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  • MOSCOW, Aug 16- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has postponed the privatization of mid-sized oil producer Bashneft, his spokeswoman said on Tuesday, a surprise move she said was approved by President Vladimir Putin. The privatization of Bashneft was meant to be one of the crown jewels of this year's privatization program and was set to pit some of...

  • The Republican presidential nominee's daughter posted a photo on Instagram of the two sightseeing in Croatia.

  • An instagram photo on Ivank Trump's Instagram shows herself with Wendi Deng Murdoch in Croatia captioned: "Sight seeing with @wendimurdoch in Dubrovnik". Wendi Deng Murdoch has been linked romatically with Vladmir Putin.

    Ivanka Trump revealed that she went sightseeing with Wendi Deng Murdoch, who is reportedly dating Vladimir Putin.

  • Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks at Futuramic Tool & Engineering in Warren, Michigan August 11, 2016.

    Hillary Clinton could still stumble, even if polls increasingly suggest she is on track to beat Donald Trump in a landslide, says Niall Stanage.

  • LONDON/ MOSCOW, Aug 15- Russia's Economy Ministry has advised Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev he would have to issue an unprecedented special decree if he wants to bar state-controlled oil major Rosneft from the privatisation of a mid-sized energy group, according to a letter seen by Reuters. The planned auction of a 50 percent stake in state-owned oil producer...

  • LONDON, Aug 15- Chinese shares' biggest jump in almost three months lifted emerging market equities to one-year highs on Monday, as renewed tensions with Russia kept Ukraine's currency and stocks under pressure. "It gives the market some comfort that China will contribute positively across the EM space with demand for commodities, which is important for...

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses the audience during a campaign event at Trask Coliseum on August 9, 2016 in Wilmington, North Carolina.

    This GOP strategist says the Republican party is panicking that not only will Trump lose but he will take the entire party down with him.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and now former chief of President's staff Sergei Ivanov

    Sergei Ivanov was given a new, lower-profile job by his boss Putin, and now Kremlin watchers are speculating about the Russian leader's motives.

  • Sergei Ivanov

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday his long-time ally, Sergei Ivanov, had asked to step down.

  • MOSCOW, Aug 12- Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that Sergei Ivanov himself asked to leave the position of head of the Kremlin administration. Putin earlier on Friday signed an order removing Ivanov from his job as head of the Kremlin administration and appointed his former deputy, Anton Vaino, in his place. In televised comments, Putin said Ivanov...

  • MOSCOW, Aug 12- Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed the head of the Kremlin administration Sergei Ivanov on Friday and appointed Anton Vaino, Ivanov's former deputy, in his place, the Kremlin said in a statement.

  • LONDON, Aug 12- Emerging stocks hit new one-year highs on Friday and headed for their fifth straight week of gains, as below-forecast Chinese data stirred expectations that Beijing would add to the stimulus largesse of developed countries' central banks. However the bond rally has bypassed Ukraine this week amid renewed tensions with Russia over Crimea, which...

  • Plans move ahead for major Russian pipeline project

    Russia and Turkey will resume the Turkstream gas pipeline project as the two countries mend ties.

  • LONDON, Aug 11- Ukrainian assets slipped on Thursday as tensions flared with Russia, while broader emerging stocks snapped a five-day winning streak on fresh oil price falls. "The market has become very complacent over Russia geopolitical risks," Tim Ash, an analyst at Nomura International, said in a note. "The Obama administration would respond to further Russian...

  • MSCI's emerging market index rose 0.4 percent to a new one-year high, bringing weekly gains so far to almost 2 percent, thanks to gains across Asia and other select markets such as Greece and the Czech Republic. Turkey's lira gained 0.2 percent after Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan met on Tuesday to repair their ties and...

  • *Venezuela relies heavily on oil export revenues. CARACAS, Aug 10- Venezuela on Tuesday said it was trying to rally support for a meeting of oil producers to agree measures to prop up oil prices, the struggling Latin American country's biggest source of income. Venezuela, a member of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, is suffering from an...

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump

    Brent Budowsky isn't questioning Trump's motives but can't help but wonder why the candidate keeps saying things that seem to help Russia and ISIS.

  • ST PETERSBURG/ ISTANBUL, Aug 9- Russia and Turkey took a big step towards normalising relations on Tuesday, with their leaders announcing an acceleration in trade and energy ties at a time when both countries have troubled economies and strains with the West. The visit is being closely watched in the West, where some fear both men, powerful leaders ill-disposed to...

  • ST PETERSBURG/ ISTANBUL, Aug 9- Russia and Turkey took a big step towards normalizing relations on Tuesday, with their leaders announcing an acceleration in trade and energy ties at a time when both countries have troubled economies and strains with the West. The visit is being closely watched in the West, where some fear both men, powerful leaders ill-disposed to...

  • ST PETERSBURG/ ISTANBUL, Aug 9- Russia and Turkey took a big step towards normalising relations on Tuesday, with their leaders announcing an acceleration in trade and energy ties at a time when both countries have troubled economies and strains with the West. The visit is being closely watched in the West, where some fear both men, powerful leaders ill-disposed to...