Edition:
United Kingdom

Katya Golubkova

Russia PM visit shows support for Cuba amid U.S. hostility

03 Oct 2019

HAVANA/MOSCOW, Oct 3 Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev kicks off an official two-day visit to Havana on Thursday in a strong show of Russia's support for the communist-run island as it faces escalating pressure from the United States.

Putin backs Trump in U.S. domestic row, jokes about election meddling

02 Oct 2019

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday sided with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump in the domestic political storm raging in the United States, and briefly joked that Moscow would hack the U.S. presidential election in 2020.

Putin backs Trump in U.S. domestic row, jokes about election meddling

02 Oct 2019

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday sided with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump in the domestic political storm raging in the United States, and briefly joked that Moscow would hack the U.S. presidential election in 2020.

UPDATE 1-Putin backs Trump in U.S. domestic row, jokes about election meddling

02 Oct 2019

* Says he doesn't mind if his Trump calls are disclosed (Writes through with details, adds quotes, background, folds in other comments on Trump)

Russia's draft foreign ownership law not aimed at making Yandex state-owned - lawmaker

16 Aug 2019

MOSCOW A draft law proposing to limit foreign ownership in 'significant' Russian technology firms to 20% is not aimed at making its top search engine Yandex state-owned, the lawmaker behind the idea, Anton Gorelkin, said.

Putin seeks proposals on Basel III risk issue this month -economy minister

15 Aug 2019

MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin has given officials until the end of August to make proposals on how Russia should assess commercial borrowers' risks under new international rules that the domestic banking sector plans to adopt, Economy Minister Maxim Oreshkin said.

UPDATE 2-Sberbank bets on digital and retail as corporate lending slows

31 Jul 2019

* Bank to focus on digital products at home - CEO (Adds details, quotes, background)

Russia's Gazprom sells discounted 2.9% stake to one bidder, raises $2.2 billion

26 Jul 2019

MOSCOW Russia's Gazprom, the world's largest conventional gas producer, has raised about $2.20 billion from selling a 2.9% stake to a single buyer at a large discount to the market price.

UPDATE 2-Russia's Gazprom sells discounted 2.9% stake to one bidder, raises $2.2 bln

26 Jul 2019

* Gazprom says there was one buyer (Adds details, background)

Russian mobile operator Megafon may sell real estate to cut debt - CEO

05 Jul 2019

MOSCOW, July 5 Megafon, Russia's second biggest mobile phone operator, is considering selling real estate and some other assets to reduce debt, the chief executive told Reuters.

World News