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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) greets Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan (L) during an opening ceremony for the newly restored Moscow Cathedral Mosque on September 23, 2015.

    News that Turkey's president has extended a hand to Putin has raised hopes that tensions between the two countries could be soothed.

  • PRAGUE— Slovakia's economy minister says his country will join forces with other Central and Eastern members of the European Union to protest a recent deal to expand a pipeline that delivers natural gas directly from Russia to Germany. The plan, known as Nord Stream 2, already received angry reactions from some, including Ukraine and Slovakia, as the pipeline...

  • LONDON, Nov 27- Russia is returning from the investment wilderness after last year's oil price collapse and Western business sanctions with funds attracted by falling interest rates and a light 2016 debt repayment calendar. "Russia is definitely one to watch," Mark Burgess, CIO for Columbia Threadneedle Investments, EMEA told the recent Reuters Global...

  • Mikhail Khodorkovsky, former  chairman of Yukos oil company.

    President Vladimir Putin has brought such stagnation that Russia could eventually collapse, former tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky said.

  • Turkish president requests meeting with Putin

    CNBC's Geoff Cutmore reports tensions remain between Turkey and Russia over the downed Russian military jet.

  • France and Russia exchange intelligence on Islamic State

    French President Francois Hollande and Russian President, Vladimir Putin team up to fight terrorists and Islamic State.

  • LONDON, Nov 27- Emerging market assets ended the week on a sour note, with major stocks and currencies chalking up daily and weekly losses as domestic woes were compounded by new worries over the health of the Chinese economy. MSCI's broadest emerging market equity index fell 1.2 percent on the day and was on track for an almost 2 percent weekly loss.

  • Will Russia continue to fight against ISIS?

    CNBC's Geoff Cutmore reports from Russia about Russian President Vladimir Putin's frustration with western allies caused by the destruction of a Russian military jet.

  • Turkish president dismisses Russian concerns

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports that Turkey's president, Recep Erdoğan, criticized Russian complaints about the shooting down of a Russian jet as emotional and unfitting.

  • *Loss-making retailer to exit Russia. *Russia slowdown weighs on Finnish economy, companies. HELSINKI, Nov 27- Loss-making Finnish retailer Stockmann is pulling out of Russia by selling its seven department stores there to a local franchisee of Britain's Debenhams for 5 million euros, it said on Friday.

  • How concerned are Turkey's businesses?

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports from Istanbul about the mood of the Turkish business community in light of tensions between Turkey and Russia.

  • Russian economy boosted by mining

    CNBC's Geoff Cutmore discusses the latest economic data from Russia which has received support from the mining sector.

  • Has Turkey made a miscalculation?

    Ahmet Kasim Han, international relations professor at Kadir Has Üniversitesi, discusses Turkish President Recep Erdoğan, who refuses to apologize for gunning down a Russian military plane, and whether Russia will enact economic revenge.

  • Does Putin have public support?

    CNBC's Geoff Cutmore reports from Russia that President Vladimir Putin does not face the same opposition to military action in Syria as political leaders in other countries, such as in the U.K.

  • Putin threatens to leave Syria coalition

    CNBC's Geoff Cutmore reports from Russia about President Vladimir Putin's anger over the shooting down of a Russian jet by Turkey.

  • Turkey will work with Russia to calm tensions

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports from Turkey that, despite conciliatory tones from Turkish President Recep Erdoğan, he still has not apologized for shooting down a Russian military jet.

  • Tiger vs. goat 15 Hours Ago
    Tiger vs. goat

    Amur the tiger was supposed to eat Timur the goat. Instead the pair is sharing an enclosure at a Russian safari park.

  • Relations between Russia, one of the world's largest wheat exporters, and Turkey, the largest buyer of Russian wheat, have quickly deteriorated after Turkey shot down a Russian air force jet during an operation in Syria earlier this week. Russia, which supplies wheat to Turkey mostly by the Azov Sea, exported 1.4 million tonnes of wheat to Turkey in July-October,...

  • MOSCOW, Nov 26- Russia's President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that from Moscow's point of view, Turkey is deliberately trying to bring relations between Moscow and Ankara to a standstill. "It seems that the Turkish leadership is deliberately driving relations into a dead end," Putin said at the Kremlin ambassador credentials ceremony.

  • LONDON, Nov 26- Turkish assets remained under pressure on Thursday as a dispute with Russia over its downed jet rumbled on, but other emerging equities edged up, snapping a three-day losing streak. Russia has said it will keep flying missions near Turkish airspace and has already begun targeting Turkey's economy by strengthening control over its food and...