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  • Russia talks: Will we see a ceasefire? Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 11:20 AM ET
    Russia talks: Will we see a ceasefire?

    Angela Merkel and François Hollande are in Russia to discuss a ceasefire. Joseph Dayan, head of markets at BCS Financial Group, weighs in on whether it will successful.

  • Will Putin take the bait during peace talks? Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 6:47 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin

    Efforts to establish a peace deal between Russia and Ukraine after weeks of heightened violence are to be stepped up a gear Friday.

  • German, French leaders take peace plan to Moscow Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 3:21 AM ET

    The leaders of Germany and France announced a new peace plan for Ukraine on Thursday, flying to Kiev with a proposal they would then take on to Moscow.

  • Saudi Fin Min talks US relations after 9/11 rumors Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 5:10 AM ET
    Saudi Fin Min discusses 9/11 rumors

    Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf, finance minister of Saudi Arabia, discusses his country's relationship with the U.S., following rumors that Saudi royals funded the 9/11 attacks.

  • Greece, Ukraine and Russia: History lessons Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 6:56 AM ET
    The national flag of Greece and the flag of the European Union fly above a government building in Athens.

    Two of the biggest geopolitical flashpoints this year involve one of the oldest stories of all: creditors chasing their due.

  • Syngenta CEO: Why profits will be lower Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
    Syngenta CEO: Why profits will be lower

    Mike Mack, CEO of Syngenta, expects profits to be down from 2014, due to the lower crop prices and the ruble adding pressure to the company's performance.

  • BP and its future with Russia Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 4:10 AM ET
    BP and its future with Russia

    After 25 years with Russia, Bob Dudley, CEO of BP says his company is "deeply committed" to its relationship with Rosneft, and sees it as a long-term investment.

  • Obama administration is discussing arming Ukraine Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 6:59 PM ET

    "Active and comprehensive discussions" are underway in the Obama administration over whether the United States should provide weapons to Ukrainian forces. NBC News reports.

  • Pentagon says it needs more Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 2:15 PM ET
    Pentagon says it needs more

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports the Pentagon has said it needs more money to update and modernize its capabilities.

  • The 'Russian effect' on oil majors' earnings Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 5:30 AM ET
    The 'Russian effect' on oil majors' earnings

    ExxonMobil is set to report its earnings later today. Iain Reid, analyst at BMO Capital Markets, says that sanctions against Russia may hit aspects of Exxon-Mobil for a short while, however it shouldn't impact their earnings.

  • Peace matters more than rate hikes Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
    Peace matters more than rate hikes

    Ahead of the Russian Central Bank's rate decision, Simon Quijano-Evans, head of EM research at Commerzbank, says there should be more focus on peace in Eastern Ukraine.

  • Will Russia's central bank cut rates? Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
    Will Russia's central bank cut rates?

    If the Russian Central Bank does cut its key rates, city economists will have "eggs spread liberally all over their faces" says CNBC's Geoff Cutmore, who explains more.

  • Could Greece complicate Russian talks? Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Could Greece complicate Russian talks?

    Bill O'Neill, head of the UK investment office at UBS Wealth Management talks about Russia's sanctions and debated whether Greece is using the Russia sanctions as "leverage" in term of debt negotiations.

  • New Russia sanctions: How far will they go? Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 6:39 AM ET
    Russia sanctions economic crisis

    The grip of Western sanctions around the neck of the Russian economy may be squeezed even tighter this week, as the death toll in Ukraine rises.

  • Drones: Military game changer? Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 6:36 AM ET
    Drones: Military game changer?

    We need to work with the private sector, says Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson, Air Force Academy, discussing cyberspace security and the push to update the way the military fights and protects.

  • McCain: Michael Moore 'Sniper' comments 'idiotic' Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 10:35 AM ET
    Bradley Cooper in "American Sniper"

    Sen. John McCain weighs in on the debate over "American Sniper," calling statements by liberal filmmaker Michael Moore "idiotic."

  • UK's Hague slams Russia over Ukraine Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 9:44 AM ET
    Local residents inspect their home, which was damaged by last night's shelling in the village of Sartan, near Mariupol January 20, 2015.

    Moscow's intervention in Ukraine is not "not a wise course for Russia", former U.K. foreign secretary William Hague tells CNBC.

  • Hague: Putin's 'sphere of influence' Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 4:50 AM ET
    Hague: Putin's 'sphere of influence'

    William Hague, leader of the House of Commons, says that if Russia continues to exert its power like it's done with Ukraine, it will result in a "grave deterioration in relations" between itself and Europe.

  • Kremlin aggression is continuing: Eurasia Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 8:43 PM ET
    Kremlin aggression is continuing: Eurasia

    John Herbst, Director of the Eurasia Center at the Atlantic Council, says there has been a creeping seizure of Ukrainian territory since September's ceasefire.

  • Why the chaos in Yemen matters to investors Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 3:30 PM ET
    Houthi rebel fighters patrol a road in Sanaa January 23, 2015.

    The political turmoil in Yemen may seem a peripheral issue, but it has global and regional implications spanning energy and security.