Vladimir Putin


  • *Russia extends bans on food imports to Romanian beef. MOSCOW, Aug 6- Russia has extended food import bans to Romania, stepping up its response to more biting Western sanctions for its support for separatist rebels in Ukraine, though Moscow's measures could be rebounding on its own economy.

  • What frustrates Americans most: Poll     Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 6:35 AM ET

    More bad news for President Obama, according to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, the president's approval rating hit a new low. CNBC's Eamon Javers has the latest result on how Americans feel about President Obama, Congress, and the economy.

  • EDINBURGH, Aug 6- European shares fell in early deals on Wednesday, with appetite for equities knocked back by a resurgence in geopolitical tension over Ukraine and some weaker than expected earnings reports.

  • Cramer: What the selloff is really about     Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 3:40 PM ET

    CNBC's Jim Cramer weighs in on today's market selloff. Cramer says the impact of the downing of Flight MH17 was a game changer and Putin will win.

  • Buying opportunity in 'punished' Russian stocks: Pro Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 2:18 PM ET

    Ongoing tensions between Russia and Ukraine have shifted opportunities for investors, Franklin Templeton's Katrina Dudley says.

  • The Putin wild card     Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 12:52 PM ET

    The tensions between Ukraine and Russia remain high. Katrina Dudley, Franklin Templeton Mutual European Fund co-manager, discusses the relationship between the EU and Russia, and what's at stake for the investment community.

  • Putin orders gov't response to Western sanctions Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 11:34 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his government to prepare retaliatory measures against the latest round of Western sanctions.

  • Putin tells government to respond to Western sanctions Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 11:16 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Aug 5- Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his government to prepare retaliatory measures against the latest round of Western sanctions, Russian news agencies reported on Tuesday.

  • *Aeroflot gets overflight fees, shares tumble. MOSCOW, Aug 5- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev threatened on Tuesday to retaliate for the grounding of a subsidiary of national airline Aeroflot because of EU sanctions, with one newspaper reporting that European flights to Asia over Siberia could be banned.

  • Geopolitical tensions grow     Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 6:23 AM ET

    David Phillips, Columbia University, discusses the heightening conflict between Israel and Gaza, and explains the root cause of the trouble in Ukraine. The whole crisis in Ukraine was planned and fermented by Russia, says Phillips.

  • MOSCOW, Aug 4- An ally of Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Russia's business elite would not put pressure him to change tack on Ukraine due to Western sanctions which would only strengthen support for the president's policies.

  • Aug 4- Russia's threatened ban on U.S. poultry imports, the latest move in a sanctions skirmish over Moscow's support of rebels in Ukraine, has agriculture companies alert to the risks of a conflict that's already roiled trading of crops ranging from soy, beef and fruit to California pistachios.

  • MOSCOW, Aug 3- A businessman and associate of Vladimir Putin said he cannot use his luxury jet because of U.S. sanctions over the crisis in Ukraine, a Russian news agency reported. Gennady Timchenko, a major shareholder in Russia's No.2 gas producer Novatek, told Itar-Tass that Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. had withdrawn technical support for his jet.

  • Obama backs CIA director John Brennan     Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 3:33 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood recaps President Obama's news conference on the state of the U.S. economy, the conflict in the Middle East and CIA spying allegations.

  • President Obama says because of opposition to the Export-Import Bank program, America will lose business and jobs.

  • President Obama discusses his relationship with Republicans and the inability of Congress to pass immigration reform.

  • President Obama: Made progress in Ukraine     Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 2:59 PM ET

    President Barack Obama discusses the diplomatic efforts of the United Sates in the Middle East and sanctions against Russia.

  • President Barack Obama pauses while making a statement in the briefing room of the White House August 1, 2014 in Washington, DC.

    President Barack Obama touted the recent string of positive economic numbers and addresses international tensions.

  • *Brent falls to two-week low; in July had biggest monthly loss since April 2013. NEW YORK, Aug 1- Brent crude oil fell more than $1 to hit a two-week low on Friday, slipping to $105 a barrel in its third straight day of losses as oversupply in the Atlantic basin and low demand outweighed worries over political tensions in the Middle East, North Africa and Ukraine.

  • President Obama speaks with Putin     Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 1:30 PM ET
    U.S. President Barack Obama, right, listens to Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting in Los Cabos on the sidelines of the G20 summit.

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on the phone call between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama in regards to Ukraine.