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Oil Wars: How Kremlin’s $13 Bln Indian Deal Almost Fell Apart

By Dmitry Zhdannikov, Nidhi Verma and Katya Golubkova LONDON/NEW DELHI/MOSCOW, Nov 16 – A multi-billion-dollar Russian deal to buy Indian refiner Essar was nearly sunk at the eleventh hour by a rival bid from Saudi Arabia as the two oil superpowers vie for supremacy across the world. The deal between Essar and a consortium led

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Ghost Soldiers: the Russians Secretly Dying for the Kremlin in Syria

By Maria Tsvetkova and Anton Zverev TOGLIATTI, Russia, Nov 3  – The start of this year proved deadly for one unit of about 100 Russian fighters supporting President Bashar al-Assad’s troops in northern Syria. On Feb. 3, 38-year-old Maxim Kolganov was killed in a firefight with rebels near Aleppo when a bullet pierced his body

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Trump Raises Specter of Crisis if Clinton Wins the White House

By Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton GRAND RAPIDS, Mich./KENT, Ohio, November 1 – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called Democratic rival Hillary Clinton a threat to the country on Monday, saying that if she is elected a probe into her emails could shadow her entire term in office, as the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll showed Clinton’s

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Kremlin says Worried That Terrorists Regrouping in Syria

MOSCOW, Sept 26 – The Kremlin said on Monday it was gravely concerned by the situation in Syria where it said terrorists were using a ceasefire to regroup and wage offensives against government troops. “The Kremlin views the situation as extremely complicated,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a conference call with reporters. “We are chiefly

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Kremlin: U.S. Covering Up Election Intrigue by Demonising Russia

MOSCOW, Aug 1 – The Kremlin said on Monday that U.S. allegations Moscow was behind the hacking of Democratic Party emails were part of a cover-up designed to hide the fact that the U.S. election campaign had been manipulated by domestic forces. U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Sunday Russian intelligence services had

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Turkey Mends Fences with Israel, Russia in Foreign Policy Reset

By Nick Tattersall, Jack Stubbs and Jeffrey Heller ISTANBUL/MOSCOW/JERUSALEM, June 27 – Turkey announced the restoration of diplomatic ties with Israel on Monday after a six-year rupture and expressed regret to Russia over the downing of a warplane, seeking to mend strained alliances and ease a sense of isolation on the world stage. The deal

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Kremlin Says Turkey Apologized to Putin Over Plane Incident

MOSCOW, June 27 – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has written to Russian leader Vladimir Putin to apologize over the shooting down of a Russian air force jet by Turkey’s military, the Kremlin said on Monday. After the Russian jet was shot down in November last year near the Syrian-Turkish border, Russia imposed trade restrictions on

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Russia Secures Energy Deals, Talks Security With China as Putin Visits

By Denis Dyomkin BEIJING, June 25 – Russia and China sealed a raft of energy deals during President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Beijing on Saturday, strengthening economic ties while pledging to preserve the strategic balance of power among nations. The deals involve the sale of stakes in a number of Russian projects to Chinese firms,

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Russia: Razz Putin

Political satire is thriving in Russia because many Russians aren’t BY Marc Bennetts Russian President Vladimir Putin’s annual “direct line” conversation with the nation was still going strong when the joking began on social media. “Question: ‘Everyone has had to make cuts to their household budgets recently. What have you cut spending on?’ Putin: ‘On

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