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  • MH17 shot down by separatists: UK PM

    Russia must end its support to Ukrainian separatists and its attempt to destabilize Ukraine, says U.K. Prime Minister, David Cameron, saying there is evidence of Russian providing training to rebels.

  • Putin showing disregard for humanity: Expert

    Discussing the international implications of the war in Ukraine and the treatment of the crash site, with former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul.

  • Do Russians still support Putin?

    NBC's Jim Maceda discuss how Russian citizens on the ground are reacting to the tragedy of MH17 and if they still support Vladimir Putin.

  • Shock turns to anger over MH17

    Anger is rising over the handling of the remains of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, reports NBC's Miguel Almaguer.

  • Putin using energy to blackmail Europe: Sen.

    Sen. Ron Johnson, (R-Wis.), explains why the U.S. needs to get tougher with Russian President Putin.

  • Need 'sanctions plus' on Russian bear: Expert

    Jason Poblete, Poblete Tamargo attorney, discusses why tougher sanctions on Russia are needed to curb Putin's aggression in the region.

  • Markets respond to geopolitical tensions

    Europe is the loser here and China is the big winner, says Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group president, sharing his thoughts on the ripple effects of the crisis in Ukraine and the shooting down of Flight MH17.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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

  • Mohamed El-Erian

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

  • Fighting erupts in Ukraine

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

  • Putin's turning point?

    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.

  • Geopolitcal hotspots: Middle East & Ukraine

    Secretary Kerry is headed to the Middle East in hopes of brokering a peace deal between the Palestinians and Israel, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers. Also a look at growing concerns in the U.S. over who was responsible for the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

  • Time for Putin to face moment of truth: Expert

    Nina Khrushcheva, The New School professor, discusses the fallout from Russian's relationship with separatists and imposing additional sanctions on Russia. Let's push Putin and see how scared he gets, suggests Khrushcheva.

  • Tensions rise between US & Russia

    Ben White, CNBC contributor, shares his thoughts on the likelihood of imposing tougher sanctions on Russia.

  • International debate over Ukraine plane crash site

    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.

  • Will the EU match US sanctions?

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

  • Ukraine ready to transfer MH17 investigation: PM

    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.

  • 'Growing consensus' on sanctions: Ukrainian ambassador

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

  • Why the Ukrainian crisis is 'game changer'

    Nicholas Spiro, managing director at Spiro Sovereign Strategy, says markets have been giving Russian president, Vladimir Putin, "the benefit of the doubt" but are becoming more sensitive to geopolitical events.

  • Oil price drop will be 'killer' for Russia: Pro

    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.