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  • MOSCOW, Oct 20- The Russian government will increase mandatory salary deductions intended to cover medical costs in 2019 to help cover a projected budget shortfall and will be forced to review some spending pledges, a top government official said on Thursday. The Vedomosti daily said one such change would come in 2019 when mandatory medical contributions for...

  • If only men were voting, Trump would be doing great: Pro

    James Pethokoukis, economic policy analyst at the American Enterprise Institute and CNBC contributor, says that the U.S. presidential race will not be close run.

  • Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton debates with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump

    In their third and final debate, the two candidates didn't disappoint our ready and waiting fact check team at NBC News and PolitiFact.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 20- Asian stocks advanced on Thursday, propelled by strong U.S. earnings and oil prices near a 15- month high, while the Mexican peso hit a six-week high after the final U.S. presidential debate before the Nov. 8 election. European shares were set to open flat to slightly higher, with financial spreadbetters predicting Britain's FTSE 100 and France's...

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 20- Asian stocks advanced on Thursday, propelled by strong U.S. earnings and oil prices near a 15- month high, as the third and final U.S. presidential debate before the Nov. 8 election ended. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.2 percent. China's CSI 300 reversed earlier gains to fall 0.1 percent, while Hong Kong's Hang...

  • Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during the third presidential debate with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at UNLV in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016.

    The former secretary of state criticizes WikiLeaks for enabling Russian hackers and their attempts to interfere in the election.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin

    Somehow we're back to bickering over Russian President Vladimir Putin. And there's only one person who wins that argument, says Jake Novak.

  • *Russia says wants its citizen to be sent home. PRAGUE, Oct 19- Czech police have detained a Russian man wanted in connection with criminal hacking attacks on targets in the United States in an arrest carried out in cooperation with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation. "We insist that the detainee is handed over to Russia," it quoted Andrei Kolmakov, a spokesman...

  • NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

    No matter who wins the election, the United States must not become isolationist, former NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen tells CNBC.

  • New cold war brewing?

    Anders Rasmussen, "The Will to Lead" author, discusses what he hopes to hear from Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on American's global leadership role in trade and military defense.

  • Russia accused Britain of political censorship after a British state-owned bank withdrew its services from Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT.

  • 2016Peshmerga forces advance in the east of Mosul to attack Islamic State militants in Mosul, Iraq, October 17, 2016.

    The assault on Mosul could be one be the biggest military operations in Iraq since the 2003 invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.

  • What you need to know about Iraq's Mosul offensive

    Iraqi forces will retake Mosul after heavy fighting but rebuilding Iraq will take even longer, says Chicago Council on Global Affairs's Ivo Daalder.

  • *Sets India at odds with China, a long-time ally of Pakistan. GOA, India, Oct 16- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi branded Pakistan a "mother-ship of terrorism" at a summit of the BRICS nations on Sunday, testing the cohesion of a group whose heavyweight member China is a close ally of its South Asian arch-rival. Modi's remarks to a meeting of leaders from the BRICS-...

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) meets with his US counterpart Barack Obama on the sidelines of the G20 Leaders Summit in Hangzhou on September 5, 2016.

    The Obama administration is contemplating an unprecedented cyber covert action against Russia in retaliation, NBC News reports.

  • Vladimir Zhirinovsky, leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Moscow, Russia, October 11, 2016.

    A far-right Russian leader recently warned of nuclear war if Donald Trump is not elected president. CNBC’s Dina Gusovsky has more.

  • GOA, India, Oct 14- The state-backed Russian Direct Investment Fund will work with an Indian fund to invest $1 billion in Asia's third-largest economy, the head of the fund said before a bilateral summit expected to yield several big business deals. The RDIF and India's National Investment and Infrastructure Fund will each invest up to $500 million in the joint...

  • US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz speaks during a press conference at the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, DC, April 1, 2016.

    Ernest Moniz on Thursday said Russia is forcing the United States to focus on its nuclear security.

  • *Trafigura hires traders to form new oil desk in Mumbai. NEW DELHI/ SINGAPORE, Oct 14- A group led by Russian oil major Rosneft will acquire India's Essar Oil in a $12 to $13 billion deal including debt, two sources privy to the deal said, strengthening the ties between the world's largest oil producer and the world's fastest growing fuel consumer.

  • *Trafigura hires traders to form new oil desk in Mumbai. NEW DELHI/ SINGAPORE, Oct 14- A group led by Russian oil major Rosneft will acquire India's Essar Oil in a $12 to $13 billion deal including debt, two sources privy to the deal said, strengthening the ties between the world's largest oil producer and the world's fastest growing fuel consumer.