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Rosneft to buy 30pc stake in Norway firm

Russia's top crude oil producer Rosneft will sell drilling rigs to Norway's North Atlantic Drilling (NADL) in return for shares in the firm, going ahead with an earlier agreed deal despite sanctions over Ukraine. Rosneft a

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Russia may ban car imports if hit with new sanctions

Russia may tighten retaliatory sanctions against Western nations to include a ban on imports of cars, if the United States and the European Union impose additional sanctions on Moscow, daily newspaper Vedomosti reported on Monday.

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Bahrain buys new advanced anti-tank missile system

Bahrain has reportedly become the first country in the world to buy a new advanced anti-tank missile system from Russia. An executive from weapons exporter Rosbornexport told the state-owned Information Telegraph Agency of Russia yester

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Russia bans US food, EU fruit and vegetables

Russia will ban all imports of food from the US and all fruit and vegetables from Europe, the state news agency reported on Wednesday, a sweeping response to Western sanctions imposed over its support for rebels in Ukraine. The me

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Moscow fights back after new US, EU sanctions

Russia fought back on Wednesday over new US and EU sanctions imposed over Ukraine even as G7 leaders warned of further steps, while Ukraine's government accused pro-Russian rebels of placing land mines near the site of a crashed Malaysian ai

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Ukraine hails US, EU sanctions on Russia

Ukraine's foreign minister welcomed US and European sanctions on Russia announced on Tuesday and pledged Kiev would not attack cities now controlled by pro-Russian separatists in its drive to re-establish control over its territory.

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EU to impose economic sanctions on Russia

European Union governments reached a deal on Tuesday to impose economic sanctions against Russia, targeting its oil industry, defence, dual-use goods and sensitive technologies, diplomats said. The sanctions will be reviewed after

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Russia ordered to pay $50bn in Yukos case

The Hague's arbitration court ruled on Monday that Russia must pay a group of shareholders in defunct oil giant Yukos around $50 billion for expropriating its assets, a big hit for a country teetering on the brink of recession.

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Russia missile likely downed MH17: UK

Britain accused Russia on Saturday of making false claims about the Malaysian airliner that crashed in eastern Ukraine and said it was "highly likely" it was brought down by a Russian-supplied missile fired from a Russian-backed separa

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Russia missile likely downed MH17: UK

Britain accused Russia on Saturday of making false claims about the Malaysian airliner that crashed in eastern Ukraine and said it was "highly likely" it was brought down by a Russian-supplied missile fired from a Russian-backed separa

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