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  • MOSCOW— The Kremlin says a temporary nationalization of aluminum producer Rusal is being discussed after the company was hit by United States sanctions. President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov says nationalization is "one of the viewpoints which is being actively discussed" as the government mulls how to support Rusal. Earlier this month, the U.S....

  • LONDON, April 19- Last October, at the height of a political crisis in Iraq's Kurdistan region, a letter arrived at the Iraqi oil ministry in Baghdad from Igor Sechin, head of Kremlin oil major Rosneft. Kurdistan, a region of about 6 million people in northern Iraq, had just tried and failed to break away from the rest of the country. Global powers including the United...

  • A police officer stands guard outside the Mossack Fonseca law firm office in Panama City April 12, 2016

    International watchdog warns G20 countries that they are 'weak' and falling short in tackling tax havens

  • NEW YORK, April 18- U.S. customers of Rusal are scrambling to figure out how to replace supply from the Russian company after U.S. sanctions on the world's second-largest aluminum producer caused prices to spike to a seven-year high, the companies and metals analysts said. The United States imposed major sanctions on April 6 against 24 Russians, striking at...

  • MOSCOW, April 18- The Russian energy ministry has proposed changes to a draft oil production law that it says could boost production by around 900,000 tonnes per year, First Deputy Energy Minister Alexei Texler said on Wednesday. Oilfields, especially in West Siberia, have become increasingly depleted and the new tax regime is seen as an incentive to produce...

  • *U.S. sanctions trigger sell-off on Russia markets. MOSCOW, April 18- A sell-off in Russian markets triggered by the latest round of U.S. sanctions may drive up inflation and cap an economic recovery this year, but the overall impact is expected to be limited for now. Investors' initial reaction to the sanctions announced on April 6, targeting several major...

  • Leon Panetta, former U.S. Defense Secretary and former director of the Central Intelligence Agency

    The U.S. has it make it clear to Russian President Vladimir Putin that there are lines that the U.S. will not allow Russia to cross, says Leon Panetta.

  • MOSCOW, April 17- Russia's state communications regulator on Tuesday said it had blocked IP addresses owned by Google and Amazon, saying they were being used by the Telegram messaging service which Moscow moved to ban this week. Russia's Roskomnadzor watchdog began blocking Telegram, a messaging service popular in Russia, on Monday after it refused to comply...

  • ZURICH, April 17- U.S. sanctions on Russian oligarchs have hit another Swiss company, with steelmaker Schmolz& Bickenbach's chairman forced to sever ties with Viktor Vekselberg to help clear the way for a bond placement, a spokesman for the Russian billionaire said on Tuesday. Vekselberg, whose Renova Group owns a large stake in Schmolz& Bickenbach, had already...

  • *Russia trying to make its own large-capacity turbines. In the past few years Russia has imported the large-capacity gas turbines required to run modern power stations from firms such as Siemens, GE and Alstom. After Western sanctions were imposed on Russia over the conflict with Ukraine four years ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin urged officials to...

  • MOSCOW, April 17- Russia's President Vladimir Putin will discuss measures for the stabilization and development of the Russian economy in the medium term with the heads of the central bank and the economy and finance ministries on Tuesday, the Kremlin said.

  • MOSCOW, April 17- Russia's President Vladimir Putin will discuss measures for the stabilisation and development of the Russian economy in the medium term with the heads of the central bank and the economy and finance ministries on Tuesday, the Kremlin said.

  • The New York Times and The New Yorker for stories about disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and other powerful men who have been accused of sexual harassment and abuse. Also nominated as finalists: The Houston Chronicle for its coverage of Hurricane Harvey and The New York Times for its coverage of the Las Vegas mass shooting. Also nominated as finalists:...

  • President Donald Trump has delayed imposing additional sanctions on Russia and is unlikely to approve them unless Moscow carries out a new cyber attack or some other provocation, a senior administration official said on Monday. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Sunday that Washington was preparing new sanctions on Russia over its...

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Germany's Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel (R)

    German senior minister Michael Roth warned "anti-Russian reflexes" could harm EU nations as much as Russia's "nationalist-tinged policies."

  • MOSCOW, April 16- Russia's state telecommunications regulator said on Monday it had begun blocking access to Telegram messenger after the company refused to comply with an order to give Russian state security access to its users' secret messages. In Moscow, the Telegram app was still functioning as normal by mid-afternoon on Monday, but the company's website...

  • Syrian and Russian soldiers wait at the entrance of the Wafideen Camp for the arrival of buses carrying Jaish al-Islam fighters and their family members evacuated from the Eastern Ghouta town of Douma, on April 12, 2018.

    European stocks finished Monday's trading session in negative territory, as investors kept abreast of the latest in politics.

  • April 16- U.S. stock index futures rose on Monday as investors bet the weekend's U.S.-led missile attack on Syria would not escalate into a broader conflict. Thomson Reuters data is expecting S&P 500 companies to report an 18.6 percent rise in profits in the first quarter, their biggest rise in seven years. On Saturday, the United States, France and Britain...

  • LONDON, April 16- Oil prices fell sharply and government bond yields rose on Monday on expectations that the weekend's missile attacks on Syria would not mark the start of greater Western involvement in the conflict. "There is some relief that a direct confrontation between the U.S. and Russia over Syria has been avoided," said DZ Bank rate strategist Daniel Lenz...

  • Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin

    Russia's stock market dipped on Monday morning, dragged lower by the prospect of fresh U.S. sanctions and lower oil prices.