Vladimir Putin


  • President Obama: Sanctions have isolated Russia  Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 11:56 AM ET

    President Obama discusses if sanction against Russia will be lifted if the cease-fire is honored. Obama says he is hopeful, but skeptical of the agreement between Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels.

  • President Obama announces plans by the U.S. and Europe to "deepen and broaden" sanctions that will impact Russian financial, energy and defense sectors.

  • Speaking from the NATO summit, President Obama discusses plans to counter Russian aggression in Ukraine and to confront the threat of ISIS. Obama outlines a plan to meet these geopolitical challenges.

  • Copy of letter seen by Russia's Grain Union, Reuters. MOSCOW, Sept 5- Russia, one of the world's largest wheat exporters, said on Friday it was not considering grain export curbs as an option to balance domestic demand during the 2014/ 15 marketing season.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 5- Russian tycoon Gennady Timchenko has cut his stake in petrochemical company Sibur, the firm said in a statement on Friday. Timchenko, who is on the U.S. sanctions list, sold his 17 percent stake to a company controlled by Kirill Shamalov, deputy CEO at Sibur.

  • *Conflicts in Ukraine, Iraq dominate NATO summit. *NATO says Moscow has thousands of combat troops in Ukraine. NEWPORT, Wales, Sept 4- NATO demanded on Thursday that Moscow withdraw its troops from Ukraine as U.S.

  • NEWPORT, Wales/ DONETSK, Ukraine, Sept 4- U krainian President Petro Poroshenko and the main pro-Russian rebel leader said they would both order ceasefires on Friday, provided that an agreement is signed on a new peace plan to end the five-month war in Ukraine's east.

  • Bonds drop on ECB rate cut, aggressive policy move Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 1:55 PM ET

    Treasurys were lower after the ECB unexpectedly cut already ultra-low interest rates and detailed plans to start buying loans and bonds next month.

  • *Crises in Ukraine, Iraq dominate NATO summit. *NATO says Moscow has thousands of combat troops in Ukraine. NEWPORT, Wales, Sept 4- NATO demanded on Thursday that Moscow withdraw its troops from Ukraine as U.S.

  • Sen. Johnson: Tyrant Putin playing the West  Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 10:14 AM ET

    Senator Ron Johnson, (R-Wis.), discusses Russia's escalating military intrusion in Ukraine and how the Obama administration should support Ukraine.

  • Why the crisis in Ukraine isn’t saving gold Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 10:03 AM ET

    Why isn't the Ukraine crisis helping out bullion? Because that's not really how the gold trade works.

  • Can ISIS be controlled?  Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 7:07 AM ET

    Dan Senor, Foreign Policy Initiative, and Steve Rattner, CNBC contributor, discuss how terrorist group ISIS could impact the markets and oil prices.

  • Stolen JPMorgan data rerouted to Russia: Report Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 6:37 AM ET
    JPMorgan & Chase Co. signage outside of the company's headquarters in New York.

    Investigators working on the cyberattack at JPMorgan have found clues that computers sent the stolen data to a Russian city.

  • Geopolitical wildcards  Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 6:35 AM ET

    Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group president & founder, shares his thoughts about the worldwide impact of ISIS, the Ukraine-Russia standoff, and America's foreign policy.

  • LONDON, Sept 4- Emerging stocks traded at fresh three-year highs as markets looked to a European Central Bank meeting later on Thursday for possible monetary stimulus, while Chinese stocks hit 15- month highs. Russian stocks fell from one-week highs hit following euphoric trading after Ukraine and Russia signalled moves towards peace on Wednesday.

  • *Coming Up: European Central Bank meeting. SINGAPORE, Sept 4- Gold edged up on Thursday as the dollar was flat and European equities mixed, but prices were still near a 2-1/ 2 month low as investors remained cautious ahead of a European Central Bank meeting.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks, euro dip ahead of ECB meeting Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 4:32 AM ET

    *MSCI ex-Japan Asia shares retreat from 7- year high. LONDON, Sept 4- A month-long march higher for European and Asian stock markets stalled on Thursday on concerns the European Central Bank will do nothing immediate at its meeting later in the day to address a deteriorating economic outlook.

  • LONDON, Sept 4- The euro slipped against the dollar on Thursday, hovering near one-year lows hit earlier this week on expectations that the European Central Bank will flag the possibility of more monetary stimulus.

  • While the immediate focus is on efforts to bring peace to Ukraine, the longer-term impact is likely to see Europe seek alternatives to Russian natural gas, and Russia seeking other markets for its mainstay energy exports.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 4- Before the Internet, Anton Nossik remembers painstakingly copying out Soviet dissident Joseph Brodsky's forbidden writings on a clattering typewriter for samizdat publications.