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  • Japan to step up sanctions against Russia Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:12 AM ET

    TOKYO— Japan is imposing more sanctions against Russia over its support for pro- Moscow rebels in Ukraine who are accused of shooting down a Malaysian jet, the chief government spokesman said Monday.

  • Geopolitical risk priced in market: Expert     Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:11 AM ET

    Kathy Lien, BK Asset Management, shares her thoughts on market risks and Fed policy.

  • Fierce fighting continues in Ukraine     Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:09 AM ET
    Pro-Russian separatists tighten security measures at checkpoints as cars pass through in Sloviansk, Ukraine.

    It's becoming increasingly more difficult for investigators to reach the crash site of the downed Malaysian airliner, reports NBC's Keir Simmons.

  • UN calls for durable ceasefire in Gaza     Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:02 AM ET

    Israel says it will only fire in response to Gaza attacks, reports NBC's Martin Fletcher, with the latest update on the ongoing crisis in the Middle East.

  • *Gaza fighting subsides with Hamas backing 24- hour truce. *U.S., EU prepare more sanctions on Russia over Ukraine conflict. SINGAPORE, July 28- Brent crude slipped near $108 a barrel on Monday as fighting between Israel and Hamas Islamist militants subsided in Gaza, but some analysts said falls may be limited.

  • China announces war games starting Tuesday Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 2:43 AM ET

    BEIJING— China has set up alternative flight routes to minimize delays related to military exercises along its southeastern coast that start Tuesday, the Defense Ministry said. China is the world's second-largest air travel market, but most of its airspace is controlled by the military.

  • *Gaza fighting subsides with Hamas backing 24- hour truce. *U.S., EU prepare more sanctions on Russia over Ukraine conflict. SINGAPORE, July 28- Brent crude slipped below $108 a barrel on Monday as fighting between Israel and Hamas Islamist militants subsided in Gaza, but some analysts said falls may be limited.

  • *Gaza fighting subsides with Hamas backing 24- hour truce. *U.S., EU prepare more sanctions on Russia over Ukraine conflict. SINGAPORE, July 28- Brent crude slipped below $108 a barrel on Monday as fighting between Israel and Hamas Islamist militants subsided in Gaza, but some analysts said falls may be limited.

  • Should investors hope for a Gaza ceasefire?     Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 8:37 PM ET

    Kamran Bokhari, Vice President of Middle Eastern & South Asian Affairs at Stratfor, outlines what it will take for Israel and Hamas to end the military conflict in the Gaza strip.

  • That offset continuing violence in Gaza, Libya and Ukraine. *U.S. crude futures for September delivery fell 39 cents to $101.70 a barrel by 0009 GMT, after finishing 2 cents higher on Friday.

  • Netanyahu under pressure to go all in: Pro     Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 6:33 PM ET

    Barak Barfi, Research Fellow, International Security Program at the New America Foundation, explains why it is getting difficult for Israel to find an exit strategy out of Gaza.

  • Here's what markets are nervous about     Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 6:11 PM ET

    John Kosar, President & Market Technician at Asbury Research, outlines the week's key events. He also discusses last week's decline in the U.S. 10-year yield.

  • US missed chance after MH17: Ex-defense chief Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 3:00 PM ET
    Pro-Russian separatists tighten security measures at checkpoints as cars pass through in Sloviansk, Ukraine.

    "The U.S. has to continue to exert leadership," according to former Clinton administration cabinet member William Cohen.

  • Ukraine fighting complicates MH17 crash probe Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 12:15 PM ET
    Ukrainian rescue servicemen look through the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Grabovo, Ukraine.

    Fighting around the site of the Malaysian airliner downed in Ukraine prevented a visit by international experts on Sunday.

  • US evacuates embassy staff from Libya Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 | 3:35 PM ET

    Security in the Libyan capital has deteriorated following two weeks of fighting.

  • KIEV/ DONETSK, Ukraine, July 26- Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Saturday his country was not fighting a civil war in its east but was fighting "foreign mercenaries", hailing soldiers for forcing pro-Russian rebels out of several towns and cities.

  • DONETSK, Ukraine, July 26- Shelling and explosions were heard around the rebel-held Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Saturday, and many shops were shuttered as Ukrainian forces pressed their military campaign against pro-Russian separatists.

  • EU targets Russian officials as new sanctions agreed Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 | 4:57 AM ET
    An armed man in military fatigues stands guard outside a regional administration building seized by pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on April 27, 2014.

    The EU targets Russian security service chiefs, as a deal on the first economic sanctions against Russia is agreed.

  • In Chinese shadow, Hong Kong fights for its future Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 | 1:51 AM ET

    HONG KONG— As skyscrapers around Hong Kong harbor erupted into a reverie of laser beams and giant digital displays during their synchronized nightly light show, one innocuous 28- story building near the water's edge had stayed dark for months, clad in bamboo scaffolding for a face-lift.

  • Israel might widen Gaza operations: AP     Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 3:50 PM ET

    According to the Associated Press, the Israeli defense minister told troops Israel might widen Gaza operations. CNBC's Eamon Javers has the details.