• Olympic heartbreak for Russia     Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 2:28 PM ET

    CNBC's Brian Sullivan reports the Russian hockey team has been eliminated from Olympic competition and provides a medal count from Sochi.

  • Ukraine under a one man rule     Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 2:11 PM ET

    Adrian Karatnycky, Atlantic Council senior fellow, explains why Ukrainians have turned on Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych.

  • Ukraine at brink of possible civil war     Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 2:05 PM ET

    CNBC's Brain Sullivan reports Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych has replaced the head of the army. Neil Buckley, Financial Times, Eastern Europe editor, provides insight on the Ukrainian uprising.

  • Russia's brand new ski resort     Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 1:37 PM ET

    Russia created a brand new ski resort with the hope it would be used beyond the Sochi Olympics of 2014, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 19- Stock markets around the world mostly dipped on Wednesday as investors held off from making big bets ahead of the release of minutes from the U.S. Gold prices were also near breakeven levels.

  • Russia's RSX down more than 11% YTD     Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 11:28 AM ET

    CNBC's Brian Sullivan reports on the protests and police backlash in Kiev, Ukraine, and how it's impacting the Russian economy.

  • *Shares in Europe, U.S. rise ahead of Fed minutes. NEW YORK, Feb 19- Stock markets around the world rose slightly on Wednesday, continuing their recent advance as investors did not expect anything hinting at a change in monetary policy to be announced in upcoming minutes from the U.S. Gold prices were also near breakeven levels.

  • *European Investment Bank suspends work in Ukraine. BRUSSELS/ LONDON Feb 19- The European Investment Bank said on Wednesday it had frozen its activities in Ukraine after at least 26 people died in the worst violence since the former Soviet republic gained independence.

  • CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera speaks with Al Michaels about the importance of hockey to the country of Russia and what the "Miracle on Ice" meant to USA hockey.

  • Kiev police control much of Independence Square     Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    NBC's Jim Maceda reports violence has killed at least 25 people and hundreds are injured in clashes between protesters and police in Kiev, Ukraine.

  • *China's central bank stirs anxiety. LONDON, Feb 19- The dollar was hovering at its lowest level of the year on Wednesday as investors waited to see if Federal Reserve policymakers had foreseen this month's relatively weak U.S. economic data at their latest meeting.

  • Ukraine explodes in violence     Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 9:11 AM ET

    NBC's Jim Maceda reports at least 10 policemen are dead and hundreds are injured in riots in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev. What began as a peaceful protest against Viktor Yanukovych's decision to reject a trade deal with Europe and tilt toward Russia turned to violent chaos.

  • MOSCOW, Feb 19- Russian state energy company Rosneft is pushing the government for approval on a share issue for Transneft so the pipeline monopoly can finance the expansion of routes to the east, including China.

  • FACTBOX-Russia-China crude oil deals Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 1:34 AM ET

    SINGAPORE, Feb 18- Top oil producer Russia is aiming to eventually triple exports to China to some 1 million barrels per day, seeking to secure market share and billions of dollars in pre-payments.

  • Making US Olympic history     Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 12:35 PM ET

    CNBC's Brian Sullivan provides a medal count from the Sochi Olympics, and reports the U.S. has won its first two-man bobsled medal since 1952.

  • Olympics: US bobsled makes historic run     Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 11:25 AM ET

    CNBC's Brian Sullivan provides an update from the Sochi Olympics, including a historic win for the U.S. two-man bobsled team and more controversy with the U.S. speed skating uniforms.

  • US ice dancing gold medalists on Detroit     Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 10:27 AM ET

    Meryl Davis and Charlie White won the first ever U.S. gold in ice dancing. Both discuss what drew world class ice dancing coaches to Detroit.

  • NHL Commissioner: Olympics impact our season     Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 7:22 AM ET

    NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman discusses the good and bad factors that play a role in the NHL going to the Olympics.

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 18- U.S. crude futures held above $100 on Tuesday, buoyed by a weaker dollar and as frigid weather across North America lifted heating demand. A positive outcome would be negative for oil as sanctions on Tehran would ease, allowing the OPEC producer to export more crude and add to global supply.

  • OTTAWA, Feb 17- Advanced economies must explain their monetary policy approach clearly to the rest of the world and some emerging economies need to strengthen policies in order to soften the financial market volatility during this unprecedented period of transition, a senior Canadian finance official said on Monday.