Mar 22, 2013 02:13 EDT
Russian President Vladimir Putin and China's new leader Xi Jinping are to hold landmark talks Friday in the hope of further cementing the two countries' partnership with a range of strategic agreements.
Mar 21, 2013 22:49 EDT
Russia's President Vladimir Putin and China's new leader Xi Jinping are to hold landmark talks on Friday in the hope of further cementing the two countries' partnership with a range of economic and strategic agreements.
Mar 21, 2013 11:38 EDT
Russian state oil giant Rosneft announced Thursday the creation of the world's top listed oil firm as it sealed a $56-billion acquisition of the British and local stakes in the lucrative but strife-torn joint venture TNK-BP .
Mar 21, 2013 10:51 EDT
Top Russian artist, Vladislav Mamyshev-Monroe, who painstakingly transformed himself to resemble Adolf Hitler, Marilyn Monroe and Vladimir Putin for avant-garde photo performances, has died at 43, Russian news agencies reported Thursday.
Mar 21, 2013 09:14 EDT
Russia's state oil giant Rosneft on Thursday announced the creation of the world's largest listed oil company as it completed a $56-billion acquisition of the British and Russian stakes in the joint venture TNK-BP.
Mar 21, 2013 07:00 EDT
Cyprus was on Thursday fine-tuning a "Plan B" aimed at securing a eurozone bailout that the European Central Bank warned should be adopted by the weekend to avoid a banking meltdown on the debt-hit island.
Mar 20, 2013 16:11 EDT
Cyprus ordered banks to stay shut for another five days as ministers scrambled Wednesday to draw up a Plan B aimed at securing a bailout after parliament rejected a controversial tax on savings.
Mar 20, 2013 14:52 EDT
Cyprus on Tuesday ordered banks to stay shut for another five days as ministers scrambled to draw up a Plan B aimed at securing a bailout after parliament rejected a controversial tax on savings.
Mar 20, 2013 13:48 EDT
Debt-hit Cyprus scrambled on Wednesday to draw up a Plan B to secure an EU bailout after MPs rejected an unprecedented bank deposit levy, while also seeking to limit the amount of money leaving the island.
Mar 20, 2013 08:55 EDT
Debt-hit Cyprus was scrambling Wednesday to secure funding for its banks after lawmakers rejected the terms of an EU bailout deal, soliciting Russia, the church and state institutions for cash.
Mar 20, 2013 03:52 EDT
The US and UN were attempting to verify claims and counterclaims by Syrian troops and insurgents that chemical weapons were used for the first time in the two-year conflict.
Mar 19, 2013 16:34 EDT
Troops and insurgents Tuesday accused each other of using chemical weapons for the first time in Syria's two-year conflict, as the newly elected rebel premier ruled out dialogue with the regime.
Mar 19, 2013 14:23 EDT
The United States said Tuesday it had seen "no evidence" that Syrian rebels have used chemical weapons and warned it would be "totally unacceptable" for the regime in Damascus to use such arms.
Mar 19, 2013 12:04 EDT
Cyprus turned to Russia on Tuesday as President Nicos Anastasiades battled to garner support from lawmakers for a controversial eurozone bailout deal that the central bank warned was in danger of collapse.
Mar 19, 2013 09:51 EDT
Cyprus Finance Minister Michalis Sarris was headed to Moscow Tuesday to seek an extension to an existing Russian loan, a top official said, as the debt-hit island battles to stave off bankruptcy.
Mar 19, 2013 06:28 EDT
Cyprus Finance Minister Michalis Sarris was heading to Moscow on Tuesday amid an explosion of anger in Russia at a EU bailout deal for the island that could see Russian investors lose billions of euros.
Mar 19, 2013 06:15 EDT
A revised Cyprus bailout plan drops a controversial tax on bank savings below 20,000 euros but retains the levy at 6.75 percent on deposits of 20,000-100,000 euros and 9.9 percent above 100,000, according to an amended tax bill seen Tuesday by AFP.
Mar 19, 2013 06:06 EDT
Russian investigators on Tuesday dropped their investigation into the 2009 death in jail of a whistleblowing attorney whose case led to a crisis in relations between Russia and the United States.
Mar 19, 2013 04:45 EDT
The US adoptive parents of a Russian boy will not be criminally charged over his death, a Texas official said, after the three-year-old's demise was deemed accidental.
Mar 19, 2013 02:02 EDT
The eurozone has told debt-hit Cyprus to revise a controversial levy on bank deposits to allow small savers to escape the tax, part of a larger bailout deal, amid a public outcry and fears of a bank run.