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  • *Several ministers call for arms embargo on Russia. BRUSSELS, July 22- The European Union threatened Russia on Tuesday with harsher sanctions over Ukraine that could inflict wider damage on its economy following the downing of a Malaysian airliner, but it delayed action for a few days.

  • MOSCOW, July 22- Russia could ask its richest citizens to help foot the bill for the annexation of Crimea by paying a "solidarity tax" proposed by a group of lawmakers. His reference to the "new territories" made clear that a key intention was to help the government pay for Crimea's absorption into Russia.

  • BRUSSELS, July 22- The European Union threatened Russia on Tuesday with harsher sanctions over Ukraine, but failed to back tough talk with any immediate action after France's president signalled the disputed delivery of a warship to Moscow would go ahead.

  • EU threatens Russia with sanctions     Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 10:11 AM ET

    NBC's Jim Maceda reports European Union foreign ministers have threatened Russia with harsher sanctions after intelligence suggests pro-Russian separatists shot down Flight MH17.

  • EU ministers consider arms embargo on Russia     Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 7:31 AM ET

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports European ministers are considering placing further sanctions on Russia after the downing of Flight MH17.

  • BRUSSELS, July 22- European Union foreign ministers threatened Russia on Tuesday with harsher sanctions over Ukraine, but tougher talk may not be matched by much action after France's president signalled the disputed delivery of a warship to Moscow would go ahead.

  • BRUSSELS, July 22- European Union foreign ministers threatened Russia on Tuesday with harsher sanctions over Ukraine, but tougher talk may not be matched by much action after France's president signaled the disputed delivery of a warship to Moscow would go ahead.

  • New sanctions to squeeze Putin?     Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 6:11 AM ET

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports European ministers are meeting to discuss placing further sanctions against Russia following the downing of MH17 over Ukraine.

  • *MSCI Asia hits 3- year peak, Nikkei up after Japan holiday. LONDON, July 22- European markets rode a global rebound in risk appetite on Tuesday helped by the first signs of cooperation from Ukraine's pro-Russian separatists over the downed Malaysian Airlines plane.

  • Russian billionaires fear they'll pay     Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 4:35 PM ET

    Russian oligarchs are terrified of potential sanctions for their country's politics. CNBC's Robert Frank has the details.

  • *U.S. accuses Russia of complicity in shooting down flight MH17. NEW YORK, July 21- Oil prices rose on Monday as the threat of escalating tension between Russia and the West over the crisis in Ukraine mounted, while August U.S. crude zoomed higher prior to its expiry.

  • U.S. accuses Russia of complicity in shooting down flight MH17. *New European sanctions on Russia may heighten oil risk premium. NEW YORK, July 21- Oil prices rose on Monday as the threat of escalating tension between Russia and the West mounted, while August U.S. crude zoomed higher prior to its expiry.

  • *U.S. accuses Russia of complicity in shooting down flight MH17. *New European sanctions on Russia may heighten oil risk premium. NEW YORK, July 21- Oil prices rose on Monday as the threat grew of escalating tension between Russia and the West, while August U.S. crude zoomed higher prior to its expiry.

  • Despite asking everyone to steer clear of politics, bringing together relatives from Russia and Ukraine a day after Kiev accused Moscow of arming rebels to bring down an airliner was never going to be easy. The father of the groom, who hails from Russia, raised his glass: "Our country is now going through difficult times.

  • Will billionaire oligarchs pay for MH17? Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 1:42 PM ET
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    The U.S. and Europe are gearing up for a new round of sanctions against several Russian billionaires with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

  • Russian media on downed airliner: The CIA did it Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 1:23 PM ET
    A part of the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 is seen at its crash site, near the village of Hrabove, Donetsk region, July 20, 2014.

    Russia's Channel One ran a package last week claiming that the crash of MH17 was orchestrated by the United States.

  • NEW YORK, July 21- U.S. stocks fell on Monday, following the sharpest moves in indexes in the past three months during the two previous sessions, as developments in Ukraine and Gaza continue to garner investor focus.

  • *Russia say says Ukrainian jet tracked airliner. MOSCOW, July 21- Russia's Defense Ministry on Monday challenged accusations pro-Russian rebels were to blame for shooting down a Malaysian airliner and asked the United States to produce satellite images to support its assertions.

  • Putin 'stalling' on MH17 response: Amb. McFaul Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 12:01 PM ET

    Growing pressure will soon force Russian President Vladimir Putin to assist the MH17 probe, says Michael McFaul, former U.S. ambassador to Russia.

  • Obama 'timid' in response to crash in Ukraine: GOP Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 11:58 AM ET
    A local resident stands near flowers and mementos placed at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, near the settlement of Rozspyne in Donetsk.

    In his reply to the tragedy in Ukraine, President Obama should have been stronger, some Republican hawks say, but in polls voters may not agree. Politico's Ben White reports.