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Kiev asks G7 to pay for Russian gas

According to sources close to the negotiations between Ukraine and the countries of G7, a request for the G7 to pay for Russian gas was announced at one of the meetings. "There was a meeting of the G7. The Minister of Finance of …

Hiroshima to host G7 foreign minister talks

Hiroshima will host G7 foreign ministerial talks next year, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, Fumio Kishida, and Japan's Deputy Prime Minister, Taro Aso, said. "Hiroshima is a city befitting as a location to pronounce …

US approves extension of anti-Russian sanctions

Spokesman of the US State Department John Kirby said today that Washington approved the extension of anti-Russian sanctions until January 31, 2016, by the EU, Interfax reports. White House Spokeman Josh Earnest noted that the EU

Prospects of the ruble

As of 8.10pm at the Moscow Exchange, the dollar rate was fixed at 56.25 rubles, the euro at 63.34 rubles. Alexander Arshavsky, an associate professor of the RANEPA M.A. Limitovsky Chair of Corporate Finances, Investment Projecting and Assessment, said that the demand for currency had risen due to the need to pay for corporate sector external debt, oil prices had fallen. In his opinion, no additional demand for currency will be seen due to the dropping tourism flows.

Putin's spokesman says G8 cannot solve world problems

Russian President Vladimir Putin's Spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said that neither the G7 nor the G8 could solve the world's problems effectively. In his words, Putin was cooperating in more productive formats, RIA Novosti reports.

Obama has no political solution to anti-Russian sanctions

US President Barack Obama said at a press conference after the G7 summit in Germany that sanctions had no political solution, their extension was a matter of technical debates, RIA Novosti reports.Obama expressed commitment to supporting Ukraine and fulfilling the Minsk Agreements.

G7 can turn into G12 or G14

Helmut Schmidt, the former German Chancellor, has proposed adding several countries to the current summit of the G7. 

G7 wants Russia back

All the participants of the G7 summit, which opens today in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, would prefer to see Russia at the table of the forum of the 'Seven', but it will not happen as long as Russia continues to "act aggressively against Ukraine or other countries," the chairman of the European Council, Donald Tusk, said today at a press conference before the start of the summit.

Ban Ki-moon to start Central Asia tour

The official representative of the UN Secretary General, Stephane Dujarric, said that Ban Ki-moon will take part in the G7 summit in Germany, after which he will start his tour of Central Asia countries.