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Feb 26 2017

Treason charges against Russian cyber experts linked to seven-year-old accusations

MOSCOW Treason charges brought in December against two Russian state security officers and a cyber-security expert in Moscow relate to allegations made by a Russian businessman seven years ago, according to the businessman and a source connected with the investigation.

Feb 21 2017

Russia's U.N. envoy Churkin dies suddenly in New York

(This story corrects in sixth paragraph that Churkin was taken to a hospital from the Russian mission, not the Russian embassy.) | Video

Feb 19 2017

Ford sees big Russia gamble vindicated as sales finally turn corner

MOSCOW Ford has become the first major foreign carmaker in Russia to see sales grow after three bad years, potentially vindicating its decision to double down on a notoriously volatile market when rivals decided to cut and run.

Feb 15 2017

Russia's MMK lifts dividend payments on lower debt, margin boost

MOSCOW, Feb 15 MMK, one of Russia's largest steel makers, plans to lift its dividend payment for the second half of 2016 to 60 percent of free cash flow, rewarding shareholders for the company's improved margins and lower debt burden.

Feb 08 2017

Cyber expert's arrest silences Russian contacts of some Western crime fighters

SAN FRANCISCO/MOSCOW Russian cyber-security experts have scaled back cooperation with Western contacts after one of their number was arrested in Moscow on treason charges, making it harder to fight global online crime, U.S. law-enforcement and industry sources say.

Feb 08 2017

Cyber expert's arrest silences Russian contacts of some Western crime fighters

Russian cyber-security experts have scaled back cooperation with Western contacts after one of their number was arrested in Moscow on treason charges, making it harder to fight global online crime, U.S. law-enforcement and industry sources say.

Feb 08 2017

Putin meets Volkswagen CEO, offers help in Russia

MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin met Volkswagen Chief Executive Matthias Mueller in Moscow on Wednesday and said he was ready to help the German car giant develop its business in Russia at a time of sliding sales and weak demand.

Jan 27 2017

Prospects brighten for Russian steelmakers as economy improves

MOSCOW Russia's biggest steelmakers are expecting 2017 to be a better year for the industry as the national economy improves, thanks to firmer oil prices, and higher steel prices support profits.

Jan 16 2017

Sanctions, tight margins sap appetite for rail link to 'Putin's bridge'

MOSCOW An ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin has been asked to step in to build a railway link between Russia and annexed Crimea after low margins and the risk of Western sanctions put off other builders, industry sources told Reuters on Monday.

Jan 05 2017

France's far-right FN scrambles for election funding

PARIS/MOSCOW, Jan 5 France's far-right National Front says it is scrambling to find funding to fight its 2017 presidential election campaign, accusing French banks of playing politics by refusing to lend cash.

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