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  • Officials are saying a missile shot down Malaysia Airline flight MH17, and Israel is launching a ground offensive into Gaza after more than a week of missile attacks, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, with the latest details.

  • 'Ramping up of sanctions is inevitable': Expert

    Ian Bond, director of foreign policy at the Centre for European Reform and Carlo Gallo, founder of Enquirisk, discuss the plane crash in eastern Ukraine and the possibility of more sanctions on Russia.

  • Plane crash: More on the weaponry

    Edward Hunt, senior defense consultant at IHS Jane's, says it would be "unusual" for a rebel group to have the type of missile it is assumed hit the Malaysia Airline plane in eastern Ukraine.

  • How will Putin react to the MH17 incident?

    NBC's Jim Maceda discusses how Russian President Vladimir Putin will react to the MH17 crash saying that he is likely to cast himself as a "statesman".

  • Sanction pressure on Russia will rise after MH17: Pro

    Raoul Ruparel, head of economic research at Open Europe, says pressure to ramp up sanctions on Russia will increase after Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down.

  • MH17 black box may not have vital clues: Pro

    Billie Vincent, President & CEO at the Aerospace Services International, explains why the black box may not have all the answers to the disaster of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17.

  • Ukraine ambassador: Blame Russia for MH17

    Pavlo Sultansky, Ambassador of Ukraine to Singapore, says Russia provided separatists with sophisticated weapons that enabled the shooting down of aircrafts, including Malaysian jet MH17.

  • Can't say for sure MH17 was shot down: Pro

    Denny Kelly, Principal at Kelly James & Associates, explains why he's not jumping the gun at claims that the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a surface-to-air missile.

  • Now is the time to favor gold again: Expert

    Jonathan Barratt, Chief Investment Officer at Ayers Alliance Securities, expects gold prices to continue the uptrend after the downing of a Malaysian jet and rising tensions in the Gaza strip.

  • Ukrainian airspace is a 'warzone': NTSB

    Tom Haueter, Former Director of Aviation Safety at NTSB, says flights should have been diverted away from Ukraine due to previous shoot-downs.

  • Ukraine sees temporary ceasefire after MH17

    Pro-Russian rebels have agreed to a temporary ceasefire after the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. CNBC's Sri Jegarajah reports from Kuala Lumpur with the latest.

  • There were no issues with MH17's flight path: Pro

    Glen Winn, Instructor, USC Aviation Safety and Security Program, explains why the Malaysian jet had the right to fly over eastern Ukraine, despite fighting between Ukrainian and pro-Russian rebels.

  • MH17 plane tragedy was 'unprecedented': Expert

    John Cox, CEO, Safety Operating Systems, says the missile that hit the Malaysia Airlines jet was at an unprecedented altitude and hence, it is appropriate to block the airspace over Ukraine.

  • What MH17 means for Putin's strategy in Ukraine

    Ian Bremmer, President and Founder of Eurasia Group, says Russian president Vladimir Putin needs to reassess his "all-in strategy" in Ukraine after the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

  • Flight MH17: The Russian media perspective

    CNBC's Dina Gusovsky provides insight to how the Russian media is reporting on the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet which was shot down in Ukraine.

  • MH17 death toll now 298

    Malaysia Airlines has issued a new statement on the total number of passengers killed when its passenger jet MH17 was shot down, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.

  • Tracking the market reaction to MH17, Israel risks

    Scott Nations, CIO & President of NationsShares, discusses how equities and gold are reacting to the Malaysia Airlines jet crash in Ukraine and Israel's ground action in Gaza.

  • Ex-CIA boss: MH17 may be shot down by Russian rebels

    James Woolsey, former Director of the CIA from 1993 to 1995, says it is possible that pro-Russian rebels may have mistaken the Malaysia Airlines jet for a cargo plane.

  • Russia-Ukraine finger pointing battle

    One day after President Obama announced new western sanctions against Russia, the finger pointing between Ukraine and Russia continues. CNBC's Scott Cohn reports fighting has been intensifying in recent days.

  • Malaysia Airlines flight shot down

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau says the debris from the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet which was shot down over Ukraine spans at least 9 miles, according to witnesses on the ground.