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  • The Trump Administration is aiming to block testimony on Russia

    The White House is apparently trying to stop the former acting attorney general from testifying out of fear information could be covered by executive privilege.

  • BELGRADE, Serbia— Russian President Vladimir Putin has promised to sign off on a delivery of fighter jets, battle tanks and armored vehicles to Serbia, the Balkan country's defense minister said Tuesday, in what could worsen tensions with neighboring states and trigger an arms race in the war-weary region. "We are waiting for the process to be finalized in Russia...

  • MOSCOW, March 28- Russia's energy and finance ministries are increasingly at odds over how to apply a planned new tax regime for oil producers, a finance ministry official said on Tuesday. Russia imposes two main taxes on its oil industry- an oil export duty and a mineral extraction tax, linked to the oil price- but plans to gradually replace them with a single...

  • LONDON, March 28- Oil production at the western Libyan fields of Sharara and Wafa has been blocked by armed factions, reducing output by 252,000 barrels per day, a source at the National Oil Corporation said on Tuesday. NOC on Tuesday declared force majeure on loadings of Sharara crude from the Zawiya oil terminal in the west of the country. Sharara resumed...

  • *ECJ upholds EU sanctions vs Russia over Ukraine crisis. LUXEMBOURG, March 28- Europe's top court on Tuesday upheld European Union sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine conflict, including on its largest oil group Rosneft, in a ruling that asserts the court's jurisdiction over the bloc's foreign policy. The EU slapped sanctions on Russia after it annexed Crimea...

  • An Iranian woman and her son walk past Shahab-2 (L) and Shahab-3 missiles on display in front of a large portrait of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in a square in south Tehran.

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Russia could use Iranian military bases to launch air strikes against militants in Syria on a "case by case basis."

  • LUXEMBOURG, March 28- Europe's top court on Tuesday upheld European Union sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine conflict, including on its largest oil group Rosneft, in a ruling that asserts the court's jurisdiction over the bloc's foreign policy. The EU slapped sanctions on Russia after it annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 and stepped them up as Moscow went on...

  • MOSCOW, March 28- Russia's central bank is making special efforts to step up cyber security, Elvira Nabiullina, its governor, told a meeting of the Association of Russian Banks in Moscow on Tuesday.

  • MOSCOW, March 28- Russian central bank governor Elvira Nabiullina said Tuesday that there are grounds to increase lending in Russia.

  • LUXEMBOURG, March 28- Europe's top court on Tuesday upheld European Union sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine conflict, including on its largest oil group Rosneft, in a ruling that asserts the court's jurisdiction over the bloc's foreign policy. The EU slapped sanctions on Russia after it annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 and stepped them up as Moscow went on...

  • LUXEMBOURG, March 28- Sanctions imposed by the European Union on Russian companies such as its largest oil group Rosneft are valid, Europe's top court said on Tuesday. "The restrictive measures adopted by the Council in response to the crisis in Ukraine against certain Russian undertakings, including Rosneft, are valid," the European Court of Justice said.

  • This month the former Soviet savings bank, which is still half-owned by the central bank and is headed by an ally of President Vladimir Putin, overtook oil company Rosneft to become the biggest company in Russia by market value. With over a third of Russia's banking deposits, Sberbank has a market grip unseen in most Western economies. Sberbank now wants to use its...

  • Vladimir Putin

    Christopher Granville, managing director for EMEA and global political research at Trusted Sources, discusses the fallout of accusations of state-sponsored Russian hacking.

  • Furor over Russia in Washington DC more about domestic politics: Researcher

    Christopher Granville, managing director for EMEA and global political research at Trusted Sources, adds that Russia's economic recovery has been stronger than expected.

  • MORGANTOWN, United States- Federal Reserve Board Governor, Jerome Powell speaks on " America's Central Bank: This History and Structure of the Federal Reserve" before the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics Distinguished Speaker Series 2030 GMT. ONTARIO- Bank of Canada Governor, Stephen Poloz will give speech at Durham College, UOIT and...

  • MORGANTOWN, United States- Federal Reserve Board Governor, Jerome Powell speaks on " America's Central Bank: This History and Structure of the Federal Reserve" before the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics Distinguished Speaker Series 2030 GMT. ONTARIO- Bank of Canada Governor, Stephen Poloz will give speech at Durham College, UOIT and...

  • Jared Kushner, senior White House adviser

    The panel wants to ask Kushner about two meetings arranged with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak at Trump Tower in New York in December.

  • Biggest nationwide protests Russia has seen in years

    Hundreds of Russians were arrested after nationwide anti-corruption protests saw thousands take to the streets to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

  • Kushner poised to testify

    The president's son-in-law reportedly volunteered to speak with the Senate Intelligence Committee.

  • Putin's opponent is jailed

    Alexei Navalny was one of the hundreds of Russians arrested after taking part of anti-corruption protests.