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NBC's Jim Maceda reports Ukraine's government has reached a tentative agreement to end the recent crisis that has brought days of violence to Kiev.
*Sentencing delayed until after Sochi Games. MOSCOW, Feb 21- A Russian judge on Friday convicted eight defendants of assaulting police during a protest against Vladimir Putin, in what activists called a "show trial" designed to make clear the president would tolerate no dissent.
CNBC's Brian Sullivan reports the latest highlights from Olympic competition and tries his hand at curling.
Ukraine President Yanukovych has the power to murder people but he can't keep them off the streets, says John Herbst, former US Ambassador to Ukraine, sharing his perspective on the recent clashes between anti-government protester and police in the Ukraine. I think Russia's Putin wants Yanukovych to restore order by any means possible, says Herbst.
Ukraine's government says a tentative resolution to the recent crisis has been reached, reports NBC's Jim Maceda, with the latest details.
CNBC's Brian Sullivan reports the latest highlights from Olympic competition in figure skating and U.S. women's hockey. Also an update on the recent medal count.
*China and India boost imports of Iranian crude. LONDON, Feb 21- Brent crude oil slipped below $110 a barrel on Friday but remained on course for its highest weekly close this year, as supply disruptions in Africa have tightened the market.
*Iran is major backer of Assad. LONDON/ ANKARA, Feb 21- As Syria's war nears the start of its fourth year, Iran has stepped up support on the ground for President Bashar al-Assad, providing elite teams to gather intelligence and train troops, sources with knowledge of military movements say.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera talks to Kirill Dmitriev, Russian Direct Investment Fund CEO, about his fund's efforts to co-partner with other sovereign funds to invest in Russia.
KIEV, Feb 21- Four years ago next Tuesday, Viktor Yanukovich was sworn in as Ukraine's president, sweet vindication after his first election victory was reversed in 2005 by the largely peaceful Orange Revolution.
*China and India boost imports of Iranian crude. LONDON, Feb 21- Brent crude oil slipped towards $110 a barrel on Friday but remained on course for its highest weekly close this year, as supply disruptions in Africa tighten the market.
CNBC's Brian Sullivan reports the U.S. women's Olympic hockey team lost to Canada 3-2 in overtime.
CNBC's Brian Sullivan jumps on a skeleton slider and gets in a bobsled with members of the U.S. 4-man bobsled team.
Russia is building its own Silicon Valley known as Skolkovo. CNBC's Brian Sullivan looks at the promise of the planned high-tech facility, and Uber's entrance into the Russian market.
CNBC's Brian Sullivan gives a medal count from Sochi, and looks at the stumble of 15-year old Russian figure skater Julia Lipnitskaia.
CNBC's Brian Sullivan reports the European Union has approved sanctions against Ukraine officials. Neil Buckley, Financial Times, Eastern European editor, provides insight into today's resurgence of violence in Kiev, Ukraine.
MOSCOW/ LONDON, Feb 20- Ukrainian steel, grain and other commodity export deals have virtually ground to a halt as violence in Kiev that has killed dozens this week triggered fears of port closures and defaults, driving up risk premiums on prices for future shipments.
MOSCOW, Feb 20- Russian Internet companies Mail.Ru and Yandex may seek to list their shares in Moscow to add to primary listings in London and New York, they said on Thursday. London- listed Mail.Ru' s chief financial officer Matthew Hammond said the company plans to list its shares in Moscow in the near future.
LONDON, Feb 20- The London Metal Exchange risks having to repeat arduous preparations it made for reform of its global warehouse system if Russian aluminium giant Rusal wins a British judicial review on grounds including human rights.
CNBC's Brian Sullivan reports USA and Canada will face off in women's hockey shortly at Sochi.