Iran is conducting talks with Russia about sales of heavy water, Russia's RIA news agency quoted an Iranian foreign ministry official as saying on Monday.
Heavy water is a component of making nuclear weapons and nuclear energy
US President Barack Obama said on Sunday he would do whatever he could to advance a controversial trade deal with the European Union in his last eight months in office, but warned that time was running short.
Obama has pushed to c
Russia beat Saudi Arabia as China's top crude oil supplier in March, a follow-on to taking the No 1 spot in four months of 2015, customs data showed, due to strong purchases from the Chinese independent refineries known as "teapots&qu
Russia said on Wednesday it was prepared to push oil production to new historic highs, just days after a global deal to freeze output levels collapsed and Saudi Arabia threatened to flood markets with more crude.
Opec member Venez
Russia's oil minister Alexander Novak said on Sunday the country was not closing the door on a global deal to freeze output levels although he was disappointed that no decision had been taken.
A deal to freeze oil output by Op
Top oil producers Russia and Saudi Arabia have agreed to freeze output ahead of a much-anticipated producers meeting in Doha, Qatar, on Sunday, an Interfax news agency report said.
Russia's Interfax quoted a diplomatic source in Doh
Three men attacked a rural police station in southern Russia on Monday including at least one suicide bomber, the Interior Ministry said, saying police in the affected area had been put on a high state of alert.
The attack took pl
Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq are netting between $150 million and $200 million a year from illicit trade in plundered antiquities, Russia's ambassador to the United Nations said in a letter released on Wednesday.
Russia believes an oil price at $45-$50 per barrel is acceptable for the global oil market to balance, as it prepares to meet leading oil producers in Doha later this month, sources familiar with Russian plans said on Wednesday.