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White House Wars and Military Conflicts


  • Putin treating Ukraine like a brother? Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 6:35 AM ET
    Putin treating Ukraine like a brother?

    Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was like a "bear in a corner" when he was discussing the West's sanctions on Russia, says CNBC's Hadley Gamble. Putin said Russia would respect Ukraine as a "brotherly country".

  • Ukraine crisis more riskier than ISIS? Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 4:30 AM ET
    Ukraine crisis more riskier than ISIS?

    The geopolitical tensions from the crisis in Ukraine is "taking a toll" on both Russia and Ukraine's economy says Moritz Kraemer, sovereign chief ratings officer at Standard & Poor's.

  • Putin's speech to focus on plans for Russia Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 4:00 AM ET
    Putin's speech to focus on plans for Russia

    Russian PM Vladimir Putin is likely to focus on "laying out plans" for Russia in his key speech, says Christopher Granville, MD at Trusted Sources.

  • Russia recession worries rattle bond markets Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 10:52 AM ET

    Bond yields and the cost of insuring the country against default rising on fears of intensifying sanctions, recession and falling oil prices.

  • Ukraine nuclear accident 'no threat': Minister Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 10:38 AM ET
    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk

    Ukraine's Energy Minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn said an accident at the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant in southeast Ukraine posed no danger.

  • Confidence in Hungary hit by sanctions: Minister Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 11:52 AM ET
    Budapest, Hungary

    Business confidence in former Soviet satellite Hungary has been hit by the international sanctions imposed on Russia following its Ukraine incursion.

  • Reaching behind the Iron Curtain for yield Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 5:37 PM ET

    Perniciously low yields are driving investors ever further afield, but it isn't clear they should embrace beaten down markets behind the former iron curtain.

  • Latvia's airline market is still promising: CEO Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    Latvia's airline market is still promising: CEO

    Martin Gauss, CEO of Air Baltic, talks about the environment for airlines in Latvia currently, given the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

  • 2 female bombers kill up to 30 in Nigeria Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 7:47 AM ET
    Sacks of grain on display at Dawanau grain market, the largest grain market in west Africa, on the outskirts of the northern Nigerian city of Kano

    Two female suicide bombers blew themselves in a crowded market in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, killing at least 30 people.

  • France suspends delivery of warship to Russia Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 7:16 AM ET

    France is suspending the planned delivery of a warship to Russia, citing the "current situation" in eastern Ukraine.

  • Israel weighs strike vs. Iran: Report Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 | 5:22 PM ET

    The nuclear pact being negotiated with Iran is unpalatable to Israel, and may hasten a confrontation with Tehran, according to a report.

  • US, Turkey stay at odds over ISIS, Syria Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 | 2:59 PM ET

    Top officials from the U.S. and Turkey emerged from a meeting offering no indication that the two countries had bridged their differences.

  • Friday marks one year since protests erupted in Kiev, which snowballed into the biggest upheaval Ukraine has seen since the end of the Soviet Union.

  • Ukraine crisis: No clear solution yet Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 5:30 AM ET
    Ukraine crisis: No clear solution yet

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble talks about how severe the conflict between Russia and Ukraine is becoming with around 13 people a day are dying.

  • Police chief: Very strong risk of City cyberattack Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 7:34 AM ET
    ISIS fighter, North American ISIS fighter, Islamic State

    There is a very strong likelihood that Islamist terrorists will launch a cyberattack, the head of the City of London police warned. The FT reports.

  • Trouble for markets in 2015? Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 5:45 AM ET
    Trouble for markets in 2015?

    Chad Morganlander, portfolio manager at Stifel says that whilst the S&P500 continues to move higher, geopolitical concerns and global growth deceleration may cause trouble in 2015 for markets.

  • China will never eclipse US: Report Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 7:21 PM ET
    China will never eclipse US: Report

    The mainland will never become the dominant power in Asia, according to a report by Australia's not-for-profit think tank Kokoda Foundation. CNBC's Samantha Loring has more.

  • Putin isn't like other leaders: Pro Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 5:20 AM ET
    Putin isn't like other leaders: Pro

    Tina Fordham, chief political analyst at Citi talks about how we should assess Putin's next moves, saying we should not think about Putin like "other leaders", as he's very much "motivated" by a "geopolitical calculus", rather than economic calculus.

  • 'I'm out of here,' Putin tells G-20 gathering Saturday, 15 Nov 2014 | 8:50 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin

    Russia's Vladimir Putin plans to leave the G-20 early, a member of his delegation said, after Western leaders blasted Moscow for the Ukraine crisis.

  • Is there anything the West can do to stop Putin? Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 5:00 AM ET
    Pro-Russian rebel military vehicle with Russian flag on top of it, rolls towards Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Nov. 10, 2014.

    There are only three sectors that matter much to the Kremlin, and the West is hard-pressed to find new ways to penalize any of them.