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  • *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.

  • Reporters vent on Twitter about Sochi hotels Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 10:20 AM ET
    Construction work continues apace outside the Gorki Plaza East hotel in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014.

    Reporters are turning to Twitter to vent about substandard hotel rooms in Sochi, Russia, the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics, The Washington Post reported.

  • AT&T protests Russia's antigay law     Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 8:25 AM ET

    AT&T has become the first major advertiser to protest Russia's antigay law, reports the "Squawk Box" crew.

  • "Time is on our side", says EU in showdown over Ukraine Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 6:28 AM ET

    *EU sets out its case for drawing in Ukraine, says offer remains. *Message underlines Europe's battle of ideals with Russia. BRUSSELS, Feb 5- If there is a consistent message the European Union has tried to send since Ukraine rejected a trade deal last November in favour of stronger ties with Moscow, it is that it does not want to end up in a tug-of-war with Russia.

  • *Revenue growth seen 3-5 pct in 2014-2016 vs 5 pct in 2013. MOSCOW, Feb 4- MTS, Russia's biggest mobile phone operator by subscribers, warned sales growth would likely slow during the next three years as a weakening economy curtails consumer demand.

  • MOSCOW, Feb 4- Russia's finance ministry cancelled its weekly domestic bond auctions for the second week in a row on Tuesday, saying in a statement the decision was "based on an analysis of current market conditions". Emerging markets such as Russia have been hit hard this year by outflows from investors following the U.S.

  • MOSCOW, Feb 4- Russia's finance ministry cancelled its weekly domestic bond auctions for the second week in a row on Tuesday, saying in a statement the decision was "based on an analysis of current market conditions". Emerging markets such as Russia have been hit hard this year by outflows from investors following the U.S.

  • Why Sochi Olympics is worth the $50 billion Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 9:09 AM ET
    Construction under way at Gorki Village Krasnaya Polyana to get ready for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia

    The Sochi Winter Olympics will be the most expensive in history, but every penny is worth it, says YPO member Christopher Van Riet.

  • Hungary and Russia in crosshairs for rate hikes Monday, 3 Feb 2014 | 12:34 PM ET
    A woman walks past the boards listing foreign currency rates against the Russian ruble as she leaves an exchange office in central Moscow, on January 31, 2014.

    Investors bet Hungary and Russia will be the next emerging economies forced to defend their currencies after India, Turkey and South Africa.

  • *Hungary, Russia under pressure to raise rates next. LONDON, Feb 3- After abrupt interest rate rises in India, Turkey and South Africa, investors are now betting that Hungary and Russia will be the next emerging economies forced to defend their currencies, even though their finances look very different.

  • MOSCOW, Feb 3- Russian hypermarkets retailer Lenta is to list its shares in London, the company said on Monday, potentially raising at least $1 billion and tapping the demand from investors for consumer-focused businesses buoyed by Russia's rising middle class.

  • ZAPORIZHZHYA, Ukraine, Jan 31- A city in Russian-speaking eastern Ukraine built on industry and blue collar workers, Zaporizhzhya is not normally a place of revolution. In a 2010 election, 71 percent of voters there backed President Viktor Yanukovich, and it has long been a bastion of support for his Party of Regions.