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  • Russia bans Reddit for drug-linked posts Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 | 7:33 AM ET

    Russia has banned one of the internet’s most popular websites, saying Reddit content has been promoting illegal drugs.

  • MOSCOW, Aug 12- More Russian banks are feeling the strain from the country's economic slump, highlighted on Wednesday by the central bank's decision to pull the license of mid-sized Probusinessbank. "The financial crisis of the last year has definitely accelerated and increased the need to reduce the number of banks, because banks are facing a new round of bad...

  • MOSCOW, Aug 12- More Russian banks are feeling the strain from the country's economic slump, highlighted on Wednesday by the central bank's decision to pull the licence of mid-sized Probusinessbank. Banks are under pressure as low oil prices and Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis have caused a sharp economic contraction, leading to a deterioration in...

  • Russia’s burning Dutch flowers in sanctions war Wednesday, 12 Aug 2015 | 9:24 AM ET
    Tulip bulbs in crates ready to be exported

    After bulldozing a mountain of imported cheese from the West, Russian authorities have now turned to burning flowers from the Netherlands.

  • Scared by China, Greece? Try this ‘safe haven play’ Wednesday, 12 Aug 2015 | 8:44 AM ET
    Lipscani Quarter, Bucharest, Muntenia, Romania

    Jittery investors should look to eastern Europe — and Romania in particular — for a sanctuary from Chinese market volatility and Greek debt wrangling, analysts told CNBC.

  • Ukraine accuses rebels of artillery attacks Wednesday, 12 Aug 2015 | 3:40 AM ET
    Ukraine accuses rebels of artillery attacks

    Otilia Dhand, vice president of Teneo Intelligence, discusses the Minsk Protocol and the renewal of tensions between Ukraine and Russia.

  • Russia’s ‘dreadful’ recession set to continue Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015 | 8:25 AM ET
    President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.

    Battered by falling oil prices, the ruble devaluation and sanctions, Russia's economy contracted by 4.6 percent in the 2nd quarter.

  • Russia's rate of decline is slowing Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
    Russia's rate of decline is slowing

    Christopher Granville, managing director at Trusted Sources, says Russia's number one goal currently is to drive inflation down.

  • MOSCOW, Aug 10- Royal Dutch Shell's plans to build a strategic alliance with Russia's Gazprom could be in jeopardy after the United States added one of Gazprom's biggest gas fields to its list of Russian sanctions on Friday. U.S. officials have repeatedly said that sanctions on Russia's energy sector- part of broader penalties imposed since 2014 over Moscow's...

  • Pentagon computers back online after attack Monday, 10 Aug 2015 | 10:54 AM ET
    The Pentagon building in Washington, DC.

    Pentagon officials said the service was restored after a scrub of the system to eliminate any potential malware, NBC News reports.

  • Saudi, Russia: Expect closer relationship Monday, 10 Aug 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
    Saudi, Russia: Expect closer relationship

    Russian foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, is to meet Saudi Arabian counterpart on Tuesday, with talks expected to be based on energy and the Middle East.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 7- The United States has added a Russian oil and gas field, the Yuzhno-Kirinskoye Field, to its list of energy sector sanctions prompted by Moscow's actions in Ukraine, drawing a prompt rebuke from the Kremlin on Friday. Douglas Jacobson, an international trade lawyer in Washington, said the addition "represents a new arrow in the quiver of U.S....

  • U.S. adds Russian oil field to sanctions list Friday, 7 Aug 2015 | 11:49 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Aug 7- The United States has added a Russian oil and gas field, the Yuzhno-Kirinskoye Field, to its list of energy industry sector sanctions prompted by Moscow's actions in Ukraine. The action builds on those taken since last year by the United States and the European Union after Russia's annexation of Crimea and its use of force in Ukraine.

  • Bonfire of the cheeses reignites Russia food fight Friday, 7 Aug 2015 | 5:06 AM ET

    Russian authorities continued their clampdown on food imported from the West with a symbolic bulldozing and burning of confiscated food.

  • Russia is destroying piles of cheese Friday, 7 Aug 2015 | 3:20 AM ET
    Russia is destroying piles of cheese

    Russia is destroying piles of Western food banned under sanctions.

  • Cramer Remix: It's the slayer of all things media Thursday, 6 Aug 2015 | 7:13 PM ET
    Jim Cramer on the set of Mad Money

    “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer on what’s behind today’s decline in media stocks.

  • Cramer: Raise cash—Market is a falling knife Thursday, 6 Aug 2015 | 6:11 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Jim Cramer warned investors that it is time to raise cash, as the market feels more like it was in 2008.

  • Russia hacks Pentagon computers: NBC, citing sources Thursday, 6 Aug 2015 | 2:53 PM ET
    The Pentagon building in Washington, D.C.

    U.S. officials tell NBC News that Russia launched a "sophisticated cyberattack" against the Pentagon's Joint Staff unclassified email system.

  • Move over, Santa: Putin claims the North Pole Thursday, 6 Aug 2015 | 8:15 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    Russia is claiming that it has the right to exert control over nearly half a million square miles of the Arctic Ocean, including the North Pole.

  • Russia resubmits claim for energy-rich Arctic shelf Tuesday, 4 Aug 2015 | 12:07 PM ET

    MOSCOW, Aug 4- Russia said on Tuesday it has resubmitted a claim to the United Nations for some 1.2 million square km of the Arctic shelf, a drive to secure more of the mineral-rich region where other countries have rival territorial interests. This prospect has attracted other nations, including Norway, the United States, Canada and Denmark while international...