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  • Edward Snowden speaks remotely at SXSW.

    Saying it is a "fair concern," NSA leaker Edward Snowden tells NBC News why he's in Russia.

  • Despite a slew of major international issues, global markets are remaining relatively steady, says Ron Insana.

  • Striking miners demonstrate in Marikana, 40 kms away from Rustenburg, in the South African platinum belt on May 13, 2014.

    Months of mining strikes in South Africa sent its economy into contraction in the first quarter, and with no end in sight, the outlook remains bleak.

  • Group of Sikh pilgrims walking by the Golden Temple

    Investors may have fallen out of love with emerging markets (EM) but some say the tide is turning as EM stocks catch up with developed market peers.

  • Anti-coup protesters hold banners in front of portraits of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej during a demonstration at Victory Monument in Bangkok, Thailand.

    Thai coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha said he had been formally endorsed by the king, and warned he would use force if protests flared up again.

  • As Malaysia-based low-cost carrier AirAsia gets set for takeoff in India, CEO Tony Fernandes says there couldn't have been a better time to launch a new business in the country.

  • Bargain hunters sharpening their knives in hopes Thailand’s coup will bring buying opportunities should put the silverware away, Goldman said.

  • Thai army soldiers secure the grounds of the venue for peace talks between pro- and anti-government groups on Thursday in Bangkok, a few hours before the army chief announced armed forces were seizing power.

    Thailand's economy was already struggling before the country's military seized power in a bloodless coup Thursday, saying it needed to restore order after six months of protests aimed at ousting the elected government.

  • Pro-Russian armed militants stand guard at a barricade which faces a position manned by Ukrainian army soldiers near the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk, Donetsk region, on May 23, 2014.

    Russia has prepared a secret document detailing actions if Western nations impose further sanctions over Moscow's involvement in Ukraine.

  • Black Bloc protesters Group clash with policemen to protest against the World Cup, May 15, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    ‘Black Bloc’ has gained infamy for fighting police. But who really are these protesters who plan to run riot at the World Cup? Global Post reports.

  • A supporter takes a picture of a map of India made of flowers with a picture of BJP leader Narendra Modi on it at the party's headquarters.

    More U.S. businesses are pursuing India after the election of pro-business leader Narendra Modi as prime minister.

  • Vladimir Putin, Russia's president, pauses during a global business leaders summit at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF)

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has outlined his plans for a new Eurasian union, as he slammed Western powers over sanctions.

  • Russia's President Vladimir Putin attends an economic forum in Saint Petersburg, on May 23, 2014.

    Vladimir Putin's disruptive moves in Ukraine are aimed at keeping his grip on power in Moscow, said hedge fund boss William Browder, in reaction to CNBC's interview with the Russian leader.

  • Thailand's military coup may have shaken confidence in the country's outlook, but businesses and investors are taking democracy's loss in stride.

  • Take a look at this month's images from Thailand's political crisis.

  • Thai army soldiers secure the grounds of the venue for peace talks between pro- and anti-government groups on Thursday in Bangkok, a few hours before the army chief announced armed forces were seizing power.

    Thailand's latest military coup comes in a drastically changed political milieu and its economy's Teflon status is already showing scratches.

  • Policymakers at the WEF in Manila this week say capital outflows from emerging markets are likely once the Fed signals rate hikes, but any selling should be limited.

  • IPO of JD.com at the Nasdaq market site

    On the back of its IPO, JD.com's chief financial officer, Sidney Huang, downplayed the company's lack of profit.

  • Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller and CNPC General manager Zhou Jiping shake hands as Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping look on, Shanghai, May 21, 2014.

    The gas deal signals changes for several key global issues, and it will give Putin bragging rights in the face of recent Western sanctions.

  • Visa and Mastercard payment systems on an automated teller machine inside a Credit Bank of Moscow branch in Moscow, Russia, April 22, 2014.

    Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Thursday he was confident a "reasonable solution" would be found for Visa and Mastercard.