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  • MOSCOW, July 14- Last month, three major banks rescued industrialist Igor Zyuzin's coal and steel firm Mechel from what would have been Russia's biggest ever corporate collapse. The rescue deal shows how much Russia has changed since then. Some said the decision to save Zyuzin's company was taken mid-way through last year when the Kremlin realised that the...

  • *Move to reassure eastern NATO members bordering on Russia. *In Brexit's shadow, NATO summit is Obama's last Europe trip. WARSAW, July 8- NATO leaders agreed on Friday to deploy military forces to the Baltic states and eastern Poland for the first time and increase air and sea patrols to reassure allies who were once part of the Soviet bloc following Russia's...

  • *Move to reassure eastern NATO members bordering on Russia. *In Brexit's shadow, NATO summit is Obama's last Europe trip. WARSAW, July 8- NATO leaders agreed on Friday to deploy military forces to the Baltic states and eastern Poland for the first time and increase air and sea patrols to reassure allies who were once part of the Soviet bloc following Russia's...

  • *In Brexit's shadow, NATO summit is Obama's last Europe trip. President Barack Obama urged NATO leaders on Friday to stand firm against a resurgent Russia over its seizure of Crimea from Ukraine and said Britain's vote to leave the European Union should not weaken the Western defence alliance. The 28- member NATO alliance will formally agree to deploy four...

  • *In Brexit's shadow, NATO summit Obama's last Europe trip. President Barack Obama urged NATO leaders on Friday to stand firm against a resurgent Russia over its seizure of Crimea from Ukraine, saying Britain's vote to leave the European Union should not weaken the Western defence alliance. Host nation Poland set the tone of mistrust of Russia.

  • *In shadow of Brexit, NATO summit is Obama's last trip to Europe. President Barack Obama urged NATO leaders on Friday to stand firm against a resurgent Russia over its seizure of Crimea from Ukraine, saying Britain's vote to leave the European Union should not weaken the western defence alliance. "In Warsaw, we must reaffirm our determination- our duty under...

  • NATO leaders will display their resolve towards a resurgent Russia at a summit despite what many see as a weakening of the West due to Britain's vote to leave the EU.

  • *In shadow of Brexit, NATO summit is Obama's last trip to Europe. WARSAW, July 8- NATO leaders will display their resolve towards a resurgent Russia at a summit in Warsaw on Friday despite what many see as a weakening of the West due to Britain's vote to leave the European Union. Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland requested a permanent NATO presence amid fears that...

  • *In shadow of Brexit, NATO summit is Obama's last trip to Europe. WARSAW, July 8- NATO leaders will display their resolve towards a resurgent Russia at a summit in Warsaw on Friday despite what many see as a weakening of the West due to Britain's vote to leave the European Union. Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland requested a permanent NATO presence amid fears that...

  • *Russia reduces oil shipments to Belarus. The Kremlin appears to be sending a message that, with the Belarus economy in recession and propped up by subsidized Russian oil and gas, Lukashenko will pay a heavy price if he wants to turn his back on his old friends in Moscow. Ukraine regularly accused Russia of political intimidation by cutting energy supplies in the...

  • *Russia trying to boost tech sector to diversify. MOSCOW, July 6- WayRay has everything you might expect from a Silicon Valley start-up: a high tech product it says can change the world and a business plan that foresees growing from zero to a billion dollars, roughly by its founder's 30th birthday. President Vladimir Putin says cultivating high technology is a...

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  • MOSCOW, July 5- President Vladimir Putin and top security officials on Tuesday discussed what extra legal steps may be needed to stamp out doping among Russian athletes, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. "The importance of introducing rules for investigative procedures for law enforcement was stressed," Peskov said, when describing what a meeting of...

  • MOSCOW, July 4- Russia's central bank started buying Chinese yuan-denominated assets in the fourth quarter of last year as part of its drive to diversify its foreign-currency reserves and make it less vulnerable to Western sanctions. Russia now joins a small group of countries, most of them in Asia, whose central banks have purchased the Chinese currency for...

  • MOSCOW, July 4- Onexim Group, owned by tycoon Mikhail Prokhorov, said on Monday a newspaper report suggesting it had decided to sell all its assets in Russia was inaccurate. "Onexim Group is one of the largest investment funds in Russia... On Monday, Vedomosti newspaper had reported that Prokhorov was searching for buyers of all his assets in Russia, quoting multiple...

  • *NATO bombing of 1999 still remembered in Serbia. BELGRADE, July 3- Serbia is performing a delicate balancing act between its European aspirations, partnership with NATO and its centuries-old religious, ethnic and political alliance with Russia. Belgrade is also quietly moving towards NATO despite the reservations of most Serbians but it is wary of damaging...

  • *NATO bombing of 1999 still remembered in Serbia. BELGRADE, July 3- Serbia is performing a delicate balancing act between its European aspirations, partnership with NATO and its centuries-old religious, ethnic and political alliance with Russia. Belgrade is also quietly moving towards NATO despite the reservations of most Serbians but it is wary of damaging...

  • *NATO bombing of 1999 still remembered in Serbia. BELGRADE, July 3- Serbia is performing a delicate balancing act between its European aspirations, partnership with NATO and its centuries-old religious, ethnic and political alliance with Russia. Belgrade is also quietly moving towards NATO despite the reservations of most Serbians but it is wary of damaging...

  • *NATO bombing of 1999 still remembered in Serbia. BELGRADE, July 3- Serbia is performing a delicate balancing act between its European aspirations, partnership with NATO and its centuries-old religious, ethnic and political alliance with Russia. Belgrade is also quietly moving towards NATO despite the reservations of most Serbians but it is wary of damaging...

  • *NATO bombing of 1999 still remembered in Serbia. BELGRADE, July 3- Serbia is performing a delicate balancing act between its European aspirations, partnership with NATO and its centuries-old religious, ethnic and political alliance with Russia. Belgrade is also quietly moving towards NATO despite the reservations of most Serbians but it is wary of damaging...