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  • International Economic Forum kicks off Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 6:15 AM ET
    International Economic Forum kicks off

    Business leaders and policymakers are meeting in St. Petersburg for the International Economic Forum (SPIEF), reports CNBC's Geoff Cutmore.

  • *First well drilled with help of ExxonMobil. Sources told Reuters last week that the state oil producer would be forced to postpone drilling a second well in the Kara for at least two more years, a result of Western sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis. Rosneft, the world's top listed oil firm by output, drilled a first exploration well known as...

  • AIRSHOW-Russia's Superjet sees new, bigger plane by 2020 Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 11:46 AM ET

    PARIS, June 17- Superjet International, an aircraft made by Russia's Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company and Finmeccanica unit Alenia Aermacchi, could be operating a new, stretched version of its SSJ100 regional jet by 2020, an executive told Reuters. The larger jet being considered by Superjet, which competes with regional planes made by Brazil's Embraer and...

  • UPDATE 2-Putin says Russia beefing up nuclear arsenal Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 9:41 AM ET

    KUBINKA, Russia, June 16- President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday Russia would add more than 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles to its nuclear arsenal this year, a remark that is likely to increase alarm in the West. Tension has resurged between Russia and Western powers over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis, in which pro-Russian separatist forces...

  • Russian to Greeks: Look to sovereign wealth funds Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 1:11 AM ET
    Kirill Dmitriev, chief executive officer of Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF).

    Perhaps it's time for Athens to broaden its search for funding - at least that's the suggestion from Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund.

  • *Greece, creditors blame each other for talks breakdown. ATHENS/ BERLIN, June 15- Greece and its creditors stuck to their positions on Monday after the collapse of talks aimed at preventing a default and possible euro exit, while Germany's EU commissioner said it was time to prepare for a "state of emergency". The European Commission said it would only resume...

  • MOSCOW/ LONDON, June 14- Some of the world's most powerful oil executives will attend Russia's top investment show this week, once again helping the organisers shrug off a meagre turnout from other leading Western industrialists and bankers. Many CEOs and chairmen from major U.S. and European firms withdrew from last year's St Petersburg International...

  • Big Oil saving Putin top investor show again Sunday, 14 Jun 2015 | 11:26 AM ET

    MOSCOW/ LONDON, June 14- Some of the world's most powerful oil executives will attend Russia's top investment show next week, once again helping the organisers shrug off a meagre turnout from other leading Western industrialists and bankers. Many CEOs and chairmen from major U.S. and European firms withdrew from last year's St Petersburg International...

  • Russian groups crowdfund the war in Ukraine Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 11:38 AM ET
    Pavel Gubarev, center, a separatist leader, in the parliament chamber in Donetsk, Ukraine.

    In Russia, organizations are using social media outlets to crowdfund the war in Ukraine, The New York Times reports.

  • MOSCOW, June 11- Russian state oil producer Rosneft will be forced to postpone drilling a second well in the Kara Sea for at least two more years, three sources told Reuters, as a result of Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis. The delay will be a blow to Rosneft, which is key to President Vladimir Putin's goal of lifting output and securing Russia's energy...

  • A statement issued after the two met for about 50 minutes in the Vatican also said the two agreed on the need to recreate a climate of dialogue and to implement the Minsk agreement, a peace deal struck in the Belarus capital Minsk earlier this year.

  • MILAN, Italy, June 10- President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday during a visit to Italy that Russia had represented an alternative view when it was a member of the G8 but other powers felt they no longer needed Russia's view. At a news conference with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in Milan, Putin said Russia currently had "no relations" with the G7 which...

  • *G7 expresses concerns about upsurge in Ukraine violence. President Barack Obama accused President Vladimir Putin of wrecking Russia's economy in a doomed drive to recreate the glories of the Soviet empire and G7 leaders said they could step up sanctions against Moscow if violence in Ukraine escalated. At the conclusion of a Group of Seven summit in the...

  • Abe's comment, at a news conference in Munich after his attendance at the Group of Seven summit, comes after the dollar rose to a 13- year high of 125.86 yen on Friday. On the diplomatic front, Abe said he aimed to have Russian President Vladimir Putin visit Japan this year, reiterating their November agreement, but added Russia would unlikely be part of next year's...

  • Obama: Push to fix broken immigration system Monday, 8 Jun 2015 | 10:34 AM ET
    Obama: Push to fix broken immigration system

    President Barack Obama answers questions about immigration at the 41st G7 summit.

  • Obama: Will maintain sanctions on Russia Monday, 8 Jun 2015 | 10:30 AM ET
    Obama: Will maintain sanctions on Russia

    President Barack Obama answers questions on sanctions for Russia at the 41st G7 summit. Ultimately, this is an issue for Russian President Vladimir Putin, says Obama.

  • Putin's billionaire dollar power boost Monday, 8 Jun 2015 | 8:17 AM ET
    Putin's billionaire dollar power boost

    Ben Mezrich, New York Times best-selling author, discusses how two Russian billionaires helped bring Vladimir Putin to power.

  • Why Putin will play big part in run for White House Monday, 8 Jun 2015 | 6:46 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    Something about Vladimir Putin makes Republicans in the U.S. presidential race see red.

  • Putin has given no reason to lessen sanctions: Canadian PM

    Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, says President Putin has been more provocative than ever, giving no reason for the west to lessen sanctions on Russia.

  • KRUEN, Germany, June 7- Group of Seven leaders vowed at a summit in the Bavarian Alps on Sunday to keep sanctions against Russia in place until President Vladimir Putin and Moscow- backed separatists fully implement the terms of a peace deal for Ukraine. The Ukraine conflict and a long-running debt standoff between Greece and its European partners dominated the...