Politics Vladimir Putin

  • President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence stand onstage together at U.S. Bank Arena on December 1, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Donald Trump's conversation with Taiwan's president was not intended to show a shift in U.S. policy on China, Mike Pence said.

  • Donald Trump says that the Green Party is dropping its recount lawsuit in Pennsylvania, but that's not the whole story. Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has spearheaded a recount effort in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, states where Trump won narrowly over Democrat Hillary Clinton. Trump tweeted Sunday that "the Green Party just dropped...

  • President-elect Donald Trump is a clever man and will quickly understand his new responsibilities, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with NTV TV. Putin has spoken previously of his hope that Trump will help restore U.S.- Russia relations, and analysts said he was unlikely to want to dial up anti-Western rhetoric before Trump's...

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin

    For Putin, relief from sanctions is a gateway to the goal of establishing Russia as the political and economic equivalent of the U.S.

  • ANKARA, Dec 3- Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday repeated his call for lower interest rates and said the government would take steps to ensure cheaper borrowing costs to promote consumption and economic growth. International investors have said Turkey needs more aggressive rate hikes to combat inflation and put a floor under the currency.

  • Khalid Al-Falih, Saudi Arabia's energy and industry minister, arrives for the 171st Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) meeting in Vienna, Austria, on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016.

    Stephen Weiss of Short Hills Capital Partners reviews the main factors driving stocks and how investors should be positioned for next week.

  • Dec 2- Aixtron SE's takeover by China's Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund may soon be on the list of deals called off due to increased U.S. regulatory scrutiny. --China's Unisplendour Corp Ltd scrapped a $3.8 billion investment in Western Digital Corp after CFIUS said it would investigate the transaction. --China's Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd abandoned its offer to buy...

  • Putin says Russia needs to be friends with US

    President Vladimir Putin says Russia has not looking to get involved in any geopolitical conflict.

  • Potential issues with federal contracts

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the latest on President-elect Donald Trump heading to Cincinnati and Indianapolis today for his first public event since the election.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting of the Council for Strategic Development and Priority Projects at the Kremlin in Moscow on November 25, 2016.

    Russia would defend its interests but had no intention of getting involved in any conflict as the country is in need of friends, Putin said.

  • The speech reflected Moscow's hope that President-elect Donald Trump could help repair ties with Washington that have sunk to a post-Cold War low over the crisis in Ukraine, the Syria war and other disputes. Putin noted in his speech that Russia has faced "attempts of foreign pressure with all tools involved— from the myths about Russian aggression, of meddling...

  • When nobody can see what's going on the cheating begins almost immediately: Cashin

    UBS Director of Floor Operations Art Cashin weighs in on the latest OPEC agreement.

  • *Former minister was dismissed over bribery allegations. MOSCOW, Nov 30- President Vladimir Putin named deputy finance minister Maxim Oreshkin as Russia's new economy minister on Wednesday, two weeks after the post's previous holder was detained and accused of bribery. Oreshkin, his 34- year-old replacement, joined the finance ministry in 2013 as the head of...

  • MOSCOW, Nov 30- President Vladimir Putin named deputy finance minister Maxim Oreshkin as Russia's new economy minister on Wednesday, two weeks after the post's previous holder was detained and accused of bribery. Upon appointment, Oreshkin told Putin that his main task for 2017 was finding measures that would boost economic growth in Russia.

  • MOSCOW, Nov 30- President Vladimir Putin named deputy finance minister Maxim Oreshkin Russia's new economy minister on Wednesday, two weeks after the post's previous holder was detained and accused of bribery. Alexei Ulyukayev, the ex-economy minister, was accused of trying to extort a bribe from Russian oil major Rosneft, an allegation he denies.

  • MOSCOW— Russian news agencies are reporting that President Vladimir Putin has appointed Deputy Finance Minister Maxim Oreshkin to take over the economic development ministry, replacing an official who is facing corruption charges. Interfax says Putin met with Oreshkin on Wednesday and remarked that "you are working successfully" before offering him the...

  • BRUSSELS, Nov 30- An EU court on Wednesday upheld sanctions imposed on Arkady Rotenberg, a close ally and former judo partner of Russian President Vladimir Putin whose company won a contract to build a bridge linking the Russian mainland with annexed Crimea. Rotenberg had appealed against the asset freeze and travel ban the EU imposed on him as part of a package...

  • TOKYO, Nov 30- Japan's trade minister on Wednesday dismissed concerns that boosting economic ties with Russia as part of a push for progress on a decades-old territorial row would mainly benefit Moscow, saying any business deals would be "win-win" for both. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is betting his close ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin and...

  • TOKYO, Nov 30- Japan's trade minister on Wednesday dismissed concerns that boosting economic ties with Russia as part of a push for progress on a decades-old territorial row would mainly benefit Moscow, saying any business deals would be "win-win" for both. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is betting his close ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin and...

  • The Saudi Oil Minister Khaled al-Faleh.

    With OPEC deal hopes fading, oil prices have nowhere to go but down ... for now, says John Kilduff.