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Politics Dmitry Medvedev

  • *Case linked to Rosneft's $5 bln acquisition. MOSCOW, Nov 15- Russian law enforcement officials detained Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev on corruption charges linked to a $5 billion acquisition by state oil giant Rosneft, in a case that could lay bare the faultlines in President Vladimir Putin's inner circle. Ulyukayev, a 60- year-old technocrat whose...

  • JERICHO, West Bank, Nov 11- Russia expects Western sanctions over the Ukraine conflict to stay in place despite Donald Trump winning the U.S. presidential election, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Friday.

  • Until recently, tourists paid $50 to visit the crumbling and abandoned former Soviet sites, which served during the Cold War as a defence against naval attack from the Black Sea. After Russia took control of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, signs went up in the woods around the sites warning visitors against entering a "forbidden zone of the Russian Ministry of...

  • *Russia to host World Grain Forum Nov. 18-19. MOSCOW, Oct 31- A global grain forum hosted by Russia next month, the first of its kind in seven years, looks set to be snubbed by Western agriculture ministers as tensions rise over the Syria crisis. Three weeks before the World Grain Forum, to be hosted by the Agriculture Ministry in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on November...

  • MOSCOW, Oct 13- Andrei Shishkin, a vice-president of Russia's top oil producer Rosneft, has been appointed as new chief executive of oil firm Bashneft, Bashneft said on Thursday.

  • *Vladimir Putin's political dominance greater than ever. MOSCOW, Sept 28- Vladimir Putin appears politically invincible after Russia's ruling party won its biggest ever parliamentary majority this month. With a presidential election due in March 2018, Putin, 63, must decide whether or not to run again.

  • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivers an address as part of commemorations for National Heroes' Day in Manila.

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday he would visit Russia and China this year to chart an independent foreign policy.

  • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during a presidential awarding ceremony.

    Filipino fishermen have complained of harassment by Chinese government boats in the Scarborough Shoal.

  • MANILA, Sept 26- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday he would visit Russia and China this year to chart an independent foreign policy and "open alliances" with two powers with historic rivalries with the United States. Duterte said the Philippines was at the "point of no return" in relations with former colonial ruler the United States, so he wanted...

  • MANILA, Sept 26- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday he would visit Russia and China this year to chart an independent foreign policy and "open alliances" with two powers with historic rivalries with the United States. Duterte said the Philippines was at the "point of no return" in its relations with former colonial ruler the United States, so he...

  • MOSCOW, Sept 26- One Thursday evening in March, Elvira Nabiullina, governor of Russia's central bank, faced down a rival in the struggle for influence inside President Vladimir Putin's entourage. At a meeting chaired by Putin, Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev sought the president's blessing for the central bank to give 140 billion roubles to lenders,...

  • MOSCOW, Sept 21- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday the country's budget for the next three years should be based on an average price of oil of $40 per barrel.

  • *Ruling United Russia party increases its majority. MOSCOW, Russia, Sept 19- Vladimir Putin won even greater supremacy over Russia's political system after the ruling United Russia party took three quarters of the seats in parliament in a weekend election, paving the way for him to run for a fourth term as president. With most votes counted, the party, founded by...

  • *Ruling United Russia party increases its majority. MOSCOW, Russia, Sept 19- Vladimir Putin's political allies won a landslide victory in a parliamentary election in Russia, near final results showed on Monday, paving the way for Putin to run for a fourth term as president in 18 months if, as expected, he chooses to do so. The ruling United Russia party, founded by Putin...

  • *Early figures show turnout low. MOSCOW/ UFA, Russia, Sept 19- Allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin comfortably won a parliamentary election, early results showed on Monday, but low turnout suggested a softening of enthusiasm for the ruling elite 18 months before the next presidential election. Putin, speaking to United Russia campaign staff a few minutes...

  • MOSCOW/ SARANSK, Russia, Sept 18- Allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin comfortably won a parliamentary election on Sunday, but early indications were that turnout was low, suggesting a softening of enthusiasm for the ruling elite 18 months away from the next presidential election. Putin, speaking to United Russia campaign staff a few minutes after...

  • MOSCOW, Sept 18- Russian President Vladimir Putin said the ruling United Russia party won Sunday's parliamentary election. "We can say with certainty that the party has won," Putin told campaign workers at the United Russia headquarters, standing alongside United Russia leader and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Alluding to a sharp slowdown in the Russian...

  • *Russia holding parliamentary elections on Sunday. *United Russia party seen gaining larger majority. MOSCOW/ SARANSK, Russia, Sept 18- The ruling United Russia party won 44.5 percent in a parliamentary election on Sunday, an exit poll showed, slightly down on the last election but still enough to preserve the dominance of President Vladimir Putin's allies in...

  • MOSCOW, Sept 18- The ruling United Russia party obtained 44.5 percent in Russia's parliamentary election on Sunday, an exit poll by the state-run VTsIOM pollster showed. United Russia, led by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, obtained 49 percent of the vote in the previous election in 2011.. Liberal opposition parties, the only group openly critical of Russian...

  • *Russia holding parliamentary elections on Sunday. MOSCOW/ SARANSK, Russia, Sept 18- The ruling United Russia party is expected to win even greater dominance over Russia's parliament in an election on Sunday, showing that support for President Vladimir Putin is holding up despite sanctions and a deep economic slowdown. By 1700 GMT on Sunday, most polling...