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  • *Kurdistan oil exports struggle amid tensions with Baghdad. LONDON/ MOSCOW, Oct 20- Russia's biggest oil company, Rosneft, has agreed to take control of Iraqi Kurdistan's main oil pipeline, boosting its investment in the autonomous region to $3.5 billion despite Baghdad's military action sparked by a Kurdish vote for independence. Rosneft's investment comes...

  • Russian energy major Rosneft has agreed to take control of the main oil pipeline in Iraq's Kurdistan.

  • LONDON/ MOSCOW, Oct 20- Russian energy major Rosneft has agreed to take control of the main oil pipeline in Iraq's Kurdistan, further boosting its role as the main international investor in the semi-autonomous region. It came amid the crisis in Kurdistan's relations with the central government in Baghdad, which erupted after the region held an independence...

  • Asked if Russia is annoyed with Trump's unpredictability, Putin said Thursday that it's linked to a "strong resistance inside the country." Russia has rejoiced at Trump's victory in the U.S. election, but its hopes for rebuilding ties with Washington have been shattered by congressional and FBI investigations into Trump campaign ties with Russia.

  • LONDON, Oct 19- Oil producers are working to build consensus on extending their deal to reduce supplies, OPEC's secretary general said on Thursday, with the potential for continuation throughout 2018 forming a basis for talks. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, plus Russia and nine other producers, are cutting oil output by about 1.8...

  • VERONA, Italy Oct 19- A global deal to cut oil output has not led to a breakthrough on high inventory levels, while an expected rise in U.S. shale oil output may destabilise the market in 2018, the head of Russia's Rosneft, Igor Sechin, said on Thursday. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and other leading global oil producers led by Russia have...

  • European Council President Donald Tusk is ruling out any European Union role in the dispute between Spain and Catalonia as Madrid weighs whether to reclaim some powers from the regional government amid an independence dispute. Tusk said "there is no hiding that the situation in Spain is concerning. The head of the European Parliament has warned that if...

  • LONDON, Oct 18- Russian state oil major Rosneft has agreed to invest $400 million in five oil blocks in Iraqi Kurdistan, increasing Moscow's exposure to the semi-autonomous region despite a major spike in tensions with the central government in Baghdad. The region plunged into a major crisis last month when Kurdistan held an independence referendum, which was...

  • SOCHI, Russia, Oct 18- Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Croatian counterpart Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic have discussed indebted Croatian food group Agrokor at their meeting in Russia's southern town of Sochi on Wednesday, a Kremlin spokesman told reporters. Agrokor's creditors include suppliers, bondholders and banks, with the biggest single...

  • *OPEC- led supply deal to expire in March 2018. DUBAI/ LONDON, Oct 18- OPEC is leaning towards extending a deal with Russia and other non-members to cut oil supply for a further nine months, four OPEC sources said, although stronger-than-expected demand growth may allow the group to delay a decision until early next year. After slow initial progress, OPEC is more...

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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin watches a military exercise at a training ground on Sept. 18, 2017 at Luzhsky range near Saint Petersburg, Russia.

    Russian dissident Alexei Navalny is the latest victim of an elaborate system to silence and disarm critics, sources say.

  • Russia's President Vladimir Putin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a decree imposing restrictions on North Korea.

  • *OPEC, non- OPEC producers discuss possible extension of pact. ST PETERSBURG, Russia, Oct 16- Russian energy firm Gazprom Neft is chafing at a global deal to cut oil output because the pact has forced the company to curtail its ambitious plans for production growth, deputy chief executive Vadim Yakovlev said in an interview. The Organization of the Petroleum...

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    Russia's finance minister has detailed the wide-ranging assessment his country is undertaking on cryptocurrencies.

  • Bitcoin's market capitalization hit over $97 billion and the price of the cryptocurrency is up more than 480 percent this year.

  • LONDON, Oct 12- Bitcoin smashed through the $5,000 barrier for the first time on Thursday, jumping as much as 8 percent on the day as investors shrugged off the latest warnings on the risks of buying into the booming cryptocurrency market. Upcoming splits in its software, reports that Goldman Sachs is considering offering bitcoin trading, rumors that China could...

  • LONDON, Oct 12- Bitcoin smashed through the $5,000 barrier for the first time on Thursday, jumping as much as 8 percent on the day as investors shrugged off the latest warnings on the risks of buying into the booming cryptocurrency market. Upcoming splits in its software, reports that Goldman Sachs is considering offering bitcoin trading, rumors that China could...

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    Speculation that China could reverse the ban of cryptocurrency exchanges is driving sentiment.

  • BEIJING/ HONG KONG, Oct 12- CEFC China Energy is set to raise $5.1 billion in short-term loans from VTB, Russia's second-biggest lender, to part finance its $9.1 billion purchase of a stake in Rosneft Oil, three people with knowledge of the matter said. CEFC last month said it will buy a 14.16 percent stake in the Russian oil major from a consortium of Glencore and the...