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  • MOSCOW, April 23- Private shareholders in Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport may sell a 30 percent stake to raise money for a potential purchase of Russia's 30.5 percent holding at a later date, the chairman of Sheremetyevo's board Alexander Ponomarenko told Reuters. Sheremetyevo is Russia's biggest airport and one of Europe's busiest with traffic of 46 million...

  • Russia's agriculture ministry has been meeting regularly with big exporters since September to monitor exports amid a lower 2018 crop. Eduard Zernin, deputy chief executive of Russia's state grain trader the United Grain Company, will head up the new association, the founders said in a statement on Tuesday, a copy of which has been reviewed by Reuters.

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    After reading special counsel Robert Mueller's report, experts noted how Russian internet trolls and hackers appeared to use limited resources in carrying out cyberattacks and online campaigns during the 2016 U.S. elections.

  • >Putin ally urges Ukraine deal with Moscow. >Ukraine tycoon cries victory after court win. >Ukraine tycoon sees possible central bank purge.

  • >Putin ally urges Ukraine deal with Moscow. >Ukraine tycoon cries victory after court win. >Ukraine tycoon sees possible central bank purge.

  • *Venezuela sells oil invoices to Russia at discount Russia pays Venezuela, collects cash from buyers Arrangements keep money flowing despite U.S. sanctions Venezuelan dependence on Russia growing. The sales are the latest sign of the growing dependence of Venezuela's cash-strapped government on Russia as the United States tightens a financial noose...

  • Anton Siluanov, Russia's Finance Minister and First Deputy Prime Minister, holds an extended meeting with foreign investors on his visit to the Samsung Electronics plant in the Vorsino industrial park.

    Russia and the U.S. must find a way to resolve their differences on the international stage, Russia's finance minister told CNBC Thursday.

  • LONDON/ MOSCOW, April 11- Royal Dutch Shell pulled out of a project to build a Russian liquefied natural gas plant partly because Gazprom suddenly added another partner with links to an ally of President Vladimir Putin, according to five sources. After three years work on the Baltic Coast project, Shell discovered that Gazprom was bringing in a company linked to...

  • *Ecuador withdraws Assange's asylum, invites police. LONDON, April 11- British police dragged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange out of Ecuador's embassy on Thursday after his seven-year asylum was revoked, paving the way for his extradition to the United States for one of the biggest ever leaks of classified information. But in Washington, President Donald...

  • *Venezuela reports collapse in oil supply- OPEC. NEW YORK, April 10- Oil prices rose on Wednesday after U.S. data showing a hefty drawdown in gasoline stocks overshadowed crude inventories rising to their highest levels in more than a year, and as sanctions and blackouts in Venezuela helped tighten global supply. "The report is supportive due to the large gasoline...

  • ST PETERSBURG, Russia, April 9- President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia and OPEC should discuss the future of their oil output-cutting deal later this year, adding that current oil prices suited Moscow. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and other large oil producers led by Russia agreed to reduce their combined output by 1.2...

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with Deputy Crown Prince and Defence Minister of Saudi Arabia Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud (R) during their meeting at the Kremlin, on May 30, 2017 n Moscow, Russia. Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince is on the visit to Russia.

    World Economic Forum (WEF) President Borge Brende spoke to CNBC on Sunday, discussing his take on the evolving geopolitical landscape in the Middle East.

  • Opposition activists wearing gas masks clash with riot police during an anti-government protest in Caracas.

    The first major showdown of our new era of great power competition is unfolding with accelerating speed.

  • GENEVA, April 5- Russia won a dispute about "national security" at the World Trade Organization on Friday, in a ruling over a Ukrainian transit dispute that may also affect global automobile tariffs that could be imposed by U.S. But in the past three years, Russia has cited it in the dispute with Ukraine, Trump has used it to justify tariffs on steel, aluminium and--...

  • *China bills summit as its most-important 2019 diplomatic event. BEIJING/ BRUSSELS, April 4- China is struggling to ease worries about President Xi Jinping's signature plan to build a new Silk Road as it readies for a major summit in late April, especially among Western nations wary about debt, transparency and Chinese influence. While China gained a major...

  • WASHINGTON, April 2- The United States will not send high-level officials to attend China's second Belt and Road summit in Beijing this month, a spokesperson for the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday, citing concerns about financing practices for the project. China's top diplomat, Yang Jiechi, said on Saturday that almost 40 foreign leaders would take part in...

  • JERUSALEM, April 2- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will fly to Moscow on Thursday to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Israeli leader's office said on Tuesday. On Monday, Netanyahu told reporters he and Putin spoke by telephone about Syria, whose Russian-backed president, Bashar al-Assad, has been gaining ground in an eight-year civil war.

  • People take part in celebrations of the fifth anniversary of Russia's annexation of Crimea in Simferopol, Crimea March 15, 2019.

    The battle to reclaim Ukraine's occupied territories back from Russia is far from over, according to the country's foreign minister.

  • Ukrainian comic actor and presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy and his wife Olena react as they visit a campaign headquarters following a presidential election in Kiev, Ukraine March 31, 2019.

    A comedy actor with no political experience has thrashed the incumbent in the first round of Ukraine's presidential elections, according to exit polls.

  • *Ukraine on front line of West's standoff with Russia. Out of a crowded field of 39 candidates, none of the likely winners wants to move Ukraine back into Russia's orbit. At stake is the leadership of a country on the front line of the West's standoff with Russia after the 2014 Maidan street protests ejected Poroshenko's Kremlin-friendly predecessor and Russia...