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  • *They say Russia targets softer southern/eastern EU states. MOSCOW, July 29- Vladimir Putin will step up Russia's campaign to end European Union sanctions with a visit to Slovenia on Saturday, encouraged by signs his tactic of lobbying what he views as more pliant southern and eastern European states is starting to pay off. Combined with American and Group of...

  • LJUBLJANA, Slovenia— Russian President Vladimir Putin is visiting European Union and NATO- member Slovenia this weekend, signaling a bid to maintain ties amid simmering tensions between the Kremlin and the two Western-led blocs. Still, Slovenia has been careful to portray Putin's visit on Saturday as strictly informal— officially Putin is coming to attend a...

  • PORT OF SPAIN- Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago holds its policy meeting. JOHANNESBURG- South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan speaks at the launch of an initiative by EOH and Radio 702 that aims "to provide solutions to South Africa's skills development challenges"- 0430 GMT. LUANDA- Bank of Angola interest rate decision- 1600 GMT.

  • MOSCOW, July 28- Russia's Investigative Committee, the state body that investigates crimes, is conducting searches at the Moscow office of PricewaterhouseCoopers, TASS news agency reported on Thursday.

  • MOSCOW— Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev accepted Thursday the resignation of the head of the customs agency, several days after investigators searched his home and founds hundreds of thousand dollars stashed in shoe boxes. Investigators earlier this week searched the house of Andrei Belyaninov as part of a probe into alcohol smuggling.

  • THURSDAY, JULY 28 KIEV- National Bank of Ukraine monetary policy meeting- 0700 GMT. COLOMBO- Central Bank of Srilanka monetary policy committee meeting- 1230 GMT. PRAGUE- Czech Banking Association holds a press conference on the updated macroeconomic forecast- 0800 GMT.

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on the hacking of the Democratic National Committee:. During a news conference, Trump addressed Russia and said he hoped the country could find Clinton's missing 30,000 emails that were deleted from her personal server while she was secretary of state. Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 e-mails that are...

  • WASHINGTON— Donald Trump encouraged Russia on Wednesday to find and make public missing emails deleted by his presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton, setting off an instant debate over hacking and his urging of a foreign government to meddle in American politics. Mike Pence, took a different tack and warned of "serious consequences" if Russia interfered in the...

  • Russian media staying quiet on DNC email hack

    State-controlled media outlets have given little attention to the accusations by US experts and officials.

  • LONDON, July 27- Emerging stocks touched 11- month highs on Wednesday, boosted by news of additional Japanese stimulus and shrugging off a sharp drop in mainland shares in China, where fears of a fresh regulatory crackdown are weighing. Some nerves were jangled by a 2 percent fall in Shanghai- listed shares, which posted their worst day in six weeks while the...

  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 27 TBILISI- National Bank of Georgia monetary policy committee meeting. POLOKWANE, South Africa- South African central bank deputy governor Daniel Mminele speaks at a business breakfast event in the city of Polokwane- 0700 GMT. THURSDAY, JULY 28 KIEV- National Bank of Ukraine monetary policy meeting- 0700 GMT.

  • VIENTIANE/ GENEVA, July 26- The United States said on Tuesday it hoped to announce in early August details of planned military cooperation and intelligence sharing with Russia on Syria, and a United Nations envoy said he would also aim to resume peace talks next month. Secretary of State John Kerry said Washington and Moscow, which support opposing sides in...

  • WASHINGTON— Russia may have been behind the leak of hacked Democratic National Committee documents, President Barack Obama said Tuesday in his first public comments on the breach. Obama, who traditionally avoids commenting on active FBI investigations, broke with that protocol and noted that outside experts have blamed Russia for the leak.

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    Allegations that Moscow hacked Democratic Party emails appear in keeping with tactics that Putin is widely believed to use.

  • VIENTIANE/ GENEVA, July 26- The United States said on Tuesday it hoped to announce in early August details of planned military cooperation and intelligence sharing with Russia on Syria, and a U.N. envoy said he would also aim to resume peace talks next month. Secretary of State John Kerry said Washington and Moscow, who support opposing sides in Syria's...

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    "The media is not even repeating the accusations made by the Clinton campaign," says one Russian journalist, "instead, ignoring them."

  • MOSCOW— Turkey's economy minister says the country is ready to resume work on building a gas pipeline from Russia, a project that was suspended amid tensions between the two countries. The project, called Turkish Stream, would bring gas from Russia to Turkey, from where it could be distributed to European Union countries. Turkey suspended the Turkish Stream as...

  • Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday he hoped to announce in early August details of a U.S. plan for closer military cooperation and intelligence sharing with Russia on Syria. Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura said he aimed to convene a new round of Syria peace talks toward the end of August, quietly scrapping a previous Aug. 1 deadline while keeping some...

  • Russia responds to DNC hack allegations

    The Kremlin calls the claims absurd, and the Russian Foreign Minister only said he does not 'want to use four-letter words.'

  • WASHINGTON— The White House warned Tuesday of a "revolution" of computer-generated threats to the U.S. stoked by growing cyber aggression by traditional U.S. foes like Russia and North Korea, and issued a color-coded response plan for the federal government to use after major cyberattacks. Lisa Monaco, President Barack Obama's homeland security and...