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  • BUCHAREST, April 20- NATO member Romania plans to buy Patriot missiles from U.S. company Raytheon to help protect its airspace, a senior Defence Ministry official said on Thursday. The defense budget in Romania- a NATO member since 2004 and one of Washington's staunchest allies in eastern Europe along with Poland- was 1.7 percent of gross domestic product in 2016...

  • BUCHAREST, April 20- NATO member Romania plans to buy Patriot missiles from U.S. company Raytheon to help protect its airspace, a senior defence ministry official said on Thursday. The defence budget in Romania-- a NATO member since 2004 and one of Washington's staunchest allies in eastern Europe along with Poland-- was 1.7 percent of gross domestic product in 2016...

  • BUCHAREST, April 20- NATO member Romania plans to buy Patriot missiles from U.S. company Raytheon to help protect its airspace, a senior defense ministry official said on Thursday. The defense budget in Romania-- a NATO member since 2004 and one of Washington's staunchest allies in eastern Europe along with Poland-- was 1.7 percent of gross domestic product in 2016...

  • MOSCOW/ HONG KONG, April 19- China Development Bank is considering providing financing for a Chinese consortium seeking to buy a stake in Russia's largest gold producer Polyus, two sources familiar with discussions about the potential deal told Reuters. Russia has been actively looking for investments in Asia, mainly in China, since the West imposed sanctions...

  • BEIJING, April 18- China will gather its friends and allies together for its biggest diplomatic event of the year in May, a summit on its New Silk Road plan, with most Asian leaders due to attend but only one from a G7 nation, the Italian prime minister. President Xi Jinping has championed what China formally calls the "One Belt, One Road" or OBOR, initiative to build a new...

  • Xi has championed what China formally calls the "One Belt, One Road" or OBOR initiative to build a new Silk Road linking Asia, Africa and Europe, a landmark programme to invest billions of dollars in infrastructure projects including railways, ports and power grids. China has dedicated $40 billion to a Silk Road Fund and the idea was the driving force behind the...

  • Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

    David Adesnik, Foreign Policy Initiative, provides insight to the relationship between the United States and Russia after Syria used chemical weapons on its own people.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, April 13- Gold prices eased from five-month highs on Thursday as the dollar rebounded from a slide triggered by comments from U.S. The metal was up about 2.6 percent on the week, on track for its biggest weekly gain since June, as concerns over tensions in North Korea and the Middle East kept stock markets under pressure. Spot gold was up 0.06 percent...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, April 13- Gold prices eased from five-month highs on Thursday as the dollar rebounded from a slide triggered by comments from U.S. The metal was up about 2.6 percent on the week, on track for its biggest weekly gain since June, as concerns over tensions in North Korea and the Middle East kept stock markets under pressure. Spot gold was up 0.06 percent...

  • LONDON, April 13- Gold pulled back from an earlier five-month high on Thursday as the dollar clawed back some of the ground it lost after U.S. The metal stayed on track for its best week since June, however, as concerns over tensions in North Korea and the Middle East kept stock markets under pressure. Spot gold was down 0.3 percent at $1,283.30 an ounce November at...

  • *Russia yet to decide on oil cut extension. MOSCOW, April 13- A strong rouble is deflating Russian oil producers' and government hopes for a revenue boost from a global deal to curb output that was designed to lift prices and reduce inventories. The price of Russia's flagship Urals oil blend has risen around 20 percent since OPEC and 11 other large producers, led by...

  • *Russia yet to decide on oil cut extension. MOSCOW, April 13- A strong rouble is deflating Russian oil producers' and government hopes for a revenue boost from a global deal to curb output that was designed to lift prices and reduce inventories. The price of Russia's flagship Urals oil blend has risen around 20 percent since OPEC and 11 other large producers, led by...

  • President Donald Trump holds a news conference in the East Room of the White House April 12, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    European markets were lower on Thursday as investors digested U.S. President Donald Trump's comments on Federal Reserve policy.

  • LONDON, April 13- Gold rallied to a five-month high on Thursday, on track for its best week since June, after the previous day's comments by U.S. With concerns over North Korea and the Middle East already supporting gold, the currency moved nudged it up to its strongest since early November at $1,287.98 an ounce before steadying in later trade.

  • *Spot gold may rise to $1,303/ oz- technicals. April 13- Gold rose to a five-month peak on Thursday amid rising tensions over U.S. relations with Russia and North Korea, with prices also buoyed as the U.S. dollar slid after President Donald Trump reportedly said the currency was too strong. The U.S. dollar took a heavy hit after Trump told the Wall Street Journal the...

  • April 13- Gold hit a five-month peak on Thursday as the U.S. dollar slid after President Donald Trump said he preferred lower interest rates with the greenback "too strong", and amid rising tensions over U.S. relations with Russia and North Korea. *Meanwhile, tensions continued over the United States' relationship with Russia over Syria and in the Korean peninsula,...

  • Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov looks on during a press conference following his talks with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    Tensions between the United States and Russia have grown in the wake of the U.S. missile strike on a Syrian air base last week.

  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrive to attend a press conferece after their talks in Moscow on April 12, 2017.

    "The world's two foremost nuclear powers cannot have this kind of relationship," Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says in Moscow.

  • Russia's Lavrov: We would like concrete evidence of Syria attack

    At a news conference in Moscow, Russia Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson answer questions about North Korea and Syria.

  • Russia's Lavrov: Want a thorough probe of chemical attack in Syria

    At a news conference in Moscow, Russia Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson answer questions about Russian sanctions, Russian interference in the U.S. elections and the Syrian government's potential involvement in the chemical attacks.