Oil prices surged to their highest in a year on Monday, after the Russian president said his country would support OPEC's push to limit production. But now the country’s largest oil company has dashed hopes, by saying it won’t cut its output
One of Russia's highest-profile court cases in decades has come to an end. Former Economics Minister Alexei Ulyukayev was found guilty of extorting a bribe in a trial hitting at the heart of power in the country.
Former government minister Alexei Ulyukayev is accused of taking a $2 million bribe from close Putin ally Igor Sechin. But Sechin has refused to appear in court for cross-examination by defense attornies.
A timeless ritual in Moscow that is broadcast across the nation: The annual press conference of the Russian president. The spectacle says as much about Russian journalists as it does about Putin, Miodrag Soric says.
The UN's top mediator has urged the Russian president to push Damascus to accept new elections. Staffan de Mistura warned that time is ticking and failure to move forward on peace talks risks the country's future.
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