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  • Putin's 10-day absence is damaging: Pro

    Andrei Illarionov, senior fellow at Cato Institute, says Russian president Putin's 10 unexplained days out of public view has caused "substantial damage" to public perception that he is a strong leader.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin on March 5. 2015.

    Russia is trouble thanks to low oil prices, Jeff Saut, chief investment strategist at Raymond James, told CNBC.

  • Bussey calls Putin's absence 'odd'

    John Bussey, The Wall Street Journal, weighs in on the intrigue over Vladimir Putin with CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Investing in Russia ETF

    The largest Russia exposed ETF has been down more than four percent since rumors on Vladimir Putin began. Jeff Saut, Raymond James, weighs in on rumors.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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

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

  • 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?

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

  • 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.

  • Vladimir Putin

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

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

  •  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.

  • 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?

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

  • 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.

  • 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

    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.