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  • Russia denies involvement in Crimea

    Russia says its forces were not involved in seizing two airports in Ukraine's Crimea region, reports NBC's Jim Maceda.

  • Ukraine: Tensions in Crimea escalate

    Tensions in the Ukrainian region of Crimea escalated further on Friday morning after the two local airports were seized by armed men, NBC's Jim Maceda reports.

  • What is happening in Thailand?

    Joseph Liow, Associate Dean at S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, analyzes latest developments in Thailand and weighs comments about the embattled Southeast Asian country becoming the next Ukraine.

  • Russian position collapsed in Ukraine: Pro

    Don Jensen, Center for Transatlantic Relations, David Goldman, Macrostrategy president, discusses Russia's involvement in Ukraine's turmoil.

  • Vladimir Putin attends a meeting outside Moscow on February 26, 2014.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the government to consider humanitarian assistance to the Russian-speaking region of Crimea.

  • Ukraine hemorrhaging money, needs help: Pro

    Business Insider's Michael Kelley discusses coming important events, including an IMF visit to Ukraine. CNBC's Jeff Cox weighs in.

  • Ukraine needs to eradicate corruption: CEO

    Lena Minitch, CEO of Ukraine High Technology & YPO member argues that she was forced to flee Ukraine due to corrupt tax authorities & discusses what the new government needs to do to boost growth.

  • IMF's Lagarde: Team is on way to Ukraine

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports the IMF is sending a team to the Ukraine to meet with the interim government to see if they require bailout assistance.

  • Turmoil in Ukraine

    Ukraine's acting president is warning Russia against any military aggression in Crimea and suspected pro-Russian gunmen seized a regional governmental headquarters and parliament in the area. NBC's Jim Maceda reports.

  • How to get a job at Google: Friedman

    Thomas Friedman, The New York Times foreign affairs columnist, discusses his takeaways after interviewing Laszlo Bock, Google's head of human resources. Google doesn't put a lot of stock in GPAs and to some extent college degrees now, the company cares about what you do with what you know, says Friedman.

  • When you 'win' Ukraine, you win a bill: Friedman

    Thomas Friedman, The New York Times foreign affairs columnist, discusses the economic and political toll of helping a country like Ukraine.

  • Russia won't let Ukraine go without a fight: Friedman

    Thomas Friedman, The New York Times foreign affairs columnist, shares his thoughts on turmoil in Syria, and Russia's role in Ukraine's revolution. This is really strategic for the Russians to project themselves as a global superpower, says Friedman.

  • US role in helping Ukraine

    Western economic aid to Ukraine is slow to come, reports CNBC's Steve Liesman, with the latest details on rising tensions in the area. There has to be a government in place first, says Liesman.

  • Ukraine: Leadership introduces cabinet

    Ukraine's new leadership introduced its cabinet on Wednesday evening, comprising known technocrats and new figures as Russian "war games" get into motion, reports NBC's Jim Maceda from Moscow.

  • US dollar rising on risk aversion: Pro

    Brendan Brown, Head of Research AT Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Internationaltion of the U.S. dollar, says the U.S. dollar is getting a boost in safe-haven status as Ukraine's unrest continues.

  • Russia conducts military exercise near Ukraine border

    Russian president Vladimir Putin dispatched army troops to Ukraine's borders for a military exercise, days after the fall of Viktor Yanukovych. The U.S. has warned any military intervention would be a "grave mistake". NBC's Richard Engel reports.

  • Secretary of State John Kerry

    Secretary of State John Kerry said the U.S. plans to provide $1 billion in loan guarantees and will consider direct assistance.

  • Bill Cohen: In Russia's interest to see stable Ukraine

    Former Defense Secretary William Cohen weighs in on the "serious" situation in Ukraine. Cohen says it is in Russia's interest to cooperate and see a stable Ukraine.

  • Russia tests battle readiness

    NBC's Andrea Mitchell spoke with Secretary of State John Kerry about Vladimir Putin's orders to put the military to test its readiness.

  • US considering loan to Ukraine

    CNBC's John Harwood reports Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. is considering a $1 billion loan to Ukraine.