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  • War heroes and activists to shape new-look Ukraine parliament

    KIEV (Reuters) - Out will go the bodyguards and mistresses, in are likely to come the street activists and war veterans: Ukraine's next parliament will be pro-Western and strongly nationalist, and it won't be to Russia's liking. Candidate lists for the...
  • Criminal probe ordered in Russian crash that killed Total CEO

    Russian investigators have opened a criminal probe into the fiery crash that killed Total SA chief executive Christophe de Margerie and the three French crewmen piloting his private jet out of a Moscow airport, officials announced on Tuesday. A...
  • French prosecutors open probe into Total's CEO death: source

    PARIS (Reuters) - Paris prosecutors opened a manslaughter investigation following the death of Christophe de Margerie, the head of French oil group Total, in a plane crash in Russia, a judiciary source told Reuters on Tuesday. Separately, French accident...
  • Total CEO's plane crashed in bad visibility: Russian transport watchdog

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's transportation watchdog said on Tuesday that the plane in which the head of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed in a Moscow airport late on Monday crashed in "bad visibility". Rostransnadzor also said it...
  • Snow plow driver in Total CEO plane crash was drunk: Russian investigators

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - The driver of a snow plow involved in a deadly plane crash that killed the chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, in a Moscow airport late on Monday, was drunk, Russia's Investigative Committee said. "At the...
  • Putin sends condolences over Total's CEO de Margerie death: TASS news agency

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent his condolences over the tragic death of Total's Chief Executive Officer Christophe de Mergerie, the news agency TASS cited Kremlin's spokesman as saying. "Vladimir Putin has long known de...
  • Total CEO de Margerie killed in Moscow as jet hits snow plow

    MOSCOW/PARIS (Reuters) - Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic and outspoken chief executive of the French oil company Total , was killed when his private jet hit a snow plow as it was taking off from Moscow's Vnukovo airport on Monday night. His death...
  • Russia on track for World Cup 2018, say FIFA inspectors

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - FIFA has said it is happy with the progress being made by hosts Russia ahead of the 2018 World Cup after the governing body's inspection committee carried out its first official visit. "As we heard today, everything is going...
  • Russia says waiting for assurances of Ukraine gas payments

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Ukraine and the European Union have failed to give Moscow guarantees that Kiev will be able to pay in advance for gas supplies from Russia in November and December, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Tuesday. "Today we...
  • Vladimir Putin brings the Cold War back to McDonald's

    McDonald's long has been the great commercial bellwether of Russian-American relations. The company stepped proudly into that role in 1990, when it opened its first restaurant in Moscow's Pushkin Square and created an immediate sensation. There was...
  • No Russia-Ukraine gas deal at EU talks; Moscow queries finances

    No Russia-Ukraine gas deal at EU talks; Moscow queries finances
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Russia and Ukraine failed to reach an accord on gas supplies for the coming winter in EU-brokered talks on Tuesday but agreed to meet again in Brussels in a week in the hope of ironing out problems over Kiev's ability to pay. After a...