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  • Latest U.S. sanctions hit Russian assets, rouble at six-week low

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian shares fell 2.3 percent on Thursday after Washington imposed its toughest economic sanctions yet on Russian energy, financial and defense firms, also hitting the rouble and the country's sovereign dollar bonds. The U.S....
  • Russia's Putin discusses Malaysian plane crash with Obama: Kremlin

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin in a telephone conversation told U.S. President Barack Obama that a Malaysian airplane crashed on Ukrainian territory, the Kremlin said on Thursday. The two leaders held a pre-planned call on the...
  • Putin denies Russia to reopen Soviet-era spy post in Cuba

    Putin denies Russia to reopen Soviet-era spy post in Cuba
    (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday denied reports that Russia plans to reopen a Soviet-era base in Cuba from which it once spied on the United States. A Russian security source said on Wednesday that Russia had reached a provisional...
  • Russian jets shoot down Ukrainian warplane over Ukraine: Kiev military

    Russian jets shoot down Ukrainian warplane over Ukraine: Kiev military
    KIEV (Reuters) - Russian jets shot down a Ukrainian SU-25 fighter plane that was on military operations over the east of Ukraine, where government forces are fighting to quell a pro-Russian separatist rebellion, the Ukrainian military said on Thursday....
  • Ailing Russian loan market hit by fresh U.S. sanctions

    LONDON (Reuters) - New U.S. sanctions imposed on Russia for its actions in Ukraine will make it more difficult for Russian companies to refinance existing international loans and has dashed hopes that Russia's syndicated loan market is reopening,...
  • Russian president offers condolences to Malaysia over airliner: Bernama

    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin offered condolences to Malaysia's prime minister over a Malaysian airliner that came down over Ukraine, Malaysia's Bernama state news agency reported on Friday. "The president of Russia asked...
  • Moscow mayor fires metro chief after fatal accident

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - The mayor of Moscow has dismissed the head of the Russian capital's metro network following an accident that killed at least 22 people, the mayor's office said on Tuesday. More than 150 people were also injured in the accident on...
  • Once joined in Soviet Union, Ukraine, Russia never further apart

    KIEV (Reuters) - Over a table piled high with food and wine, a newly married husband and wife watched warily as the toasts began. Despite asking everyone to steer clear of politics, bringing together relatives from Russia and Ukraine a day after Kiev...
  • Ukraine votes to call up more military reserves to protect border

    KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's parliament approved a presidential decree on Tuesday to call up more military reserves and men under 50 to fight rebels in eastern Ukraine and defend the border against a concentration of troops in Russia. Some 45 days after...
  • EU discussing capital curbs, defence sanctions on Russia-diplomats

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union governments are discussing the possibility of imposing capital restrictions on Russia and sanctions in defence and energy technology if Moscow does not cooperate in the probe into a plane crash in Ukraine, diplomats...
  • EU discussing capital curbs, defense sanctions on Russia-diplomats

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union governments are discussing the possibility of imposing capital restrictions on Russia and sanctions in defense and energy technology if Moscow does not cooperate in the probe into a plane crash in Ukraine, diplomats...