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  • Rebels say new Ukraine peace talks to take place on Wednesday

    A meeting of a so-called contact group aimed at ending violence in eastern Ukraine is planned for Wednesday, Russian state television quoted Denis Pushilin, vice speaker of the separatists' "People's Council" leadership body, as saying. The meeting...
  • Rosneft expansion thwarted by U.S. veto on Morgan Stanley deal

    The ambitions of Kremlin-controlled oil champion Rosneft to boost its global reach have been reined in by U.S. authorities, which torpedoed its acquisition of a Morgan Stanley oil trading business. Rosneft, headed by Igor Sechin, a long-standing ally...
  • Medvedev says Russia could slide into deep recession: RIA

    Russia's economy is at risk of entering a period of deep recession, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was quoted by RIA Novosti news agency as saying. (Reporting by Polina Devitt; Editing by Alison Williams)
  • Ukrainian parliament angers Moscow by scrapping 'non-aligned' status

    The Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday renounced Ukraine's "non-aligned" status with the aim of eventually joining NATO, angering Moscow which views the Western alliance's eastward expansion as a threat to its own security Kiev first announced its intention...
  • Russia sets limits on exporters' net forex assets

    The Russian government told large state exporting companies on Tuesday that by March 1 they must bring their net foreign exchange assets back to the levels of Oct. 1. The government said in a statement on its website that the instructions had been...
  • Russian coach Kazarin to sue over TV doping claims

    Vladimir Kazarin, the coach at the center of a German TV documentary which made claims of widespread doping in Russian sport, says he is suing the program maker Hajo Seppelt. Kazarin is also filing lawsuits against Russian middle-distance runner Yulia...
  • Informal capital controls arrest Russian ruble's slide

    The rouble hit its highest levels in two weeks on Tuesday, shored up by informal capital control measures designed to head off a repeat of the inflation and protests that marked Russia's 1998 financial crisis. The government set limits on net foreign...
  • Russia expands Eurasian Union in competition with European bloc

    Russia expands Eurasian Union in competition with European bloc
    Russian President Vladimir Putin expanded his emerging Eurasian Economic Union with the announcement Tuesday that tiny and impoverished Kyrgyzstan will join the bloc four months after it comes into force on New Year's Day. The alliance of former...
  • Ukrainian lawmakers vote to end nation's nonaligned status

    Ukrainian lawmakers vote to end nation's nonaligned status
    The Ukrainian parliament voted Tuesday to end the nation’s nonaligned status in the face of Russian aggression, angering Moscow and potentially opening the way to NATO membership in years to come. The nonaligned policy, a vestige of the nation&...
  • Hungary PM Orban: U.S. uses corruption charges to gain influence

    The United States is using corruption allegations against some Hungarian public officials as a "cover story" to boost its influence in central Europe amid the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Tuesday. Orban's comments come...
  • Russia, Germany, France, Ukraine note east Ukraine ceasefire holding: Kremlin

    A ceasefire in east Ukraine has generally been holding in past days, Russian President Vladimir Putin noted along with the leaders of Germany, France and Ukraine in telephone talks on the Ukraine crisis, the Kremlin said in a statement on Monday. "It was...