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  • Russian vanity projects lose luster Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 5:47 AM ET

    SKOLKOVO, Russia, May 22- Students at Moscow's new science-focused university crowded into a lecture theater outside the capital earlier this month to hear Canadian-born Nobel prizewinning molecular biologist Sidney Altman speak.

  • Ukraine lacks the clout to tackle Russia: Ex-PM Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 5:43 AM ET

    Embattled Ukraine lacks “the power or the possibility” to stand up to Russia at present, Ukraine’s former prime minister told CNBC.

  • BLAGOVESHENSK, Russia, May 22- Russia could significantly boost its natural gas sales to Asia if companies other than Kremlin-controlled Gazprom secured exporting rights, documents from Russia's top oil producer Rosneft showed.

  • You don't want to invest in Russia: Browder     Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 2:42 PM ET

    The Obama Administration's new sanctions on 12 Russians have to do with human rights abuses, including the imprisonment and death of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky. William Browder, Hermitage Capital Management CEO, provides insight into his fight for his former lawyer Magnitsky and his family.

  • *China- Russia gas contract signed during Putin visit. SHANGHAI, May 21- China and Russia signed a $400- billion gas supply deal on Wednesday, securing the world's top energy user a major source of cleaner fuel and opening up a new market for Moscow as it risks losing European customers over the Ukraine crisis.

  • *China- Russia gas deal signed during Putin visit. SHANGHAI, May 21- China and Russia signed a $400- billion gas supply deal on Wednesday, securing the world's top energy user a major source of cleaner fuel and opening up a new market for Moscow as it risks losing European customers over the Ukraine crisis.

  • *China- Russia gas deal signed during Putin's visit. SHANGHAI, May 21- China and Russia signed a long-awaited, $400- billion gas supply deal on Wednesday, securing the world's top energy user a major new source of cleaner fuel and opening a new market for Moscow as Europeans look elsewhere for their energy.

  • MOSCOW, May 21- A grand estate on the Black Sea, allegedly built for Russian President Vladimir Putin, was partly funded by taxpayer money from a $1 billion hospital project, a Reuters investigation indicates.

  • The palace on the Black Sea Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 7:06 AM ET

    MOSCOW, May 21- In 2010, a St. Petersburg businessman called Sergei Kolesnikov published an open letter to Dmitry Medvedev, who was then president of Russia while Vladimir Putin held the post of prime minister. Among other things, Kolesnikov claimed that a luxurious estate was being built near the Black Sea for the benefit of Putin.

  • MOSCOW, May 21- In 2005, President Vladimir Putin personally ordered up a vast programme to improve Russia's poor healthcare facilities. Medvedev instructed Russia's top law enforcement agencies to make sure that "everyone who participated in this is seriously and sternly punished.

  • SHANGHAI, May 21- China and Russia signed a long-awaited natural gas supply deal on Wednesday, securing the world's top energy user a major new source of the clean-burning fuel and opening a market to Moscow as Europeans look elsewhere for their energy.

  • Ukraine must work with Russia: President candidate Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 4:30 AM ET
    An election official sorts through a pile of 'yes' votes for independence for eastern Ukraine.

    Embattled Ukraine should be open to working with Russia as well as Europe and the U.S., according to a Ukrainian presidential candidate.

  • Russian deputy PM says has high hopes for China gas deal Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 3:37 AM ET

    AVAZA, Turkmenistan, May 21- Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said on Wednesday he hoped a long-awaited gas supply deal with China would be prepared in the "next few hours", ready for signing.

  • Russia says don't jump to conclusions on China gas deal Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 2:48 AM ET

    MOSCOW, May 21- Russia's Gazprom told doubters on Wednesday not to jump to any conclusions over President Vladimir Putin's failure so far to sign a long-awaited gas deal with China, saying all would become clear in due course.

  • SEOUL, May 21- U.S. crude futures rose in early Asian trade on Wednesday, supported by a disruption in Libya's oil output and an unexpected draw in U.S. crude oil inventory according to industry data. *U.S. crude for July delivery rose 57 cents at $102.90 a barrel as of 0006 GMT after it settled 22 cents up at $102.33 a barrel in the previous session.

  • *Putin on visit to Shanghai, wins support on Ukraine. SHANGHAI, May 20- China and Russia failed to sign a $400 billion gas supply agreement on Tuesday, despite growing urgency for the Kremlin to seal a deal as it faces economic and political isolation in the West over the crisis in Ukraine.

  • SHANGHAI, May 20- China and Russia have not yet clinched a price agreement on a long-awaited multi-billion dollar gas supply contract, a Russian government official said on Tuesday, amid growing urgency for the Kremlin to seal a deal as it comes under pressure from Western nations over the crisis in Ukraine.

  • Russia, China yet to agree on gas deal price Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 2:10 AM ET

    SHANGHAI, May 20- China and Russia have not yet reached a price agreement on a long-awaited gas supply contract and talks are still continuing between both parties, the Kremlin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday.

  • *Total moves staff from Tripoli; Sonatrach withdraws staff from Libya. SINGAPORE, May 20- Brent crude held steady above $109 a barrel on Tuesday, as unrest and low output in OPEC- producer Libya offset downwards pressure on prices from expectations of a build in weekly U.S. crude stocks to a record high.

  • *Total moves staff from Tripoli; Sonatrach withdraws staff from Libya. SINGAPORE, May 20- Brent crude held steady above $109 a barrel on Tuesday, as unrest and low output in OPEC- producer Libya offset expectations of a build in weekly U.S. crude stocks to a record high.