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  • NEW YORK, Sept 21- Oil prices were up as much as 2 percent on Wednesday, reacting to the possibility of another surprise weekly drop in U.S. inventories amid an industry strike in Norway that threatened to cut North Sea crude output. Also supporting crude prices was speculation that OPEC and oil producers will agree to some sort of a production-freeze deal in talks...

  • A man photographs 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.

    An internet entrepreneur is entering the media industry to investigate the nature of Trump's relationship with Putin.

  • BERLIN, Sept 21- German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel, heading to Moscow for talks about trade with President Vladimir Putin, said on Wednesday he favored a lifting of EU sanctions on Russia but that would require making progress on peace in Ukraine. Soon afterwards, conflict broke out in eastern Ukraine between government forces and separatists who the West...

  • In this handout photo provided by the U.S. Navy, Two Russian Sukhoi Su-24 attack aircraft fly over USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) on April 12, 2016 in the Baltic Sea.

    The U.S. believes two Russian aircraft attacked an aid convoy near Aleppo in a strike that shattered a one-week truce, U.S. officials said.

  • I don't believe Putin has $2 billion: VTB CEO

    Andrey Kostin, CEO of VTB, says the Russian president is dedicated to his job and earning private wealth is not his priority.

  • CNBC's Geoff Cutmore talks to VTB chief executive Andrey Kostin (right)

    The head of a top Russian bank downplayed reports suggesting Putin has vast secret wealth, stressing the leader was “very much dedicated to his job.”

  • President Barack Obama addresses the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, September 20, 2016 in New York City.

    President Obama strongly defended a globalized, interconnected world in his final speech at the United Nations on Tuesday, NBC News reports.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 20- Russia's northernmost onshore oilfield will start production on Wednesday, the Kremlin said on Tuesday, just days before a major oil producers' meeting. Gazprom Neft's web site put the reserves of the field and the adjacent Zapadno-Messoyakha at over 470 million tonnes of oil and 180 billion cubic metres of gas, enabling Russia, the world's top...

  • US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) meets with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (R) outside Moscow in Novo-Ogarevo on March 19, 2010.

    Hillary Clinton would likely take a harder line than President Barack Obama or Republican nominee Donald Trump with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

  • CNBC's Geoff Cutmore speaks to Phosagro CEO Andrey Guryev, who views the recent Bayer/Monstanto deal as a positive for the agrochemical industry.

  • The majority of Russian people are in line with Putin: PhosAgro CEO

    Andrey Guryev, CEO of PhosAgro, shares his views on the recent Russian election and says promises of privatization of state assets will be honored.

  • cyber security

    Increasingly, security experts don't just want to know how a cyberattack happened, but what country the attack come from.

  • *Ruling United Russia party increases its majority. MOSCOW, Sept 19- Vladimir Putin cemented his supremacy over Russia's political system when his ruling United Russia party took three quarters of the seats in parliament in a weekend election, paving the way for him to run for a fourth term as president. With most votes counted, United Russia, founded by Putin...

  • MOSCOW, Sept 19- Russian consumers continue to struggle in the second year of a recession, with official data showing on Monday that the amount of real disposable income people had in August fell at the fastest pace in seven years. Real disposable income has been falling since 2014 when Russia was hit by Western sanctions over its role in the Ukraine crisis, but the...

  • *Ruling United Russia party increases its majority. MOSCOW, Russia, Sept 19- Vladimir Putin won even greater supremacy over Russia's political system after the ruling United Russia party took three quarters of the seats in parliament in a weekend election, paving the way for him to run for a fourth term as president. With most votes counted, the party, founded by...

  • MOSCOW, Sept 19- The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe criticised Russian parliamentary elections on Monday, saying they had been marred by curbs on basic rights and a lack of distinct political alternatives. Vladimir Putin's political allies won a landslide victory in the election, near final results showed on Monday, paving the way for...

  • *Ruling United Russia party increases its majority. MOSCOW, Russia, Sept 19- Vladimir Putin's political allies won a landslide victory in a parliamentary election in Russia, near final results showed on Monday, paving the way for Putin to run for a fourth term as president in 18 months if, as expected, he chooses to do so. The ruling United Russia party, founded by Putin...

  • MOSCOW, Sept 19- The landslide victory of the ruling United Russia party was a public vote of confidence in President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin said on Monday. "It is obvious that the overwhelming majority of voters in fact expressed their support for the president. Yet again, the president received such an impressive vote of confidence from the people, "Kremlin...

  • MOSCOW, Sept 19- The United Russia party backed by President Vladimir Putin has won 54.2 percent of the vote in a parliamentary election, based on the 90 percent of ballots counted by Monday morning, data from the election commission showed. However, nationwide turnout in Sunday's polls was a modest 47 percent, which analysts attribute largely to apathy among the...

  • Putin's party ahead in Russian elections

    CNBC's Geoff Cutmore reports on Russia's national parliamentary elections, in which Putin's party, United Russia, has taken a comfortable lead.