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Politics Vladimir Putin

  • *Says ready to fully restore crisis-hit U.S.- Russia ties. Rolling back those sanctions, imposed by the United States and the European Union to punish Moscow for its 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimea and support for separatists in eastern Ukraine, could spur investment in Russia's flat-lining economy. "Clearly the chances of sanctions being lifted on...

  • *Mexico, China make conciliatory noises. *Questions on climate change, Iran, Syria, NATO and trade. In the election campaign, he voiced admiration for Russian President Vladimir Putin, questioned central tenets of the NATO military alliance and suggested Japan and South Korea should develop nuclear weapons to shoulder their own defence burden.

  • Russia's Putin happy about Trump presidency

    Russian President Vladimir Putin expresses hope for joint work to restore relations with the US.

  • LONDON, Nov 9- Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. presidential election set off a tidal wave of selling across emerging markets, taking equities to three-month lows as the Mexican peso led massive currency falls. "The very first policy signal by Trump conveyed during his victory speech last night was conciliatory... with no mention about the most worrisome upright...

  • *Says ready to fully restore crisis-hit U.S.- Russia ties. Rolling back those sanctions, imposed by the United States and the European Union to punish Moscow for its 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimea and support for separatists in eastern Ukraine, could spur investment in Russia's flat-lining economy. "Clearly the chances of sanctions being lifted on...

  • BUDAPEST/ WARSAW, Nov 9- Poland lagged a rebound of Central European assets on Wednesday due to concerns over its strained relations with Russia as Donald Trump, winner of the U.S. presidential election, is seen seeking better ties with Moscow. However Poland, whose government is sharply critical of Russia, faces concerns over its security situation because...

  • *Asia shares slump, US S&P 500 futures skid in Brexit re-run. LONDON, Nov 9- The U.S. dollar, Mexican peso and world stocks fell on Wednesday as Donald Trump swept to victory in the U.S. presidential election, but fears of a Brexit-style shock that wiped trillions off global markets has failed to materialise so far. "I love this country," Trump said in a victory speech in New...

  • LONDON, Nov 9- Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. presidential election set off a tidal wave of selling across emerging markets, taking equities to three-month lows as the Mexican peso led massive currency falls. Europe- listed equity exchange-traded funds slumped as much as 10 percent. "The uncertainties surrounding the future economic and political outlook...

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated businessman Donald Trump on his victory in the U.S. presidential election in a telegram on Wednesday, the Kremlin said.

  • Putin to Trump: Hopes to work on Russia/US relations

    Leaders around the world have been congratulating Donald Trump on his win, one in particular being Russian President Vladimir Putin.

  • The swing states in today's election weren't always swingers, says Prof. Robert E. Rutledge. Here's what drives the changing nature of swing states.

  • TOKYO, Nov 4- Japan and Russia will focus on about 30 items of economic cooperation ahead of a December summit at which Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hopes to make progress in resolving a long-festering territorial row, said the Nikkei business daily. Japan's trade minister Hiroshige Seko met Russian officials in Moscow, including Economic Development...

  • A man casts his electronic ballot at a polling station in Washington, D.C., on November 6, 2012. Fears that cybercriminals will try to interfere in the upcoming election have increased due to recent hacks of the DNC.

    Officials are on alert and say steps are being taken to prepare for worst-case scenarios, NBC News reports.

  • Russia has been accused before, notably when hackers attempted to hijack an election in neighboring Ukraine in 2014, reports NBC News.

  • Excess gas is burnt off at a pipeline at Rumaila oilfield in Basra, Iraq.

    With OPEC unable to make good on production cuts, the oil markets are in for another rough year, says John Kilduff.

  • *Japan firms wary of investment environment in Russia. TOKYO, Nov 2- Japan's government is lobbying its firms to invest in Russian projects to help secure a breakthrough in a festering territorial row with Moscow when President Vladimir Putin visits Japan in December, sources told Reuters. The dispute over four islands north of Japan's Hokkaido, called the...

  • Russian paratroopers march at the Red Square in Moscow, on May 9, 2013, during Victory Day parade.

    Almost half of Russians fear a third world war due to worsening relations with the West, according to a new poll.

  • MOSCOW, Nov 1- Russian President Vladimir Putin and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi discussed possible joint future energy projects in a phone conversation on Tuesday, the Tass news agency reported, citing the Kremlin press service. There were no details on what projects were discussed. Putin also offered Renzi help dealing with the aftermath of Italy's...

  • Until recently, tourists paid $50 to visit the crumbling and abandoned former Soviet sites, which served during the Cold War as a defence against naval attack from the Black Sea. After Russia took control of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, signs went up in the woods around the sites warning visitors against entering a "forbidden zone of the Russian Ministry of...

  • Paul Manafort

    Paul Manafort came under fire in August for his ties to Ukraine, which led to him leaving the campaign, NBC News reports.