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  • WASHINGTON, June 29- The U.S. Senate reached an agreement on Thursday to resolve a technical issue stalling a new package of sanctions on Russia, although the measure's fate in the House of Representatives remained uncertain, lawmakers said. The legislation passed the Senate by a nearly unanimous 98-2 margin on June 15, looking like it might complicate...

  • Russia and the United States are also at odds over Ukraine, NATO expansion and the civil war in Syria where Moscow supports President Bashar al-Assad. The United States backs rebel groups trying to overthrow Assad, and Washington angered Russia by launching missile strikes against a Syrian government air base in April in response to what the United States...

  • President Donald Trump will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit of world economic powers in Germany next week in their first ever encounter, a top U.S. official said on Thursday. The two nations are also at odds over the civil war in Syria where Moscow supports President Bashar al-Assad. The United States backs rebel groups trying to overthrow...

  • WASHINGTON, June 29- The U.S. Senate was near an agreement on Thursday to resolve a technical issue stalling a new package of sanctions on Russia, and possibly clear the way for a vote on the measure in the House of Representatives, lawmakers said. The legislation passed the Senate by a nearly unanimous 98-2 margin on June 15, looking like it might complicate...

  • President Donald Trump will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Germany next week, a senior White House official said on Thursday.

  • Trump to meet with Putin at G-20 next week

    President Trump will meet with Russia President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit next week, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

  • MOSCOW, June 29- Russia's largest oil producer Rosneft said on Thursday it was targeting China's gas market after completing a $1.1 billion deal to sell 20 percent of its subsidiary Verkhnechyonskneftegaz to Beijing Gas. Separately, Rosneft vice president Vlada Rusakova said on Thursday the company was looking at building a liquefied natural gas plant in...

  • *Merkel hosts Trump, Putin, Erdogan, Xi at Hamburg summit. HAMBURG, June 29- Summits of world leaders are usually highly choreographed affairs that leave little to chance. But the G20 meeting in Hamburg next week will be different.

  • U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (R) talks to the media next to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov before their meeting at the State Department in Washington, U.S., May 10, 2017.

    Russia slammed the U.S. for not accepting assurances from Syria that there are no preparations for a chemical weapons attack.

  • WASHINGTON, June 26- President Donald Trump on Thursday will lay out his plan for reducing regulations to boost already-abundant U.S. production of oil, natural gas and coal and export it around the world, creating American jobs and helping allies. "Weve gone from the age of scarcity now to the age of abundance when it comes to American energy," Mike Catanzaro, a White...

  • Chairman of conglomerate Sistema, Vladimir Yevtushenkov in St. Petersburg, in May.

    Rosneft said the arrest of the shares, which halts their use but does not seize them, equaled the value of Rosneft claims against Sistema.

  • MOSCOW, June 26- Russian conglomerate Sistema said on Monday a Russian court had "arrested" some shares it owns, including in the country's biggest mobile operator MTS, in a legal dispute with oil company Rosneft. Sistema is one of the largest private holdings in Russia and is controlled by businessman Vladimir Yevtushenkov. MTS, with the market value of $8 billion...

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    As Oliver Stone interviewed Russian President Vladimir Putin on matters including Trump, Financial Times journalist David Tang stood by.

  • *Russia poised to block Telegram. MOSCOW, June 26- Russia's FSB security service said on Monday that terrorists had used the Telegram messaging app to carry out a deadly suicide bombing on Russian soil, increasing pressure on the app days after the authorities accused it of breaking data laws. Russia's communications regulator Roskomnadzor said on Friday it...

  • President Donald Trump speaks at a rally on June 21, 2017, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

    President Donald Trump is eager to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin with full diplomatic bells and whistles when the two are in Germany for a multinational summit next month.

  • A worker walks past a drilling rig of the Rosneft-owned Prirazlomnoye oil field outside the West Siberian city of Nefteyugansk, Russia.

    Putin recently declared Russia's economic woes as being over, but economists say oil is still weak and economic reform stalled.

  • LONDON, June 23- Russian gas producer Novatek aims to topple Qatar as the world's biggest exporter of liquefied natural gas as it gets closer to completing its first LNG project, a top executive said, batting away concerns about U.S. sanctions on the sector. But it is the inception of Novatek's second, and Russia's third, large-scale LNG project called Arctic LNG 2...

  • *U.S., Britain and Qatar congratulate Prince Mohammed. DUBAI, June 21- Saudi Arabia's King Salman made his son next in line to the throne on Wednesday, handing the 31- year-old sweeping powers as the kingdom seeks a radical overhaul of its oil-dependent economy and faces mounting tensions with regional rival Iran. Mohammed bin Salman replaces his cousin, Prince...

  • *U.S., Britain and Qatar congratulate Prince Mohammed. DUBAI, June 21- Saudi Arabia's King Salman made his son next in line to the throne on Wednesday, handing the 31- year-old sweeping powers as the kingdom seeks a radical overhaul of its oil-dependent economy and faces mounting tensions with regional rival Iran. Mohammed bin Salman replaces his cousin, Prince...

  • MOSCOW/WASHINGTON, June 21- Angered by expanded U.S. sanctions, Russia on Wednesday cancelled a high-level meeting between Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov and U.S. Moscow said it was obliged to cancel the diplomatic meeting after the U.S. government on Tuesday added 38 individuals and organizations to its list of those sanctioned over...