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  • Sen Corker: 'Hallelujah' on new Russian sanctions Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 9:29 AM ET
    Sen. Bob Corker

    Republican Sen. Bob Corker applauds President Obama's newly imposed sanctions on Russia for its role in destabilizing Ukraine.

  • New US sanctions against Russia 'outstanding': Corker  Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 8:44 AM ET

    Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the ranking Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee, tells CNBC he has to give President Barack Obama credit where credit is due.

  • Germany keen to talk to Moscow: Pro  Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 4:35 AM ET

    Carsten Nickel, senior vice president at Teneo Intelligence, discusses Germany's stance on the new Russian sanctions and says the country is keen to keep "talking channels" open.

  • Sanctions: Markets have 'heard this before'  Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    Bill Blain, strategist at Mint Partners, says the latest U.S./EU sanctions on Russia are unlikely to have any effect, especially as the new BRICS' development bank should "change the dynamic".

  • Russian sanctions: Merkel is 'in the driving seat'  Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    Christopher Granville, managing director at Trusted Sources, and Chris Weafer, senior partner at Macro-Advisory, agree that Angela Merkel's role in the negotiations with Russia will be "critical".

  • EU sanctions not major blow, but shows intent: Pro  Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 2:35 AM ET

    Daragh McDowell, senior analyst at Maplecroft, says that the European Union's sanctions on Russia are not a major blow to the country's economy, but it shows the bloc's intent.

  • EU leaders pressure Russia with more sanctions  Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 1:10 AM ET

    European Union leaders imposed further sanctions on Russia, ramping up the pressure on President Vladimir Putin. Europe's leaders talk to CNBC about the move - with some calling for more action.

  • US sanctions will take relations to dead end: Putin Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 8:26 PM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    Russian President Putin warned that U.S. sanctions will take relations with Russia to a "dead end" and damage U.S. business interests.

  • Russia sanctions 'misthought out': Pro  Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Former British ambassador to Russia, Tony Brenton, says the sanctions agreed by EU leaders are "accentuating antagonism" between Russia and the West.

  • President Obama addresses situations in Afghanistan, Iran and diplomatic efforts to end violence between Israel and Hamas. President Obama also announces expanded sanctions against Russian businesses and individuals.

  • Obama widens sanctions against Russia Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 4:16 PM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers remarks about the faltering immigration reform agenda to the news media with in the Rose Garden at the White House June 30, 2014 in Washington, DC

    President Obama escalated sanctions against Russia on Wednesday by targeting a series of large banks and energy and defense firms.

  • Russia tries energy diplomacy close to US shores Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 2:55 PM ET
    A gas drilling operation in Cuba.

    Vladimir Putin swung through Latin America arranging energy deals—but that's not the only thing he hoped to achieve.

  • Investing in Russia more difficult now: Pro  Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 4:50 AM ET

    Martina Bozadzhieva, senior analyst for Central and Eastern Europe at Frontier Strategy group, discusses investing in Ukraine and Russia and says forecasting and putting targets are the main challenges.

  • Is the EU too soft on Russia?  Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 1:35 AM ET

    Riccardo Monti, president of the Italian Trade Agency, discusses the EU/Russia trading relationship and says that while the bloc should put pressure on Russia, it should be done in "a smart way".

  • Individual weaknesses sparked BRICS bank: UBS  Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 7:44 PM ET

    Jorge Mariscal, Regional CIO, Emerging Markets at UBS, says internal weaknesses among BRICS nations was likely the main catalyst for the creation of the new development bank.

  • Having a BRICS bank will be 'reassuring': Pro  Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 11:44 PM ET

    Luca Silipo, Chief Economist for Asia Pacific at Natixis, explains why emerging countries will need a multilateral institution that oversees issues like financing.

  • The significance of a BRICS development bank  Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 6:46 PM ET

    Jim Rickards, Senior Managing Director at Tangent Capital, explains how the new bank differs from the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

  • Russia's Ukraine tactics 'guided by fear: Foreign Min  Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 2:15 AM ET

    Ukraine's deputy minister of foreign affairs Danylo Lubkivsky, says Russia wants to stop Ukraine moving closer to the EU for fear of losing control in the region.

  • We're open to talks with Russia: Ukraine Foreign Min  Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 2:15 AM ET

    Ukraine's deputy minister of foreign affairs Danylo Lubkivsky, says the government is ready to "conduct open and transparent" dialogue with Russia.

  • Putin's 'Eurasian dream falling apart': Pro  Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 2:15 AM ET

    Jan Randolph, director of sovereign risk at IHS, says Putin's strategy to create a "Eurasian dream" has been a "disaster".