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

    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
    Raising the stakes on Russia

    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.

  • 'Israel's goal is purely defensive': Netanyahu's spokesman

    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.

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

    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

    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.

  • Obama's actions 'dimissive': Fmr. Gov. Gilmore   Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 7:29 PM ET
    Obama's actions 'dimissive': Fmr. Gov. Gilmore

    Discussing President Obama's decision to attend a fundraiser on the same day of the Malaysia Airlines tragedy in Ukraine, and the events in Israel today, with former Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas); former Gov. Jim Gilmore (R-Va.); and former Gov. Ed Rendell (D-Pa.).

  • Israeli Ambassador: We must protect our population   Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 7:20 PM ET
    Israeli Ambassador: We must protect our population

    Insight to why Israel launched its ground invasion in Gaza tonight, and what the international community should focus on, with CNBC's John Harwood, and Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer.

  • Fierce attack by Israel in Gaza   Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 7:01 PM ET
    Fierce attack by Israel in Gaza

    NBC's Martin Fletcher provides insight to the reasons behind the Israeli ground invasion in Gaza.

  • Israel representative: Why invasion is needed   Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 6:22 PM ET
    Israel's consul-general: 'Enough is enough'

    Ido Aharoni, Israel's Consul General to New York, says a series of offensive actions by Palestinian militant group Hamas prompted Israel's ground invasion into Gaza late Thursday.

  • Israeli forces in Gaza   Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 5:17 PM ET
    Israeli forces in Gaza

    NBC News' Richard Engel reports the Israeli military has called on Palestinians to stay away from areas close to the Israeli border, as a ground offensive in Gaza has been launched.

  • Geopolitics to break the rally?   Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 4:04 PM ET
    Geopolitics to break the rally?

    Israeli Defense Forces have launched a ground operation in the Gaza Strip. Steven Cook, Council on Foreign Relations, questions whether this is a full blown invasion just yet.

  • Israeli PM confirms ground operation in Gaza   Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 4:01 PM ET
    Israeli PM confirms ground operation in Gaza

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the Israeli Defense Forces has launched a ground operation in the Gaza Strip, targeting Hamas tunnels which enable terrorists to infiltrate Israel and carry out attacks.

  • Feared Israeli ground invasion launched   Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 4:01 PM ET
    Feared Israeli ground invasion launched

    The Israeli Defense Forces have launched a ground operation in the Gaza Strip. NBC News' Martin Fletcher reports on the goal of the operation.

  • IDF begins ground operation in Gaza Strip   Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 3:46 PM ET
    IDF begins ground operation in Gaza Strip

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports a new phase of Operation Protective Edge has begun in the Gaza Strip, which follows 10 days of Hamas attacks on Israel.

  • Israeli PM orders ground offensive on Gaza   Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 3:41 PM ET
    Israeli PM orders ground offensive on Gaza

    According to Reuters, the Israeli Prime Minister has instructed the military to begin its ground offensive in Gaza, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Condemnation of Russia bad and likely to get worse Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 3:27 PM ET
    Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 taking off from Schiphol Airport in Schiphol, the Netherlands, on July 17, 2014.

    The downing of an airliner over Ukraine brought immediate condemnation of Russia, and it's likely to get stronger.

  • Possible Gaza sticking point: Hamas' payroll Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Israeli soldiers ride on an armored personnel carrier outside the Gaza Strip.

    Before fighting in Gaza can end, Hamas may need to address a problem—its payroll.

  • Russia sanctions hit stocks; escalation eyed Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 6:18 AM ET
    A stock price index graph shows plunging stock prices on an electronic information screen at the headquarters of the Micex-RTS Moscow Exchange, Russia's benchmark stock index, in Moscow, Russia, on Monday, March 3, 2014.

    Russian stock markets were sharply lower following the announcement of new sanctions, and analysts warned of tougher penalties on the way.

  • Israel resumes air strikes   Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 6:37 AM ET
    Israel resumes air strikes

    NBC's Martin Fletcher has the latest details on the growing tensions between Israel and Hamas.