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  • Russian lawmakers propose cutting foreign ownership in media

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian lawmakers proposed cutting foreign ownership in Russian media assets to 20 percent in an attempt to limit outside influences and protect Russia's "information sovereignty", a copy of a draft law showed on Wednesday. The law...
  • Lithuania to vet more investments for national security risks

    VILNIUS (Reuters) - Lithuania's president Dalia Grybauskaite proposed on Wednesday that investments in strategically important sectors of the economy should be vetted by the government to ensure they do not pose a threat to national security. The draft...
  • Cruising the world with Viking River Cruise

    BORDEAUX, France "Looks like you're going cruising," I asked the ladies sitting across from me in the airport lounge. With their carry-on bags piled between us, I couldn't help spotting the Viking River Cruise tags on the handles. "Your first time?" I...
  • Russia, Egypt seal preliminary arms deal worth $3.5 billion: agency

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia and Egypt have reached a preliminary deal for Cairo to buy arms worth $3.5 billion from Moscow, Interfax news agency quoted the head of a Russian state arms agency as saying on Wednesday. Speaking during an arms trade...
  • Factbox: Sistema's business empire spans telecoms, oil, shops, hotels

    LONDON (Reuters) - Shares in Russian oil-to-telecoms conglomerate Sistema tumbled on Wednesday after its head Vladimir Yevtushenkov was accused by Russian investigators of money-laundering in connection with the company's acquisition of oil producer...
  • Asset grab? Turf war? Tycoon's arrest strikes business climate in Russia

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - It's a tune straight from Vladimir Putin's old songbook: a Russian billionaire under house arrest over vague accusations about a murky past deal, causing a meltdown in the shares of his empire of privatized assets. Vladimir...
  • Kremlin says Sistema chairman charges not politically motivated

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday it was absurd to describe money-laundering charges leveled against the chairman of conglomerate Sistema as politically motivated, local news agencies reported. "It's absolutely untrue and...
  • World holds its breath, mostly hoping Scots vote 'No'

    World holds its breath, mostly hoping Scots vote 'No'
    The world is holding its breath but mostly hoping Scotland will vote "No" to independence from Britain in Thursday's referendum. For reasons of self-interest and geopolitics, major powers from Beijing to Washington and Moscow to New Delhi are quietly...
  • Even funds sour on Russia stay sweet on Magnit

    BOSTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Would you believe one of the West's favorite Russian stocks is a provincial grocery chain? Western fund managers have stockpiled shares in Russia's largest food retailer, Magnit OAO, betting that it will do better than other...
  • In Theory: How would a united body of religions work?

    Retired Israeli President Shimon Peres during a meeting with Pope Francis this month proposed a new global peace initiative: A “United Nations of Religions,” the Washington Post and other news sources reported. “People who shoot the...
  • Ukraine lawmakers approve EU pact, offer autonomy to rebel regions

    Lawmakers in Ukraine endorsed an association agreement with the European Union on Tuesday, making a decisive turn in favor of closer relations with Western neighbors in spite of the 10-month-old conflict that shift in alliance has ignited with Russia....