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  • World leaders gather at UN Monday, 28 Sep 2015 | 6:06 AM ET
    World leaders gather at UN

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on world leaders meeting at the United Nation's General Assembly on Monday, including Cuba's Raul Castro.

  • UN Summit: All about leadership Monday, 28 Sep 2015 | 5:30 AM ET
    UN Summit: All about leadership

    Key political leaders will need to work together at the United Nations summit, to get concrete action underway. Xenia Wickett, U.S. project director at Chatham House, discusses.

  • Bush's speech on Tuesday at Rice Energy Inc., a natural gas and oil company in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh, will mark his latest foray into the detailed policy plans he would pursue if elected in November 2016. He will also call for permitting construction of the Canada- to-Texas Keystone XL pipeline, TransCanada Corp's project to bring Canadian...

  • MOSCOW, Sept 25- Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold bilateral meetings with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Francois Hollande on Oct. 2 in Paris, Kremlin top political adviser said on Friday. Putin will not hold a separate meeting with Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko. The two will meet as part of four-way talks on resolving the...

  • MOSCOW, Sept 25- There is no pressure for U.S. energy major ExxonMobil to leave Russia's Sakhalin-1 oil and gas project, Yuri Trutnev, Deputy Prime Minister and Presidential Envoy to Russia's far east, said. Exxon, which operates and owns a 30 percent stake in Sakhalin-1, in Russia's far east, has been in a tax dispute with Russian authorities over the project, fueling...

  • Putin, Obama to meet face to face next week Thursday, 24 Sep 2015 | 11:40 AM ET
    U.S. President Barack Obama, right, listens to Russian President Vladimir Putin after their bilateral meeting in Los Cabos, Mexico.

    The announcement of the meeting was made by Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov and confirmed by the White House.

  • Pres. Obama to meet with Putin on Monday Thursday, 24 Sep 2015 | 10:57 AM ET
    Pres. Obama to meet with Putin on Monday

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports reports the president with meet with the Russian leader at the United Nations.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 22- Russian Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak said on Tuesday he saw no threats to the budget and the financial system from a $12 billion claim against Russia from a fugitive banker. Sergei Pugachev, once dubbed "Putin's banker" because of his influence in the Kremlin, has filed a $12 billion claim against Russia after his business empire was...

  • LONDON, Sept 22- Sergei Pugachev, a tycoon once dubbed "Putin's banker" because of his influence in the Kremlin, has filed a $12 billion claim against Russia after his business empire was carved up when he fell out of favour with President Vladimir Putin. Reuters reported on Monday that lawyers for Pugachev had issued notice of a claim of more than $10 billion...

  • LONDON, Sept 21- Sergei Pugachev, a tycoon once dubbed "Putin's banker" because of his influence in the Kremlin, has filed a claim against Russia for more than $10 billion after his business empire was carved up when he fell out of favour with President Vladimir Putin. Lawyers for Pugachev on Monday issued notice of a claim against Russia that is likely to be heard in...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 18- A Manhattan federal judge on Friday dismissed former Ukrainian prime minister and presidential candidate Yulia Tymoshenko's civil lawsuit accusing her political opponents of running a U.S.-based racketeering enterprise that led to her imprisonment. District Judge Kimba Wood said Tymoshenko failed to show that the industrialist...

  • *EU responds to Ukraine talks, prisoner release. *Thaw could reduce his economic reliance on Russia. BRUSSELS, Sept 17- The European Union is likely to lift some sanctions on Belarus, including its travel ban on President Alexander Lukashenko, after he freed a group of political prisoners last month, diplomatic sources say.

  • CARACAS, Sept 15- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday he would travel shortly to seek support for his push for a summit between OPEC and non- OPEC producers on lower oil prices. This week Maduro reiterated calls for action within OPEC and beyond OPEC, mentioning controls on output and price bands. "Probably in coming days I will travel to reinforce...

  • Russia wants Putin-Obama talks on Syria Tuesday, 15 Sep 2015 | 6:58 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday that dialogue between Moscow and Washington on solving the Syria crisis was indispensable.

  • Could Syria help bring Russia back from the cold? Wednesday, 9 Sep 2015 | 10:55 AM ET
    Moscow, Russia is now a bargain for tourists as the ruble's value continues to collapse.

    With signs that Russia is preparing to intervene more actively in Syria, there is speculation that Moscow may partner with the West in fighting insurgents — in return for some easing of sanctions.

  • VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, Sept 5- Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang said on Saturday that Russia's push to revamp its run-down Far East region coincided with Beijing's strategy, backing President Vladimir Putin's drive for new sources of growth. At the Eastern Economic Forum in the Pacific Port of Vladivostok on Friday, Putin promised favourable business conditions...

  • FRANKFURT/ VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, Sept 4- Russia's Gazprom and its European partners signed a shareholders' agreement on the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline project that will run beneath the Baltic Sea to Europe, bringing Europe closer into Moscow's energy orbit, a move criticized by the U.S. energy envoy. Russia provides for around a third of EU energy needs, but around...

  • China's troubles another loss for Vladimir Putin Friday, 4 Sep 2015 | 12:44 PM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin

    Sanctions, cheap oil, a slowing economy. The last thing Putin needs is a decline in trade with China.

  • CARACAS, Sept 4- Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro arrived in fellow OPEC nation Qatar on Friday in an unannounced visit to push for action on oil prices. Venezuela's Oil Ministry did not immediately respond to a request for further details. Cash-strapped Venezuela has for months been pushing for an emergency OPEC meeting and joint coordination with...

  • Russia will not cut oil production: Deputy PM Friday, 4 Sep 2015 | 6:19 AM ET

    Russia will not cut oil production, Arkady Dvorkovich, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, told CNBC Friday.