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  • MOSCOW, July 17- U.S. sanctions on Russia's defense firms took aim at the most iconic names of Soviet and Russian weaponry, hitting their exports and punishing the makers of arms used by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.

  • The U.S. government imposed sanctions on Wednesday on some major players in the Russian economy over what Washington says is Moscow's reluctance to curb violence in Ukraine. News that nearly 300 were killed when a Malaysian Airlines plane crashed in eastern Ukraine came after the market close.

  • WASHINGTON/ MOSCOW, July 17- President Barack Obama imposed sanctions on some of Russia's biggest firms for the first time, striking at the heart of Vladimir Putin's powerbase by targeting companies closest to him over Moscow's failure to curb violence in Ukraine.

  • *Russia warns it will hit back. WASHINGTON/ MOSCOW, July 17- President Barack Obama imposed sanctions on some of Russia's biggest firms for the first time, striking at the heart of Vladimir Putin's powerbase by targeting companies closest to him over Moscow's failure to curb violence in Ukraine.

  • MOSCOW, July 17- Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev suggested on Thursday Russia could increase defence spending in response to "evil" new Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.

  • Tumbling car sales in Russia dampen fanfare for new sedan Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 8:18 AM ET

    TOGLIATTI, Russia, July 16- To the pounding beat of house music and a triumphant trip down memory lane, the launch of Datsun's on-Do family sedan at Russia's largest automaker on Monday was hailed as a sure success.

  • SINGAPORE June 23- U.S. crude futures were trading close to nine-month highs above $107 a barrel on Monday amid mounting concerns over Iraq as Sunni insurgents moved towards Baghdad, seizing more towns on Sunday. The United States is scheduled to discuss possible supply disruptions due to the Iraq crisis with Gulf states later this week.

  • MOSCOW, June 20- Russia has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization against the United States for imposing sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Friday.

  • MOSCOW, June 20- Russia has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organisation against the United States for imposing sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Friday.

  • MOSCOW, June 18- President Vladimir Putin gave his blessing on Friday to a draft law that would allow Russian law enforcement agencies to bypass the tax authorities and prosecute suspected tax crimes.

  • *Mechel may issue convertible bonds. *Mechel to use proceeds to pay off a part of its debt. STAVROPOL/ MOSCOW, Russia, June 19- Russia is considering a $5 billion bail-out of Mechel, the country's largest producer of steelmaking coal, a government official said on Thursday, a rescue deal that could reduce the stake of controlling shareholder businessman Igor Zyuzin.

  • TIMELINE-Russia tightens beer market regulations Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 10:18 AM ET

    MOSCOW, June 17- The Russian government started to tighten beer market regulation in 2010 by tripling excise taxes, followed by restrictions on sales, advertising and consumption, as part of a campaign to curb alcoholism. 2010 Russia hikes beer taxes by 200 percent. 2011 Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signs a bill that classifies beer as an alcoholic drink.

  • *Russia and Ukraine fail to agree on gas price. KIEV/ GORKI, Russia, June 16- Russia cut off gas to Ukraine on Monday in a dispute over unpaid bills that could disrupt supplies to the rest of Europe and set back hopes for peace between the former Soviet neighbours.

  • *Russia and Ukraine fail to agree on gas price. KIEV/ GORKI, Russia, June 16- Russia cut off gas to Ukraine on Monday in a dispute over unpaid bills that could disrupt supplies to the rest of Europe and set back hopes for peace in the former Soviet republic.

  • KIEV/ GORKI, Russia, June 16- Russia cut off gas to Ukraine on Monday in a dispute over unpaid bills that could disrupt supplies to the rest of Europe and set back hopes for peace in the former Soviet republic.

  • GORKI, Russia, June 16- Alexei Miller, CEO of Russian gas exporter Gazprom, accused Kiev on Monday of adopting an "unconstructive" position in gas talks and of using blackmail to try to get an "ultra-low" price.

  • GORKI, Russia, June 16- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Moscow was ready to continue gas talks with Kiev if Ukraine fully paid down its debts for Russian gas supplies. "We should not end the possibility for dialogue.

  • MOSCOW, June 2- Russia's state nuclear firm Rosatom aims to grow its global order book to $100 billion this year, up 25 percent year-on-year, by securing new projects in Hungary, Kazakhstan, India and Iran, CEO Sergei Kiriyenko said on Monday. Rosatom has won a contract to build a new plant in Hungary and has agreed to build reactors in India and Kazakhstan this year.

  • MINSK, May 30- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Friday that Ukraine had informed Moscow that it had paid part of its gas debt, but indicated that state gas producer Gazprom had yet to receive the money. "Our Ukrainian partners said that they have transferred a certain part of the debt.

  • MOSCOW, May 24- Western sanctions will galvanize Russia into using the rouble as a currency for international trade, the country's prime minister Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview published on Saturday.