warnings its model is unsustainable.
Dubai celebrated its World Expo 2020 win in style but could a property bubble spoil the party?
U.S. President Barack Obama is this week hosting fifty African leaders in Washington D.C. It's an event the White House has dubbed "historic," and it's designed to promote trade and investment.
CNN spoke to Aerin Lauder, granddaughter of make-up mogul Estee Lauder, about creating her own lifestyle brand.
The economic blockade has brought Gaza to its knees but can this isolation ever be reversed?
If you're still querying any economic freeze between Russia and the West, digest this line from VTB bank the day Europe's sanctions took effect: The European Union "have gone against their own interests to do the bidding of their senior colleagues from across the ocean," the Russian financial giant said.
People across the world are launching local currencies -- and you can too.
Luxury apartments in Tehran are lying empty thanks to uncertainty caused by international sanctions.
The West has slapped stringent sanctions on Russia in response to the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, believed by the U.S. and others to have been shot down with a Russia-supplied Buk missile system by eastern Ukraine rebels.
The recent controversy over arms sales to Russia reminds me of an interesting exchange during a hustings I took part in during the 2009 European Election campaign.
In Malawi, the craft of bamboo weaving is helping disadvantaged youth rise out of poverty.
The brand name Yukos no longer exists and its former founder Mikhail Khodorkovsky has left Russia after being freed from jail, but a landmark ruling in the Hague released Monday ensures their legacy will live on during a sensitive period of time for Vladimir Putin.
For months, the West has struggled to take a strong stand against Russia for its incursion into Ukraine.
The UK economy has shaken off the European crisis with growth figures that outshine its G7 peers.
With their invasion of Crimea and their support for the violent -- and now murderous -- pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, the Russian government has grossly and blatantly violated international law, international treaties and international norms that have underpinned post-World War II and post- Cold War Europe.
From the sweeping coastlines of Kalamata to the sun-scorched island of Crete, Greece's olive groves have been thriving in the Mediterranean heat for thousands of years.
In the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, not even the notorious traffic congestion can slow the voracious demand for property.
European leaders are under pressure from the U.S. to step up the EU sanctions against Russia, following the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
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Making the jump from model to designer seemed like a natural choice for this young entrepreneur.
Forget the new black. This is the real black.
Preventing cyberattacks is a modern-day challenge for financial institutions, businesses and people.
A smartphone or tablet feature high on your holiday list this year? How about a robot instead?
Amid the hoopla of new super-phones, largely unknown technologies are emerging -- and it will be these that change our lives. Here are seven I predict will help define our future.
For four decades, London's underground transport network has been Bob Mazzer's photographic playground. He has collected surprisingly intimate shots in what, for many, is a most impersonal environment.
Britain has stolen a march in the space race with plans for the world's first spaceport outside the US, which is hoped to be operational by 2018.
Makeup mogul Bobbi Brown started her billion dollar brand with just $10,000 and a lot of determination. This is how she turned her company into a top brand.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it, the old adage goes.
It has generally been easier for women to be in paintings than to have their own work exhibited but now the art world looks set to change.
The 'queen' of Macau's gambling empire is about to unveil a new palace.
Oceans around the globe could inject an extra $50 billion into the world's economy -- if fisheries were sustainably managed, a new report backed by Prince Charles shows.
French officials exploded in outrage after BNP Paribas agreed to plea guilty to criminal charges, pay nearly $9 billion in fines, and have access to dollar clearing suspended for a year for its persistent violations of US economic sanctions against Iran, Cuba and Sudan.
Imagine a skyscraper that cleans the air. You won't have to wait long -- two will soon be built in China.
American teenagers rank below average when it comes to understanding the value of money -- while Chinese kids are the best.
Paper money could be a thing of the past in the UK as the Bank of England prepares polymer notes.
The easy availability of mobile payments and online shopping has led to a rise in cashless payments. But how far off is a truly cashless society?
