Political Leaders


  • Ukraine PM traveling to US     Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 7:02 PM ET

    NBC's Ian Williams reports the Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk will be traveling to the U.S. to meet President Obama in Washington.

  • Commodities tomorrow: China data hits oil     Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Disappointing China data dominated the markets, which drove oil down. Copper was down, as well. Gold closed up about $3 on the day.

  • Russia vs Ukraine: No contest     Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 1:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports that despite intense diplomatic discussions, Russia continues to infiltrate Crimea. Peter Felstead, Jane's Defence, breaks down the size differential and defense budgets of the Russian and Ukrainian militaries.

  • Want to stop Putin? Go after the money     Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 7:03 PM ET

    Go after the Russian oligarchs? Target Russian assets abroad? William Taylor, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, and Stephen Myrow, Beacon Policy Advisors managing partner, discuss how to get Putin to back out of Crimea.

  • Russian military entrenched in Crimea     Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    The Russian military is now firmly entrenched in Crimea and have no intention of leaving anytime soon, reports NBC's Jim Miklaszewski.

  • Putin rebuffs Obama as Ukraine crisis escalates Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 12:11 PM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Barack Obama.

    President Vladimir Putin rebuffed a warning from Barack Obama over Moscow's military intervention in Crimea, saying that Russia could not ignore calls for help from ethnic Russians in Ukraine.

  • Impact of economic sanctions on Russia     Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 7:09 PM ET

    Discussing how economic sanctions imposed on Russian banks could damage the Russian economy, with Michael McFaul, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia.

  • Discussing Crimea's referendum to join Russia and if it can be stopped, with former White House National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley, and Michael McFaul, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia.

  • Big escalation in Crimea     Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    Tensions escalate in Crimea as they ready to take a vote on whether to become part of Russia, reports NBC's Ian Williams with the latest from the region.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. A mixed day in the energy pits. Crude was down a bit and nat gas popped after a drawdown that was greater than expected.

  • President Barack Obama says he has signed an executive order that authorizes sanctions on individuals and entities responsible for violating the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.

  • Who kept Allen Stanford's money?     Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 10:34 AM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on the Allen Stanford Ponzi scheme, and just where the money went.

  • Putin's American payroll     Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 7:34 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers looks into what American firms are on the Russian payroll.

  • Discussing if Russian president Vladimir Putin has begun to soften his position on Ukraine, with Michael McFaul, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia; John Herbst former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine; and Charles Dallara, Partners Group managing director,

  • Harwood: Hope Putin looking to diffuse crisis     Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood discusses the meeting between Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Monster Sergey Lavrov.

  • CNBC's John Harwood reports on how the IRS hearing went wrong Wednesday. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) found Lois Lerner pleading the 5th, and ended the hearing. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) called Issa's investigation "one-sided."

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets.

  • Billions of Ukraine aid to land in Russia?     Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 3:44 PM ET

    The U.S. and EU are readying funds to support Ukraine. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera explains how those funds could end up in Russia.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets.

  • President Barack Obama announces a loan to Ukraine of $1 billion to give them technical assistance needed to repair its economy and provide assistance in planning for its upcoming elections.

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