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  • MOSCOW, Sept 26- A Russian court has seized shares in oil company Bashneft that are owned by Sistema, a conglomerate controlled by wealthy businessman Vladimir Yevtushenkov, over alleged violations in the oil firm's sale.

  • Putin plays chicken with US farmers—and loses Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 11:14 AM ET
    Chickens gather around a feeder at a farm in Osage, Iowa.

    Vladimir Putin slapped restrictions on U.S. poultry imports. Are American chicken farmers worried? No. No, they're not.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 25- Russian businessmen are backing Vladimir Putin over Ukraine but fear the country is being forced down a path towards less democracy, more central control of the economy and isolation that recalls the Soviet "evil empire".

  • LONDON, Sept 25- Rosneft, Russia's biggest crude oil producer, may back out of a deal to buy Morgan Stanley' s oil trading unit because Western sanctions make it virtually impossible to finance day-to-day operations, three sources close to the state-controlled company said.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 25- A Moscow court on Thursday ordered wealthy businessman Vladimir Yevtushenkov to remain under house arrest until Nov. 16, pushing down shares in his company Sistema in a case that has shocked Russian business leaders.

  • LONDON, Sept 25- Rosneft, Russia's biggest crude oil producer, may back out of a deal to buy Morgan Stanley' s oil trading unit because Western sanctions make it virtually impossible to finance day-to-day operations, three sources close to the state-controlled company said.

  • Putin wants to control Russian web access: Reports Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 1:37 PM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 28, 2014 in Moscow.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin may be taking censorship a step further by controlling Russia's access to the Internet itself.

  • *Russia could force Ukraine to repay $3 bn bail-bond. LONDON, Sept 24- A selloff on Ukraine's dollar debt is focusing attention on a controversial $3 billion bond held by Russia, raising investor concerns that President Vladimir Putin could use the issue to trigger a cascade of defaults across Kiev's sovereign Eurobonds.

  • TOKYO, Sept 24- Japan said on Wednesday it was imposing additional sanctions on Russia because of its involvement in the Ukraine conflict and that it had also formally protested at the visit to a contested island by an aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

  • Japan announces additional sanctions on Russia Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 3:23 AM ET

    TOKYO, Sept 24- Japan said on Wednesday that it is imposing additional sanctions on Russia, toughening its stance against Moscow to bring it more in line with steps taken by other nations, including its key ally the United States.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 22- Asian companies will replace Western majors if they quit energy projects in Russia due to sanctions over Moscow's role in Ukraine, Natural Resources Minister Sergei Donskoi said.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 22- Asian companies will replace Western majors if they quit energy projects in Russia due to sanctions over Moscow's role in Ukraine, Natural Resources Minister Sergei Donskoi said.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 22- Russia's second-largest bank, VTB, has lost around 26 billion roubles so far this year due to the Ukraine crisis, Russian news agencies quoted the bank's chief executive as saying on Monday.

  • *Calls for Europe to do more to lift growth in near term. CAIRNS, Australia, Sept 21- The Group of 20 leading nations say they are tantalisingly close to adding an extra $2 trillion to the global economy and creating millions of new jobs, but Europe's extended stagnation remains a major stumbling block.

  • CAIRNS, Australia, Sept 20- As the Group of 20 leading economies meet to change no less than the "destiny" of the global economy, members remain divided on how to get there with Germany pushing back at U.S. calls for more government stimulus. That goal has seemed ever more distant as members from China to Japan, Germany and Russia have all stumbled in recent months.

  • CAIRNS, Australia, Sept 20- Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey said on Saturday the Group of 20 expects Russia to attend the Leader Summit that Australia is hosting in November despite concerns over Russia's actions in Ukraine.

  • Phewww! That's the White House on Scotland vote Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 12:34 PM ET
    Pro-union supporters celebrate as the Scottish independence referendum polling results are announced in Edinburgh, Scotland, Sept. 19, 2014.

    The Scotland "no" vote brought great relief to a White House worried about the impact of a schism on many fronts, Politico's Ben White says.

  • It can get scary being a Russian oil billionaire Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 12:04 PM ET
    Chairman of conglomerate Sistema, Vladimir Yevtushenkov in St. Petersburg, in May.

    Russian oligarchs are becoming increasingly worried about the country's investment climate and economy in general.

  • SOCHI, Russia, Sept 19- Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Friday that Russia would not isolate its sanctions-hit economy from the West but said improving relations with Asian countries has become a key strategy.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 19- Russia may prop up energy companies Rosneft and Novatek with up to $3.9 billion each from its National Wealth Fund, a reserve of oil proceeds set up to buoy the country's pension system. Russia's government has promised to support those companies which, under EU and U.S. sanctions over Ukraine, are unable to access Western markets.