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  • *Russia prepared to freeze its oil production. UFA, Oct 21- Russia will produce 548 million tonnes of oil next year, a post-Soviet record, however Moscow still wants global producers to curb production amid weak prices, Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Friday. Russia, the leading oil producer, expects the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries...

  • Theresa May

    CNBC's Nancy Hungerford speaks about the latest lines from the European Union summit in Brussels.

  • Clear tatement on Russia difficult but needed:

    CNBC's Nancy Hungerford discusses Brexit and Russia security issues with Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern.

  • CAIRO— Egypt has made fighting Islamic militants its overriding foreign policy objective, a decision that has brought it closer to Syrian President Bashar Assad, Russia and Iran, in turn antagonizing its chief financial backer, Saudi Arabia. The policy is risky at a time when Egypt is struggling to contain a homegrown Islamic insurgency and tackling its worst...

  • MOSCOW— Russia's Lavrov says fighters from Al-Nusra are refusing to leave besieged Syrian city of Aleppo.

  • Russia and France are close culturally: LVMH CEO

    The Sergei Shchukin art collection is coming to Paris. LVMH CEO and Chairman, Bernard Arnault talks about the negotiations he had with Russia to make this exhibition possible.

  • Russia strategy is to weaken EU: EC's Tusk

    CNBC’s Nancy Hungerford takes a look at some of the key topics at the EU summit in Brussels, including Russia and Brexit.

  • Keeping all options on the table for Russia: EU leaders

    From the EU summit, EU Parliament President, Martin Schulz, tells CNBC he believes Russia seems to be open to constructive dialogue.

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 21- European Union leaders condemned Russia on Friday for its bombing of civilians in Syria's besieged city of Aleppo but faced resistance from Italy to impose new sanctions against Moscow over the atrocities. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, whose country has broad trade ties with Russia, said economic sanctions should not be part of that...

  • FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21 BANGKOK- Bank of Thailand Chief Veerathai Santiprabhob speaks about Thailand's economy in 2017 at a seminar hosted by newspaper Krungthep Turakij- 0230 GMT. MONDAY, OCTOBER 24 ISLAMABAD- IMF chief Christine Lagarde is keynote speaker at "Emerging markets in the world economy" conference co-sponsored by Pakistan State Bank- 1000 GMT.

  • Opposition fighters from the Sham Legion look at flyers reportedly distributed by the government encouraging people to leave a rebel-held area in the northern embattled city of Aleppo

    European Union leaders were considering a text that would condemn attacks by the Russian military on Aleppo and threatened sanctions if they continue.

  • MOSCOW— Russia's Foreign Ministry has identified the Russian arrested in the Czech Republic on suspicion of cyberattacks in the United States. Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova gave his name at a Thursday briefing as Yevgeny Nikulin. A police spokesman, David Schoen, told The Associated Press the arrest was made on Oct. 5.

  • The Justice Department also said it anticipated bringing additional charges against Harold T. Martin III, including charges under the Espionage Act, which would expose him to far harsher penalties if convicted. The court papers offered new details about the enormous volume of information prosecutors believe Martin stole and revealed the Justice...

  • MOSCOW, Oct 20- On a Friday evening in June, German businessman Yuri Zyudheimer and Russian regional governor Nikita Belykh sat down in a private booth in Megu, an upscale Japanese restaurant in central Moscow. Inside was a bottle of red wine- a gift for Belykh's recent 41st birthday- and 150,000 euros in cash. When he got up to leave, plain clothes officers from the...

  • BRUSSELS— European Union leaders pledged early Friday to keep all options open to respond to any atrocities committed by President Bashar Assad's regime and his Russian backers in Syria but stopped short of threatening Moscow with sanctions. Despite strong rhetoric against Russia's military actions in Syria, notably in aiding regime attacks on the...

  • VERONA, Italy, Oct 20- Russia, already the world's top oil producer, has the potential to further increase oil output in the future by up to 200 million tonnes a year, or 4 million barrels per day, Rosneft's chief executive Igor Sechin said on Thursday. Russia and OPEC are seeking a way to cooperate to prop up oil prices, hit by global oversupply. But consensus must first...

  • Pricing not important to organic growth: Nestle CEO

    Paul Bulcke, CEO of Nestle, says that deflation - particularly in Europe - means that pricing is not important to the organic growth of his company.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin

    Somehow we're back to bickering over Russian President Vladimir Putin. And there's only one person who wins that argument, says Jake Novak.

  • DONALD TRUMP: Hillary Clinton "has no idea whether it's Russia, China or anybody else" that is behind recent hacks of Democratic organizations and individuals. THE FACTS: Actually, the U.S. government says it does have an idea, and has concluded it was Russia who hacked into the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and...

  • Ghana's Finance Minister Seth Terkper delivers the 2017 budget, the final one before a presidential election in December- 0830 GMT. ANKARA- Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey holds monetary policy meeting- 1100 GMT. JAKARTA- Indonesia Central Bank interest rate decision- 0700 GMT.