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UK blocks Russian oligarchs' deal to buy North Sea fields

Mar 01, 2015

UK blocks Russian oligarchs' deal to buy North Sea fields

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has blocked a deal by Russian billionaires, Mikhail Fridman and German Khan, to buy 12 oil and gas fields in the North Sea as part of their acquisition of Germany's oil firm DEA from RWE, citing possible sanctions against Russia. "If the proposed acquisition were to proceed in its current form, he (Energy Secretary Ed Davey) would be minded to require the companies to arrange for a further sale to a suitable third party," the Department of Energy said in a statement on Saturday. #Economy #facebook #United States #India #China #France #Investment #Russia #Latin America #Entertainment #Mexico #british
Egypt court sentences top Brotherhood leader to life

Feb 28, 2015

Egypt court sentences top Brotherhood leader to life

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court sentenced the Muslim Brotherhood's top leader Mohamed Badie to life in prison on Saturday while other members received the death penalty, as part of a sustained crackdown by authorities on Islamists. #Business #Economy #facebook #United States #China #Brazil #Russia #markets #Latin America
Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew still in intensive care, health improves slightly

Feb 28, 2015

Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew still in intensive care, health improves slightly

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The health condition of Singapore's first prime minister and the man widely credited with the city-state's economic success, Lee Kuan Yew, has improved slightly though he remains on mechanical ventilation, the prime minister's office said on Saturday. #Business #facebook #United States #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #Investment #Russia #markets #Mexico #opinion
Russian opposition mourns murdered leader Nemtsov

Feb 28, 2015

Russian opposition mourns murdered leader Nemtsov

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Thousands of stunned Russians laid flowers and lit candles on Saturday on the bridge where opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was shot dead near the Kremlin, a murder that showed the risks of speaking out against President Vladimir Putin. #United States #Technology #France #Russia #markets #President #Latin America #Entertainment #Mexico
Boris Nemtsov's killing maybe provocation against state, say Russian investigators

Feb 28, 2015

Boris Nemtsov's killing maybe provocation against state, say Russian investigators

Russia's top investigative body said Saturday it is looking into several possible motives for the killing of prominent opposition figure Boris Nemtsov, including an attempt to destabilise the state. #NewsTracker #Russia #Boris Nemtsov #Boris Nemtsov killing #russia opposition leader

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How power relationships among nations shaped the Ukraine crisis

Mar 04, 2014

How power relationships among nations shaped the Ukraine crisis

Editor's note: This is a reader we received on the piece 'Another Cold War? India cant ignore Crimea crisis in Ukraine'. As per Firstpost policy, the comment has been lightly edited for spellings and grammar. #India #China #Barack Obama #Syria #Russia #ConnectTheDots #Cold War #LetterstoFP #Vladimir Putin #Ukraine #US-Russia ties #Crimea
Defence projects, n-plants India's new envoy to Russia has a huge task ahead

Jan 13, 2014

Defence projects, n-plants India's new envoy to Russia has a huge task ahead

Indian officials believe Raghavan is an old Russia/Soviet Union hand and should be able to smoothen rough edges in the Indo-Russian defence relationship. #India #Russia #Ministry of External Affairs #Kudankulam #BrahMos #Moscow #IFS #Indo-Russian relations