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  • Washington says China's purchase of the weapons from Rosoboronexport, Russia's main arms exporter, violated a 2017 law intended to punish the government of Russian President Vladimir Putin for interfering in U.S. elections and other activities. The action triggers a visa ban on China's Equipment Development Department and director Li Shangfu, forbids...

  • MOSCOW— For yet another weekend, thousands rallied across Russia on Saturday to protest the government's plan to raise the eligibility age for retirement pensions by five years. Several thousand people attended a Moscow rally organized by the Communist Party and other leftist groups, which was authorized by city officials. Communist Party chief Gennady...

  • Russian sailors march as they take part in a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade on Moscow's Red Square on May 7, 2015.

    In order to finance eight of the submarines, Moscow cut funding for other military modernization programs, such as the nation's surface vessel fleet, according to a source who spoke to CNBC on the condition of anonymity.

  • ZURICH, Sept 19- Swiss pump maker Sulzer has sold at a profit shares it bought from Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg in April in a move designed to reduce his stake below 50 percent and escape U.S. sanctions. "The placement price of 112 Swiss francs per share, considering the purchase price of the shares of 109.13 francs per share in April 2018, results in a capital...

  • Danske Bank commissioned the probe last year after reports of dirty money flowing through its Baltic subsidiary including from family members of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The findings published Wednesday show that some 200 billion euros moved through its unit in Estonia. Danske Bank said the probe "has analyzed a total of some 6,200 customers found...

  • A undated photo obtained on September 18, 2018 shows a Russian IL-20M (Ilyushin 20m) aircraft landing at an unknown location. - Russia blamed Israel on September 18, 2018 for the loss of a military IL-20M jet to Syrian fire, which killed all 15 servicemen on board, and threatened a response. 

    The Russian defense ministry blamed Israel for the crash, saying the plane was caught in the crossfire as four Israeli fighters attacked targets in northwestern Syria.

  • VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, Sept 17- Hundreds of Russian Communist Party supporters took to the central square of Vladivostok on Monday to protest against what they said was the rigging of a regional election in favor of a politician backed by President Vladimir Putin. With 95 percent of votes counted on Sunday night, Kremlin-backed United Russia incumbent Andrei...

  • Dana Rohrabacher, Republican U.S. Senate candidate from California, speaks during a primary election watch party in Costa Mesa, California, U.S., on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. 

    California GOP Rep. Dana Rohrabacher has fended off challengers before but this time around he's facing one of the toughest battles of his political life against businessman Harley Rouda, a Democrat, as the two are virtually tied in polls.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 14- For President Donald Trump, the New York attorney general's office has been a nemesis for years, one whose sting has grown more potent during his rocky tenure in office. The New York office has prime importance: Trump is a native New Yorker, and his company, the Trump Organization, and its various offshoots are based in Manhattan, under the attorney...

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping ahead a bilateral meeting at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China, 14 May 2017

    Recent partnerships between Beijing and Moscow belie the rivalry that defines their relationship, political strategists warn.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 13- U.S. lawmakers on Thursday kept up their push for the Trump administration to push back harder against Russia's "nefarious activities," even as top economic officials pledged to take a hard line on Moscow's election meddling and the poisoning of its own citizens in Britain. Assistant Secretary of State Manisha Singh reiterated to a...

  • In this photo taken dated Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, Pyotr Verzilov, a member of the feminist protest group Pussy Riot speaks during an interview to the Associated Press in Moscow, Russia. 

    A member of a Russian group that opposes Putin is in "serious condition" in the hospital after a suspected poisoning, The Financial Times reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 13- The Republican chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee said on Thursday Washington should do more to hold Moscow accountable for "aggressive acts". "We cannot expect Vladimir Putin and his corrupt associates to change their behavior in Syria, Ukraine or anywhere else until we prove we will hold them to account,"...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 13- The Republican chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee said on Thursday the United States should be doing more to hold Russia accountable for "aggressive acts." "We cannot expect Vladimir Putin and his corrupt associates to change their behavior in Syria, Ukraine or anywhere else until we prove we will hold...

  • WASHINGTON— Over the protests of many Democrats, the Senate on Wednesday evening approved President Donald Trump's choice to become the new head of the IRS. With the midterm elections barely two months away, critics say the new policy announced by the IRS in July will let more dark money— including from foreign interests— flood into the U.S. political system.

  • BUDAPEST, Sept 12- Energy issues will be "very heavily on the agenda" at a meeting between Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Russian President Vladimir Putin next Tuesday in Moscow, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto told Reuters on Wednesday. Hungary imports most of its gas from Russia under a long-term supply agreement, due to expire by 2020..

  • VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, Sept 12- President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Russia knew the real identity of two men accused by British prosecutors of trying to murder former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Britain. British prosecutors last week identified two Russians who they said were operating under aliases- Alexander Petrov and...

  • The presidents of Japan and Russia expressed a desire to achieve a peace treaty between the two nations, more than 70 years after the end of World War II.

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping attends an event commemorating the 200th birth anniversary of the founding father of communism Karl Marx in Beijing, China May 4, 2018.

    Chinese President Xi Jinping wants more investment projects with neighboring Russia, at a time when the world is facing rising protectionism.

  • VLADIVOSTOK, Russia— Russian President Vladimir Putin has treated Chinese President Xi Jinping to Russian pancakes in a show of warm personal ties between the two leaders. The two leaders ate pancakes with caviar and had shots of vodka at an exhibition at the sidelines of an economic forum in the far eastern port of Vladivostok. Beijing and Moscow have...