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OPEC: Return to oil production cuts likely in 2019

A return to oil production cuts by Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies in 2019 cannot be ruled out, a senior OPEC source said on Wednesday to avert a possible supply glut that could weigh on prices.

Oil price rises to $73 a barrel

Oil rebounded to $73 a barrel on Wednesday after falling to its lowest since August, supported by a report that Russia and Saudi Arabia are discussing oil output cuts in 2019.

Syrian opposition insists President Assad resign to restore peace

The leader of the Syrian opposition’s negotiation team insisted on Friday that President Bashar al-Assad resign as a precondition for restoring peace in the war-torn country.
John Bolton, the United States' national security adviser has met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. Reuters

Vladimir Putin meets John Bolton amid nuclear treaty exit tensions

John Bolton, the United States' national security adviser has met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.
Sergei Ryabkov

Moscow: US withdrawal from nuclear arms deal ‘dangerous step’

Withdrawing from a Cold War-era nuclear weapons treaty with Russia as President Donald Trump has announced he plans to do is a dangerous step, Russia's deputy foreign minister warned on Sunday.
Hazrathon Dadahonov, one of the members of the so-called GTA gang, in court earlier this month - TASS

Four gangsters bag life sentences for murder

Russia on Thursday handed life sentences to four gangsters who brutally murdered 17 motorists using methods similar to those of the violent video game Grand Theft Auto.
Mi-8 Helicopter

18 killed as Russian helicopters collide midair

A Mi-8 helicopter has crashed in the north of Krasnoyarsk region, East Siberia, killing 18 people aboard, a source at the emergency services said.
Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov (C) walks along with supporters and activists of the country's left-wing parties and movements during a rally against the government's proposed reform hiking the pension age in Moscow on July 28, 2018. The draft law calls for the pension age to be gradually raised to 63 for women and 65 for men, up from the current Soviet-era norms of 55 for women and 60 for men. / AFP PHOTO / Vasily MAXIMOV

Thousands of Russians protest against pension age hike

Tens of thousands of Russians took part Saturday in rallies across the country organised by Communists to protest against highly controversial plans to hike the pension age.
Russia manager Stanislav Cherchesov

Stanislav Cherchesov: Russia ‘disappointed’ despite run to World Cup quarterfinals

Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov said his side was disappointed after exiting the World Cup at the quarterfinals despite having made the country's best run at the tournament.
Russia's Sergei Ignashevich

Russia’s Sergei Ignashevich announces retirement after World Cup exit

Russia's most-capped player, Sergei Ignashevich, has announced his retirement after the hosts were eliminated from the World Cup by Croatia.

Ukraine official denied access to hunger-striker in Russian jail

Kiev protested to Moscow on Friday after a Ukrainian rights official was barred from visiting hunger-striking filmmaker, Oleg Sentsov, in a Russian prison amid growing concerns for his life.

FIFA World Cup trophy returns to Moscow after global tour

The much-coveted FIFA World Cup Trophy returned to Moscow after travelling to more than 50 countries during its over nine-month global tour dedicated to the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which kicks off in Russia this month, TASS reports from the scene.

Kanu Nwankwo robbed of $11,000 at Russia airport

Former Arsenal striker Nwankwo Kanu had $11,000 (9,300 euros) stolen from his suitcase at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport on his way to playing in a friendly match organised by FIFA, TASS reported.

Visa outage over after transaction chaos across Europe

Payment systems giant Visa recovered on Saturday from a hardware issue that had left it struggling to process transactions at bars, shops and cash machines across Europe.

Moscow invites North Korea’s Kim to visit Russia

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, in Pyongyang, on Thursday, invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to visit Russia, Moscow said, during the first meeting between the head of the reclusive state and a Russian official.

North Korea’s Kim Yong-chol holds nuclear talks with Mike Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and high-ranking North Korean envoy Kim Yong-chol met in New York City to set the stage for an historic summit between their leaders on nuclear disarmament.

North Korea’s Kim Yong Chol in US for meeting with Mike Pompeo

North Korean former spy chief Kim Yong Chol has arrived in the US where he is expected to meet with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ahead of a much-anticipated planned US-North Korea summit.

Russian police arrest man who vandalised ‘Ivan the Terrible’ painting

Russian police on Saturday said they arrested a man for vandalising one of the best known works of 19th century painter Ilya Repin, depicting Ivan the Terrible killing his son, at a gallery in Moscow.

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