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  • WASHINGTON, June 20- Legislation to impose new sanctions on Russia and Iran that passed the U.S. Senate near unanimously last week has run into a procedural problem that could prevent a quick vote in the House of Representatives, congressional aides said on Tuesday. The "Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act," which also includes new sanctions against...

  • There was no mention in the statement of the Minsk agreement, the 2015 accord aimed at ending Russian support for separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine. Treasury announced sanctions on 38 individuals and organizations over Russia's actions in Ukraine, and said the actions were being taken to keep pressure on Russia to reach a diplomatic solution in Ukraine.

  • President Donald Trump told Ukraine's president on Tuesday that he hoped to see a resolution to the country's crisis but stopped short of publicly endorsing a 2015 accord calling for Russia's exit from eastern Ukraine. Treasury announced sanctions on 38 individuals and organizations over Russia's actions in Ukraine, and said the actions were being taken...

  • President Donald Trump walks towards Marine One to depart for Cincinnati on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

    The Treasury said the move "reinforced" sanctions on Russia, which "will not be lifted until Russia ends its occupation of the peninsula."

  • ESIPOVO, Russia, June 20- Germany's Daimler began construction of a new Mercedes-Benz plant near Moscow on Tuesday, following through on the first new investment by a major foreign automaker in Russia since Western sanctions were imposed three years ago. Moscow Regional Governor Andrey Vorobyov said President Vladimir Putin had personally signed off on the...

  • Oliver Stone wanted to find the humanity in the Russian leader. Too bad he’s not a better interviewer, Vox reports.

  • MOSCOW, June 16- A Russian media group which angered some in the Kremlin by reporting on the business interests of people close to President Vladimir Putin was sold on Friday to the owner of a tabloid that is deferential to the Russian leader. Businessman Grigory Berezkin's ESN group said in a statement it has acquired a 65 percent stake in the RBC media holding,...

  • *Fund managers were consensus overweight for Russia in January. LONDON, June 15- It seemed the slam-dunk emerging markets trade of the year- an economy starting to grow after a two-year funk, rising oil prices, and above all, a friendlier White House that was expected to lift punitive curbs on investment and fundraising. But he was also expected to repeal sanctions...

  • WASHINGTON, June 15- The U.S. Senate voted nearly unanimously on Thursday for legislation to impose new sanctions on Russia and force President Donald Trump to get Congress' approval before easing any existing sanctions on Russia. The measure is intended to punish Russia for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, its annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region and...

  • WASHINGTON, June 15- The U.S. Senate voted nearly unanimously on Thursday for legislation to impose new sanctions on Russia, and to force President Donald Trump to get Congress' approval before easing any existing sanctions on Russia. The measure is intended to punish Russia for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region and...

  • *Fund managers were consensus overweight for Russia in January. LONDON, June 15- It seemed the slam-dunk emerging markets trade of the year- an economy starting to grow after a two-year funk, rising oil prices, and above all, a friendlier White House that was expected to lift punitive curbs on investment and fundraising. But he was also expected to repeal sanctions...

  • Putin compares former FBI Director Comey to NSA leaker Snowden, offers asylum

    During a question-and-answer session with Russian citizens on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said he would offer James Comey political Asylum.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks with journalists after his annual 'Direct Line with Vladimir Putin broadcast live' by Russian TV channels and radio stations at the Gostiny Dvor studio in Moscow on June 15, 2017.

    Vladimir Putin brushed off the proposed sanctions as just one step in a long line of anti-Russian moves, Financial Times reports.

  • Russia's President Vladimir Putin speaks on June 2, 2017 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

    "Putin is actually looking at his March 2018 election and wants economic stability," says Daniel Yergin, a Pulitzer Prize–winning author.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a live nationwide broadcasted call-in in Moscow, Russia, June 15, 2017.

    The Russian president was slated to take questions from residents all over his country in a phone-in expected to last for several hours on Thursday.

  • MOSCOW, June 15- The following are highlights from Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual phone-in on Thursday. ON THE ECONOMY AND INFLATION. "What does the objective data show?

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin will take questions during his annual phone-in, just three days after nationwide protests. 

  • ANKARA/ DUBAI, June 13- Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan denounced the isolation of Qatar by neighboring states as a violation of Islamic values and tantamount to a "death penalty" against Doha in a crisis reverberating through the Middle East and beyond. Erdogan's comments marked the strongest intervention yet by a powerful regional ally of Doha eight days...

  • White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer

    The White House has denounced the Russian government for its handling of a series of country-wide protests which resulted in the arrest of more than a thousand people, including President Vladimir Putin’s leading opponent.

  • Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny attends a mass march marking the one-year anniversary of the killing of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov on February 27, 2016 in Moscow, Russia.

    Alexei Navalny, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s leading political opponent, has been detained at his home hours before he was due to take to the streets of Moscow in protest, his wife has revealed.