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  • Arguing over Russian reserves: $400 billion or half that?

    Defending the rouble has cost Russia around $80 billion this year, and depending on who's doing the calculations, its usable hard currency reserves are now either starting to run low, or at a healthy $400 billion-plus. While Russia has only slowed the...
  • U.S.-Cuba thaw could erode Russian influence with Havana allies

    Cubans fearful of hostile U.S. neighbors have long counted on the Kremlin to ride to their rescue with military backing and economic infusions, even in the lean years that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union. But if Havana and Washington could...
  • Obama will sign Russia sanctions bill without imposing new penalties: White House

    U.S. President Barack Obama will sign a Russian sanctions bill passed by the U.S. Congress but will not yet use the legislation to impose new penalties on Moscow, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Thursday. Earnest, briefing reporters,...
  • Putin is still Putin as he blasts West in talk on Russia's economic woes

    BERLIN During his annual news conference from Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that while plummeting oil prices and a free-falling ruble are reasons for concern, the economic crisis will pass, and Russia will be ready to move...
  • GM halts sales to Russian dealers as ruble plummets

    DETROIT General Motors has temporarily halted sales of vehicles to its Russian dealers in the wake of the ruble's decline and much higher interest rates. "This is a temporary measure because of the volatility of the ruble," said Johan Willems, vice...
  • Wust skates among the greats after Sochi

    Dutch speedskater Ireen Wust's haul of five medals in Sochi equalled the biggest individual tally at a single Winter Games and cast her amongst the Olympic greats, but it offered no guarantees about her funding to carry on. The 28-year-old was lauded...
  • Putin: 'External factors' are to blame for plunging Russian economy

    Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed "external factors" for the plunge in his country's economy, but said it would bounce back within two years even “under the most unfavorable circumstances.” Speaking at his annual news conference...
  • Obama signs Russia sanctions bill, says no new penalties planned

    President Barack Obama said on Thursday he had signed into law a new Russian sanctions bill passed by Congress but did not intend to impose further sanctions against Moscow for now. "My administration will continue to work closely with allies and...
  • Russian sailors leave French port, Mistral deal still uncertain

    A ship carrying the Russian sailors who have been training for months on a French-built Mistral helicopter carrier left the French port of Saint-Nazaire on Thursday, with it still unclear whether Paris will finally deliver the ship to Moscow. A Reuters...
  • Chinese shopping 'agents' cash in on Russian currency slide

    In Blagoveshchensk on Russia's side of the Chinese border, Mou Jiani has turned her home into a warehouse, stocking up on Apple Inc iPhones, handbags and milk powder to sell back home as Chinese shoppers take advantage of the rouble's slide. Chinese...
  • Russia says EU sanctions on Crimea unacceptable

    Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday new European Union sanctions banning investment in Crimea were "absolutely unacceptable" and amounted to discrimination against the Black Sea peninsula, which Moscow annexed from Kiev in March. "Brussels should...