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  • The Kremlin on Tuesday shrugged off a Fox News host's refusal to apologise for comments he made about Russian President Vladimir Putin, but said his remarks reflected badly on the U.S. channel.

  • MOSCOW, Feb 6- The Kremlin said on Monday it wanted an apology from Fox News over what it said were "unacceptable" comments one of the channel's presenters made about Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview with U.S. counterpart Donald Trump. Fox News host Bill O'Reilly described Putin as "a killer" in the interview with Trump as he tried to press the U.S....

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    Republicans and Democrats took exception to Trump's comparison of Russia and the U.S.

  • Russia's President Vladimir Putin pictured during a plenary session as part of the 8th VTB Capital Russia Calling! Investment Forum.

    The Kremlin said on Monday it wanted an apology from Fox News over what it said were "unacceptable" comments one of the channel's presenters made.

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    The EU and the new U.S. administration must maintain a common understanding when dealing with external risks; Estonia's PM told CNBC Friday.

  • EU must focus on Ukraine and on eastern policy

    Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas says that working towards a fully independent Ukraine must "always be on the table" for the European Union.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin gives a speech at the 8th annual VTB Capital 'Russia Calling!' Investment Forum in Moscow on October 12, 2016.

    U.K. Defense Minister Michael Fallon has openly criticized what he perceives to be Russia's interference in foreign affairs.

  • MOSCOW, Feb 3- The Russian central bank will buy the equivalent of 6.3 billion roubles a day on the Moscow Exchange this month to replenish the country's fiscal reserves, the finance ministry said on Friday. Russia is resuming dollar purchases next week to replenish the country's drained reserves, its first interventions since a brief burst in 2015..

  • Former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of State, testifies during his confirmation hearing before Senate Foreign Relations Committee January 11, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

    The incoming Secretary of State doesn't seem to think the US should lead on climate change, writes Vox's David Roberts.

  • AVDIYIVKA, Ukraine Feb 2- Ukrainian authorities and pro-Russian separatists accused each other on Thursday of carrying out fresh artillery attacks on frontline residential areas in eastern Ukraine, resulting in civilian casualties on both sides. NATO and the EU have called on Russia to use its influence with rebels to stop the violence.

  • *Rouble seen 10 pct weaker at $55 oil under new budget rule. MOSCOW, Feb 2- Russia will resume buying dollars next week for the first time since a brief burst in 2015, but sources told Reuters the purchases will go ahead only after a reluctant central bank won assurances it could distance itself from the operations. People involved in discussions of the planned...

  • The plan envisages the state reducing its stake in VTB, Russia's No. 2 bank, to 25 percent plus one share within three years. Sberbank is Russia's largest lender by assets. Details of Russia's privatization plans are available here:.

  • The plan envisages the state reducing its stake in VTB, Russia's No. 2 bank, to 25 percent plus one share within three years. Sberbank is Russia's largest lender by assets. Details of Russia's privatisation plans are available here:.

  • In recent years, with U.S.- Russia ties increasingly frosty, the fast food chain has pursued a different strategy: go native. "We say it every time: we are a Russian company," Khamzat Khasbulatov, the head of McDonald's Russia, told Reuters. After Washington imposed sanctions on Russia over its role in Ukraine in 2014, Russia's public health watchdog briefly closed...

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    The Senate confirmed former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as Donald Trump's secretary of State.

  • MOSCOW, Feb 1- The Russian economy, hurt by weak energy prices and Western sanctions, returned to growth late last year after seven quarters of contraction, official data suggested on Wednesday. "The important thing is that the economy showed a stronger recovery at the end of last year," said Dmitry Polevoy, chief Russia economist at ING Bank. Rosstat, the data agency,...

  • NOVO-OGARYOVO, Russia, Feb 1- Global oil output was cut by 1.4 million barrels per day last month, Russian energy minister Alexander Novak told President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, citing preliminary data. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and other producers led by Russia agreed in December to cut oil output in the first half of this year...

  • MOSCOW, Feb 1- Igor Sechin, head of Russia's biggest oil company Rosneft, set up a personal meeting with a government minister for what was in fact a law enforcement sting, after which state investigators charged the minister with receiving a $2 million bribe, two sources familiar with the case told Reuters. Alexei Ulyukayev, who at the time was minister for...

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang attend a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People on June 13, 2016 in Beijing, China.

    The notion that Trump's campaign talk was 'political bluster' is crumbling, the New York Times reports.

  • MOSCOW, Jan 31- Glencore has become the largest buyer of Russian Urals oil from Rosneft, overtaking rival Trafigura after taking a stake in Russia's biggest oil major last month, a Reuters analysis of trade data showed. Ivan Glasenberg, Glencore's chief executive, said last week during a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin that the company was...