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Lithuanian presidential hopefuls vow to tackle inequality

VILNIUS (Reuters) – Lithuanians started voting in a tightly contested presidential election on Sunday to replace outgoing Dalia Grybauskaite, the Baltic nation’s “Iron Lady” who was one of the European Union’s most outspoken critics of Russia. FILE PHOTO: Lithuanian presidential Read more ›

Russian court extends custody of Baring Vostok’s Calvey until April

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian court on Saturday ordered Michael Calvey, the U.S. founder of one of Russia’s biggest private equity firms accused of fraud, to be kept in custody until April 13. Founder of the Baring Vostok private equity Read more ›

Exclusive: Saudi Arabia, Russia agreed in Sept to lift oil output, told U.S.

MOSCOW/DUBAI (Reuters) – Russia and Saudi Arabia struck a private deal in September to raise oil output to cool rising prices and informed the United States before a meeting in Algiers with other producers, four sources familiar with the plan Read more ›

The New York Times sues the FCC to investigate Russian interference in net neutrality decision

The ongoing saga over the FCC’s handling of public comments to its net neutrality proposal continues after The New York Times sued the organization for withholding of information that it believes could prove there was Russian interference. The Times has Read more ›

Iran says Saudi Arabia and Russia have taken oil market ‘hostage’: SHANA

LONDON (Reuters) – Iran’s OPEC governor said on Saturday that Saudi Arabia and Russia have taken the oil market “hostage” as U.S. President Donald Trump seeks to impose fresh sanctions on Iranian oil sales. The national flags of Russia and Read more ›

U.S. imposes North Korea-related sanctions on Russian, Chinese tech firms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on a China-based tech firm, its North Korean CEO and a Russian subsidiary, accusing them of moving illicit funding to North Korea in violation of U.S. sanctions. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Read more ›

Buyan the bear predicts Croatia will beat France in World Cup final

Buyan, a brown bear kept in a Siberian zoo, has predicted that Croatia will defeat France in Sunday’s World Cup final. Source link

Iran says no OPEC member can take over its share of oil exports

LONDON (Reuters) – Iran told OPEC on Sunday no member country should be allowed to take over another member’s share of oil exports, expressing Tehran’s concern about Saudi Arabia’s offer to pump more oil in the face of U.S. sanctions Read more ›

UPDATE 1-Russian bank VTB beats Q2 forecasts despite provisions jump

* Net profit up almost 42 pct * Provisions for non-performing loans jump 60 pct * Raises year net profit guidance to 170 bln from 150 bln roubles * Shares down as U.S. sanctions threat hits Russian assets (Adds details, Read more ›