MOSCOW Russian grocery chain Magnit has made a $1.78 billion non-binding and indicative proposal to smaller competitor Lenta, topping a rival offer from Russian steel magnate Alexey Mordashov, Lenta said on Friday.
MOSCOW The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) said on Friday it would lift the ban on Russian Para athletes by March 15, but only under certain conditions.
MOSCOW Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accused Donald Trump of ordering neighboring Colombia's government to kill him, but said he was open to the possibility of talks with the U.S. leader and his own domestic foes.
Brüssel/Moskau/Caracas Nach den USA erhöhen auch andere westliche Staaten den Druck auf Venezuelas sozialistischen Präsidenten Nicolas Maduro.
Moskau/Caracas Die Staatskrise in Venezuela droht zu einem neuen Konflikt zwischen den USA und Russland zu werden.
MOSCOW Russia's media regulator said on Friday it had launched an investigation into the activities of British public broadcaster the BBC, a move it described as a response to pressure being put on a Russian TV channel in Britain.
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.