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  • *Russia has to start paying by Jan. 15 2015- paper. MOSCOW, July 28- Shareholders in defunct oil giant Yukos won a court battle against Russia in one of the largest-ever commercial legal cases, in which Moscow must pay $50 billion for expropriating the assets, Kommersant daily said, citing unnamed sources.

  • MOSCOW, July 28- The Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague will announce on Monday that Russia must pay $50 billion to former shareholders of the defunct oil company Yukos, Russian business daily Kommersant reported on its website, citing unnamed sources. The newspaper said Russia was expected to appeal against the ruling.

  • FOREX-Market takes a shine to the dollar, shuns euro Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 7:36 PM ET

    SYDNEY, July 28- The U.S. dollar hovered near six-month highs against a basket of major currencies early on Monday, holding onto solid gains made last week as investors turned bearish on the euro.

  • July 28- The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague will on Monday announce that Russia must pay $50 billion to former shareholders of the defunct oil company Yukos, Russian business daily Kommersant reported on its website, citing unnamed sources. The newspaper said Russia was expected to appeal against the ruling.

  • HOUSTON, July 27- A tanker carrying crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan was cleared by the U.S. Coast Guard to unload its cargo at sea off Texas on Sunday as a State Department official signaled Washington would not intervene to block delivery of the controversial crude.

  • German vice chancellor: press Russian oligarchs Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 11:33 AM ET

    BERLIN— Europe should take aim at rich businesspeople who support Russia's government as it increases pressure on Moscow over its actions in Ukraine, Germany's vice chancellor said Sunday.

  • The Marshall Islands- flagged tanker United Kalavrvta sailed from the Turkish port of Ceyhan in June bound for the U.S. Gulf Coast despite Washington's concerns over independent oil sales from the autonomous region and threats from the Iraqi central government.

  • *Russia dismisses US charges it will supply more missiles. DONETSK, Ukraine, July 27- A Ukrainian push to dislodge pro-Russian rebels from the site of the downed Malaysian airliner further complicated plans for an investigation on Sunday as Europe and the United States prepared economic sanctions on Russia over the conflict.

  • *Washington warns more heavy weapons crossing to conflict zone from Russia. KIEV/ DONETSK, Ukraine, July 27- As Ukrainian troops gained ground in eastern Ukraine in early July, separatist leader, Aleksander Borodai, a Russian national, left for Moscow for political consultations.

  • *Economic sanctions loom for Russia. FRANKFURT, July 27- With the prospect of stiffer sanctions against Russia rattling confidence in Europe, investors will be looking to the United States and China to underpin the global economy.

  • Study: Embargo wouldn't hurt Russia Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 3:05 AM ET

    LONDON— An arms embargo against Russia would be little more than symbolic because Russia is largely self-sufficient in supplying its armed forces, a report argued Sunday.

  • HOUSTON, July 26- A tanker carrying crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan is hours away from the Port of Galveston in Texas, according to Reuters ship tracking data and the U.S. Coast Guard, its arrival imminent despite Washington's concerns about independent oil sales from the autonomous region.

  • KIEV/ DONETSK, Ukraine, July 26- Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Saturday his country was not fighting a civil war in its east but was fighting "foreign mercenaries", hailing soldiers for forcing pro-Russian rebels out of several towns and cities.

  • Russia criticizes EU sanctions, raps US over role Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 | 10:48 AM ET
    Soldiers in Kiev take an oath of allegiance to the people of Ukraine on July 16, 2014.

    Russia reacted angrily on Saturday to additional sanctions imposed by the European Union over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis.

  • MOSCOW, July 26- Russia reacted angrily on Saturday to additional sanctions imposed by the European Union over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis, saying they would hamper cooperation on security issues and undermine the fight against terrorism and organized crime.

  • OTTAWA, July 26- It is hard to envisage how Russia could ever be allowed back into the Group of major industrialized nations, given Moscow's aggression in Ukraine, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Saturday. Russia formally joined the G7 in 1998, when the body was renamed the G8.

  • DONETSK, Ukraine, July 26- Shelling and explosions were heard around the rebel-held Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Saturday, and many shops were shuttered as Ukrainian forces pressed their military campaign against pro-Russian separatists.

  • MOSCOW, July 26- Russia reacted angrily on Saturday to additional sanctions imposed by the European Union over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis, saying they would hamper cooperation on security issues and undermine the fight against terrorism and organised crime.

  • MOSCOW, July 26- Russia said on Saturday that the United States bore some responsibility for the conflict in Ukraine though its backing for the Kiev government. There is one conclusion- the Obama administration has some responsibility both for the internal conflict in Ukraine and its severe consequences, "the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

  • MOSCOW, July 26- Russia said on Saturday that additional sanctions imposed by the European Union over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis would hamper cooperation over security issues and undermine the fight against terrorism and organised crime.