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  • Radek Sikorski, Polish foreign minister, discusses EU sanctions against Russia and says phase three sanctions could be introduced "as early as Thursday".

  • There's been a "sea-change in attitude" towards Russia and the conflict in eastern Ukraine, which could lead to a more "practical effect", says Radek Sikorski, Polish foreign minister.

  • *Several ministers call for arms embargo on Russia. BRUSSELS, July 22- The European Union threatened Russia on Tuesday with harsher sanctions over Ukraine that could inflict wider damage on its economy following the downing of a Malaysian airliner, but it delayed action for a few days.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 22- European Union antitrust regulators are preparing to step up investigations of Google Inc's practices on several fronts and are likely to revise certain terms of a settlement involving its search engine that was proposed earlier this year, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

  • *Several ministers call for arms embargo on Russia. BRUSSELS, July 22- The European Union threatened Russia on Tuesday with harsher sanctions over Ukraine that could inflict wider damage on its economy following the downing of a Malaysian airliner, but it delayed action for a few days.

  • European markets end losing streak     Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports Europe breaks its three day losing streak led by building and property stocks.

  • BRUSSELS, July 22- The European Union threatened Russia on Tuesday with harsher sanctions over Ukraine, but failed to back tough talk with any immediate action after France's president signalled the disputed delivery of a warship to Moscow would go ahead.

  • Ukraine needs 'united' EU position: Foreign min     Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Ukraine needs the EU to speak with one voice to stop the "continuous inflow of heavy weaponry" into Russia, says Pavlo Klimkin, Ukrainian foreign minister.

  • EU threatens Russia with sanctions     Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 10:11 AM ET

    NBC's Jim Maceda reports European Union foreign ministers have threatened Russia with harsher sanctions after intelligence suggests pro-Russian separatists shot down Flight MH17.

  • EU ministers consider arms embargo on Russia     Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 7:31 AM ET

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports European ministers are considering placing further sanctions on Russia after the downing of Flight MH17.

  • BRUSSELS, July 22- European Union foreign ministers threatened Russia on Tuesday with harsher sanctions over Ukraine, but tougher talk may not be matched by much action after France's president signalled the disputed delivery of a warship to Moscow would go ahead.

  • BRUSSELS, July 22- European Union foreign ministers threatened Russia on Tuesday with harsher sanctions over Ukraine, but tougher talk may not be matched by much action after France's president signaled the disputed delivery of a warship to Moscow would go ahead.

  • New sanctions to squeeze Putin?     Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 6:11 AM ET

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports European ministers are meeting to discuss placing further sanctions against Russia following the downing of MH17 over Ukraine.

  • The EU should send a clear message to Russia as well as cease all exports of military equipment and technology to Russia, says Edgars Rinkevics, Latvian foreign minister.

  • European markets close: Russian sanctions     Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including losses ahead of tomorrow's EU sanctions meeting and if Putin will in turn impose sanctions against the EU.

  • Scope of latest US sanctions 'limited'     Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 10:40 AM ET

    Apostolos Bantis, credit analyst at Commerzbank, and Pawel Swidlicki, research analyst at Open Europe, discuss the latest U.S. sanctions on Russia and the possibility of harsher sanctions from the EU.

  • MH17 shot down by separatists: UK PM     Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    Russia must end its support to Ukrainian separatists and its attempt to destabilize Ukraine, says U.K. Prime Minister, David Cameron, saying there is evidence of Russian providing training to rebels.

  • It's a 'defining moment for Russia': Cameron     Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    David Cameron, U.K. prime minister, says now is a "defining moment" for Russia and that the EU and the West should be ready to "fundamentally change" their approach to Russia.

  • EU extends Iran sanctions hold-off until November Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 10:34 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— The European Union has agreed to keep holding off on some sanctions against Iran as negotiations continue on a comprehensive deal restricting the Islamic republic's nuclear program. On Saturday, they were extended until Nov. 24. On Monday, the EU extended its suspension of those sanctions, also until Nov. 24.

  • Scotland currency union 'unfeasible', say lawmakers Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 5:48 AM ET
    A shopkeeper erects a British Union flag next to Scottish Saltire flag as he prepares the front of his store for business

    A new report by U.K. lawmakers has found that a currency union is neither "feasible nor desirable" for Scotland or the country it leaves behind.