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A Special Relationship: US Will Never Replace Russia in India's Eyes

RIA Novosti - Sat, 12/26/2015 - 19:51
The results of the meeting between Vladimir Putin and Narendra Modi signify that Russia and India remain close and trusted strategic partners.








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Tehran Confirms Intention to Withdraw S-300 Lawsuit Against Moscow

RIA Novosti - Sat, 12/26/2015 - 19:12
Iran has confirmed its intention to withdraw the lawsuit over S-300 against Russia.








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Anti-Russian Sanctions Cost West Influence, Credibility, and $100 Billion

RIA Novosti - Sat, 12/26/2015 - 17:02
For nearly two years, independent journalists and analysts in the US and Europe have been saying that sanctions against Russia should be repealed. Now, surprisingly, even the hawkishly anti-Russian foreign policy journal Foreign Affairs has joined the chorus, a recent article suggesting that sanctions have been nothing but a costly mistake.








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Russia Could Produce Up to 200 Helicopter Engines in 2016 - Rostec

RIA Novosti - Sat, 12/26/2015 - 14:44
Rostec head said that Russia could increase overall production of its VK-2500 helicopter engine.








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Why Yatsenyuk's Bill of Sanctions Against Russia is Essentially Worthless

RIA Novosti - Sat, 12/26/2015 - 14:16
On Thursday, Ukraine's parliament gave Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk the go-ahead to introduce sanctions against Russia, in response to Moscow's suspension of a free trade zone between the two countries. What's behind the latest Ukrainian-Russian spat, and what impact will Kiev's sanctions have on Russia's economy, and Ukraine's own?








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Back to 2008: US Energy Bankruptcies Hit Crisis Level in Q4

RIA Novosti - Sat, 12/26/2015 - 14:07
The amount of involuntary bankruptcies in the US energy sector has reached its Great Recession level in the fourth quarter as larger oil companies aspire to erase the remaining effects the shale revolution has had on the business landscape in the recent years.








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Ruble Set to Rise as Russian Debt Securities Advance on Oil Rebound

RIA Novosti - Sat, 12/26/2015 - 12:18
Russia’s ruble posted a weekly gain against the dollar amidst the nation’s improving investment appeal as oil prices rebounded due to the dollar’s sudden weakness during the outgoing week.








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Germany to Invest 2Bln Euro in Russian Railways

RIA Novosti - Sat, 12/26/2015 - 00:32
Germany is seeking economic cooperation with Russia, offering 2 billion euro to participate in the construction of a Moscow-Kazan high speed-railway, the Russian Railways reported Friday.








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China Formally Establishes Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

RIA Novosti - Fri, 12/25/2015 - 18:28
The Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will become fully operational after its board of directors and executive council meet at an opening ceremony scheduled for January 16-18.








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US Federal Reserve's Tougher Policy Could Further Decrease Oil Prices

RIA Novosti - Fri, 12/25/2015 - 15:51
If the US Federal Service implements a tougher policy, it may contribute to a further decline in oil prices, Russia's Sberbank CEO German Gref said on Friday.








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Gazprom Neft Plans First Oil Well Prospecting in Iraqi Kurdistan in 2016

RIA Novosti - Fri, 12/25/2015 - 15:47
Gazprom Neft Middle East CEO Mikhail Kholodov said that the first exploration well will be drilled in Halabja, a city in Iraqi Kurdistan on the Iranian border. in 2016 by Russia’s energy giant Gazprom Neft.








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Qatar, Russia Confirm Readiness to Support Each Other on Gas Market

RIA Novosti - Fri, 12/25/2015 - 13:27
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar said that Russia and Qatar confirm readiness to support each other on the gas market.








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Russian Oil Giant Rosneft to Cooperate With Two Indian Energy Companies

RIA Novosti - Fri, 12/25/2015 - 12:47
Rosneft, Oil India Limited and Indian Oil Corporation Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation for geologic survey, exploration and production of hydrocarbons onshore the Russian Federation, according to official statement of Russian company.








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Gazprom to Remain Financially Stable Amid Further Oil Price Drop

RIA Novosti - Fri, 12/25/2015 - 11:11
Gazprom remains stable even despite the drop on oil prices, the deputy head of the company said.








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Russia Approves Law Suspending Free Trade Zone Agreement With Ukraine

RIA Novosti - Fri, 12/25/2015 - 10:54
Russia’s Federation Council on Friday approved a law on Friday that suspends the free trade zone agreement with Ukraine beginning January 1, 2016.








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Russia's Oil Giant LUKoil to Sell Baltic Assets Amid Anti-Russian Sentiment

RIA Novosti - Fri, 12/25/2015 - 00:15
LUKoil, Russia's second largest oil company, has decided to sell its remaining Lithuanian and Latvian assets, LUKoil's President Vagit Alekperov said Thursday.








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Japan Expects $113Bln Windfall From US-Led TPP Trade Pact

RIA Novosti - Thu, 12/24/2015 - 16:49
Japan’s gross domestic product (GDP) stands to gain 13.6-trillion-yen ($113 billion) from the implementation of the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), local media cited figures provided by the Japanese government Thursday.








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Ukrainian Cabinet Plans to Impose 'Responsive Measures' Against Russia

RIA Novosti - Thu, 12/24/2015 - 11:54
Ukraine intends to impose sanctions on Russia over the recent food embargo, Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Thursday.








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2016 to Become the Year of Bitcoin, Traders Predict

RIA Novosti - Thu, 12/24/2015 - 04:22
2015 was a successful year for bitcoin, with a record amount of investment and an increasing acceptance by leading financial institutions. 2016 is predicted to be an even more fruitful year for the cryptocurrency.








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Obama Cuts Tariffs on 54 Goods in Free Trade Agreement - White House

RIA Novosti - Thu, 12/24/2015 - 02:23
US President Barack Obama ordered tariffs to be reduced on dozens of items in a free trade agreement endorsed in September by 21 economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, the White House announced in a presidential proclamation.








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