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  • DUBAI, June 21- Saudi Arabia's King Salman made his son next in line to the throne on Wednesday, handing the 31- year-old sweeping powers as the kingdom seeks radical overhaul of its oil-dependent economy and faces mounting tensions with regional rival Iran. Mohammed bin Salman replaces his cousin, Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, a veteran security chief who led the...

  • Russia's President Vladimir Putin holds a glass during a ceremony of receiving diplomatic credentials from foreign ambassadors at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, November 9, 2016.

    Russia's deputy foreign minister says he has cancelled upcoming meetings with the U.S. after the Trump administration approved a new round of sanctions.

  • The United States says it regrets Russia's decision to "turn away" from a chance to discuss obstacles in the U.S.- Russia relationship. U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert says the U.S. remains open to discussions with Russia despite its decision to cancel talks between Russia's deputy foreign minister and the No. 3 U.S. diplomat.

  • MOSCOW— The leaders of Russia and Brazil have agreed to enhance coordination of their foreign policy moves. Putin said after the talks that Russian energy and transport companies hope to increase their operations in Brazil. Brazil has several ground stations of Russia's GLONASS satellite navigation system, a rival to the U.S.

  • MOSCOW— The Kremlin voiced displeasure Wednesday about new United States sanctions against Russia and called off much-anticipated talks with a senior U.S administration official in response. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the penalties were designed to "maintain pressure on Russia to work toward a diplomatic solution." In Washington, State...

  • DUBAI, June 21- Saudi Arabia's King Salman made his son next in line to the throne on Wednesday, handing the 31- year-old sweeping powers as the kingdom seeks radical overhaul of its oil-dependent economy and faces mounting tensions with regional rival Iran. He replaces his cousin, Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, a veteran security chief who led the Saudi campaign...

  • WASHINGTON— A sinister portrait of Russia's cyberattacks on the U.S. emerged Wednesday as current and former U.S. officials told Congress Moscow stockpiled stolen information and selectively disseminated it during the 2016 presidential campaign to undermine the American political process. The Russians "used fake news and propaganda and they also used...

  • WASHINGTON, June 20- President Donald Trump met with Ukraine's president on Tuesday and expressed support for a peaceful resolution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine but said nothing about Russia's role, while the U.S. government added to sanctions over Moscow's actions. Trump sat down in the Oval Office with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for talks...

  • WASHINGTON, June 20- Legislation to impose new sanctions on Russia and Iran that passed the U.S. Senate near unanimously last week has run into a procedural problem that could prevent a quick vote in the House of Representatives, congressional aides said on Tuesday. The "Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act," which also includes new sanctions against...

  • There was no mention in the statement of the Minsk agreement, the 2015 accord aimed at ending Russian support for separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine. Treasury announced sanctions on 38 individuals and organizations over Russia's actions in Ukraine, and said the actions were being taken to keep pressure on Russia to reach a diplomatic solution in Ukraine.

  • President Donald Trump told Ukraine's president on Tuesday that he hoped to see a resolution to the country's crisis but stopped short of publicly endorsing a 2015 accord calling for Russia's exit from eastern Ukraine. Treasury announced sanctions on 38 individuals and organizations over Russia's actions in Ukraine, and said the actions were being taken...

  • President Donald Trump walks towards Marine One to depart for Cincinnati on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

    The Treasury said the move "reinforced" sanctions on Russia, which "will not be lifted until Russia ends its occupation of the peninsula."

  • ESIPOVO, Russia, June 20- Germany's Daimler began construction of a new Mercedes-Benz plant near Moscow on Tuesday, following through on the first new investment by a major foreign automaker in Russia since Western sanctions were imposed three years ago. Moscow Regional Governor Andrey Vorobyov said President Vladimir Putin had personally signed off on the...

  • Oliver Stone wanted to find the humanity in the Russian leader. Too bad he’s not a better interviewer, Vox reports.

  • BRUSSELS— The European Union has extended sanctions against Russia for a year over its annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula in 2014.. These sanctions are just one part of a raft of measures the EU has imposed on Russia for its role in the conflict in Ukraine and misuse of Ukrainian state funds. In addition to the annexation of Crimea, Russia is backing...

  • MOSCOW— Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that new U.S. sanctions on Russia will damage ties between the two countries. The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to approve sanctions against Russia for its alleged interference in the 2016 election. Putin said that Russia would be forced to make changes because of the sanctions, but they wouldn't...

  • MOSCOW, June 16- A Russian media group which angered some in the Kremlin by reporting on the business interests of people close to President Vladimir Putin was sold on Friday to the owner of a tabloid that is deferential to the Russian leader. Businessman Grigory Berezkin's ESN group said in a statement it has acquired a 65 percent stake in the RBC media holding,...

  • *Fund managers were consensus overweight for Russia in January. LONDON, June 15- It seemed the slam-dunk emerging markets trade of the year- an economy starting to grow after a two-year funk, rising oil prices, and above all, a friendlier White House that was expected to lift punitive curbs on investment and fundraising. But he was also expected to repeal sanctions...

  • WASHINGTON, June 15- The U.S. Senate voted nearly unanimously on Thursday for legislation to impose new sanctions on Russia and force President Donald Trump to get Congress' approval before easing any existing sanctions on Russia. The measure is intended to punish Russia for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, its annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region and...

  • WASHINGTON, June 15- The U.S. Senate voted nearly unanimously on Thursday for legislation to impose new sanctions on Russia, and to force President Donald Trump to get Congress' approval before easing any existing sanctions on Russia. The measure is intended to punish Russia for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region and...