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  • Russia rebuffs West on Crimea amid Paris talks Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 2:50 PM ET
    People hold placards Ukrainian flags and a banner during a demonstration to support Ukraine's Pro-European protesters on March 5, 2014 in Paris.

    Russia shrugged off Western demands to withdraw forces in Ukraine's Crimea region to their bases amid a day of high-stakes diplomacy in Paris.

  • Can Russia take my Pepsi? Consumer brands at risk Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 2:29 PM ET
    CEO of PepsiCo Indra Nooyi speaks at the official opening of a PepsiCo bottling plant in Domodedovo, near Moscow, on July 8, 2009.

    The risk of economic sanctions against Russia poses risk to Western companies. The most vulnerable include consumer brands.

  • State Dept.: No agreements made between Kerry & Lavrov

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera provides insight on the meeting between Secretary of State John Kerry and the foreign ministers of France, Britain, Russia and Ukraine.

  • Putin's American payroll   Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 1:50 PM ET
    Putin's American payroll

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on how much and where the Russian Federation is spending in the United States.

  • Ukraine FM: Freezing assets of 18 Ukrainians   Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 1:31 PM ET
    Ukraine FM: Freezing assets of 18 Ukrainians

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports UK's Finance Minister Osborne has announced the freezing of 18 Ukrainians' assets.

  • Bizarre scene: UN envoy takes refuge in coffee shop Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 12:57 PM ET
    Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych, left, greets United Nations Special Coordinator Robert Serry prior their talks in Kiev, Jan. 29, 2014.

    The U.N. deputy secretary-general has denied reports from Ukrainian officials that a U.N. special envoy was kidnapped in Crimea.

  • Russia rebuffs West on Crimea ahead of talks Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 12:31 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    Russia said it could not order "self-defense" forces in Ukraine's Crimea region back to their bases ahead of crucial ministerial talks in Paris.

  • Cyberattacks get bigger, smarter, more damaging Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 12:08 PM ET

    Crashing websites and overwhelming data centres, a new generation of cyber attacks is costing millions and straining the structure of the Internet.

  • U.S. PR firms push Russian & Ukraine agenda in D.C.   Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
    U.S. PR firms push Russian & Ukraine agenda in D.C.

    CNBC's Eamon Javers talks about the PR firms that are working for Vladimir Putin's Russian Government in the United States and in particular Washington D.C. However, the Russians aren't the only ones playing this game.

  • EU unveils $15 billion aid package   Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 11:09 AM ET
    EU unveils $15 billion aid package

    NBC's Ian Williams reports the European Union is ready to provide $15 billion in aid to Ukraine in efforts to stabilize its economy.

  • Expect weak growth in Russia this year: Pro   Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Expect weak growth in Russia this year: Pro

    Christian Keller, head of emerging market research at Barclays, says Russia will not see strong growth this year, after the Ukraine crisis hit the country's economy.

  • Europeans more in bed with Putin than let on   Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 10:45 AM ET
    Europeans more in bed with Putin than let on

    in today's Santelli Exchange, Holman Jenkins, Jr., Wall Street Journal columnist, discusses Europe's dependency on Russian gas.

  • Diplomacy & the end game   Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 9:47 AM ET
    Diplomacy: War on endgames

    NBC's Jim Maceda reports on a flurry of diplomatic efforts by Russia towards Ukraine in the past 24 hours.

  • Who's on Putin's American payroll? Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 9:26 AM ET
    A portion of Russian Embassy complex in Washington, D.C.

    Russia retains a battery of well-paid American public affairs experts and lobbyists, including PR firm Ketchum.

  • Russia's end game in Ukraine   Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 7:16 AM ET
    Russia's end game in Ukraine

    NBC's Jim Maceda provides the latest details out of Moscow and thefeeling is that things seem to be spinning toward a diplomatic solution in Ukraine, he says.

  • Russian missile launch unrelated to Ukraine   Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 3:33 AM ET
    Russian missile launch unrelated to Ukraine

    The Russian missile launch was a regular exercise and not related to the situation in Ukraine reports NBC's Jim Maceda from Moscow.

  • How Ukraine could become 'ungovernable'   Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 2:30 AM ET
    How Ukraine could become 'ungovernable'

    David Dalton, eastern Europe editor at Economist Intelligence Unit and Samuel Greene, founding director of the Russia Institute at King's College London, discuss potential solutions to the Ukraine crisis.

  • What Ukraine needs to do for an IMF deal   Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 1:30 AM ET
    What Ukraine needs to do for an IMF deal

    Dimitry Sologoub, chief economist at Raiffensen Bank Ukraine, comments on the situation in Crimea, Ukraine, and what the main obstacles to a deal with the IMF are.

  • This is what investors should be focusing on   Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 12:50 AM ET
    Have equity markets misdirected its attention?

    Paul Donovan, Global Economist, Managing Director at UBS, says investors should focus on the broader implications of the Ukraine crisis, such as the risk of sanctions being applied.

  • Ukraine still in 'delicate' situation: Pro   Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 12:06 AM ET
    Ukraine still in 'delicate' situation: Pro

    While tensions have eased in Ukraine, Hans Goetti, Head of Investment Asia at Banque Internationale A Luxembourg, says the situation remains 'delicate'.