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  • MOSCOW, Oct 24- Standard& Poor's ratings agency affirmed Russia's sovereign rating on Friday at a notch above junk status, warning a downgrade may follow if more sanctions are imposed on Moscow for its role in the Ukrainian conflict. S&P also said another cut might come if Russia's monetary policy or exchange-rate flexibility weakens. Russian Finance Minister...

  • MOSCOW, Oct 24- Standard& Poor's ratings agency affirmed Russia's sovereign rating on Friday at a notch above junk status, warning that a downgrade may follow if more sanctions are imposed on Moscow for its role in the Ukrainian conflict. S&P also said another cut might come if Russia's monetary policy or exchange-rate flexibility weakens.

  • LAURA, Russia, Oct 24- Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a plea to the European Union and United States on Friday, asking them to help cash-strapped Ukraine raise funds to pay for Russian gas purchases and warning about escalation of the gas crisis. He also said he hoped a deal would be reached next week with Ukraine to end a long-running dispute in which...

  • *President denies Russia to blame in Ukraine crisis. LAURA, Russia, Oct 24- Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Friday of endangering global security by imposing a "unilateral diktat" on the rest of the world and shifted blame for the Ukraine crisis onto the West. "We did not start this," Putin told an informal group of experts on Russia that...

  • LAURA, Russia, Oct 24- Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he did not expect European countries to stop buying natural gas from Russia as there is no real alternative. "Can you imagine that this will happen at the desire of our partners in Europe? The European Union, which has imposed sanctions on Russia over the crisis in Ukraine, has expressed concern...

  • Putin says Russia will not "burn" its forex reserves Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 10:42 AM ET

    LAURA, Russia, Oct 24- Russia intends to continue moves to a floating exchange rate and will not "burn" through its foreign exchange reserves, President Vladimir Putin said on Friday. We will use them for a certain balancing, "Putin told a meeting with Russian and foreign experts on Russia. Putin also said that Russia will put the main emphasis on attracting private...

  • LAURA, Russia, Oct 24- President Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Friday of making the world a more dangerous place by imposing a "unilateral diktat" in international diplomacy and denied Russia wanted to build a new empire. "Statements that Russia is trying to reinstate some sort of empire, that it is encroaching on the sovereignty of its neighbors, are...

  • LAURA, Russia, Oct 24- Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed the West on Friday for the conflict in Ukraine and denied accusations of empire building or trying to undermine the sovereignty of neighboring countries. In a speech to a group of political scholars called the Valdai Club in which he was fiercely critical of the United States, Putin said the risk of...

  • LAURA, Russia, Oct 24- Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized on Friday what he called the United States' "unilateral diktat" in global affairs and said the "so-called" winners of the Cold War wanted a new world order that suited only them. In a speech fiercely critical of the United States, Putin told an informal group of political scholars known as the Valdai...

  • "A hope was expressed that the next round of three-party consultations between officials from Russia, Ukraine and the European Union on Oct. 29 in Brussels will be productive," the Kremlin's press service said in a statement.

  • LONDON, Oct 24- World stocks dipped on Friday, as European bank stress test results due at the weekend and New York City's first case of Ebola prompted investors to lock in profits after the best week for shares in well over a year. A doctor who treated Ebola patients in West Africa became the first person to test positive for the virus in America's largest city,...

  • Lawmakers extend Ukraine's access to EU markets Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 12:53 PM ET

    STRASBOURG, France, Oct 23- EU lawmakers on Thursday took the latest step in efforts to bring Kiev closer to Europe, extending Ukrainian exporters' open access to the European Union until a trade deal takes effect at the end of next year. An EU-Ukraine trade deal signed in June is at the centre of tensions between Russia and Europe because Moscow is also seeking...

  • *Sistema lost 72 percent of its capitalisation since July. Russian prosecutors filed the suit last month to regain state ownership of Bashneft, saying there had been alleged violations in the privatisation and subsequent sale of the oil producer to Russian oil-to-telecoms conglomerate Sistema in 2009.. Sistema's shares, which lost 70 percent after it...

  • UPDATE 2-Total names refining boss to replace de Margerie Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 11:38 AM ET

    PARIS, Oct 22- French oil company Total has appointed refining boss Patrick Pouyanne as chief executive to succeed Christophe de Margerie who was killed in a plane crash in Moscow this week. The world's fourth largest oil company also named Thierry Desmarest, a former Total CEO, as non-executive chairman. Total's choice of a man from the downstream business...

  • *Russia languishes near bottom of air safety league. *Russia lacks systematic approach to safety- pilot. Numerous official investigations and a crackdown in recent years have done nothing to raise Russia from near the bottom of the global league, largely due to weak regulation and the effects of sky-high alcohol consumption.

  • Snowplow driver says he didn't see Total CEO's jet Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 6:15 AM ET

    MOSCOW— The driver of the snowplow that apparently caused the plane carrying the Total CEO to crash at a Moscow airport says he neither saw nor heard the private jet as it sped toward him down the runway in the dark. The driver is the only person to have been detained in the deaths of Total SA Chief Executive Christophe de Margerie and three French crew members, who...

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 21- Russia and Ukraine failed to reach an accord on gas supplies for the coming winter in EU-brokered talks on Tuesday but agreed to meet again in Brussels in a week in the hope of ironing out problems over Kiev's ability to pay. After a day of talks widely expected to be the final word, European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger told a news...

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 21- Russia and Ukraine aim to resolve an impasse over natural gas supplies as their energy ministers meet in Brussels for talks brokered by the European Union's energy commissioner. Citing unpaid bills worth more than $5 billion, Russia cut off gas flows to Kiev in mid-June, adding to tensions sparked by Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea...

  • * "Russia has lost a true friend," Putin. Known as "The Big Moustache" for his bushy, grey moustache, de Margerie, 63, was the most charismatic and outspoken oil executive of his generation who cultivated relationships with leaders across Africa, the Middle East and Europe. An opponent of Western economic sanctions against Russia, the Frenchman was close to President...

  • Ukraine, Russia end gas talks without breakthrough Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 11:06 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— Ukraine and Russia on Tuesday failed to get a decisive breakthrough in their standoff over gas supplies to Kiev and will resume European Union- sponsored talks next week. Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukraine counterpart Petro Poroshenko had agreed on a broad thrust of a deal on Friday, but the issues on how, when and how much Ukraine should...