Politics Vladimir Putin

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • MOSCOW, Nov 29- Russia's former Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev privately argued to colleagues in government that the state should give up control over oil giant Rosneft, before he was arrested two weeks ago in a sting inside the company's offices, according to two sources. A source familiar with Ulyukayev's thinking, speaking before Ulyukayev was arrested...

  • *OPEC experts could not agree details in Monday talks. VIENNA, Nov 29- Iran and Iraq are resisting pressure from Saudi Arabia to curtail oil production, making it hard for the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries to reach a global output-limiting deal when it meets on Wednesday. OPEC sources told Reuters a meeting of experts in Vienna on Monday...

  • *OPEC experts meeting fails to resolve Iraq, Iran issues. VIENNA, Nov 28- OPEC was trying on Monday to rescue a deal to limit oil output as tensions grew among the producer group and non- OPEC member Russia, with top exporter Saudi Arabia saying markets would rebalance even without an agreement. A gathering of OPEC experts failed to reach a compromise on how exactly...

  • The coordination also included a dialog between Russia and OPEC member countries, the Kremlin said, adding that both men noted the importance of measures taken through OPEC to reduce output as a key factor in stabilizing the world oil market.

  • North Korean envoy rejects Trump's overture to meet Kim Jong-Un.

    Will Trump go for that burger with North Korea's leader to discuss the reclusive nation's nuclear ambitions like he suggested?

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) meets with his Philippines' counterpart Rodrigo Duterte on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit (APEC)

    Russia and the Philippines have agreed to closer ties when it comes to defense, according to Russian news outlet RT.

  • MOSCOW/ KIEV, Nov 26- Moscow protested against Ukraine's plans to carry out missile tests near Crimea, which Russia annexed in 2014 following the toppling of a pro-Russian Ukrainian president, raising the temperature in the dispute between the two countries. Russian aviation agency Rosaviatsia said late on Friday it has received a notification from Ukraine...

  • MOSCOW, Nov 25- Russia and Ukraine are about to meet in Brussels with officials from the European Commission to discuss the resumption of gas supplies to Ukraine, halted after Moscow annexed the Crimean peninsula in 2014, the EU Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic said on Friday. Novak also said that Russia was ready to resume gas...

  • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (C) attends the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit (APEC) in Lima on November 19, 2016.

    Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte tells the country's conglomerates to be content with the riches they've already amassed.

  • MOSCOW, Nov 23- Russia has yet to plan how to freeze oil production and there has been no agreement among its leading producers on output curbs, three senior industry sources told Reuters on Wednesday, just days before an OPEC meeting. The pact is expected to be firmed up on Nov. 30 when OPEC holds a regular semi-annual meeting in Vienna, while the group expects other...

  • “I'm sure the Russian president will want to see the collection, and will at one point come and see it,” LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault told CNBC.