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  • Russia faces a tricky week for policy Monday, 15 Jun 2015 | 9:18 AM ET
    An employee counts Russian ruble banknotes at an office in Siberia in December, 2014.

    Monday's rate cut came at an interesting time for the Bank of Russia's Governor Elvira Nabiullina.

  • US eyes Russia, plans weapons build-up in Europe Saturday, 13 Jun 2015 | 4:12 PM ET
    An Italian sailor from the frigate "Alieso" removes a cover from a cannon in the Black Sea port of Varna, Bulgaria, March 9, 2015.

    In a bid to deter possible Russian aggression in Europe, the Pentagon may ore heavy weapons for as many as 5,000 American troops there.

  • US considers more military bases in Iraq Friday, 12 Jun 2015 | 4:45 AM ET
    US considers more military bases in Iraq

    The U.S. has said it may build further military bases in Iraq, to combat Islamic State militants.

  • *Two attacks in eight days on top destinations. CAIRO, June 11- After a violent campaign directed at security forces, Egyptian militants appear to be zooming in on President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's most vulnerable point: the economy. Security forces on Thursday dismantled a bomb found at the entrance of the supplies ministry in Cairo, state news agency MENA said.

  • Sales of pre-fab bomb shelters are on the rise Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 1:23 PM ET
    Military personnel inspect segments from a Terramil bomb shelter.

    The conflict in Ukraine has sparked interest in an Estonian company's lightweight, pre-fab bomb shelters.

  • Russian groups crowdfund the war in Ukraine Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 11:38 AM ET
    Pavel Gubarev, center, a separatist leader, in the parliament chamber in Donetsk, Ukraine.

    In Russia, organizations are using social media outlets to crowdfund the war in Ukraine, The New York Times reports.

  • The Pope pleads for a cooler Russia Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    The Pope pleads for a cooler Russia

    Pope Francis sat down with Russian President Putin to discuss restoring peace between Russia and Ukraine.

  • Will more troops ease tensions in Iraq? Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 4:25 AM ET
    Will more troops ease tensions in Iraq?

    Will sending additional troops truly alleviate tensions in Iraq? CNBC's Hadley Gamble discusses.

  • OTTAWA, June 10- Canada's financial intelligence agency has issued detailed guidelines to financial institutions to help them identify signs of terrorism funding in the wake of two deadly terror attacks last October against the country's soldiers. Last November, the agency reported a jump in suspicious transactions following the attacks in Ottawa and...

  • KRUEN, Germany/ WASHINGTON, June 8- President Barack Obama vowed on Monday that the United States would aggressively bolster its cyber defenses, as U.S. officials said the probe into a massive breach of federal government networks has yielded growing signs of a direct Chinese role. Obama stopped short of pointing the finger at Beijing for the recent cyber attack,...

  • *G7 expresses concerns about upsurge in Ukraine violence. President Barack Obama accused President Vladimir Putin of wrecking Russia's economy in a doomed drive to recreate the glories of the Soviet empire and G7 leaders said they could step up sanctions against Moscow if violence in Ukraine escalated. At the conclusion of a Group of Seven summit in the...

  • West must consider arming Ukraine: Ex-NATO head Monday, 8 Jun 2015 | 12:18 PM ET
    Ukrainian servicemen leave an area near Debaltseve, Ukraine, Feb. 18, 2015.

    The Russia-Ukraine crisis could last decades, the former head of NATO has warned, telling CNBC that the West should consider arming the Ukrainians.

  • Rasmussen: No military solution to Ukraine crisis Monday, 8 Jun 2015 | 11:20 AM ET
    Rasmussen: No military solution to Ukraine crisis

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen, founder and chairman of Rasmussen Global, talks about Russia and the conflict in Ukraine.

  • KRUEN, Germany, June 8- German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Group of Seven leaders to commit to tough goals to cut greenhouse gases on the final day of their summit in Bavaria on Monday, at which they also discussed the threat from Islamic militants. Merkel, once dubbed the "climate chancellor", hopes to revitalise her green credentials by getting the G7...

  • MEXICO CITY, June 8- Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto's slim working majority in the lower house of Congress sat in the balance early on Monday after mid-term elections held amid widespread anger over corruption, gang violence and weak economic growth. Early forecasts from Mexico's electoral authority INE showed his Institutional Revolutionary Party...

  • WASHINGTON, June 4- Hackers broke into U.S. government computers, possibly compromising the personal data of 4 million current and former federal employees, and investigators were probing whether the culprits were based in China, U.S. officials said on Thursday. In the latest in a string of intrusions into U.S. agencies' high-tech systems, the Office of Personnel...

  • US shoots itself in foot by arming ISIS Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 9:59 AM ET
    ISIS ISIL Iraq

    When US-backed Iraqi forces retreated from an ISIS assault last year, they left behind millions in military hardware. The Fiscal Times reports.

  • Fresh fighting erupts around Donetsk Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 2:09 AM ET
    Ukrainian servicemen leave an area near Debaltseve, Ukraine, Feb. 18, 2015.

    Dozens of people were reportedly killed or injured around the separatist-held city of Donetsk on Wednesday.

  • Iraq lost 2,300 humvees to ISIS: PM Haider Al-Abadi Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 10:29 AM ET
    A fighter of the Islamic State stands guard near the city of Baiji, north of Baghdad June 19, 2014.

    Iraq's security forces lost around 2,300 Humvees to ISIS when they retreated from Mosul last year, NBC News reports.

  • NSA's phone record spy program lapses Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 6:45 AM ET
    National Security Agency headquarters, Fort Meade, Maryland

    The agency lost its authority to collect Americans' phone records in bulk, after GOP Sen. Rand Paul stood in the way of extending the program.