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CNBC's Brian Sullivan reports how the situation in Kiev, Ukraine has put the entire region on edge. Also, women's hockey player Julie Chu was selected to carry the U.S. flag in the closing ceremony.
SAO PAULO/ LONDON, Feb 21- Eastern and Central European bonds and stocks gained on news of a deal on Friday to end a violent standoff in Ukraine, while Brazil's real currency extended gains as market analysts gave a cautious thumbs up to a new fiscal savings plan.
*Sentencing delayed until after Sochi Games. MOSCOW, Feb 21- A Russian judge on Friday convicted eight defendants of rioting and assaulting police at a protest against Vladimir Putin, in what one of his leading critics called a "show trial" designed to make clear the president would tolerate no dissent.
Veronica Voronina, founder of The Anonymous, discusses the growing demand for concierges from wealthy entrepreneurs in Russia and Brazil.
CNBC's Brian Sullivan reports the United States has a total of 25 medals, and Russia currently has 24 medals. And a rewind on some of the most memorable moments for CNBC in Sochi.
A draft agreement has been signed by Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. CNBC's Jim Maceda reviews details of the agreement.
CNBC's Brian Sullivan reports U.S. women's hockey player Julie Chu will carry the U.S. flag in the closing ceremonies and reports Maddie Bowman wins the gold medal in women's ski halfpipe.
NBC's Jim Maceda reports Ukraine's government has reached a tentative agreement to end the recent crisis that has brought days of violence to Kiev.
*Sentencing delayed until after Sochi Games. MOSCOW, Feb 21- A Russian judge on Friday convicted eight defendants of assaulting police during a protest against Vladimir Putin, in what activists called a "show trial" designed to make clear the president would tolerate no dissent.
CNBC's Brian Sullivan reports the latest highlights from Olympic competition and tries his hand at curling.
Ukraine President Yanukovych has the power to murder people but he can't keep them off the streets, says John Herbst, former US Ambassador to Ukraine, sharing his perspective on the recent clashes between anti-government protester and police in the Ukraine. I think Russia's Putin wants Yanukovych to restore order by any means possible, says Herbst.
Ukraine's government says a tentative resolution to the recent crisis has been reached, reports NBC's Jim Maceda, with the latest details.
CNBC's Brian Sullivan reports the latest highlights from Olympic competition in figure skating and U.S. women's hockey. Also an update on the recent medal count.
*China and India boost imports of Iranian crude. LONDON, Feb 21- Brent crude oil slipped below $110 a barrel on Friday but remained on course for its highest weekly close this year, as supply disruptions in Africa have tightened the market.
*Iran is major backer of Assad. LONDON/ ANKARA, Feb 21- As Syria's war nears the start of its fourth year, Iran has stepped up support on the ground for President Bashar al-Assad, providing elite teams to gather intelligence and train troops, sources with knowledge of military movements say.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera talks to Kirill Dmitriev, Russian Direct Investment Fund CEO, about his fund's efforts to co-partner with other sovereign funds to invest in Russia.
KIEV, Feb 21- Four years ago next Tuesday, Viktor Yanukovich was sworn in as Ukraine's president, sweet vindication after his first election victory was reversed in 2005 by the largely peaceful Orange Revolution.
*China and India boost imports of Iranian crude. LONDON, Feb 21- Brent crude oil slipped towards $110 a barrel on Friday but remained on course for its highest weekly close this year, as supply disruptions in Africa tighten the market.
CNBC's Brian Sullivan reports the U.S. women's Olympic hockey team lost to Canada 3-2 in overtime.
CNBC's Brian Sullivan jumps on a skeleton slider and gets in a bobsled with members of the U.S. 4-man bobsled team.