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  • TBILISI, Nov 30- Georgia's economic growth rate slowed to 2.8 percent in January-October, compared with 5.6 percent in the same period last year, the National Statistics service said on Monday. The former Soviet republic, through which pipelines carry Caspian oil and gas from Azerbaijan to Europe, has suffered the side-effects of a plunge in the Russian rouble...

  • Nov 30- Relations between Moscow and Ankara have deteriorated after Turkey shot down a Russian air force jet during an operation near the Syria- Turkey border last week. According to Turkey, the jet had repeatedly violated its air space, while Russia claims that the jet was on Syrian territory. -Turkey's seaside resorts are among the most popular tourism...

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    Russia has banned a charity founded by hedge fund billionaire George Soros, saying it posed a threat to state security and the Russian constitution.

  • MOSCOW— Russia will restrict imports of Turkish fruit and vegetables as part of a package of new sanctions following the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkey last week. The new measures against Turkey announced at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev also include limits on Turkish construction firms' ability to sign new contracts in Russia...

  • MOSCOW, Nov 30- Russian oil firms are drilling more, showing the world's top crude producer is ready for a longer fight for market share with OPEC, as its industry can carry on even if oil prices reach $35 per barrel. As OPEC prepares to meet on Friday in Vienna, Russia is sending a low key delegation for talks which are very unlikely to result in any output deal.

  • LONDON, Nov 30- Emerging stocks ended the month on a sour note on Monday, down more than 3 percent on the month, although Turkish assets appeared unfazed by Moscow's decision to slap sanctions on Ankara over last week's downing of a fighter jet. MSCI's broadest emerging market index slipped 1 percent and was set to end November in the red- chalking up losses for six...

  • EU to Turkey: Curb migrants, we'll give you cash Sunday, 29 Nov 2015 | 2:54 PM ET
    Migrants stand in front of a barrier at the border with Hungary near the village of Horgos, Serbia, September 16, 2015.

    Europe and Turkey ere set to sign an agreement offering Ankara cash and closer ties in return for help in stemming the flow of migrants to Europe.

  • *Europeans see Turkey as vital partner in holding back migrants. BRUSSELS, Nov 29- Turkey will help stem the flow of migrants to Europe in return for cash, visas and renewed talks on joining the EU in a deal struck on Sunday that the Turkish prime minister called a "new beginning" for the uneasy neighbors. A key element is 3 billion euros in EU aid for the 2.2 million...

  • *Europeans see Turkey as vital partner in holding back migrants. *Turkey driving hard bargain, looking for closer ties with EU. BRUSSELS, Nov 29- Leaders of the European Union and Turkey were set to sign an agreement on Sunday offering Ankara cash and closer ties in return for help in stemming the flow of migrants to Europe, draft conclusions of their summit showed.

  • ST. PETERSBURG, Russia— Hundreds of the Russian truck drivers who have been protesting around the country were driving their rigs toward Moscow on Sunday to demand that the government cancel a new road tax, one protest leader said. They have little faith that the money will go toward maintaining Russia's notoriously bad roads. Alexander Rastorguyev, one of the...

  • Russian oil tanker grounded in north Pacific Sunday, 29 Nov 2015 | 6:22 AM ET

    MOSCOW— Russian emergency services say cleanup operations are underway after an oil tanker was grounded, damaging one of its fuel tanks. The tanker Nadezhda hit a reef during a storm on Saturday near the port city of Nevelsk on Sakhalin Island in Russia's Far East. Sakhalin Island, located in the north Pacific just north of Japan, is a major producer of oil and...

  • Putin slaps Turkey with sanctions as tensions rise Saturday, 28 Nov 2015 | 3:08 PM ET
    Speaking before a meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah, Russian President Vladimir Putin called Turkey's downing of a Russian fighter jet "a stab in the back" carried out by the accomplices of terrorists, saying the incident would have serious consequences for Moscow's relations with Ankara.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday called for sanctions against Turkey, following the downing this week by Turkey of a Russian warplane.

  • MOSCOW— Russian President Vladimir Putin orders sanctions against Turkey including ban on some goods.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday called for sanctions against Turkey, following the downing this week by Turkey of a Russian warplane. It doesn’ t specify what goods are to be banned or give other details, but it also calls for ending chartered flights from Russia to Turkey and for Russian tourism companies to stop selling vacation packages that...

  • *Caution trading expected ahead of Dec. 4 OPEC meeting. NEW YORK, Nov 27- Oil traded lower in light post-holiday volume in New York on Friday as the dollar's rally to an eight-month high and a tumble in Chinese equities added pressure to oversupplied crude futures. The dollar hit late-March highs against a basket of currencies on speculation the Swiss National...

  • Russia to cooperate with French, NATO Friday, 27 Nov 2015 | 11:13 AM ET
    Russia to cooperate with French, NATO

    CNBC's Geoff Cutmore reports on a step forward in the war against ISIS after a meeting between French President Hollande and Russian President Putin.

  • Turkey, Russia will eventually come together on ISIS: Pro

    Former Assistant Secretary of Defense Gen. Mark Kimitt, discusses global policies in the fight against ISIS.

  • Hollande, Putin expand ISIS plan Friday, 27 Nov 2015 | 10:14 AM ET
    Hollande, Putin expand ISIS plan

    CNBC's Geoff Cutmore reports French President Hollande and Russian President Putin, will extend bombing on ISIS, and make the extra effort to target ISIS specifically.

  • Khodorkovsky warns Putin Friday, 27 Nov 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Khodorkovsky warns Putin

    Russia's riches man says the Kremlin chief is leading the country toward stagnation. and eventually collapse.

  • EU turns to Turkey to help manage its migration woes Friday, 27 Nov 2015 | 9:34 AM ET

    Despite Libyan rights abuses, Europe listened, and Italy signed a deal with the Gadhafi regime. At a high-profile summit in Brussels Sunday, Europe's leaders will offer Turkey 3 billion euros, an easing of visa restrictions and the fast-tracking of its EU membership process. More than 600,000 have entered through Greece, many after making the short sea crossing...