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  • 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 had withdrawn technical support for his jet.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.

  • *Sanctions restrict Sberbank's access to EU capital markets. MOSCOW, Aug 1- Russia's top lender, Sberbank, faces rising borrowing costs and a squeeze on its margins after being included in the latest European Union sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.

  • MOSCOW, Aug 1- Russia's new tax on sales, backed by President Vladimir Putin, illustrates growing economic strains from Western sanctions over Ukraine- and the lack of easy solutions. Yet Russia needs to plug the tax holes left by a slowing economy.

  • MOSCOW, July 31- President Vladimir Putin has decided to introduce a sales tax on Russian consumers, two sources acquainted with the issue said on Thursday, raising the tax burden earlier than expected as Western sanctions deepen the country's financial woes.

  • MOSCOW, July 31- President Vladimir Putin has decided to introduce a sales tax on Russian consumers, two sources acquainted with the issue said on Thursday, raising the tax burden earlier than expected as Western sanctions deepen the country's financial woes.

  • BRUSSELS, July 31- The European Union has published a law that will curb arms sales to Russia and to cut off financing for five major Russian banks over Moscow's support for rebels in Ukraine.

  • Barking dogs and underwear: Russia's wackiest laws Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Russian lawmakers have proposed outlawing dogs from barking and banning children from crying after a certain hour.