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  • President Barack Obama during a meeting in the Oval Office on March 3, 2014.

    Obama tells the EU to take politically difficult steps to develop their own resources tor reduce reliance on Russia.

  • Obama: EU needs to diversify energy sources

    CNBC's John Harwood reports President Obama stressed the need for the EU to diversify its energy sources.

  • Punishing Putin's power play

    Andrew Kuchins, CSIS Russia & Eurasia program director, shares his thoughts on Putin's power play. I don't expect to see thousands of troops coming into Ukraine, but I do think there will be further destabilization in the Eastern part of the country, says Kuchin.

  • Back in the USSR

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera takes a look at the big divide within Ukraine over Mother Russia and the deep economic ties of former Soviet Republics.

  • EU wants US gas

    Sanctions are in place and tensions remain high as G-7 leaders meet to discuss Russia's power grab in the Ukraine and the possibility of relaxing current gas export rules to the EU from the U.S., reports CNBC's Annette Weisbach.

  • Russian businesses 'seeing some pain': Pro

    Philip Uglow, chief economist at MNI, says that business confidence in Russia dipped in March, fueled by events in Ukraine and a big fall in exports number.

  • US power vacuum creates new risks: Pro

    David Murrin, author of 'Breaking The Code of History' and CEO of Emergent Asset Management, says that events in Ukraine reveal the "decline of the West" and the power vacuum left by the U.S.

  • Could Ukraine-Russia standoff hurt Germany?

    As long as Ukraine's instability remains contained within the Crimean peninsula, the impact on Germany's economy should be limited, says Christian Schulz, Senior Economist at Berenberg Bank.

  • Russia issue has potential for contagion: Marsh

    Evan Freely, MD & Global Leader, Credit & Political Risk Practice at Marsh, discusses the probability of Russia sparking a credit contagion.

  • Gov. Perry: Putin does not fear US

    Governor Rick Perry, (R-Texas), shares strategy for Crimea and discusses foreign policy and the energy boom.

  • Pres. Obama efforts international support in Europe

    CNBC's John Harwood reports on President Obama's news conference today in the Netherlands regarding current situations in Ukraine.

  • A unit claiming to Cossack and other citizen pro-Russian volunteers arrive to take up position outside a Ukrainian miltary base where heavliy-armed unidentifed soldiers have surrounded Ukrainian soldiers inside as Russian flag flies behind in Crimea on March 3, 2014 in Perevalne, Ukraine.

    In the U.S. there may be appetite for clamping down on Russian aggression. In Germany, though, the clamor is decidedly more subdued.

  • More sanctions if Russia acts further: Dutch PM

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says the U.S. and European Union are discussing "targeted sanctions" if Russia escalates the situation in Crimea.

  • We'll drink Vodka with Russia: Ukraine foreign minister

    Ukraine wants to "live peacefully with Russia" says Andriy Deshchytsia, Ukrainian foreign minister, urging both countries to sit down together, talk and "maybe drink Vodka."

  • Russia not interested in eastern Ukraine: Pro

    Thanos Papasavvas, strategist for fixed income and currencies at Investec Asset Management, says the panic in the market regarding Russia and Ukraine has gone away as Crimea was "the end game."

  • This is how you trade amid geopolitical risks

    Ed Rogers, CEO & CIO at Rogers Investment Advisors, advises investors how to trade amid ongoing geopolitical tensions.

  • Asia, pay more attention to Fed: Pro

    Ed Rogers, CEO & CIO at Rogers Investment Advisors, says Fed tapering will deal a greater blow to Asian financial markets, instead of the uncertainty in Ukraine.

  • Sanctions sent 'it's ok' signals to Russia: Pro

    Stephen Yates, CEO at DC International Advisory, says the sanctions that have slapped on Russia have not been hard-hitting at all.

  • Wall Street in a 'strange dynamic': Pro

    Robert Pavlik, Chief Market Strategist at Banyan Partners, says recent losses on Wall Street was caused by a myriad of factors, which include more than Chinese weak data and Ukraine tensions.

  • Friends thank and congratulate Larry Kudlow

    Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.); CNBC's Courtney Reagan; NBC's Tom Costello; and Lee Munson, Portfolio Asset Management, thank Larry Kudlow for his many years of expertise and congratulate him on his retirement.