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  • *Asset swap with BASF gives Russians more access. FRANKFURT/ MILAN, Sept 4- Russia's Gazprom has bolstered its industrial presence in the heart of Europe with two major gas deals that were announced on Friday despite ongoing tensions with Moscow over the conflict in eastern Ukraine. The first of the deals, an asset swap with German chemicals group BASF that gives...

  • BERLIN— Germany's BASF SE is reviving a planned asset swap with Russian gas company Gazprom that was called off last December. BASF said Friday that the two companies have agreed to complete the asset swap by the end of this year. The swap will see BASF subsidiary Wintershall transfer its share in a jointly operated natural gas trading and storage business to...

  • FRANKFURT/ MILAN, Sept 4- Russia's Gazprom increased its industrial muscle in the heart of Europe on Friday, bulking up through deals on asset swaps and more pipeline capacity with energy companies keen to get back to business as usual. Gazprom secured access to western European gas storage as well as a deal with industry partners to double the capacity of the...

  • *Some people see parallels with Greece. LONDON, Sept 3- Bondholders cheering Ukraine's debt swap face the risk that Kiev will return to the bargaining table within a few years, following the path Greece trod after its 2012 restructuring. Ukraine's sovereign bonds have rallied 40 percent to trade up to 75 cents per dollar of face value following the Aug. 27...

  • BEIJING/ MOSCOW, Sept 3- Russia and Venezuela need to combine efforts to lift oil prices, President Vladimir Putin told his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro on Thursday, but refused to spell out any specific action, including output cuts. The economies of both Russia and Venezuela, two major producers, are highly dependent on proceeds from the sale of oil, the...

  • BEIJING/ MOSCOW, Sept 3- Russia and Venezuela need to combine efforts to lift oil prices, President Vladimir Putin told his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro on Thursday, but refused to spell out any specific action, including output cuts. The economies of the two major producers are highly dependent on proceeds from the sale of oil, the price of which has...

  • KIEV, Ukraine— Ukraine's parliament has passed a measure banning Russians from establishing or being involved in the business of television and radio stations in the country. The measure that passed Thursday says no one involved in the broadcast business can be from a country regarded by Ukraine as an aggressor. Ukraine already has banned Russian television...

  • Migrants, including thee men from Benin, who had arrived by train to Germany sit on cots while waiting to register at a center for migrants at a facility of the German Federal Police (Bundespolizei) on August 31, 2015 in Rosenheim, Germany.

    People displaced by wars in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan are fleeing to Europe, where leaders are divided over how to handle the influx.

  • *Some people see parallels with Greece. LONDON, Sept 3- Bondholders cheering Ukraine's debt swap face the risk that Kiev will return to the bargaining table within a few years, following the path Greece trod after its 2012 restructuring. Ukraine's sovereign bonds have rallied 40 percent to trade up to 75 cents per dollar of face value following the Aug. 27...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 3- The United States has imposed sanctions on Russian and Chinese companies, including Russian state-owned arms exporter Rosoboronexport, for violating a U.S. law restricting weapons trade with Iran, North Korea and Syria. The State Department's notice did not specify how each company had run afoul of the United States' Iran, North Korea, and...

  • BEIJING/ MOSCOW, Sept 3- Russia and Venezuela need to combine efforts to lift oil prices, President Vladimir Putin told his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro on Thursday, but refused to spell out any specific action, including output cuts. The economies of major producers Russia and Venezuela are highly dependent on proceeds from the sale of oil, the price of...

  • MOSCOW, Sept 3- U.S. carmaker Ford's Russian venture, Ford Sollers, opened a $275 million engine plant on Thursday, which will help make its Russian-produced vehicles less dependent on imported components and currency fluctuations. Ford does not currently make any engines in Russia. New car sales in Russia are forecast to drop 36 percent this year to 1.55 million,...

  • BEIJING/ MOSCOW, Sept 3- Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to China produced a clutch of new deals on Thursday, but failed to secure funding for vital infrastructure projects, underscoring the limits to a relationship Moscow casts as a counterweight to the West. Increasingly isolated because of its actions in Ukraine, the Kremlin has talked up ties with...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 3- The United States has imposed sanctions on Russian and Chinese companies, including Russian state-owned arms exporter Rosoboronexport, for violating a U.S. rule restricting trade with Iran, North Korea and Syria. The U.S. State Department published a notice of the sanctions in the Federal Register on Wednesday. The State Department's...

  • BEIJING, Sept 3- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday he would talk to Russian President Vladimir Putin about what could be done to stabilize world oil markets and prices. Maduro made the comments as the two men, both leaders of major oil producing countries, began talks in Beijing, after attending a military parade to mark 70 years since the end of...

  • BUDAPEST, Sept 3- A train full of migrants bound for Sopron, a town near the Austrian border, has left Budapest's eastern railway station, a Reuters reporter witnessed on Thursday.

  • *Ukraine simmers after moves to give more autonomy to rebels. *Chances of fulfilling end-of-year aims of Minsk deal seem dim. *Poroshenko sees hope in West keeping sanctions on Russia.

  • PARIS— More than 1,000 tractors— and a few cows— descended on Paris on Thursday in a boisterous protest by farmers who blocked highways to express their anger over falling prices for their goods and high taxes. Andie Le Mellionnec, 59, has run a dairy farm in western France for 40 years. Sporting a red hat, traditional to his home region of Brittany, and a Breton flag as a...

  • LONDON, Sept 2- Truckers caught up in Europe's migrant crisis say business is increasingly disrupted by queues and stowaways, but they are far more worried governments will step up border controls. If the border-free zone within Europe were to disintegrate or be scrapped, it would call into question not only the road haulage industry's own, time-sensitive...

  • MOSCOW, Sept 2- A meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro, during which they will discuss stabilising oil prices, is unlikely to yield any concrete results, a senior Russian source said on Wednesday. Putin and Maduro will attend a military parade in Beijing marking 70 years since the end of World War Two in...