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  • 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.

  • Russian Ruble slightly weaker     Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 6:33 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera provides insight into the Crimeans' referendum vote to leave Ukraine and join Russia, and the current condition of the Russian market.

  • US & EU expected to impose sanctions: Pro     Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 6:16 AM ET

    Dr. Leon Aron, American Enterprise Institute director of Russian studies, thinks the United States will impose sanctions on Russia in conjunction with the European Union as early as Monday morning.

  • The EU is to discuss possible sanctions against Russian officials, who are behind the country's "illegal" decisions and actions in Ukraine says Linas Linkevicius, Lithuanian foreign minister.

  • Crimea: Russia 'can take its time'     Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    Lilit Gevorgyan, CIS analyst at IHS Global Insight, discusses Russia following the Crimean referendum to join the country and how increased tensions between Russia and the West could impact investments.

  • MOSCOW, March 17- Russian Industry Minister Denis Manturov said on Monday he favoured the idea of providing state support to indebted coal and steel group Mechel. "It makes no sense in bankrupting Mechel today," Manturov told reporters in Moscow. "It will be far more effective to provide state support."

  • *Siemens leads Russia- exposed risers as sanctions awaited. LONDON, March 17- European stocks nosed up on Monday with a major index recovering from its lowest level in more than a month after Sunday's referendum over whether Crimea will join Russia passed without violence and as anticipated sanctions have yet to materialise.

  • What will Russia do with Crimea?     Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 5:15 AM ET

    Tina Fordham, senior global political analyst at Citi, highlights Russia currently has "no legal mechanism" in place to absorb Crimea and that the status the region would have remains undetermined.