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Russia resubmits claim for energy-rich Arctic shelf

MOSCOW – Russia said on Tuesday it has resubmitted a claim to the United Nations for some 1.2 million square km of the Arctic shelf, a drive to secure more of the mineral-rich region where other countries have rival territorial interests. The Russian economy is overwhelmingly reliant on natural resources and the Arctic’s estimated huge oil and gas reserves are ...

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Putin, Erdogan meet, discuss gas pipeline

MOSCOW — The presidents of Russia and Turkey have met and discussed a proposal for a pipeline that would carry natural gas from Russia to Turkey. Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Saturday in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, on the sidelines of the European games, Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Russian news agencies. Peskov gave no specifics of ...

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Russia silent on when Iran oil-for-goods deal starts

GELENDZHIK, Russia – Russian officials said on Monday it was too soon to say when an oil-for-goods deal with Iran would start, contradicting a report that Moscow had already begun delivering grain under such an arrangement. The deal could help Moscow, which faces Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, strengthen its foothold in Iran. But an agreement between Tehran and ...

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Russia says Ukraine debt repayment law amounts to default

MOSCOW – Russia on Wednesday demanded the timely repayment of all debts owed to it by Ukraine and accused Kiev of effectively preparing the way for default with a new law. It threatened to take the issue to international courts if necessary. The law, approved by Ukraine’s parliament on Tuesday, gives the government the right to miss payments to its ...

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Russia urges EU to support gas pipeline crossing Turkey

BELGRADE, Serbia — Russia’s foreign minister has urged the European Union to support the idea of a Moscow-backed pipeline that would bring natural gas across the Black Sea to Turkey and the rest of Europe. Sergei Lavrov said Friday the pipeline — which could include Greece, Macedonia, Serbia and Hungary — would bring “energy stability” to Europe. Greece’s left-wing government ...

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Sanction-hit Russian economy shrinks in first quarter

MOSCOW – The Russian economy contracted by 1.9 percent in the first quarter year-on-year, the statistics service said on Friday, hit by sanctions and falling energy prices. The reading was broadly in line with estimates given by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and officials from the Economy Ministry over the past month, although some analysts said the figure was better than ...

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