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  • MH17: One year on Friday, 17 Jul 2015 | 7:41 AM ET
    Ukrainian rescue servicemen look through the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Grabovo, Ukraine.

    Flight MH17 was shot down a year ago. We recap the events and how the Ukrainian crisis has changed since then.

  • *OPEC secretary-general to visit Moscow. *Russia, Saudi Arabia had agreed that oil output cut unnecessary. MOSCOW, July 17- Russia and OPEC Secretary-General Abdullah al-Badri will discuss oil markets and the Iran situation in Moscow on July 30 amid sliding oil prices, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said.

  • Iran deal may hurt Russia in more ways than one Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 11:31 AM ET
    A worker inspects valves and pipes at an oil gathering station in Russia.

    The landmark nuclear deal with Iran will mean more business for Iranian oil companies, and a potential hit for Russia's exports.

  • MOSCOW/ PRAGUE, July 16- Russia's plans to drop Ukraine as a route for pumping natural gas to Europe will still leave state-run Gazprom facing about $1 billion in annual transit fees to Slovakia and Bulgaria for years to come, analysts and industry sources say. Billions of euros will be needed to build and expand alternative routes, and the route of the existing...

  • Did the fall of the Berlin Wall help end Apartheid? Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 1:02 AM ET
    Nelson Mandela and Frederik de Klerk shake hands on the eve before receiving jointly the Nobel Peace prize in 1993.

    The collapse of the Soviet Union helped topple Apartheid by removing the global threat of Communism, the country's last white president told CNBC.

  • Ukraine leader blasts Greek 'brinkmanship game' Wednesday, 15 Jul 2015 | 12:45 PM ET
    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk speaks at the first U.S.-Ukraine Business Forum, co-hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Department of Commerce, July 13, 2015, in Washington.

    "It's entirely different cases," says Ukraine's Arseniy Yatsenyuk of his own country and Greece. "And we do not blackmail anyone."

  • In Iran deal, the whole world wins Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 3:52 PM ET
    Secretary of State John Kerry reacts as he delivers a statement on the Iran talks deal at the Vienna International Center in Vienna, Austria July 14, 2015.

    Iran's historic deal will pay dividends for its neighbors and will spur economic growth in markets the world over, says trader Naeem Aslam.

  • Russia seeks gains to ease possible pain from Iran deal Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 12:24 PM ET

    *Russia wants arms, nuclear energy deals with Iran. MOSCOW, July 14- President Vladimir Putin urged the world to celebrate Tuesday's six-power nuclear deal with Iran, but the agreement carries risks for Russia because it could drive down oil prices. Unsurprisingly, the Kremlin chose to stress the positives from the deal, clinched after marathon talks in Vienna...

  • Three things China needs to do right now Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 10:12 AM ET
    An investor reacts inside a brokerage firm on July 8, 2015 in Shanghai, China.

    China needs to take these three steps to restore its markets and investor confidence, says Curtis Chin.

  • FRANKFURT, July 14- The New York State Department of Financial Services has asked Deutsche Bank for detailed information on possible money-laundering transactions by some of its clients in Russia that could exceed $6 billion in total, a source familiar with the matter said. Deutsche Bank reiterated on Tuesday it had placed on leave a small number of Moscow...

  • MOSCOW, July 14- Russia's floundering auto market could stabilise in the second half of this year, the head of Ford Motor Co's Russian venture told the Vedomosti newspaper on Tuesday, halting a slide in sales fuelled by the country's economic downturn. After years of growth in excess of 10 percent, car sales in Russia nose-dived in 2014 as the economy weakened, hit...

  • How oil's big drop affects Russia Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 11:43 PM ET
    How oil's big drop affects Russia

    William Scholes, investment manager at Aberdeen Asset Management, discusses how falling oil prices affect Russia and oil giant Lukoil.

  • Why Russia wins if a Greek deal falls through Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 11:24 AM ET
    Alexis Tsipras, Greece's prime minister (right) and Euclid Tsakalotos, Greece's finance minister, (center) depart after all-night bailout talks in Brussels on July 13, 2015.

    Experts warn that if Greece misses a July 20 payment or otherwise can't manage the terms of its bailout, it may try turning to Russia for cash.

  • MOSCOW, July 13- Russia will address Internet firms' concerns about meeting a deadline to comply with a law forcing them to move the personal data of Russian citizens onto servers inside the country, a Kremlin spokesman said on Monday. Moscow has said the law is aimed at protecting the personal data but critics see it as an attack on social networks.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin has encouraged top Russian firms to strengthen ties with China as part of attempts to strengthen ties with Asia and shield Moscow from the effects of Western sanctions imposed over the Ukraine conflict. A source close to VTB said the licence would not allow VTB to raise financing in China by issuing bonds on its domestic...

  • Breaking the Iran nuclear impasse Sunday, 12 Jul 2015 | 8:43 PM ET
    Breaking the Iran nuclear impasse

    Peter Sluglett, Director of the Middle East Institute at National University of Singapore, discusses the agendas of Russia and China in Iran nuclear talks.

  • If the euro zone loses Greece, does Putin win? Friday, 10 Jul 2015 | 1:19 PM ET
    Vladimir Putin

    Vladimir Putin is keeping a close eye on events while strategizing about how to play uncertainty in the region.

  • *India and Pakistan to join the SCO. UFA, Russia, July 10- India and Pakistan began accession to a regional security group led by China and Russia on Friday after two days of summits which President Vladimir Putin held up as evidence Moscow is not isolated in the world. Until now it has not been a big force and relations between China and Russia have not developed as...

  • MOSCOW, July 10- Moscow is just an observer on Greece's debt crisis but wants the euro to trade normally because part of Russia's foreign exchange reserves is denominated in euros, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Friday. He again signalled that Moscow had not offered to help bail Greece out, according to Russian news agency reports. As of the end of last week,...

  • Smith & Nephew buys Russian manufacturing business Friday, 10 Jul 2015 | 2:19 AM ET

    LONDON, July 10- British artificial hip and knee maker Smith& Nephew said it had bought a Russian distribution and manufacturing business, in line with its strategy of expanding in emerging markets. Sanctions imposed on Russia by the United States and Europe in response to Moscow's part in the Ukraine crisis have complicated life for some European firms doing...