MOSCOW Taliban officials attended a diplomatic conference in Russia for the first time on Friday, but reaffirmed their stance that they would only hold direct talks on Afghanistan's future with the United States, not with the Kabul government.
MOSCOW Russia opened an investigation into suspected terrorism after a 17-year-old youth blew himself up on Wednesday in the lobby of an office belonging to Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) in the north of the country.
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MOSCOW, Oct 26 The Russian central bank kept its
key interest rate unchanged at 7.5 percent on Friday but said it
would study whether rate rises are needed to address risks to
its inflation target and to financial stability.
MOSCOW Two astronauts who survived the mid-air failure of a Russian rocket will fly again and are provisionally set to travel to the International Space Station (ISS) in spring of next year, the head of Russia's space agency said on Friday.
MOSCOW Russia's pork industry is being hampered by African Swine Fever (ASF) as outbreaks of the virus are preventing producers from exporting more to lucrative Asian markets and leaving them with falling prices at home, industry experts say.
WASHINGTON/MOSCOW, Sept 9 U.S. Energy Secretary
Rick Perry will meet counterparts from Saudi Arabia and Russia
starting on Monday, sources familiar with the matter said, as
the Trump administration encourages oil-producing countries to
keep output up two months before it is due to renew sanctions on
Iran's crude exports.
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KIEV/MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko discussed a possible exchange of prisoners during a telephone call on Saturday.
MOSCOW Russian private health clinic operator European Medical Centre (EMC) is preparing for a possible initial public offering to tap investor demand for recession-proof healthcare stocks, its chief executive told Reuters.