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  • MOSCOW, Nov 18- The arrest of Russia's economy minister on bribery charges has sown fear across the Moscow political elite that a wider purge may be coming of other senior officials. Russia's Vedomosti newspaper, citing an unnamed senior security source, published names of other officials that it said had been under surveillance by domestic intelligence...

  • LIMA, Nov 18- Leaders of Pacific rim nations began gathering in Peru on Friday seeking to salvage hopes for regional trade as prospects of a Donald Trump presidency sounded a possible death knell for the U. S-led Trans Pacific Partnership free trade pact. Though Obama championed the TPP, his administration has stopped trying to win congressional approval for...

  • Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn gestures as he arrives at Trump Tower, November 17, 2016 in New York City.

    President-elect Donald Trump has offered former military intelligence chief Michael Flynn the job of national security adviser.

  • *LinkedIn first major social network blocked in Russia. MOSCOW, Nov 17- Russia's communications regulator ordered public access to LinkedIn's website to be blocked on Thursday to comply with a court ruling that found the social networking firm guilty of violating a data storage law. It has over 6 million registered users in Russia.

  • Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Collier County Fairgrounds on October 23, 2016 in Naples, Florida.

    Officials say details had not been finalized a day before Donald Trump's first meeting with a foreign leader, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe.

  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

    Donald Trump is expected to try to reassure Japanese PM Shinzo Abe and other Asian allies rattled by his campaign rhetoric.

  • TOKYO/ WASHINGTON, Nov 16- Donald Trump is expected to use his first meeting with a foreign leader as U.S. president-elect this week to try to reassure Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other Asian allies rattled by his campaign rhetoric, advisers to Trump said. But the two may find they have more in common when they meet in New York on Thursday, including...

  • TOKYO/ WASHINGTON, Nov 16- Donald Trump is expected to use his first meeting with a foreign leader as U.S. president-elect this week to try to reassure Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other Asian allies rattled by his campaign rhetoric, advisers to Trump said. But the two may find they have more in common when they meet in New York on Thursday, including...

  • *Global rivalry between Russia and Saudi Arabia intensifies. The deal between Essar and a consortium led by Kremlin oil giant Rosneft appeared dead in the water two months ago after Saudi state energy firm Aramco weighed in, according to seven Russia, India and Saudi-based industry sources familiar with or involved in the negotiations. This made the refiner...

  • Russia's Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev appears in Moscow's Basmanny District Court for a hearing into his case.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev on Tuesday over extortion allegations.

  • By Svetlana Reiter and Andrey Kuzmin. MOSCOW, Nov 15- Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev on Tuesday over allegations he extorted a $2 million bribe from top oil producer Rosneft, a case that could expose fault lines in the Russian leader's inner circle. Ulyukayev, who a Moscow court ruled should be put under house...

  • MOSCOW, Nov 15- Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev on Tuesday over allegations he extorted a $2 million bribe from top oil producer Rosneft, a case which could expose fault lines in the Russian leader's inner circle. Ulyukayev, who a Moscow court ruled should be put under house arrest for two months until Jan. 15, faces up...

  • MOSCOW, Nov 15- Russian Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev on Tuesday denied extorting a $2 million bribe after Rosneft, Russia's biggest oil company, helped authorities organise a sting on him in a case that could expose fault lines in Vladimir Putin's inner circle. Ulyukayev, who a Moscow court ruled should be put under house arrest for two months until Jan. 15,...

  • A woman walks past a mural on a restaurant wall depicting US Presidential hopeful Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin greeting each other with a kiss in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius on May 13, 2016.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump are not due to meet before Trump assumes office.

  • MOSCOW, Nov 15- Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump are not due to meet before Trump assumes office on Jan. 20, 2017, the Kremlin said on Tuesday. He also said that the two men had not discussed the Ukraine crisis or the status of Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014..

  • MOSCOW, Nov 15- Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump are not due to meet before Trump assumes office on Jan. 20, 2017, the Kremlin said on Tuesday. He also said that the two men had not discussed the Ukraine crisis or the status of Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014..

  • MOSCOW, Nov 15- Russian investigators on Tuesday charged Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev with extorting a $2 million bribe from Rosneft, Russia's biggest oil company, in a case that threatens to expose fault lines in President Vladimir Putin's inner circle. Ulyukayev, a 60- year-old technocrat whose ministry has been overseeing a sale of state assets, is the...

  • MOSCOW, Nov 15- Russia has reassured markets by setting tough limits on spending and the deficit over the next three years, but the Kremlin may loosen its targets ahead of a presidential election in 2018, officials familiar with the matter said. Some economists focused on Russia also view elements of the three-year draft budget as wishful thinking given the...

  • *Case linked to Rosneft's $5 bln acquisition. MOSCOW, Nov 15- Russian investigators said on Tuesday they had detained Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev in a bribery case linked to a $5 billion acquisition by state oil giant Rosneft, a surprise move that may expose fault lines in Vladimir Putin's inner circle. Ulyukayev, a 60- year-old technocrat whose ministry...

  • *Case linked to Rosneft's $5 bln acquisition. MOSCOW, Nov 15- Russian law enforcement officials detained Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev on corruption charges linked to a $5 billion acquisition by state oil giant Rosneft, in a case that could lay bare the faultlines in President Vladimir Putin's inner circle. Ulyukayev, a 60- year-old technocrat whose...