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  • Obama taking heat for handling of Ukraine, Israel: Report

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports President Obama is taking heat for his handling of geopolitical events taking place around the world.

  • Talks begin between China and US Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 6:13 AM ET
    Talks begin between China and US

    Secretary of State John Kerry and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will sit down with top Chinese leaders to begin a dialogue in an attempt to repair a strained relationship over cyberspying and maritime disputes, among other issues, reports CNBC's Eunice Yoon.

  • Russia's Lavrov: 'New round of bloodshed' in Ukraine Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 3:24 PM ET
    Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during a news conference in Moscow, June 27, 2014.

    Russia's Lavrov urged a halt to Ukraine's military operation against separatist rebels in the east, warning of a new round of bloodshed.

  • ISIS includes ex-Hussein militants Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 3:16 PM ET
    ISIS includes ex-Hussein militants

    Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with Iraqi officials to try and get them to form a new government as ISIS captures more towns. NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports the latest from the besieged country.

  • Russia sent tanks to Ukraine rebels, US says Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 5:17 PM ET
    Ukrainian troops from battalion Azov ground men detained at the site of a battle with pro-Russian fighters in Mariupol, eastern Ukraine, Friday, June 13, 2014.

    The State Department confirmed that Russia has sent tanks and other heavy weapons to separatists in Ukraine. NYT reports.

  • No stock correction on Iraq crisis: Gabelli pro Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 10:14 AM ET

    The deteriorating situation in Iraq "might play out for quite some time," but U.S. stocks should be able to weather the storm, Gabelli Funds' Howard Ward tells CNBC.

  • Your guide to making an ace commencement speech Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 12:26 PM ET
    Graduation college education

    The rules are simple. Keep things light. Remember to congratulate the graduates. And if you can do it from space—as one speaker did—that helps, too.

  • Here's what you need to know about Ukraine crisis Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 3:40 PM ET
    Demonstrators hold Russian flags n the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk

    At the end of February, Ukraine's months-long conflict erupted into a series of violent clashes. Here's what you should know.

  • Casualties reported as Ukraine readies offensive Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 | 1:28 PM ET

    U.N. Security Council has called an emergency meeting at Russia's request to discuss the growing crisis

  • Dems to Obama: Get off the dime on Keystone! Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 10:36 AM ET
    President Barack Obama at the TransCanada Stillwater pipe yard in Cushing, Oklahoma.

    Eleven Democratic senators urged Obama to make a final decision on whether to approve TransCanada Corp's Keystone.

  • Stocks wrapped up the session on a high note, with the Dow logging triple-digit gains, after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said there's still room for the central bank to help the economy. But major index ended relatively flat for the first quarter.

  • Russia flaunts grip on Crimea with PM's visit Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 12:28 PM ET
    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev

    Ukraine on Monday denounced the visit of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to Crimea.

  • U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Monday, with global shares boosted hopes of stimulus in both the euro zone and China.

  • Why April could be the cruelest month for stocks Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 6:11 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    April could be the cruelest month for stocks so far this year if warmer weather doesn't reverse a trend of weaker economic data.

  • Defying sanctions, Putin signs treaty to annex Crimea Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 6:15 PM ET
    Russia's President Vladimir Putin (2nd R), Crimean Prime Minister Sergei Aksyonov (L), Crimean parliament speaker Vladimir Konstantionov (2nd L) and Alexei Chaly, Sevastopol's new de facto mayor (R), sign a treaty on the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula becoming part of Russia, in the Kremlin, Moscow, March 18, 2014.

    Defying Ukrainian protests and Western sanctions, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty in Moscow on Tuesday making Crimea part of Russia.

  • Russian sanctions eyed as Crimea referendum approaches Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 11:15 PM ET
    Ukrainian soldiers stand inside a Ukrainian military base as unidentified heavily armed soldiers stand outside, March 3, 2014, in Perevalne, Ukraine.

    Moscow shipped more troops and armor into Crimea on Friday, showing no sign of bowing to Western demands to pull back.

  • Sec. Kerry: Crimea referendum illegitimate Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 12:32 PM ET
    Sec. Kerry: Crimea referendum illegitimate

    Secretary of State John Kerry had an in-depth conversation with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on how to best resolve the Ukraine crisis. Kerry said, "We believe the referendum is contrary to the constitution of Ukraine and a violation of international law."

  • Crimea banks short on cash Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 11:34 AM ET
    Crimea banks short on cash

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera discusses the looming Crimean referendum and reports on increasing violence in the eastern part of Ukraine.

  • Traders eye Ukraine as Crimea referendum looms Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 6:43 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Tensions around Ukraine will dominate markets Friday as diplomatic efforts are expected to generate buzz ahead of Sunday's referendum in Crimea.

  • What happened? Global events sting stocks Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 2:31 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks tumbled amid concerns events surrounding Ukraine are escalating and China's slowing growth will rub off on the global economy and bite corporate profits.