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Russia opposition leader shot dead in Moscow

Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin and Russia's involvement in the war in Ukraine, was shot dead steps from the Kremlin in central Moscow late on Friday. Nemtsov, 55, w

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US mulls extra sanctions on Russia over Ukraine: Kerry

The United States and its allies are discussing imposing more sanctions against Russia for undermining a European-brokered truce in eastern Ukraine, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday. Kerry made the comments as he

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Shelling halts in Donetsk as ceasefire ordered

Shelling stopped abruptly at midnight on Saturday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk after President Petro Poroshenko ordered government forces to halt firing in line with a ceasefire agreement aimed at ending the country's bloody conf

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Fighting rages in run-up to Ukraine ceasefire

Ukraine and Russian-backed rebels fought fiercely for control of a strategic railway junction on Friday despite a new peace deal brokered by Germany and France. A ceasefire is due to come into effect from Sunday under the agreemen

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Russia backs new Egyptian investment fund

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) will support the creation of an Egyptian investment fund as part of an agreement with the Egyptian Ministry of Investment to bolster cooperation between the two countries. The agreement wa

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Russian rebels massing to attack key Ukrainian towns

Pro-Russian separatists have intensified shelling of government forces on all front lines and appear to be amassing forces for new offensives on the key railway town of Debaltseve and the coastal city of Mariupol, Ukraine's military said on

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HFZA to take part in Russia, CIS market trade shows

Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA) is set to explore the Russian and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) markets by attending various meetings and trade shows during this year. Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, director of HFZA and Sh

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Sliding oil weighs on emerging stocks, currencies

Falling oil prices and a stronger dollar racked up the pressure on emerging equities and currencies on Monday, with Russia once again suffering most of the pain. Emerging market shares fell 0.2 per cent after oil prices slid by mo

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Oil demand to stay weak in H1 on Mideast, Russia

Global oil demand will ultimately react to lower prices, though it could stay weak in the first of the year as Middle East growth slows and Russia heads into recession, a report said. Models suggest a six-month lag and a limited r

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Iran says no US deal to ship uranium to Russia

Iran denied on Saturday that it had reached an agreement with the US to ship its surplus enriched uranium to Russia under new concessions aimed at clinching a comprehensive nuclear deal with six world powers. The Associated Press,

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