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  • Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev.

    Presidents Trump and Putin must unite to spearhead a new resolution banning nuclear war, urges the former president of the Soviet Union.

  • MOSCOW, Jan 26- A joint venture between Russia's top gold producer Polyus and state conglomerate Rostec has bought the rights to develop Sukhoi Log, one of the world's largest untapped gold deposits, for 9.4 billion roubles. Russia competes with Australia for second place among the world's largest gold producers and has one of the world's largest gold reserves.

  • *Russia, OPEC have teamed up in global oil output cut. MOSCOW, Jan 26- Qatar's investments in Russia will further strengthen ties between the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and non-member oil producers, OPEC Secretary-General Mohammed Barkindo told Reuters. "This investment project will further strengthen OPEC and non- OPEC relations,"...

  • Russia's 'rehabilitation trade'

    Daniel Salter, global head of equity strategy at Renaissance Capital, weighs in on how Russia is coming back onto investors' radar screens.

  • President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would seek an investigation of what he believes was voter fraud in the November election, despite overwhelming consensus among state officials, election experts and politicians that voter fraud is rare in the United States. The new Republican president has bristled at references to losing the popular vote to...

  • VIENNA, Jan 25- Russian state-controlled gas producer Gazprom expects Donald Trump's election as U.S. president, Brexit and upcoming elections in France and Germany to improve Western attitudes towards Moscow, Gazprom's deputy head Alexander Medvedev said. Some observers in Moscow also see changing attitudes towards Russia in Europe following the wave of...

  • BUSINESS Trump tells leaders of companies ranging from Lockheed Martin Corp to Under Armour Inc that his administration can cut U.S. regulations on businesses by 75 percent and that those planning to build factories in the United States will get quick approval. British Prime Minister Theresa May will champion free trade and also voice her support for the...

  • Jan 23- President Donald Trump addresses business and trade issues on Monday. TRADE Trump is expected to sign an executive order saying he intended to renegotiate the NAFTA free-trade pact between the United States, Canada and Mexico as early as Monday, NBC News reports. Canada's ambassador to the United States says the Trump administration's trade concerns...

  • Russian sanctions have not been effective: Jack Kingston

    Jack Kingston, former Trump advisor talks about what to expect between U.S.-Russia relations in a Trump administration.

  • Russia's Energy Minister Alexander Novak (R) speaks to Natural Resources and Environment Minister Sergei Donskoi at a State Council meeting on Dec. 27, 2016.

    Russia's Energy Minister has welcomed President Donald Trump's decision to unveil a new energy plan for America.

  • PARIS, Jan 22- Conservative French presidential front-runner Francois Fillon urged Europe in an interview published on Sunday to boost its defence capacities with a pooled fund to finance foreign operations. President Donald Trump has said, Europe nonetheless needed to build up its own capacities, Fillon said in a interview with French daily Le Monde and...

  • PARIS, Jan 22- Conservative French presidential front-runner Francois Fillon urged Europe in an interview published on Sunday to boost its defense capacities with a pooled fund to finance foreign operations. President Donald Trump has said, Europe nonetheless needed to build up its own capacities, Fillon said in a interview with French daily Le Monde and...

  • MOSCOW, Jan 21- Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to call U.S. President Donald Trump is coming days to congratulate him on taking office, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted as saying by RIA news agency. TASS quoted Peskov separately as saying that it was impossible to resolve Syria crisis in a constructive way without U.S. involvement.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin

    The inauguration isn't just a big day for Donald Trump. Vladimir Putin probably thinks it's a big day, too.

  • Communist China is the world's champion of free trade and globalization. And Europe, spurned by Washington and London, is turning to Beijing to fill the void. Welcome to the World Economic Forum in Davos circa 2017.

  • *Russia wants to rebuild crisis defences. MOSCOW, Jan 19- Russia is considering a new budget rule that would keep the rouble weak and mean its depleted fiscal buffers start recovering at a Urals crude price of $55, finance ministry documents seen by Reuters showed on Thursday. According to the new budget rule outlined in the documents, Russia would limit spending...

  • *Gazprom sees its gas prices in Europe rising in 2017. Certainly that is pushing the prices down, "said German Nikonenko, the head of UralSib Capital trading. However, Moscow has faced strong lobbying against the measure from companies including Russia's largest oil producer Rosneft, headed by Igor Sechin, a long-standing ally of President Vladimir Putin.

  • MOSCOW, Jan 19- The Kremlin is planning to build an exclusive health clinic for President Vladimir Putin and senior officials, according to documents seen by Reuters and to medical sources familiar with the project. The proposed three-storey building, in the grounds of the Kremlin-run Central Clinical Hospital in a Moscow suburb, will have space for 10...

  • MOSCOW, Jan 19- At a televised debate about Russia's healthcare system last year, a young doctor asked President Vladimir Putin why so many senior officials sought medical treatment abroad- and if the president was one of them. He said he used the Central Clinical Hospital, a vast complex on the outskirts of the Russian capital where for decades the top echelons of...

  • Certainly that is pushing the prices down, "said German Nikonenko, the head of UralSib Capital trading. However, Moscow has faced strong lobbying against the measure from companies including Russia's largest oil producer Rosneft, headed by Igor Sechin, a long-standing ally of President Vladimir Putin. Third-quarter sales fell to 1.26 trillion roubles from...