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  • US airstrike on al-Shabab kills 6 militants Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 1:23 PM ET
    A Somali government soldier holds his position against suspected militants as residents watch during an attack at the Jilacow underground cell inside a national security compound in Mogadishu August 31, 2014.

    A Somali rebel commander would not say whether al-Shabab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane was among the six militants killed.

  • Ukraine economy at risk, may need another bailout Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 10:32 AM ET

    Ukraine might need billions in additional support if the fighting between the military and the separatists in the country's east persists through next year, the International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday.

  • How Europe’s economic slump could doom Ukraine Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 10:20 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a news conference with Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko in Kiev in late August.

    Even Germany, whose economy powered the euro zone's tepid recovery, is slipping, and Ukraine could suffer, The Fiscal Times reports.

  • US judge cautions Blackwater jury on immunity Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 2:18 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The summer-long trial of four Blackwater security guards in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqis has been a grim retelling of lives snuffed out and the daily life-and-death decisions amid the chaos of war.

  • Don't brush off geopolitics just yet: ANZ     Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 11:16 PM ET

    To overlook geopolitical events would be short-sightedness as ongoing tensions could still result in supply disruptions, says Daniel Hynes, Senior Commodity Strategist at ANZ.

  • NATO to create new 'spearhead' force for crises Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 8:11 PM ET
    Troops displaying no identifying insignia but were mingling with local pro-Russian militants stand guard outside a government building on March 2, 2014, in Simferopol, Ukraine.

    NATO leaders will respond to the Ukraine crisis by agreeing this week to create a "spearhead" rapid reaction force that could be sent to a hot spot.

  • In conjunction with "The World's Biggest Risks" special report, CNBC's Adam Bakhtiar examines the impact of rising geopolitical tensions around the world.

  • Alibaba IPO comes with unusual business structure that is price of admittance to China growth Asian stocks gain on stimulus hopes, European markets drift lower China manufacturing growth slowed in August on sluggish global demand for exports New round of Ukraine talks opens with rebels backing off from full independence $2.4 B Revel Casino Hotel begins its shutdown after just over 2 years in Atlantic City Heineken sells Mexican packaging business to Crown for $1.23 billion India Prime Minister Modi wins pledges of support from Japan government, industry Greece rules out new cuts ahead of Paris talks with bailout inspectors Cuba cracks down on multi-billion dollar flow of consumer goods in air passengers' luggage Norwegian oil firm Statoil reopens plant in Algeria after 5 workers killed in terror attack

  • Statoil resumes operations in Algeria after deaths Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 6:13 AM ET

    HELSINKI— Norwegian oil company Statoil says it will resume operations at a gas field in Algeria, 19 months after five Norwegian workers were killed in a terrorist attack there. Statoil ASA says it has decided to reopen the Ain Amenas plant after "outstanding security operations" were implemented.

  • Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 4:42 AM ET

    It remains unclear, however, whether the talks can reach a compromise amid the brutal fighting that has continued in eastern Ukraine. The negotiations involve former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma; Russia's ambassador to Ukraine; an envoy from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and representatives of the rebels.

  • Russia and Ukraine trade soldiers - Russian media Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 4:04 AM ET

    Ukraine and Russia exchanged captured soldiers, Russian news agencies said.

  • India says Pakistan border clashes 'extremely serious' Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 12:44 AM ET
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Defence Minister Arun Jaitley

    Clashes along India's border with Pakistan are "extremely serious and provocative," Defense Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday.

  • EU wields Russia sanctions threat but timing vague Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 11:31 PM ET

    The EU threatened Russia with new trade sanctions if Moscow fails to start reversing its action in Ukraine, but the timing of any measures is uncertain.

  • *Ukrainian leader warns of all-out war with Russia. BRUSSELS, Aug 30- European Union leaders on Saturday chose Poland Prime Minister Donald Tusk to chair their Council and named Italian Federica Mogherini to run the bloc's foreign relations, as the EU prepared to threaten Russia with new sanctions over Ukraine.

  • ISIS displaying a deft command of varied media Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 11:59 AM ET
    A fighter of the Islamic State stands guard near the city of Baiji, north of Baghdad June 19, 2014.

    Western intelligence services are worried about ISIS's extraordinary command of seemingly less lethal weapons: media.

  • War leaves Israelis and Palestinians more entrenched Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 12:00 AM ET
    Children taking part in the military parade organized by Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Palestinian Islamist organization Palestinian Islamic Jihad, to mark the end of the war on Gaza.

    Only time will tell whether Israel will maintain the quiet it so desperately sought during 50 days of war with Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip.

  • Nato states create new force to counter Moscow Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 1:43 PM ET
    Nato Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen

    Britain and six other states are to create a new joint expeditionary force of at least 10,000 personnel to bolster Nato's power in response to Russia.

  • Ukraine: Why you should really be worried this time Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 12:43 PM ET

    The situation in Ukraine looks ever further from the peaceful, or at least contained, solution Western leaders were hoping for.

  • *Russia proposes' corridor' for encircled Kiev troops. *NATO source says more than 1,000 Russian troops in Ukraine. LAKE SELIGER, Russia/ KIEV, Aug 29- Ukraine called on Friday for full membership in NATO, its strongest plea yet for Western military help after accusing Russia of sending in armored columns that have routed its troops on behalf of pro- Moscow rebels.

  • MOSCOW, Aug 29- The Ukraine conflict has evoked many memories of the Cold War, including a footloose attitude to the truth. But there are also some European powers, including Germany and France, who despite being on the opposite side of the crisis share Putin's desire not to paint it as an out-and-out war between Russia and Ukraine.