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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • European markets close: Recoup losses     Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including concerns for Volvo and AbbVie's deal with Shire PLC.

  • MH17: Should a ceasefire be agreed?     Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Andrew Wood, associate fellow for the Russia and Eurasia at Chatham House, says the European Union should respond with heightened sanctions to the downing of the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane.

  • US-EU trade talks sour amid chlorine chicken fears Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 7:25 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— Visions of chlorine-drenched chickens and the prospect of genetically modified "Frankenfood" invading dinner tables across the European Union are proving serious impediments to the signing of a sweeping free trade agreement between the United States and the 28- country bloc.

  • Ian Bond, director of foreign policy at the Centre for European Reform and Carlo Gallo, founder of Enquirisk, discuss the plane crash in eastern Ukraine and the possibility of more sanctions on Russia.

  • *Ecuador joins Colombia, Peru in group with EU trade deals. BRUSSELS/ QUITO July 17- Ecuador sealed a free-trade deal with the European Union on Thursday, giving the Andean nation greater access to the EU's 500 million consumers and offering the EU's fragile economy another market for its cars, whisky and luxury goods.

  • European markets close: Russian sanctions     Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including concern over the effect of Russian sanctions and Volkswagen denies it's making a bid for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

  • Who will the sanctions hurt the most?     Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    Frank Schauff, CEO of the Association of European Businesses, argues that the latest U.S. sanctions against Russia will impact European businesses.