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  • LJUBLJANA, Slovenia— Russian President Vladimir Putin is visiting European Union and NATO- member Slovenia this weekend, signaling a bid to maintain ties amid simmering tensions between the Kremlin and the two Western-led blocs. Still, Slovenia has been careful to portray Putin's visit on Saturday as strictly informal— officially Putin is coming to attend a...

  • MOSCOW— Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev accepted Thursday the resignation of the head of the customs agency, several days after investigators searched his home and founds hundreds of thousand dollars stashed in shoe boxes. Investigators earlier this week searched the house of Andrei Belyaninov as part of a probe into alcohol smuggling.

  • *NATO bombing of 1999 still remembered in Serbia. BELGRADE, July 3- Serbia is performing a delicate balancing act between its European aspirations, partnership with NATO and its centuries-old religious, ethnic and political alliance with Russia. Belgrade is also quietly moving towards NATO despite the reservations of most Serbians but it is wary of damaging...

  • *NATO bombing of 1999 still remembered in Serbia. BELGRADE, July 3- Serbia is performing a delicate balancing act between its European aspirations, partnership with NATO and its centuries-old religious, ethnic and political alliance with Russia. Belgrade is also quietly moving towards NATO despite the reservations of most Serbians but it is wary of damaging...

  • *NATO bombing of 1999 still remembered in Serbia. BELGRADE, July 3- Serbia is performing a delicate balancing act between its European aspirations, partnership with NATO and its centuries-old religious, ethnic and political alliance with Russia. Belgrade is also quietly moving towards NATO despite the reservations of most Serbians but it is wary of damaging...

  • *NATO bombing of 1999 still remembered in Serbia. BELGRADE, July 3- Serbia is performing a delicate balancing act between its European aspirations, partnership with NATO and its centuries-old religious, ethnic and political alliance with Russia. Belgrade is also quietly moving towards NATO despite the reservations of most Serbians but it is wary of damaging...

  • *NATO bombing of 1999 still remembered in Serbia. BELGRADE, July 3- Serbia is performing a delicate balancing act between its European aspirations, partnership with NATO and its centuries-old religious, ethnic and political alliance with Russia. Belgrade is also quietly moving towards NATO despite the reservations of most Serbians but it is wary of damaging...

  • *NATO bombing of 1999 still remembered in Serbia. BELGRADE, July 3- Serbia is performing a delicate balancing act between its European aspirations, partnership with NATO and its centuries-old religious, ethnic and political alliance with Russia. Belgrade is also quietly moving towards NATO despite the reservations of most Serbians but it is wary of damaging...

  • *NATO bombing of 1999 still remembered in Serbia. BELGRADE, July 3- Serbia is performing a delicate balancing act between its European aspirations, partnership with NATO and its centuries-old religious, ethnic and political alliance with Russia. Belgrade is also quietly moving towards NATO despite the reservations of most Serbians but it is wary of damaging...

  • MOSCOW, July 2- Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Saturday that Russia cannot ramp up spending and give it away in cheap credits to support economic growth. An economic advisory group close to the Kremlin has called for the government to increase spending ahead of Russia's parliamentary elections in September to help the economy out of recession and...

  • MOSCOW, May 31- Moscow's new international airport is set to open next month with only a handful of airlines and faces a struggle to win passengers from rivals after Russia's economic crisis. The Zhukovsky airport terminal was inaugurated by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Monday, part of a 10 billion rouble project to redevelop a cargo airfield and Cold War...

  • MOSCOW, May 10- VTB, Russia's second biggest lender, does not expect a return on 243 billion roubles of toxic assets held by its Bank of Moscow and has moved them to a specially created "bad bank", a VTB executive said. Bank of Moscow, once Russia's fifth-largest by assets, was taken over by VTB in 2011 via a number of transactions involving the City of Moscow and after...

  • MOSCOW, April 22- Rosneft, Russia's biggest oil producer, said on Friday its board had recommended paying a dividend of 11.75 roubles per share on its profits last year, up from the 8.21 roubles paid for 2014.. The payout is less than the dividend rate of 50 percent of net profits that Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has ordered state-owned companies to pay...

  • MOSCOW, April 22- Rosneft, Russia's biggest oil producer, said on Friday its board had recommended paying a dividend of 11.73 roubles per share on its profits last year, up from the 8.21 roubles paid for 2014.. The payout is less than the dividend rate of 50 percent of net profits that Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has ordered state-owned companies to pay...

  • MOSCOW, April 21- Russia should use an average oil price of $40 per barrel as the benchmark for its 2017-2019 budgets, the Economy Ministry said on Thursday, giving in to Finance Ministry arguments for fiscal caution. A slide in oil prices and Western sanctions have pushed Russia into recession, complicating the Finance Ministry's task of keeping the budget...

  • MOSCOW, April 19- Russia's troubled state development bank Vnesheconombank should be split into a commercial bank and a development institution, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday. VEB is also in difficulties because of Western sanctions imposed on Russia two years ago for its policies towards Ukraine. Russia's government has allocated 150...

  • MOSCOW, April 19- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday ordered state companies to spend 50 percent of their profits on dividend payouts in 2016, according to a document published on the government website. The measure is expected to boost federal budget revenues by 100 billion roubles, Medvedev told the lower chamber of Russia's parliament as he...

  • MOSCOW, April 12- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed an order on Tuesday removing Olga Dergunova from the posts of head of the Federal Agency for the Management of State Property and deputy economy minister.

  • MOSCOW, March 30- Russian Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said on Wednesday he supported a decision to restructure state development bank VEB's debts to the central bank as part of rescue measures for the troubled lender. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told VEB's supervisory board on Tuesday that the government would provide 150 billion roubles to...

  • MOSCOW, March 21- Russian investigators said on Monday they had been able to retrieve data from a damaged cockpit voice recorder recovered from the scene of a plane crash at the weekend in southern Russia that killed all 62 people on board. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ordered officials to examine whether Russia's flight safety rules needed to be tightened...