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  • MOSCOW, Nov 29- Russia's former Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev privately argued to colleagues in government that the state should give up control over oil giant Rosneft, before he was arrested two weeks ago in a sting inside the company's offices, according to two sources. A source familiar with Ulyukayev's thinking, speaking before Ulyukayev was arrested...

  • *OPEC experts could not agree details in Monday talks. VIENNA, Nov 29- Iran and Iraq are resisting pressure from Saudi Arabia to curtail oil production, making it hard for the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries to reach a global output-limiting deal when it meets on Wednesday. OPEC sources told Reuters a meeting of experts in Vienna on Monday...

  • *OPEC experts meeting fails to resolve Iraq, Iran issues. VIENNA, Nov 28- OPEC was trying on Monday to rescue a deal to limit oil output as tensions grew among the producer group and non- OPEC member Russia, with top exporter Saudi Arabia saying markets would rebalance even without an agreement. A gathering of OPEC experts failed to reach a compromise on how exactly...

  • The coordination also included a dialog between Russia and OPEC member countries, the Kremlin said, adding that both men noted the importance of measures taken through OPEC to reduce output as a key factor in stabilizing the world oil market.

  • North Korean envoy rejects Trump's overture to meet Kim Jong-Un.

    Will Trump go for that burger with North Korea's leader to discuss the reclusive nation's nuclear ambitions like he suggested?

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) meets with his Philippines' counterpart Rodrigo Duterte on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit (APEC)

    Russia and the Philippines have agreed to closer ties when it comes to defense, according to Russian news outlet RT.

  • MOSCOW/ KIEV, Nov 26- Moscow protested against Ukraine's plans to carry out missile tests near Crimea, which Russia annexed in 2014 following the toppling of a pro-Russian Ukrainian president, raising the temperature in the dispute between the two countries. Russian aviation agency Rosaviatsia said late on Friday it has received a notification from Ukraine...

  • MOSCOW, Nov 25- Russia and Ukraine are about to meet in Brussels with officials from the European Commission to discuss the resumption of gas supplies to Ukraine, halted after Moscow annexed the Crimean peninsula in 2014, the EU Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic said on Friday. Novak also said that Russia was ready to resume gas...

  • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (C) attends the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit (APEC) in Lima on November 19, 2016.

    Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte tells the country's conglomerates to be content with the riches they've already amassed.

  • MOSCOW, Nov 23- Russia has yet to plan how to freeze oil production and there has been no agreement among its leading producers on output curbs, three senior industry sources told Reuters on Wednesday, just days before an OPEC meeting. The pact is expected to be firmed up on Nov. 30 when OPEC holds a regular semi-annual meeting in Vienna, while the group expects other...

  • “I'm sure the Russian president will want to see the collection, and will at one point come and see it,” LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault told CNBC.

  • Special Envoy for Syria on Tuesday said he was worried that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could launch a new offensive to crush eastern Aleppo before U.S. Staffan De Mistura did not explain why he thought Syria might make such a move, but European diplomats have said Assad may feel emboldened by Trump's vow to build closer ties with Russia, and the current U.S....

  • Kasparov on Trump's relationship with Putin

    Gary Kasparov, Fmr. Russian Presidential Candidate, weighs in on Donald Trump's relationship with Vladimir Putin.

  • LONDON, Nov 22- World stocks rode the slipstream of the first joint all-time high for Wall Street's four main markets since 1999 on Tuesday, with commodity firms adding extra lift as they eyed an OPEC oil output cut and surge in U.S. building under Donald Trump. A powerful earthquake hitting the same part of Japan that suffered a nuclear disaster in 2011 nudged up...

  • US State Department responds to reports citing the head of the defense committee in Russia's upper house of parliament.

  • Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump

    A potential NATO rift could pose problems for relations between U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

  • LONDON, Nov 22- World stocks on Tuesday rode the slipstream of the first joint all-time high for Wall Street's four main markets since 1999, while oil prices hit their highest level since October. A powerful earthquake hitting the same part of Japan that suffered a nuclear disaster in 2011 nudged up the safe-haven yen. Europe's main bourses were quickly on the...

  • Nov 22- Hong Kong stocks posted their biggest gain in nearly two weeks on Tuesday, after major U.S. benchmarks hit fresh peaks overnight, setting a bullish tone for Asian markets. All main sectors rose in Hong Kong. The resurgence in oil prices came after comments by Russian President Vladimir Putin raised expectations that major oil producing countries could...

  • Putin is biggest winner of Trump presidency: Ian Bremmer

    Russian President Vladimir Putin stands to gain from Donald Trump's presidency, while Europe may suffer, says Eurasia Group's Ian Bremmer.

  • HONG KONG, Nov 22- Asian stocks rose to one-week highs, helped by solid overnight gains on Wall Street, though investors were wary of chasing prices higher until President-elect Donald Trump picks his economic team. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 1.3 percent, pulled up by a 1.3 percent rally in Australian shares.