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  • LONDON, May 31- Gunvor Chief Executive Torbjorn Tornqvist is turning the fast-growing oil trading company into a partnership by awarding employees nearly a third of the firm and giving them voting rights, it said on Tuesday. Tornqvist has had 100 percent control since 2014 when he took over his co-founder, Russian businessman Gennady Timchenko's 50 percent of...

  • TVER, Russia— Anastasia Bubeyeva shows a screenshot on her computer of a picture of a toothpaste tube with the words: "Squeeze Russia out of yourself!" At least 54 people were sent to prison for hate speech last year, most of them for sharing and posting things online, which is almost five times as many as five years ago, according to the Moscow- based Sova group, which...

  • MOSCOW— Russia's foreign minister says President Vladimir Putin's planned trip to China will give powerful new impulse to ties between the two nations. Speaking Tuesday at a Moscow conference, Sergey Lavrov described expanding ties with China as Russia's top foreign policy priority. He added that Moscow and Beijing oppose "double standards" as well as...

  • BRUSSELS, May 30- European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will attend a high-profile economic forum in Russia in June and meet President Vladimir Putin there, officials said on Monday, as the EU weighs whether to renew economic sanctions against Moscow. While several EU leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel have visited Russia since...

  • MOSCOW, May 30- European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker's visit to Russia next month is unlikely to lead to a breakthrough in Russia's strained relations with Europe, but Moscow is always ready for dialogue, the Kremlin said on Monday. A Commission spokeswoman said on Monday that Juncker had agreed to participate in the St. Petersburg International...

  • MOSCOW, May 28- Russia's pension system faces a growing deficit that must be tackled, but raising the retirement age is not the only option, President Vladimir Putin's economic aide Andrei Belousov said on Saturday. "Today our Pension Fund is not balanced, it has a deficit of around 2 trillion roubles and the trend is for it to grow. The issue has become more urgent...

  • ATHENS, Greece— Russia's president is travelling to financially struggling Greece for a visit that will include a trip to a secluded, male-only Christian Orthodox sanctuary in the country's north. Vladimir Putin is to discuss energy cooperation and Russian investments in Greece during a meeting Friday with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

  • ATHENS, May 26- Russia and the European Union need to build a' an equal and fair dialogue' as partners to overcome their differences, President Vladimir Putin said in an article published in a Greek newspaper on Thursday on an eve of a visit to the country. Putin will be in Athens on Friday, and also visit Greece's monastic community at Mount Athos in northern Greece on...

  • MOSCOW, May 25- Russia's Gazprom Neft, under the gaze of President Vladimir Putin, has started loading a tanker with crude from its new Novoportovskoye field in the Arctic, which will help Moscow maintain record-high oil production. It will also help Russia to keep its oil production at more than 10 million barrels per day, a post-Soviet record-high, and adding...

  • DUBLIN, May 24- Ireland's CityJet on Tuesday became the first western European airline to take delivery of the Russian-designed passenger jet that Vladimir Putin hopes will compete internationally with planes made by the likes of Brazil's Embraer and Canada's Bombardier. The first of 15 Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft leased by CityJet was delivered in...

  • Lockerbie lawyer seeking $330M for MH17 crash

    The US aviation lawyer is suing Russia and Vladimir Putin over the downing of MH17.

  • Great power competition is back: Admiral Stavridis

    Admiral James Stavridis, U.S. Navy (Ret.), discusses the rise of security threats around the globe.

  • CNBC update: Maroon 5 cancels on NC

    First Lady Michelle Obama introduced new nutrition facts in food labels, and Maroon Five will no longer perform its planned shows in North Carolina because of the state's controversial bathroom law, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.

  • LONDON, May 20- Behind the noise of the referendum battle, five out of the seven most recent opinion polls showed the campaign to keep Britain in the European Union was in the lead, betting odds indicated a much higher chance of a vote to remain, and sterling rose. Boris Johnson began the week by saying the European Union was following the path of Adolf Hitler and...

  • SOCHI, Russia, May 19- The new Chinese-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will take a careful look at proposals made by President Vladimir Putin for financing projects in Russia, the bank's president said on Thursday. Russia has been pushing for ties with Asia, after Western sanctions imposed on Moscow for its role in the Ukraine crisis curbed access...

  • SOCHI, Russia, May 19- The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will take a careful look at proposals made by President Vladimir Putin for the bank to finance projects in Russia, the AIIB's president said. "Russia is a very important member of AIIB- and it's also a regional member, so Russia is eligible for financing from the AIIB," Jin Liqun told reporters on the...

  • NEW YORK, May 17- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is willing to talk to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to stop Pyongyang's nuclear program, Trump told Reuters in an interview on Tuesday. "At the same time I would put a lot of pressure on China because economically we have tremendous power over China," he said in the half-hour interview at his...

  • LONDON, May 17- British support for staying in the European Union has risen, putting the "In" campaign 15 percentage points ahead of their rivals, according to an ORB telephone poll for The Daily Telegraph newspaper. "Time may be running out for the" Leave "camp to make the case for Brexit as the" Remain "campaign's position is consolidating and the electorate becoming...

  • Deputy Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud attends the GCC-Morocco Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on April 20, 2016.

    After years of building a glut, the world's oil industry by the end of this year is expected to stop overproducing more crude than the world can use.

  • Squawk takes a stand: $62.8M H.S. football stadium

    The "Squawk Box" news team discusses Texas voters' approving the building of a high school football stadium that seats 12-thousand people.