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Russia may impose sanctions on US exports

Russia and Japan have warned they could retaliate against U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminium by imposing sanctions worth almost $1 billion combined, filings published by the World Trade Organization showed. Russia said the U.S. plan …

Kremlin: JCPOA depends on Iran's reaction to US demands

The Kremlin expects Tehran to evaluate the demands the US has laid out for a new nuclear deal, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, adding that Moscow believed it important to implement the Joint Comprehensive Plan …

Putin and Nazarbayev discuss co-op issues

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev discussed issues of bilateral cooperation in a phone talk today, the Kremlin's press service reported. "Vladimir Putin …

Russia passes law on counter-sanctions

Russia’s State Duma has passed the final third reading of a law on counter-sanctions against the US and other unfriendly states. The law stipulates that the Russian president may provide the government with the right to impose …

Russia's new government starts saving small business

After the release of Russian President Vladimir Putin's new May decree, the government will restart the support of small and medium-sized businesses. Russia's Ministry of Economic Development has already prepared its measures. It has …

Sberbank sells Denizbank to Emirates NBD

Emirates NBD has agreed to buy Turkish lender Denizbank for 14.6 billion liras ($3.19 billion) from Russia’s Sberbank. Emirates NBD said in January it had started initial strategic talks with Sberbank about a possible purchase of …

Drone shot down by Hmeymim's air defense system

An air defense system at Syria’s Hmeymim airbase has shot down a drone. No casualties or damages were reported, a spokesman for the base said. At dusk on May 21, the airbase’s radars spotted a small air target of …

Comeback of South Stream?

Bulgarian President Rumen Radev expressed hope for direct gas supplies from Russia to this country via the Black Sea. Speaking at the meeting with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, he called …