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  • 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.

  • Geopolitics:  Russia makes its case

    As Russian president Vladimir Putin heads to Egypt, Chris Weafer, senior partner at Macro-Advisory says Putin's aim is to show everyone else that Russia is still relevant and a player in geopolitics.

  • Are sanctions enough to deter Russia?

    Anders Aslund, senior fellow at Peterson Institute for International Economics, discusses comments by U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew that Western sanctions are working to resolve Ukraine's crisis.

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets with President Obama in the Oval Office, Feb. 9, 2015.

    President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel reaffirm sanctions until Moscow complies with international law.

  • Europe ends lower as Greece, Russia weigh

    European equities closed lower Monday as negotiations over Greece's bailout program continue and the crisis in Ukraine escalates without a peace deal in sight.

  • Russia: Leaders to reach diplomatic solution?

    Angela Merkel, chancellor of Germany, is heading to the U.S to discuss the Ukraine crisis. Tony Fratto, managing director at Hamilton Place Strategies, weighs in on whether there'll be any progress.

  • UK minister: All have a 'role to play' with Russia

    Philip Hammond, UK's foreign secretary, says every country has a role to play in the Ukraine crisis. CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports the latest.

  • Russia: Hope for a diplomatic solution?

    EU foreign ministers give their response to the Ukraine Crisis. Philip Hammond, UK's foreign minister says the UK does not intend on supplying lethal weaponry to Ukraine. CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports.

  • Russia-Ukraine crisis to weigh on stocks: Pro

    Uwe Parpart, managing director & head of Research at Reorient Financial Markets, says the threat of an escalation in Russia-Ukraine tensions will weigh on European stocks this week.

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a news conference with Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko in Kiev in late August.

    Germany's leader said ending arms to help Ukraine fight pro-Russian separatists would not solve the crisis, drawing rebukes from U.S. politicians.

  • 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.

  • 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.