Crowdfunding gives budding entrepreneurs the power to finance projects.
The UK's first Bitcoin ATM could change the way consumers think about digital currency - and buy coffee.
The Octopus card in Hong Kong is leading to a cashless society quickly.
In 1974, the Mediterranean island of Cyprus was divided in two. Now a new project hopes to bring it back together with plans to create a new Eco-city.
Digital currency is here to stay. Here are the facts about cryptocurrencies.
Walmart has leapfrogged Royal Dutch Shell as the world's largest company, topping the Fortune magazine Global 500 ranking.
New airline routes outline more than new holiday destinations. They can point to emerging markets, too. What 2013-2014 route launches tell us about the world?
The garden is overflowing with weeds and trash is riotously strewn across the lower floors. So how on earth is this property worth $1.1 million?
The Property Mood Map is part of CNN's One Square Meter coverage and gives you the chance to share your attitude to the property market and property ownership in your county. You can then compare your results with CNN.com users all over the world.
In a New Delhi neighborhood, residents line up in the blistering 45 degree Celsius heat (113 Fahrenheit) carrying empty jerry cans and water bottles, waiting for the government water tanker truck to arrive.
From Coco Chanel to DVF, CNN takes a look at fashion designers and the bespoke pieces that launched their careers.
British politicians and EU officials expressed concern on Thursday after it emerged that a seven-year-old article criticising a former Merrill Lynch chief executive was set to be removed from Google's search results.
Macau, the world's biggest casino hub, has overtaken Switzerland in the wealth stakes, being named the world's fourth richest territory by the World Bank.
Call it Abu Dhabi's ivory tower.
Chances are if you bought your favorite coffee in a paper cup this morning, that cup cannot be recycled.
Here's a look at what you need to know about Apple, Inc.
Over the course of my career at BP, from trainee to chief executive, I led two separate lives. The first one involved being the public face of one of the world's largest companies. The second was my private life as a gay man.
From a stock market perspective, the month of June was one of the nastiest on record for the Dubai Financial Market.
Archaeologists are digging deep to uncover the roots of humanity in the region. And every person on the dig is a woman.
Here's a look at what you need to know about Google, Inc.
Jean-Claude Juncker is a step closer to becoming the next president of the European Commission after EU leaders approved his nomination, despite strong opposition from Britain.
Meet Teta Isibo, founder of Inzuki Designs, a Rwandan fashion brand fusing traditional craftsmanship with contemporary style.
Fast growing Abu Dhabi carrier Etihad is spreading its wings again by agreeing to a 49% stake in Italian loss-making airline Alitalia.
Sydney is a hot property market but one Australian company is looking to provide more affordable housing in the city by retrofitting old shipping boxes.
The global oil market is on tenterhooks as a result of the violent Sunni insurgency sweeping down from northern Iraq and threatening Baghdad.
A new collection of Getty images, co created by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, shows women in a more diverse light
Entrepreneurs gathering for London's inaugural Technology Week have set the city's east end abuzz.
CNN's African Start-Up hosted a Tweet chat on entrepreneurship on June 19. If you were unable to join us, here's what you missed.
It used to be as simple as folding a piece of paper up your sleeve or writing on the inside of your wrist. But now, as students across the world ready themselves for exam season, cheating is going high tech.
At the last soccer World Cup, it was all about 3D. This time around, it's nothing less than 4K.
It's not easy being Jordan and it is about to become even more difficult, again.
London's inaugural Technology Week is underway, as the United Kingdom's capital promotes its tech stars and shows it can compete with Silicon Valley. Here are five companies to watch, as they pitch to make it big.
Russia's state-controlled energy giant Gazprom said Ukraine will now have to pay for its gas supplies up-front, after last minute talks between the two countries failed.
Energy ministers at Wednesday's OPEC meeting in Vienna agreed to maintain oil production levels, after negotiating in the shadow of flaring violence in the second-biggest city of Iraq, one of the consortium's key producers.