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  • ST PETERSBURG/ ISTANBUL, Aug 9- Russia and Turkey took a big step towards normalising relations on Tuesday, with their leaders announcing an acceleration in trade and energy ties at a time when both countries have troubled economies and strains with the West. The visit is being closely watched in the West, where some fear both men, powerful leaders ill-disposed to...

  • ST PETERSBURG/ MOSCOW, Aug 9- Russia and Turkey moved towards restoring full trade and economic relations on Tuesday when Russian President Vladimir Putin met his visiting counterpart Tayyip Erdogan, at a time when both countries have strained ties with the West. The meeting paves the way for a resumption of Turkish food imports to Russia, of Russian charter...

  • ST PETERSBURG/ ISTANBUL, Aug 9- Russia and Turkey took a big step towards normalizing relations on Tuesday, with their leaders announcing an acceleration in trade and energy ties at a time when both countries have troubled economies and strains with the West. The visit is being closely watched in the West, where some fear both men, powerful leaders ill-disposed to...

  • ST PETERSBURG/ MOSCOW, Aug 9- Russia and Turkey moved towards restoring full trade and economic relations on Tuesday when Russian President Vladimir Putin met his visiting counterpart Tayyip Erdogan, at a time when both countries have strained ties with the West. The meeting paves the way for a resumption of Turkish food imports to Russia, of Russian charter...

  • *Relations damaged since Turkey shot down Russian warplane. ST PETERSBURG/ MOSCOW, Aug 9- Russia and Turkey took a big step towards normalising ties on Tuesday when Russian President Vladimir Putin met his visiting Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan, at a time when both countries have strained relations with the West. An official in Erdogan's office said there...

  • ST PETERSBURG, Russia, Aug 9- Russian President Vladimir Putin told his visiting Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan he hoped Ankara could fully restore order after a failed military coup last month, saying on Tuesday that Moscow always opposed unconstitutional actions. Erdogan's trip to Russia comes as Turkey's relations with Europe and the United States...

  • "China is doing fairly well, and that was what we expected," said Jakob Christensen, head of EM research at Danske Bank. "Construction activity in China is fairly good." Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan is meeting his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in St Petersburg on Tuesday for talks intended to end a period of tension after Turkey downed a Russian fighter jet...

  • "China is doing fairly well, and that was what we expected," said Jakob Christensen, head of EM research at Danske Bank. "Construction activity in China is fairly good." Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan is meeting his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in St Petersburg on Tuesday for talks intended to end a period of tension after Turkey downed a Russian fighter jet...

  • Turkey needs good relations with Russia: Stroz Friedberg

    Vadim Nikitin, assistant director of Stroz Friedberg, discusses the significance of today's meeting between Erdogan and Putin.

  • MOSCOW, Aug 8- Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said in an interview with Russia's TASS news agency published on Monday he wanted to reset relations with Russia from a clean slate and restart cooperation in a range of sectors. Russia imposed trade sanctions on Turkey and the number of Russian tourists visiting the country fell by 87 percent in the first half of...

  • TURKISH PRESIDENT ERDOGAN TELLS RUSSIAN NEWS AGENCY TASS HE WANTS TO RESET RELATIONS WITH MOSCOW' FROM A CLEAN SLATE'.

  • *Russia, China, Iran among countries targeted. FRANKFURT, Aug 8- A previously unknown hacking group variously dubbed "Strider" or "ProjectSauron" has carried out cyber-espionage attacks against select targets in Russia, China, Iran, Sweden, Belgium and Rwanda, security researchers said on Monday. Separately, Moscow- based Kaspersky Lab has labelled the same group...

  • Entire Russian team banned from Paralympics in Rio

    The International Paralympic Committee announced the suspension of the entire Russian Paralympic team due to a rampant doping scandal.

  • FRANKFURT, Aug 8- A previously unknown group called "Strider" has been conducting cyber-espionage attacks against selected targets in Russia, China, Sweden, and Belgium, U.S.-based computer security firm Symantec Corp said on Monday. Strider's targets include four organizations and individuals located in Russia, an airline in China, an organization in Sweden...

  • The Olympic flag and Russian flag are raised as the Russian National Anthem is sung during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

    The International Paralympic Committee announced it was suspending the entire Russian Paralympic team because of a rampant doping scandal.

  • The talks, in the city of St Petersburg, are intended to end a period of high tension after Turkey downed a Russian fighter jet near the Syrian border last November. Russia imposed trade sanctions on Turkey and the number of Russian tourists visiting the country fell by 87 percent in the first half of 2016.. Russia and Turkey have been on different sides in Syria,...

  • *Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014. SIMFEROPOL, Crimea, Aug 5- Builders of two power plants in the Russian-occupied Ukrainian territory Crimea have finalised plans to install turbines made by a joint venture of Siemens, three sources said. Siemens says its joint venture is making turbines for a separate plant on Russia's Taman peninsula, which is...

  • *Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014. SIMFEROPOL, Crimea, Aug 5- Builders of two power plants in the Russian-occupied Ukrainian territory Crimea have finalized plans to install turbines made by a joint venture of Siemens, three sources said. Siemens says its joint venture is making turbines for a separate plant on Russia's Taman peninsula, which is...

  • MOSCOW, Aug 5- Russia's biggest mobile phone operator MTS has sold its 50 percent stake in Uzbekistan telecommunications operator Universal Mobile Systems to its joint venture partner, it said on Friday. MTS has been under scrutiny from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission as part of a broader investigation into telecom...

  • Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva speaks during a meeting with the Russian national Olympic team, including those prohibited to participate Rio 2016 Olympic games, at Grand Kremlin Palace July 27, 2016

    The IOC approved the entry of 271 Russian athletes, or 70 percent of the original team, for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Thursday after a doping scandal.