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Russia, EU bristle at proposed new U.S. sanctions on Moscow, warn of action

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MOSCOW/BRUSSELS Russia warned it was edging closer to retaliation against Washington after the House of Representatives backed new U.S. sanctions on Moscow, while the European Union said the move might affect its energy security and it stood ready to act too. | Video

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Greece arrests Russian suspected of running $4 bln bitcoin laundering ring

ATHENS/MOSCOW/NEW YORK A Russian man suspected of being the anonymous mastermind behind one of the world's oldest crypto-currency exchanges and of laundering at least $4 billion has been arrested in Greece, police and sources said on Wednesday.

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Greece arrests Russian suspected of running $4 billion bitcoin laundering ring

ATHENS/MOSCOW/NEW YORK A Russian man suspected of being the anonymous mastermind behind one of the world's oldest crypto-currency exchanges and of laundering at least $4 billion has been arrested in Greece, police and sources said on Wednesday.

UPDATE 4-Greece arrests Russian suspected of running $4 bln bitcoin laundering ring

ATHENS/MOSCOW/NEW YORK, July 26 A Russian man suspected of being the anonymous mastermind behind one of the world's oldest crypto-currency exchanges and of laundering at least $4 billion has been arrested in Greece, police and sources said on Wednesday.

WRAPUP 2-Russia, EU bristle at proposed new U.S. sanctions on Moscow, warn of action

MOSCOW/BRUSSELS, July 26 Russia warned it was edging closer to retaliation against Washington after the House of Representatives backed new U.S. sanctions on Moscow, while the European Union said the move might affect its energy security and it stood ready to act too.

Factbox - How proposed new U.S. sanctions would affect Russia

MOSCOW The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to impose new sanctions on Moscow, triggering an angry reaction from Russian officials, but analysts are playing down the impact.

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EU warns U.S. it may respond swiftly to counter new sanctions on Russia

BRUSSELS The European Union warned on Wednesday that it was ready to act within days to counter proposed new U.S. sanctions on Russia, saying they would harm the bloc's energy security.

German industry says vulnerable to Russia sanctions fall-out

BERLIN Plans under consideration in the U.S. Congress to impose tougher sanctions against Russia would hurt German companies, endanger Germany's energy security and appear to be designed to favour American firms, a German industry association said on Wednesday.

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U.S. energy secretary duped into fake interview with Russian comedians

WASHINGTON U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry optimistically discussed expanding American coal exports to Ukraine and other energy matters during a lengthy phone call this month with a Russian prankster who Perry thought was Ukraine's prime minister.

INTERVIEW-Russian fish farm group to scale up as business rebounds

MOSCOW, July 26 Russian fish farming company Russian Aquaculture plans to invest in more production capacity, encouraged by last year's return to profit and a nascent recovery in consumption, Chief Executive Ilya Sosnov told Reuters.

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Trump to ban transgender U.S. military personnel, reversing Obama

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would ban transgender people from the U.S. military, an action appealing to some in his conservative political base but sowing confusion about the fate of thousands of transgender service members. | Video