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Politics Vladimir Putin

  • Merkel listened politely before pointing out that Erdogan had been lobbing vitriol at Germany and its European allies for weeks, denouncing them as the descendents of Nazis. He appeared unaware that Ankara and Berlin were in the midst of a fierce diplomatic row over whether Turkish ministers should be allowed to campaign in Germany for a referendum on...

  • *Russia, Taiwan, Ukraine and India said to be most affected. WASHINGTON/ TORONTO, May 15- Cyber security researchers have found technical evidence they said could link North Korea with the global WannaCry "ransomware" cyber attack that has infected more than 300,000 computers in 150 countries since Friday. Symantec and Kaspersky Lab said on Monday that some code...

  • BEIJING, May 15- India didn't show up. Despite the distractions, China stuck to the script at the first major summit dedicated to its new " Silk Road" initiative to open land and sea corridors across Asia and beyond, pushing President Xi Jinping's free trade message hard. President Donald Trump's "America First" policy, pointed to how seriously China took it.

  • *Cyber firms investigate possible North Korea link. WASHINGTON, May 15- Cyber security researchers have found technical clues they said could link North Korea with the global WannaCry "ransomware" cyber attack that has infected more than 300,000 machines in 150 countries since Friday. Symantec and Kaspersky Lab said on Monday some code in an earlier version of...

  • WASHINGTON, May 15- The global WannaCry "ransomware" cyber attack slowed on Monday, with no major infections reported, as global law enforcement agencies shifted their attention to finding the hackers who unleashed it. The attack infected 300,000 machines in 150 countries, said Tom Bossert, U.S. The U.S. government is investigating whether the attack was...

  • WASHINGTON, May 15- The global WannaCry "ransomware" cyber attack slowed on Monday, with no major infections reported, as global law enforcement agencies shifted their attention to finding the hackers who unleashed it. The attack infected 300,000 machines in 150 countries, said Tom Bossert, U.S. The U.S. government is investigating whether the attack was...

  • *First working day in Asia since attacks hit. The countries most affected by WannaCry were the same as Friday: Russia, Taiwan, Ukraine and India, Avast's data showed. Earlier on Monday, Chinese traffic police and schools reported they had been targeted as the attack rolled into Asia for the new work week, but no there were no major disruptions.

  • Putin wants the world to talk to to North Korea, rather than threaten it

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday that the world should talk to North Korea rather than threaten it, according to Reuters.

  • *First working day in Asia since attacks hit. LONDON/ WASHINGTON, May 15- The global WannaCry "ransomware" cyber attack spread more slowly on Monday with no major infections reported, as attention shifted to investment and government policy implications of lax cyber security. Earlier on Monday, Chinese traffic police and schools reported they had been targeted...

  • *China to host next Belt and Road Forum in 2019. BEIJING, May 15- Chinese President Xi Jinping and 29 other heads of state on Monday reaffirmed their commitment to build an open economy and ensure free and inclusive trade, under the ambitious Belt and Road initiative led by Beijing. President Donald Trump's "America First" policy, which included the scrapping of the...

  • BEIJING, May 15- India didn't show up. Despite the distractions, China stuck to the script at the first major summit dedicated to its new " Silk Road" initiative to open land and sea corridors across Asia and beyond, pushing President Xi Jinping's free trade message hard. President Donald Trump's "America First" policy, pointed to how seriously China took it.

  • Putin on cyber attack

    CNBC's Josh Lipton reports the latest on the global cyberattack that affected companies in over 150 countries over the last few days.

  • *First working week in Asia since attacks hit. *France says more attacks likely. BEIJING/ LONDON, May 15- The WannaCry "ransomware" cyber attack hobbled Chinese traffic police and schools on Monday as it rolled into Asia for the new work week, while authorities in Europe said they were trying to prevent hackers from spreading new versions of the virus.

  • The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries meets in Vienna on May 25 to consider whether to extend output cuts agreed in December last year between OPEC and 11 non-member countries, including Russia. With a nine-month extension now the minimum expectation for the OPEC meeting, the group has a lot of work to do to persuade its members and some non- OPEC...

  • The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries meets in Vienna on May 25 to consider whether to extend output cuts agreed in December last year between OPEC and 11 non-member countries, including Russia. With a nine-month extension now the minimum expectation for the OPEC meeting, the group has a lot of work to do to persuade its members and some non- OPEC...

  • *China to host next Belt and Road Forum in 2019. BEIJING, May 15- Chinese President Xi Jinping and 29 other heads of state on Monday reaffirmed their commitment to build an open economy and ensure free and inclusive trade, under the ambitious Belt and Road initiative led by Beijing. President Donald Trump's "America First" policy, which included the scrapping of the...

  • Saudi Arabia and Russia, the world's two top oil producers, agreed on Monday on the need to extend the cuts for a further nine months until March 2018 to rein in a global crude glut. At a news briefing in Beijing, where he is attending an international conference, Putin was asked how confident he was that the agreement between Russia and Saudi Arabia would bring...

  • Russia's President Vladimir Putin attends the first roundtable session at the One Belt, One Road international forum at the Beijing Yanqi Lake International Convention & Exhibition Center.

    Russian President Putin said on Monday that extending oil output cuts for a further nine months would ensure stable oil prices.

  • Addressing other world leaders at a summit on the initiative in Beijing, Xi said it was necessary to coordinate policies with the development goals of institutions including the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, ASEAN, African Union and the European Union. Xi pledged $124 billion on Sunday for his new Silk Road which aims to bolster China's global...

  • *South Korea holds National Security Council meeting. SEOUL/ WASHINGTON, May 14- North Korea, defying calls to rein in its weapons program, fired a ballistic missile that landed in the sea near Russia on Sunday, days after a new leader came to power in South Korea pledging to engage Pyongyang in dialog. North Korea has consistently test-fired missiles in that...