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  • Russia says Clinton hacking accusations 'unfounded' Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 10:18 AM ET

    MOSCOW, July 8- The Kremlin accused U.S. presidential contender Hillary Clinton on Wednesday of making unfounded and inappropriate remarks by including Russia among countries she said were sponsoring hacking. Clinton said on Tuesday that hacking posed a broad threat to U.S. security and business and that Russia, North Korea, Iran and China had "directly or...

  • Putin's charity ban Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Putin's charity ban

    Russia may ban Soros charity in NGO crackdown.

  • Russia may ban Soros charity in NGO crackdown Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 8:08 AM ET
    Russian servicemen march during the Victory Day parade at Red Square in Moscow, Russia, May 9, 2015.

    Hedge fund billionaire George Soros's charitable foundation may be kicked out of Russia, as Moscow considers banning foreign NGOs that promote democracy.

  • MOSCOW, July 7- Athens has not asked Moscow for financial help though the two have discussed joint investments, Russian Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said on Tuesday. "Greece has not asked for any help, we haven't discussed such an issue," he told reporters. On Monday, President Vladimir Putin and Christine Lagarde, managing director at the International...

  • BRUSSELS/ ATHENS, July 7- Greece faces a last chance to stay in the euro zone on Tuesday when Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras puts proposals to an emergency euro zone summit after Greek voters resoundingly rejected the austerity terms of a defunct bailout. The leaders of Germany and France, the currency area's two main powers, said after conferring on Monday that...

  • ISIS, Iran & oil, oh my! Monday, 6 Jul 2015 | 4:44 PM ET
    ISIS, Iran & oil, oh my!

    Insight on efforts to defeat ISIS, with Helima Croft, RBC Capital Markets.

  • Greece turning to Russia for support? Monday, 6 Jul 2015 | 4:44 PM ET
    Greece turning to Russia for support?

    Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras over the phone. Insight, with Nina Khrushcheva, The New School.

  • MOSCOW, July 6- Russian President Vladimir Putin and Christine Lagarde, the managing director at the International Monetary Fund, discussed the Greek referendum on Monday, the Kremlin spokesman said. The phone call between Putin and Lagarde was not linked to any potential Russian help for Greece, he added. The IMF said earlier on Monday that it was monitoring the...

  • *Russia to host BRICS summit in city of Ufa. *Putin sees chance to show Russia not isolated. At a meeting in the remote Russian city of Ufa, originally a fortress built on the orders of Tsar Ivan the Terrible, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa also aim to put the last touches to a $100- billion contingency currency reserves pool.

  • *Ukraine crisis makes NATO strategy paper look outdated. BRUSSELS, July 6- NATO is preparing for a long standoff with Russia, reluctantly accepting that the Ukraine conflict has fundamentally transformed Europe's security landscape and that it may have to abandon hope of a constructive relationship with Moscow. The "strategic concept," adopted by NATO leaders...

  • *Stays on the good side of Russia's Putin. ASTANA/ ALMATY, July 4- Kazakhstan's veteran leader Nursultan Nazarbayev celebrates his 75th birthday on Monday, in good shape and vastly popular, but the expected fireworks and fanfare mask uncomfortable questions about the future of the second-largest post-Soviet economy. "Tell me, does anyone here in Kazakhstan want...

  • Russian parliament approves Internet privacy bill Friday, 3 Jul 2015 | 10:52 AM ET

    MOSCOW, July 3- Russia's parliament gave its final approval on Friday to a law that would require Internet search engines to remove users' personal information from their results. The bill, passed by the State Duma lower house in its third reading, seeks to emulate European Union rules on the "right to be forgotten," under which search engines must take down certain...

  • Russia warns against "colour revolution" in Armenia Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 8:15 AM ET

    MOSCOW/ YEREVAN, July 2- In a veiled warning to the West, Russia cautioned on Thursday against any attempt to spark a new "colour revolution" in Armenia by exploiting protests against electricity prices for political ends. Russia has been wary of unrest on its borders since governments fell in Georgia's 2003 Rose Revolution, Ukraine's 2003-04 Orange Revolution...

  • Russia warns against "color revolution" in Armenia Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 8:15 AM ET

    MOSCOW/ YEREVAN, July 2- In a veiled warning to the West, Russia cautioned on Thursday against any attempt to spark a new "color revolution" in Armenia by exploiting protests against electricity prices for political ends. Russia has been wary of unrest on its borders since governments fell in Georgia's 2003 Rose Revolution, Ukraine's 2003-04 Orange Revolution...

  • White House: Putin calls Obama to talk ISIS, Iran Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 7:51 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin faces the press during a meeting with Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev (unseen) in the Konstantin Palace in Strelna, Saint Petersburg.

    Russian President Putin called President Obama to discuss tensions in eastern Ukraine and the fight against the Islamic State in the Middle East.

  • MOSCOW, June 25- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday a list of banned products from Western countries could be changed according to the state of relations with the European Union and other countries. Medvedev told a government meeting he had approved an order by President Vladimir Putin to extend a ban on food imports from the West by one...

  • MOSCOW, June 24- President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday Russia could not provide Ukraine with the gas price discount it once had, days before new gas talks between Russia, Ukraine and the European Union. Gazprom Export, the export arm of state gas producer Gazprom, which supplied Poland with 9 billion cubic metres of gas last year compared to 14.5 bcm shipped to...

  • MOSCOW, June 24- President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday Russia could not provide Ukraine with the gas price discount it once had, days before Russia, Ukraine and the European Union will meet for another round of gas talks. Russia, Ukraine and the European Commission have been discussing the terms for Russian gas supplies to Kiev after a short-term agreement...

  • CORRECTED-Crisis? What crisis? Russia stalls on reform Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 10:36 AM ET

    MOSCOW, June 23- Russia's interest rates are high and inflation is racing, but all the while his country slides into recession, President Vladimir Putin denies any economic crisis. It may be bravado linked to Moscow's standoff with the West over Ukraine. But with the European Union extending sanctions on Russia and the price of oil still low, Putin's refusal to...

  • Crisis? What crisis? Russia stalls on reform Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 9:57 AM ET

    MOSCOW, June 23- Russia's interest rates are rising and inflation is racing, but all the while his country slides into recession President Vladimir Putin denies any economic crisis. It may be bravado linked to Moscow's standoff with the West over Ukraine. But with the European Union extending sanctions on Russia and the price of oil still low, Putin's refusal to...