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  • Russian draft law would allow seizure of foreign property

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian courts could get the green light to seize foreign assets on Russian territory under a draft law intended as a response to Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis. The draft, which was submitted to parliament on Wednesday by a...
  • Russian lawyer wins Norwegian human rights prize

    OSLO (Reuters) - A Norwegian human rights foundation gave its annual prize on Thursday to a Russian lawyer and the legal aid group he heads, for their work defending the right to fair trial. Pavel Chikov, 36, and the Agora group were selected for helping...
  • Russia says Ukraine should settle problems with Moscow before joining EU

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday Ukraine should resolve all its problems with Moscow before it can join the European Union, Itar-Tass news agency reported. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had earlier on Thursday...
  • Russia's central bank chief says 2014 inflation may exceed 7.5 percent

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian consumer price inflation may exceed 7.5 percent this year, its central bank governor said on Thursday, the latest admission by policymakers that international tensions over Ukraine are damaging the economy. The central bank has...
  • Russian court upholds businessman Yevtushenkov's house arrest

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Moscow court on Thursday ordered wealthy businessman Vladimir Yevtushenkov to remain under house arrest until Nov. 16, pushing down shares in his company Sistema in a case that has shocked Russian business leaders. Yevtushenkov,...
  • Rosneft may back out of Morgan Stanley oil unit deal: sources

    LONDON (Reuters) - Rosneft , Russia's biggest crude oil producer, may back out of a deal to buy Morgan Stanley 's oil trading unit because Western sanctions make it virtually impossible to finance day-to-day operations, three sources close to the state-...
  • UniCredit sees scant Russian sanctions impact in 2014: paper

    VIENNA (Reuters) - UniCredit Bank Austria sees little impact from Western sanctions against Russia this year but cannot predict the fallout in 2015, its head of central and eastern Europe (CEE) told an Austrian newspaper. "We are strongly engaged in only...
  • ECB's Draghi says Russian downturn to affect European demand

    VILNIUS (Reuters) - European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said on Thursday the downturn of the Russian economy would affect Europe, although the impact was likely to be limited given the relatively small scope of Europe's trade with Russia. "The...
  • Kremlin Internet plans could endanger free speech: watchdog

    WARSAW (Reuters) - Russian proposals on protecting Internet users against threats from the West could be a Kremlin ploy to crack down on critical voices inside Russia, a representative of Europe's main rights and democracy watchdog said. Russian...
  • Putin warns Ukraine against implementing EU deal -letter

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Moscow will curtail Ukraine's access to vital Russian markets if Kiev implements any part of a trade agreement with the European Union, President Vladimir Putin warned in a letter, toughening his stance on a deal at the center of...
  • Russian MPs back initial proposal to curb foreign media ownership

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian lawmakers gave initial backing on Tuesday to a draft law limiting foreign ownership of Russian media to 20 percent from the existing ceiling of 50 percent, a move critics say will reinforce the dominance of outlets loyal to...