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  • Why China’s growth could be over Tuesday, 5 Jan 2016 | 8:58 AM ET
    An investor reacts at a stock exchange hall on January 4, 2016 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province of China.

    China's stock market drop send jitters around the globe. Here's why investors should be very worried about the country's future, says Steven Kopits.

  • Putin sees opportunity in Middle East: Expert Monday, 4 Jan 2016 | 7:43 AM ET
    Putin sees opportunity in Middle East: Expert

    Frances Townsend, former Homeland Security & Counterterrorism Advisor to President Bush, discusses the rising tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran and its likely impact on the U.S.

  • Putin names US among threats to Russian security Saturday, 2 Jan 2016 | 8:09 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with members of the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, October 1, 2015.

    In a sign of how relations with the west have deteriorated, a new appraisal names the US as one of the threats to Russia's national security.

  • KIEV, Dec 31- Ukraine will investigate a suspected cyber attack on its power grid, the energy ministry said on Thursday, an incident the country's secret service has blamed on Russia. A power company in western Ukraine, Prykarpattyaoblenergo, said on Dec. 23 that a swath of the area it serves had been left without energy, including the regional capital...

  • Crimea, which Russia seized from Ukraine in March last year, has suffered repeated power cuts since the annexation, underlining its reliance on Ukraine for electricity and fuelling a downwards spiral in relations between Moscow and Kiev. He said President Vladimir Putin had ordered an opinion poll to be conducted among Crimeans asking if they agreed to be...

  • It's never too late for a Putin holiday gift set Wednesday, 30 Dec 2015 | 8:17 AM ET
    Vladimir Putin sunglasses

    Christmas may be over, but it's not too late to get your hands on this year's hottest Vladimir Putin-themed gifts. The Global Post reports.

  • MOSCOW, Dec 30- The son-in-law of Vladimir Putin stands to benefit from $1.75 billion in cheap finance from the Russian state, a Reuters examination of public documents shows. The money will help fund a petrochemical project at a company in which Kirill Shamalov, husband of Katerina Tikhonova, the Russian president's younger daughter, has a significant...

  • Russia and India sign new defence deals Friday, 25 Dec 2015 | 12:19 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi applaud during their meeting in Grand Kremlin Palace, in Moscow, Russia, December,24, 2015.

    The deals include building Russian-designed Kamov helicopters in India and for the location of a new nuclear power plant, the Financial Times reports.

  • MOSCOW, Dec 24- Russia's Gazprom has awarded Stroygazmontazh contracts worth 197.7 billion roubles for work on building the Power of Siberia gas pipeline to China, tender documents published on a government website http://zakupki.gov.ru/ showed. SGM, engaged in construction work for the oil and gas industry, is owned by Arkady Rotenberg, an ally of Russian...

  • BISHKEK, Dec 24- Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev said on Thursday Russia would no longer be able to finance two previously agreed hydroelectric power projects in Kyrgyzstan, its close Central Asian ally. Atambayev said Kyrgyzstan, which hosts a Russian air base, would seek new partners for two power projects on the Naryn river, Kambarata-1, worth $2.5...

  • KIEV, Dec 24- Ukraine's parliament voted on Thursday to give the government the right to impose a trade embargo against Russia, which said last week that it would suspend a free trade zone with Ukraine from Jan. 1. Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered free trade with Ukraine to be suspended in a decree last week which cited "extraordinary circumstances...

  • KIEV/ MOSCOW, Dec 18- Ukraine and Russia appear all but certain to take their dispute over a $3 billion Eurobond to court after Ukraine said it would not repay the bond when it matures next week, prompting Russia to cry default and say a legal battle was now on the cards. But Russia, whose political relations with Ukraine are at rock bottom, has refused to accept these...

  • MOSCOW, Dec 18- Ukraine effectively admitted its default on a $3 billion Russian debt when it on Friday introduced a moratorium on its repayment, the Kremlin said. "This is the recognition of their default," Dmitry Peskov, spokesman to Russian President Vladimir Putin, told reporters on a conference call. "Effectively, there are only legal prospects now."

  • *Indian PM turns to Russia for "Make-in- India" push. Russia and India will manufacture 200 Kamov-226T helicopters in a joint venture, a Russian and an Indian government official said, in the first big step for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's campaign to build a domestic industrial base and reduce the military's dependence on expensive imports.

  • *Within OPEC, Iraq overtakes Kuwait to be No.3 supplier in Asia. SINGAPORE, Dec 18- Russian oil producers have strengthened their position in Asia by supplying nearly a quarter more crude this year, shifting the balance of power in one of the few bright spots in the global market and blunting OPEC's high-profile drive to win customers. Aided by a weak rouble and new...

  • NEW DELHI, Dec 18- Indian Oil Corp and Oil India are in talks with Russia's Rosneft to buy up to a 29 percent stake in a Siberian oil project, two sources said, as New Delhi accelerates a push to secure overseas energy assets. The deal, which could be worth around $1 billion based on the valuation of a recent stake purchase, is expected to take final shape during Prime...

  • Putin gives Donald Trump a glowing review Thursday, 17 Dec 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Putin gives Donald Trump a glowing review

    The Russian President told media that Trump is a leader in the U.S. presidential race.

  • MOSCOW, Dec 17- Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he was not sure that the flow of Russian gas to Europe via Ukraine should end when a Gazprom transit contract runs out at the end of the decade. In the past, rows between Moscow and Kiev have disrupted gas flows via Ukraine to Europe prompting a search for an alternative route. But this project has been...

  • Russia's Putin pledges further support for Yamal LNG Thursday, 17 Dec 2015 | 7:03 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Dec 17- Russian President Vladimir Putin said the state will continue to support Yamal LNG project led by Novatek.

  • MOSCOW, Dec 17- President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Russia's decision to participate in the construction of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Turkey would be based on purely commercial considerations. "Questions about this project should be decided on a corporate level... We will not take a single step that would damage our own economic interests, "Putin...