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  • Germany's Steinmeier fears sanctions could destabilize Russia

    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier expressed concern on Friday that EU sanctions against Moscow for its actions in Ukraine could destabilize Russia and warned against "turning the screw" any further. The comments to German weekly Der Spiegel...
  • Russia condemns new U.S. sanctions bill

    Russia's Foreign ministry said on Friday it was deeply disappointed U.S. President Barack Obama had signed into law a new bill on sanctions against Moscow over the Ukraine crisis and said the bill was "anti-Russian by its nature". Obama said on...
  • Scandals leave cloud over memorable 2014

    A year which was supposed to showcase the virtues of modern sport was instead smeared by a series of scandals that exposed the ugly underbelly of the games people love. On the fields of play, the action in 2014 was at times breathtaking. A German team,...
  • Billion-dollar Sochi Games a sporting success

    The Sochi 2014 winter Olympics have gone down in history as the most expensive sports event ever organized with a staggering cost of more than $51 billion. The legacy left by Russia's first winter Games is one of gleaming purpose-built arenas with little...
  • EU leaders prepare for long confrontation with Russia

    European Union leaders warned Moscow they are ready to flex their combined muscle and "stay the course" in a long confrontation with Russia if President Vladimir Putin refuses to pull back from Ukraine. "We must go beyond being reactive and defensive. As...
  • European leaders warn against too much economic pain on Russia

    The European Union's unanimous resolve to punish Russia for its aggression in Ukraine appeared to be cracking as French, German, Austrian and Italian leaders voiced concern at an alliance summit of inflicting too much pain on Moscow as its economy...
  • U.S. prohibits investment in Crimea among slew of sanctions

    The United States on Friday prohibited investment in Crimea and slapped sanctions on 24 Ukrainians and Russians and several companies it determined were contributing to destabilizing Ukraine. The actions followed similar moves by the European Union...
  • Equities extend rally; oil rebounds, helping rouble rise

    Equities extend rally; oil rebounds, helping rouble rise
    Equity markets worldwide extended the week's rally on Friday and oil prices rebounded from recent lows, as investors closed out the last full week of trading in 2014 on an upbeat note. Wall Street rose, and the S&P 500 came within a few points of its...
  • Russia's richest man responds to Putin's call to bring assets home

    Russia's richest man Alisher Usmanov has transferred his holdings in mobile operator Megafon and iron ore producer Metalloinvest to Russian entities after President Vladimir Putin urged businessmen to bring their assets home. Putin redoubled his...
  • Russia invites North Korean leader to Moscow for May visit

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to Moscow next year to mark the 70th anniversary of the Soviet defeat of Nazi Germany in World War Two, the Kremlin's spokesman said on Friday. It would be Kim's first foreign...
  • Russian ruble will firm at start of 2015: finance minister

    Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Friday the rouble would definitely firm at the beginning of next year. He also confirmed the ministry had been selling foreign currency and it could buy some for its own purposes at the start of 2015. The...