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  • Typhoon deaths rise to 151 as China reports more Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    BEIJING— The death toll from the strongest typhoon to hit China's south in decades was raised to 46 on Tuesday, increasing the overall toll to 151 people dead in three countries just before a second storm approaches land.

  • Official says Jamaica's drought is intensifying Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 10:36 AM ET

    KINGSTON, Jamaica— A severe drought is intensifying in Jamaica with water supply systems already well below normal, the Caribbean country's environment minister said Sunday night. In a national address, Robert Pickersgill told Jamaicans the government is trucking water to hard-hit farming districts where parched conditions have withered crops.

  • Agriculture chief visits water-starved families Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 2:28 PM ET

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited drought-stricken homeowners on Friday in Central California, saying drought and climate change would require major investment to secure future water supplies.

  • Growing wildfire empties Washington town Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 10:45 AM ET

    The sheriff issued his highest evacuation notice Thursday for Pateros, a town of about 650 people along the Columbia River. "There's nobody in Pateros" except a few "stragglers" who stayed, he said, adding the fire was burning in the town, although the small business district was believed intact.

  • Powerful typhoon hits southern Chinese island Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 10:19 AM ET

    BEIJING— A powerful typhoon killed one person and damaged several houses on the southern Chinese island of Hainan on Friday after claiming 54 lives in the Philippines. Typhoon Rammasun made landfall on Hainan southwest of Hong Kong at about 3:30 p.m. with winds as strong as 216 kph, the official Xinhua News Agency said.

  • Putin unlikely 'chastened' by crash: Wolin     Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 8:44 AM ET

    International pressure is likely to grow, says Neal Wolin, former deputy Treasury secretary, discussing the likelihood of additional sanctions on Russia in the aftermath of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

  • No Americans listed on latest MH17 manifest     Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 8:35 AM ET

    NBC's Jim Maceda reports the latest details on the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

  • CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera says according to the Guardian a large number of AIDS researchers were on Malaysian Flight MH17 when it was shot down.

  • Larry Korb, Center for American Progress, shares insight on the geopolitical unrest in Russia, Ukraine and the Middle East.

  • Geopolitical tensions boil over     Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 8:11 AM ET

    Robert Hormats, Kissinger Associates, and Neal Wolin, former deputy Treasury secretary, share their thoughts on the ongoing turmoil in the Middle East and Russia's role in the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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,

  • Officials say Malaysian jet shot down     Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    The crash investigation of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 now focuses around pro-Russian separatist and the Russian military, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, with the latest details. Also an update on Israel's ground offensive into Gaza.

  • 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.

  • Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul, shares his thoughts on the political fallout from the Malaysian plane crash.