Politics Dmitry Medvedev

  • *China resists opening markets or cutting subsidies. BRUSSELS, Oct 18- European governments pressed China on Friday to allow greater foreign investment in its economy, using a two-day summit with Asian leaders to push back against U.S. protectionism but facing familiar resistance from Beijing over state subsidies. China has been promising for years to ease...

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 18- The European Union will seek Asian support for free trade, the Iran nuclear deal and fighting global warming at a regional summit on Thursday that includes China, Japan and Russia as a counterbalance to a more protectionist United States. Leaders from the EU, Switzerland and Norway will welcome 21 Asian counterparts including Chinese Premier...

  • *Britain pushes Italy's new government to back plans. BRUSSELS, Oct 17- The European Union should agree a sanctions law to target computer hackers by early next year, the bloc's leaders are set to say on Thursday and will also seek a pledge from Russia and China to help stop cyber attacks, internal EU documents show. Russia has made cyber and electronic warfare part...

  • MOSCOW, Sept 10- The Russian rouble weakened beyond 70 versus the dollar for the first time since mid-March 2016 on Monday, remaining under pressure from the possibility of more U.S. sanctions. U.S. Senate hearings on Wednesday on sanctions against Russia, and an interest rate decision by the Russian central bank on Friday will be the main events this week, said...

  • MOSCOW, Aug 12- Russia will further decrease its holdings of U.S. securities in response to new sanctions against Moscow but has no plans to shut down U.S. companies in Russia, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on state TV on Sunday, RIA news agency reported. On Friday, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Russia would regard any U.S. move to curb the activities of...

  • MOSCOW, Aug 10- Russia warned the United States on Friday it would regard any U.S. move to curb the activities of its banks as a "declaration of economic war" and would retaliate, as new sanctions took their toll on the ruble and U.S. lawmakers threatened more. If new sanctions proposed by the U.S. Congress and the State Department are implemented in full, which remains...

  • MOSCOW, Aug 10- Russia warned the United States on Friday it would regard any U.S. move to curb the activities of its banks as a "declaration of economic war" and would retaliate, as new sanctions took their toll on the rouble and U.S. lawmakers threatened more. President Vladimir Putin discussed what the Kremlin called "possible new unfriendly steps by Washington"...

  • Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev holds a meeting on maternal and child healthcare.

    Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev reportedly warned the U.S. on Friday that sanctions it plans to impose against Moscow over the nerve-agent attack of a former spy living in Britain could be treated as a declaration of an economic war.

  • The euro fell to its weakest since July 2017, while the pound dropped to its lowest in a year amid speculation Britain will leave the European Union without an agreement regarding its future relationship with Brussels. The greenback has been boosted by growing global trade tensions and strained geopolitical relationships, with the United States this week...

  • MOSCOW, July 29- Thousands protested in central Moscow on Sunday against a proposed increase to the retirement age and the crowd chanted slogans critical of President Vladimir Putin whose approval ratings have been dented by the bill. The rally organized by the opposition Libertarian Party chanted "Putin is a thief" and "away with the tsar," slogans common at...

  • President Donald Trump (L) and Russia's President Vladimir Putin give a joint news conference following their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, July 16, 2018.

    Trump, in an interview with CNBC, also blasted his predecessor, President Barack Obama, for having been a "patsy for Russia" — while claiming he has been "far tougher on Russia than any president in many, many years."

  • ANKARA, July 9- President Tayyip Erdogan appointed his son-in-law as Turkey's finance minister on Monday hours after he was sworn in with sweeping new executive powers, promising a "strong government and a strong Turkey". Erdogan named his son-in-law Berat Albayrak as treasury and finance minister in an updated cabinet that excluded former deputy prime...

  • ANKARA, July 9- President Tayyip Erdogan appointed his son-in-law as Turkey's finance minister in a new cabinet on Monday, hours after he was sworn in with sweeping new powers at the head of a country he has dominated for 15 years. Erdogan named his son-in-law Berat Albayrak as treasury and finance minister. "We, as Turkey and as the Turkish people, are making a new...

  • ANKARA, July 9- President Tayyip Erdogan pledged to build a "strong Turkey" with a powerful defence industry and expanding economy as he was sworn in on Monday with sweeping new powers over a country he has dominated for 15 years. "We, as Turkey and as the Turkish people, are making a new start here today," he told the dignitaries and thousands of guests.

  • ANKARA, July 9- Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in again as Turkey's president on Monday, assuming sweeping powers he won in a referendum last year and sealed in a hard-fought re-election victory two weeks ago. Erdogan, who has dominated Turkish politics for 15 years, says the powerful new executive presidency is vital to drive economic growth, ensure security after a...

  • ANKARA, July 9- Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in again as Turkey's president on Monday, assuming sweeping powers he won in a referendum last year and sealed in a hard-fought re-election victory two weeks ago. Erdogan, who has dominated Turkish politics for 15 years, says the powerful new executive presidency is vital to drive economic growth, ensure security after a...

  • President-elect Vladimir Putin ahead of being sworn-in as President of Russia at St Andrew's Hall of the Moscow Kremlin.

    The Russian president stuck in most cases with the incumbents but elevated two newcomers with ties to the intelligence services.

  • Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

    Medvedev said the restrictions were aimed at destroying Russia's socio-political system and harming the economy and individuals.

  • Russian and PM Dmitry Medvedev and President Vladimir Putin arrive at a meeting at Novo-Ogaryovo State Residence on July 28, 2017 outside of Moscow, Russia.

    Russia's prime minister said Wednesday that the world should not be dominated by one currency.

  • US President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin shake hands during a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7, 2017.

    Putin's Russia has settled for spicing up antagonism between Trump and Congress, Vox reports.