Vladimir Putin


  • Putin showing disregard for humanity: Expert     Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 10:15 AM ET

    Discussing the international implications of the war in Ukraine and the treatment of the crash site, with former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul.

  • Do Russians still support Putin?     Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 10:04 AM ET

    NBC's Jim Maceda discuss how Russian citizens on the ground are reacting to the tragedy of MH17 and if they still support Vladimir Putin.

  • BRUSSELS, July 21- For all the tough talk, Europe is unlikely to punish Russia over last week's downing of an airliner over Ukraine beyond speeding up the imposition of already agreed individual sanctions when the bloc's foreign ministers meet on Tuesday.

  • Shock turns to anger over MH17     Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 9:07 AM ET

    Anger is rising over the handling of the remains of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, reports NBC's Miguel Almaguer.

  • Putin using energy to blackmail Europe: Sen.     Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 8:41 AM ET

    Sen. Ron Johnson, (R-Wis.), explains why the U.S. needs to get tougher with Russian President Putin.

  • Jason Poblete, Poblete Tamargo attorney, discusses why tougher sanctions on Russia are needed to curb Putin's aggression in the region.

  • *But falls milder than when Ukraine crisis erupted. MOSCOW, July 21- Russian shares slid on Monday to a two-month low as Moscow came under fierce international pressure over the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 and European governments threatened to follow the United States in widening economic sanctions.

  • Markets respond to geopolitical tensions     Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 8:05 AM ET

    Europe is the loser here and China is the big winner, says Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group president, sharing his thoughts on the ripple effects of the crisis in Ukraine and the shooting down of Flight MH17.

  • Putin's propaganda machine     Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 8:03 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    The Russian news media is backing President Putin while disputing U.S. crash allegations, reports NBC's Jim Maceda.

  • Mohamed El-Erian

    Mohamed El-Erian shares his thoughts on how the markets are viewing current geopolitical upheavals.

  • Fighting erupts in Ukraine     Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 7:21 AM ET

    NBC's Keir Simmons reports of fighting near a railway station in east Ukraine's Donetsk as crash investigators arrive.

  • Putin's turning point?     Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 7:13 AM ET

    Roman Popadiuk, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, and Angela Stent, Georgetown University professor, discuss the likelihood of increased sanction against Russia and supplying military support to Ukraine.

  • Geopolitcal hotspots: Middle East & Ukraine     Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 7:10 AM ET

    Secretary Kerry is headed to the Middle East in hopes of brokering a peace deal between the Palestinians and Israel, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers. Also a look at growing concerns in the U.S. over who was responsible for the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

  • China: Don’t rush to blame Russia for MH17 Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 7:03 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jingping attend a welcoming ceremony on May 20, 2014 in Shanghai, China.

    While the West ramps up pressure on Russia over the downing of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner, Moscow is finding some support from the East.

  • Israeli airstrikes pound Gaza again     Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 7:03 AM ET

    NBC's Martin Fletcher reports the death toll is rising in the deadly clash between Israel and Hamas

  • Nina Khrushcheva, The New School professor, discusses the fallout from Russian's relationship with separatists and imposing additional sanctions on Russia. Let's push Putin and see how scared he gets, suggests Khrushcheva.

  • Tensions rise between US & Russia     Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 6:08 AM ET

    Ben White, CNBC contributor, shares his thoughts on the likelihood of imposing tougher sanctions on Russia.

  • NBC's Jim Maceda reports anger is rising over the handling of the remains of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, and Russian President Putin appears unwilling to cut his ties with Ukrainian separatist.

  • LONDON, July 21- Brent crude oil steadied around $107 a barrel on Monday after world powers extended talks with Iran and eased sanctions on the Islamic republic slightly, opening the possibility of an eventual deal and further Iranian oil sales.

  • *U.S. accuses Russia of complicity in shooting down flight MH17. *New European sanctions on Russia may heighten oil risk premium. "There is a fair way to go before the situation turns into something that poses a more clear danger to disruption on oil and gas supplies from Russia," said Ric Spooner, chief markets analyst at CMC Markets in Sydney.