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  • Ex-Obama official expects new EU Russia sanctions Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 8:10 AM ET

    The shooting down of a jetliner over Ukraine will be a catalyst for Europe to step up their sanctions on Russia, Obama official Neal Wolin says.

  • Who shot this plane down?  Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 8:05 AM ET
    Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 taking off from Schiphol Airport in Schiphol, the Netherlands, on July 17, 2014.

    The NTSB has not decided whether to go to Ukraine to investigate the crash of Malaysian Airlines flight MH 17 due to safety concerns, reports NBC's Tom Costello.

  • No black boxes found yet: Source  Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 8:02 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the latest details on the crash of Malaysian flight MH17.

  • Israeli troops push into Gaza  Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 7:49 AM ET

    NBC's Richard Engel reports Israeli's ground offensive has begun following a 10-day air campaign. Israel is focusing on finding tunnels in Gaza, reports Engel.

  • Threat to global crude markets  Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 7:39 AM ET

    Carl Larry, Oil Outlooks & Opinions president, provides perspective on how geopolitical unrest is impacting oil prices.

  • Putin says Kiev responsible for crash  Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 7:30 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood discusses the political fallout in the aftermath of the missile attack on Malaysia Airline Flight MH17.

  • Israel sends troops into Gaza  Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 7:30 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood provides insight to Israel's ground assault into Gaza.

  • Markets had Russia wrong: Expert  Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 7:09 AM ET

    Paul Christopher, Wells Fargo Advisers, and David Gordon, Eurasia Group chairman, provide perspective on the impact of additional sanctions against Russia on the markets.

  • Political reaction to global risks  Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 7:07 AM ET

    Former Deputy Treasury Secretary Neal Wolin provides political perspective on the handling of a missile attack on a Malaysian jet, and Israeli's invasion of Gaza,

  • Gaza under seize  Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 7:04 AM ET

    Israel is launching a ground offensive into Gaza after more than a week of missile attacks, reports NBC's Martin Fletcher.

  • Euro basically unmoved by geopolitical events  Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 6:51 AM ET

    We not seeing a mass risk-aversion flow to the U.S. dollar, says Boris Schlossberg, BK Asset Management, discussing how geopolitical unrest is impacting currencies.

  • Ukraine-Russia blame game  Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 6:09 AM ET

    Retired U.S. Army Col. Jack Jacobs, and Matthew Rojansky, The Wilson Center Russia program, share insight on the events surrounding the crash of Malaysia Flight MH17.

  • Raising the stakes on Russia  Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 6:04 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, and Jack Farchy, Financial Times, discuss the implications of rising geopolitical tensions between Russia and the West.

  • Ukraine & Gaza capture global attention  Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 6:02 AM ET

    Officials are saying a missile shot down Malaysia Airline flight MH17, and Israel is launching a ground offensive into Gaza after more than a week of missile attacks, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, with the latest details.

  • *Qantas, Air Berlin among airlines to shift route ahead of crash. SYDNEY, July 18- Airlines including Qantas Airways and Air Berlin altered their flight paths months ago to avoid Ukrainian air space after fighting flared up in the region, raising questions about why others did not do the same.

  • HRABOVE, Ukraine, July 18- World leaders demanded an international investigation into the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner with 298 people on board over eastern Ukraine in a tragedy that could mark a pivotal moment in the worst crisis between Russia and the West since the Cold War.

  • The Israeli forces in Gaza have two primary goals: dealing with Hamas' arsenal and the "system of tunnels" linking Gaza to Israel, Mark Regev, spokesman for the Israeli prime minister, tells CNBC.

  • *Ukraine says rebel missile shoots down Boeing 777 with 298 aboard. HRABOVE, Ukraine, July 18- The United States believes a surface-to-air missile brought down a Malaysian airliner that crashed in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, killing all 298 people on board, an incident that sharply raises the stakes in a conflict between Kiev and pro- Moscow rebels.

  • Why Israel opted for a ground incursion  Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 7:37 PM ET

    Barak Barfi, Research Fellow at the New America Foundation, says Israel launched ground action, instead of an air campaign, because they didn't know the types of rockets Hamas is equipped with.

  • White House: Putin noted jet crash on call with Obama  Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 7:29 PM ET

    President Obama said his first priority in the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet crash is to find out if Americans were on board. CNBC's Eamon Javers outlines how Obama spent his day.