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Detained Russian investigative journalist taken to court

08 Jun 2019

MOSCOW A Russian investigative journalist who was detained this week for alleged drug offences was taken to court on Saturday to face possible arrest, after being hospitalised with suspected head injuries.

Russia's Transneft to compensate buyers for dirty oil, but they must prove loss

16 May 2019

LONDON/MOSCOW Russia's state pipeline monopoly Transneft will compensate all parties for losses incurred from contaminated oil, but they must prove the damage, a government official said on Thursday, as the first European refinery declared force majeure.

Kremlin protests after U.S. arrests Russian accused of smuggling fighter jet manuals

15 May 2019

MOSCOW The Kremlin protested on Wednesday over the extradition from ex-Soviet Georgia to the United States of a Russian man accused of smuggling F-16 fighter jet manuals into Russia in breach of U.S. arms export law.

Russian airport fire crews mobilised a minute after jet crash-landed

08 May 2019

MOSCOW, May 8 Staff at a Moscow airport scrambled fire crews one minute after a malfunctioning passenger jet crash-landed on Sunday, raising questions among some senior Russian aviation industry figures about whether the staff acted quickly enough.

Russian investigators call for U.S. investor to be let out of jail

11 Apr 2019

MOSCOW Russian investigators have asked a court in Moscow to free detained U.S. investor Michael Calvey from custody at a hearing later this week and to place him under house arrest instead, the court said on Wednesday.

U.S. says Russian ship suspected of illicit North Korea trade

22 Mar 2019

MOSCOW The U.S. government has named a Russian ship on a list of vessels suspected of providing fuel to Pyongyang, a month after Reuters reported the same ship violated sanctions by carrying out a clandestine transfer to a North Korean tanker.

Exclusive: Despite sanctions, Russian tanker supplied fuel to North Korean ship-crew members

26 Feb 2019

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia A Russian tanker violated international trade sanctions by transferring fuel to a North Korean vessel at sea at least four times between October 2017 and May 2018, two crew members who witnessed the transfers said.

EXCLUSIVE-Despite sanctions, Russian tanker supplied fuel to North Korean ship-crew members

26 Feb 2019

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, Feb 26 A Russian tanker violated international trade sanctions by transferring fuel to a North Korean vessel at sea at least four times between October 2017 and May 2018, two crew members who witnessed the transfers said.

UPDATE 1-Sberbank in talks to buy media group Rambler - sources

21 Feb 2019

MOSCOW, Feb 21 Russia's biggest bank Sberbank is in talks to buy Russian media company Rambler Group from businessman Alexander Mamut, several sources close to the matter said.

Russia's GDP growth, at six-year high, raises question of durability

12 Feb 2019

MOSCOW Russia's economic growth climbed to a six-year high in 2018, but the growth was fueled by one-off factors that mean the goals set by President Vladimir Putin won't be achieved without an increase in household incomes, economists said.

World News

Trump paints picture of unity at prickly G7 summit

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he was getting along well with Western allies at a G7 summit in France, dismissing reports of rifts among leaders and declaring that they "respect" the trade war between Washington and Beijing.