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  • Western sanctions are testing Russia's strength: Medvedev

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's strength is being tested by sanctions imposed by the West and the country must react in a level-headed way, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told members of the country's ruling party, United Russia, on Monday. "When a series...
  • Russia to honor all agreements with EU, Ukraine on trade

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will honor all its agreements with the European Union and Ukraine, but will trigger "protective measures" if a trade pact between the two comes into force early, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was quoted by RIA news agency as...
  • Virgin's Branson says flight ban would hurt Russia most

    KIEV (Reuters) - Russia would be the biggest loser if it carried out a threat to ban Western airlines from flying over its territory, Richard Branson, the founder of British airline Virgin Atlantic [VA.UL], said on Friday. "It would cost us quite a lot...
  • Ukraine's leader sees no military solution of crisis, vows reforms

    Ukraine's leader sees no military solution of crisis, vows reforms
    Ukraine's president said on Friday there could be no military solution to his country's crisis and he hoped "a very fragile" ceasefire in the east would hold, allowing him to focus on rebuilding the shattered economy. Petro Poroshenko also said a new...
  • Malala's attackers arrested in Pakistan

    Malala's attackers arrested in Pakistan
    Pakistan's army said on Friday authorities had arrested a group of Taliban militants responsible for shooting Malala Yousafzai, a teenage activist who was targeted for her campaign against Taliban efforts to deny girls education. Pakistani Taliban...
  • Euro zone ministers back Ireland's plan to repay IMF loan early

    MILAN (Reuters) - Euro zone finance ministers on Friday backed Ireland's plan to repay part of its 2010 bailout package early, making it likely that Dublin can start paying some 18 billion euros (23.24 billion US dollar) of loans from the International...
  • In Ukraine, 'strength needs to meet strength'

    In Ukraine, 'strength needs to meet strength'
    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced Wednesday that Russia has withdrawn the bulk of its forces from Ukrainian territory. A shaky cease-fire appears to be holding. You might think, given Europe's extreme reluctance to anger its Russian trading...
  • As Big Tobacco takes up e-cigarettes, investors look ahead

    LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - As electronic cigarettes flew off shelves on both sides of the Atlantic in recent years, investors flocked to a business some hope will be the future for tobacco.     Now sales growth is slowing from a 2011 peak and private...
  • Putin looks to Asia as EU tightens sanctions

    DUSHANBE (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin called on Friday for new efforts to strengthen cooperation with China and ex-Soviet republics in Central Asia after the European Union tightened sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis. In comments at a...
  • Russia says EU chose to disrupt Ukraine peace process with sanctions

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the European Union was disrupting peace efforts in eastern Ukraine by tightening sanctions on Moscow, Interfax news agency reported on Friday. "Taking such a decision at the very moment...
  • Nuclear energy should be kept out of politics: Russia's Rosatom

    LONDON (Reuters) - Nuclear energy should be left out of any political decisions such as sanctions, an executive at Russia's state nuclear corporation Rosatom told Reuters on Thursday. A conflict between Russia and Ukraine following the ouster of Ukraine'...