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  • Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) First Deputy Head Alexander Ivanov, Russia's President Vladimir Putin, and Federal Agency for Special Construction head Alexander Volosov watch a rocket booster carrying satellites blast off from a launch pad at the Vostochny Cosmodrome.

    It looks like NATO and Russia have a new domain to compete and conflict over: space.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 4- The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee will vote as soon as next week on legislation that would impose stiff new sanctions on Russia over its meddling in U.S. elections and aggression against Ukraine, a committee spokeswoman said on Wednesday. The bill was introduced in February by Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and Democratic...

  • SOCHI, Dec 4- Serbia has almost completed the construction of the TurkStream natural gas pipeline on its territory, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Wednesday.

  • SOCHI, Russia, Dec 3- Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday criticised NATO's continued expansion, something he suggested was pointless given the absence of a threat from Moscow following the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union. Speaking at a meeting of Russian military leaders in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, Putin said NATO expansion posed a...

  • SOCHI, Russia, Dec 3- Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday criticized NATO's continued expansion, something he suggested was pointless given the absence of a threat from Moscow following the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union. Speaking at a meeting of Russian military leaders in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, Putin said NATO expansion posed a...

  • *Russia says Shutterstock has not deleted offending content. MOSCOW, Dec 2- Russia has blocked one of U.S. stock photography and footage provider Shutterstock's domains over content it said constituted an insult to state symbols. The website of communications watchdog Roskomnadzor showed that one of the firm's domains had been blocked in Russia as a result of...

  • MOSCOW, Dec 2- Russia's communications watchdog has blocked one of U.S. stock photography and footage provider Shutterstock's domains over content the company said had been "deemed objectionable" by the Russian authorities. The website of regulator Roskomnadzor showed that one of the firm's domains had been blocked in Russia as a result of a decision by the...

  • MOSCOW, Dec 2- Russia's communications watchdog has blocked one of U.S. stock photography and footage provider Shutterstock's domains over content the company said had been "deemed objectionable" by the Russian authorities. The website of regulator Roskomnadzor showed that one of the firm's domains had been blocked in Russia as a result of a decision by the...

  • Gazprom hits three-week high as supplies to China start. Dec 2- Emerging market stocks edged up on Monday after declining for two straight sessions, as investors cheered an unexpected rebound in Chinese manufacturing activity, while Russia's Gazprom hit a three-week high as it began gas supplies to China. Gazprom's shares were set for their best day in more...

  • *Talks on other gas routes to China from Russia continue. SOCHI, Russia, Dec 2- Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Monday oversaw the launch of a landmark pipeline that will transport natural gas from Siberia to northeast China, an economic and political boost to ties between Moscow and Beijing. The move cements China's...

  • The' Power of Siberia' pipeline, due to open on Dec. 2, will pipe natural gas around 3,000 km from Russia's Siberian fields to the fading industrial region, which has lagged the push to gas in China's south and east. It will also make Russia a key supplier to China, to rival Turkmenistan and Australia, boosting ties amid Beijing's trade war with the United States.

  • The' Power of Siberia' pipeline, due to open on Dec. 2, will pipe natural gas around 3,000 km from Russia's Siberian fields to the fading industrial region, which has lagged the push to gas in China's south and east. It will also make Russia a key supplier to China, to rival Turkmenistan and Australia, boosting ties amid Beijing's trade war with the United States.

  • *Hungary wants to wrap up project as fast as possible- govt. BUDAPEST, Nov 26- Hungary has submitted draft legislation to the European Commission to amend the country's nuclear safety protocols to custom-fit a 12 billion euro Russian-led nuclear plant expansion project that it wants to speed up, eight sources told Reuters. Hungary wants to expand its 2- gigawatt...

  • *Priced at 220.72 roubles/ share, an 11% discount. MOSCOW, Nov 22- Russia's Gazprom said on Friday it had raised nearly $3 billion by selling a 3.6% stake, which exchange data showed was bought by a single buyer, whose identity was not disclosed by the world's largest gas producer. Gazprom said the latest deal involved about 3.6% of so-called quasi-treasury shares,...

  • *U.S. passes Hong Kong rights bills, adding to tension with China. NEW YORK, Nov 21- Oil prices rose more than 2% on Thursday to the highest in nearly two months following a Reuters report that OPEC and its allies are likely to extend output cuts until mid-2020 and fresh signs that China had invited U.S. trade negotiators for a new round of talks. OPEC meets on Dec. 5 at its...

  • *U.S. passes Hong Kong rights bills, adding to tension with China. LONDON, Nov 21- Oil prices rose on Thursday after a Reuters' report showed OPEC and its allies are likely to extend output cuts until mid-2020 while fresh reports emerged that China has invited U.S. negotiators for a new round of talks. To support oil prices, OPEC and its allies are likely to extend output...

  • *China says it will strive to reach trade deal with U.S. *U.S. House passes Hong Kong rights bills, angers China. LONDON/ SINGAPORE, Nov 21- Oil prices edged lower on Thursday as fresh tensions between the United States and China over protests in Hong Kong fueled concern that a deal to end a trade war between the world's top two economies may be further delayed.

  • *U.S. House passes Hong Kong rights bills, angers China. SINGAPORE, Nov 21- Oil prices edged lower on Thursday as fresh tensions between the United States and China over ongoing protests in Hong Kong fueled concern that a long hoped-for deal to end a trade war between the world's top two economies may be further delayed. Trade experts have warned the first phase of a...

  • *U.S. House passes Hong Kong rights bills; angers China. SINGAPORE, Nov 21- Oil prices retreated on Thursday after gaining more than 2% in the previous session on bullish U.S. crude inventory data, as a fresh spat over Hong Kong fueled concerns of a further delay in any U.S.- China trade deal. Trade experts have warned the first phase of a trade deal could slide into next...

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin talks during the Russia Calling! VTB Capital Investment Forum on November 20, 2019 in Moscow, Russia.

    "You can rest assured that Russia shall always be a responsible actor in the global energy market," Russia's Putin said on Wednesday.