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  • Attempted hijack of plane to Sochi     Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 12:38 PM ET

    A Ukrainian passenger claimed to have a bomb aboard a flight bound for Istanbul, Turkey, and demanded the plane be diverted to Sochi, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Live-culture wars: US, Russia wrangle over Chobani Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 11:37 AM ET
    Snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis hands out Chobani at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Countdown in New York's Times Square on Oct. 29, 2013.

    Plenty of behind-the-scenes maneuvering it taking place to get a huge Chobani shipment sent to Sochi for Team USA.

  • Olympic volunteers trained to smile     Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Russians don't consider smiling "sophisticated," reports CNBC's Carl Quintanilla with a look at one of the ways the host country is preparing to welcome visitors to the Olympics. Also a preview of what's on tap this weekend.

  • Looking ahead to opening ceremony     Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 10:21 AM ET

    CNBC's Carl Quintanilla previews the opening ceremony of the Sochi games and explains why this is the most expensive Olympics ever.

  • Olympic Park on lockdown ahead of games     Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 9:48 AM ET

    They are calling it the most extensive security operation in the history of sports, reports CNBC's Carl Quintanilla, with the latest details on the Olympic Games from Sochi, Russia.

  • *Washington, Brussels share goals, differ on tactics. KIEV, Feb 7- A top U.S. diplomat tried to play down the damage to Washington's diplomacy in Ukraine from a leaked telephone call, but German Chancellor Angela Merkel called an obscene remark about the EU "absolutely unacceptable."

  • AT&T CEO on condemnation of Russia's anti-gay law Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 8:01 AM ET
    The Olympic Cauldron is tested by fire crews at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Park in the Costal Cluster on January 27, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

    The decision to become the first major Olympics sponsor to protest Russia's anti-gay law was a "pretty easy call," AT&T chief Randall Stephenson says.

  • KIEV, Feb 7- Ukraine's central bank tried to dampen fears about its currency on Friday after imposing new capital controls to bolster the hryvnia that banks said were likely to cripple trade and lead to a currency black market.

  • Let the Olympics Games begin!     Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 6:46 AM ET

    The Olympic torch traveled almost 35,000 miles in 123 days to arrive at the opening ceremonies in Sochi, Russia, reports CNBC's Carl Quintanilla.

  • Will Sochi boost the Russian economy?     Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 5:20 AM ET

    Pavel Laberko, fund manager at UBP, discusses the Olympics' economic impact and points out that over half of the money spent on Sochi was actually used to build or update the region's infrastructure.

  • Russia's economic challenges     Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 12:37 AM ET

    Angela Stent, Author of 'The Limits of Partnership: U.S.-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century' says Russia is probably the weakest country out of the BRIC economies.

  • *Cold War echoes as Moscow warns it could intervene in Ukraine. KIEV, Feb 7- An east-west struggle over Ukraine turned nastier as Moscow accused the United States of fomenting a coup and Washington pointed a finger at Russia for leaking a recording of U.S. diplomats discussing how to shape a new government in Kiev.

  • Jamaican bobsled team gets gear back     Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 12:45 PM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports from Sochi, where facility preparation is "mostly done." Also, the gear for the Jamaican bobsled team has arrived after being thoroughly checked in customs.

  • *China has become top buyer of Russian oil, outstripping Germany. *Company will ship 7 mln tonnes via Kazakhstan to China. MOSCOW, Feb 6- Russia's biggest oil producer Rosneft will export an additional 9 million tonnes of oil to China this year and is continuing talks to increase eastbound crude supplies further, the company said on Thursday.

  • Let the Olympic Games begin, but first...     Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 6:42 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera provides a preview of the Olympic Games ahead of Friday's opening ceremonies, with last-minute preparations still underway.

  • The Olympic Cauldron is tested by fire crews at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Park in the Costal Cluster on January 27, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

    NBC News' Pete Williams is reporting the U.S. government has sent an advisory to airlines flying to Russia warning them of potential explosives in toothpaste tubes, with CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • ANALYSIS-Emerging markets buffeted by bipolar world Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    LONDON, Feb 5- Ailing emerging markets are caught between a rock and a hard place- Washington and Beijing to be more precise. For much of 2013, the investor narrative was that currencies and stock markets from Mumbai to Moscow and Istanbul to Johannesburg were running aground as Federal Reserve largesse ebbed away.

  • DeVry condemns Russia's anti-gay law     Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 2:55 PM ET

    DeVry University has joined AT&T to condemn Russia's anti-gay law, reports Mandy Drury.

  • Countdown to Sochi: Cybersecurity worries     Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 2:51 PM ET

    NBC News Richard Engel reports from Sochi, saying many facilities are being built last minute. Also, Engel provides insight into the surveillance at the Olympics.

  • Welcome to Sochi: You’re hacked! Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 12:31 PM ET

    NBC’s Richard Engel experimented with two brand-new computers to see how soon after connecting them to the Internet he would get hacked.