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  • MOSCOW, Nov 16- Russia on Thursday named nine U.S. government-sponsored news outlets likely to be labelled "foreign agents" under a new law that is being rushed through parliament in response to what Moscow says is unacceptable U.S. pressure on Russian media. On Wednesday, Russia's lower house of parliament approved the law, allowing Moscow to force foreign media...

  • MOSCOW, Nov 16- Russia on Thursday named nine U.S. government-sponsored news outlets likely to be labeled "foreign agents" under a new law that is being rushed through parliament in response to what Moscow says is unacceptable U.S. pressure on Russian media. On Wednesday, Russia's lower house of parliament approved the law, allowing Moscow to force foreign media...

  • MOSCOW— Russia's Justice Ministry has warned several U.S. government-funded news outlets they could be designated as foreign agents under a new bill that has yet to be fully approved. The bill, endorsed by Russia's lower house on Wednesday, comes in response to U.S. demands that Russian state-funded RT TV register as a foreign agent. The loosely phrased Russian...

  • MADRID— The Latest on Spain's political crisis over the Catalonia region's push for independence:. Puigdemont has told El Punt-Avui television that he "is finishing" a slate of candidates for the parliamentary election called by Spain's prime minister. Russia's foreign minister is criticizing the claim by Spain's defense minister that a misinformation...

  • BARCELONA, Spain— The fugitive leader of Catalonia's secessionist movement said Wednesday that he will repeat as his party's leading candidate in upcoming elections for the Spanish region while he fights extradition from Belgium. Carles Puigdemont told El Punt-Avui television from Brussels that he is handpicking a list of candidates to run under him in...

  • *Rosneft could delay one or two projects if OPEC deal is extended. MOSCOW, Nov 15- Russia's Rosneft, the world's top listed oil company by output, sees the exit from a global oil production-cutting deal as a serious challenge, a spokesman for the firm said. Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak met Russian oil company executives in Moscow on Wednesday ahead of...

  • *Rosneft could delay one or two projects if OPEC deal is extended. MOSCOW, Nov 15- Russia's Rosneft, the world's top listed oil company by output, sees the exit from a global oil production-cutting deal as a serious challenge, a spokesman for the firm said. Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak met Russian oil company executives in Moscow on Wednesday ahead of...

  • MOSCOW, Nov 15- Russia's Rosneft, the world's top listed oil company by output, sees managing the exit from a global oil production-cutting deal as a serious challenge, a spokesman for the firm said. Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak was meeting Russian oil company executives in Moscow on Wednesday ahead of talks in Vienna at the end of November between...

  • Russia has denied any interference. The amendments under consideration in Russia were proposed by lawmakers in the State Duma, the lower house of the Russian legislature. Deputy Speaker Pyotr Tolstoy said the revisions would give the Justice Ministry authority to register foreign media outlets as foreign agents.

  • U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions returns to Capitol Hill amid growing evidence of contacts between Russians and associates of President Donald Trump.

  • MOSCOW, Nov 14- The Kremlin wants good news. The instructions were sent last month by the energy ministry to 45 companies in Russia's energy and utilities sector including Rosneft, Lukoil and Novatek, according to a second document, a list of recipients. The drive coincides with the run-up to a presidential election in March next year when President Vladimir...

  • ANKARA/ SOCHI, Nov 13- Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan took swipes at U.S. and Russian interventions in Syria on Monday and said if countries truly believed a military solution was impossible, they should withdraw their troops. Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump said in a joint statement on Saturday they would continue to...

  • ANKARA/ SOCHI, Nov 13- Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan took swipes at U.S. and Russian interventions in Syria on Monday and said if countries truly believed a military solution was impossible, they should withdraw their troops. Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump said in a joint statement on Saturday they would continue to...

  • ANKARA, Nov 13- Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan expressed concern about U.S. and Russian bases in Syria on Monday and said if countries truly believed a military solution was impossible they should withdraw their troops. President Donald Trump said in a joint statement they would continue to fight Islamic State in Syria, but agreed that there was no military...

  • *Spot gold was down 0.1 percent at $1,274.90 per ounce at 1254 GMT. *U.S. gold futures for December delivery gained 0.1 percent to $1,275.40. *The head of the House of Representatives' tax-writing committee said on Sunday he would not accept elimination of a federal deduction for state and local taxes, opposing a proposal from Senate Republicans that would hike...

  • President Donald Trump (L) chats with Russia's President Vladimir Putin as they attend the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting, part of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit in the central Vietnamese city of Danang on November 11, 2017.

    President Donald Trump tried to have it both ways Sunday on the issue of Russian interference in last year's presidential race.

  • Vladimir Putin

    President Donald Trump said Saturday that Russia's Vladimir Putin again denied interfering in the 2016 U.S. elections.

  • MOSCOW— President Vladimir Putin is promising that Russia will retaliate for what he calls attacks on Russian media in the United States. Putin's comments at a news conference Saturday in Vietnam follow complaints by the Kremlin-funded RT satellite TV channel that the U.S. Justice Department has ordered it to register as a foreign agent by Monday.

  • DANANG, Vietnam, Nov 11- Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday he had a normal dialog with U.S. leader Donald Trump at a summit in Vietnam, and described Trump as civil, well-educated, and comfortable to deal with. Putin said that a mooted bilateral sit-down meeting with Trump did not happen at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, citing...

  • DANANG, Vietnam— President Donald Trump stood before a summit of Asian leaders keen on regional trade pacts and delivered a roaring "America first" message Friday, denouncing China for unfair trade practices just a day after he had heaped praise on President Xi Jinping in Beijing. The president— who pulled the United States out of the Pacific Rim trade pact known...