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  • Nearly 1 million protest in Brazil Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 1:21 PM ET
    Nearly 1 million protest in Brazil

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera provides insight to protests in Brazil over discontent with the re-elected President Dilma Rousseff. Also, video of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro addressing his supporters.

  • Putin reappears & Varoufakis' middle finger Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 12:24 PM ET
    Putin reappears & Varoufakis' middle finger

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the top headlines around the globe, including a picture of the Greek FM Yanis Varoufakis giving Germany the middle finger before he was finance minister.

  • STRELNA, Russia, March 16- Russian President Vladimir Putin reappeared on Monday after 10 unexplained days out of public view, laughing off the "gossip" over his health that had erupted during his absence. Putin's return to public view coincided with Russia's biggest military exercises since ties with the West sank to a post-Cold War low over the Ukraine crisis.

  • Vladimir Putin reappears in public, no answers Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 10:35 AM ET
    Vladimir Putin trappears in public, no answers

    CNBC's Geoff Cutmore reports on speculation about Vladimir Putin's absence after a mysterious 11-day absence.

  • There's Putin! Russian prez emerges after absence Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 7:16 AM ET
    There's Putin! Russian prez emerges after absence

    CNBC's Geoff Cutmore reports Russian President Vladimir Putin has been spotted in public.

  • Russian PM Putin will make appearance Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 6:30 AM ET
    Russian PM Putin will make appearance

    A Kremlin source has told NBC that Russian president, Vladimir Putin, will make an appearance today when he meets the president of Kyrgyzstan. CNBC's Geoff Cutmore reports.

  • Where in the world is Vladimir Putin? Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 6:04 AM ET
    Where in the world is Vladimir Putin?

    CNBC's Geoff Cutmore heads to Russia to cut through all the rumors about President Putin's whereabouts.

  • MOSCOW, 16 March- Russia's oil export duty is expected to rise 23.6 percent to $130.8 per tonne in April, its first increase after seven months of decline on higher oil prices, calculations by the Finance Ministry and Reuters showed on Monday. The average Urals price for the period was $58.15 per barrel, up from $49.98 in the previous period, said Alexander Sakovich,...

  • China to launch deposit insurance: Good or bad? Sunday, 15 Mar 2015 | 11:14 PM ET
    China to launch deposit insurance: Good or bad?

    David Kuo, CEO of the Motley Fool Singapore, explains why he likes the launch of a nationwide deposit insurance scheme in China.

  • Putin describes secret meeting to take Crimea Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 7:17 AM ET
    Vladimir Putin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has described a secret meeting with officials last year when Russia decided it would take Crimea.

  • BFFs? Why Russia and Cyprus are getting cozy again Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 7:58 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades

    Russia is getting close to Cyprus once again, despite their relationship being sorely tested when the island's banking system collapsed in 2013.

  • Ukraine currency in limbo after central bank u-turn Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 3:56 AM ET

    Ukraine came under greater economic pressure after unexpectedly banning most currency trading and then abruptly reversing course.

  • Ex-Labour spin doctor: Putin's a Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
     Ex-Labour spin doctor: Putin's a

    U.K. political strategist and former press secretary to Tony Blair, Alastair Campbell, says that, whether we like it or not, Vladmir Putin is pursuing long-term plans to regain power for Russia.

  • This is Putin's objective in Ukraine: Expert Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 3:22 PM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin.

    This is what Putin wants to accomplish in Ukraine, and it's beginning to look like that may happen, a military expert says.

  • Putin's objective; When does he stop? Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 1:09 PM ET
    Putin's objective; When does he stop?

    Col. Jack Jacobs, MSNBC military analyst, discusses Russian President Vladimir Putin's motives.

  • What is Ukraine's economic outlook? Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 4:40 AM ET
    What is Ukraine's economic outlook?

    Is Russia's strongest card the fact that its economy is stronger than Ukraine's? Timothy Ash, head of Emergind Market research at Standard Bank, weighs in with his thoughts.

  • Russia sanctions 'do not have a deterrent effect' Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 2:32 PM ET
    Ukrainian servicemen leave an area near Debaltseve, Ukraine, Feb. 18, 2015.

    Experts are casting doubt on how much effect new European Union sanctions will have on Russia's economy.

  • Cease-fire: Financial assistance trumps military Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 5:45 AM ET
    Cease-fire: Financial assistance trumps military

    Barry Eichengreen, professor of economics and political science at Berkeley University, says that meaningful financial assistance for Ukraine would be more effective than military intervention from the West.

  • Ukraine-Russia ceasefire 'won't work': Kiev Post Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 1:30 AM ET
    Ukraine-Russia ceasefire 'won't work': Kiev Post

    Brian Bonner, chief editor of the Kiev Post, says the cease-fire negotiated between Russia and Ukraine will not work, following reports of continued fighting despite the deal.

  • Why Russia's rich and powerful still back Putin Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 11:57 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin

    Despite having lost millions of dollars because of sanctions against Russia, the rich there still support their leader.