*Ukraine parliament has okayed IMF-backed budget changes. *G7 powers see IMF board approving Ukraine bailout. IMF chief Christine Lagarde cautioned that what she called the "huge distraction" of fighting against pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine complicated the provision of aid, but she was in no doubt that Kiev was now "really determined to reform."» Read More
SHANGHAI— China played down U.S. concerns that proposed anti-terror legislation would give the Chinese government sweeping power to police electronic communications and marginalize foreign companies fighting for a share of China's $465 billion technology market, saying Wednesday that the law is purely designed to address domestic security issues.
Low oil prices will compound political risks across emerging markets this year, according to a new report released Wednesday.
Barack Obama and his European counterparts agreed to act quickly to impose more sanctions on Russia if Ukraine peace agreements not implemented.
SHANGHAI— China played down U.S. concerns that proposed anti-terror legislation would give the Chinese government sweeping power to police electronic communications and marginalize foreign companies fighting for a share of China's $465 billion technology market, saying Tuesday that the law is purely designed to address domestic security issues.
BAKU, March 3- Azerbaijan is keeping a close eye on any sign of dissent as economic problems mount before a parliamentary election this year in the oil-producing former Soviet republic. Hit by the fall in global oil prices, the rouble's drop against the dollar in neighbouring Russia and the separatist war in east Ukraine, the South Caucasus country devalued the...
Oil and gas exploration company Forum Energy Plc. said the Department of Energy instructed it to halt all work in its contracted area at Reed Bank in the South China Sea off the western Philippine province of Palawan. The Energy Department issued the order because the area "falls within the territorial disputed area of the West Philippine Sea which is the...
*New city aims to house half a million people near Baghdad. *Challenges face mega projects planned for Basra, Baghdad. BAGHDAD, March 3- On a main highway south of Baghdad, dozens of buildings rise up from the Iraqi plains, the first blocks of a multi-billion-dollar city emerging from a landscape more accustomed to conflict and crisis than glitzy new development.
A corpse near the Kremlin is the perfect symbolic backdrop, Russian media say, for the West to step up a campaign to vilify President Vladimir Putin.
The Russian people’s reaction to the death of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov could shape Russia for decades.
RABAT, Morocco— Dallas- based Kosmos Energy said Monday its exploration well off the coast of the disputed Western Sahara territory has not yielded a commercial find and will be plugged, though the search would continue. Morocco annexed the largely desert territory of the Western Sahara in 1975 and fought a 15- year-old war with the Polisario independence...
UKRAINE MILITARY SPOKESMAN SAYS UKRAINIAN JOURNALIST KILLED AS A RESULT OF SHELLING IN EAST UKRAINE.
SANAA, Yemen— A suspected U.S. drone strike Saturday in central Yemen killed three men believed to be al-Qaida militants, security officials said. The U.S. has launched several strikes in recent weeks, reflecting Washington's resolve to keep fighting the militants despite Yemen's political paralysis. Meanwhile Saturday, the Shiite rebels who control Yemen's...
One of the most senior leaders of Russia's opposition was shot dead in Moscow, the Financial Times reports.
A high-profile critic of Vladimir Putin has likened him to a “naked king,” saying he presiding over an economy that will weaken further.
There's an agenda behind Gazprom's threats to cut European gas supplies, the CEO Ukraine’s state-owned gas firm told CNBC.
OXON HILL, Md.— Wisconsin Gov. The likely Republican presidential contender sparked pointed criticism from labor union leaders across the country after remarks delivered on the first day of the Conservative Political Action Conference in suburban Washington. Islamic State militants have captured large parts of Iraq and neighboring Syria over the last...
The Islamic State has released a video purportedly showing militants using sledgehammers to smash ancient artifacts in Iraq.
Discussing its situation with Russia over gas supplies, Andriy Kobolyev, CEO of Naftogaz, says they always kept a certain amount of pre-paid gas, during the winter season, at the volume they felt was appropriate.
PARIS— An Al-Jazeera journalist will face court for illegally flying a drone in Paris, amid a spate of drone flyovers that have confounded French authorities amid heightened security concerns. The Paris prosecutor's office says three journalists for Qatar- based broadcaster Al-Jazeera were released Thursday, a day after they were detained.
Ukraine came under greater economic pressure after unexpectedly banning most currency trading and then abruptly reversing course.