Politics Dmitry Medvedev

  • 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...

  • MOSCOW, May 21- Bulgaria is reviving plans to develop its Belene nuclear power plant and is open to Russian participation in the project, Bulgarian President Rumen Radev said on Monday after talks with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow. Bulgaria canceled the 2,000 megawatt plant in 2012 after failing to find investors. Bulgaria had to pay more...

  • 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.

  • MOSCOW, May 18- Russia's Energy Minister Alexander Novak will retain his post in the new government, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Friday.

  • The United States last month imposed sanctions on some of Russia's biggest companies and businessmen, striking at allies of President Vladimir Putin to punish Moscow for alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and other "malign activities". "This bill creates risks of unreasonable criminal prosecution of Russian and foreign citizens, of...

  • *Putin's Russia locked in confrontation with West. MOSCOW, May 7- President Vladimir Putin stuck with his long-serving prime minister in his first act after being sworn in for a new term on Monday, signaling that he would keep faith with a policy direction that has brought Russia into conflict with the West. Standing in the ornately-decorated Andreyevsky Hall of...

  • MOSCOW, May 7- Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev proposed on Monday that Finance Minister Anton Siluanov should retain this role in a new government, while combining his current job with a role of new first deputy prime minister, Interfax reported.

  • *Putin's Russia locked in confrontation with West. MOSCOW, May 7- President Vladimir Putin stuck with his long-serving prime minister in his first act after being sworn in for a new term on Monday, signalling that he would keep faith with a policy direction that has brought Russia into conflict with the West. Standing in the ornately-decorated Andreyevsky Hall...