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  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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

    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

    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.

  • "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

    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

    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

    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?

    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?

    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.

  • 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?

    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.

  • Bradley Cooper in "American Sniper"

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

  • 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.