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  • *They say Russia targets softer southern/eastern EU states. MOSCOW, July 29- Vladimir Putin will step up Russia's campaign to end European Union sanctions with a visit to Slovenia on Saturday, encouraged by signs his tactic of lobbying what he views as more pliant southern and eastern European states is starting to pay off. Combined with American and Group of...

  • LJUBLJANA, Slovenia— Russian President Vladimir Putin is visiting European Union and NATO- member Slovenia this weekend, signaling a bid to maintain ties amid simmering tensions between the Kremlin and the two Western-led blocs. Still, Slovenia has been careful to portray Putin's visit on Saturday as strictly informal— officially Putin is coming to attend a...

  • MOSCOW— Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev accepted Thursday the resignation of the head of the customs agency, several days after investigators searched his home and founds hundreds of thousand dollars stashed in shoe boxes. Investigators earlier this week searched the house of Andrei Belyaninov as part of a probe into alcohol smuggling.

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on the hacking of the Democratic National Committee:. During a news conference, Trump addressed Russia and said he hoped the country could find Clinton's missing 30,000 emails that were deleted from her personal server while she was secretary of state. Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 e-mails that are...

  • WASHINGTON— Donald Trump encouraged Russia on Wednesday to find and make public missing emails deleted by his presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton, setting off an instant debate over hacking and his urging of a foreign government to meddle in American politics. Mike Pence, took a different tack and warned of "serious consequences" if Russia interfered in the...

  • WASHINGTON— Russia may have been behind the leak of hacked Democratic National Committee documents, President Barack Obama said Tuesday in his first public comments on the breach. Obama, who traditionally avoids commenting on active FBI investigations, broke with that protocol and noted that outside experts have blamed Russia for the leak.

  • MOSCOW— Turkey's economy minister says the country is ready to resume work on building a gas pipeline from Russia, a project that was suspended amid tensions between the two countries. The project, called Turkish Stream, would bring gas from Russia to Turkey, from where it could be distributed to European Union countries. Turkey suspended the Turkish Stream as...

  • An official offered a "four-letter" response to claims Russia hacked the email of the Democratic National Committee.

  • LONDON, July 26- Emerging market stocks dug in at nine-month highs on Tuesday ahead of a flurry of central bank meetings, including a possible rate hike in Nigeria where the recently unshackled naira was bobbing at a record low. Hungary, which has been emerging Europe's top performing market again this year, was also holding a rate meeting as was more turbulent...

  • Clinton's campaign, citing a cybersecurity firm hired to investigate the leak, blamed Russia for hacking the party's computers and suggested the goal was to benefit Donald Trump's campaign. Trump dismissed that idea as laughable, tweeting: "The new joke in town is that Russia leaked the disastrous DNC e-mails." Michael Buratowski, a cyber analyst with the firm...

  • Tom Cotton

    U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton took time out at the convention to talk with CNBC's John Harwood about the GOP, Trump and his ambitions.

  • MOSCOW, July 21- The Russian rouble is starting to get too strong, a Kremlin economic aide said on Thursday, but in the latest sign of policy tensions the central bank said it had no plans to intervene. This is lowering budget revenues and increasing budget problems, "said Andrei Belousov, an aide on economic issues to President Vladimir Putin. Buoyed by a partial...

  • MOSCOW, July 20- A balance is needed to prevent an excessive support of one sector of the Russian economy at the expense of another, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Wednesday, in comments on a stronger rouble. Peskov was asked to clarify comments by Russian President Vladimir Putin who had said that the rouble was strengthening despite...

  • Agency calls for Russian athlete ban at Olympics

    World Anti-Doping Agency recommends no Russian team from any sport should show up to Rio for the Olympics, which is only 19 days away. CNBC's Eric Chemi reports.

  • Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva fails to clear the bar in the women's pole vault final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium August 6, 2012.

    The World Anti-Doping Agency is asking the Olympic Committee to consider banning all Russian athletes from the upcoming games in Rio.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a late-night meeting with the heads of Russia's sports federations on preparation for 2016 Olympic Games November,11, 2015 in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia.

    Antidoping officials are asking that Russia be barred from the Olympics over an alleged state-sponsored doping program, reports the NYT.

  • July 16- Turkish Airlines resumed flights from Istanbul's international airport on Saturday following a failed coup attempt while some foreign carriers canceled weekend flights. A spokesman for Turkish Airlines said flights had now returned to their normal schedule from Europe's third largest hub, though delays were to be expected.

  • July 16- Turkish Airlines resumed flights from Istanbul's international airport on Saturday following a failed coup attempt while some foreign carriers cancelled weekend flights. A spokesman for Turkish Airlines said flights had now returned to their normal schedule from Europe's third largest hub, though delays were to be expected.

  • A soldier stands beside the body of one of the scores of people killed on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice when a truck hit a crowd celebrating Bastille Day.

    The number of people killed when a truck drove into a Bastille Day crowd continued to rise.

  • Boris Johnson

    Boris Johnson: a man whose vocabulary is matched only by his ability to offend at every turn, NBC News reported.