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  • 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...

  • 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.

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

  • LONDON— He's insulted everyone from the president of the United States to the people of Papua New Guinea. Now the remarkably undiplomatic Boris Johnson, his political career miraculously revived, has become Britain's top diplomat. And those are Britain's allies talking.

  • MOSCOW, July 14- Last month, three major banks rescued industrialist Igor Zyuzin's coal and steel firm Mechel from what would have been Russia's biggest ever corporate collapse. The rescue deal shows how much Russia has changed since then. Some said the decision to save Zyuzin's company was taken mid-way through last year when the Kremlin realised that the...

  • The German government says Chancellor Angela Merkel has spoken with new British Prime Minister Theresa May to congratulate her. A U.S. State Department spokesman says the U.S. looks forward to engaging with Boris Johnson as Britain's new foreign secretary. He said: "We're always going to be able to work with the British no matter who is occupying the role of...

  • NEW YORK— If you thought the Brexit vote was scary, check out the full page newspaper ad that recently appeared in The New York Times recounting all the horrors in the present tense, as if they were still unfolding: The vote "topples" the British government, "crushes" the pound and "wipes away" billions in stock market wealth. The ad was from a company selling gold coins...

  • *Move to reassure eastern NATO members bordering on Russia. *In Brexit's shadow, NATO summit is Obama's last Europe trip. WARSAW, July 8- NATO leaders agreed on Friday to deploy military forces to the Baltic states and eastern Poland for the first time and increase air and sea patrols to reassure allies who were once part of the Soviet bloc following Russia's...

  • *Move to reassure eastern NATO members bordering on Russia. *In Brexit's shadow, NATO summit is Obama's last Europe trip. WARSAW, July 8- NATO leaders agreed on Friday to deploy military forces to the Baltic states and eastern Poland for the first time and increase air and sea patrols to reassure allies who were once part of the Soviet bloc following Russia's...

  • *In Brexit's shadow, NATO summit is Obama's last Europe trip. President Barack Obama urged NATO leaders on Friday to stand firm against a resurgent Russia over its seizure of Crimea from Ukraine and said Britain's vote to leave the European Union should not weaken the Western defence alliance. The 28- member NATO alliance will formally agree to deploy four...

  • *In Brexit's shadow, NATO summit Obama's last Europe trip. President Barack Obama urged NATO leaders on Friday to stand firm against a resurgent Russia over its seizure of Crimea from Ukraine, saying Britain's vote to leave the European Union should not weaken the Western defence alliance. Host nation Poland set the tone of mistrust of Russia.

  • *In shadow of Brexit, NATO summit is Obama's last trip to Europe. President Barack Obama urged NATO leaders on Friday to stand firm against a resurgent Russia over its seizure of Crimea from Ukraine, saying Britain's vote to leave the European Union should not weaken the western defence alliance. "In Warsaw, we must reaffirm our determination- our duty under...

  • NATO leaders will display their resolve towards a resurgent Russia at a summit despite what many see as a weakening of the West due to Britain's vote to leave the EU.

  • *In shadow of Brexit, NATO summit is Obama's last trip to Europe. WARSAW, July 8- NATO leaders will display their resolve towards a resurgent Russia at a summit in Warsaw on Friday despite what many see as a weakening of the West due to Britain's vote to leave the European Union. Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland requested a permanent NATO presence amid fears that...

  • *In shadow of Brexit, NATO summit is Obama's last trip to Europe. WARSAW, July 8- NATO leaders will display their resolve towards a resurgent Russia at a summit in Warsaw on Friday despite what many see as a weakening of the West due to Britain's vote to leave the European Union. Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland requested a permanent NATO presence amid fears that...

  • *Russia reduces oil shipments to Belarus. The Kremlin appears to be sending a message that, with the Belarus economy in recession and propped up by subsidized Russian oil and gas, Lukashenko will pay a heavy price if he wants to turn his back on his old friends in Moscow. Ukraine regularly accused Russia of political intimidation by cutting energy supplies in the...

  • *Russia trying to boost tech sector to diversify. MOSCOW, July 6- WayRay has everything you might expect from a Silicon Valley start-up: a high tech product it says can change the world and a business plan that foresees growing from zero to a billion dollars, roughly by its founder's 30th birthday. President Vladimir Putin says cultivating high technology is a...