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Kremlin, after summit, says no offensive planned in Syria's Idlib

Feb 14 2019

SOCHI/MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia, Turkey and Iran had agreed to take unspecified extra steps to clear Syria's Idlib region of what he called "a hotbed of terrorists," but the Kremlin said there would be no military operation there.

Exclusive: Venezuela's Maduro seeks OPEC help against U.S. sanctions - letter

Feb 11 2019

MOSCOW/LONDON Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro has sought OPEC support against U.S. sanctions imposed on his country's oil industry, citing their impact on oil prices and potential risks for other members of the producer group.

Gazprom seeks bigger gas market share in Europe after bumper exports

Feb 06 2019

VIENNA Russia's Gazprom is looking to gain an even larger gas market share in Europe following record-high 2018 exports, expecting a decline in Europe's gas output combined with rising demand, a senior manager at the company said.

Rosneft upbeat on Venezuela, sees oil output rising in 2019

Feb 05 2019

MOSCOW Russia's largest oil producer Rosneft said on Tuesday the political upheaval in Venezuela was only temporary, while the country had cut its debt, and expected its own total oil output to grow in 2019.

Russia suspends nuclear arms treaty after U.S. says to pull out

Feb 02 2019

MOSCOW Russia has suspended the Cold War-era Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday, after the United States announced it would withdraw from the arms control pact, accusing Moscow of violations. | Video

Russian oil output down in January, misses global deal target

Feb 02 2019

MOSCOW Russian oil output declined to 11.38 million barrels per day (bpd) in January, or by around 35,000 bpd from the October 2018 level, the baseline for the global oil accord, missing the deal's target, Energy Ministry data showed on Saturday.

NATO, Russia fail to agree over missile breach, U.S. to quit treaty

Jan 25 2019

BRUSSELS/MOSCOW NATO and Russia failed on Friday to resolve a dispute over a new Russian missile that Western allies say is a threat to Europe, bringing closer Washington's withdrawal from a landmark arms control treaty.

Russia says any deal to end land row with Japan needs public support

Jan 22 2019

MOSCOW Any deal to end a territorial row with Japan needs public backing, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday after meeting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, giving a nod to widespread Russian opposition to ceding territory to Japan.

Russian oil output reaches record high in 2018

Jan 02 2019

MOSCOW Russian oil production rose to a post-Soviet record high of 11.16 million barrels per day (bpd) last year on an annual average basis, data from its energy ministry showed on Wednesday.

Putin tells Trump that Moscow is open for dialogue

Dec 31 2018

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin told his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump in a New Year letter on Sunday that Moscow was ready for dialogue on a "wide-ranging agenda", the Kremlin said following a series of failed attempts to hold a new summit. | Video

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