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  • MOSCOW, June 10- Natural gas supplies to Ukraine and the European Union were stable on Tuesday after a Russian deadline passed for Kiev to pay off some of its debts or face a supply cut, sources at Russian exporter Gazprom said.

  • Why investors remain wary of Russia     Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 2:40 AM ET

    Chris Weafer, senior partner at Macro-Advisory, says investors remain reluctant to increase their exposure to Russia until the risk is further reduced.

  • *Gazprom says Kiev owes more than $4 billion. BRUSSELS, June 9- Officials from Ukraine and Russia met late on Monday in last-minute talks brokered by the European Union to resolve a dispute that could halt the flow of gas from Russia.

  • *Ukraine's president has vowed to put down rebellion. MARYNIVKA/LUHANSK, Ukraine, June 9- Ukrainian border guards stand grim-faced and nervous at the remote Marynivka checkpoint on the frontier with Russia, fearing an attack by pro- Moscow separatists at any time.

  • SOFIA, June 9- Bulgaria has not given up on plans to build the South Stream pipeline to deliver Russian gas to Europe and believes the Gazprom- led project will be completed once issues over its structure are resolved, Energy Minister Dragomir Stoynev said on Monday.

  • *Journalist investigated Chechnya, corruption in Russia. Politkovskaya, an investigative reporter who uncovered state corruption and rights abuses, especially in Chechnya, was gunned down in the lobby of her Moscow apartment block at the age of 48 on Oct. 7, 2006. Kremlin critics and rights campaigners say it symbolises the weakness of the rule of law in Russia.

  • BRUSSELS, June 9- Ukraine and Russia will try to avert a gas war in last minute talks on Monday, brokered by the European Union in the hope of preventing supply disruptions and taking the heat out of the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

  • MOSCOW, June 9- Vladimir Chizhov, Russia's envoy to the European Union, said on Monday EU moves against the Moscow- led South Stream gas pipeline project could be considered as "economic sanctions by stealth", Itar-Tass news agency quoted him as saying.

  • SOFIA, June 9- Bulgaria has not given up on plans to build the South Stream pipeline delivering Russian natural gas to Europe and sees the Gazprom- led project as irreversible, Energy Minister Dragomir Stoynev said on Monday. Bulgaria said on Sunday it had halted work on the pipeline after the European Union and United States expressed concerns about the project.

  • SOFIA, June 9- Bulgaria has not given up plans to build the South Stream pipeline delivering Russian natural gas to Europe and sees the Gazprom- led project as irreversible, Energy Minister Dragomir Stoynev said on Monday.

  • SOFIA, June 8- Bulgaria will not resume work on the Russian-led South Stream gas pipeline project until it receives the all clear from the European Commission, Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski said on Sunday.

  • TOKYO, June 8- For once, China looks to have done Japan a favor. In clinching a $400 billion deal last month to buy Russian gas, China may end up helping out its old political and economic rival in a way that matters hugely for Japan- energy security.

  • *Iran Air would need 100 jets immediately sanctions lifted. DOHA, June 7- Iran Air will need at least 100 passenger jets once sanctions against the country are lifted and will find it easier to do business with companies that co-operated during the current window for sanctions relief, the head of the airline said.

  • MOSCOW, June 6- President Vladimir Putin's idea of a massive boost to Gazprom's share capital has taken bankers and the energy industry by surprise, with some fearing it could further strain Russia's sanctions-hit economy and undermine the rouble.

  • Putin, Ukraine leader break the crisis ice on D-Day Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 10:47 AM ET
    Ukraine president-elect Petro Poroshenko (L), German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) and Russian President Vladimir Putin talk after a group photo during the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Benouville, France June 6, 2014.

    Western officials hope that informal contacts between Putin and Poroshenko during the event can help ease tensions over Ukraine's future.

  • MOSCOW, June 6- President Vladimir Putin's idea of a massive boost to Gazprom's share capital has taken bankers and the energy industry by surprise, with some fearing it could further strain Russia's sanctions-hit economy and undermine the rouble.

  • KIEV, June 6- Ukraine and Russia will restart talks over the weekend to try to resolve a dispute over gas prices, and Kiev is considering paying off debts for last year's Russian supplies, a government source in Kiev said on Friday.

  • What's the tech climate in Russia?     Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 4:40 AM ET

    Alexander Galitsky, co-founder and managing partner at Almaz Capital, discusses the environment for tech and high-tech companies in Russia and his business strategy to grow a company into a global player.

  • Colleen Graffy, former U.S. State department official, comments on the West's sanctions on Russia and France¿s sale of a warship to Russia.

  • Hollande to dine twice to separate Obama and Putin Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 1:25 PM ET
    President Barack Obama, President Francois Hollande and President Vladimir Putin.

    Hollande will meet Obama in a restaurant overlooking the iconic Champs-Elysees before going back to his residence for a supper with Putin.