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  • LAS VEGAS, Feb 22- Bernie Sanders solidified his front-runner status with what appeared to be a decisive victory in the Democratic presidential caucuses in Nevada on Saturday, while Joe Biden was on track for a second-place finish that would give his struggling campaign new hope. Sanders, a senator from Vermont, rode a wave of backing from a diverse coalition of...

  • MINSK, Feb 21- Russia has proposed new terms for future oil supplies to Belarus to partially compensate Minsk for the cost of taxes introduced last year, Moscow said on Friday, in a sign of potential progress in a two-month row between the two countries. Minsk and Moscow have been at loggerheads since January 1, when they failed to agree on oil delivery terms for 2020...

  • Minsk and Moscow have been at loggerheads since January 1, when they failed to agree on oil delivery terms for 2020 and major Russian oil companies suspended pipeline oil supplies to Belarus. Russia and Belarus have not reached any firm agreement on the terms of oil supplies to Belarus, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call.

  • MOSCOW, Feb 21- Russia and Belarus have not reached any firm agreement on the terms of oil supplies to Belarus, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call on Friday. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said earlier that his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin had offered to compensate Minsk for budget losses arising from...

  • MINSK, Feb 21- Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Friday that his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin has offered to compensate Minsk for budget losses arising from changes to Russian oil taxation. Belarus lost $330 million in 2019 due to changes in Russian taxation, Belarusian Prime Minister Sergei Rumas said this month.

  • *Russia's Justice Ministry says will appeal. That decision had been overturned in April 2016 by The Hague District Court. Russia's Justice Ministry has said it will challenge the appeals court ruling at the Dutch Supreme Court.

  • *Russia's Justice Ministry says will appeal. The verdict is the latest stage in a protracted legal battle, with Russia's Justice Ministry saying in a reaction it would appeal at the Dutch Supreme Court. In April 2016, The Hague's District Court had overturned a decision by the Permanent Court of Arbitration ordering the Russian state to compensate...

  • MINSK, Feb 14- Belarus will start taking oil from the Druzhba transit pipeline if Russia does not supply it with the required volumes of crude, the Belarusian president said on Friday, the state news agency Belta reported. Belarus and Russia, a major global oil exporter, have failed to agree terms for oil supplies for 2020. Lukashenko said earlier on Friday that...

  • Jerome Powell, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, speaks during a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020.

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  • MEXICO CITY, Feb 6- Russia supports a recommendation an OPEC+ technical panel made for a provisional cut in oil output of 600,000 barrels per day in response to the coronavirus' impact on energy demand, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday. The recommendation to provisionally cut production was made by the Joint Technical Committee- a...

  • MOSCOW, Jan 30- Russian oil pipeline monopoly Transneft faces claims of up to $1 billion related to contaminated oil, more than double its own estimates, industry sources said, setting the stage for protracted haggling with oil suppliers. State-owned Transneft, the supplier of Urals crude to Russia's Baltic port of Ust-Luga, as well as the operator of the Druzhba...

  • President Donald Trump on Tuesday proposed creation of a Palestinian state with a capital in eastern Jerusalem, dependent on Palestinians taking steps to become self-governing, in an effort to achieve a peace breakthrough in their decades of conflict with Israel. In exchange, Israel would agree to accept a four-year freeze on new settlement activity while...

  • President Donald Trump on Tuesday proposed creation of a Palestinian state with a capital in East Jerusalem, dependent on Palestinians taking steps to become self-governing, in an attempt to achieve a peace breakthrough in their decades of conflict with Israel. Senior administration officials, briefing Reuters on the details of a plan the president was due...

  • *Minsk and Moscow at odds over oil supply terms for 2020. MINSK/ MOSCOW, Jan 24- Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Friday proposed a meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to resolve a row over oil supplies, Belarus' state news agency Belta said, with Moscow's exports to Minsk set to dry up next month. The dispute between the two countries...

  • MOSCOW, Jan 24- Smartphones and other devices sold in Russia must be pre-installed with software that is morally sound and espouses traditional Russian values, according to new draft rules. President Vladimir Putin signed legislation last year requiring all smartphones, computers and smart TV sets sold in the country to come pre-installed with Russian...

  • MINSK, Jan 24- Belarus is looking for alternatives to Russian oil and is in talks with the United States, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates about supplies, President Alexander Lukashenko said on Friday, the Belta news agency reported. Belarus and Russia failed to agree on an oil supply contract for this year, prompting Russia to halt supplies to refineries...

  • *Poland absent in dispute with Russia, Israel. JERUSALEM, Jan 23- Dozens of world leaders will convene in Jerusalem on Thursday to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, amid a backdrop of rising anti-Semitism in Europe and the United States. However, the president of Poland, where the Nazi concentration camp was built during the German...

  • The reshuffle, which remodelled the government's economic decision-making bloc, is fuelling concerns about higher state spending and inflation risks, though analysts say they expect Russia's robust fiscal framework to survive. The plan envisages breathing new life into Russia's stagnant economy by spending more than 25 trillion roubles between now and...

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin as they meet with members of the new government in Moscow on January 21, 2020.

    Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that there will be plans for constitutional reforms, prompting the resignation of long time ally Dmitry Medvedev, along with his government.

  • Latakia, Syria December 11, 2017: Russia's Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu (L) and Russia's President Vladimir Putin at the Russian Hmeimim air base. Putin has ordered Russian troops to start pulling out of Syria.

    "He stepped into Libya, into Syria, he's stepping into Iran and Iraq — he wants to be able to be a kingmaker," Browder told CNBC at Davos.