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  • Stubbs: Seeing more Russian state control

    Discussing the cease-fire between Ukraine and Russia, Alexander Stubbs, Prime Minister of Finland, says "we're seeing more elements of state control" with Russia trying to do everything to save its economy.

  • Vladimir Putin

    Former Clinton Deputy Treasury Secretary Roger Altman tells CNBC it's too early to say if the Russia-Ukraine cease-fire is a good deal.

  • The U.S. Capitol.

    The debate over President Obama's authority to use the U.S. armed forces to fight ISIS might just come down to the definition of the word "enduring."

  • Ukrainian servicemen load rockets before launching them toward pro-Russian separatist forces outside Debaltseve, eastern Ukraine February 8, 2015.

    The cease-fire agreement is only hours old and doesn't start until Sunday, but analysts fear the deal will fail.

  • Ukraine is 'not a big macro driver' for US

    Brian Reynolds, chief market strategist at Rosenblatt Securities, talks about the current state of the U.S. economy, and says the agreement between Russia and Ukraine is not a big macro driver.

  • Minsk agreement: Must be implemented

    Discussing the ceasefire deal reached between Russia and Ukraine, Rob Carnell, chief international economist at ING, says while it's a positive start, there needs to be an "implementation on the ground" to ensure that the agreement follows through.

  • Have markets reacted to the ceasefire?

    A ceasefire deal between Ukraine and Russia has been made. Simon Quijano-Evans, head of EM research at Commerzbank, discusses market reaction.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin attends peace talks over Eastern Ukraine.

    A cease-fire between Russia and Ukraine will start Sunday, Russian President Vladimir Putin says.

  • Ukraine deal: A 'necessary' start, not a solution

    It appears that Russia's Vladimir Putin and Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko have reached an agreement on peace in Ukraine. Christopher Granville, managing director at Trusted Sources, discusses.

  • Will a Russian ceasefire end sanctions?

    Could the agreement in Minsk between Russia and Ukraine lead to a lift in Western sanctions? James Butterfill, global equity strategist at Coutts, weighs in.

  • Minsk agreement eases market concerns

    Discussing the agreement between Russia and Ukraine, Philip Shaw, chief economist at Investec says "it's a long way before we get a permanent ceasefire," but it's a step toward easing markets' concerns.

  • Ex-Putin advisor: 'Hard to expect progress on Ukraine'

    Andrei Illarionov, former chief economic advisor to Russian President Putin, outlines the "bad signs" that are hampering the achievement of a ceasefire in Ukraine.

  • What are the chances of a Ukraine ceasefire?

    Roman Popadiuk, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, discusses news that leaders of Russia, France, Germany and Ukraine are meeting to negotiate a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine.

  • President Barack Obama

    While seeking authorization for the use of force against ISIS, Obama stressed he was not asking for another ground war in the region.

  • Cyprus to Greece: Take care where you look for aid

    Could Greece look to Russia if its debt negotiations fall through with European leaders? Harris Georgiades, Cyprus' finance minister weighs in.

  • Ukraine summit: Expect no deal yet

    Leaders are converging in Belarus to discuss the Ukraine crisis. Martina Bozadzhieva, head of research for EMEA at Frontier Strategy Group, says there's a sense of urgency within Europe to find a solution, however the crisis could drag out for longer.

  • ISIS fighter, North American ISIS fighter, Islamic State

    U.S. President Barack Obama sent Congress his text for an authorization to use military force in the campaign against Islamic State.

  • Ukraine ambassador: 'Russia is finding a new enemy'

    Pavlo Sultansky, Ukrainian Ambassador to Singapore, attributes unrest in Ukraine to Russia's attempt of finding an external enemy so as to "postpone the collapse of the country."

  • Greece hasn't asked Russia for aid: Fin Min

    At the G-20 get-together, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov tells CNBC that Moscow has received no request from Greece for aid as yet.

  • Ukrainian servicemen load rockets before launching them toward pro-Russian separatist forces outside Debaltseve, eastern Ukraine February 8, 2015.

    Kiev authorities announce national guard has launched an offensive against pro-Russian separatists near Mariupol.