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  • IMF's Lagarde: Team is on way to Ukraine     Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 10:33 AM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports the IMF is sending a team to the Ukraine to meet with the interim government to see if they require bailout assistance.

  • Turmoil in Ukraine     Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 10:11 AM ET

    Ukraine's acting president is warning Russia against any military aggression in Crimea and suspected pro-Russian gunmen seized a regional governmental headquarters and parliament in the area. NBC's Jim Maceda reports.

  • SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine, Feb 27- Armed men seized the parliament in Ukraine's Crimea region on Thursday and raised the Russian flag, alarming Kiev's new rulers, who urged Moscow not to abuse its navy base rights on the peninsula by moving troops around.

  • How to get a job at Google: Friedman     Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 8:36 AM ET

    Thomas Friedman, The New York Times foreign affairs columnist, discusses his takeaways after interviewing Laszlo Bock, Google's head of human resources. Google doesn't put a lot of stock in GPAs and to some extent college degrees now, the company cares about what you do with what you know, says Friedman.

  • Thomas Friedman, The New York Times foreign affairs columnist, discusses the economic and political toll of helping a country like Ukraine.

  • Thomas Friedman, The New York Times foreign affairs columnist, shares his thoughts on turmoil in Syria, and Russia's role in Ukraine's revolution. This is really strategic for the Russians to project themselves as a global superpower, says Friedman.

  • *J.C. Penney and Best Buy rally in premarket after results. NEW YORK, Feb 27- U.S. stock index futures fell on Thursday, with the S&P 500 poised to recede further from record levels amid political uncertainty in Ukraine and ahead of comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

  • US role in helping Ukraine     Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 7:17 AM ET

    Western economic aid to Ukraine is slow to come, reports CNBC's Steve Liesman, with the latest details on rising tensions in the area. There has to be a government in place first, says Liesman.

  • MOSCOW, Feb 27- Viktor Yanukovich said on Thursday he was still president of Ukraine and warned its "illegitimate" rulers that people in the southeastern and southern regions would never accept mob rule.

  • MOSCOW, Feb 27- Ukraine's Viktor Yanukovich said on Thursday he was still the legitimate president of his country and that people in its southeastern and southern regions would never accept the "lawlessness" brought by leaders chosen by a mob. Russian news agencies quoted a statement by Yanukovich as saying he had asked Moscow to guarantee his personal safety.

  • SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine, Feb 27- Armed men seized the regional government headquarters and parliament in Ukraine's Crimea on Thursday and raised the Russian flag, alarming Kiev's new rulers, who urged Moscow not to abuse its navy base rights on the peninsula by moving troops around.

  • SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine, Feb 27- Armed men seized the regional government headquarters and parliament in Ukraine's Crimea on Thursday and raised the Russian flag, alarming Kiev's new rulers, who urged Moscow not to abuse its navy base rights on the peninsula by moving troops around.

  • *German veteran says Russia needs help to swallow Ukraine setback. PARIS, Feb 27- The European Union should engage Russia with a far-reaching offer of free trade and eventual visa-free travel to help it overcome anger at seeing Ukraine drift away from Moscow's orbit, a veteran German troubleshooter says.

  • Ukraine slightly increases gas imports from Russia Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 4:56 AM ET

    *Russia cut gas price for Ukraine in December. MOSCOW, Feb 27- Ukraine's state energy company Naftogaz has slightly increased gas imports from Russia this week, buying some 29.3 million cubic metres on Feb. 25, two industry sources told Reuters on Thursday.

  • Ukraine: Leadership introduces cabinet     Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 1:22 AM ET

    Ukraine's new leadership introduced its cabinet on Wednesday evening, comprising known technocrats and new figures as Russian "war games" get into motion, reports NBC's Jim Maceda from Moscow.

  • Russian president Vladimir Putin dispatched army troops to Ukraine's borders for a military exercise, days after the fall of Viktor Yanukovych. The U.S. has warned any military intervention would be a "grave mistake". NBC's Richard Engel reports.

  • 150,000 troops in war games Moscow says unrelated to Ukraine. SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine/ KIEV, Feb 27- Ukraine's protest leaders named the ministers they want to form a new government following the overthrow of President Viktor Yanukovich, as an angry Russia put 150,000 troops on high alert in a show of strength.

  • Former Defense Secretary William Cohen weighs in on the "serious" situation in Ukraine. Cohen says it is in Russia's interest to cooperate and see a stable Ukraine.

  • Russia tests battle readiness     Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 4:35 PM ET

    NBC's Andrea Mitchell spoke with Secretary of State John Kerry about Vladimir Putin's orders to put the military to test its readiness.

  • *150,000 troops in war games Moscow says unrelated to Ukraine. *NATO says it backs Ukraine's territorial integrity, borders. SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine/ KIEV, Feb 26- Ukraine's protest leaders on Wednesday named ministers they want to form a new government following the overthrow of President Viktor Yanukovich, as Russia put troops on high alert in a show of strength.