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  • Heavy fighting in Ukraine blocks MH17 investigators Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 8:34 AM ET
    Residents flee from what they say was shelling by Ukrainian forces in the suburbs of Shakhtarsk, Donetsk region, July 28, 2014.

    Ukrainian troops have stepped up their push to win back territory from pro-Russian separatists in the area.

  • US, UN call for durable cease-fire in Gaza     Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 8:00 AM ET
    An Israeli soldier gestures from his Merkava tank as it rolls along the border between Israel and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip on July 28, 2014.

    Israel says it will only fire if attacked, reports NBC's Martin Fletcher, with the latest details on the fighting in Gaza as diplomatic tension flares.

  • Gaza rocket, Israeli strikes break lull in fighting Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 7:43 AM ET
    An Israeli soldier gestures from his Merkava tank as it rolls along the border between Israel and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip on July 28, 2014.

    Israeli jets struck three sites in Gaza after a rocket was launched at Israel, the military said, disrupting a relative lull in the war-torn territory.

  • Inside Russia's economic arsenal     Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 7:15 AM ET

    Willis Sparks, Eurasia Group, provides insight on the range of economic tools at Russia's disposal.

  • 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.