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No Gas Price Deal With Ukraine Yet – Kremlin
Russia and Ukraine have not yet agreed on ways to lower the price of Russian gas regardless of whether Ukraine joins the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday.
Red Wings Grounded, Aeroflot and VIM Avia Step In
A decision by Russia’s civil aviation watchdog to ground low-cost airline Red Wings took effect Monday, allowing two other companies, Aeroflot and VIM Avia, to take over the budget carrier’s flights.
Georgian Wines to Return to Russia by Spring
Georgian wine, which was banned by Russia in 2006, may return to the Russian market in spring, Georgian and Russian officials said on Monday after talks in Moscow.
Eurozone Not Improving Yet – Russian Economics Ministry
Rising economic sentiment indexes in the eurozone and the European Union are a positive sign, but it is too early to speak of an economic recovery there, Russia’s Economics Ministry said in a monitoring report on Monday.
China’s Suntech to Build $10 Mln Uzbek Solar Panel Factory
China’s Suntech Power Holdings Co. plans to establish a solar panel factory in Uzbekistan, according to data published by the republic’s economics ministry on Monday.
Georgian Delegation Heads to Moscow to Discuss Resuming Wine Exports
A Georgian delegation has left for Moscow to discuss resuming the supplies of Georgian wines and other products to the Russian market, the press office of the Georgian Agriculture Ministry said on Sunday.
Scandinavian Telecoms Boss Quits After Audit of Uzbek Deal
The CEO of Swedish-Finnish telecoms giant TeliaSonera, Lars Nyberg, stepped down Friday after the company received an independent audit report saying it should have been more careful in buying licenses in Uzbekistan in 2007, TeliaSonera said.
Kiev, Moscow Find Ways to Cut Russian Gas Price - Ambassador
Russia and Ukraine have found ways to lower the price of Russian gas regardless of whether Ukraine joins the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, Russia’s ambassador to Ukraine said Friday.
Main News of January 31
A roundup of what has happened in the past 24 hours
Aeroflot Boeing 777-300ER Grounded by Missing Certificate
Russia's largest airline, Aeroflot, has been forced to cancel the first commercial flights by its new Boeing 777-300ER airliners scheduled for Friday due to lack of a type certificate for the plane, Aeroflot said Thursday.
US ‘Deeply Concerned’ Over Russia Meat Ban
The United States is “deeply concerned” by Russia’s decision this week to ban US beef and pork imports containing the feed additive ractopamine, a move Washington believes could undermine bilateral ties, a spokeswoman for the White House’s chief trade adviser said Thursday.
Belarus Receives 4th Tranche of EurAsEC Bailout Loan
Belarus has received the fourth tranche of a bailout loan from the EurAsEC Anti-Crisis Fund, the Belarusian Finance Ministry said on Thursday.
Latvian Parliament Approves Euro Introduction Bill
Latvia's Sejm (parliament) has passed a bill on the introduction of the single European currency in a final reading, the parliament’s press office reported on Thursday.
Russia Must Tap Investment Potential – Putin
The Russian government must turn the country’s enormous investment potential into a real flow of foreign capital, President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.
New App Lets Users ‘Bang’ Facebook Friends
A controversial new sex app called “Bang With Friends” claims to facilitate sexual encounters with users and their Facebook friends without the embarrassment of rejection.
IBM Supercomputer Goes to College to Get Smarter
Tech giant IBM is hoping to make its supercomputer “Watson,” which has beaten top human contestants on the America television game show “Jeopardy!,” a bit more well-rounded, announcing on Wednesday that it is sending a version of the supercomputer to college to take math and English courses.
Ukraine Wants to Defer $390-Mln Debt to Russia
Ukraine does not have enough budget funds to pay its $390 million debt to Russia by the year-end and needs more time to comply with an earlier court ruling ordering it to do so, Justice Minister Oleksandr Lavrynovych said on Wednesday.
Pirelli Launches 2nd Tire Facility in Southwest Russia
Italian tire manufacturing giant has launched its second tire production line at its Voronezh facility in southwest Russia, the company said on Wednesday.
Kazakhstan Seeks Russia Oil Product Import Cut
Kazakhstan may slash its imports of oil products from Russia, following a row between the two Customs Union members over the details of a crude-for-fuel deal agreed last year, Kommersant business paper reported on Wednesday.
Russians’ Salaries To Double By 2030
MOSCOW, January 30 (RIA Novosti) - Russians’ salaries will at least double by 2030, according to a forecast of Russia’s long-term social and economic development until 2030 published by the Social and Economic Development Ministry on Tuesda
Poroshenko Thanks US for Sanctions Against Crimea: White House
UK Police Investigates Five Pedophile Rings Involving MPs: Reports
Police Killer Told Passers-by to Watch, Follow Him on Instagram: NYPD
Tenth Russian Humanitarian Aid Convoy Returns From Donbas: EMERCOM
WikiLeaks Releases Classified CIA Agents Tips on Infiltrating EU, Schengen
Stratfor: Ukraine Coup Plotted by US Over Russian Stance on Syria
Canada Imposes New Sanctions Against Russia: Prime Minister
Russia to Prepare Response to Recent US, Canada Sanctions: Foreign Ministry
Russia Reserves Adequate Response to Ukraine Freedom Support Act: Official
Russian Citizen Faces Death Penalty in Pakistan Without Evidence of Crime
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