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  • Gaza, Ukraine: What we know

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen provides an update on the Israeli ground invasion in Gaza, as well as what we know about Malaysia Airlines passenger jet MH17 which was shot down on Thursday.

  • Stakes are high for Europe: Expert

    Chad Sweet, Chertoff Group co-founder & CEO, explains why it's time for the U.S. and Europe to ratchet up sanctions.

  • Obama waiting for all the facts

    CNBC's John Harwood provides insight on President Obama's remarks on the crash of Flight MH17. And Michelle Caruso-Cabrera weighs in on where the investigation will likely go from here.

  • At least one American killed on MH17: Obama

    Regardless of nationality, it is a heart-breaking event, says President Obama. Also Obama comments on Russian sanctions and its impact on global economies.

  • MH17 crash a wakeup call to Europe & world: Pres. Obama

    The stakes are high for Europe, says President Obama, remarking on the missile attack on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

  • Russian support facilitating violence: Pres. Obama

    President Obama says he doesn't want to get ahead of the facts but there has been a ticking up of the violence in Ukraine. They are heavily armed and trained, and that comes from Russia.

  • A Malaysia Airlines jet takes off from Heathrow Airport in London.

    The probability that a missile downed Flight MH17 prompts questions on whether the plane should have flown over a war-torn area. NBC News reports.

  • Pres. Obama: No time for propaganda

    President Obama says it's too early to assess the intentions of those responsible for shooting down Flight MH17. We will make sure the truth comes out, says Obama.

  • Pres. Obama: Time to restore peace & security to Ukraine

    President Obama comments on the crash of Malaysia Flight MH17 in Eastern Ukraine and on the situation in Israel. Obama says Russia refuses to take concrete steps to diffuse the situation.

  • President Obama comments on the crash of Malaysia Flight MH17. Obama says evidence indicates the plane was shot down by a surface to air missile and separatists have received arms and training from Russia.

  • Ukraine conflict clearly international: Expert

    William Taylor, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, provides insight on what President Obama will say about the conflict in Ukraine. Taylor says this has been a serious crisis and it's taken this tragedy to bring it home to people around the world.

  • Logic points to Russian complicity: Expert

    Former Undersecretary of State Nick Burns, shares his thoughts on the situation in Ukraine. Burns says logic points to Russian complicity and Putin has a lot to answer for.

  • Impact of altitude on MH17 tragedy

    David Zara, pilot and aviation expert at Tradewind Aviation, says that given the altitude at which the MH17 plane was flying, its assailants should have known it was a civil plane.

  • NTSB, FBI to send investigators to Ukraine

    NBC's Jim Maceda reports the latest details on what brought down Malaysia MH17. Maceda says sanctions on Putin may increase but many expect the Russian president will continue business as usual.

  •  President Obama to speak on Ukraine

    CNBC's John Harwood discusses expectations for President Obama's upcoming statement on Ukraine.

  • MH17: Should a ceasefire be agreed?

    Andrew Wood, associate fellow for the Russia and Eurasia at Chatham House, says the European Union should respond with heightened sanctions to the downing of the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane.

  • Rep. Ed Royce: Russia needs to cooperate now

    Rep. Ed Royce, House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman, (R-Calif.), weighs in on the situation in Ukraine. Royce says Russia needs to help with a ceasefire to get U.S. officials on the ground in Ukraine.

  • Putin is responsible for the Malaysian plane crash over Ukraine—even if he didn't order the attack, says former WH adviser David L. Phillips.

  • Impose sharp Russian sanctions: Expert

    Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine John Herbst, provides insight to how the U.S. and European Union should respond to Russia.

  • Merkel: Russia responsible for Ukraine

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel places the blame squarely on Vladimir Putin and Russia for what is happening in Ukraine.