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 Russia’s average mortgage rate to decline to 10%

The average interest rate on Russian mortgage loans is expected to fall to 10% by the end of the year from around 11% currently, CEO of the country’s second biggest lender VTB Bank, Andrei Kostin, said at a meeting …

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Turkish Airlines passenger dies on flight

A Dutch citizen died after suffering from a diabetic coma during a Turkish Airlines flight from Port Louis to Istanbul today. Ramduelarie Ramavadh, 68, had boarded a Turkish Airlines flight from the capital of Mauritius to Istanbul, in …

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U.S. Secretary of Defense to visit Turkey

U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis will visit Turkey within days, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said. The date of visit is yet unknown, Turkish …

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Dalai Lama: Russians are great nation

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama said Russians are a great nation, speaking with the Russian newspaper Kommersant in New Delhi after his first-ever joint conference with leading Russian neuroscientists and philosophers. …

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Chizhov: Brexit to bring EU independence

The European Union after Brexit will independently take decisions in the military-political sphere, Russia's Permanent Representative to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov said. According to him, many European leaders came to the …

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 Celik: Germany can't dictate EU policy

Turkey's EU minister Omer Celik said that German Chancellor Angela Merkel's comments about halting the expansion of a customs union between Ankara and the European Union harmed the credibility of the …

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Pentagon preparing military options against North Korea

The U.S. military’s top officer said that a military solution to the missile threat from North Korea would be 'horrific', but allowing the reclusive nation to develop the capability to launch a nuclear attack on the United States is …

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Gazprom increases exports to Turkey by 22%

Gazprom scaled up natural gas deliveries to prospective gas consumers of the Turkish Stream pipeline project from January 1 to August 15, 2017, the Russian gas holding said on Thursday. In particular, Russian natural gas deliveries are …

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Muslim Magomayev was born 75 years ago

The outstanding Azerbaijani and Russian opera and pop singer, composer, People's Artist of the USSR Muslim Magomayev would have marked his 75th birthday today. He achieved iconic status in Russia …

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 Saudi Arabia oil exports decline slightly in June

Saudi Arabia's crude oil exports in June fell slightly to 6.889 million barrels per day (bpd), 35,000 bpd lower than the May level, official data showed. OPEC's biggest producer also pumped 10.070 million bpd in June, up 190,000 …

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