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  • How strong is ISIS?     Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 7:50 AM ET
    Iraqi security forces pull down a flag belonging to Sunni militant group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) during a patrol in the town of Dalli Abbas in Diyala province, June 30, 2014.

    Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group, and CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, discuss President Obama's decision to authorize airstrikes in Iraq.

  • Russia-Ukraine tensions rise     Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 7:46 AM ET

    Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group, and CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, discuss how the escalating situations in Russia and Ukraine are impact on the markets.

  • CHICAGO, Aug 8- With Russia pitting itself against the United States, the European Union and other major trading partners with bans on agricultural imports, an outsized share of the trade dispute is falling where Vladimir Putin may never have expected: On the almond growers of central California.

  • *NATO chief accuses Russia of "reckless" policy in Ukraine. KIEV, Aug 7- The head of NATO called on Russia to "step back from the brink" of war by pulling its troops back from the Ukrainian border and warned further intervention in Ukraine would bring it greater isolation in the world.

  • Is the Russian economy on the verge of collapse? Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 3:24 PM ET

    "The economy is so unstable and will not survive at the current pace. And Russia does not make anything on its own," said one oligarch.

  • Around 90 new meat plants in Brazil were immediately approved to export beef, chicken and pork to Russia and the South American nation is already working to increase its exports of corn and soybeans sales to Russian buyers, Brazil's secretary of agricultural policy, Seneri Paludo, said on Thursday.

  • Russia banning US poultry imports     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 2:06 PM ET

    Discussing if there will be a big impact from Russia's decision to ban U.S. poultry imports into the country, with USA Poultry & Egg Export Council's Jim Sumner.

  • *Russia bans all meat, fish, poultry, dairy, fruit and veg from US, EU, Canada, Australia, Norway. MOSCOW/ DONETSK, Ukraine, Aug 7- Moscow banned imports of most food from the West on Thursday in retaliation against sanctions over Ukraine, a stronger than expected measure that isolates Russian consumers from world trade to a degree unseen since Soviet days.

  • Russia issues imports ban     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 2:03 PM ET

    Russia has issued import bans on Western food. Lauren Goodrich, Stratfor senior Eurasia analyst, discusses what outcome Russian President Putin really wants to come from this.

  • Why it's time to invest in Russia     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 1:39 PM ET

    John Lekas, Leader Capital CIO, explains why there is a terrific opportunity to invest in Russia right now.

  • *NATO chief accuses Russia of "reckless" policy in Ukraine. KIEV, Aug 7- The head of NATO called on Russia to "step back from the brink" of war by pulling its troops back from the Ukrainian border and warned further intervention in Ukraine would bring it greater isolation in the world.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his government to adopt the measures in response to Western economic sanctions on Russia's defense, oil and financial sectors over Moscow's support for rebels waging an insurrection in east Ukraine.

  • Russian shoppers face life without imported delicacies Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 12:05 PM ET

    *Russia bans Western food imports to retaliate against sanctions. MOSCOW, Aug 7- TsUM department store once showcased the Soviet Union's meager offering of consumer goods.

  • Paludo said around 90 new plants in Brazil had already been approved to export beef, chicken and pork to Russia. Russia banned all imports of U.S. food products as well as fruit and vegetables from the European Union on Wednesday after President Vladimir Putin ordered retaliation for Western sanctions against Moscow over the Ukraine crisis.

  • *Kiev suspends ceasefire near MH17 crash site. KIEV, Aug 7- NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk discussed possible Western alliance support for Ukraine's defensive strength on Thursday, while more of its troops were killed in fresh clashes with separatists.

  • *Russia originally blamed food standards from Polish apple ban. NOWE GROBICE, Poland, Aug 7- Slawomir Kedzierski's workers had just finished loading 20 tonnes of Polish apples onto two trucks destined for Russia when news came through of the embargo.

  • MOSCOW/ KIEV, Aug 7- Moscow imposed a total ban on imports of many Western foods on Thursday in retaliation against sanctions over Ukraine, a stronger than expected measure that isolates Russian consumers from world trade to a degree unseen since Soviet days.

  • LONDON, Aug 7- Russian bond yields surged to multi-year highs on Thursday as food import restrictions fanned inflation fears, while the rouble hit new 4-1/ 2 month lows, leading a swathe of emerging currencies slipping against the dollar.

  • *Tensions between Russia and the West run high. LONDON, Aug 7- Gold edged lower on Thursday after rising more than 1 percent the previous day as a firmer dollar offset concerns that tensions between Russia and the West over Ukraine could escalate.

  • Russia still mulling food import ban -agency Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 1:39 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Aug 7- Russia's food safety watchdog on Thursday said its spokesman's comments on threatened retaliatory bans of food imports from the United States and European Union reflected his personal views, as a list of targeted items had yet to be approved.