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Putin's propaganda machine     Mon, 21 Jul '14 | 8:03 AM ET
Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The Russian news media is backing President Putin while disputing U.S. crash allegations, reports NBC's Jim Maceda.

Mud racing goes mainstream     Mon, 21 Jul '14 | 7:54 AM ET

More than 600,000 people participated in a Spartan race in 2013. Joe DeSena, Spartan Race CEO & founder, discusses the growing industry of obstacle course racing.

Trader block: Energy and Oil     Mon, 21 Jul '14 | 7:46 AM ET

Kathy Lien, BK Asset Management, explains why the only markets to be impacted by the current geopolitical tensions are the local markets. And Matt Smith, Schneider Electric energy analyst, discusses how global tensions are impacting crude oil prices.

Ron Carson, founder and CEO of Carson Wealth Management Group, and a member of the CNBC Financial Advisor Council says too many people fail to make a retirement plan. He explains why a plan is important and how to get started.

Mohamed El-Erian

Mohamed El-Erian shares his thoughts on how the markets are viewing current geopolitical upheavals.

Fighting erupts in Ukraine     Mon, 21 Jul '14 | 7:21 AM ET

NBC's Keir Simmons reports of fighting near a railway station in east Ukraine's Donetsk as crash investigators arrive.

Putin's turning point?     Mon, 21 Jul '14 | 7:13 AM ET

Roman Popadiuk, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, and Angela Stent, Georgetown University professor, discuss the likelihood of increased sanction against Russia and supplying military support to Ukraine.

Cautious case for stocks     Mon, 21 Jul '14 | 6:39 AM ET

Jeffrey Saut, Raymond James, and Mark Luschini, Janney Montgomery Scott, discuss key catalysts that are likely to impact the markets this week.

Customers stand in line at a McDonald's restaurant in Hong Kong.

According to a Shanghai television station a supplier sold McDonalds and KFC expired beef and chicken, reports CNBC's Eunice Yoon.

NBC's Jim Maceda reports anger is rising over the handling of the remains of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, and Russian President Putin appears unwilling to cut his ties with Ukrainian separatist.

Hanan Ashrawi, executive committee member at the Palestinian Liberation Organization, accuses Israel of distorting the truth and using propaganda and discusses the Palestinian government's position.

Will the EU match US sanctions?     Mon, 21 Jul '14 | 5:00 AM ET

Charles Robertson, global chief economist at Renaissance Capital, comments on Russian sanctions and explains why "Iran-style" sanctions are unlikely.

Bruno Monteyne, senior analyst for European food retail at Sanford C. Bernstein, comments on Tesco and says the group needs a new CEO and a new strategy very quickly.

Ukraine is ready to transfer the international investigation of the MH17 crash to the Netherlands, including the bodies of the victims, says Ukraine's prime minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, strongly condemning the perpetrators.

Andrii Kuzmenko, acting Ukrainian ambassador to the U.K, discusses Ukraine's fight against separatist groups and the country's position on Russia.

John Westwood, chairman of Douglas Westwood, says that a big drop in the oil price would be a "killer" for Russia as it relies heavily on revenues from oil and gas exports.

European shares were slightly lower in morning trade on Monday as sentiment remained subdued due to the ongoing tensions in Gaza and Ukraine.

Dubai shares sink as Arabtec plunges     Mon, 21 Jul '14 | 2:55 AM ET

Dubai's stock market plunged on Monday dragged down by construction company Arabtec. CNBC's Hadley Gamble discusses the implications for the market.

Nadim Shehadi, associate fellow on the Middle East and North Africa Program at Chatham House, said Qatar or Turkey could be key as mediators able to bring a ceasefire between Israel and Palestine.

Sweden's Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt, claims that Russia supplied the missile system that was allegedly used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

Diana Buttu, former legal advisor to the Palestine Liberation Organization, says that that the "brutal" Israeli blockade of Gaza needs to be lifted for the conflict to de-escalate.

Global leaders have put pressure on France to scrap a deal to sell two warships to Russia, after pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine were accused of shooting down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

Is China defending Russia over MH17?     Mon, 21 Jul '14 | 1:22 AM ET

CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports on China's response to the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash as it urges countries not to jump to conclusions over who was responsible for the tragedy.

Chris Weafer, senior partner at Macro-Advisory, says that Russian President Vladimir Putin needs to allow open access to the crash site of flight MH17 or he risks stronger sanctions.

Why a ceasefire in Gaza is unlikely     Mon, 21 Jul '14 | 12:42 AM ET

Coline Schep, Middle East Analyst at Control Risks, says both Israel and Hamas have put out extensive demands that are hard to fulfill, thus complicating the possibility of reaching a truce.

Sakttiandi Supaat, Head of Global FX Strategy at Maybank, says a sustained U.S. dollar rally will only occur next year.

Ben Goldsmith, Associate Professor in the Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney, says more European involvement is needed to increase the effect of sanctions on Russia.

Colin Chapman, President, NSW at Australian Institute of International Affairs, says Europe may be hesitant to support more sanctions on Russia due to trade relations and energy reliance.

Simon Gross Hodge, Head of Investment Advisory at LGT Bank Singapore, advises investors to stay invested in stock markets but take up some form of protection amid geopolitical risks.

S&P: We prefer slower growth in China     Sun, 20 Jul '14 | 11:13 PM ET

Paul Gruenwald, Chief Economist Asia Pacific at Standard and Poor's Ratings Services, explains why higher growth data may not benefit China.