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Voting got underway in Crimea on Sunday as the inhabitants of this Ukrainian region began to cast their ballots in a referendum.
Ukraine is prepared to consider all options, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Andrii Deshchytsya told CNBC ahead of Sunday's referendum in Crimea.
Ukraine's military on Saturday claimed it had repelled the first Russian military incursion on to mainland territory.
President Barack Obama's national security team discussed the Ukraine crisis in a session at the White House on Saturday.
The Fed's custody holdings report is usually a sleeper, but this week there was a whopping withdrawal by a central bank. Speculation is it was Russia.
Moscow shipped more troops and armor into Crimea on Friday, showing no sign of bowing to Western demands to pull back.
On Sunday, the people of Crimea go to the polls in a referendum on whether to stay part of Ukraine.
The looming referendum in Crimea saw Russian markets continue to slide on Friday, as Goldman Sachs reported that capital outflows from the country had surged.
The euro has continued to strengthen with strategists debating whether the boost was from China's move to diversify its foreign holdings.
Russia's Foreign Minister has insisted that Russia had no plans to invade Ukraine, and will respect the upcoming referendum in Crimea.
Wm Morrison, Britain's No. 4 grocer, suffered a major theft of data from its staff payroll system.
Vivendi said on Friday that it would enter exclusive talks to sell its SFR telecom unit to Altice.
One year on from its bailout, Cyprus is not entirely avoiding the headlines, although it appears to be on the right track.
The chairman of one of the U.K.'s biggest pub chains, JD Wetherspoon, said the future of the British boozer hinges on supermarkets being taxed the same rate for alcohol sales.
UBS chief executive Sergio Ermotti's pay rose by a fifth to $12.30 million in 2013, according to its annual report published on Friday.
The chief executive of Société Générale, said he is committed to keeping links between Europe and Russia strong, in light of the crisis in Ukraine.
Barclays is braced for further job losses at its investment bank, as the re-shaping of the bank continues, sources close to the matter said.
Russian troops along Ukraine's eastern border is alarming the interim Ukraine government about a possible invasion. The NYT reports.
Billions of Western dollars in aid to Ukraine will likely end up in the coffers of the Russian government thanks to a bond clause.
ECB President Mario Draghi said the bank has "non-standard monetary policy measures" at the ready to combat deflation, should it occur.
CNBC's Catherine Boyle discusses the Irish economy and whether the country is undergoing a real recovery.
Ukrainian foreign minister Andrii Deshchytsa, says Ukraine and its allies can convince Russia to stop short of military conflict.
U.S. senator John McCain dubs the Crimea referendum a "sick joke" and says the international community is eying "tough sanctions" against Russia.