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  • Dec 19- Hackers accessed the European Union's diplomatic communications network for years, downloading cables that reveal concerns about the Trump administration, struggles to deal with Russia and China and the risk of Iran reviving its nuclear program, the New York Times reported late on Tuesday. The cables include memorandums of conversations with...

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin

    President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that there was nothing to stop Russia and the United States agreeing that other countries could join the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty signed by Washington and Moscow during the Cold War.

  •  Vladimir Putin, President of Russia speaks during the Preliminary Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia at The Konstantin Palace on July 25, 2015 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. 

    Alarmed by the growing popularity of rap among Russian youth, President Vladimir Putin wants cultural leaders to devise a means of controlling, rather than banning, the popular music.

  • MOSCOW, Dec 16- A Kremlin-backed candidate is on track to be governor of a region on Russia's Pacific coast, initial voting results showed on Sunday, after an election process in which the opposition had threatened the Kremlin's usually tight grip on power. Sunday's vote in Primorsky region, which includes the port city of Vladivostok, was a re-run of a Sept. 16...

  • Maria Butina appears in a police booking photograph released by the Alexandria Sheriff's Office in Alexandria, Virginia, U.S. August 18, 2018. 

    Butina was first charged by U.S. prosecutors in Washington, D.C., federal court in July. They alleged that she infiltrated U.S. organizations and cultivated relationships to advance a Russian agenda without registering as a foreign agent.

  • Nuclear capable Russian bombers land in Venezuela

    Russian strategic bombers just landed in Venezuela. Venezuelan military members greeted the Russian pilots of the nuclear-capable bombers. But Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blasted the move on Twitter.

  • In this photo taken on Sunday, April 21, 2013, Maria Butina, leader of a pro-gun organization in Russia, speaks to a crowd during a rally in support of legalizing the possession of handguns in Moscow, Russia. 

    Maria Butina allegedly tried to inflitrate the National Rifle Association as part of a conspiracy to act as a Russian agent and advance the country's interests in the United States.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 10- Russia is seeking to boost its power in Europe and grip over Ukraine with the proposed Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline, the top U.S. energy diplomat said on Monday, in a step-up of Washington's rhetoric against the pipeline. "Through Nord Stream 2, Russia seeks to increase its leverage of the West while severing Ukraine from Europe," Francis...

  • Accused Russian agent Maria Butina speaks to camera at 2015 FreedomFest conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.

    Butina is charged with conspiracy and failing to register as a foreign agent. She and federal prosecutors filed a joint motion in U.S. District Court in Washington to ask a judge to set a date for a change-of-plea hearing as soon as possible.

  • MOSCOW, Dec 8- The founder of Russia's oldest human rights group, Lyudmila Alexeyeva, died in hospital in Moscow on Saturday at the age of 91, the presidential human rights council said in a statement. Alexeyeva, founder of the Moscow Helsinki Group, was well known for challenging Russian authorities over human rights issues dating back to the 1960 s, including...

  • *OPEC, allies surprise with sizeable 1.2 mln bpd cut. VIENNA, Dec 7- OPEC and its Russia- led allies agreed on Friday to slash oil production by more than the market had expected despite pressure from U.S. The producer club will curb output from January by 0.8 million barrels per day versus October levels while non- OPEC allies contribute an additional 0.4 million bpd...

  • *OPEC, allies surprise with sizeable 1.2 mln bpd cut. VIENNA, Dec 7- OPEC and its Russia- led allies agreed on Friday to slash oil production by more than the market had expected despite pressure from U.S. The producer club will curb output by 0.8 million barrels per day from January while non- OPEC allies contribute an additional 0.4 million bpd of cuts, Iraqi Oil...

  • *OPEC agrees to cut oil production with support of Iran. *OPEC, Russia& U.S. oil production: https://tmsnrt.rs/2QczFSp. LONDON, Dec 7- Oil prices jumped more than 5 percent on Friday as big Middle East producers in OPEC agreed to reduce output to drain global fuel inventories and support the market.

  • *Iran holds up deal with push for exemptions- sources. *OPEC, Russia& U.S. oil production: https://tmsnrt.rs/2QczFSp. LONDON, Dec 7- Oil prices jumped more than 2 percent on Friday as Russia and the major Middle East producers in OPEC edged closer to an agreement to reduce output to try to drain inventories and support the market.

  • *Iran, hit by U.S. sanctions, agrees with OPEC on deal. *OPEC to cut 0.8 mln bpd, wants 0.4 mln from non- OPEC. VIENNA, Dec 7- Iran gave OPEC the green light on Friday to reduce oil output by around 0.8 million barrels per day from 2019 after finding a compromise with rival Saudi Arabia over a possible exemption from the cuts, an OPEC source said.

  • *Russia ready to cut 200,000 bpd- source. *OPEC, Russia& U.S. oil production: https://tmsnrt.rs/2QczFSp. LONDON, Dec 7- Benchmark Brent oil edged up on Friday after indications Russia would contribute a bigger output cut than previously suggested to an OPEC and non- OPEC deal, although prospects for an overall agreement still hung in the balance.

  • *OPEC agrees supply cut but wants support from Russia. LONDON, Dec 7- Brent oil futures edged higher on Friday after Russia seemed likely to contribute a bigger output cut to an OPEC and non- OPEC deal, but Saudi Arabia voiced pessimism on whether an agreement could be reached as Iran insisted on an exemption. Iran appeared on Friday to be the main obstacle for an OPEC...

  • *OPEC yet to agree own deal before meeting non- OPEC. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries resumed discussions in Vienna at around 0900 GMT, before a meeting later in the day with non- OPEC oil producers led by Russia. On Thursday, OPEC tentatively agreed an oil output cut but could not decide concrete parameters for reductions as it was waiting for...

  • *OPEC yet to agree own deal before meeting non- OPEC. VIENNA, Dec 7- Iran appeared on Friday to be the main obstacle for an OPEC deal to cut oil production as the group's leader Saudi Arabia had yet to agree exemptions for sanctions-hit Tehran, two OPEC sources said. On Thursday, OPEC tentatively agreed an oil output cut but could not decide concrete parameters for...

  • *OPEC yet to agree own deal before meeting non- OPEC. VIENNA, Dec 7- Iran appeared on Friday to be the main obstacle for an OPEC deal to cut oil production as the group's leader Saudi Arabia had yet to agree exemptions for sanctions-hit Tehran, two OPEC sources said. On Thursday, OPEC tentatively agreed an oil output cut but could not decide concrete parameters for...