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  • Russia retaliates to sanctions, bars 9 US officials Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 1:51 PM ET
    Russia has imposed sanctions on nine U.S. officials including John Boehner, Harry Reid and John McCain, in response to U.S. sanctions imposed on Russia.

    Russia says it has imposed entry bans on nine U.S. lawmakers and officials in retaliation to Washington's sanctions over Crimea.

  • European stocks closed slightly higher on Thursday, despite concerns about the unwinding of ultra-easy monetary policy in the U.S.

  • S&P revises outlook on Russian Federation  Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 1:38 PM ET

    CNBC's Dominic Chu reports the S&P has revised its credit outlook on the Russian Federation from stable to negative.

  • CNBC's Eamon Javers reports President Obama announced the U.S. will sanction an additional 20 Russian officials.

  • Russia's actions are 'unacceptable': Cameron  Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 12:47 PM ET

    U.K. prime minister David Cameron calls on the EU to act with a "clear and united voice" to sanction Russia's "unacceptable" behavior.

  • Russia should be suspended from G8: Lithuania  Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 12:40 PM ET

    Political and diplomatic isolation will hurt Putin's pride says Lithuania president, Dalia Grybauskaité, adding that Russia should be suspended from the G8.

  • Sanctions to hit Russia, EU 'hard': Minister  Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 12:10 PM ET

    Alexander Stubb, Finalnd's minister for European affairs and foreign trade, says that while there isn't much that can be done to counter Russia's annexation of Crimea, Europe is acting in a united way.

  • Pres. Obama sanctions 'key' Russian sectors  Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    President Obama says the U.S. will impose additional sanctions on Russia including on senior officials in Russian government and a bank that provides material support. Additionally, the U.S. will impose sanctions on key sectors of the Russian economy that could potentially disrupt global markets.

  • Obama expands scope of sanctions  Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reacts to President Obama's decision to ratchet up sanctions against Russia including a Russian bank.

  • How the West can effectively sanction Russia  Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 6:35 AM ET

    Nina Schick, policy advisor at OpenEurope, discusses what the future holds for Ukraine and outlines sanctions the West could impose that would "hurt" Russia.

  • Crimea legally Russian by Friday  Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 5:15 AM ET

    We're "seeing history being made" at great speed as from Friday, Crimea will officially and legally be Russian, NBC's Jim Maceda reports, adding that the West is expanding its list of Russian citizens to be sanctioned.

  • Joseph Dayan, executive director at BCS Prime Brokerage, says that several European Union countries have different economic contracts with Russia, making a cohesive sanction plan difficult for the 28-nation bloc.

  • EU leaders to slap more sanctions on Russia?  Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 2:18 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Chatterley, discusses what actions European Union leaders might take against Russia and whether more sanctions are in the pipeline.

  • Are Russian sanctions strong enough?  Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 7:50 PM ET

    Holman Jenkins, Wall Street Journal editorial board, discuss the strength of sanctions against Russia and how targeting individuals would hurt Vladimir Putin and the economy.

  • Obama rules out 'military excursion' in Ukraine Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 6:08 PM ET

    President Obama will push diplomatic efforts to bring pressure on Russia to loosen its grip on Crimea.

  • Where Russia's wealth is outside its borders Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 2:57 PM ET
    A car drives past a billboard promoting a Russian bank on a main road in the southern Cypriot port of Limassol.

    Of the half a trillion dollars held by Russians outside the country, roughly two-thirds is held in accounts in just three countries.

  • White House doles out investment advice on Russia Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 1:30 PM ET
    White House press secretary Jay Carney speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 18, 2014.

    The White House is doling out investment advice on Russia, but not all investors agree with its take.

  • Germans cool to escalating conflict in Russia Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 12:02 PM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin attend a press conference during the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum in June 2013.

    Closely entwined economically with Russia, Germany is a pivotal player in the West's standoff with Russia.

  • Biden warns Russia on 'costs of naked aggression' Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 9:17 AM ET
    Latvian President Andris Berzins (L), and Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite pose with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden prior to a meeting in Vilnius on March 19, 2014.

    Vice President Joe Biden warns Russia that the United States will respond to any aggression against NATO allies.

  • Russia 'hard place' for PE: Blackstone CEO  Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 8:11 AM ET

    Steve Schwarzman, Blackstone Group CEO, shares his thoughts on investing in Russia. We've looked but we haven't found anything at this point, says Schwarzman.