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  • Pres. Obama authorizes sanctions on Russia     Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 10:45 AM ET

    President Barack Obama announces a series of sanctions against Russia and warned of further measures. Obama said, "Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity must be respected and international law must be upheld."

  • Global markets waiting on Putin     Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 10:34 AM ET

    Discussing what Ukraine means for global markets, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Crimea already feels like Russia: Reporter     Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 10:25 AM ET

    Crimea voted to secede from Ukraine and join Russia, a move declared illegal by western leaders, reports NBC's Ian Williams.

  • President Obama imposes sanctions over Ukraine Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 10:20 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    Obama's executive order issued Monday names seven Russian government officials, after Crimea's vote to secede from Ukraine.

  • *Gold heads for biggest quarterly gain in 27 years. LONDON, March 17- Gold hit its highest in six months on Monday as appetite for risk remained cautious following Crimea's vote to break from Ukraine and Western countries' sanctions on Moscow and Kiev officials.

  • *Gazprom's shares down 1.1 pct, bucking a rising broader Moscow market. MOSCOW, March 17- Russia's top natural gas producer Gazprom is considering making changes to contracts to keep its European customers on board despite western sanctions on Russia over Ukraine, the Vedomosti newspaper said on Monday.

  • President Obama has signed a new executive order expanding on sanctions imposed in an executive order less than two weeks ago. The White House will block the assets of certain Russian officials, as well as a travel ban.

  • What the Russians want from Ukraine     Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 9:16 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Sedgwick reports on comments made by Ukrainian member of Parliament Vitali Klitschko about whether the Russians have what they want from Ukraine.

  • LONDON, March 17- The euro held within sight of long-term highs against the dollar on Monday, resisting selling after a dip in euro zone inflation, the latest indicator to argue for outright money-printing by the European Central Bank to support growth.

  • *Russia set to include Crimea to its territory. MOSCOW, March 17- Russia's government acknowledged for the first time on Monday that the economy was in crisis, undermining earlier attempts by officials to suggest albeit weakening growth could weather sanctions over Ukraine.

  • FRANKFURT, March 17- Shares in troubled utility RWE rose after it reached a deal to sell its oil and gas production arm to investors led by Russian tycoon Mikhail Fridman for 5.1 billion euros, a high price but the group will lose one of its main profit drivers.

  • Crimea nationalises energy companies - report Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 8:03 AM ET

    MOSCOW, March 17- The parliament of Ukraine's Crimea voted on Monday to nationalise energy companies Chornomornaftohaz and Ukrtransgaz, according to a statement on the parliament's website.

  • Crimeans vote to join Russia     Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 8:02 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Sedgwick reports on the concerns in Ukraine after Crimea voted to join Russia.

  • UPDATE 1-RWE's shares gain on $7.1 billion DEA deal Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, March 17- Shares in troubled utility RWE rose after it reached a deal to sell its oil and gas production arm to investors led by Russian tycoon Mikhail Fridman for 5.1 billion euros, a high price but the group will lose one of its main profit drivers.

  • Kremlin reporter: Russia could turn US to 'ash' Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 7:48 AM ET
    Russian television journalist Dmitry Kiselyov.

    A Kremlin-backed journalist issued a warning to the U.S. about Moscow's nuclear capabilities.

  • CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports Russian broadcaster Dmitry K. Kiselyov stunned viewers on comments made about Russia's power.

  • *Gold heads for biggest quarterly gain in 27 years. LONDON, March 17- Gold hit its highest in six months on Monday as cautious investors remained risk averse after Western countries issued warnings of more sanctions on Moscow following Crimea's vote to break from Ukraine.

  • CNBC's Steve Sedgwick speaks to former Ukrainian Foreign Minister and current Ukrainian member of Parliament Petro Poroshenko about Russia's interest in Crimea. It will be announced next week whether Poroshenko is up for election to be Ukraine's next president.

  • MOSCOW, March 17- Russian Industry Minister Denis Manturov said on Monday he supported the idea of providing state support to indebted coal and steel group Mechel, sending the company's shares higher.

  • The EU will "have to stick to its guns" regarding Russian sanctions following the "illegal" referendum in Crimea, says Radek Sikorski, Polish foreign minister.